Trump waits 19 months to pick his science adviser

“Many previous presidents nominated a science adviser before they were even inaugurated” writes Ed Yong for In making these picks, Trump showed such little regard for scientific expertise that when he finally nominated a science adviser with actual scientific credentials, the respected meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier, it came as a surprise.Since 1976, the president of the United States has relied on a science adviser—a kind of nerdy consigliere—to offer counsel on nuclear disasters, disease outbreaks, emerging technologies, changing climates, and more.For his Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Trump picked Scott Pruitt, a man who had repeatedly sued the agency.

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