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    Trump Taps Meteorologist as Science Adviser

    Yesterday the White House said extreme weather scientist Kelvin Droegemeier would be nominated to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy. The position has been empty for an unprecedented 19 months, but members of the scientific community have praised the selection of Droegemeier — a widely respected researcher from the University of Oklahoma — as an unusually sound choice for President Trump, who’s been openly hostile to climate science. “I am delighted and amazed,” tweeted Canadian researcher Katharine Hayhoe. The Senate must still confirm Droegemeier’s nomination.

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