Question construction issues (sea-level rise, venture capital)
Posted May 29, 2014 by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff:
The questions not so well constructed in this round. For example, mean sea level rose by more than 10 mm in the year 2011 (after falling in 2010)- what you really meant was "when will the 20 year running mean of sea level rise rate first exceed 3 mm/year" or something like that. For the "venture capital" question, it's hard to know whether we're supposed to imagine that "venture capital" means the "investor" is looking for return on investment, or just trying to buy the largest over-all reduction of carbon for the $200 billion expenditure.
Adminmoderator (Admin, visionprize) commented
Vision Prize Research Team:
Thanks very much for pointing out this flaw in Question 1. Revisions are being considered; the current wording of this question will not be scored.