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A public official with a sense of humor is seriously refreshing. The Department of Energy’s Chief Steven Chu sings praise for a particularly funny article in The Onion entitled, “Report: Global Warming Issue From 2 or 3 Years Ago May Still Be Problem,” on his official Facebook page this week.
“According to a report released this week by the Center for Global Development, climate change, the popular mid-2000s issue that raised awareness of the fact that the earth’s continuous rise in temperature will have catastrophic ecological effects, has apparently not been resolved, and may still be a problem.”
“Yes, indeed, it is still a problem. And we need to continue making progress toward a clean energy future – not only because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, but also because it is absolutely essential to America’s economic competitiveness. In the years ahead, the country that leads in clean energy technologies will lead the global economy.”
Yep, despite the wax and wane of public opinion, politics, and funding environments, that whole climate change thing is still here and is still an issue. Three cheers for a rockstar DOE Chief who appreciates the Onion!
Image courtesy of Center For American Progress Action Fund.