My Debut in Harper's

i-fe364f954edc01c9a783280746928b40-Harper's.gif Not that it hasn't been noticed already...but I was fortunate enough to contribute to the latest issue of Harper's magazine, for a feature section entitled "Undoing Bush."

In the piece, I lay out some suggestions for what the next president can do to restore scientific integrity to the apparatus of the U.S. government (assuming that is indeed a priority for the new administration). The piece isn't online unless you're a subscriber, but the Cliff Notes version is that the approach to reform on this issue must be guided from the top--and facilitated by a strong presidential science adviser--but implemented with cooperation from the relevant science-based agencies, with support from their cabinet-level leadership. For more detail, pick up the latest issue of Harper's from a newsstand.

[Note: Sheril, not me, is in charge of the blog now. But I'm still around this weekend, so I thought I'd drop this in before I go. I might also post on the next NOAA hurricane forecast which is supposed to come out early on Monday. But really, listen to Sheril now: She has much cooler stuff to say than this...complete with Vonnegut references. Tune me out.]

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'Cooler stuff' may be a bit misleading given your aptitude for shaking things up, but I'll definitely enjoy camping out at The Intersection and look forward to exchanging ideas with readers!

By Sheril Kirshenbaum (not verified) on 20 May 2007 #permalink