By fintanr on Dec 20, 2008
Like a lot of people I have been waiting to see who Obama was going to nominate for his science candidates, articles are starting to pop up in various [politco] places [yahoo], but thankfully the news is good, very good. Jane Lubcheno as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and John Holdren as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Scientific rather political appointments show vision, for those of us outside the US we can't wait to see the US take the leadership role it needs to take on climate change. But every change counts - here in Ireland they have an often derided, but very effective government program The Power Of One which covers the most simple ways to effect change, turn of that light, plug out the tv rather than leave it on stand by, you know all of those simple things. Business can make changes as well, and we have been leading the way here in Sun for several years with our continuous long term investment in Eco Innovation ranging from our CoolThreads Servers, to our innovative Suite of ECO Services services along with our world leading virtualization software such as VirtualBox and the performance analysis tools available in OpenSolaris which allow you to get the most of your investments. Save money, help your business and save the environment - sounds good to me. With the political will that Obama is putting behind the environment the momentum is now truely there, and everyone, all around the globe, benefits.