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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

What'sUpWithThatWatts, et al. : Diary July 2nd, 2017 personal note and Village at Wolf Creek update

Just dropping by to say hello. At first I stopped posting because I needed to STOP. Too many train wrecks one on top of the other. Important matters with dark irreversible consequences, all very tragic and having a deep emotional impact on me.Trump election; the astounding failure of vision and determination Democrats displayed in never getting Merrick Garland his Supreme Court hearing and…

2017-07-03 06:39   Click to comment

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 sent 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


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