The purpose of the event is to bring scientists of many disciplines together to meet with members of Congress or their staff to discuss climate change and how it may affect a particular state or congressional district. The principal goals are for members or their staff to discuss climate science with scientists from their state with expertise on the topic and for them to contact the scientists should questions come up related to climate science. The first Climate Science Day was held in 2011. Professor Leonard Smith is the only participant to have attended all eight
Climate Science Days.
The 9th Annual Climate Science Day will be held on 12-13 March 2019.
'Climate Change and the Political Landscape: how conservative lawmakers can start addressing the risks without losing their seats' - guest blog by Steve Pierson and Leonard Smith in Scientific American, 6 March 2018
'Climate Science Day participants see change of tone on Capitol Hill' - Amstat News 1 April 2018
Read more about past Climate Science Days in Amstat News:
Amstat News 1 May 2017
Amstat News 1 April 2016
Amstat News 1 April 2015
Amstat News 1 April 2013
Amstat News 1 April 2012
Amstat News 1 April 2011