Andy Revkin reports in the New York Times that, after weeks of delay in getting the President’s science team in place caused by the use of delaying tactics by certain unaccountable Senators, the Senate has finally confirmed John Holdren as director of the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy and Jane Lubchenco as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Holdren and Lubchenco should have been on the job a month ago – there is much to be done from both of their leadership positions.  See Details for posts on some issues of concern.

NOAA announcement

See our earlier posts:

CSW weighs in with NOAA advisory board on criteria for forming a National Climate Service

Plans are underway to create a National Climate Service – But what does that mean, exactly?

Questions for Jane Lubchenco confirmation hearing to become NOAA Administrator

Questions for John Holdren Senate confirmation hearing to head Office of Science and Technology Policy

Marburger’s legacy: John Holdren must restore credibility to the White House science office

Getting to know John Holdren, Part 2

John Holdren: US public opinion is near a tipping point on climate change despite deniers’ strategy

Harvard Prof. John Holdren on “Global Climate Disruption: What do we know, what should we do?”