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President-Elect Obama Names Science Advisor

This morning the media is reporting that President-elect Obama has named Harvard professor, John Holdren, a specialist in climate and energy issues as the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology.

This appointment, along with the appointment of Steven Chu as head of the Energy Department, signals that the new administration is serious about addressing climate change issues. In announcing the Holdren appointment the President-elect stated in part: “[t]oday, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation,”