Major announcement coming Monday from WUWT

This is just a heads up to watch on noon (PDT) Monday for a major announcement coming from WUWT.

The content of the announcement is TV related, and is interesting with the timing of  Al Gore’s announcement about his sale of his Current TV channel, which has seen turmoil and lackluster ratings, much like his current views on global warming. More on that sale here.

It will be something all readers can participate in, and will be a “first”not only for WUWT, but also for skeptics in general.

Thanks for your patience and consideration. – Anthony Watts

75 thoughts on “Major announcement coming Monday from WUWT

  1. Three days is easily enough time to get a quick tan, hair style update, and work on our camera superpresence superpowers.

    (No really, looking forward to this opportunity for WUWT.)

  2. Pingo says: “Its my 30th on 19 Nov will you please arrange Climategate 3 ? :D”

    As I was scanning the comments, I read that as Climategate 3D. (The next dimension in dementia.)

    PS: In case I forget on the 19th, Happy Birthday, Pingo.

  3. Are you one of the new contestants on Dancing with the Stars?

    Or maybe Hansen is? as Nobel celebrity, of course.

  4. Whatever it is, and whatever you are working on, you have our support and our thanks, Anthony. We’ll be watching and cheering you on, and it sounds like we will cheer for our favorite expert skeptics, too.

  5. Al Gore needs a new channel for his fearmongering. TV didn’t work.
    He has convinced Anthony to sell WUWT to him.
    Al will be introduced as the new owner on Monday.
    On Tuesday Anthony will retire to his private island, and spend his time sipping Mai-tais while watching the oceans rise…

  6. yer such a tease.

    Are you buying CurrentTV?! Awesome, what’d you give for it $5? Did that include a stipulation that you have to deal with Olbermann and he’s out of Al’s hands?

  7. It’s a new reality TV show for the History Channel called: Climate (Pawn) Stars
    Featuring: Gavin Schmidt as “Rick”, Tom Karl as “Corey”, Mike Mann as “Chumlee”, and Jim Hansen as “The Old Man”

    Customer: “I’m visiting the climate stars today to sell my vintage minmax thermometer. I got it from an old NOAA climate monitoring station in a parking lot in Arizona, and just wanted to get some money for gambling in Vegas.”
    Rick: “SO what do we have here?? Looks like an old Sperry V134C mix-max climate thermometer!”
    Customer: “Yup.”
    Chumlee: “What’s a thermometer?”
    Old Man: “Dammit Chumlee! Get back to sweeping the *&#^$(* floor!!”
    Rick: “They only made about 137 of these in 1934 before they were replaced by the model V135X, and…”
    Corey: “Aww Dad…yer such a know-it-all. Dude – how much are you lookin’ to get out of it?”
    Customer: “Ehhh..$300??”
    [Hysterical laughter]
    Rick: “Yeah – right! Look, this thing has been beat to crap in a hot parking lot for 5 decades. You know, I hope they weren’t using it to make climate measurements…”
    Customer: “Uhhhhh…”
    Rick: “Look, man, I’ll give you 50 bucks for it.”
    Customer: “I wanted to play the slots tonight and get a good meal – $100.”
    Rick: “75 bucks and not a dime more…”
    Customer: “Mmmmmmm…OK.”
    [handshake]
    Rick: “Go write him up, Chumlee…”
    Chumlee: “OK dude…over here…Ooooppps!!”
    [Sound of breaking glass…]
    Old Man: “Chumlee, you *&^&^*. Yer working the night shift!”

    Tune in again for another episode of Climate (Pawn) Stars!!

  8. Are you going to offer Mike Mann $5,000,000 to release his data?

    Perhaps one could accept the data if it were accompanied with a payment of $5,000,000 — it needs a little adjustment and that can take time and money…

  9. Looking forward to it Anthony.
    By the way, has everyone noticed the total lack of global warming discussion in the presidential campaign? Big Bird has been discussed more. That speaks volumes about what the public here in the U.S. thinks about the issue…

  10. Frank K. says:

    October 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    It’s a new reality TV show for the History Channel called: Climate (Pawn) Stars
    Featuring: Gavin Schmidt as “Rick”, Tom Karl as “Corey”, Mike Mann as “Chumlee”, and Jim Hansen as “The Old Man”…….

    Nicely done!

  11. My name is Vince McMahon, and welcome to tonights MAAIIINNN EVENT. Let me introduce to you the newest challengers for the WWE world tag team title, none other than Anthony “THE SUUUUUUPPPERRRRRRDENIER” Watts, and Steve “THE SUPPPPERNUUMMMMMMERATOR” McIntyre. They will challenge the undefeated, untied, untruthful, and reigning World Champions Al “THE BLOOOVVVVIATOR” Gore and Mike “THE FABBBBBBBRICATOR” Mann in a no holds barred, anything goes championship match. Not only that, tonights winners will become the new owners of none other than their own TV network, CURRRRRENTTEEEVEEE. But before we commence tonight’s main event, I need to thank our most prestigious advertiser, solely responsible for our show tonight, the CLIMATE SCIENCE LEGAL DEFENSE TEAM. Let the ruckus begin.

    /humor

  12. A meteor shower will be raining green Kryptonite upon the heads of Supermandia and Michael Mann.

  13. So those big oil companies have finally paid-up and your going to buy a TV company. Which oil company?
    /sarcoff

  14. Mr Watts is becomming a bit of a tease. This is his second annoucement of an upcomming announcement.

    My guess is that Monday’s announcment will be about an announcment to be made next Friday. :)

  15. At least the announcment will materialize before the prognosticated AGW and multi-feet sea level rise.

  16. All revelations affecting the Obama Administration are automatically deferred until after the November election, doncha know.

  17. “If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/05/us-currenttv-timewarnercable-idUSBRE83404P20120405

    If the Current TV audience is not large enough to be rated by Neilson and has failed to meet Nielson’s minimum standard perhaps Time Warner Cable will decide to drop Current TV. That would be the end for Gore TV.

  18. Anthony,

    You ARE such a tease . . . . . : )

    Two guesses:

    Guess #1 – you are going to crowd source the investigation of a Monday CG3 debut

    Guess #2 – you are going from a Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not’ record by having all your fans do the Macarena simultaneously. http://macarena.com/

    Both would be fun.

    John

  19. Richard Muller, previously a former-sceptic, will announce he is starring in a new TV reality show with Anthony.

  20. Heartland Institute purchases Current TV and install Anthony as it’s CEO..

    What a coup!! (Or as our president would pronounce it, What a koop…)

  21. …But maybe Anthony will put up $5 million to get Roy Spencer and John Christy to release their code?

  22. Sorry to ruin it for your folks, but Anthony is going to announce that he will finally stop using “here’s” and “there’s” when he actually means “here are” and “there are”. Will definitely be a first for lots of folks!

    It’s a joke son!

  23. joelshore,

    I will accept that Mann has posted all of his data, methods, metadata, code, and methodologies online, as soon as Steve McIntyre acknowledges that he has done so completely and transparently.

    Until then, I am naturally skeptical of your assertions.

  24. If I were a betting man, which I am not.

    I would bet we will find Anthony at the top of the Chesapeake bay in a kayak measuring the water compression value of an extra tropical / hybrid storm surge in an upwind bay environment as a storm chaser…….

    What else could it be?

    Watts on your mind?

  25. D Boehm says:

    I will accept that Mann has posted all of his data, methods, metadata, code, and methodologies online, as soon as Steve McIntyre acknowledges that he has done so completely and transparently.

    Until then, I am naturally skeptical of your assertions.

    Priceless…That post completely summarizes your selective skepticism! You are skeptical of people who you disagree with and believe anything that someone who you like, such as Steve McIntyre, says! That’s what “skepticism” has come to apparently!

    Oh, and by the way, I think you will find that even Steve McIntyre has admitted that Mann released all the necessary information for that paper. (Many years ago, Mann also released the programs for his now-14-year-old 1998 paper, although last I heard, McIntyre still does complain about wanting one obscure subroutine from Mann’s now-14-year-old 1998 paper.) Meanwhile, all I hear about from folks about when I ask when we’ll see even ***ONE*** line of code from Spencer and Christy is the sound of crickets chirping!

  26. You’re all wrong, I know the real secret.

    Anthony has discovered close up video footage of San Francisco’s victory over the Detroit Tigers in game one of the World Series. The video shows that those three home runs were NOT hit by Pablo Sandoval at all. They were hit by Michael Mann!

  27. Perhaps my wish will come true that the great John Coleman is joining forces with Anthony Watts, Joe Bastardi, Joe D’Aleo and Ryan Maue to form a professional replacement for the god-forsaken Weather Channel.

  28. My guess is: Anthony is going to go VIP on WordPress so he can choose his own format and get his own advertising revenue to pay for it and cover (partially) his own expenses of time and materials to keep the site going.

  29. Once again, I shall await the announcement with bated breath, holding in my CO2 as long as possible.

  30. Matt says:
    October 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    “Mr Watts is becomming a bit of a tease. This is his second annoucement of an upcomming announcement. My guess is that Monday’s announcment will be about an announcment to be made next Friday. :)”

    Hey, it works for the Donald.

  31. Nah! I think Ya’ll got it wrong . . . .

    They are considering giving WUWT 5,000,000 to take current TV off their hands cause Al Gore comes with it.

  32. Off the subject, but since you mentioned D. Trump,– he is in the process of buying the old United States Post Office Building in D. C., and turning it into a luxury hotel. Not that anybody cares.

  33. Anthony Watts and Michael Mann will be staring in the 21st Century version of “The Odd Couple.” This is the story of two scientists: Tony (played by Anthony), a precise practitioner of the scientific method, having to live with Felix (played by Michael), a sloppy climatologist who uses his knowledge of scientific jargon to spread propaganda to get the government to fund his research.

    Episode one begins With Felix misplacing his Nobel Prize. . .

  34. I’m no expert in press releases, but if WUWT announces any bit of news, as important as it may be, while a hurricane bears down on the Northeast corridor threatening a several foot storm surge at high tide, will anybody hear the press release?

    And by the time the power (and Al Gore’s Internet) return your press release will be old news. Any chance you’ll be delaying this by a week?

  35. ****
    joeldshore says:
    October 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    ****

    Do you have a sense of humor, or was it surgically removed?

  36. beng says:

    Do you have a sense of humor, or was it surgically removed?

    Oh yes…I often find the commentary here to be extremely humorous, although perhaps not quite in the way that it was intended.

    So are you saying that Pull My Finger was being intentionally humorous by making a joke about Mann releasing data because he knew that in fact Mann had released much more data than some of the people revered around here like Spencer and Christy?

  37. I’ll steal Anthony’s thunder. I’m Foia. And on Monday, I’ll announce that I will NOT be making any TV appearances–or disappearances–in the foreseeable future. :)
    Larry Fields

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