Of note – WUWT on WordPress top posts

Apparently there’s a lot of interest in inverted proxy cum hockey stick data. WUWT’s post…

IQ Test: Which of these is not upside down?

…placed second overall on WordPress blogs worldwide, even beating CNN. The only post higher rated with traffic was WordPress own internal announcement post about Twitter (which every blogger sees when they login).

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Citation: http://www.webcitation.org/5kckhZ0qi

In WordPress perspective, as they list on their main page:

The best of 244,660 bloggers, 177,719 new posts, 218,847 comments, & 45,327,262 words today on WordPress.com.

WUWT came in at #11 for blogs overall seen here: http://botd.wordpress.com/ Most of the other contenders are fluff or entertainment news. Though I confess I do like Hack-A-Day and read it on occasion.

For all my critics and their disparaging words, I must be doing something right, because WUWT is the only blog with science content to be in the top 20 of WordPress.

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P Walker
October 18, 2009 1:21 pm

Congratulations ! Let’s hope the right people are reading it . Thanks (once again) for all the good work .

October 18, 2009 1:21 pm

WOW! (am I the second to post too?)

October 18, 2009 1:23 pm

PS. Anthony, did you ever get the new pics of the Yosemite weather station I sent? Looks worse than before.
REPLY: No never did please resend! – Anthony

October 18, 2009 1:30 pm

The hockey stick shaped number of readers continues and the recognition is well deserved. Your blog is greatly appreciated – where else would we go if it didn’t exist?

October 18, 2009 1:31 pm

Well done! Keeping up the momentum nicely.

Sam the Skeptic
October 18, 2009 1:32 pm

I see no reason to be surprised at this, Anthony.
Truth will always out eventually and I think we’re probably entitled to a little schadenfreude now and again as well.
My first port of call continues to be WUWT!

davidc
October 18, 2009 1:32 pm

The interesting question here is whether the MSM is doing itself a service by promoting AGW alarmism. They are following an old script (fear is good) but it’s a new game. WUWT for me has much greater credibility than the MSM on AGW and an increasing number of people are coming to that view.

Editor
October 18, 2009 1:35 pm

Listen to me and you shall hear, news hath not been this thousand year:
Since Herod, Caesar, and many more, you never heard the like before.
Holy-dayes are despis’d, new fashions are devis’d.
Old Christmas is kickt out of Tow
Yet let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.

Symon
October 18, 2009 1:37 pm

Science isn’t a democracy.

October 18, 2009 1:46 pm

Thanks you Anthony once again for running this blog. Marxism taught us that only human masses create the history, but they were wrong – sometimes one strong individual will launch the avalanche.
S!

October 18, 2009 1:54 pm

Congratulations and thank you for the work you are doing! How you manage I have no idea, but I hope you are able to maintain the quality of the many posts here. Focus on the science as you do.
Well done indeed!

Ron de Haan
October 18, 2009 1:58 pm

Very good news.
You are doing fine, please continue.
Thanks

Katlab
October 18, 2009 1:59 pm

You’ve changed my view of the world and turned a sheep into a radical

Dodgy Geezer
October 18, 2009 2:06 pm

“..Marxism taught us that only human masses create the history, but they were wrong – sometimes one strong individual will launch the avalanche..”
I think that Marx expected strong leaders to begin the revolution. He and Engels wrote in the Manifesto “..’ . . . a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class . . . in particular, a portion of the bourgeois ideologists.’
He was expecting leadership and direction from the class which had always provided it, but going in a different direction. Do you see Anthony as Lenin, or Trotsky…? 🙂

Lance
October 18, 2009 2:09 pm

Its better than we thought!!! 🙂

Al Gore's Holy Hologram
October 18, 2009 2:17 pm

I’m still waiting for the BBC to have the integrity and courage to mention WUWT and Climate Audit in the light that you guys deserve.

October 18, 2009 2:17 pm

Dodgy Geezer (14:06:52) :
as expecting leadership and direction from the class which had always provided it, but going in a different direction. Do you see Anthony as Lenin, or Trotsky…? 🙂

I think the moustache is more Lenin, but the hair is definitely more Trotsky.

October 18, 2009 2:20 pm

Re:”science is not a democracy”.
Nor is global warming hysteria a science.

Mike Bryant
October 18, 2009 2:23 pm

I think it is noteworthy that there was a hue and cry, and many saying they would abandon this blog because you published, “Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen, Claims British Lord Monckton “.
I believe that most of them did not stop reading, and in fact you gained readership.
Integrity is easily recognized, and Anthony and crew have it in spades.
Thanks,
Mike Bryant

John Graham
October 18, 2009 2:26 pm

As a new reader its great to see I have found the best!

Michael
October 18, 2009 2:26 pm

The truth about our climate will shake the world to it’s core.

Sandy
October 18, 2009 2:28 pm

“I think the moustache is more Lenin, but the hair is definitely more Trotsky.”
Ghandi??

JustPassing
October 18, 2009 2:30 pm

Congratulations
I like the humour on the site mixed with the egghead stuff.
Although algebra jokes have always whooshed over my head. 🙂

Boudu
October 18, 2009 2:34 pm

Congratulations. Keep it up !

jorgekafkazar
October 18, 2009 2:48 pm

Congratulations!
BTW, ref. Mike Bryant (14:23:36) : “Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen, Claims British Lord Monckton“
Lord M was only doing what the warmist willies advocate: don’t let the facts get in the way of scaring the p out of your audience. He had a couple of carefully placed qualifiers starting with “If…”

rbateman
October 18, 2009 2:50 pm

Keep it up, Anthony. The more folks you can get to look outside thier window and question what is going on, the better off this country will be.

October 18, 2009 2:55 pm

Congratulations. You helped me open my eyes, and you’re doing the same for many others–keep it up!

JEM
October 18, 2009 3:04 pm

“Science is not a democracy”
The Wright brothers were bicycle mechanics.
Albert Enstein was a patent clerk.
Science, at its core, is about testing one’s hypotheses against observations, and in a perfect world it’s the guy who comes along with the better data that wins.
It is not a democracy, it is (or should be) a meritocracy.
Not an oligarchy of insiders.

October 18, 2009 3:05 pm

hoxy proxy, pinecones foxy,
records bloxy, treerings poxy,
fire burn and cauldron bubble.

JEM
October 18, 2009 3:08 pm

a) s/Enstein/Einstein
b) s/the better data that wins./the better data that wins. Until someone comes along with still better research.

John Wright
October 18, 2009 3:22 pm

Go on! Do let it go to your head… Well, not too long.

October 18, 2009 3:34 pm

Congratulations, and well deserved. I’ve learnt an absolute pile from this site. Here’s looking forward to more great articles in the future

Gordon Ford
October 18, 2009 3:42 pm

Congratulations. Only one small step to go.
WUWT is one site that information and opinions can be shared without (to much) rancor!!!

October 18, 2009 3:47 pm

The power of fame.

October 18, 2009 3:49 pm

Actually, I’ve seen WUWT at the top several times. I don’t know if this is a different competition but in the past format on WordPress Anthony made top blog probably 3 times a week. tAV made the top 100 once but that was because of a WUWT link! hehehe.
Thanks for giving Gavin and Tamino heartburn.

October 18, 2009 3:53 pm

With that many readers, perhaps you’d better simplify the comment section? How about a field with ten tick-boxes with ready made comments? I would click on the “Keep up the good job!” box, while other may prefer the “I hope you rot in hell!” box. I’m sure other readers can come up with a great number of interesting alternatives…

Tyler
October 18, 2009 3:55 pm

Celebrate when everyone agrees with you.
However congratulations, you have one of the few places where facts, real science, and challenging thinking still matter.

October 18, 2009 4:14 pm

Lucy Skywalker (15:05:46) :
hoxy proxy, pinecones foxy,
records bloxy, treerings poxy,
fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Britlecones and hockey sticks all in a row
spark the tinder and watch them glow
the ray of light through the lens of Hubble
lightening the load of toil and trouble.

October 18, 2009 4:21 pm

Dodgy Geezer (14:06:52) :
“..Marxism taught us that only human masses create the history, but they were wrong – sometimes one strong individual will launch the avalanche..

May I correct: that “sometimes” should be “ALWAYS”. After that strong individual are the ones who find him right and his fight just so we choose to follow him.

Back2Bat
October 18, 2009 4:26 pm

Congrats Anthony but it is no surprise to me that you would rise to the top.
May the Lord reward you and your staff with enough cold weather to seal your victory.

Capn Jack Walker
October 18, 2009 4:35 pm

At least some Good News.
Congratulations.
In Australia, the Liberal Party of Australia has indicated a willingness to negotiate on an Emissions Trading System. It is a convoluted lite solution. But as it was bullied thru by a Merchant banker of one term we all know it’s not about the Cimate but derivative products, and this is possibly the only reason he was endorsed over a sitting member to begin with. The grand scam. It leaves a lot of people with no where to vote.
The common sense postion even if your are a warmer is to wait for Copenhagen to fizz.
A lot of people are lsitening to their electorates though and they realize this could be the thing that destroys that party.
Anyway quality journalism always works the reward is audience share.
I thank all the contributors to this blog, making it a place to truly think thru issues from data and good starting theory and hypothesis.

Trey
October 18, 2009 4:36 pm

Thank you to WUWT! Not suprised that more people are finding the site. Seen a lot of links and mentions to your site recently. Been enjoying it myself for quite some time. Thanks for what you do!

Gene Nemetz
October 18, 2009 4:49 pm

Such inconvenient count of hits.
Such inconvenient raise of awareness.
Though it’s worse than they thought it would be,
It’s just ‘fad’ it’s not trend-ness.
sarc off/
p.s. I know, kinda bumpy read, not as witty as evan or Lucy.

TerryS
October 18, 2009 4:51 pm

Re: Symon (13:37:18) :

Science isn’t a democracy.

I’m glad you realise that “consensus” about something doesn’t make it scientifically correct.

old construcation worker
October 18, 2009 4:52 pm

Hats off Steve M., You and your crew. What a job, what a job well done!!!

Mark N
October 18, 2009 4:56 pm

Great! the debate is not so one-sided, if only more could realise it. Keep at it they might hear and the figures will keep climbing. Thanks for putting up with all the bad stuff too.

John Michalski
October 18, 2009 5:07 pm

The cream rises to the top. I don’t think I’ll get tired of saying this, but, great job Anthony and all who contribute. I don’t think even SM can discredit this hockey stick.

Pearland Aggie
October 18, 2009 5:52 pm

Dr. Roy has a new blog post up….
IPCC Crushes Scientific Objectivity, 91-0.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2009/10/ipcc-crushes-scientific-objectivity-91-0/

Philip_B
October 18, 2009 6:07 pm

Since no one else has made a tipping point reference.
We are reaching a tipping point on the climate, and it’s the realization by the majority that climate alarmism is a hoax perpetrated to generate vast quantities of money for the internationalist cabal that shelters under the aegis of the United Nations, because they know their ideas would get short shrift in a democracy.
For those of you haven’t read it, I recommend Indur M. Goklany’s article on the transnational politics behind AGW.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/category/economy-health/
Anthony, once again congratulations on simply the best blog on the internet.
BTW, have you ever thought about doing an antidote to Gore’s AIT movie.
An idea for a title,
Diverging from the Truth

Philip_B
October 18, 2009 6:08 pm
Robert Wykoff
October 18, 2009 6:10 pm

Congratulations Anthony, I have read this site every day for at least 2 years. This is the best site on the internet. I appreciate the decorum, and the scientific debates that happen here from time to time. Nobody is snipped except for ad hominems, and abusive language. I learn alot about subjects that I didn’t even know existed. To become wise, one must first learn how much he doesn’t know.

Bulldust
October 18, 2009 6:50 pm

Slightly OT … but this may be worthy of a post in itself, along the lines of the FOI’d US Treasury ETS impact assessment on US households.
The Australian newspaper is running a blog on the upcoming release of a working paper on Australian Government FOI’d modelling of the Aussie ETS (CPRS) impact. The blog is here:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26226982-33435,00.html
Presumably the working paper will show up here some time today:
https://www.tai.org.au/
Ironically both the anti-AGW politicians and the Greens are likely to be unhappy about the findings, which Labor (the party in power) will take as meaning they got the political balancing act of the ETS right…
Some points of interest (from the blog summary):
“Using graphs taken from Treasury spreadsheets of the CPRS modelling, Denniss argues that when the CPRS comes in there is a slight reduction in the amount of electricity generated from black coal between 2010 and 2020 and virtually no reduction in brown coal electricity — the dirtiest form of electricity generation — over the same period. ”
&
“After 2020, says Denniss, emissions from black coal-fired power stations are actually forecast to rise slightly before stabilising until about 2033.”
&
“This is because the CPRS has no effect on the competitiveness of coal-fired power stations.
The projected carbon price of around $20-$25 per tonne is significantly less than the cost difference between renewable electricity and coal-fired electricity. While the introduction of a carbon price will reduce the profits of the coal-fired power stations, it will not reduce the amount of electricity they generate.”
Remind me why we were introducing this legislation again?

Mike McMillan
October 18, 2009 9:01 pm

Robert Wykoff (18:10:37) :
Congratulations Anthony, I have read this site every day for at least 2 years. This is the best site on the internet. I appreciate the decorum, and the scientific debates that happen here from time to time. Nobody is snipped except for ad hominems, and abusive language. I learn alot about subjects that I didn’t even know existed. To become wise, one must first learn how much he doesn’t know.

My thoughts, perfectly stated.
(except the grammar n*zi in me would break alot into two words)

Philip_B
October 18, 2009 9:03 pm

Remind me why we were introducing this legislation again?
That’s because it’s not about reducing CO2 emissions. It is about creating a tax base for the United Nations to transfer wealth around the world, as it sees fit of course.

Leon Brozyna
October 18, 2009 9:13 pm

Congrats ~ a hockey stick we can believe in ~ WUWT traffic figures.

Michael
October 18, 2009 9:14 pm

Has anyone seen real Climate’s latest headline?
The Global Cooling Myth
I guess the same thing can be said about global warming.

Tim
October 18, 2009 9:44 pm

Brilliant work Anthony!

J. Peden
October 18, 2009 10:17 pm

Pearland Aggie (17:52:59) :
Dr. Roy has a new blog post up….
IPCC Crushes Scientific Objectivity, 91-0.
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2009/10/ipcc-crushes-scientific-objectivity-91-0/

Yes, it’s the AGW believers who have so intently denied the existence of natural/”internal” Climate Change, not the eeevilll sceptics. The ipcc erasing its own 1995 graph showing the MWP – hey, with “Climate Science” that’s simply not a problem!

Richard111
October 19, 2009 12:37 am

I visit about three times a day. Always something of interest to read even if no new post.
(I have the time as a pensioner 🙂 )
Reading this blog keeps me sane. Gordon Brown is on TV right now declaring he has only 50 days to save the world !!!!!!

DaveF
October 19, 2009 5:20 am

Richard111 00:37:28
The real Flash Gordon only had 14 hours to save the world from Ming the Merciless in the film. 50 days should plenty for our Gordon; after all, he’s already saved the world from the financial crisis, (according to him), so this should be a piece of cake.

October 19, 2009 5:25 am

You are number 1 on Word Press with me !!!
Keep up the great work !!

pyromancer76
October 19, 2009 6:07 am

Congratulations not only to you, Anthony, but to all your readers whose minds are open to new information and who apply their expertise(s) to all the issues you present. All of us are richer as well as more humble as we learn how much we don’t know — and the more we know, the more we find we don’t know. You are more willing to pursue the unknown than most.
Most important, I think, are “all the issues you present”; this blog is unique because of your personality, your curiosity and inventive mind. You combine science and humor with civility and generosity.
I hope others commit themselves to a subscription — a regular monthly or annual payment — for WUWT. I have cancelled a number of so-called science mags and journals so that I can support real science, A heartfult thank you.

Tim Clark
October 19, 2009 10:29 am

Some criticism of the methods used by wordpress to determine that WUWT had the second highest traffic count was leveled today by Dr. Michael Mann. He is quoted as stating “the usage of upside down data is bizarre”. Multivariate regression methods are sensitive to the sign of predictors. Screening, when used, employed one-sided tests only when a definite sign could be a priori reasoned on coffee grounds. Potential RC nonsystematic influences on the CNN and other blogsites proxies were discussed in the heliosphere, which showed that inverted numerical conclusions relied on their use.
To interpret: Well done, Anthony!

October 19, 2009 11:23 am

Anthony wrote blog
Climate alarmists fuming
‘cuz Nature bats last

October 19, 2009 1:16 pm

You Miss MY Deadline, And You’re ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!
God, these people are insane!
You know, this “DO IT NOW!” strategy worked soooooo well for Obama on health care reform. Lets hope Brown meets with similar success.

October 22, 2009 12:35 pm

Auto Train uses enclosed car carriers and their rates are fairly high, starting at around $100 per passenger each way and about $200 for the car. ,

November 11, 2009 2:41 am

Congrats on second place!

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