The WUWT year end report

This report, prepared by the people that run wordpress.com where WUWT is hosted, gives insight into how we did this past year and which of our commenters were the most prolific  I’ve made it fully public for my readers to have a look.

A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to…

A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting upon that heady time in late November 2009 when the world of climate science saw…

The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey

We’ve all been subjected to the incessant “97% of scientists agree …global warming…blah blah” meme, which is nothing more than another statistical fabrication by John Cook and his collection of “anything for the cause” zealots. As has been previously pointed out on WUWT, when you look at the methodology used to reach that number, the…

A note on my cyber attack and communications

For those of you trying to submit stories and/or contact me via WUWT, that won’t be possible for a couple of days via normal methods. My office experienced a cyber attack/hacking today. WUWT is hosted on wordpress.com, and not served from my office network, so was not affected. But, one server for communications that also…

Gore: by his numbers, ye shall know him

I predicted this in the essay Oh yeah, I forgot. This is on. Yesterday I got this fantabulous self congratulatory email from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project: Note the link to the recording in green at the bottom. That is something Charles the Moderator pointed out to me a couple of days ago, right after…

Why we do what we do – ‘It changes people.’

Jonathan Abbot writes in comments on 2013/07/23 at 12:59 pm My 10 year old daughter just read an article in National Geographic Kids about global warming. ‘The world is getting warmer, daddy! See?’ She wouldn’t believe me when I said it wasn’t. I told her that data is more important than written words, and showed…

WUWT: 150 million hits and counting

WUWT recently passed the 150 million counter mark as seen of the right sidebar. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The world’s most viewed site on global warming goes from strength to strength, and its audience grows with it. Let me be the first to congratulate Anthony and his team on 150 million hits. No one…

The MAD MEN of Climate-Change Alarmism

Readers may recall that I and some other climate skeptics were portrayed in a parody of AMC’s “MAD MEN” last week by activist artist Steve Brodner, who apparently can’t handle comments about his artwork on his blog, since he didn’t allow my comment asking for a full sized poster, nor comments from others that we…

Everything in Moderation

It has taken Anthony a lot of hard work to make WUWT the success it is, and success comes at a price, which in blogging terms means even more hard work. The recent changes at WUWT are intended to lessen the workload associated with managing comments, and more changes are promised, but so far so…

Some big changes coming to WUWT in the near future

You may have already noticed that commenting is faster. That’s because whitelisting is now enabled. Of course the usual banned words and blacklisted commenter memes will go straight to the nether regions as before. Some comments that are questionable, and require the attention of a moderator will get held for review, but for 99% of…

Bob Tisdale shows how ‘Forecast the Facts” Brad Johnson (and now Dr. Heidi Cullen) are fecklessly factless about ocean warming and the blizzard

UPDATE2: Gosh. Shouldn’t Dr. Cullen know more than McKibben and Brad Johnson?!  (h/t to Marc Morano) – Anthony Here’s the SST anomaly map she cites as proof in her post about the issue at Climate Central. Note that actual temperatures in the ocean are quite cold. Dear Chicken Little: The Sky Is Falling (It’s Snowing)…

WUWT year in review – 2012

WordPress.com  generated this report for me automatically for viewing on my dashboard – I’m sharing it because you the readers deserve credit. Crunchy numbers 8 million people saw The Hobbit on its opening weekend. This blog was viewed about 36,000,000 times in 2012. If every person who saw The Hobbit visited this blog, it would…

WUWT spawns a free to read climate sci-fi novel

People send me stuff. This time is a novel about climate change. – Anthony CAGW as self-organising narrative, referencing previous posts on fiction, and offering a free downloadable novelette By Andy West I’m a long-term WUWT reader, but extremely rare commenter. The last time was back in January when I had time at various airports,…

Weekend open thread – Attack of the Gorebots

I’m a little bit toasted from the effort to get WUWT-TV online, so I’m taking a rest. I did note with some humor though this gloating missive from Dana “scooter” Nuccitelli over at “Open Mind” about Gore’s event: See Dana, the thing is (and this is lost on you and your friends) is that WUWT…

Thank you for watching WUWT-TV

Hello Everyone, I wish to offer my sincere thanks for your assistance and willingness for the help and ideas in putting together a presentation and appear on the WUWT-TV event. Much of this came from reader’s ideas and insight. We had a few technical glitches, we had a couple of embarrassing moments, and we had…

In the hot seat at WUWT-TV

Commenter John Whitman visited me yesterday to help with some portion of the content and suggested that I needed to record this for posterity citing it as “historic”. I don’t know about that, but it does show the David-Golaith nature of putting on a 24 hour TV show to challenge Al Gore.  What I lose…

Dr. Judith Curry on the PBS debacle

From her blog – Centering this show on the faux conversion of Richard Muller set this story down a certain path that turned out to be unfortunate. … IMO, Watts handled himself very well in the on-air interview and also in the extended written interview.  Nothing that he said was unreasonable.  It is rather bizarre…

Apologies for the ads

Due to all of the attention I’ve gotten (good and bad) over my PBS appearance, the people at wordpress.com have identified WUWT as a high traffic blog and have added advertising to the top and to the sidebar. For example, my WUWT rank today out of millions of wordpress.com blogs is #2 I do get…

A review of the seminar ‘The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway?’

Guest post by W. Jackson Davis (who attended the seminar today as listed below) The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway? Franziska Hollender, Institute for Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue. Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012 Summary from CSTPR The media serve to inform, entertain,…

And it’s gone…Governor Brown’s office responds to WUWT

Sunday, I point out the glaring error in California Governor Jerry Brown’s website with a climate time-series that only showed 1/3 of the year, January-April: I got an email for the direct of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research yesterday responding to the issue I pointed out: Climate FAIL: Governor ‘Moonbeam’ Brown’s ‘denier page’…

Backstory on the new surfacestations paper

I’m a bit burnt out, so this is a just a few notes to quench some speculations about Steve McIntyre’s role and to help everyone understand what this week has been like. Evan and I have been working on this since June 2011, complete redo of all station ratings…huge amount of work. Evan deserves a…

Fighting the Mann

From Mark Steyn’s web page Mann-made climate change turns up the heat on Steyn Michael Mann, the professor who created the climate-change “hockey stick”, announced over the weekend his intention to sue National Review over Mark’s Corner post “Football and Hockey“. You can see the letter from Professor Mann’s lawyer here. You can see various…

ARCUS: July Sea Ice Outlook Published

WUWT comes in at the median value of 4.6 million square kilometers (they rounded up from our 4.55 submission) . It is important to note that even with the large losses in June, nobody who submitted to ARCUS is forecasting the “ice free arctic” to match Jay Zwally’s outlandish claim of “…the Arctic Ocean could…

John Nielsen-Gammon: Skeptics Are Not Deniers

From his Climate Abyss blog at the Houston Chronicle, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon takes an extended interest in Dr. Robert Brown’s comment-turned-essay on WUWT. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 1) Robert Brown, a Lecturer of Physics at Duke University, had an essay up on Watts Up With That?.  It was originally…