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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

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

Food for thought.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1) Uncertainties vs. known Physical CertaintiesIt is a disservice to constantly allow trivial uncertainties to become the focal point of the public discussion.In real life when we get mired or overwhelmed by increasingly complex situations, we stop, back off a little, get reoriented with the big picture, reacquaint…

2018-05-31 07:53   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Bibliography - Articles Reporting on Scott Pruitt's War on our EPA

Thinking about root causes and bubbles, it seems to me our fundamental problem, the one that spawns all others - is that pretty near everyone, from top to bottom, clings to the notion that increasing economic growth is our cure-all, sadly sober math and unavoidable physical reality makes clear that it’s the path to speeding humanity’s self-destruction. So it goes.Over the past year, I’ve…

2018-05-28 07:26   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Bibliography - GOP and Trump's Attacks on USA's Democratic Principles and Institutions

Democracy Under Trump: What Is Being Lost?It's been a while since I've posted, partly because I'm now quite busy and preoccupied with jobs, but also because I'm in a funk of disappointment. What's the point of stealing the time and putting in the effort, when there's nobody out there? Along with that, the malicious recall effort against Gwen Lachelt fell short, but was given two extra weeks to…

2018-05-27 03:04   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : notes 4/14/18 - Of Hope - and evangelical patriarchy's victimization complex.

As they say, in the end it’s like the blink of an eye. It’s done and I’m feeling good about it. 500 fliers, I stuck to my resolution and engaged with nearly 400 people, actually more, I’m not counting declines. Though I kept them to a minimum since I was targeting a specific audience, young, intelligent, serious looking like they were here for business. Of course, scientific method…

2018-04-15 13:13   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Memes Courier - Colorado Democratic Assembly 2018 - Intellectually Confronting Faith-Based thinking

I'm at my fourth Colorado Democratic Assembly and I've always been a pamphleteer. Not the easiest for a private shy sort of guy. So I've been rather passive, offering my pages and ready for dialogue but not stepping forward to engage people. Time passes, we learn more with every day and this year I've promised myself to step it up a little and reach out to people to introduce the topic and…

2018-04-14 04:56   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Greenman, Rahmstorf - "Red Team" Kelly killed it. Opportunities missed, it's a shame.

From a scientist's perspective Dr. Rahmstorf is correct and I completely agree with him. What everyone seems to be overlooking is what a fantastic public education opportunity a Red Team Blue Team showdown could be.Blue team, not of scientists, but a team of savvy climate science communicators with thorough understanding of GOP contrarian arguments and tactics along with their scientific…

2018-03-13 05:43   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : White House quietly issues OMB report vindicating Obama regulations

More facts to help expose the lie behind Libertarians Deregulation Siren’s Song. Here's another example of Enlightened Self-Interest showing itself to be the more rational constructive way to approach our problems. I’ll leave the rest of this story to someone who can explain it better than I can. These are the facts we need to learn about and share with others.…

2018-03-07 16:47   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : This Is What Democracy Looks Like - Breen LandUseCode Community Meeting

After a short intro with a big digression, here's the follow up to my previous post, which looked at the connections between "SaveLaPlata" and the Koch octopus. Here's a report on a very informative local meeting and example of genuine democracy in action.I appreciate this concerns but one obscure county, still change the names and the contrived local "issue" - and this is playing out…

2018-03-01 18:25   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : “O the irony!” says "Save"LaPlata's front man, Peters. The irony indeed.

This is an updated version of "SaveLaPlataCounty's "Facts" Tainted by Koch's DarkMoney Tentacles" (2/16), this expanded version was inspired by SaveLaPlataCounty's Dave Peters' bile filled PR release of 2/22. I submit another study in Intellectual Confrontation, you could also call it simply speaking up for honesty, and trying to rationally describe the process. In any event, it's something we…

2018-02-28 00:41   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Confronting the Koch machine’s hostile take-over bid

Hello, stopping by to say I haven't forgotten about CSC, WUWTW or global warming issues but that's been effectively derailed for at least another month. Then again, what I'm working on now isn't so far removed from my core mission, callout and confront political liars with factual evidence, and constructive debates. Which is why I want to share this example. You see some Koch front groups have…

2018-02-26 06:03   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : AFP and Koch's libertarianism - Why It Matters To Set Them Straight. [INDEX 2/17/18]

February 2, 2018Five Myths About the Koch Brothers - Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Theda Skocpol* - 2016https://americansforkochsprosperity.blogspot.com/2018/02/five-myths-about-kochs.html... and Why It Matters To Set Them Straight.I've had a few more days to continue my crash course into Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers and "Libertarian" ideology in general. The convoluted logic and…

2018-02-03 16:52   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Americans for (Koch's) Prosperity - a closer look

Americans for (Koch's) Prosperity.blogspothttp://americansforkochsprosperity.blogspot.comThey say life is what happens while you're busy making plans. This past Thursday I was waylaid by the fact that Americans for Prosperity has invaded our little eastern slope Colorado town with the intention of removing a much liked County Commissioner because she shows concern for the local environment and…

2018-02-01 07:08   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : "12) Faith-based Thinking: God or EGO?" - GOP's hate-on for Pluralism

I've reached out to some internet acquaintances, some scientists and communicators, telling them about my new blogging effort ConfrontingScienceContrarians, trying to get a little feedback. Nothing much by way of response, these are busy people with bigger concerns filling their days, plus they come from a more establishment background. And me, what am I, a terrified spectator, low on anyone's…

2018-01-21 20:01   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : "Blue team v Pruitt" update

Here's an update on my Blue Team teaches Pruitt project.A reminder, this is an outline for exploring the learning opportunities Pruitt's Red Team Blue Team challenge offers for exposing GOP's intellectual dishonesty. With time I hope to add posts and links to sources explaining all of the listed items."Blue team v Pruitt" Pruitt, questioning the unquestionable is fine. Now, will you pay…

2018-01-16 01:01   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Schooling Pruitt's Red Team about our planet and its climate

I wrote the following column mid December for the Four Corners Free Press out of Cortez, Colorado. Since then it seems that the GOP doesn’t think much of Pruitt’s Red team Blue team idea and his challenge appears dead. Still as I explained at Confronting Science Contrarians I believe Pruitt’s challenge is worth exploring, if only in outline. Beginning with an observation and a pointed…

2018-01-08 04:46   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : CO2 Science (2)-Proof is in the pudding! Impossible Modern Marvels

Exhibit two for Pruitt's 'Red team Blue team Challenge' is a followup to United States Air Forces intensive atmospheric studies during the 1950s to 1970s, namely a list of many of the subsequent modern marvels that would have been impossible without scientists having achieved an exquisitely accurate understanding of greenhouse gas behaviour throughout our atmospheric column.This was written to…

2017-12-29 16:22   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : CO2 Science. Pruitt, it's certain as certain gets! It's the physics.

In Pruitt's Red team Blue team confrontation, seems to me, after a review of climate science history, this would be a good direction to take the science presentation.Considering ridicule is a mainstay of the Republican approach to denying climate science and since CO2 understanding has come under the most unhinged attacks totally based on misrepresenting all that scientists have learned along…

2017-12-29 02:24   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Pruitt's Red Team Challenge, bunch of Hot Air

Updating Pruitt's Red team Blue team challenge, December 15th, E and E News’ Robin Bravenender reported, EPA air chief Bill Wehrum attended a White House meeting with Trump energy aide Mike Catanzaro, deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn and others to discuss the future of the debate and it has been put on hold. {Brought over from my new Confronting Science Contrarians.blogspot}I’m not at…

2017-12-26 14:57   Click to comment

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

I'm sharing this from the other blog I've started ConfrontingScienceContrarians.blogspot.com, it's part of my continuing struggle to understand the roots of the past decades worth of climate science communicators failure to sway public understanding, along with their failures in confronting alt-right juvenile liars and their childish distractions. On November 9th Dr. Trenberth visited our…

2017-12-21 16:06   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Rising to the Red Team - Blue Team Challenge. Get Strategy.

“Scott Pruitt, the deeply mistrusted head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, confirmed ... his plans to launch a “red team-blue team” exercise on the subject on climate change could reach fruition as early as next month. …”“Scott Pruitt’s call for a ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ debate on climate change is a farce and a distraction,” said Peter Frumhoff from the UCS after…

2017-12-13 03:59   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Announcing "Confronting Science Contrarians" blogspot

The title of this blog has received many complaints over the years and I've finally taken steps to remedy that by starting a new blogspot that's more explicitly titled and that reflects my own developing perspective. It's still pretty bare bones but come on down for a visit anyways - let me know somebody is out there.Confronting Science Contrarianshttps://ConfrontingScienceContrarians.blogspot.com

2017-12-03 05:52   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : An Earth-Centrist's 14 VERSES, memes courier version, nov 9th, 2017

November 9th Dr. Trenberth visited our local Fort Lewis College for an afternoon Climate Change Symposium that included four other scientists and a talk on ‘Climate Communication and Engagement” by Heidi Steltzer, along with a panel discussion. The event spurred me into another exercise in trying to refine my observations on what’s closing in on a half century of active personal interest…

2017-11-15 06:19   Click to comment


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