Dr. Katherine Calvin, NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor

NASA’s Gavin Schmidt Replaced by Dr. Katherine Calvin

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Dr. Willie Soon; The NASA role of senior climate advisor has been combined with the role of Chief Scientist, with Dr. Katherine Calvin replacing Dr. Gavin Schmidt (former senior climate advisor) and Jim Green (former Chief Scientist), though Schmidt will retain his role as director of NASA GISS.

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NASA Announces New Chief Scientist, Senior Climate Advisor

Dr. Katherine Calvin, NASA chief scientist and senior climate advisor.Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that Dr. Katherine Calvin will serve the agency in dual roles as chief scientist and senior climate advisor effective Monday.

Calvin succeeds Jim Green, who retired from his role Jan. 1 as chief scientist after more than 40 years of service at NASA, and Gavin Schmidt, who has served as senior climate advisor in an acting capacity since the position was created in February 2021. NASA established the senior climate advisor position to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate science objectives for the agency. Schmidt will maintain his role as director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Kate to the NASA family, where she will bring her expertise in integrated human-Earth system modeling to help ensure the Biden Administration has the data needed to achieve the critical goal of protecting our planet.” Nelson said. “I also want to thank Jim and Gavin for their invaluable leadership to NASA and the world as chief scientist and senior climate advisor.”

As chief scientist and senior climate advisor, Calvin will serve as principal advisor to the administrator and other agency leaders on NASA science programs, strategic planning, and policy. She will also represent the agency’s strategic science objectives and contributions to the national and international science communities.

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our nation – and our planet,” Calvin said. “NASA is a world leader in climate and Earth science. I’m excited to be a part of the team that is helping to advance this important science mission.”

Previously, Calvin was an Earth scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, Maryland. She worked on the institute’s Global Change Analysis Model, a system for exploring and analyzing the relationships between human and Earth systems, and the Department of Energy’s Energy Exascale Earth System Model, a system for analyzing the Earth system.

Calvin holds master’s and doctoral degrees in management, science, and engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

In February 2021, NASA joined the National Climate Task Force established by President Biden, which encourages a governmentwide approach to address climate change. NASA has issued a climate action plan aimed at continuing critical Earth science and climate research and averting mission impacts due to climate. With more than two dozen satellites and instruments observing key climate indicators, NASA is the premier agency in observing and understanding changes to Earth.

For more information about NASA’s programs, missions, and activities, visit:

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jacqueline.f.mcguinness@nasa.gov / tylar.j.greene@nasa.govLast Updated: Jan 11, 2022Editor: Robert Margetta

Source: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-new-chief-scientist-senior-climate-advisor

I don’t know much about Dr. Katherine Calvin, but her background is climate modelling, and Dr. Gavin Schmidt is still in charge of GISS, so I don’t expect this shuffle of senior NASA people to calm NASA’s ongoing obsession with climate alarmism.

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Alexy Scherbakoff
January 11, 2022 10:18 pm

A goblin was replaced by an orc. Who cares.
The church of climate change and a shuffling of bishops.

Last edited 4 months ago by Alexy Scherbakoff
rbabcock
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 12, 2022 3:51 am

I think she is going to have to explain the dropping in temperatures and the increasing winter weather across the northern hemisphere this season. They can mess with the temperatures as much as they want but the Earth is cooling and it’s been remarkable how much snow for instance has fallen this NH season. The temps hit their peak in 2016 and have been slowly declining since. comment image

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  rbabcock
January 12, 2022 6:50 am

Oh, you misunderstand how things work. She won’t have to explain cooling, she will just declare catastrophic warming is happening. This isn’t your father’s science anymore.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Thomas Gasloli
January 13, 2022 5:15 am

Gavin will adjust the data for her.

Cat
Reply to  rbabcock
January 12, 2022 7:44 am

Better yet, why there is NO WARMING without El Ninos.

https://rclutz.com/2022/01/12/uah-confirms-global-warming-gone-end-of-2021/

Lrp
Reply to  rbabcock
January 12, 2022 11:05 am

She’s a chief; she doesn’t have to explain anything

TallDave
Reply to  rbabcock
January 12, 2022 11:33 am

lol they don’t explain

they issue a new, more dire projection

Simon
Reply to  rbabcock
January 12, 2022 12:23 pm

Except only in climate looney land do people think it is cooling.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_December_2021_v6.jpg

aussiecol
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 12:37 pm

My observation is that you ignore observations.

MarkW
Reply to  aussiecol
January 12, 2022 1:30 pm

Simon only sees what he wants to see.

John_C
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 1:24 pm

But what of Garfunkel?

(a bit of “The Boxer” floated through my head reading that)

Simon
Reply to  aussiecol
January 12, 2022 3:44 pm

Show me any of the main data sets that go back a 100 years and I will show you a warming planet. Hell, Roy Spencer on this very website last week admitted we are warming and that most of the warming is probably down to us.

Colin
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 3:53 pm

Only go back 100 years compared to 4.5 BILLION the planet has been here?

Simon
Reply to  Colin
January 12, 2022 5:15 pm

Oh dear… but we weren’t pumping CO2 in to the air back then and…. wait for it…. we didn’t live on the planet or depend on a stable climate back then.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 5:03 am

In the past there was 19 times as much CO2 in the atmosphere yet the Earth was smack bang in the middle of an Ice-Age!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:44 am

We didn’t have to pump CO2 into the atmosphere. It was already there.
Most of the last 100 million years, CO2 levels have been well over 1000ppm.

Mike
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 4:35 pm

AHa ha ha. Simon rejects rbabcock’s graph and replaces it with his own – which is exactly the same.

Simon
Reply to  Mike
January 12, 2022 5:18 pm

Ummm sorry Mr Maths, no it’s not. Look closely. His shows cooling at the end, mine on the other hand does not.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:43 am

100 years doesn’t even get us back to the bottom of the Little Ice Age.
Yes the planet has warmed since then.
No, CO2 had nothing to do with most of it.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 1:32 pm

Why stop at 1979?
Why not go back to around 1000AD when temperatures we at least as warm as today?
Or for that matter, let’s examine the Roman, Minoan and Egyptian warm periods which were all warmer than today?
Or for that matter, let’s examine the Holocene optimum which was at a minimum 2 or 3 degrees warmer than today?
It can’t be because you are cherry picking the records to match what you want to believe?

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 12, 2022 2:19 pm

Here goes MIUMark. “Temperatures on average were warmer for the last 10000 years than they are today.” BS alert… No they weren’t.

Colin
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 3:54 pm

You been around for the last 10000 years? The Medieval Warm Period, the Roman Warm period?

DrEd
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 6:02 pm

bullsh!!t

Simon
Reply to  DrEd
January 12, 2022 6:23 pm

It’s bullshit in your world when you don’t agree right? Or should I say don’t “want” to agree.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:47 am

It’s bullshit when it disagrees with thousands of studies showing the medieval warm period was warmer than today.
There are also thousands of studies showing that the Roman, Minoan and Egyptian warm periods as well as the Holocene optimum being much warmer than today.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 9:57 am

Thousands of studies my arse.

Simon
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 1:49 pm

Mark thinks sighting the same study a thousand times is thousands of studies.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:03 pm

Simon thinks he’s being funny.
BTW, the word is citing. Surely someone who believes himself to be an expert would have known that already,

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 14, 2022 11:13 am

Haha. YES!!! You know you are on top when the other team resort to correcting a one letter spelling mistake.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:02 pm

What you believe and what is true, have never been on speaking terms.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:46 am

Forget all the data that shows they were warmer.

BTW, wikipedia is edited by a fascist warmer. Any edits that go against the wishfilled narrative are immediately erased.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 3:54 pm

Any edits that are not backed by peer review you mean… And sadly for you that blocks 99% of what skeptics write.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:04 pm

I see that Simon still believes that peer review is a meaningful activity. Then again, Simon still defines expert as anyone who agrees with him.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:45 am

Yes they were.

Ragnaar
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 2:00 pm

Depends on the time frame used I suppose.

Simon
Reply to  Ragnaar
January 12, 2022 2:22 pm

Yes you can cherry pick specific dates on some data sets, but if you are going to be honest there is no question we are warming and have been for the last 100 years. Here is a decadal average which smooths out the noise. It is clear even for the most ardent denier that the planet is heating up.
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/report-findings/our-changing-climate

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 2:56 pm

So what?

Simon
Reply to  Alan Robertson
January 12, 2022 3:43 pm

Ah the old “so what, who cares?” “So what” is the graphs show a warming world, it’s not cooling. That means there could well be some serious issues ahead and they should be addressed. For the “so what” brigade, strategy no.1 is keep your head in the sand. Keep it up soldier you are doing well.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 3:52 pm

Oh yeah, “heating up”
That must explain our -17c forecast

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 12, 2022 5:28 pm

Sorry Trog the weather outside your cave is not indicative of what is happening across the planet.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 6:13 pm

Wah! You hurt my feelers Simple!

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 12, 2022 6:22 pm

They say the truth hurts. But seriously, you think the weather outside your house means anything about global climate? No wonder you think you are clever.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 4:28 am

On the whole, a possibly all-natural, possibly human induced, but in any case overwhelmingly beneficial SLIGHT warming, mostly at night, in the winter. Is that what you’re simpering on about Simple?

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:49 am

If the truth hurts, then you are a featherweight.

Mike
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 4:49 pm

there is no question we are warming and have been for the last 100 years.”
<——– Ignorant zombie reasoning.
The AGT in 1958 was exactly the same as it was in 2001 (as by balloon data and verified after 1979 with satellite data)
We can extrapolate from this (given early surface records and verified with T Max from both hemispheres) that the higher temps of the late 50’s were the result of a slow decrease from still higher global temps in the late 30’s and 40’s which more or less equals today. So to claim we have been warming for 100 years is garbage is incomplete at best and totally wrong at worst.

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Simon
Reply to  Mike
January 12, 2022 5:29 pm

OK that is a fine example of a graph that is next to meaningless. Here is one that tells the full story.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change#/media/File:Global_Temperature_And_Forces_With_Fahrenheit.svg

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Mike
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 12:55 am

Ok that’s a fine example of bullshit.
T Max in India, China, Australia, Norway, US, Antarctica all show late 30’s comparable to 2015. (from memory) Your chart is a manipulated lie. It’s an illusion designed to cover up embarrassing faulty hypothesis by your favorite climate scientists. Copied and shared (and accepted) again and again and again.

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Mike
Reply to  Mike
January 13, 2022 1:12 am

Simon….. ”there is no question we are warming”

Compared to when?
In truth there probably has been no NET warming for several centuries and you are looking at the weather at one point in time.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mike
MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:49 am

Ah yes, any graph that doesn’t support the narrative is rejected.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 5:17 am

So it’s warmed up a bit. Good.
What’s the problem?

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:48 am

Simon whining about cherry picking dates.
Now that is funny.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 5:01 am

Welcome to the Holocene Inter-glacial, shame it’s not as warm as the last four Inter-glacials dating back over 500,000 years by between 2 & 4 degrees Celcius!!!

Pat Frank
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 12, 2022 6:16 am

Well-summarized, Alexy.

commieBob
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 12, 2022 6:43 am

I think we need more information. What are the other changes to the organization?

This person could be a super powerful climate tzar or she could be the captain, engineer, and chief bottle washer of a sinking ship. We have to see the org chart and the budget.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 12, 2022 9:53 am

First woman bishop.

Simon
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 12, 2022 12:18 pm

Im picking you hoped they might do a Trump and replace a goblin with a second hand car salesman.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 1:33 pm

Simon comes back after several months absence, and still can’t make any sense.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 12, 2022 2:28 pm

Just because you don’t understand what I write doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense. Let me explain. Trump filled his administration with people who had little or no skill in the areas they were assigned to. Scott the crook Pruitt a good example, but there are many others. Ross Tillerson as secretary of state another (although he at least had integrity).

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 3:44 pm

Rex Tillerson you nutter.

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 12, 2022 5:32 pm

He’s Rex/Ross is still the man who said Trump was a “f**cking moron which is why I said he had integrity. Actually he was one of Trumps better appointments but that is not saying much.

LdB
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 7:54 pm

So what were have learned from you is it doesn’t matter because USA survived so perhaps next time he should just dispense with all the positions. I believe he left a lot unfilled last time so that was a step in that direction.

It’s pretty much the same in Australia if 90% of the political positions went missing no one would even notice.

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Simon
Reply to  LdB
January 12, 2022 8:08 pm

Survival is a relative thing. Someone will/may survive a nuclear war, but what sort of life would it be. The USA is suffering from the Trump clown show. It’s no fluke they have the highest rate of covid in the world. His selfish incompetent handling without doubt to blame.
Oh and please lord…. no next time.

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Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 4:54 am

If the Hildebeest is now seen as the Dumbocrats’ last best hope, then we may conclude already that Trump will be the second exemple of a non-consecutive two-term president, after Grover Cleveland.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:52 am

Simon hates Trump because Trump got between Simon and lots of free stuff.

anthropic
Reply to  Simon
January 12, 2022 9:00 pm

Yeah, he really did a bang up job for the Boy Scouts.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 4:46 am

Objectively it’s simply not true, Simple. I have never been more than a reluctant supporter of the Cheetos-tinted one and never a fan of his low grunting rhetoric or his absurd hyperbolic self-praise. But Donald Trump is no moron, far from it. I remain strongly a supporter of his policies because they are infinitely superior to the nihilistic nation-destroying prescriptions of Dementia Zhou or earlier, of the Hilldebeest.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 13, 2022 5:22 am

Your thoughts are exactly mine Rich. A hat-tip to you squire. Kudos.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 5:20 am

Because the US economy is doing so much better with the appointments Brandon has made.
Oh, hang on….

MarkW
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 13, 2022 9:55 am

Trump shut down travel between the US and China. Simon and the rest of the Trump haters declared this an unnecessary and racist act. 12 months later, they are declaring that Trump was a failure because he didn’t do more.
Biden shuts down travel between the US and southern Africa over the Omicron variant, Simon and the Trump haters say nothing.

The only constant with Simon and the Trump haters is that they hate Trump, they hate everything he did and they hate anyone who doesn’t also hate Trump.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 14, 2022 10:55 am

I hate Trump because he is an immoral scum bag who has lied, cheated and bullied his way through life. Other than that he is a great guy.

Simon
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 13, 2022 10:00 am

Dow seems to be doing fine, at least my investments are.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 11:33 am

I’m very happy for you. I doubt people in the US are quite so happy with the inflation.

Simon
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
January 13, 2022 1:46 pm

Can’t blame Biden for that. The whole planet is struggling with inflation.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 2:27 pm

US inflation is higher than its peers such as Canada, the UK, and the EU. Brandon is making a mess of things,and his crashing approval ratings reflect that. I’m glad the senile old child-sniffer isn’t my president.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:07 pm

So you are trying to claim that all currencies suffer from inflation because of what??

Or are you just desperate to distract from your guys obvious failue?

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:06 pm

Like most socialists, when it comes to economics (or any other science for that matter), Simon picks whatever indicator is showing what he wants to see, then declares that this indicator is the only one that matters.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 9:51 am

Once again, Simon declares that unless one agrees with him, one is an idiot.

I see that once again, Simon has to resort to insults since the facts don’t support his religious beliefs.

Rich Davis
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 12:40 pm

Well actually we’re troglodytes apparently.

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 13, 2022 1:45 pm

Not you personally…. just your thinking.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 3:22 pm
MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:09 pm

So thinking that Biden has been a complete failure is troglodyte thinking? It really is fascinating how socialists actually believe themselves to be the smartest people in any room.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 14, 2022 10:58 am

I have said it before and I will say it again. Biden should not be the president. He is too old. The US needs someone to younger. He is not a complete failure though is he? He has managed to get things done Trump couldn’t.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 14, 2022 1:33 pm

Kindly name one thing that Trump tried and failed to do that Brandon succeeded at doing.

Oh wait, wait! Don’t tell me. He withdrew from Afghanistan.

Is that what you had in mind?

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 1:46 pm

Pot and kettle.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 2:52 pm

Simon, Simon, Simon! Do my eyes deceive me? Do you dare to make reference to that old rayciss trope?

What pray tell is the negative connotation of one calling another Black? Or the supposed irony of a Black disparaging another for being Black?

Off with you now and ponder your Privilege!

Simon
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 14, 2022 11:00 am

What a silly comment.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Simon
January 14, 2022 1:26 pm

Oh really? You don’t recognize that the saying is racist? “Like the pot calling the kettle Black”

Why would the pot consider it an insult to the kettle to call her Black exactly then, Simon? Maybe the saying means like a high status person calling another high status person attractive and honorable? If not, what is the relevance of the color?

I’m sure that after you ruminate on it for a time, you’ll realize to your horror that you’ve been microaggressing all these years, oblivious to the structural racism of your culture.

Next I suppose you’ll be referring to deadly “Black ice” k!lling people on the roads. It’s actually clear ice culturally appropriating the asphalt’s wholesome color.

Will you also dismiss this as silly? I suppose you will.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
January 13, 2022 6:10 pm

Simon reaches new lows in terms of juvenile responses.
Then again, he’s utterly failed at trying to say something intelligent.

Simon
Reply to  MarkW
January 14, 2022 11:01 am

I say you “make things up.” That’s not only true it’s meaningful. I would stop at intelligent though because it is so obvious.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 13, 2022 2:56 am

That NASA’s Chief Scientist is a climate modeler is truly sad.

H. Fan
January 11, 2022 10:28 pm

The old Apollo guys must be rolling in their graves. An agency that once conquered new frontiers and inspired millions now hypes a press release about their new climate scientist. Sad.

Scissor
Reply to  H. Fan
January 12, 2022 4:46 am

The “Right Stuff” has been replaced by “Mostly Bullshit.”

King Coal
Reply to  H. Fan
January 13, 2022 12:22 pm

Is there natural climate change on other solar system bodies – why yes, all of them! Not humans then!

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TonyG
Reply to  King Coal
January 13, 2022 1:08 pm

See, it’s worse than we thought! We need to stop emissions IMMEDIATELY before all that CO2 melts Saturn’s rings!

aussiecol
January 11, 2022 10:44 pm

”…her expertise in integrated human-Earth system modeling…” 

Oh well, same same but different. Too bad, how sad, never mind.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  aussiecol
January 12, 2022 5:48 am

“her expertise in integrated human-Earth system modeling” In my management experience, the more words needed to describe a job or an applicants qualifications for it, the more unnecessary the position and the more useless the applicant.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
January 12, 2022 7:57 am

the more words needed to describe a job or an applicants qualifications for it, the more unnecessary the position and the more useless the applicant.

Great summation!

I do work with contracts, and coined a similar phrase about “exclusions” – the longer the “exclusion,” the less it actually excludes.

Last edited 4 months ago by AGW is Not Science
Rich Davis
Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
January 12, 2022 3:45 pm

Come now, the candidate appears to have the requisite ovaries.

James Bull
Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
January 14, 2022 5:00 am

Where I work they went in for the hip job description inflation but zero pay increase for a while until the bosses cottoned on that we the great unwashed were laughing at them about it and giving ourselves long pompous sounding titles akin to something Gilbert and Sullivan would have come up with.
Sounds like a lot of jobs for the boys/girls/trans/whatever are being dolled out in a similar manner.

James Bull

DMacKenzie
Reply to  aussiecol
January 12, 2022 9:53 am

Her experience here:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/katherine-calvin-chief-scientist-and-senior-climate-advisor/

She has always had a job that results in paychecks for crying wolf. Probably a nice lady….unfortunately for her, ridicule and mockery are the best ways to ensure she backs up what she says with real readings over the duration of the record, instead of climate massage machine modified and cherry picked 5 year periods…..
Ridicule and mockery by skeptics might have prevented Medieval acolytes from declaring autistic young girls to be witches and burnt at the stake in the name of saving souls.

Len Werner
Reply to  DMacKenzie
January 12, 2022 8:08 pm

Since 2008, Calvin has been an Earth scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, Maryland.”

A ‘Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’….in Maryland? Was it not possible to find a location farther away from the Pacific Northwest?–nothing available in the Florida Keys? Puerto Rico?

In what country does that make sense? And in what country does her education qualify her to be professionally registered as an Earth Scientist?

Clay Sanborn
January 11, 2022 10:47 pm

We know that Computer Climate Models cannot be correct. Machine epsilon, parameterization, finite representation of computers, unknown climate influencing variables (cosmic radiation was only recently determined to have measurable influence, as I understand it), and more renders viable Computer Climate Modeling to the trash heap for climate policy, yet possibly having a useful purpose for hypothesizing and experimentation. If one uses Computer Climate Models as their main supporting argument for CAGW, they have already lost. No matter the input, it is GIGO.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Clay Sanborn
January 12, 2022 4:37 am

All models are hypotheses, as long as they can be falsified. These have.

Curious George(@moudryj)
Reply to  Clay Sanborn
January 12, 2022 7:45 am

We can’t be much worse off. User Gavin, who I assume may be Gavin Schmidt, wrote ” If the specific heats of condensate and vapour is assumed to be zero (which is a pretty good assumption given the small ratio of water to air, and one often made in atmospheric models) then the appropriate L[ latent heat of vaporization of water] is constant (=L0).”
https://judithcurry.com/2012/08/30/activate-your-science/#comment-234131

The “pretty good assumption” is still used in NCAR CESM models. No one ever attempted to quantify it’s impact. At the first glance, it overestimates the transfer of energy by evaporation from tropical seas by 3%.

Doonman
Reply to  Clay Sanborn
January 12, 2022 6:20 pm

Every moment in time of the universe is unique. Therefore, models can never predict the future of the earth because it is part of the universe. QED

anthropic
Reply to  Doonman
January 12, 2022 9:03 pm

But if every moment is unique, so is the moment you stated that. It no longer applies.

Doonman
Reply to  anthropic
January 13, 2022 12:00 pm

So you can now answer what the universe is expanding into. Have at it.

MarkW
Reply to  Doonman
January 13, 2022 9:56 am

If models can’t predict the future, we need to get rid of those models that we use to build bridges and airplanes.

Doonman
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 12:02 pm

So you too, can now answer what the universe is expanding into. Have at it.

MarkW
Reply to  Doonman
January 13, 2022 6:12 pm

If physics can’t figure out what is outside the universe, then all models are wrong?

Really?

John_C
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 5:31 pm

As it happens, you’re wrong. While it is true that models cannot predict the future, a well tested engineering model can tightly constrain it. (The wing will not break under load A, the wing might break under B, and if it survives load C land and retire, your miracle allotment is all used up) We know they aren’t right, but we’ve got a good idea about where, why, and by how much. If only climastrologists used error propagation and statistics, they could realize just how SWAG their models are.

MarkW
Reply to  John_C
January 13, 2022 6:12 pm

So you too disagree that all models are useless.

Klem
January 11, 2022 10:51 pm

Perhaps Schmidt was a bit too far Right for the current regime, they needed a true Leftist in that position.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Klem
January 11, 2022 10:57 pm

Look at the ENSO meter. Even the Pacific Ocean is leaning left since Biden came into office.

beng135
Reply to  Klem
January 12, 2022 3:18 am

Schmidt is needed for full-time management of the 2-3 followers of — that web-site???? Can’t remember the name…..

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  beng135
January 12, 2022 4:46 am

the anti skeptical https://skepticalscience.com/ site?

where their claim is that they’re skeptical of those who are skeptical of climate science- that’s the only skepticism allowed

so I posted a comment there asking if it’s OK to be skeptical of people who are skeptical of those who are skeptical of climate science- whereupon they warned me that any more comments like that and I’d be locked out- I do check it out occasionally for a joke

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 12, 2022 6:13 am

You farted in the Church of Cliscifi? How rude.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 12, 2022 6:33 am

yuh, then one of the wimps over there ratted on me- warning the regulars there that he saw me posting here!

If you think that site is loaded with sycophants, you’d be shocked if you read the Boston Globe- any time there is a climate related story- I look at the comments- if anyone even posts a relatively mild, slightly critical comment, barely showing a little skepticism that the world might not end in a few years, dozens of people will pounce and declare that person a brain dead fossil fuel loving and funded Trump lover. The city of Harvard and MIT once considered itself so sophisticated and open minded but it’s now got to be the most rabid, we’re all gonna die soon because of carbon pollution, city on the planet. The fact that serious AGW skepticism exists, such as here, is NEVER mentioned. Since I live here and only got the local media, I was unaware of such genuine skepticism until a friend mentioned WUWT. In the past few years I’ve learned far more about the climate here than decades reading the Globe, Scientific American and many other media and journals. What really gets personal is that with the same sort of lunacy, the “intellectuals” in the Northeast are trying hard to wipe out all forest mgt.- now that they own big wood homes, loaded with fine wood furniture, and tons of paper products. They are far worse than- the bible thumpers I used to chat with decades ago- who were far more polite and willing to listen to other views, though of course they never changed their minds.

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 12, 2022 7:29 am

One constant with liberals, going back as far as I’ve been able to research, is that they are utterly convinced in their righteousness. They are equally convinced that anyone who disagrees with them is pure evil and sub-human to boot.

This past week, VP Harris declared that the Jan 6 riots were worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Yesterday Biden gave a speech in which he declared that if you opposed the Democrats attempts to steal future elections, you were the reincarnation of Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederacy) and George Wallace rolled into one.

And to think, a little over a year ago, Biden was campaigning on a platform of bringing the country together.

Dr. Bob
Reply to  MarkW
January 12, 2022 9:24 am

Didn’t this strategy work well for Hillary, calling all Middle America “Deplorables”? So, the democrats want to try this again. Isn’t insanity trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Oh Well! Better luck next time.

MarkW
Reply to  Dr. Bob
January 12, 2022 9:58 am

That’s why the Democrats are so desperate to re-write the rules for voting. So they can ensure that they win, no matter how the “deplorables” vote.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dr. Bob
January 12, 2022 10:02 am

Another characteristic of those with mental issues is that they are absolutely convinced that they are sane, and right.

It is the sane that are skeptical and question their sanity.

anthropic
Reply to  MarkW
January 12, 2022 9:05 pm

Jefferson Davis & Bull Connor, as I recall, in contrast to Abe Lincoln. Wonder what their party affiliation was?

MarkW
Reply to  anthropic
January 13, 2022 9:59 am

Every single person that Biden mentioned as being one of the evil ones, was a Democrat.
George Wallace, was also a Democrat, was also mentioned in Biden’s list of evil, and also well liked by Biden early in Biden’s career, when he needed the support of southern voters.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  MarkW
January 13, 2022 8:45 am

A Liberal is just someone who thinks communism makes sense…but likes special privileges for those not in the commune.

Phil R
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 12, 2022 8:12 am

Reminds me of something I read somewhere several years ago.

Q: What’s the difference between a conservative and a liberal?

A: A conservative wants a home in the woods, a liberal already has one.

(or something like that) 🙂

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MarkW
Reply to  Phil R
January 12, 2022 9:58 am

I believe that was a developer vs environmentalist.
Conservatives think liberals are stupid.
Liberals know that conservatives are evil.

beng135
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 12, 2022 6:58 am

I was thinking surrealclimate. I don’t know if they operate/post on that site anymore.

Mandobob
Reply to  Klem
January 12, 2022 6:27 am

I don’t know what “multiverse” you live in but characterizing Schmidt as anything “Right” might be a bit in error. I would characterize him as a left wing nutcase.

MarkW
Reply to  Mandobob
January 12, 2022 7:30 am

That was sarcasm. For example, communists routinely call socialists right wing.

Phil R
Reply to  MarkW
January 12, 2022 8:14 am

Communism is just socialism in a hurry.

MarkW
Reply to  Phil R
January 12, 2022 1:35 pm

They both end up in the same place, the state running everything and a self selected set of “elite” running the state.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 11, 2022 10:56 pm

“…she will bring her expertise in integrated human-Earth system modeling to help ensure the Biden Administration has the data…”

Integrated system modeling does not produce “data”.

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observa
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 12, 2022 4:14 am

I’m sure Dr Calvin will add enormously to the conversation that we have to get digging to save the planet-

It’s not necessary to trash the environment to extract metals needed for renewable energy (theconversation.com)

The use of renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells, will minimize greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming. But use of these systems has to increase — and they require a lot of metal.

Now a lot of you may think that will require a massive amount of digging and diesel.

But this ignores a few things, such as the technology developments that could reduce the carbon footprint of extraction, the potential of a reorganization of the metal supply chain and the possibility of a closer relationship between society and the metals it uses.
Can we change mining technology to reduce its footprint? There is an active community of researchers that says yes.

Some of you might immediately have visions of artisanal mining with picks and shovels here but you wouldn’t have the big picture. There’s natural bacteria as well as more renewables for electrification of the swarm of small machines and then modelling all the information that’s available from mining and bobsyeruncle

These are big ideas that will take time to fully develop. But we believe that a reorganization of the metal supply chain and better connections between society and the metals it uses can more quickly lead to sustainable metal supply. The first step is to unwrap the mineral resources industry to make it more transparent, visible and available to anyone…..

If we want to use renewable energy to keep the atmosphere cool, then mining processes and our current relationship with metals must change. Governments should implement policies that encourage those changes. Industry can also contribute by encouraging business partnerships and engagement with communities and other interested parties.

Simple really and welcome to the new metal-huggers.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  observa
January 12, 2022 4:50 am

But this ignores a few things, such as the technology developments that could reduce the carbon footprint of extraction….”

When I see the word “could” I stop reading. It’s a word not found in real science but it seems to be the most common word found in “climate science”.

Steven S
Reply to  observa
January 12, 2022 5:54 am

And can I guess what ‘..our current relationship with metals must change.’ means?

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Steven S
January 12, 2022 8:07 am

Simple. It means you can’t have any. After all, metals require fossil fuels to be used for extraction of ores, transport, smelting, etc. We can’t have that now can we?

observa
Reply to  Steven S
January 12, 2022 3:52 pm

Hug some and the ones you need in massive quantities will appear if you’re nice to the bacteria too I suppose. Is it the sort of stuff you have to smoke or imbibe in order to teach mining engineering nowadays?

Scott Dunbar receives funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) under a Discovery Grant and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under an Insight Grant.

I guess you can’t really blame them having to play the only game in town for funding.

Curious George(@moudryj)
Reply to  observa
January 12, 2022 7:35 am

Coronavirus was originally meant to extract zinc.. 🙂

Bill Everett
Reply to  observa
January 12, 2022 10:03 am

Renewable energy will definitely keep us cool in the winter.

Graemethecat
Reply to  observa
January 12, 2022 2:04 pm

This person has clearly never heard of Thermodynamics. Converting oxides and sulfides to metals requires enormous amounts of energy, and there is no way round this.

Patrick B
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 12, 2022 6:12 am

And model runs are not “studies” the produce “data”.

The useless Republicans should have removed all funds for climate modeling from all budgets.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 12, 2022 8:04 am

That’s always problem No. 1 – they assume what comes out of their GIGO “models” constitutes “data,” “facts,” evidence” etc. when it is no such thing.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 12, 2022 2:00 pm

For Climatistas like her, model outputs are data. Actual physical measurements are for old fuddy-duddies.

Alan
January 11, 2022 11:03 pm

More degrees than a thermometer

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Alan
January 12, 2022 8:08 am

Yet unlike a thermometer she’ll produce no useful information.

Crowcatcher
January 11, 2022 11:05 pm

and I bet her “carbon footprint” is a lot bigger than mine!!!!!

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Crowcatcher
January 12, 2022 4:54 am

reminds me of the tree huggers who hate all forestry- they all live in big wood homes loaded with top quality wood furniture- and tons of paper- in one such home, owned by a retired piano professor at an Ivy League college- she has several pianos made from tropical hardwoods- but she doesn’t want me to manage timber sales and she wants no more tree cutting to save the planet

Tom Harris
January 11, 2022 11:09 pm

Look at the topic of her PhD thesis: “Participation in international environmental agreements : a game-theoretic study” in 2008.[3]

Lots of game playing ahead, I forecast.

gringojay
Reply to  Tom Harris
January 12, 2022 12:36 am

Naturally.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  gringojay
January 12, 2022 4:58 am

nice- gonna send it to everyone I know

Jim Gorman
Reply to  gringojay
January 12, 2022 5:26 am

Same with shopping! Guys go to get a specific thing, women not so much!

Phil R
Reply to  Tom Harris
January 12, 2022 3:38 am

Stanford University. School of Engineering

Publication date
2007
Copyright date
2008
Note
Submitted to the Department of Management Science and Engineering.
Copyright by the author.
Note
Thesis (Ph. D.)–Stanford University, 2008.

Summary
The Department of Management Science & Engineering leads at the interface of engineering, business, and public policy

She has an ‘effing.business degree.

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Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Phil R
January 12, 2022 4:47 am

She has an ‘effing.business degree.

No, she has a degree in administration. I wouldn’t trust her to run a business. She is trained in how to trim a bureaucracy’s sails to catch the most wind.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Phil R
January 12, 2022 10:09 am

However, she is a she, which is an important qualification to this administration. Although, she would have gotten civil service bonus points if she were transgender.

Markopanama
Reply to  Tom Harris
January 12, 2022 5:34 am

Maybe someone here would care to read her thesis and report. It would be good to know what her playbook looks like.

FWIW, my game theory analysis demonstrates conclusively that no global agreement will ever be reached. Nor is it even possible based on the provable physics of energy usage by all life forms, even including governments but not specifying intelligence as a categorical requirement.

Patrick B
Reply to  Markopanama
January 12, 2022 6:15 am

Plenty of global agreements are reached. No one honors them except the fools and those who financially benefit from them.

TallDave
Reply to  Patrick B
January 12, 2022 11:42 am

you may be confusing model and reality

remember, the other one is where they live

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TallDave
Reply to  Tom Harris
January 12, 2022 11:41 am

let me guess: turns out the the best option is to always let greenies win

M Courtney
January 12, 2022 12:23 am

It is very important to re-position the chairs on the Titanic.
Otherwise you might miss hearing the orchestra play to the end.

beng135
Reply to  M Courtney
January 12, 2022 3:21 am

But she’d be the first off, ahead of the children….

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MarkW
Reply to  beng135
January 12, 2022 10:00 am

But not till the models tell her the ship is sinking.

Coeur de Lion
January 12, 2022 12:26 am

Do you suppose, being a scientist, she secretly knows it’s all a scam and is absolutely terrified?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
January 12, 2022 2:09 am

Yep, it’s not “The end is nigh” they were all hoping for is it?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
January 12, 2022 4:55 am

It’s doubtful she knows. She’s a modeler. If the model disagrees with reality, the modeler thinks, “What’s wrong with reality?” It is not in her best interest to know the truth.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
January 12, 2022 9:49 am

As an engineer, according to her CV, one would hope she might have some idea of the renewable energy scam.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
January 13, 2022 3:55 pm

Looks like her doctorate is in computer science from the Mathematics, Management, and Engineering department. In most professional societies one isn’t eligible for a P. Eng. if your experience is writing computer programs….

TallDave
Reply to  Coeur de Lion
January 12, 2022 11:45 am

doubt it, Fauci killed millions of people and gets mad when you don’t acknowledge him as the living avatar of SCIENCE [thunderclap]

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Robertvd
January 12, 2022 1:49 am

What does she know about the moon ?

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Geoff Sherrington
January 12, 2022 2:04 am

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our nation – and our planet,” Calvin said.
……………………..
Perhaps, Dr Calvin, you can start to put some numbers to these unsettled science equations, to discover how little is really established and has passed hard science criteria. Show us the numbers, please, Dr Calvin.

For a 1⁰C change in global temperature –

  1. By how many millimeters does the sea level surface height change?
  2. By how many ppm does atmospheric CO₂ change?
  3. By how many tonnes does the weight of terrestrial vegetation, like forests, change?
  4. By how much does the pH of the oceans change?
  5. By how many sq km does the average area of cloud cover change?
  6. What change is there to the accumulated cyclone index, ACE?
  7. What is the net change to the global number of –

Birds
Land animals
Marine algae

  1. By how many Watt per square metre does the Top of Atmosphere TOA radiation balance change?
  2. By how many tonnes does the weight of ice change –

Over land
Floating on sea
Grounded over sea

  1. By how much does total precipitable rainfall TPW change?
  2. By what number does the annual count of large bush fires change?
  3. By how many tonnes do yields of major food crops change, expressed as tonnes available per person?

(Paragraph numbers changed on paste from the original 12 “Dirty Dozen” from WUWT a year ago.)
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Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
January 12, 2022 5:56 am

All answers required in millimeters, milliliters, or milligrams for consistency and so we can say worse than we thought.

MarkW
Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
January 12, 2022 7:38 am

Measuring the changing heat content of the oceans in erg’s, because doing so in degrees C isn’t scary at all.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Rick W Kargaard
January 12, 2022 9:46 am

Sea level rise should be published in microns.
Same concept of how they now report oil spills in tablespoons
Need big numbers in sales, that is how it works

Ron Long
January 12, 2022 2:05 am

So NASA lurches to the left under the Biden Administration. The control of their funding is less than a year away from adjustment, and less than 3 years away from serious review. I have encouraged many persons to tour the NASA complex at Cape Canaveral, Florida, it is truly something you will never forget, especially a Saturn 5 rocket on it side and a retired Space Shuttle, but now I wonder how it will be changed?

MarkW
Reply to  Ron Long
January 12, 2022 7:40 am

They have both of those in Huntsville as well.
One time when we were visiting, we met an elderly gentleman near the moon buggy. Turns out he had been hired as a guide by the center, because he was on the team that designed and built the moon buggies. Talked to him for over an hour, one of the best conversations I’ve ever had.

Ian Smith
January 12, 2022 2:43 am

Any info on how her models have played out?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Ian Smith
January 12, 2022 4:52 am

That’s not important. “Once the models are run, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department”, says Katherine von Braun. (Apologies to Tom Lehrer)

beng135
January 12, 2022 2:53 am

She just looks like a card-carrying commie.

Allan MacRae
January 12, 2022 2:55 am

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our nation – and our planet,” Calvin said. “NASA is a world leader in climate and Earth science. – Calvin
Climate change is another term for catastrophic human-made global warming. As such, I must disagree, it is not a challenge, it is not even a problem, it is and always has been a false crisis.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 12, 2022 6:02 am

Not only is it not a problem, or ever likely to be one, but it is a net benefit in all aspects.

2hotel9
January 12, 2022 3:33 am

So this chick is just going to spew the same lies that have been spewed all along and Schmidt is going to continue stealing our tax dollars. Why is this news?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  2hotel9
January 12, 2022 5:03 am

Biden wants to show how PC his administration is by appointing a woman to the job. Here in Massachusetts, the state is so PC, that women get all the top jobs in the state government. I could be wrong, but it seems that most organizations are now “led” by women- all sorts of enterprises, especially NGOs, newspapers, magazines. A logger’s trade journal, “The Northern Logger” now has a woman editor. She’s doing an OK job, but its obvious that it’s more PC taking over America.

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 12, 2022 7:43 am

The Biden administration has approved using race to determine who gets first choice of available COVID treatments.

Matthew A. Siekierski
January 12, 2022 4:05 am

Remember when NASA’s focus was Aeronautics and Space? Good times.

Quelgeek
Reply to  Matthew A. Siekierski
January 12, 2022 5:00 am

It does appear that NASA is host organism to a parasite. Someone probably intended some of NASA’s cachet should attach to that parasite. But c’mon, that Webb telescope—that’s some impressive stuff. Scratch the parasite but don’t write off the dog.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Quelgeek
January 12, 2022 9:42 am

The core function is still there. How much better would that core function perform if so many resources weren’t devoted to falsifying data and supporting the narrative?

TallDave
Reply to  Matthew A. Siekierski
January 12, 2022 11:47 am

just don’t ask about the Ministry of Love

Matthew Sykes
January 12, 2022 5:02 am

40 years of service at NASA, and Gavin Schmidt”

What a waste of a life. 40 years of fiddling temperature data, and that’s it, that all you have to show for your time on earth.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Matthew Sykes
January 13, 2022 11:55 am

…. and you only get one life.

If reincarnation was real, he could come back as a worm.

January 12, 2022 5:05 am

Just more modeling incest

Josh Scandlen
January 12, 2022 5:24 am

NASA is apolitical, eh? And we trust them for the “moon landing” where they lost
all the original documents?

Phil R
Reply to  Josh Scandlen
January 12, 2022 1:55 pm

They lost all the original documents on the moon??? what have you been smoking?

Markopanama
January 12, 2022 5:26 am

I’m all in favor of smart women succeeding in male dominated professions. But this smacks of the typical approach: remove two overpaid men, give the woman both jobs and pay her less than either man. Use her for progressive pr while setting her up to fail. Typical Biden approach. Look at his VP.

MarkW
Reply to  Markopanama
January 12, 2022 7:44 am

Harris wasn’t set up to fail, she did that all on her own.

Frank from NoVA
January 12, 2022 5:45 am

At her first press conference, someone should hold up a placard showing John Christy’s spaghetti graph of the GCMs and ask her a) which one of the models is correct and b) why don’t any of the models agree with the satellite and radio sonde data they’ve been collecting for decades.

Ted
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
January 12, 2022 9:14 am

First show the spaghetti graph of GCMs without the real world data and ask which one is hers.

Pat Frank
January 12, 2022 6:15 am

Calvin holds master’s and doctoral degrees in management, science, and engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Her publication list is all modeling work, with CO₂ as bugaboo-in-residence.

So, she’s never worked as a scientist. She’s a pseudo-science partisan.

Great. Let’s make her NASA’s science advisor. What could go wrong?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Pat Frank
January 12, 2022 6:41 am

Also PNNL government lab rat.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 12, 2022 10:21 am

Almost got a job there once. However, the young female hiring manager said I was asking too much money to live in such a god-forsaken place.

Trying to Play Nice
January 12, 2022 6:24 am

I think she was appointed so Joe Biden would pay more attention to NASA. They will send her to meetings so Joe can sniff her hair.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
January 12, 2022 9:39 am

I assume Hillary didn’t mind having him standing close behind her the way she minded with Trump during that debate.

John Garrett
January 12, 2022 6:55 am

Mainstream media has steadfastly refused to report the energy disaster that is ongoing in Britain and Europe.

Because of the utter failure of wind and solar-electricity generation (combined with Europe’s colossal wrong-way bet on natural gas supplies from Gazprom), the prices of electricity and natural gas in Europe are now 7-8× what they are in the U.S.

It is a gigantic clusterf*ck and there is a genuine possibility of large scale cold-related fatalities (and, most assuredly, of energy poverty). There have already been instances of large industry closures due to skyrocketing feedstock prices (see European fertilizer manufacturers for one glaring example).

The failure of U.S. media to report this is mind-boggling. They are deliberately and intentionally failing to inform the public.
   
It is the height of irresponsibility.   
   

AGW is Not Science
January 12, 2022 7:54 am

“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our nation – and our planet,”

Despite all those degrees, based on this quote she’s clearly just another extensively educated, that is to say deluded, idiot.

BERNARD STEPHEN FITZGERALD
January 12, 2022 9:13 am

Her first job will be to control the platinum standard USCRN system can’t have virtual flatlining from the only fit for purpose surface temp records on the planet. What a headache having unmolested data blowing a hole in the correlation party.

Pat from Kerbob
January 12, 2022 9:35 am

If she is in modelling, doesn’t that say it all?
Her life must be alarmism.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
January 12, 2022 10:25 am

Anybody in climate modeling has to have a firm background in reality to know when their models are off the rails. Otherwise, they put too much stock in the numbers being spit out by the program.

Gordon A. Dressler
January 12, 2022 11:00 am

From her biography, as published by Wikipedia, for what it’s worth:

“Calvin was a lead author on the “Mitigation” chapter of the United States’ third National Climate Assessment in 2014. The chapter describes the degree that which reduced global carbon dioxide emissions would alleviate the effects of climate change and concludes that the world’s governments would need to heavily reduce the amount of global carbon dioxide emissions by the end of the century in order limit the global increase in temperature to 3-5 °F (1.6-2.7 °C). The chapter closes by offering potential measures to reduce the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions.

“Calvin has contributed to two IPCC special reports on climate change. In 2018 the IPCC used Calvin’s research on its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Calvin was a contributing author on chapter two of the report, which offered strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change in order to prevent a global average temperature increase of 1.5 °C. The article cited Calvin’s research on land use and its relationship with socioeconomic and environmental effects.

“Calvin also contributed to the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land in 2019. This report examines the effect that elevated greenhouse gasses will have on the planet from a perspective of human land usage. Calvin was a coordinating lead author in the report’s sixth chapter, in which her research was used extensively throughout. Chapter six offers pathways of mitigating the harmful effects of global climate change on land use, such as reduced deforestation and agricultural diversification.”

So, it is quite clear that Dr. Calvin is entering her role at NASA as Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor with a heavy bias toward AGW/CAGW.

Does science need to be objective? Apparently, NASA does not believe so.

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joe
January 12, 2022 11:13 am

does anyone here think that if the current group of nasa employees were working on the mercury/gemini appolo program, they could have put a man on the moon?

TonyG
Reply to  joe
January 12, 2022 11:34 am

Possibly, but he would have been all over the moon…

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  joe
January 12, 2022 2:43 pm

Unfortunately, NASA has, as they say, “lost the recipe” and is unlikely to still have what it takes to manage a program to return humans to the Moon.

Following the final Moon landing and end of the Apollo program in 1975, the first real NASA program to attempt to “return to the Moon” was dubbed Constellation, which started in 2005 (that’s a 30 year gap!) and ran through 2009.

2005 was 17 years ago . . . in comparison, at the direction of President Kennedy, NASA took just a tad more 8 years to successfully go from the Mercury program technology level to the first Moon landing!

Following official termination of Constellation, there were a mishmash of various less-ambition programs until 2017, when President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1, a change in national space policy that specifically targeted a U.S.-led, integrated program with private sector partners for a human return to the Moon, followed by missions to Mars and beyond.

In May 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the new program would be named Artemis. The initial objective of Artemis was a Moon landing by 2024.

NASA has accomplished little to-date on Artemis . . . and there is no chance in Hades of achieving a Moon landing in CY2024 . . . heck, NASA hasn’t even selected a design approach for the necessary throttling lunar lander engine(s).

At this rate, NASA will be lucky to make their first attempt at a Moon landing by year 2030. And I expect the Chinese will be there before then.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 13, 2022 8:24 pm

… the new program would be named Artemis.

It is easy to forget that Artemis is the sister of Apollo. It was made clear that the goal of the Artemis program is to put a woman on the moon. It is unclear what, if any, scientific goals the program has. The technology will be state-of-the-art, out of necessity because there aren’t any Saturn V rockets left. This is all political theater without the side benefits of finding out if the surface is even safe to land and walk on, or what it is made of. I do hope the militant feminists appreciate how much money is being spent on their agenda.

John Endicott
Reply to  joe
January 13, 2022 6:42 am

Not a proverbial snowballs chance.

TallDave
January 12, 2022 11:33 am

maybe she can send a rocket to one of the worlds she predicted in her models

TallDave
January 12, 2022 11:40 am

“human-Earth system modeling”

googled this and it’s even worse than I imagined

JGCRI even features a tool aptly named HECTOR

parameterized political opinions

no word on the CAJOLE and EXAGGER8 apps

Ragnaar
January 12, 2022 1:48 pm

“…averting mission impacts due to climate.”
It was climate change that caused the rocket to blow up.
The climate always impacts missions. You use it to brake re-entry vehicles. How do we avert that? The climate leaks into space and slows down the ISS. Can we avert that?

Rich Davis
January 12, 2022 3:42 pm

Anything that includes the phrase “help Biden” has got to be bad, unless we’re talking palliative care.

Andy Pattullo
January 12, 2022 3:56 pm

Climate modelling – so an expert in creating propaganda dressed as science.

Sky King
January 12, 2022 3:58 pm

She will,give the data to Buck Fiden so that,he can keep the planet safe. Such illusions of grandeur and omnipotence

Mickey Reno
January 12, 2022 5:19 pm

I suppose it’s too much to hope for that this climate scaredy baby will believe it’s possible for water vapor and liquid oceans to exist on the planet even if CO2 were at zero ppm, something, that Gavin claims to be true without evidence. And btw, which seems like something you could test for in the laboratory and easily disprove.

Then, all NASA related temperature datasets could also be immediately switched over to UAH data.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mickey Reno
January 12, 2022 7:57 pm

Australia had a female Chief scientist. She did not last long before resigning. Wonder how long this lady will last.

Walter Sobchak
January 12, 2022 9:37 pm

From her picture she is very smug.

King Coal
January 13, 2022 12:34 pm

The lunatics really are running the asylum – modelling is great to prove your lies are facts – any computer savvy 12 year old can do that

John_C
January 13, 2022 5:48 pm

Is Bill Watterson still around? I think we’re going to see more Calvin Ball in the future.

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