He is too sexy for his Institute

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.

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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.

By Steve Bloom (not verified) on 09 Jun 2014 #permalink

Excellent news.

By Nick Barnes (not verified) on 09 Jun 2014 #permalink

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.

By Susan Anderson (not verified) on 09 Jun 2014 #permalink

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.

By Steve Bloom (not verified) on 09 Jun 2014 #permalink

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?

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

By Susan Anderson (not verified) on 10 Jun 2014 #permalink

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.

By Steve Bloom (not verified) on 14 Jun 2014 #permalink

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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1332674/

and no physical limitations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253687/

By Steven Earl Salmony (not verified) on 15 Jun 2014 #permalink