People send me stuff. In this case somebody sent me something that I hadn’t gotten through the ‘approved’ channels. Thanks to “Son Of Soylent Green” for this tip via email.
Looks like Obama is getting ready to ramp up the climate rhetoric with the help of spin doctors who apparently are already “in the know” about what will be in the SOTU speech.
See this email which somehow never made it to me through regular channels:
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So, will we see these two alarmists touted in the MSM as experts in SOTU climate policy analysis tomorrow? Probably.
I had to laugh though at the outfit that is pushing this, something called:
A look at the Bio’s of the principal and staff is telling, not a scientist among them, but there are novelists, MTV folks, and Fenton communications spin offs.
Jeff Nesbit, Executive Director
Jeff is the Executive Director of Climate Nexus. Before becoming our fearless leader, Jeff was the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation from June 2006 to June 2011.
Previously, he managed his own strategic communications consulting firm in Washington, DC with more than 200 national clients; served as a senior communications official at the Food and Drug Administration and White House during the administration of President George H.W. Bush; and was a national journalist with Knight-Ridder and others.
Jeff is a graduate of Duke and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He’s the author of 19 novels.
Robert Tanner, Managing Director
Bob brings to his role as Managing Director a career that spans investigative reporting to congressional policy-making, from hearing rooms on the Hill to the Katrina-flooded streets of New Orleans. Now he fuses strategy with tactical execution, with oversight of all operations including editorial content, digital and social strategy, messaging, partnerships and finances.
Previously, Bob served as senior investigator for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during the climate change debates of 2009-2010 and the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Prior to that, as a national editor and reporter for the Associated Press, he helped launch the National Investigative, National Reporting, and Disaster Response teams. Earlier in his 20-year journalism career, he reported for news wires, local newspapers and public television in Maryland, New York, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C.
Bob is a recovering surfer with a persistent rock-climbing habit, but mostly he reads and watches AYSO soccer games and Marx Brothers movies with his wife and two children.
Monika Sharma, Director of Creative Marketing
Monika has extensive media and communications experience, both with traditional media outlets and new media applications. She puts these skills to good use at Climate Nexus, where she currently oversees digital strategy and branding.
Prior to joining Climate Nexus, Monika was ‘doing good’ at MTV Networks, where she managed multiple issue-focused campaigns across MTV’s various media platforms. Monika further honed her marketing skills on the social innovation team at Weber Shandwick, where she was responsible for brainstorming and pitching sustainability ideas to corporate clients like MasterCard and Samsung.
Monika is a graduate of Duke and Columbia. She is an avid yogini, Francophile and music fan, who is constantly inspired by her native New York.ianne Saenz, Director of Marine Science Communication
Dianne Saenz, Director of Marine Science Communication
Dianne runs our oceans desk, working to improve understanding of how rapidly changing ocean chemistry is affecting the web of life undersea and in turn, affecting us. Prior to joining Climate Nexus, Dianne managed external communications strategy and efforts for Oceana’s North American campaigns.
Dianne started her career as a news aide for The Washington Post, and since then has worked as a communicator for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, Fenton Communications, Friends of the Earth, Calvert Group socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds, Physicians for Social Responsibility and U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s telecommunications venture capital firm. She was also instrumental in launching the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology and PLoS Medicine in their start-up phases.
Dianne is a graduate of Vassar College and completed graduate-level professional development work at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dianne is passionate about cycling, traveling to coastal places to swim and SCUBA dive, and advocating for smart growth in Virginia.