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What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : An Honest Look at The Limits To Growth (Ugo Bardi)

A couple days ago I stumbled on AEI’s Mark J. Perry’s April 21st article (yet another regurgitation of Ronald Bailey’s imaginative 2000 Political PR con job): “18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year.” This “18” PR campaign is related to the malicious attacks on the book The Limits of Growth. Ugo Bardi who has spent many years…

2019-01-08 08:19   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : f) Considering the Missing Key to Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisteria”

... and this one was the climax. I nailed it. Doesn't matter much that few seem to get it or care, this one is my gem. The culmination of my heroic introspective journey. See, I was a genuine darma bum, as a young man I threw myself to experiencing life and the road, the wind and my own wits. Been able to walk in many shoes for a distance, known many beautiful people and have enjoyed many…

2019-01-01 03:42   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : e) Map v Territory Problem, Statistical Certainty vs Geophysical Realities

. . . since New Year's Eve is upon us, I feel like collecting some of my favorite essays in an effort to summarize my perspective. Here are explanatory highlights from two articles that seemed to totally piss off the big boys. 'How dare a street urchin insinuate himself into their discussion,' is the message I received loud and clear. Well I dared because I thought the academic system was…

2019-01-01 03:06   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Considering our dysfunctional public dialogue, in 14 verses.

2018 was the climax of a decade long crescendo in my decades long effort to network with rationalists, scientists and science communicators, in what I fancied was our communal struggle to confront the nonsense that corporate funded science contrarians and select politicians were so successfully peddling to an under-informed and mostly disinterested public - and since New Year's Eve is upon…

2018-12-31 23:21   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Intellectually Confronting Faith-Based thinking and Dogma Driven Deceptions

2018 was the climax of a decade long crescendo in my decades long effort to network with rationalists, scientists and science communicators, in what I fancied was our communal struggle to confront the dishonest nonsense that corporate funded science contrarians and select politicians were so successfully peddling to an under-informed and mostly disinterested public - and since New Year's Eve…

2018-12-31 18:22   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Saying No To Reality, denying the Geologic Column. A response.

Since, 2018 was the climax of a decade long crescendo in my decades long effort to network with rationalists, scientists and science communicators, in what I fancied was our communal struggle to confront the nonsense that corporate funded science contrarians and select politicians were so successfully peddling to an under-informed and mostly disinterested public - and since New Year's Eve is…

2018-12-31 06:20   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Who says understanding Earth’s Evolution is irrelevant?

2018 was the climax of a decade long crescendo in my decades long effort to network with rationalists, scientists and science communicators, in what I fancied was our communal struggle to confront the nonsense that corporate funded science contrarians and select politicians were so successfully peddling to an under-informed and mostly disinterested public. Now with New Year's Eve upon us I…

2018-12-31 04:32   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : STOP CALLING "SURFACE" TEMPERATURES GLOBAL TEMPS ! ! !

Yesterday a casual google search triggered a flurry of recent stories from a spectrum of news outlets, most with breathless headlines about two years of global temperature drop - that leaves me stupefied. Too many of these stories with all their handwringing and confused writing either ignore or bury the fact that they are discussing Earth's surface temperatures. Why can't we get the simplest…

2018-12-01 15:01   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Ildiko Valeria Miesler (12-20-1925 / 11-24-2018)

Ildiko Valeria MieslerDecember 20, 1925 - November 24, 2018You were a most extraordinary mother,sowing and nurturing the seeds of love, caring, curiosity, family, and belonging. Looking back from 63 I realize how you made us aware of our connection to this Earth that created us and the human spirit within us, “Behold children what two hands have achieved.”For navigating a challenging…

2018-11-26 06:15   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : President Kennedy, reminiscing on a loss that gets greater with every year.

No November 22nd has gone by without me thinking about President Kennedy and his untimely death with it's profound impact on the future direction of American and world politics. Not that he was a saint, but he was a capable intelligent Mensch, a beloved leader of men, someone who cared and loved learning and loved people. After rereading a little piece I wrote five years ago I got to thinking…

2018-11-23 06:58   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Blistering Response to Dismissal of Climate Action Demands. Lizia Woolf

I myself have been in a hell of a struggle with hopelessness for many years. Its like the tide coming in, every wave hits a bit harder than the last, but then I shake off the hit and keep on keeping on, until the next one comes along that knocks me over. After all, hope is a survival strategy in hopeless times - I like that. Unfortunately, the general public apathy, disconnect, along with the…

2018-11-20 16:41   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Morning after, 2018Election. Ducking hard questions. R. Samuelson

Robert Samuelson a columnist for the Washington Post echoed some of my feelings so well that I want to share some of it over here. Considering the 2018 election results (not a complete disaster but, ...) it seems a fairly sure bet that the next two years will be filled with the Democratic House investigating our Russian obligate President and Trump’s all around lawlessness, while the GOP…

2018-11-07 19:46   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Flashback, April 2018 a stab at our dysfunctional dialogue, Colorado Democratic Assembly.

This is side two of the flier I handed out at the 2018 Colorado Democratic Assembly/Convention (side one). I notice I've improved a bit in subsequent writings, but will leave this version as it was. (Oh and it looked nicer formatted in two columns, but its the substance that matters so hope this will do.)A few thoughts regarding Climate Science and our dysfunctional public dialogueI’ve spent…

2018-11-07 19:18   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Intellectually Confronting Faith-Based thinking and Dogma Driven Tribalism.

Here we are election eve and I simply want to say hello and let folks know I'm still around. A bit battered but knowing I gave it a pretty good shot. Could have been better, but not stranded within this party of one, it is what it is. Nowadays, besides being crowded by work and obligations, I'm drained by the enduring general apathy, not just towards what I've written, worse towards our…

2018-11-06 04:14   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fruits of our Failures to Engage, Sen. McConnell thanks "women clowns" - Kavanaugh debacle

At the previously mentioned dialogue over at ATTP the following article was introduced with: “Can better communication move people from a state of apathy to action on man-made climate change, or will it take a catastrophic Black Swan climate event* to do so? For more about the apathy problem, read…

2018-10-09 04:27   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fruits of our Failures to Engage, Kavanaugh drama.

I had an interesting exchange today. Related to my constant agitating climate science communicators about the need to directly engage contrarians, and just as repeatedly, being rebuffed by the big boys. See, I've been repeatedly reassured: Climate science contrarians, or for that matter these days die-hard Trump supporters, “are a “lost cause” and a distinct minority of the US population.…

2018-10-05 05:56   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Considering critique of "Missing Key to Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisteria” "

I received an interesting critique on my column - The Missing Key to Stephen Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisteria” - I appreciated the questions and enjoyed the opportunity to correct the writer's misunderstanding regarding what I wrote. I invited the writer over here to share, but alas, it never happened. So, I'm going to share his critique anyways.

2018-09-19 03:21   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Confronting Republican Deception - Science, Activism, Networking, Engaging in debate.

Selections from the previous list of key blog posts.The Situation: The disconnected-from-physical-reality GOP attacks on climate science (a.i.) have reached horrifying levels with the Trump Administration. Yet science loving rationalists, pluralists, progressives, liberals, Democrats still haven’t developed effective messaging for directly confronting the most childish of Republican…

2018-09-02 17:28   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Science communicators, I ask for a moment of your time and consideration, please.

As a follow up to The Missing Key to Stephen Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisteria” I want to share a selection of blog posts that focus on various other aspects (keys) to better understanding of the Republicans blind-faith driven mass deception and self-inflicted self-stupification regarding matters of extreme importance to our future health and…

2018-09-02 17:16   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Missing Key to Stephen Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisteria”

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Missing Key to Stephen Gould’s“Nonoverlapping Magisteria”“… missing was a much more fundamental division crying out for recognition. Specifically, the magisteria of Physical Reality vs the magisteria of our Human Mindscape. …”© Peter Miesler, August 21,…

2018-09-01 14:59   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 8/31/2018 - reset

It’s been an interesting, satisfying month for me. Feels like I’ve cracked a riddle I’ve been circling around for decades. When I think of some of the posts that lead to this breakthrough I’m reminded of a complain I once received about sometimes repeating myself and being boring. I giggle because yes, I’ve been working with variations on a theme that to disinterested eyes probably are boring…

2018-09-01 03:12   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : The missing key to Stephen Gould’s “Nonoverlapping Magisterium.”

“… missing was a much more fundamental division crying out for recognition. Specifically, the magisterium of Physical Reality vs. the magisterium of our Human Mindscape. …”© Peter Miesler, August 21, 2018 Four Corners Free Press, September issueThe increasingly shrill and disconnected from physical reality attacks on science by faith-based organizations and individuals has me thinking about…

2018-08-24 03:39   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Exploring the Map vs Territory Problem - via the Brown Ocean Effect and Dr. Trenberth (revisited)

Time for something a little more thoughtful than jousting with Steele's LandscapesAndCycles snow job. Since Trenberth's talk at Fort Lewis College inspired my previously posted FCFP column; which in turn inspired Mr GOP to share Jim Steele's complain about the lack of debate; which in turn lead to the forgoing series examining Mr. Steele's base disingenuousness and which isn't quite finished…

2018-08-23 03:51   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : (Sd8) Heartland Podcast, LandscapesAndCycles Steele (1/27/15) the overview

This is important because the Republican's malicious power-political game of nonstop attack on serious science continues unabated. I've discovered Jim Steele's bullshit factory continues bigger and better than ever. Doing his best to stupefy and confuse people. This stuff needs to receive more of a spot light, not to convert anyone, but simply to help our own community and rational citizens…

2018-08-15 04:37   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : (Sd7)(Malicious) Abuse of Our Free Speech Rights (LandscapesandCycles-Steele)

August 2018, Four Corners Free Press, Cortez, Colorado Back in January, my Four Corner Free Press column was built around a talk by climate scientist Dr. Trenberth, an authority on our planet’s global heat and moisture distribution engine. In March there was a Letter to the FCFP Editor offering an alternative. The writer offhandedly dismissed the scientific “consensus” as though it were…

2018-08-10 16:26   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Steele: tl;dr. Okay, in 230 words. (Landscapesandcycles net)

Jim Steele responds: “tl;dr"Okay, lets cut to the chase:In a nutshell, Jim Steele proposes that landscapes and natural cycles are more powerful drivers of global warming than our insulating atmosphere. His intellectual underpinning is a self-certain, but never explained, rejection of CO2 science. He maintains it's a hoax with political underpinnings. Something his Republican audiences want…

2018-08-09 19:25   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : (Sd5) Correcting Jim Steele’s poop on Peter Miesler, aka citizenschallenge.

Since I have Jim Steele’s attention (among others) it’s time to respond to his 2015 LandscapesAndCycles’s blog article: “Clarifying Peter Miesler’s (aka CitizenChallenged) Dishonest Internet Sniping: Emperor Penguins” before moving on to my recent FCFP column.My investigation into Jim Steele and his LandscapesAndCycles nonsense was/is also intended for students of the climate…

2018-08-08 03:59   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : (Sd5) Correcting Jim Steele’s poop on Peter Miesler, aka citizenschallenge.

Since I have Jim Steele’s attention (among others) it’s time to respond to his 2015 LandscapesAndCycles’s blog article: “Clarifying Peter Miesler’s (aka CitizenChallenged) Dishonest Internet Sniping: Emperor Penguins” before moving on to my recent FCFP column.My investigation into Jim Steele and his LandscapesAndCycles nonsense was/is also intended for students of the climate…

2018-08-07 06:33   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Jim Steele Responds to Citizenschallenge - LandscapesandCycles fraud

Preferring to ignore the email I sent him, which read:Dear Jim Steele,Some know-nothing from Kettering, Ohio wrote a Letter to the Four Corners Free Press complaining about my "one-sided" description of climate science, and the guy waved you around as some alternative expert to counter Dr. Kevin Trenberth's words. You can imagine that got my goat, so you're back in play buddy . I once again…

2018-08-04 18:41   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Mr.GOP don't buy Jim Steele's Fraud - Steele debate #3

My upcoming column at the Four Corners Free Press is a response to a Letter to the Editor that complained about my "one-sided" approach to telling the climate science story. The writer, whom I’ll refer to as Mr. GOP, then steps into a steaming pile when his suggested alternative expert turned out to be my old pal Jim Steele. As it happens I’ll bet I’m as familiar with Jim Steele’s…

2018-07-29 15:10   Click to comment


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