Saturday, December 20, 2008

Obama Adds Scientists

The President-elect named four prominent scientists to his incoming administration. Harvard physicist and climate expert John Holdren will be his top science adviser. Also named are another climate expert, marine biologist Jane Lubcheno, and biologist Eric Lander and Nobel winner Harold Varmus. Holdren, Lander and Varmus will co-chair the president's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. Obama said in his radio address: "Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation". This is all very welcome news and almost makes up for this.