Agi Government Affairs Special Update
This update was originally sent out as an e-mail message to AGI's member societies.
*** President Bush's Earth Science Week 2003 Message ***
The following presidential message was released by the White House in
recognition of Earth Science Week 2003, which extends from October 12th
to 18th. The message joins proclamations issued by numerous tate
governors and city mayors.
AGI thanks President Bush for this statement and thanks all the
geoscientists who have organized the many Earth Science Week activities
going on across the United States and around the world.
THE WHITE HOUSE
October 10, 2003
I send greetings to those celebrating Earth Science Week 2003, sponsored
the American Geological Institute.
Earth Science Week provides an opportunity to recognize our progress in
conservation through environmental stewardship and the contributions of
geologists, geophysicists, and other environmental scientists. These
professionals help preserve our natural resources, protect our health,
keep us safe from natural disasters, and increase our appreciation for
the Earth's beauty.
This year's theme, "Eyes on Planet Earth," highlights the importance of
monitoring the environment and caring for it wisely. On July 31, 2003,
the United States hosted the first-ever Earth Observation Summit in
Washington, D.C., where participants discussed a 10-year goal of
creating an international, integrated, comprehensive, and coordinated
Earth observation system.
I applaud dedicated scientists and students in Earth science and
technology for their efforts to learn more about this important field. I
also commend educators, parents, and all those who help raise awareness
about our planet. Your efforts help us become better stewards of our
precious natural resources.
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes.
George W. Bush
Special update prepared by David Applegate, AGI Government Affairs