27 Jun '14, 11pm

Meet @NASAGISS's @ClimateofGavin. Via @Grist

Meet @NASAGISS's @ClimateofGavin. Via @Grist

When the legendary James Hansen announced his retirement last year as director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) — a leading climate research group — it was because, after a half-dozen citations and arrests from climate and Keystone XL protests, the 72-year-old could tell that the government organization was tiring of his tricks. But this left anyone wonkish enough to be paying attention wondering: Who was bold enough to replace him? Earlier this month, NASA came out with the answer : Gavin Schmidt, an imperturbable champion of science. While his name isn’t as known as his predecessor’s – at least, not yet — he’s still pulled some pretty noteworthy stunts. He’s unafraid to talk climate change with the most obnoxious of skeptics or deniers , and is known for steadfastly sticking to the data amidst flurries of spin. Schmidt’s also got more than 120 scienti...

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