President-elect Barack Obama is quickly filling the most important seats with key advisors who will lead the charge to provide solid advice toward moving our nation into the future with prosperity and hope. President-Elect Obama has long voiced his concern for attending to the real and growing need to halt further climate change and just last week he met with former Vice President and Environmental Go-To Activist Al Gore, after which he was put on record as saying “the time for delay is over”.
Today in his weekly radio address he announced his candidates to fill the Science and Technology team. Dr. John Holdren will serve three roles as: Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In addition to Dr. Holdren, Drs. Harold Varmus and Eric Lander will also serve as co-chairs of PCAST. Dr. Jane Lubchenco was nominated as the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (as a side note, Dr. Lubchenco would be the first female to hold this seat if confirmed).
I encourage everyone to watch the five minute video below as President-Elect Obama further discusses each nominee’s qualifications and background, which led to his selections. The full transcript of the address can be read here at Fox News.
Yes We Will.