Yesterday, the Senate unanimously confirmed John Holdren for science adviser and Jane Lubchenco as NOAA head. These are world-class experts on climate science:
- For NOAA head, Obama appoints yet another scientist who gets climate
- Obama’s strongest message on climate yet: John Holdren to be named Science Adviser
And for all the angst about the delay in their appointment, it should be noted that President Bush’s science adviser wasn’t even named until June 25, 2001 and not confirmed until four months later, October 23, 2001 — and his NOAA head wasn’t even selected until September and confirmed until December.
Kudos to President Obama for making these key administration science positions a top priority.