But something seems to have gone wrong in the selection process.
Kelvin Droegemeier seems to be a competent meterologist, accused of no crimes. There are serious questions as to whether he can fit in at the White House.
Compounding the problem is that he has advocated for “Balanced, predictable and stable funding” of science to keep the United States leading position in science.
Most science advisors in the past have been physicists, but now that global warming is becoming obvious, a meterologist may be a good choice. Drogemeyer has served on the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation, under presidents Obama and George W. Bush. He is an expert on extreme weather.
The president’s science advisor advises on all sorts of things, including nuclear weapons issues, funding for universities, extreme weather events, and science issues in commerce. He also interacts with the scientific community, so he needs to grow a thick skin in this anti-science administration.
Everything I’ve seen about him is good. That can change, of course, and there is no guarantee that the president will listen to him any more than he does any other advisor.
Good luck, Kelvin Droegemeier!
And open thread.
Pulled this one back when I saw I bigfooted Doug.
Edited to correct the spelling of Droegemeier’s last name.