Try not to breathe too easily, but the Senate is in fast drive mode to consider the nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier to lead the White House Office and Science and Technology Policy. And well it should. These days, this is one nomination we should all be excited about, as this Superman of science policy is sorely needed in the White House.
The Senate Will Accelerate Kelvin Droegemeier’s White House Science Advisor Nomination. That’s a Good Thing.
August 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT
June 6, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
Who did President Trump invite to his Paris Climate Agreement announcement? A cadre of industry-tied lobbyists and others who have peddled climate disinformation for years. Read more >
May 29, 2015 8:48 AM EDT
It is easy in the day-to-day work of science to miss the struggle now being waged in Washington over the role science plays in crafting health and safety protections for America. But that struggle is heating up and the outcome matters not only for the science community but for the country. The Center for Science and Democracy at UCS, and our Steering Committee of eminent scientists and public servants, are asking you to join the fight in a Policy Forum article published in Science May 29th.
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December 18, 2014 3:10 PM EDT
In late October, I wrote about the disturbing trend of politicians copping out of taking public policy positions by saying, “I am not a scientist.” Well, yesterday we heard Governor Andrew Cuomo complete the sentence in a way that I applaud. He said, “…I’m not a scientist. So let’s bring the emotion down, and let’s ask the qualified experts what their opinion is.” Read more >
October 24, 2014 5:46 PM EDT
Earlier this week, McClatchy-Tribune published an op-ed I wrote about the many politicians who have recently said some version of “I’m not a scientist” when asked about science-based policies. Read more >