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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

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Need a Real Dialogue About Climate - FCFP, January 2018 - Steele debate #2

I've been finishing up my line by line dissection of Mr. GOP's March Letter to the Four Corners Free Press Editor. Since he was complaining about how I presented climate science I figured I should include the column he was taking issue with. It appeared in the January 2018 Four Corners Free Press.We need a real dialogue about climate. by Peter Miesler, January 2018, Four Corners Free…

2018-07-29 01:33   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : I am an Earth Centrist.

Thought I had the day to finish a couple projects inside and outside, but alas, the phone rings. That's the down side of my current business plan, but that's a different discussion. The reason I'm posting this is because it's some thoughts I've been working on for decades and I'm finally getting close and I want to share even if it's far from finished. Curious to see if anyone wants to bounce…

2018-07-27 17:22   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Revisiting Jim Steele's LandscapesAndCycles Fraud - first an index of past research

This month my Four Corners Free Press submission considers a Letter to the Editor in March which accused me of presenting a one-sided opinion about our manmade global warming reality. Worse, Jim Steele got held up as some authority who’s opinion must be considered on a par with serious scientists, which he certainly is not.Ironically, I know all about Jim Steele’s LandscapesandCycles scam…

2018-07-23 04:44   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Earth Centrist ponders, polite or honest ?

I've been too busy to do much with my project to dissect JohnSmith's crazy-making, but our exchange at YouTube continues and I believe this particular response is worth sharing with like-minded 'Children of the Intellectual Enlightenment' and rational fact-based thinkers and humanists.{ More than ever we need to step up and engage with the childish tenets of faith-blinded delusionals, not to…

2018-07-08 17:10   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Kristin Mink Responds To Calls For Civility

Given the Trump Administration Fire Hose of atrocities, this is already old news, still it belongs in this collection dedicated to provoking some deeper thought about what we are doing to ourselves and how we Children of the Intellectual Enlightenment will confront the attack on Democracy, our way of governing and rational thinking that is currently underway.Teacher Who Confronted Pruitt…

2018-07-08 15:09   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Bibliography Pruitt's Secrecy + ME FIRST state of mind

Good news Pruitt is gone, but keep in mind, the people that put him into that position love the job he did. You can bet Andrew Wheeler will be even worse, because he’s a smooth operator. After all their goal is vandalize the E.P.A.’s regulatory abilities as much as possible. And to do so with absolutist disregard for governmental rules and standards, or the public outcry and condemnation…

2018-07-06 06:43   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Explaining the Geologic Column to Psalm1Tree'.

Over at my ConfrontingScienceContrarians blogspot I examined a recent exchange with a god fearing delusional - oh ..., Is that rude? I would submit, it's not a fraction as rude as the ruthless malicious trickery and lies Faith-Blinded people and their various ME FIRST cults have committed against constructive learning and sober assessment of critical down to Earth physical facts for the past…

2018-07-05 21:12   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : EPA unable to find Scott Pruitt's Alternate Climate Science. Judge unimpressed.

I, citizenschallenge, am unaffiliated with PEER - I share their press release out of my own concerns that too few Americans are aware of the scope of the GOP’s ruthless, unethical, ME FIRST inspired, attacks on climate scientists and their work. More people need to speak up and support legitimate thoughtful efforts such as those by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility....…

2018-07-02 18:36   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fruits of Ignoring Deliberate Deception

Since no one's looking at my ConfrontingScienceContrarians.blogspot.com, I figure may as well also post this over here. It all started with an off-the-wall assertion made by a Creationist(s) regarding the Geologic Column. https://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2013/08/ancient-landscapes-of-colorado-plateau.htmlalso see: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/rcb7/Grand_Staircase.html. . . Psalm1Tree, a YouTube…

2018-06-22 05:25   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Judge Howell rules: Pruitt must justify his climate science denial. (Text of Complete Ruling)

With a tip of my hat to Arstechnica, I reproduce a verbatim copy of Chief Judge Beryl's ruling in PEER's Freedom Of Information Act case against Scott Pruitt, the GOP's Environmental Protection Agency vandal. I have only added some bold highlights, a few extra paragraph breaks to help with clarity and one link to background regarding Pruitt.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UNITED STATES DISTRICT…

2018-06-07 05:54   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility needs help to block Pruitt's insurgency against the EPA

I received the following email from Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) that I want to share. PEER needs more help to block Pruitt’s insurgency against our nation’s EPA. Can you offer them some support?A new scheme by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to raise private donations for a personal legal defense…

2018-06-01 04:08   Click to comment


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