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Columns in EGU Today

From Dick van der Wateren and the editors of EGU Today

We have recently seen the worst attack on science in ages. The hacking incident at the University of East Anglia set off a worldwide scandal, with climate scientists being accused of fraud and sceptics having a field day. Despite the complete and explicit rehabilitation of Phil Jones et al., the impression remains that scientists are dilly-dallying frauds. Clearly, scientists are vulnerable to attacks by laymen oblivious to scientific truth.
The aftermath is worrying. If we are sceptical about the causes and extent of global warming – “Science is simply organised scepticism.” (the Observer’s Robin McKie) – tampering with the atmosphere is risky business. These worries have led us to invite five people to write a daily column for EGU Today “Science under Fire”. We invite you to join the discussion on the blog and Twitter pages @DickEGUPress and @egu2010.
Hope to meet you in blogosphere.
The editors of EGU Today
Anne Martens, Andrew Gilman, Armand van Wijck and Dick van der Wateren

Webstreaming at EGU GA 2010

Several events at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly are being webstreamed this year. There is a dedicated Webstream Site. The full list of events being streamed is available at the EGU 2010 website.

All press conferences will be streamed. Please visit the EGU Media Portal for further schedule information. Both Great Debates in Geosciences are being webstreamed along with the Union Award Presentations and Medal Lectures.

By Jennifer Holden

Major Events at EGU GA 2010: Great Debates and Townhall Meetings

Continuing the theme of major events at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010:

Two Great Debates
Tuesday [Room D, 12:15–13:15]: GDG2 To what extent do humans impact the Earth’s climate?
Thursday [Room D, 15:30–17:15]: GDG1 Getting real about energy

Seven Townhall Meetings (everyone welcome!):

Monday [Room D, 15:30-17:10]: TM0 Women in Geosciences and ‘What can EGU do for Women Geoscientists?’
Monday [Room 1, 19:00–20:00] TM7 Joint ERICON -SIOS – EMSO Townhall Meeting

Tuesday [Room D, 17:30-19:00] TM1 An International Geoscience Initiative
Tuesday [Room 6, 19:00–20:00] TM2 Implementing the INSPIRE European Directive: a geoscience perspective
Tuesday [Room 1, 19:00–20:00] TM5 Joint IODP ICDP Townhall Meeting

Wednesday [Rm 34, 19:00-20:00] TM4 Hydrology Education in a Changing World

Thursday [Rm 1, 17:30–19:00] TM6 Interactive Open Access Publishing
Thursday [Rm 15, 19:00–20:00] TM3 The European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES) Strategy and Resource Centre

By Jennifer Holden

Major Events at EGU 2010: Union Sessions

There are six union sessions at this year’s General Assembly:

Monday [Room D, 13:30–15:00]: US2 Large Infrastructures in the Geosciences

Tuesday [Room D, 13:15–15:00]: US5 Early Earth and early biosphere

Wednesday [Room D, 13:30–20:00]: US1 Union Award Presentations and Medal Lectures

Thursday [Room D, 13:30–15:15]: US4 History, culture, art and religion in the geosciences

Friday [Room D, 17:30–18:30]: US6 EGU Keynote Closing Lecture given by Jan Smit on Chicxulub impact

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: US7 Eyjafjallajökull – eruption, plume, and consequences Oral Presentations: Tuesday and Thursday: Room 36, 18:30–20:00; Posters: Wednesday 17:30-19:00.

By Jennifer Holden