This Year’s Arctic Report Card Is Filled With Predictable Trends and New Obstacles
By Ned Rozell
NEW ORLEANS — Like everything in the past year-plus, the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is a bit different from before.
This year, for example, the meeting is here in sunny, humid New Orleans, rather than San Francisco, the traditional gathering spot of more than 20,000 scientists each December.
Though scientists shared online presentations last year, there was no in-person conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, mask-wearing researchers are back together on this U-shaped bend of the lower Mississippi River.