Presidential Science Advisor and NOAA Choices

Editor's note: Multiple sources report that John Holdren will be President-Elect Obama's science adviser. Word has it that this signals how some additional science and technology agency appointments are going to be made and what the Obama Administration is going to be focusing on. Stay tuned.

Wikipedia: "John P. Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He earned a bachelor's degree from MIT in 1965 and a PhD from Stanford in 1970. His work has focused on global environmental change, energy technologies and policies, nuclear proliferation, and science and technology policy. Dr. Holdren currently (2007) serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is director of the prestigious Woods Hole Research Center."

Lubchenco Will Helm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington post

"President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, one of the nation's most prominent marine biologists, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lubchenco, a conservationist who has devoted much of her career to encouraging scientists to become more engaged in public policy debates, is also a vocal proponent of curbing greenhouse gases linked to global warming. The transition team could not be reached for comment, but several sources confirmed today that Lubchenco had been picked and was headed to Chicago for the upcoming announcement."

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