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Lost in Translation: Closing the Gap between Climate Science and Climate Policy

Sep 30, 2009
4:00pm to 7:00pm

While scientists are making great strides in climate change data collection and analysis, this improved science doesn’t always inform national policy or the public debate, and data and advanced modeling results are not always conveyed in formats that are useful to decision makers. The goal of the event was to better understand the nature of this problem and the needs and capabilities of both communities, and to discuss solutions for improving future collaboration on climate change.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland, College Park hosted Lost in Translation: Navigating the Gap between Climate Science and Policy. This community event brought together approximately 50 leaders from the science community and policy makers who use climate science in their work.


Sharon Burke
Center for a New American Security

Dr. Jay Gulledge
Center for a New American Security
Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Dr. Anthony Janetos

University of Maryland

Dr. Antonio Busalacchi
University of Maryland

Dr. Elizabeth Malone
University of Maryland