Obama to face climate change

The green blogger is apologizing for the erratic posts as she is banned from spreading her cold virus including using her keyboard and mouse. Right now she is sneaking in to post this very important news about president-elect Obama announcing his new climate change gurus for his Science and Technology Team.

Physicist and climate change policy advocate John Holdren will become Obama’s Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Assistant to the President’s Council of Advisers for Science and Technology (PCAST). Holdren is a professor and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as President and Director of the Woods Hole Research Center.

Another climate change expert who has advocated forceful government policy is Jane Lubchenco, who was nominated to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lubchenco is an environmental scientist, ecologist and former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other nominations include Eric Lander and Harold Varmus as co-chairs of PCAST. Varmus served as Director of the National Institutes of Health during the Clinton Administration while Lander is the Founding Director of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard and said to be one of the driving forces behind mapping the human genome.

The next four years will definitely see a very different environmental policies compared to the eight years of Bush administration. For more on Obama’s plans on science and global warming issues, you can watch his announcement on the video below:



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