State Department Science Envoy Resigns With Letter Containing Hidden Message
As if scientists weren't angry enough from Trump's rejecting evidence-based facts, they also happen to be human beings, human beings who do not like the fact that the President of the United States finds it difficult to condemn white supremacists and literal swastika-waving Neo-Nazis. In response, one scientist, Daniel Kammen, has resigned from his post in the Department of State's
The letter contains a secret message: the first letter of each paragraph spells out "IMPEACH."
Kammen runs the Renewable and Applied Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. As a science envoy, his role is to "leverage [his] expertise and networks to forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation," according to the state department website . Kammen's role, specifically, is "building capacity for renewable energies."
In his letter, Kammen lists his decision to resign specifically as the President's "attacks on core values of the United States," including his "failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis," which has "domestic and international ramifications. He lists the Charlottesville response as "particularly troubling," as part of a "broader pattern of behavior that enables sexism and racism."
I've reached out to Kammen and the White House for further comment.