Bonus gem

The American political scene on all things climate and energy is no joyride for anyone who actually wants to do something progressive about such topics right now--let alone someone who was headhunted from Lawrence Berkeley lab to face an uphill battle trying to convince lawmakers who think oil comes out of trees. Which is why this gem, unearthed by the Guardian last week, can't be a surprise:

"When US energy secretary Steven Chu visited, someone who found themselves in conversation with the two energy secretaries heard Chu say he wouldn’t mind going back to academia."

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