Gavin Schmidt quotes

  • You can get good science out of stupid questions. If someone says the world is flat, maybe in proving them wrong you can calculate the curvature of the Earth more precisely.
    -- Gavin Schmidt

    #Stupid #World #Earth

  • It is expected that there will be discrepancies between models and observations. However, why these arise and what one should conclude from them are interesting and more subtle than most people realize. Indeed, such discrepancies are the classic way we learn something new.
    -- Gavin Schmidt

    #People #Interesting #Way

  • It’s the whole or it’s nothing.
    -- Gavin Schmidt

  • If the models are as flawed as critics say you have to ask yourself, 'How come they work?'
    -- Gavin Schmidt

    #Critics #Flawed #Models

  • While the ranking of individual years can be affected by chaotic weather patterns, the long-term trends are attributable to drivers of climate change that right now are dominated by human emissions of greenhouse gases...
    -- Gavin Schmidt

    #Change #Years #Data

  • It’s the whole or it’s nothing.
    -- Gavin Schmidt

    #Whole

  • When you have success on the field, you're more popular and you have that fame that comes with it. You realize you're in the public eye more and you've got to be a little bit more careful about some of the things you're doing out in public and make sure you're smart about the things you say. You're still going to make mistakes from time to time, but you represent an even greater population and people are that much more looking for you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or fall down or say something really stupid that's going to get you in trouble.

  • I heard my name." Ash's voice startles me. "You tow better not be making fun of me about this stupid bra Mama's making me wear. I've had it with the jokes. I'll break both your noses if it doesn't stop.

  • We could have made it to the Arizona border in a few more hours if we hadn't been distracting each other with stupid little arguments. Don't get me wrong; I liked J.Lo fine. I've made that bed. But I'm not sure there's a person in the world I could be with twenty-four hours a day for three weeks without getting a little snippy. If I ever meet such a person, I'm marrying them.

  • As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

  • I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made.

  • I am not a pessimist but a pejorist (as George Eliot said she was not an optimist but a meliorist); and that philosophy is founded on my observation of the world, not on anything so trivial and irrelevant as personal history.

  • Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.

  • For the curse of Cain, the curse of being an outcast and a wanderer over the face of the earth has been removed...

  • Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

  • I'm just a down-to-earth guy.

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