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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 any 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 with…

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 Observations On Communicating Climate Reality

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

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Considering the Contrarian Mindscape

This is about Intellectual Confrontation and my pal 'n sparing partner over at CFI, MikeYohe, who's tenacity in the face of my steady stream of explanations, references, links, counter-questions has been impressive. He stands his ground where other climate science contrarians have slunk away in silence. I'm appreciative of the opportunity it allows me to unpeel his layers of self-deception. He…

2017-11-03 18:30   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Considering a contrarian’s “Global Warming Pathways”

Mikie the Contrarian writes:What I see is there are to separate Global Warming pathways going on at the same time.But first. Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. Though I only had a lifetime of self-study regarding our marvelous planet and its processes and history under my belt, I still felt qualified enough to put in hundreds of hours directly confronting contrarian claims…

2017-10-15 21:38   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Calistoga CA and end of The Dream

As I write this the northern California fires continue raging and Calfire doesn’t expect containment for another week. Santa Rosa the area’s ‘big city’ has been decimated, quite literally. Major fires in Mendocino County and around Clear Lake (yet again) with Sonoma and Napa valleys being particularly hard hit this past week.Right now heroic efforts continue to cut fire-lines and other…

2017-10-15 09:57   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : “Climate Fears and Finance” - A look at CRC's Dr. S.J. Allen’s fraud.

I will be taking a closer look at Dr. Steven Allen’s (Capital Research Center) YouTube feature, “Climate Fears and Finance” which is a stringing together of misrepresentations, innuendo and lies about a topic that is of critical importance to our future, after an introduction. Finishing my Investors Business Daily takedown was the usual let down. No one seems concerned or interested. No…

2017-09-30 07:35   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #E) Examining Investors Business Daily’s malicious libel against Dr. Mann (28-36 and fini)

“No, Michael Mann, Global Warming Didn't Cause Hurricane Harvey's Devastation” (8/31/2017 - Investor's Business Daily at investors.com)Written by someone unwilling to put their name on this libelous cowardly act of defamation.I have no idea who's behind Investor's Business Daily or this editorial, but I know fraud and libel when I see it. I have spent the past few days dissecting this…

2017-09-19 23:23   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #D) Examining Investors Business Daily’s malicious libel against Dr. Mann (15-27)

“No, Michael Mann, Global Warming Didn't Cause Hurricane Harvey's Devastation” (8/31/2017 - Investor's Business Daily at investors.com) Written by someone unwilling to put their name on this libelous cowardly act of defamation.I have no idea who's behind Investor's Business Daily or this editorial, but I know fraud and libel when I see it and I will be spending the next few days dissecting…

2017-09-19 07:06   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #C) Examining Investors Business Daily’s malicious libel against Dr. Mann (10-14)

“No, Michael Mann, Global Warming Didn't Cause Hurricane Harvey's Devastation” (8/31/2017 - Investor's Business Daily at investors.com) Written by some one unwilling to put their name on this libelous cowardly act of defamation.I have no idea who's behind Investor's Business Daily or this editorial, but I know fraud and libel when I see it and I will be spending the next few days…

2017-09-18 01:48   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #B) Examining Investors Business Daily’s malicious libel against Dr. Mann (4-9)

“No, Michael Mann, Global Warming Didn't Cause Hurricane Harvey's Devastation” (8/31/2017 - Investor's Business Daily at investors.com) Written by some one unwilling to put their name on this libelous cowardly act of defamation. I have no idea who's behind Investor's Business Daily, but I know fraud and libel when I see it and I will be spending the next few days dissecting this particular…

2017-09-17 19:10   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : #A) Examining Investors Business Daily’s malicious libel against Dr. Mann (1,2,3)

Investors Business Daily: “No, Michael Mann, Global Warming Didn't Cause Hurricane Harvey's Devastation” (8/31/2017) Written by someone unwilling to put their name on this libelous cowardly act of defamation. Sometimes it seems that scientists still haven’t figured out that the world is not filled with curious interested students wanting to understand our Earth’s climate engine’s…

2017-09-16 06:56   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Reality check, deniable but unavoidable Geophysics of a warming planet

Pumphandle 2016CarbonTrackerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH6fQh9eAQE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~August 31 an outfit called Investors.com under cover of the "Daily Business" wrote an editorial that no one had the guts to put their name behind. Figures since it's such a perfect example of libelous criminal mischief and intellectual vandalism. My initial read indicated some 24 talking points to build my…

2017-09-15 19:21   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 9/12/17 - how dare I use modern marvels and demand honestly looking at science

So how many of you climate change scientist (or communicators) are not buying any items made from or by fossil fuels to save the planet? How many? Last night while looking at Michael Tobis’ blog he mentioned a malicious editorial character assassination attempt on Michael Mann by “Investers Daily" editorial written August 31, conveniently linking to it, but I won't. No author listed but…

2017-09-13 03:54   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Phil Klotzbach's response to Citizenschallenge Examined - The Map vs. Territory Problem

Phil Klotzbach gave me his permission to share this email and I thank him. I haven’t changed any of his words, I simply follow along and share my responses as I try fleshing out this Map vs. Territory Problem I'm trying to explain. By that I mean the attitude that unless you can statistically prove it, it doesn't exist and should be dismissed, even though the physics dictates it must exist…

2017-09-11 02:31   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Surely you’re joking Dr. Klotzbach, no hurricane global warming connection?

Or, 'Did Dr. Klotzbach willfully misrepresent geophysical facts?'After finishing my previous post I sent Drs. Trenberth, Francis, Mann an email letting them know about my blog post. I appreciate that I have a bit of in-your-face about my writing and have offended where none was intended, so this morning I was surprised and gratified that all three responded with valuable thoughts and links to…

2017-09-08 09:16   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Explaining why Dr. Trenberth owes CBC meteorologist an apology.

The Map vs Territory problem.Why does the quest for numerical certainty trump acknowledging the fundamental physics unfolding in front of us? I understand scientists need to be dedicated to numerically “Mapping” out physical reality with exacting precision. No detail can be left unexplored. Still, in the end all this effort is so we can better understand our physical world, the…

2017-09-06 06:25   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Politicizing Harvey - George Monbiot explains what others hide from.

"The media avoids the subject of climate breakdown – to do otherwise is to bring the entire infrastructure of thought crashing down." September 2, 2017 http://www.monbiot.com/2017/09/02/dont-look-now/Once again George Monbiot writes a sober realistic assessment - as opposed to the disconnected, delusional watered-down mishmash we are receiving from our leaders, too many cowered scientists…

2017-09-02 18:31   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Judith Curry, ask a stupid question, expect a stupid answer! Harvey's global warming connection.

The hallmark of a great scientist is the ability to ask great questions. Questions who's pursuit leads to meaningful progress towards understanding. When it comes to our country's contentious manmade global warming discussion, it also comes down to how serious one is about asking meaningful questions that allow for meaningful constructive answers.Judith Curry writes,Anyone blaming Harvey…

2017-08-29 09:26   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 8/14/17 - Where do we go from here?

Historically science has been about learning stuff and better understanding the functioning reality in front of us. It has always been a constructive dialogue, and even a contact sport between intellectual adults. That’s because science demanded dedicated nonstop learning and often new information would conflict with long standing beliefs. Still scientists adhered to rules of honesty, not…

2017-08-14 14:31   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 8/11/2017 - Center for Inquiry Forum, Cracking the Contrarians' Code.

Due to obligations and commitments crowding my reading and writing time down to the bottom of my get-it-done list it has remained scattered and lately mostly confined to commenting over at the Center for Inquiry forum. Recently conversations have gotten a bit livelier and occasionally even constructive since a few more people are getting involved. Check it out sometime. Faith based vs Fact…

2017-08-11 21:32   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Eye popping Global Temperature visualization by Antti Lipponen (1900 - 2016), plus supporting info.

While too many scared scientists* seem to be watering down their reports and pronouncements regarding their findings, (To save themselves confrontations with the ruthless champions of climate science denial and hardball political disinformation, I imagine.), others are striving to bring today's global reality into stark focus. Antti Lipponen (from the Finnish Meteorological Institute ) has put…

2017-08-08 01:39   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Confronting another failure in scientific communication - Antarctic’s Iceberg A-68

Around July 11th a trillion tonne chunk of Larson C ice shelf broke off and become the roughly 2,200 sq mile Iceberg A-68. The news was reported by scientists observing the growing crack through the Project Midas website. Martin O’Leary a Research Officer at Swansea University and expert in ice flow modeling was quoted and has been re-quoted ad nauseum saying:“Although this is a natural…

2017-07-25 06:28   Click to comment

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary 7/22/17 "Chat.Hotwhopper.com" What happened? Where are You?

I want to share something I posted over at the neglected Hotwhopper Chat room. No it's not Sou who's done any neglecting. Here's to looking at the person in the mirror.What happened?citizenschallenge in Latte BarIt's really sad that nothing has happened here. I keep looking in and nothing. Out of all those hundreds, thousands of participants in the "Denial101x - Making Sense of Climate…

2017-07-22 07:29   Click to comment


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