Ben Santer on Seth Myers

Via Media Matters of America. Very interesting segment.

Santer talks about what is is like to be a rogue scientist in a Donald Trump administration.

The words referred to here the twelve words, were part of the 1995 Second Assessment report of the IPCC. That report is regularly updated, and forms the scientific and policy basis for our thinking about climate change at the national and international level. I highly recommend that you have handy at all times what I like to think of as the human-readable version of the most current IPCC report: Dire Predictions, 2nd Edition: Understanding Climate Change

An excellent resource for debunking and learning about the sort of junk Ted Cruz is seen to be spilling on this segment is Dana Nuccitelli's book Climatology versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics.

Here's a little more on Ted Cruz:

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Did Dr. Santer get fired?

How "rogue" can you be if you can appear on national tv and talk about climate science (as an individual)?

I hope he backed up all his data - I hear Trump is personally deleting all climate data!

Conspiracy ideation is alive and well.

Yup, just like the anti-climate science conspiracy ideations spouted by the science deniers. Controversy where there is none...

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 23 Feb 2017 #permalink

What this witness reports about Trump, fits in the brandnew lemma 'trump´:

trump, a new word in American-English and international vocabulary:

a trump, a person who willfully sees him- of herself as the most important and know-it-all on earth, and who downgrades all supposed opponents and opposition to the level of fake and overestimated, and who uses bigotry and/or various techniques that are arrogant, autocratic, bossy, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, peremptory, bear no contradiction, feature ad hoc reasoning, wilful denial of data, the uttering of wild accusations, and/or character assassination of suspected opponents or opposition. This without respect for the
other one and regardless of any consequences for safety and togetherness of society.

Other lemma’s related to the lemma ‘trump’:

to trump, verb, to despise, having no respect for, denying a person of his or hers human rights and fundamental freedoms as laid down in several international treaties, like inter alia, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948, United Nations, Paris (General Assembly resolution 217 A);

trumpish, adjective, example: this is a trumpish truth of Trump or whoever;

trumply, adverb, example: Trump or whoever said that very trumply.

Laren NH, Thursday 23 February 2017, 18:52 PM DT.

By Gerrit Bogaers (not verified) on 23 Feb 2017 #permalink

RickA, it's curious that you have spent hundreds of hours here defending Mark Steyen's right to "freedom of speech" to lie about climate science, but you immediately take a jab at Santer who deigns to speak publicly about the truth of climate science.

I can find no way to put your name and "class act" into the same sentence, except perhaps in this one, by implication.

By Bernard J. (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

Conspiracy ideation is alive and well.

The Trump administration *is* engaged in a war on climate science. It's not conspiracist ideation, it's a matter of fact.

Yet you seem to deny it. How odd.

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By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

I once did a little freelancing as a gremlin for a noted (he repeatedly emphasized) econometricist. Never got paid; he said that none of my changes affected the outcome!

OK. So it doesn't go anywhere, but that link in my comment above (~#6) wasn't supposed to be clickable. Just out of curiosity, can it be rendered inactive or made to refer to Republican campaign HQ or something?

Or maybe it should just be deleted.

By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

Or link to the Kock Cretins website.

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

Do you really think that you are able debunking Trump and his trumps by false methods like trolls and trolling? That would be the same as cleaning a toilet with cattlemanure. Use the classic balanced virtues: reason and reasonabilty, justice, prudence, honesty, bravery, and the christian virtues belief, hope and love.

Don't mix this with trolling and maskerades. It ruins trustworthyness.

See also others sources like Wikipedia.

Prudence (φρόνησις, phronēsis; Latin: prudentia): also described as wisdom, the ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time
Justice (δικαιοσύνη, dikaiosynē; Latin: iustitia): also considered as fairness, the most extensive and most important virtue;[1] the Greek word also having the meaning righteousness
Temperance (σωφροσύνη, sōphrosynē; Latin: temperantia): also known as restraint, the practice of self-control, abstention, discretion, and moderation tempering the appetition; especially sexually, hence the meaning chastity
Courage (ἀνδρεία, andreia; Latin: fortitudo): also termed fortitude, forbearance, strength, endurance, and the ability to confront fear, uncertainty, and intimidation.

It is time that we all really start using our brains in cooperation, plural. Don't think fast, think slow, Daniel Kahneman.

By the way, I hope I'm right in this, I get the impression that Trump somehow came to insight that he should stop twittering. I see less of his tweets. Are his fingers tied now by his fellow republicans? It is possible that lemma's like ' trump' opened his and their eyes. With their digital combs this kind of lemma's must have crossed their eyes. These lemma's are a good weapon if handled with care and precision. You are free tot use it, but be well focussed and well balanced. Good luck. Laren NH, Friday 24th. February 2017.DT PM 17.48.

By G. Bogaers (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

You're basically arguing for a poll test to ensure that those who vote espouse those values and qualities.

Not a bad idea, actually... But implementing it will have stupendous difficulties both technically and politically.

By Brainstorms (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

OA #6:

Whats the pay?

Well, Bogaers if you want to say that my comment at #6 is poorly written, believe me I can respect that.

However it sounds like you completely misread it. I suggest that you take your own advice and "don't think fast, think slow" especially when you're reading in a language that is foreign to you.

By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

RA @~ # 12

Magic beans.

By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

Read my lemma.

By G. Bogaers (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink


By Obstreperous A… (not verified) on 24 Feb 2017 #permalink

Three things I don't like: trumps, trumps and trumps, ugh.

By G. Bogaers (not verified) on 26 Feb 2017 #permalink