Obama om videnskab
Endnu engang Obama. Denne gang med en interessant kommentar om videnskab; og i den forbindelse om miljø og energi. Det foregående citat om sekularisme og dette om videnskab og miljø tyder på at der er en væsentlig ændring på vej i amerikansk politik, eller i hvert fald i det hvide hus. Forhåbentligt er der mere end ren retorik gemt bag personen Barrack Obama.
They are leading experts and accomplished managers, and they are ready to reform government and help transform our economy so that our people are more prosperous, our nation is more secure, and our planet is protected.
Dr. Steven Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who has been working at the cutting edge of our nation’s efforts to develop new and cleaner forms of energy. He blazed trails as a scientist, teacher, and administrator, and has recently led the Berkeley National Laboratory in pursuing new alternative and renewable energies.
Steven is uniquely suited to be our next secretary of energy as we make this pursuit a guiding purpose of the Department of Energy, as well as a national mission.
The scientists at our national labs will have a distinguished peer at the helm. His appointment should send a signal to all that my administration will value science. We will make decisions based on the facts, and we understand that facts demand bold action.