Monday, February 11, 2013

Interior Nominee Would Likely Continue Bad Policies
In 2007 she told Forbes she was “intrigued” by the “success” of cap-and-trade as it was applied to sulfur dioxide, and seemed to welcome the idea to regulate carbon dioxide. As Charlie Spiering of the Washington Examiner noted, “Jewell called for ‘real change’ in the country’s approach to climate change.” which tells you where her head is at regarding fossil fuels.

Then in a 2009 interview (hat tip to the Competitive Enterprise Institute for noticing) Jewell embraced the other major policy means to approach carbon dioxide reduction.

“We are not paying for the cost to the environment,” she told Web site, “of the carbon that we use, and we should be paying for that. I know tax is a dirty word, but if we were paying a carbon tax that accounted for our impact on greenhouse gases, that would in fact change our consumption…. Regulation plays an important role in driving behavior.
America’s Science Idol: Announcing our Contestants! « NSF Science & Engineering Messengers
Gillian Bowser. A native of Brooklyn, Gillian is currently a research scientist at Colorado State University, where she leads interdisciplinary teams from multiple universities to do large‐scale network analyses of women in sustainability.
Tom Di Liberto (@TDiLiberto)...Currently, he’s a meteorologist at the Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Maura Hahnenberger (@Maura_Science). Maura is a PhD Candidate and associate instructor at the University of Utah
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, where her research focuses on the natural and human causes of bad air quality, including dust storms and inversions...
Maura has also been known to integrate her talents in the arts with science and recently entered the Dance Your PhD competition, with an interpretive dance about Utah dust storms that she filmed with her 20 closest friend in the salt flats around the Great Salt Lake.
Jenna Jadin Jenna is currently serving out an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship as a Climate Advisor in the Office of the Chief Scientist at the US Department of Agriculture, where she focuses on climate and biodiversity policy issues, as well as climate communication. Her commitment to climate communication grew out of a previous position she held as Science Communicator at the US Global Change Research Program.
...She is an expert in behavioral ecology and evolution, having studied Hawaiian cricket sex for her PhD. Yes, that meant she got to spend a lot of time working in Hawaii.

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