Building For the Past, Remembering the Future

From cliscep Michael Tobis (aka Dr. Doom) is someone I have opposed frequently and vehemently across the climate blogosphere. Nonetheless, he has a post up now that is thought-worthy, if not noteworthy. Titled ‘The Seventieth Generation, he makes an impassioned plea for all of us to remember the effects of our actions and choices for…

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The League of 2.5

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Before I start, I’d like to remind readers that as a guest poster, the opinions I voice here are not those of Anthony Watts, and should not be taken as having been endorsed by Watts Up With That. I am going to propose an idea based on my position as…

How Wicked Is This Problem?

by Tom Fuller, Let’s start with proper attribution of Wikipedia’s definition: ““Wicked problem” is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect…

The Three Chinas

Guest Post by Thomas Fuller The choices we make about energy, the environment and climate will be limited by The Three Chinas. The Real China 1. One of the Chinas is very real and familiar. It has a population of 1.4 billion. 2. China is developing quickly, trying to do in 50 years what America…

The Wisdom of Three Dog Night

    Guest post by Thomas Fuller (Okay. Based on the assumption that overly cryptic titles of blog posts need to be explained early: Old Testament prophets predicting doom gave rise to the term ‘Jeremiahs’ after one prominent example, and their doom-laden screeds even got the term ‘jeremiads.’ Michael Tobis is lamenting the failure of…