Pathways at 8PM Sunday June 17th
KLOI-LP 102.9FM or go into the website and internet stream
The Changing Role of Science in Environmental Policy
The role of science and citizen scientists is explored by Dr. Richard Spinrad. He speaks to how our
government has changed in its utilization of science as our Presidents have changed and how we might
go forward. He is the professor of Oceanography at Oregon State Univ. & President-elect of the Marine Technology Society.
In 2016, he retired as Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (also called NOAA),
where he was appointed by President Obama in 2014. Dr. Spinrad is an internationally recognized scientist
with over 35 years experience. He was Vice President for research at Oregon State Univ. from 2003-2010. He was head of NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and the National Ocean Service. He co-lead the White House Committee that developed our nation's first set of ocean research priorities and oversaw the revamping of NOAA's research. He also held
leadership positions at the US Office of Naval Research & Oceanographer of the Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Civilian
Service Award and more. This segment was recorded by Todd Boyle.
The Last Segment (abt. 10 min):
A short historical piece: Global Climate Change, International Perspective at the House Select Committee
on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Honorable Brundtland from Norway speaks to our US House Committee
on all nations unifying for this issue. A piece of history from 2009.