The Climate Physics Topical Group (TG) Petition is an effort by a group of members of the American Physical Society (APS) to establish a new TG on the Physics of Climate. The procedure for establishing new Topical Groups is specified in Article VIII, Section 1 of the APS Constitution. According to this procedure, the first step is to submit a petition with at least 200 APS member signatures.
Petition with Areas of Interest (AoI) Statement. The TG Petition, with 225 member signatures, was submitted on 4 August 2010.
Position Paper. The Position Paper discusses the differences between the Climate Physics TG Petition and the competing APS leadership initiative. Following delivery of the Position Paper on 2 September 2010, the APS leadership indicated their acceptance of a TG focused on climate physics that excludes policy and environment.
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