Sunday, 21 December 2008

Lubchenco to head up NOAA

We are delighted to report that President-elect Obama has just annoucment that Jane Lubchenco will head up NOAA......

"Finally, Dr. Jane Lubchenco has accepted my nomination as the Administrator of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is devoted to conserving our marine and coastal resources and monitoring our weather. As an internationally known environmental scientist, ecologist and former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Jane has advised the President and Congress on scientific matters, and I am confident she will provide passionate and dedicated leadership at NOAA."

See the annoucement in full.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMlXNrBxM0g&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/12/20/1003/1857/1011/675288&feature=player_embedded

Reaction from the New York Times which published an editorial today lauding Jane's appointment as "a new respect for science":http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/22/opinion/22mon2.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

And it's also a top science story on the BBC:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7793779.stm