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State Department Science Envoy Resigns With Letter Containing Hidden Message

The President and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (Image: AP)

It isn’t any secret that the screaming Twitter man accountable for the United States and scientists don’t get alongside. Everyone knows this.

As if scientists weren’t offended sufficient from Trump’s rejecting evidence-based details, in addition they occur to be human beings, human beings who don’t like the truth that the President of the United States finds it troublesome to sentence white supremacists and literal swastika-waving Neo-Nazis. In response, one scientist, Daniel Kammen, has resigned from his put up within the Department of State’s Science Envoy place.

The letter incorporates a secret message: the primary letter of every paragraph spells out “IMPEACH.”

Kammen runs the Renewable and Applied Energy Laboratory on the University of California, Berkeley. As a science envoy, his function is to “leverage [his] expertise and networks to forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation,” in line with the state division website. Kammen’s function, particularly, is “building capacity for renewable energies.”

In his letter, Kammen lists his determination to resign particularly because the President’s “attacks on core values of the United States,” together with his “failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis,” which has “domestic and international ramifications. He lists the Charlottesville response as “particularly troubling,” as a part of a “broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism.”

The resignation comes within the wake of tons of others in response to the President’s post-Charlottesville conduct. CEOs started stepping down from the President’s manufacturing council earlier than he disbanded it. All of the members from the White House Arts Committee also resigned this week. And the assault on science continues—the NOAA underneath the president disbanded the National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee, additionally final week.

I’ve reached out to Kammen and the White House for additional remark.

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Updated: August 23, 2017 — 5:12 pm

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