Skip to comments.Obama picks climate specialist as science adviser
Posted on 12/20/2008 9:30:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge
CHICAGO (Reuters) President-elect Barack Obama underscored on Saturday his intent to push initiatives on climate change by naming John Holdren, an energy and climate specialist, as the new White House science adviser.
Holdren is a Harvard University physicist who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change and advocated policies aimed at sustainable development. He has also done extensive research on the dangers of nuclear weapons.
Obama pledged to put a priority on encouraging scientific breakthroughs in areas such as alternative energy solutions and finding cures to diseases, as he announced the pick of Holdren and other top science advisers in the Democratic weekly radio and video address.
"Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation," Obama said. "It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology."
"From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier," Obama said.
Obama said that government has played an important role in encouraging those breakthroughs and could do so in the future.
The Bush administration has had a rocky relationship with the scientific community and was at times accused by critics of ignoring scientific evidence in its efforts to make political points on issues such as global warming.
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Maybe Obama could tell his people to control the Sun.
Another con artist, thug to join the BO team of looters?
“climate specialist” = eco-marxist global warming wacko
Sorry, I can only laugh. Climate specialist? Do you mean meterologist. Oxymoron, climate specialist and science advisor in the same sentence. OB had to placate the left with this appointment. Wonder how the midwest and northeast who have been hit with winter storms feel about global warming now.
"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow..."
You have faith in Global Warming, Have Ye Faith also in B. Hussein O'Bama.
Would a Christian say this?
You have to have faith in him. He’s from Chi Town. Aren’t they all good people?
Where would we be without researchers?
Two problems for you there Opie.
1. Globaloney is more cult than science project.
2. Good luck fixing math and science education from your parties' seat in the NEA's back pocket.
This will ensure the continuation of the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and keep private enterprise from space resource development.
He thinks he is smarter than God.
who has focused on the causes and consequences of climate change
Who corrupts science to justify radical Leftism.
advocated policies aimed at sustainable development.
He wants to be appointed central planner for climate change.
Gosh I wonder if he could be doing science out of a political bias.......not that sucha thought would everoccur to HIM.
I know this will get a few people ticked, but why are there so many "scientists" incapable of self-criticism?
Now how can he be a “climate specialist” and a physicist?
Are physicists climate specialists?
No matter what else he might be, the day he called himself a climate specialist, he was a fraud.
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