AGU statement on President-elect Biden’s science nominations today
On behalf of AGU’s community of 130,000 experts to enthusiasts from around the world, we applaud the strong and experienced science team who will be ready on day one to serve in President-elect Biden’s administration, including AGU Fellow and Hess Medalist Maria Zuber. We also appreciate his decision to elevate the Office of Science and Technology Policy Director (OSTP) to a cabinet-level position. The issues that this team will be addressing – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to removing systemic racism – are paramount to re-establishing a civil society that values science and facts. AGU’s community is ready to assist to foster a safe and healthy planet for all.