A college professor explains why she’s ‘fearful’ about the future of science
Dr. Susanne Sauerland says she has been living with “nausea” and “fear” since President Donald Trump announced his nomination for the top spot in the Department of Energy.
Sauerlands reaction to the announcement, published Tuesday, was published in a story by NBC News.
“I have been afraid, as an American, for the past week,” Sauerlander wrote.
“And I am not the only one.
This is not a new phenomenon.
I’m afraid. “
I was one of those faculty members, and I think I’ve had a very long and painful experience of that.
I don’t know what the answer is.”
Sauerlander, who served as director of the Institute for the Study of the Future at the University of Pennsylvania, said she is “feared” for her ability to advise the president and the Department.
She said she was told by colleagues that she was an “anti-science” person and she was never allowed to speak on the subject at the department.
“They did not want to hear that.
So I’m not going to go into it, because I am afraid for my ability to help them,” she said.
“So I have been very fearful, and that is a normal reaction.
But I have no intention of going into a position that I am so afraid of.
I am really fearful for the future, for humanity. “
Science is a science of hope.
I am really fearful for the future, for humanity.
I think we have got to get to a point where we have a better grasp on what is going on.”
The announcement came just hours after Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, said that Trump’s plan to revive coal is “disastrous” and called the nation’s energy future “doomed.”
Chu said in a statement Tuesday that the administration’s plan “has not kept pace with the reality of the industry.”
Trump, who has said that he will “bring back coal,” is calling for the elimination of Obama-era regulations, the closure of coal-fired power plants, and a new investment in clean energy, including wind and solar.