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What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Monbiot Considers The Problem With Freedom

As I've lamented before, my passion for writing about these issues is at the bottom of my real life duties and expectations priority list. The spring-time jobs are coming in fast an' furious, three posts laying there waiting for some free time. I did notice an interesting read worth sharing while I'm out on assignment. Once again George Monbiot nails…

2017-04-09 15:02   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #B-Unauthorized annotation of Chairman Lamar Smith’s March 29 Climate Science statement. (2 of 2)

US House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith had a hearing March 29 during which he made many claims and insinuations which are frankly false. In this exercise I keep my commentary to a minimum and allow scientists to speak for themselves by way of a number of embedded YouTube videos. If the videos don’t work for you, I’ve included the URL’s so you can link to…

2017-04-06 07:56   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #A-Unauthorized annotation of Chairman Lamar Smith’s March 29 Climate Science statement. (1 of 2)

US House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith had a hearing March 29 during which he made many claims and insinuations which are frankly false. In this exercise I keep my commentary to a minimum and allow scientists to speak for themselves by way of a number of embedded YouTube videos. If the videos don’t work for you, I’ve included the URL’s so you can link to…

2017-04-06 04:08   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Unauthorized annotated Fyfe coauthors letter to US Rep. Lamar Smith

The Fyfe et al 2016 clarifying letter to US Representative Lamar Smith is well written. There's nothing to complain about and I don't. Still at 1000 word there's only so much it can say, and I'm going to use this opportunity to make my point using the words of other scientists. Remember my beef is about communication, not the science.I’ve borrowed from about a dozen climate studies, along…

2017-03-31 07:48   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fyfe Co-authors send clarifying letter to Representative Lamar Smith

Considering what I’ve written about Fyfe et al 2016 and also my dialogue at and Then There's Physics I feel compelled to post the following without further comment, though I will be looking at it in a future post.I am fortunate that izen made me aware of this letter and I thank CLIMATE LAB BOOK, for having a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

2017-03-30 17:01   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Statistical Certainty vs Geophysical Realities - communication challenges

Looks like Bates is on hold for a couple posts so I can look at a discussion at the blog …and Then There's Physics. Though I'm prefacing it with an essay I wrote "Colorado Floods - statistical certainty vs geophysical realities" about the September 2013 televised release of the preliminary report on the torrential rain event that hit central Colorado a few weeks earlier. Given by the Western…

2017-03-29 07:31   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : ¶3 A look behind the curtain of John Bates’ facade - The John Bates Affair

This is the third installment (paragraph 3) of this citizen's examination of the article at the heart of this season’s faux climate scandal media sensation the John Bates Affair. For some background and introduction link here. I’ve borrowed Bates’ subtitle since I’m exploring his wordsmithing in order to ponder his motivations and it seemed to fit well enough.Climate scientists versus…

2017-03-26 21:31   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : ¶2 A look behind the curtain of John Bates’ facade - The John Bates Affair

This is the second installment (paragraph 2) of this citizen's examination of the article at the heart of this season’s faux climate scandal. For some background link here. I’ve borrowed Bates’ subtitle since I’m exploring his wordsmithing in order to ponder his motivations.Climate scientists versus climate databy John Bates, posted on February 4, 2017 | ClimateEtc - J. Curry“A look…

2017-03-26 02:01   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : ¶1 A look behind the curtain of John Bates’ facade - The John Bates Affair

This is a citizen's examination of the article at the heart of this season’s faux climate scandal. For more background you can start here.Climate scientists versus climate databy John Bates, posted on February 4, 2017 | ClimateEtc.- Curry's blog“A look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center.”__________________________I’ve borrowed John’s subtitle since I intend to explore…

2017-03-25 02:49   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Elevator pitch to co-authors of Fyfe et al. 2016 - need for clarification

Dear Fyfe 2016 Co-Authors,All of you by virtue of being experts of the highest caliber possess a nuanced understanding light-years beyond ordinary citizens, politicians and business leaders. Belonging within that rarified world you risk being out of touch with how non-scientists, particularly those with hostile agendas, read your papers. To us Fyfe et al. 2016 offered up a muddled Rorschach…

2017-03-21 23:17   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Poptech's Truth re WhatsUpWithThatWatts.blogspot - Examined

In my decades long experience dialoging with climate science “skeptics’ they consistently respond to reasoned critique of their arguments by sidetracking the discussion with personal attacks intent on making their 'opponents' seem as detestable as possible thus making any facts irrelevant, as Zoe so ably demonstrated in the last post. Respect, fairplay, honesty, honor, constructive…

2017-03-13 03:51   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Then There’s Anthony’s Parrot - A dance with hopelessness.

As it turns out I’m not ready for John Bates just yet. Still wrestling with Fyfe 2016, I realize I need to write a summary, sort of an elevator pitch for very busy scientists. For now I thought I’d share this recent and all too typical “dialogue” with a Republican sort of climate science “skeptic” as an example of what climate science communicators are up against. This comes from a…

2017-03-13 00:40   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fyfe et al. 2016: stamp collecting vs informing and clarifying. Examining a failure to communicate

... and a question of perspective.Alternately, Behold Seepage in Action.In working on my review of Lamar Smith’s press release I distractedly glanced at Fyfe et al. 2016 a couple times. Then since John Bates’ singled it out in his ClimateEtc attack piece I took the time to read it carefully. It was written by some of the foremost experts in the field, I’ve listened to their talks on…

2017-03-06 22:20   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Fyfe 2016, Global Warming Hiatus? Nope. Not even!

I've been spending the past couple days digesting Fyfe 2016 on account of John Bates, and his ClimateEtc hit-piece, which uses it to imply the global warming ‘hiatus’ was a real thing >>> Mind you “hiatus" = "A pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.”:J. Bates writes: "The most serious example of a climate scientist not archiving or documenting a critical climate dataset was…

2017-03-03 06:08   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Confirmed Lamar Smith Manipulated Bates (feb 5th) A Line by Line Review.

Been doing some reviewing and noticed I got carried away with my introduction to the review of Lamar Smith's press release - "Former NOAA Scientist Confirms Colleagues Manipulated Climate Records" - probably lost readers before the main course began. I'm correcting that with this post. If you'd like some introduction visit previous posts.(now including a complete list of committee members and…

2017-02-28 18:59   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Lamar Smith's baseless smears against NOAA scientists - HotWhopper Repost - Nov. 2015

Like I mentioned recently, trying to discuss serious science based topics with GOP representatives of climate science denial is worse that trying to explain serious things to kids, it's more akin to trying to get through to a profoundly autistic kid, with Lamar Smith of Texas being a prime example of a person so locked up within his ideology that no evidence from outside his faith-shackled…

2017-02-28 18:27   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : GOP Leaders and Media Paint Exxon as Victim.(May 28, 2016-Peter Dykstra)

After a short break I got to working on John Bates Feb. 5th article at ClimateEtc., but the nasty one-sided thing is overwhelming and distasteful in the extreme, makes me want to run away. Then researching questions adds another level of hopelessness. Every google search for a climate related item seems to begin with a handful, if not a ton of, Astro-Turfed climate science contrarian…

2017-02-28 18:06   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 2/24/17 - Personal Truths vs. Universal Truths.

Projects are never finished, we just meet deadlines and I'm out of time. Little rough, but what else is new, still I want to get it out there, it’s an ongoing project and part of it is trying to convey some ideas that I believe are important and that deserve more attention.Fundamental to my perspective is the appreciation that there is a profound difference between Personal Truths and

2017-02-25 00:42   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : BatesMotel#4 - US Rep Lamar Smith - Feb 5th Press Release, his NOAA smear campaign dissected.

I’ve taken the liberty of examining Congressman Lamar Smith’s Feb 5th press release about supposed scientific manipulation. Though under the banner of the US House Science, Space and Technology Committee, the text reads more like a melodramatic PR stunt than any serious effort at understanding. It’s goal being to hoist up Dr. John Bates as some national hero, while maliciously slandering…

2017-02-22 00:20   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : BatesMotel#4B - US Rep Lamar Smith - Feb 5th Press Release, his NOAA smear campaign dissected - APPENDIX

This is the appendix (perhaps lesson plan would be better?) to my examination of Congressman Lamar Smith’s February 5th press release where he impugned the integrity of a highly respected scientist Tom Karl and NOAA climate scientists in general. Smith did this based on the hearsay of an archivist with a personal ax to grind. Furthermore, Smith’s aggressive self-certain faith-blinded…

2017-02-22 00:15   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : BatesMotel#3 - US Rep Lamar Smith - Justice or Malicious Witch Hunt

Congressman Lamar Smith’s Feb 5th press release is a chilling exercise in Orwellian Doublespeak. One aspect in particular deserves special attention, that is the representative's sanctimonious profession of concern for science and the integrity of the process. Then why, I'd like to ask him, is he sticking his extremely opinionated and politically oh so manipulative fingers into it? Lamar's…

2017-02-20 07:29   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : BatesMotel#2 - US Rep Lamar Smith - Follow the money. A collection.

This is a tour de force of sorts, that is if you like collections of valuable information. In particular background information for who this Lamar Smith darling and good servant to the Texas oil aristocracy.https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/06/21/exxon-koch-lamar-smith-exxon-knewNo commentary simply a sampling of articles and quotes. First related to US Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of…

2017-02-19 03:40   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : BatesMotel#1-US Rep Lamar Smith, Koch ties shackles behavior

In an upcoming post I'm going to dissect US Representative Lamar Smith's February 5th, press release on behalf of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The one where he uses the words of John Bates in an attempted character assassination. But before I get to that I want to present some background information. First an article by Steve Horn printed at DeSmogBlog in June of last…

2017-02-19 03:08   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Dr. Ed Hawkins not making any sense - 2000s warming slowdown?

In working on my review of Bates' article, I stumbled on another example of a presumably well meaning scientists doing more to fuel confusion and denial and distrust than to inform and learn. That would be Ed Hawkins with his 2/24/2016 dissenting blog post "Making sense of the early-2000s warming slowdown." I started writing him a comment, but it got too big to post over there, I have given…

2017-02-17 06:10   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Open Letter to E&E News reporter Scott Waldman" Global? What global?

The past two days I've been catching up on the latest internet climate science faux-scandal, the John Bates affair. Fortunately enough has been written about it, see the preceding post for those details, that I won't rehash it here. What I do want to rehash is how easily communicators and reports fall into the contrarians script without even recognizing it. My case in point is an otherwise…

2017-02-15 09:04   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Sou reviews the John Bates / David Rose affair. NOAA data protocols

Sou at HotWhopper has written an article that neatly sums up the recent John Bates Affair, with a leading role played by the notorious liar for pay, David Rose of the "Mail" tabloid rag and the nearly as dubious blog run by Judith Curry. I've spent the last couple days learning about it and wanting to write about it but frankly its overwhelming, though I do hope to take a closer look at John…

2017-02-15 09:03   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #14g Debating GOP Disconnect AGW - Gore’s AIT(27-35) vs SPPI, Monckton's 35 lies

The debate continues #27-35 :For a more detailed introduction visit #14b Debating GOP Disconnect AGWQuoting SPPI and Lord Monckton: "Below are the 35 errors pointed out by the SPPI article, with my short summary of the actual truths behind each dishonest fib. See the full explanations at 'ScienceandPublicPolicyorg/monckton/goreerrors.'" However, I will demonstrate that SPPI and their Lord M…

2017-02-11 05:29   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #14f Debating GOP Disconnect AGW - Gore’s AIT(17-26) vs SPPI, Monckton's 35 lies

For a more detailed introduction visit #14b Debating GOP Disconnect AGWQuoting SPPI and Lord Monckton: "Below are the 35 errors pointed out by the SPPI article, with my short summary of the actual truths behind each dishonest fib. See the full explanations at 'ScienceandPublicPolicyorg/monckton/goreerrors.'" However, I will demonstrate that SPPI and their Lord are in fact the malicious liars

2017-02-10 05:34   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #14e Debating GOP Disconnect AGW - Gore’s AIT(10-16) vs SPPI, Monckton's 35 lies

* EM’s response: Okay, you’ve got me on this one. I did in fact confuse myself between climate science in the media vs the climate science community. I was mainly referencing outlandish claims from Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth” by relying on the Republican's outlandish PR fraudster the Lord Monckton - now that's what self inflicted delusion is all about, allow me to explain. In…

2017-02-09 01:39   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #14d Debating GOP Disconnect AGW - SPPI, Monckton's 35 lies vs Gore’s AIT (5-9)

* EM’s response: Okay, you’ve got me on this one. I did in fact confuse myself between climate science in the media vs the climate science community. I was mainly referencing outlandish claims from Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth” by relying on the Republican's outlandish PR fraudster the Lord Monckton - now that's what self inflicted delusion is all about, allow me to explain. In…

2017-02-07 17:48   Click to comment


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