Climatequote, 2009 – Final
Posted by Jeff Id on January 17, 2010
After about 1750 votes in the first round, the competition was stiff. While James Hansen could be declared the winner for taking 29% of the vote across his many entries, we’re going to 50% and Dr. Gavin Schmidt jumped in with a stunning last minute entry from Real Climate. While the quote is slightly out of context, it nevertheless demonstrates the mindset of climatology and has earned the wrath of the readers.
It seems, Gavin just couldn’t let Hansen take all the marbles without any competition. From Climategate, we learned that if nothing else these guys are a competitive bunch. Think about how everything was tied up for Hansen as he threw one crazy quote after another all year, Gavin sneakily hides in the background waiting for a carefully chosen end of year moment to jump in and take a run at the trophy. Originally I was thinking there might be 3 quotes in this round, but these two fierce competitors stood out well in front of the pack.
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