SPECIAL UPDATE: President Bush's Earth Science Week 2003 Message
This update was originally sent out as an e-mail message to AGI's
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 state
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
by 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
Update prepared by David Applegate, AGI Government Affairs Program
Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Government Affairs Program.
Posted October 11, 2003