Yesterday I became aware of a shocking, misinformation laced "Watts Up With That" blog post written about me January 7th by our good Mr. Steele. Considering Anthony Watts won't allow me to comment at WUWT it seems appropriate to share this email I've just sent to Mr. Steele (among others). I won't be responding to the specifics in that contorted dishonest WUWT blog post. Although I'll be happy to answer any questions submitted to the comments sections after this open letter.
To whom it may concern,
Ms. Mendoza, Assistant to the Dean, San Francisco State University
Ms. Griffin, Public Affairs, San Francisco State University
Ms. Kelly, Academic Affairs, San Francisco State University
Four Corners Free Press
Climate Science Defense Fund
I am copying you on this email to Mr. Jim Steele because I feel seriously threatened by your emeritus instructor (http://www.sfsu.edu/~sierra/Instructor_JimSteele.html) and I'm hoping for an objective moderating arbiter. I do appreciate Mr. Steele has a bone to pick with me, for reasons best understood by reviewing:
INDEX - Jim Steele's climate science horror collection, Landscapesandcycles, 2014
But, I believe I've written nothing to justify the viciousness and misleading prose of his recent WUWT article - over a matter that would best be handed with dispassionate dialogue.
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regarding your 1/7/2015 WUWT blog post. I can see we are quite different, you fight your intellectual battles within the confines of an echo-chamber of like-minded who have convinced themselves that scientists are manipulative and untrustworthy - unless they share your "sceptical" storyline that modern climatology is a farce. Along with that you seem to believe that anyone defending those scientists and their work is an enemy in your no-holds-barred grudge match.
I myself would rather objective, educated, informed individuals judge the validity of our respective opinions, claims and assertions. I remain prepared to digest new evidence and recognize my mistakes. Like scientists, I love learning and expanding my understanding, even when new evidence shows that my assumptions were wrong. Also, just like serious scientists, I willingly allow the strongest evidence to drive my "beliefs".
I do take heed of Mark Twain's observation, the one you closed your attack piece with: