Trump finally picks a science adviser—and climate scientists actually approve of the choice!

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Following a record-setting vacancy for the position, the Trump administration has finally nominated a White House science adviser—and get this—the pick believes (or rather, knows) climate change is real. The celebrated nominee, Kelvin Droegemeier, is a meteorologist, PhD holder, former chair member for the National Science Foundation, politically savvy negotiator, and—best of all—fully on board with accepted climate science. Droegemeier’s warm reception across the aisle speaks to his unique (and increasingly lonely) home in the center space of our political Venn Diagram. The scientist is a cowboy boot-wearing “good ol’ boy” whose website proudly exclaims “God Bless America!” He’s also one of the most respected meteorologists in the country, and even President Obama’s former science adviser believes Droegemeier would be up to the task of “speaking science to power.” We have a feeling he’ll need to be.

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