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DOE Chief Chu Rocks, Seriously

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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.

The Onion:

“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.”

Chu on Facebook:

“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.

One Response to “DOE Chief Chu Rocks, Seriously”

  1. Steven Chu has refused to consider AHEC’s innovation that could seriously reduce global warming and produce jobs for Americans. His poor leadership has added to America’s frustration and lowering of President Obama’s leadership standing with the American People. AHEC has offered to create over 10,000 New American Jobs and DOE refuses to take action. Yet Steven Chu has time to have a sense of humor. Wow! Some Americans are having a hard time finding anything funny Mr. Secretary.

    Charles E. Campell

    Charles E. Campbell