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Not much about whales here, but wanted to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States today. It was a long and tiresome election process, and I feel actual hope for the first time in a long time. This is a man for whom science is not fiction but something to heed. I doubt, with the economic crisis and unrest around the world, that whaling by Japan is high on his agenda, but hopefully one day he will have a moment of attention to give to it and chime in. At least we can be more assured that his science advisors are real scientists and that Obama cares about the future of this planet (though I wish he would stop talking about “clean coal”). We have a place at the table again, from many previously ignored walks of life.
The planet as a whole takes a step towards being better off today. Here’s to a successful administration!