Saturday, May 2, 2009

Obama wants USA to be World Leader in Science


President Barack Obama laid out a deck of initiatives in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences, where he vowed to implement what he described as the largest-ever US investment in scientific research and a dramatic reversal of ideology-driven policies of his predecessor George W. Bush.

The clarion call for the country to regain its position as the world leader in scientific research and innovation came as the Obama administration faced its first major global health crisis in the recent deadly outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and the United States that threatens to burst into a pandemic.

"At such a difficult moment, there are those who say we cannot afford to invest in science, that support for research is somehow a luxury at a moment defined by necessities," Obama told hundreds of scientists, researchers and educators. "I fundamentally disagree. Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been."
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2 comments:

DNLee said...

great post.
He's been pro-science since inauguration.
http://ybpguide.com/2009/02/02/the-rightful-place-of-science-in-society-and-the-african-american-community/

Villager said...

Danielle - Thank you for sharing this link. It is so hard to keep up at times...