Dr. Jane Lubchenco, a distinguished professor and former Obama administration official, has been appointed as the deputy director of climate and environment within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Lubchenco told OPB that in her new role, she will help “bring good science to the policies that are being implemented, in addition to thinking about policies in a practical and sensible fashion.” This is the first time a presidential administration has elevated the Office of Science and Technology Policy to the cabinet level. We talk more with Lubcheno about her role and hopes for the future of climate change policy.
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