Via Sou sourced to NASA, who have named Gavin Schmidt as the new director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Congratulations to him.


* Right said Fred
* More congrats, from 2011.


  1. #1 Steve Bloom

    OK, that selection process sure took long enough to come to the obvious conclusion.

    Now I suppose I’ll have to end my twitting fast for long enough to pop back on and offer my congratulations.

    Actually Jules picktured Gavin just a few days ago, second shot down, no wait, *eighth* shot down, it was only the light reflecting off the smooth upper surfaces that confused me for a moment, I swear.

  2. #2 Steve Bloom

    Link for that last:.

  3. #3 Nick Barnes

    Excellent news.

  4. #4 Susan Anderson

    So happy about this. But “sexy”? Depends on your POV.

    If sexy is the same as wise, I’m with you. But I don’t think the world it.

  5. #5 Steve Bloom

    Susan, this article, which I think we’d have to characterize as a puff piece (not that I’m complaining), appeared in 2006 and caused Dave Roberts to comment that Gavin is “too sexy for his model.” The phrase seems to have some staying power.

  6. #6 AnOilMan
    Land Of Tar and Sand

    I’m just watching the music video, and I’m not sure who to ask, but is that Judith Curry following Gavin around with a camera?

  7. #7 dave s

    The music video had hints of Putin – an influence?

    However, RSF seem to have another dictator in mind now..

  8. #8 Susan Anderson

    oh sigh, I’m too stupid on my pop culture. Thanks. Anyway, terrific news.

  9. #9 NZ Willy

    [Spammed -W]

  10. #11 Steve Bloom

    Any chance we could get him to focus on punishing the producers of bad satellite-derived atmospheric temp data sets? If so I’m down with it.

  11. #12 Steven Earl Salmony
    Chapel Hill, NC

    It does appear that “the powers that be” do share the view that some (few in numbers) human beings are actually ‘masters of the universe’ and the Earth is actually like a teat, an endless source of all supplies masters of the universe could possibly want for whatever purposes they intend. For this tiny, hyper-influential, global hegemony the watchwords are NO LIMITS. That is to say,

    no species limits

    and no physical limitations

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