Thursday, August 24, 2017

State Dept. Science Envoy Spells Out ‘IMPEACH’ In Resignation Letter

Adam Edelman,

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A State Department science envoy quit Wednesday, citing President Donald Trump’s “attacks on core values of the United States" in a scathing resignation letter that also featured an acrostic poem spelling out “IMPEACH."

Daniel Kammen, a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley who’d been appointed as a science envoy in February 2016 and whose position was set to end next month, wrote that he found it “particularly troubling” how Trump’s "response to Charlottesville is consistent with a broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism, and disregards the welfare of all Americans, the global community and the planet.”

Kammen’s role was part of State Department program where scientists work in conjunction with the agency for one year in a public diplomacy role where they are given a region and a goal to increase collaboration among scientists in their specific scientific area. ...

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