Obama's political appointments continue to confound. While I can't say I've approved of some of his choices for his cabinet, this one seems to be a winner: Obama will pick Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu as his Secretary of Energy.

Chu won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997 "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.” He is Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Biology of University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which does unclassified scientific research. Chu is noted for pushing for the development of technologies to reduce the impact of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [Source: Wikipedia]

He's a real, honest-to-goodness scientist, who understands climate change is real, and he's NOT a professional politician. I've never heard of him before, but if he's as promising as his bio on Wikipedia says, we're FINALLY getting some grownups in the White House!

(Ganked from BoingBoing)


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