Monthly Archives: May 2022


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are looking for nominations for an ad hoc steering committee. The workshop will bring together experts to consider tipping points, cascading impacts, and interacting risks in the Earth system. Nominations from all fields are welcome with expertise in natural, physical, and social and behavioral sciences, including such disciplines as climate science, oceanography, environmental science, economics, engineering, computer modeling and data science, decision support, sociology, and anthropology.

We invite you to submit nominations for this committee by June 3, 2022.

GSW meeting 1578: Draft minutes of meeting for members to evaluate

Please find attached here the draft minutes of the April 27th meeting for members to evaluate. If you have any additions or corrections please email them to our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle, at edoyle[at]

Our final Spring meeting (11 May) will be a hybrid meeting, at the Cosmos Club and on Zoom

We will have a full slate of three talks. Join us to learn about the recent exploration of an enigmatic submarine province in the southern Ocean, exoplanets and how their atmospheric properties are revealed, and the rise of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere more than 2 Gy ago on the basis of new oxygen isotope studies. If you come to the Cosmos Club, please remember to bring your Covid vaccination card. It will be checked. Non-members are welcome! Details of the talks, including the Zoom link, will be sent to members shortly. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at] for the Zoom link if you do not have it.