10 million page views

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Overnight, WUWT hit a new milestone with 10 million page views.

As of this writing, according to the WordPress internal counter shown in the ride sidebar, I’m at 10,016,144 page views.

This is since September of 2007. I’m on track this month to hit 1.4 million page views, which will be another new record if it happens.

Using an external free service, Sitemeter, it shows 9,104,257 but I also started it a bit later. Total unique visits according to sitemeter have been 6,141,642.

Not too shabby. A million here, a million there, and pretty soon it adds up to real traffic. Recently it was pointed out to me that my traffic now exceeds the host newspaper which gave rise to my blog, the Chico Enterprise Record, on which I started my first blog in November 2006 on their www.norcalblogs.com website.

I owe a debt of thanks to the ChicoER,  my guest contributors, volunteer moderators, and of course you, the readers. – Anthony

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Mike Bryant
March 15, 2009 11:25 am

And the hits just keep on coming!!
Thanks for making this a nice place to visit.
Mike

jpt
March 15, 2009 11:33 am

You lucky sods!!

Tom
March 15, 2009 11:36 am

Psst. I think it should be 10 to the 6th exponent or 1 to the 7th. But anyway, congratulations!

Aron
March 15, 2009 11:37 am

That’s about 11,000 uniques a day. Me thinks you deserve a lot more than that and so does the subject!
How about a Digg link at the bottom of each article?

hotrod
March 15, 2009 11:38 am

Your site has become part of my mandatory daily reading on the web. I learn more about not only climate but other disciplines than I could by any other means.
The ability of thousands of interested observers to scour the net and draw useful information to a common point, for people to view and evaluate is one of the strengths of a neutral and respectful forum. Your forum is a valuable resource and much appreciated — especially all the hidden work and over head necessary to make it work so smoothly.
Well Done!
Larry

SOYLENT GREEN
March 15, 2009 11:39 am

I’ll keep sendiing em over–oh yeah, and I’ll be back again too. Congrats.

darwin
March 15, 2009 11:40 am

Thanks Anthony for a honest and informative site.

Ken Hall
March 15, 2009 11:43 am

No thanks necessary on your part Anthony, Just keep on coming up with the goods in the form of reality based climate news and the truth seeking public will keep on coming….
Until the New World Order bans the internet that is 😛

Aron
March 15, 2009 11:51 am

Is it possible to get an edit button for our posts 😉
My eyes are not good at reading computer monitors and it takes a while for me to notice I made typos, etc.
REPLY: No, not until I move WUWT off to a fixed server. Currently I’m hosting on wordpress.com free service which does not allow for a preview function. – Anthony

the_Butcher
March 15, 2009 11:53 am

Your blog is addictive…
congratulations.
PS.
It would be nice if you could separate each comment with a better design because sometimes I get lost when scrolling down.
Also User Profiles would be great.

Ice Age
March 15, 2009 11:57 am

That calls for a big fat tip in the tip jar,. C’mon people hit the tip jar NOW!!!

March 15, 2009 11:58 am

More importantly, you have achieved something impossible without the dedication of yourself, and your team, and the web–you’ve overturned what otherwise would have been lies and misinformation just by the force of argument and scientific skepticism. I’ve learned so much from this site, and recommend it to just about anyone I meet in the hope that more minds can be opened to what science is really about.
You deserve your success, and may you have much more.

Dave Bilhaus
March 15, 2009 12:03 pm

[snip, wayyy too off topic] ~ charles the moderator
REPLY: Charles, no worries, he’s just a local political hack with a failed blog who dislikes me but uses this fake name in some silly attempt to hide his identity. – Anthony

Editor
March 15, 2009 12:15 pm

Thank God there aren’t 10^7 comments to read through. Hmm, you’re going to reach 10^5 in a few hundred more, you’re at 99,520 now. No wonder I don’t have a life!
Uh, Tom – 10^7 = 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10, 1^7 is 1.

Clive
March 15, 2009 12:17 pm

Anthony,
Congratulations and THANK YOU (and mods) for your dedication and hard work. It WILL pay off.
Are you sure Mann is not behind the stats? Okay I shouldn’t joke about such a happy occasion.
Well done … keep it up .. and thanks again!
Clive
Alberta, Canada

March 15, 2009 12:19 pm

Tom (11:36:17) :
Psst. I think it should be 10 to the 6th exponent or 1 to the 7th.

Psst. Think again 🙂
10^6 = 1 million.
1^7 = 1 (one)
Congratulations and many thanks again Anthony for your site. I have recently failed to pay my subscription to a printed science magazine as I get 10^6 times as much quality info here.

Steven Goddard
March 15, 2009 12:25 pm

Very impressive! If all ten million readers gave $1 to the tip jar, it would do a world of good.
(A lot cheaper than the $1,000,000 each and every reader would have to give to pay off the US National Debt.)
http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
A buck to WUWT is a much better investment. Imagine the personal $$ payback from potentially helping to stop cap and trade.

SwampWoman
March 15, 2009 12:40 pm

10 million page views at $1 each is almost like real money!
Congratulations, Anthony.

ClimateDoggle
March 15, 2009 12:40 pm

You should put Google Analytics on your site to get some better insights into where all the traffic is from/who the visitors are. Then you could post some really interesting stats!

Roger Knights
March 15, 2009 12:41 pm

I notice that the title of this thread was accidentally indented by one space in the list of titles at the upper right. I suggest that this be done deliberately hereafter on all titles (in fact, indent them by two or three spaces), so that readers can see where one item ends and the next begins. At present they all run together.

Frederick Michael
March 15, 2009 12:41 pm

The hits are nice but your work on the surface station siting will make history.

Richard Lawson
March 15, 2009 12:44 pm

Always informative, always inclusive, always polite.
I think these are the reasons for your success Anthony.
Well done and thank you – the next order of magnitude is not far off!

March 15, 2009 12:48 pm

The belief that AGW is pretty much a farce continues to grow. You deserve considerable credit for the momentum.

Reed Coray
March 15, 2009 12:48 pm

Anthony,
Congratulations! You deserve everything you’ve earned. Keep up the good work and your readership can only grow.

Bart Nielsen
March 15, 2009 12:49 pm

Well, Anthony, fortune smiles on those who work hard. It positively beams on the skillful! Congratulations.

Spencer Atwell
March 15, 2009 1:05 pm

Well done WUWT but what a communications disaster the Heartland conference was. I am sure the papers were groundbreaking unlike the post conference paers which are either unobtainable or the sound is so corrupted it is unintelligible. Need to be more selective in future as this sort of amateurism makes our cause a laughing stock.

John F. Hultquist
March 15, 2009 1:15 pm

Okay, here’s another hit, or page view, if you prefer. Although let’s be honest, I return several times a day so we’re over-counting. When the TUV (aka total unique visits) hits 10M I’ll celebrate and buy you a bottle of wine. But, yes, great job, great site, and a lot of work. Cheers!
Now, to Aron (11:51:38) Regarding submitting comments. I do mine in MS-Word and then spell-check and read there. Then do a copy and paste. Works fine.
O/T but I just made a comment on this site
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/weather/article5904344.ece?Submitted=true
Weather Eye: Australia is again in the disaster firing line
by Paul Simons
He commented on Arctic sea ice being “far below average” – I was only allowed 300 words and this is what I squeezed in:
“Arctic ice doesn’t seem to be “far below average” but well within a normal range. Every year can’t be above average and most of the averages are not current nor accurate. A more interesting story is the Catlin Arctic Survey now underway – traveled 30 km in 14 days. The arctic is still arctic.”
Maybe a few of the rest of you would like to have a go at 300 words there.

Domingo Tavella
March 15, 2009 1:24 pm

The very high number of visits to the site is the most clear proof possible of the veracity of the information presented, the intelligence level of the commentary, and the objectivity of the analysis.
We all know that popularity equals quality and truth. Consider religion as an example. The reason why Christianity is by far the most popular religion in the world is because it is based on the exquisite logic of the Bible, which is obviously the word of God – it can’t get any better than that.
Popularity also equates individuals with integrity and vision. The reason GW Bush was elected is clearly because his was a visionary of superior intellect and understanding, and the people understood this.
The correlation between popularity and quality can, at times, break down. This tends to happen when the people are under stress and their fears rob them of their rational thinking. Demagogues can sometimes take advantage of this, as was demonstrated in November: The crisis caused people to overlook the obviously far superior intellectual qualities of the Republican ticket, with consequences which we are only now beginning to uncover.

Tom
March 15, 2009 1:29 pm

Carsten Arnholm, Norway (12:19:28) :
Tom (11:36:17) :
Psst. I think it should be 10 to the 6th exponent or 1 to the 7th.
Psst. Think again 🙂
10^6 = 1 million.
1^7 = 1 (one)
Congratulations and many thanks again Anthony for your site. I have recently failed to pay my subscription to a printed science magazine as I get 10^6 times as much quality info here.
Yeah Yeah, I don’t know what I was smoking but Zeros fool me all the time. But hey, if Jim Hansen can be a climatologist then I can be a mathamatician.
Sorry all!

Leon Brozyna
March 15, 2009 1:38 pm

Not too shabby.
Congrats.
A little honesty and integrity in article presentations, a bit of civility in moderating comments and people start to notice. Keep up the fine work.

Mike Bradbury
March 15, 2009 1:38 pm

Congratulations!!
More and more people, including me, are visiting your site every day to get accurate information on our global climate.
Thank you for all you do.
Very best wishes,
Mike

March 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Mega-kudos, Anthony! May your hard work always be rewarded.
10 million views is quite impressive! And, more than 6 million unique viewers is awesome.
Perhaps the pen is mightier than the sword. Or in this case, the keypad.
Roger Sowell
Marina del Rey, California

bsneath
March 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Thank you for having the courage of your convictions. While I still claim to be officially “agnostic” on AGW, your daily posting have me leaning onto your side of the fence. The next couple of years should be quite telling. Thank you again for the wisdom to question the conventional.

old construction worker
March 15, 2009 1:41 pm

Once again, thank you Mr Watts and Crew!

March 15, 2009 1:48 pm

10 million hits . . . . and yet so well deserved. Would that Paris Hilton could say as much. . . . . 🙂 Very well deserved congratulation to you, Mr. Watts.

Just Want Truth...
March 15, 2009 1:53 pm

“the_Butcher (11:53:35) : Your blog is addictive…”
I’d say so too. Sometimes i’m here when i should be studying… or sleeping even 😉
I always think to myself, “I’ll just go there for 20 minutes.” Two hours later I pull myself away 🙁

Stephen Brown
March 15, 2009 1:55 pm

Some time ago, like so many others, I began to believe the alarming articles I read in the press. The levels of apparent hysteria in the news stories began to grow and likewise so did my concern about the validity of these claims.
I began to search for something better, something which would withstand intellectual enquiry and which did not concern itself with hysteria, politics and a suspected but unseen agenda.
I searched the net and found a number of places which gave facts and figures on which I could base my developing personal beliefs. Among those places I discovered this site. I visit regularly now and I leave having been informed, challenged and sometimes amused.
Anthony, you and your colleagues are to be congratulated on running such a fine site, it is a beacon of sanity in the vastness of cyberspace.

George Patch
March 15, 2009 2:01 pm

I guess I have a couple of thing to say here. First, congratulations and thanks for all your hard work!
Second, I figure I’m responsible for at least 3850 hits, so I’m just as potent as CO2.
Third, I have been busy lately and have a lot of reading to catch up on. Amazing how much can change on this site in just a few days.

Robert Bateman
March 15, 2009 2:12 pm

10 million hits means you are reaching a good representative portion of the net. Your site is a model for government to get back in touch with it’s constituents, amongst a dozen other things.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you got a knock on your door to interview for a newly invented cabinet position.
Tremendous potential.

Philipe
March 15, 2009 2:16 pm

Congratulations. This site is the best on climate and weather. Even if you are not especially interested by climate, you get addicted very quickly by reading your articles. Keep up the good work! Internet is the only free media and we need sites like this.

March 15, 2009 2:16 pm

Funny, Domingo. But you do know that you’re arguing with success, a big no-no. Karma is sure to bite you for it.
Maybe you should turn your sarcasm on the really pathetic Realclimate and its clones. Even with George Soros backing them, they’ve been left in the dust. [But they click on WUWT daily in order to keep up with the “Best Science” site’s climate discussion. Then they go back and tell each other how right they are and how wrong the ten million of us here are.]
The big difference between the heavily subsidized pro-AGW sites and WUWT is that the Best Science site allows all points of view — while RC and others routinely censor posts that challenge their beliefs. That’s not science, that’s paid advocacy for a predetermined conclusion. Who wants to click for propaganda?
Congrats Anthony, you’ve built the very best climate site in the blogosphere. You deserve all the success you’re acheiving.
And welcome aboard, Domingo. I’m sure you’ll learn plenty of value here if you stick around and keep an open mind.

TerryBixler
March 15, 2009 2:20 pm

Thank You Anthony for your and your groups fine work.

Just Want Truth...
March 15, 2009 2:21 pm

“REPLY: No, not until I move WUWT off to a fixed server. Currently I’m hosting on wordpress.com free service which does not allow for a preview function. – Anthony”
I can assume this is also why you don’t have advertising on the site?

Aron
March 15, 2009 2:32 pm

Now, to Aron (11:51:38) Regarding submitting comments. I do mine in MS-Word and then spell-check and read there. Then do a copy and paste. Works fine.
Now that is dedication! 🙂

March 15, 2009 2:37 pm

Has that 10 million been peer reviewed? 🙂
Well done Anthony for a great site
Tonyb

Mick
March 15, 2009 2:53 pm

Great achievement. I’m absorbed daily, even when I don’t understand a word being written by such knowledgeable and educated people. As an amateur astronomer of long standing, searching for a reason for the lack of sunspots drew me here. I’ve learned much. Keep up trying to push the actual science of climate variation.

Adam Soereg
March 15, 2009 2:54 pm

Congratulations!! Thank you for this open-minded and informative site.
According to http://www.sitemeter.com, there was about 690 thousand visits on this website last month, and about 775 thousand in January, 2009. Last year we’ve seen a steady growth in the number of visits, about 10 percent per month.
If the visit count surpasses 1.5 million in March, we will be able to replicate the Mann Hockey Stick completely.
Imagine a warming trend like this, with such great slope values anyone could easily start a new way of fearmongering. I think you should introduce the calculation method used by this sitemeter to James Hansen and his Crew … in order to apply it in GISTEMP code for ‘better results’.
Best regards from Hungary,
Adam Soereg

AnonyMoose
March 15, 2009 2:55 pm

Another posting, another 10^x hits. The quality generates quantity.
John F. Hultquist (13:15:18) — I watch for new articles with RSS, so I’m balancing your repetition.

March 15, 2009 2:58 pm

Anthony
As temperatures fail to cooperate it looks like acidification of the Oceans will be promoted as the next casualty of man made co2 if the Copenhagen conference is anything to go by.
Are you intending to do a thread on this subject looking at the latest findings?
Thanks
Tonyb

March 15, 2009 3:05 pm

Congratulations, Anthony, for a consistently fine and informative blog. I try to check in at least once a day and am never disappointed. Well done.

Adam Soereg
March 15, 2009 3:11 pm

Oh wait a minute… I’ve recently became very suspicious.
Has this data been adjusted to get such results?

tallbloke
March 15, 2009 3:15 pm

The best climate site on the net, and deservedly popular.
My thanks to Anthony, and the mods, and my fellow contributors.

Robert Wood
March 15, 2009 3:19 pm

Congrats. And we have had some quality scientific posts in the past couple of days – get over to the DONATE button and just click.
Also, a visit to Leif’s tip jar may be in order.
Go on. Do it.
When’s the final report from surface stations coming out, Anthony?

pyromancer76
March 15, 2009 3:23 pm

Ten million hits and six million unique visitors. Wow! That leaves four million spaces for all of us returnees. The moderation of comments must take great time and effort. Thanks to you and your assistants; I have not seen any site moderated so well, so carefully, and so generously.
The best part of WUWT is the education every single day re the many variables of climate and climate change, and some threads go on for days. We can’t get enough because so many experts — presenters and commenters — are providing us with the most recent research and debate. Nowhere else is this possible. I am deeply grateful, and I love the humor. My appreciation is also shown through my monthly “subscription”. I hope the majority of readers want to fling funds, too.

TJA
March 15, 2009 3:44 pm

Anthony, I can’t figure out why you don’t do ads. You should be able to make some money without turning the site into a Lubos Motlesque script wonderland.
Funny how Domingo, who believes that we are all, to paraphrase Cotton Mather, “Sinners in the hands of an angry Gaia”, is lecturing us on religion.
Google Chrome spell checks your comments for you. BTW.

Alan Millar
March 15, 2009 3:52 pm

Anthony, given the huge traffic on the site, is it possible to sell some advertising space to offset your costs?
The tremendous number of hour you must have to put in to maintain the site would still mean you would not be earning a huge hourly rate even if you could sell some space.
Alan

deepslope
March 15, 2009 4:18 pm

Congratulations Anthony, moderators and WUWT community!
Couldn’t have said it better than Leon:
“Leon Brozyna (13:38:06) :
A little honesty and integrity in article presentations, a bit of civility in moderating comments and people start to notice. Keep up the fine work.”

David Ball
March 15, 2009 5:02 pm

Congratulations Anthony and Moderators. As I’ve said before, best “edutainment” around. I am a voracious reader and WUWT is one of the things I read voraciously ! If any readers are familiar with the last 30 years of my fathers’ life, you will understand why these numbers and blog are important to us. I commend you for the bravery it has taken to get to this point, Anthony et al.

L Gardy LaRoche
March 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Mr. Watts,
what is the estimated cost for you to move to a fixed server ?
Please let us know.

DanD
March 15, 2009 5:59 pm

Tom, you must have taken both engineering and hard science classes. You’re probably thinking in engineering notation with your comment.
10E7 would be 100 million because 10E7 is 10 x 10^7
I get the notations mixed up all the time.
Perhaps that’s where you went wrong? 🙂

savethesharks
March 15, 2009 6:05 pm

Thank you Anthony & Company for giving me a NEW THING TO WHICH I CAN BE ADDICTED! Like I need any help!!!
Bastards!! 🙂
Haha…in all seriousness…the trade-off is the free education…without have to pay for the course.
…AND another trade-off is being able to audit a class by Dr. Svalgaard, without being subject to a D Minus grade from the same. 🙂
My main suggestion is that you might want to consider a WORD LIMIT as some of the posts on here get most tiring and pedantic in a uncontrolled-burning smoke-screen (like Singapore has never seen) of unnecessary verbosity.
Such limitation or cap (but not trade LOL) would NOT be a suppression of free speech.
On the contrary, such a measure would FORCE people to think twice about what they say first…so they can weed themselves of all of their clutter (self-weeding for lack of a better term LOL)…so that is end result is one word: CONCISE.
My grandfather taught me (as I am sure many other grandfathers have): “If you can not say it in a few words, you can’t say it in 1000!”
Regardless….MANY THANKS for your efforts here and congratulations!
Chris
Norfolk, VA

savethesharks
March 15, 2009 6:10 pm

Corrections: “without HAVING to pay for the course” and
“so that THE end result is one word: CONCISE.”
Dammit….I type too fast

Ed MacAulay
March 15, 2009 6:11 pm

There I just increased the count by 1^8.
It would be preferred if the site could continue by reader donations and not become dependent on advertising. As soon as you start accepting advertising you either have to choose what ads to accept or reject. Fossil energy ads would cause others to label you as a shill. Some hosts may randomly assign ads so that you have no control over them and again get unfairly labeled.
Did you make your donation yet this month?

Steven Hill
March 15, 2009 6:17 pm

10 million page views and CO2 taxes may be on the way anyhow. Thanks for trying, we hope the madness stops soon.

Claude Harvey
March 15, 2009 6:43 pm

At what point does popularity drive one into “the mainstream” by definition? Can a counter-revolutionary cad maintain his rebel identity when the masses are hauling him about on their shoulders and mothers want him to kiss their babies? At what point does he begin to court the idolatry? Dangerous territory for a contrarian!
CH

Ohioholic
March 15, 2009 6:55 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/12/global-warming-temp-rise-population
Check this story out. Seems pretty ‘level-headed’ to me. Nothing alarmist here. Just a little end of the world as we know it scenario. These things keep getting more and more over the top.
Any comments?

Just Want Truth...
March 15, 2009 7:06 pm

I just saw this at Drudge down in the middle column :
“Global hurricane activity reaches new lows…”
It links to the Florida State University page that was headlined here on WUWT two days ago.
I look forward to the day when a link from Drudge goes to WUWT.
This is traffic at Drudge, copy and pasted from low on right column there :
VISITS TO DRUDGE 3/13/09
024,888,212 IN PAST 24 HOURS
730,983,801 IN PAST 31 DAYS
7,706,383,344 IN PAST YEAR
http://www.drudgereport.com/

March 15, 2009 7:08 pm

Ohioholic,
You made me read it, so now I’m going to foist it onto everyone else:

Severe global warming will render half of world’s inhabited areas unliveable… Parts of China, India and the eastern US could all become too warm in summer for people to lose heat by sweating, expert warns.

If people can’t sweat, the inevitable result is… click
[…oh, ‘scuse me. That was the inevitable result of my reading that article.]

Ohioholic
March 15, 2009 7:11 pm

Expect to see Massachusetts Bay freeze over in a corollary of the Chu effect.

CodeTech
March 15, 2009 7:17 pm

Congrats on 10^7!!! I’m glad to say I’m a number of those, as are many people I’ve sent in this direction.
I’d love to comment on
Domingo Tavella (13:24:55) :

The very high number of visits to the site is the most clear proof possible of the veracity of the information presented, the intelligence level of the commentary, and the objectivity of the analysis.

Although no doubt intended as sarcasm, you’ve outsmarted yourself by being accurate!

We all know that popularity equals quality and truth. Consider religion as an example. The reason why Christianity is by far the most popular religion in the world is because it is based on the exquisite logic of the Bible, which is obviously the word of God – it can’t get any better than that.

But Christianity is NOT the most popular religion. This kind of factual error completely decimates your attempt at humor. Well, that and the fact that your sense of humor is somewhat… monotonic.

Popularity also equates individuals with integrity and vision. The reason GW Bush was elected is clearly because his was a visionary of superior intellect and understanding, and the people understood this.

Actually, the reason GW Bush was elected was that his competitors were Al Gore and John Kerry. Given a choice between either of those gentlemen and, well ANYONE else, the obvious winner will always be “anyone else”.

The correlation between popularity and quality can, at times, break down. This tends to happen when the people are under stress and their fears rob them of their rational thinking.

I like this one. The correlation between scientific “concensus” and reality…. er, yeah… wait, what you said was slightly different.
(I’ll skip the rest, because it’s wandering into territory that is off-limits here. Besides, I’m not sure your type could handle the breakdown of what happened and why the world is now saddled with a big zero… I Guarantee buyer’s remorse, and soon.)

March 15, 2009 7:17 pm

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

March 15, 2009 7:19 pm

Is that billion with a B?

March 15, 2009 7:34 pm

Congrats!
OT : IS NSIDC ever going to fix the problems or are they going to continue to produce obviously in error extent data for the rest of the season? I would prefer an “out of order” sign to what they are producing now.
Since you have an ear there thought you might inquire.

Ohioholic
March 15, 2009 7:42 pm

Also, I would love to see if they will make the models and supporting calculations/assumptions public or not. I will hold my breath. Call a coroner, tell him global warming killed me. ;P

spangled drongo
March 15, 2009 7:58 pm

Thanks for all your hard work and great attitude, Anthony and crew!

Ohioholic
March 15, 2009 8:01 pm

“Scientists at the Copenhagen Climate Congress this week said the IPCC may have underestimated the scale of the problem, and that emissions since 2000 have risen much faster than expected.”
Well that explains all the global warming! Oh….. it’s getting COLDER?! Well, it must be natural variability, since we know that only goes one way……

Ohioholic
March 15, 2009 8:40 pm

Sorry to keep spamming this post, but that article just got me going……
What is the basis for their conclusion??????? Where’s the beef?! Or, as Robin Williams said in the ‘Live on Broadway’ stand-up “Excuse me. Can I have a clue?!”

John H
March 15, 2009 8:42 pm

The year 2019
Planet cooling now for 20 years.
Al Gore says the sea rise has already been 75 feet.
AGW proponents don’t care if no one can see it and insist warming has happened because too many stupid people are visiting denialists blogs.
WUWT reaches 7 Billion views

VG
March 15, 2009 9:12 pm

This folows the questioning of the science behind “Global warming” I think most serious scientist who believe in AGW would agree with this anyway?

VG
March 15, 2009 9:15 pm

BTW Pielke’s site just put up a paper which is much more reasonable re: potential problems with pollution re local climate which I think most skeptics might agree with (and AGW’s) if they only gave up on the Co2 story….

Henry Phipps
March 15, 2009 9:40 pm

Congratulations, Anthony.
In honor of this accomplishment, and to facilitate your on-going need for Troll-Control, I’m sending you the new, super-sized “Moose-B-Gone.” Apply generously.

EricH
March 15, 2009 11:13 pm

Congratulations on reaching the 10mil. milestone. You deserve it. First thing I do every morning is go online to check out what’s new on your website and have done so since June 2008 when Christopher Booker mentioned WUWT in the Sunday Telegraph.
Keep up the good work, you’re getting more converts every day.

March 16, 2009 1:03 am

Congratulations on the 10 million mark. I suspect that one reason why your blog is so popular is that you’ve managed to keep the site highly informative and based on sound science, while at the same time avoiding emotional outbursts and name-calling. So many other web sites, on both sides of the argument, succumb to mud-slinging and personal abuse.
So please do keep up the high standard of reporting – with 10 million visitors you are clearly having an influence in what is a very difficult argument to win.

JimB
March 16, 2009 2:54 am

Congratulations on your success!…well deserved!
JimB

Clare
March 16, 2009 3:57 am

Congratulations, Anthony – informed, smart, pleasant, funny and intelligent will always win friends and influence others.

Bruce Cobb
March 16, 2009 4:23 am

Claude Harvey (18:43:17) :
At what point does popularity drive one into “the mainstream” by definition? Can a counter-revolutionary cad maintain his rebel identity when the masses are hauling him about on their shoulders and mothers want him to kiss their babies? At what point does he begin to court the idolatry? Dangerous territory for a contrarian!
You misunderstand. This site has nothing to with being “counter-revolutionary” or “contrarian”, though AGWers might try to spin it that way, since they’ve been practicing pseudo-scientific ideology for so long that they have forgotten what true science actually is.
There is no harm in thanking Anthony for what he has done here with this site. That isn’t idolatry. But, we also recognize the excellent work and dedication of the mods and the contributors, all of which attracts a high level of both readership and commentary.
Well done, Anthony, contributors, mods, and others who make this site a top-notch one.

pyromancer76
March 16, 2009 4:54 am

L Gardy LaRoche (17:48:09) 3/17 :
Mr. Watts,
what is the estimated cost for you to move to a fixed server ?
Please let us know.
I am afraid to highlight this comment because I truly do not want any change. I love you just the way you are. Also I can only imagine how many blog services WordPress handles silently and for free behind the scenes. But — if you could be completely independent and keep giving us more of the same!?!?! Is there any reasonable price tag to your becoming a phenomenon, a self-supporting blog in every way?

Mr Lynn
March 16, 2009 6:12 am

Congrats! Just found this site a month ago. I like hearing professionals talk shop, even when it’s mostly over my head, and I greatly appreciate the civility here, even when the debate is overtly political (as the AGW issue has become, unfortunately). I guess we have the moderators to thank for enforcing civility. It is very easy for trolls to take over unmoderated sites, by using a combination of ad hominem attacks and spurious argumentation, but it won’t happen here.
BTW, it would be nice if the e-mail notification link actually brought you back to the new comment instead of the top of the thread. But maybe WordPress doesn’t support that. I really would like a Quote button, too. . .
/Mr Lynn

March 16, 2009 7:03 am

Congratulations!, there will be many bidders to buy WUWT!….one in particular, so you must put a limit on the weight of possible bidders. 🙂

Alan the Brit
March 16, 2009 7:05 am

Ooops! I missed this yesterday but that was only because of that beautiful game of rugby being played equally beautifully by (for a change) England beating France 34-10, Couldn’t resist! The French probably aren’t used to the heat that we get from AGW in the UK. This is wonderful news Congratulations on an equally magnificent score!
Now, the problem. How are we going to stop that half-wit Hansen tainting these shores once again so soon when he is due to attend an AGW Rally in Coventry, where I for one would dearly love to send him, permanently! We don’t send our idiots over to you so why do it to us? You won the War of Rebellion, oh all right the Revolution, but there’s no need to be horrid to us after all it was a long time ago. Keep Hansen over there, don’t let him come here. I have run this rally scenario thro’ my highly accurate circulation model & I predict that this rally will get all but 24hour 7 days a week coverage on every msm network & outlet in the UK, front page stuff & all that!
The screaming from Copenhagen is deafening & is clearly one of panic. Not because the Climate is going to be catastrophically changing, but because their funding will dissappear for good, & they’ll have to fend for themselves in the realworld instead of relying on taxpayers handouts! Are there really 2500 scientists there? This number seems to be very familiar so they must be exactly the same people who write the IPCC SPMs?
Again, well done WUWT. Keep the science coming. You are so lucky you Americans living in a free country with a real FYI law in force. Ours is a limpwristed wishy-washy affair by comparison so the real truth never gets out.
AtB
Any idea when a transcript of events will be available from the ICCC in New York?

Alan the Brit
March 16, 2009 7:07 am

Sorry that should have read FoI!

Claude Harvey
March 16, 2009 7:11 am

Bruce Cobb (04:23:15) :
“You misunderstand.”
No, Bruce. YOU misunderstood a joke. Fine lecture though.

Editor
March 16, 2009 9:08 am

Well, this will be at least comment 100014. I’m not sure who got comment 10^5.

Editor
March 16, 2009 9:14 am

Oh, there it is. Steve Goddard wins the prize (more free hours on WUWT):
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/03/15/if-you-cant-explain-it-you-cant-model-it/#comment-100000

LarryOldtimer
March 16, 2009 10:34 am

Excellent work, Anthony. This site is a beacon of hope for real science.

Pierre Gosselin
March 16, 2009 11:44 am

Congratulations!
Moving up into the big leagues.

Pierre Gosselin
March 16, 2009 11:45 am
Pierre Gosselin
March 16, 2009 11:49 am

Imagine if you got 1 cent per hit.
That wouldn’t be small fry…at least until the current administration got its hand on it!

Old Gasser
March 16, 2009 12:57 pm

I found this blog by reading the top-notch Canadian blog, small dead animals. Kate at sda started linking to WUWT close to a year ago. It is most enjoyable to read Kate’s wry genius, Anthony’s humble genius, and the scores of everyday genius in the comments at both blogs. My hat is off to all of you.

rip warming
March 16, 2009 1:08 pm

Not bad for a climate heretic weather guy. I reckon those at the real bad science website are green with envy!

Paul R
March 16, 2009 1:56 pm

It’s a great site and congratulations. The Scafetta N., R. C. Willson paper thread is a great read.

J.Hansford
March 16, 2009 5:11 pm

We are all famous… I feel like a song….Hmmm. I know one, jump around the lounge room to this “hot” tune; )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x5CamITJEA&feature=related

March 16, 2009 7:45 pm

J.Hansford,
Love that tune! Buster Poindexter does it in this “hot” medley: click

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