Announcements

I have a few very important (and personal) announcements to share with the WUWT community because they will impact content and moderation over the next few weeks. Please take a moment to read this.

1. There is a pressing and very serious medical challenge in my family that will require surgery and rehabilitation time. I can’t and won’t go into details. This will require me to take periods of time away from WUWT over several weeks if not months. I don’t know the full time impact yet. This coming Friday and perhaps Saturday I’ll be offline.

2. That said, I welcome the help of any who wish to help with moderation or who wish to submit stories and essays. We could use the help of a moderator from midnight to 4AM PST. I know we have a few regulars that post during that time, and if you’d like to help, leave a comment please. WUWT has always had guest posts, and they will continue to be welcome. Leave a comment if you have an idea.

3. In case you missed it yesterday, the new ENSO/SST page is up and running. Be sure to bookmark it. This graphic on the sidebar is a direct link:

click for WUWT ENSO/SST page

…plus it is also available in the header menu under Reference Pages. Other pages of reference graphics pages will be coming soon, more details here.

4. Steve Goddard told me several months ago that he would like to start his own blog, covering a wider range of scientific, social, economic and political topics than I wish to cover here at WUWT. You can see his blog at http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com

Thanks to Steve for all his contributions to WUWT over the last two years.

I’ll be continuing the Sea Ice News feature every Sunday.

5. For those of you wondering about the upcoming surfacestations project paper, let me say that it is now mostly out of my hands and will not be impacted by item 1. I have a team of co-authors with far greater skills than I working on it. I’m pleased with the current draft having survived a critical review designed to strengthen it. When I have more, I’ll pass it along and of course at the appropriate time the surfacestations main page will get an update.

Thank you all for your consideration.  – Anthony

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Martin Brumby
August 31, 2010 12:09 am

Anthony
I’m sure the thoughts of all of us are with you. I hope everything works out as well as it possibly can.

Red
August 31, 2010 12:10 am

Take all the time you need, we’ll still be here when you get back.

Baa Humbug
August 31, 2010 12:11 am

Good luck Anthony, hope all is well for you in quick time.
And a big thankyou for your past, present and future efforts.

Dave F
August 31, 2010 12:14 am

Aye, I feel it my friend. Crushed by the weight of success.
Saddens me to hear of surgery in any family. Best of luck to the receiver of surgery. That is an unpleasant business even when minor, and I would give the best wishes to any receiver of surgery. Metaphorically speaking, I would pray for the devil. And so, I wish the best for the surgery. So there is that.
Second, I did notice that Mr. Goddard was baiting for comments on a broader array of topics. I will attend his new blog and, if it is not a terrible representation of conservative value, I will remain as a commentator. Lucky Steven!!! 😉
Honestly, though, I have remained here and at RC and such, steadily through the past 3ish years, so I would like to thank you all for the work you have put in. I really and truly have enjoyed the discussions I have had, won, and lost. The moderators, commentators, and posters have been fabulous at stirring discussions. I have immensely enjoyed these discussions whether I have participated or not.
And good night.
😀

Martin Mason
August 31, 2010 12:17 am

Many thanks Anthony and best wishes. I owe you massively for the education that I have received through reading this exceptional site

Patrick Davis
August 31, 2010 12:19 am

Best of luck Anthony, hope for a speedy recovery.
OT, on Ten News tonight in Australia, the last day of winter today, is recognised as being colder by an average of 2c over last winter with many record lows and record snows. Yeah, I can vouch for that.

Rhys Jaggar
August 31, 2010 12:21 am

Hope all works out fine Mr Watts.
Can I humbly suggest that to keep the momentum going all your regular contributors are encouraged to submit articles on a timetable to keep the site refreshing and that new authors can be sought as and when the site management is back again?

Scarface
August 31, 2010 12:27 am

Sounds serious. I hope for you everything will be fine again in the near future.
Family first, that’s the best one can do. Best wishes!

Grumbler
August 31, 2010 12:33 am

Best wishes.

DonK31
August 31, 2010 12:33 am

Good luck!

Massimo PORZIO
August 31, 2010 12:36 am

Hi Antony,
I really hope everything will turn well as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your effort keeping the truth in the climate arena.
Waiting for your return, I wish you and your loved who will receive the surgery very good luck.
Massimo

August 31, 2010 12:36 am

i wish you all the best, Anthony!

Richard
August 31, 2010 12:37 am

Best wishes from Down Under,
Thank you for takling to us all at Emerald, what an eye opener for some people.

Gnomish
August 31, 2010 12:41 am

Best wishes. Am there, doing that.

BCGreenBean
August 31, 2010 12:42 am

From mine to yours, best wishes Anthony. Your work here has opened alot of eyes around these parts, and we’re grateful. I hope the surgery works out ok 🙂 Cheers,

peter spinks
August 31, 2010 12:43 am

Take care my friend.. look after yourself and those close to you at this time

Editor
August 31, 2010 12:43 am

I’m sure everone’s thoughts will be with you and yours
Regards
Andy

August 31, 2010 12:45 am

I hope the robotics upgrades work well (joking), be well.

Alexander K
August 31, 2010 12:48 am

Anthony,
You have my very best wishes and thanks. Your efforts will continue as a force for reason, sanity, rationality and all in your usual gentlemanly fashion.
Alexander K

Jimmy Haigh
August 31, 2010 12:50 am

All the best to you and yours Anthony.

Neil Robertson
August 31, 2010 12:51 am

Anthony
My best wishes to you and your family, and especially to the person who faces this challenge. We will all be hoping for a happy outcome.
In WUWT you have created something extraordinary, in large part due to the contribution and commitment of the many other able people who have chosen to become part of your community. Their presence and the enormous goodwill you’ve generated through your hard work will become clear now, as others step up to the plate while you cannot.
Good luck.

JanP
August 31, 2010 12:52 am

Thank you Anthony for all your efforts.
I wish you lots of strength for the challenging times ahead of you and your family.
Good luck!

Ronaldo
August 31, 2010 12:55 am

Anthony – Very many thanks for WUWT and for the ethos of honest, fair and well mannered discussion you have fostered. I owe much of my understanding of climate and weather to its steady yet powerful influence.
Take all the time you need to resolve the serious family matters and I extend my sincere best wishes for a succesful and speedy outcome.

Robin Pittwood
August 31, 2010 1:01 am

Anthony
I wish you and your loved ones all the very best with the medical challenge ahead. I also, like Martin above, thank you for the learning that I have received here. It is hard to put into words. You have helped me, and many others I am sure, to form a better world view through this site. Robin (New Zealand)

Disputin
August 31, 2010 1:02 am

Very best wishes to you and yours, Anthony. Like others here, I’ve learned a hell of a lot.

Editor
August 31, 2010 1:02 am

Anthony,
Sorry to hear of family medical issues. I sincerely hope that all goes well. Prayers will be extended.
I am usually up throughout the night. A small portion, we are talking generally just a few minutes, of that time is spent moderating / administering the Sean Hannity Forums. I have my own staff of moderators for the British forum I run. Thus I am available for assistance if you so desire. You have my email address.

Guido Botteri
August 31, 2010 1:03 am

We are and will continue to be your friends. We understand your troubles, and we hope the best to you and your family.
You have given much to us, we are in debt with you.

Gareth Phillips
August 31, 2010 1:05 am

Take care mate and look after yourself and your family. You are in our thoughts.

Dusty
August 31, 2010 1:06 am

@Martin Mason
“Many thanks Anthony and best wishes. I owe you massively for the education that I have received through reading this exceptional site.”
I couldn’t put it any better so I haven’t; those are my sentiments exactly

JakartaJaap
August 31, 2010 1:10 am

Best wishes, AW, and a speedy recovery and return

Alan the Brit
August 31, 2010 1:12 am

My thoughts & prayers will be with you & your family throughout this time. I wish all goes well. As already said, we will all be here at the best science blog ready for when you return to the fold.
AtB

August 31, 2010 1:13 am

Anthony,
I wish your family the best.
Unfortunately, I cannot help as a moderator, but I’ll forward this request to two more people I know. They might help, as the time period you mentioned is morning here in Portugal (and in Europe).
It would be interesting to know which criteria must a moderator meet, to find someone fit for the job.
Regarding stories and essays, it would also be interesting to know how can this be done more formally. Is “Tips & Notes to WUWT” the best way, or is there another way? I’ll be happy to submit some, as I’ve done in the past.
Regards,
Ecotretas

Doug
August 31, 2010 1:20 am

Best wishes to he/she who is having the surgery.

Alan Johnson
August 31, 2010 1:23 am

@Martin Mason:
“I owe you massively for the education that I have received through reading this exceptional site”
Amen to that.

August 31, 2010 1:23 am

Best wishes to you and your family Anthony, I’ll try to fit in more moderating time.

John Whitman
August 31, 2010 1:23 am

Anthony,
Take care and best wishes to your family.
John

Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand
August 31, 2010 1:24 am

Sorry, Anthony, that’s the worst possible time here (5a.m. to 9 a.m.). I pray for you and your family.
I am sure the surfacestations project is in good hands. God speed. [That should be “far greater skills than ME” I think].
All the best.

Stacey
August 31, 2010 1:24 am

Dear Anthony
Please accept my most sincere wishes that everything works out well.

August 31, 2010 1:29 am


Take care of family business, Mr. Watts. I had recently had to let a vascular cutter with a rib spreader and delusions of godhood come at my sternum with a bonesaw, and I know how disquieting major knifework can be for a family.
It’s taken some months for the effects on the household of my own hospitalization to settle out. Even the damned cat is still behaving more neurotically than usual.
You should not hesitate to make contact with those medical professionals who have relied upon your Web site for information on the climate and other scientific matters. The ability to get insight into complex matters of importance to you and your family from people who have the time and the disposition to assist you – as opposed to attending surgeons, most of whom have (let’s face it) the charm of a computerized machine tool – should not be left unexploited.
Ask, damnit. The worst any of your M.D. readers can say is “no.”

Marzo
August 31, 2010 1:34 am

You have been one of the few shining beacons in the morass of lies and deceit.
All the best to you and your family.

Mike McMillan
August 31, 2010 1:35 am

Dittos, chief.

A C Osborn
August 31, 2010 1:35 am

Anthony, Good Luck & best wishes to whoever is having the Surgury.
Thank you for suck a great Site.

Konrad
August 31, 2010 1:36 am

Anthony,
I greatly appreciate the time you put into the WUWT site and felt privileged to meet you on your Australian tour. My best wishes to you and your family.

Green Sand
August 31, 2010 1:38 am

Thank you Anthony for WUWT and your contribution to commonsense and reason. May I also add my best wishes to you and yours. Looking forward to seeing you back in harness when all is well.

Solomon Green
August 31, 2010 1:41 am

Best wishes. Hope all goes well.

Roger Longstaff
August 31, 2010 1:43 am

You have made a great contribution to sanity in the scientific method.
I do hope all goes well for you and your family.

Ambulator
August 31, 2010 1:45 am

Anthony.
My very best wishes.

jason
August 31, 2010 1:46 am

So Steve is not guest posting here any more?
I predict after a month on his own blog he will be back.

John Shade
August 31, 2010 1:49 am

I could do some moderating shifts in that time period.
Reply: I will contact you. ~ ctm

Venter
August 31, 2010 1:52 am

Best wishes for you and your family Anthony and hope all goes well with the surgery and rehabilation.

Wayne Richards
August 31, 2010 1:54 am

I don’t remember how I discovered WattsUpWithThat, but I sure remember when. You were busily painting Stevenson Screens. And even now I can’t remember whether Stevenson has a ‘v’ or a ‘ph’. Nor can I quite remember whether I was more delighted that you were doing it or shocked that this was not already known and old information.
Then, almost instantly it seemed, came Surface Stations. The whole project left me stunned when first I read of it: mainly its sheer breathtaking originality. The use of the internet, the digital cameras, the GPS, and the rallying of volunteers all over the U.S. It was an amazing concept, and I was, oh yes!, duly amazed. And also appalled by what you were discovering.
Since then, from strength to strength. Most particularly I remember your warnings in the first hours of Climategate: paraphrased, “Be careful. It might be phony. Go slow”. Wise words.
Anthony, the contribution of you and your crew has been literally beyond measure. Of course we’ll be impatient to have you back, but we also know that that’s just silly and selfish, albeit sincere. What we truly owe you, and this the very least of what we owe you, and what I’m sure you have from all, is not only our patience but more: our very best wishes and most profound hopes for a good outcome of this problem.
We’ll see you when we see you, and that will be just fine. Very fine.
[REPLY – Well said. Our patience and our impatience will be an equal tribute to Anthony. ~ Evan]

TimC
August 31, 2010 1:56 am

Every good wish – and another big thank you.

Douglas McCormack
August 31, 2010 2:01 am

Anthony,
I’ve never commented or contributed to WUWT, but I read the postings on your site daily with great interest. I must join the many who offer their best wishes regarding the medical condition you refer to and look forward to a speedy and successful outcome. Please take every care and thank you very much for this fantastic website, and look forward to hearing from you again soon!
Douglas McCormack, UK

Mel
August 31, 2010 2:06 am

All the very best to you & yours Anthony, we’ll keep the WUWT home fires burning til you return.

Tufty
August 31, 2010 2:06 am

All the very best Anthony. Your blog is an example to us all and a most welcome reminder that there is such a thing as the scientific method and it does work.

Cold Englishman
August 31, 2010 2:09 am

Every blesing to you and yours

Don Keiller
August 31, 2010 2:11 am

Best wishes to you and yours,
Don

Editor
August 31, 2010 2:19 am

All the very best, we will be thinking of you.

Ken Harvey
August 31, 2010 2:22 am

Blessings be upon you and yours.

Dartmoor Resident
August 31, 2010 2:23 am

Anthony,
All the very best to you and your family. I know just how difficult a time it is likely to be for you all, and I’m sure all your friends out here want you to take as much time off as you need. We’ll still be here!
Like many previous commentators, I have learned a lot from you and your WUWT team. It’s still an uphill job spreading the word here in the UK (given the `balanced’ reporting on the BBC and in papers such as the Independent and Guardian) but I’m grateful to you for providing such a useful and refreshing counterbalance.

John Lohman
August 31, 2010 2:29 am

Best wishes to you and your family.

allanglens
August 31, 2010 2:30 am

All the best to you and yours, from a lurker who has learned more from this site than he ever thought possible.

Editor
August 31, 2010 2:35 am

Thanks for your well wishes and prayers. Anthony’s readership is extremely loyal and considerate and we know how much he appreciates us.
In the meantime, we’ll have less fighting, less biting. (And in case you beg to differ, my delete finger just got very itchy. But I’m ever so confident that won’t be necessary.) Thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation.

Margaret
August 31, 2010 2:43 am

Best wishes – both for you and for all your family

August 31, 2010 2:45 am

My thoughts and best wishes are to you and your family. As others have said, thanks, and we will be here for you however long you need.

Jeef
August 31, 2010 2:45 am

Family first. Best wishes from NZ.

August 31, 2010 2:46 am

My thoughts and prayers to you and yours for a speedy recovery.

tryfan
August 31, 2010 2:46 am

“allanglens: All the best to you and yours, from a lurker who has learned more from this site than he ever thought possible.”
Amen to that, from another lurker!

August 31, 2010 2:47 am

There’s a small contingent of guardian angels inbound, carrying prayers.

August 31, 2010 2:50 am

Luck and good wishes.

August 31, 2010 2:53 am

Best wishes Anthony. I was unaware of the other challenges you are facing.

AndyW
August 31, 2010 2:56 am

I hope things work out well Anthony
Andy

August 31, 2010 3:00 am

I can only repeat all of the above, hope the out come is the best you can hope for.
I look forward to your return. aal the best, Steve.

H.R.
August 31, 2010 3:01 am

Here’s wishing you the best of outcomes re the personal/family items. Family first.
I promise to play nice while your attention is elsewhere. The mods you have are fantastic. I have no doubts whatsoever that you’ll round up one more good one for the needed time.

Trev
August 31, 2010 3:02 am

Very best wishes to you and your family

August 31, 2010 3:04 am

Go well, friend.

SpringwaterKate
August 31, 2010 3:05 am

Thanks to you Anthony, my favorite blogger, for all your time and hard work over the years. Best wishes for a good outcome.

Leon Brozyna
August 31, 2010 3:07 am

All the best to you and yours on the most important project you’ve ever undertaken to date. Somehow the universe will manage to limp along during this period.

August 31, 2010 3:10 am

Best wishes for you and your family Anthony and hope all goes well with the surgery and recovery.

cohenite
August 31, 2010 3:11 am

All the best Anthony; from Newcastle where the pies are hot and the beer cold.

Editor
August 31, 2010 3:14 am

Hi Anthony
Sorry, posted my offer to moderate under Tips & Notes, so repeated here
I am in New Zealand, and have now worked out that midnight to 4am is my 7pm to 11pm (same day)
Happy to help moderate most evenings as spend most of that time working on IT support role from home.
Best wishes
Andy

Annei
August 31, 2010 3:15 am

Best wishes to you and yours for a good outcome Anthony.
My gratitude for all that you put into this work here. It gives me heart in a crazy world.
Thank you and God Bless, Annei.

Steve (Paris)
August 31, 2010 3:20 am

Good luck sir

August 31, 2010 3:22 am

Anthony, wishing you and yours all the best and for a speedy and successful recovery.
Best regards
Kev.

Anthony Hanwell
August 31, 2010 3:31 am

I echo every good wish that has been recorded here. The sheer weight of them is testament to the high regard we feel for you and this very special and important blog.

August 31, 2010 3:32 am

All good wishes for a speedy recovery to yourself and family during your period of trial. For the transparent window you have provided on the murky, compromised world of climate science the debt owed by people of good will is truly beyond imagination.

Cassandra King
August 31, 2010 3:32 am

Dear Anthony,
Family comes first!
Please accept my very best wishes and I hope and pray all turns out well for you and your tribe. Good luck and God bless.
Yours
Cassie K.
P.S The usual crowd of mopers and loiterers like me will be here when you return!
As they say where I come from ‘see yah around’ a finer compliment I cannot pay you.

David, UK
August 31, 2010 3:33 am

Best wishes Anthony.

derise
August 31, 2010 3:36 am

Hopes & Best wishes to you and your family. Family and self always comes before job and everything else, sometimes that gets forgotten.

Jay
August 31, 2010 3:37 am

Hi Anthony,
Since I work from home and set my own schedule I would be more than happy to moderate. I visit here at least every hour anyway. It would be my pleasure to give back to someone who has given so much to me. Let me know how I may help. My thoughts are with you and your family.

August 31, 2010 3:38 am

Mrs S and I will be praying for you and giving you all the support we can.

Editor
August 31, 2010 3:41 am

With best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time.
tonyb

Nick de Cusa
August 31, 2010 3:43 am

Best wishes from France to you and your family.
Forever grateful for your contribution to a key world debate.

Hoskald
August 31, 2010 3:44 am

May my prayers go out to you and yours.

Pascvaks
August 31, 2010 3:50 am

God bless and keep you and yours! Our prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery! WUWT will be OK, family first.

DaveF
August 31, 2010 4:01 am

Best wishes from a grateful Brit.

Perry
August 31, 2010 4:03 am

Very best wishes for a speedy & complete recovery.
Kindest regards,
Perry

Gillian Lord
August 31, 2010 4:08 am

Anthony
Best wishes to you and the family.

pesadilla
August 31, 2010 4:09 am

If the outcome of this surgery was dependent on the number of people who wished you well, then success would be guaranteed.
I sincerely hope that this proves to be the case.
It is difficult to find words which adequately describe what you have achieved since WUWT came into existence and yet selfishly, we are desperate for more. I know that everyone wishes for the best of all possible outcomes in the shortest time.
Fingers crossed.

August 31, 2010 4:12 am

“May my prayers go out to you and yours.”
Ditto, Amen

August 31, 2010 4:17 am

Best of luck with the family issue !!
Take care !

anna v
August 31, 2010 4:17 am

Wishing you the best of outcomes. Family first, as many said.
You have a great moderating team which will bridge your absences, and we shall patiently wait to see you come back on your normal schedule..

Carlo Eekhof
August 31, 2010 4:20 am

Take all the time you need Anthony.
We’ll Wait For You.

John Marshall
August 31, 2010 4:21 am

Best of luck and here’s for a speedy recovery.

Editor
August 31, 2010 4:31 am

Best wishes re the surgery. It’s not a pleasant prospect at the best of times. I am alive now only because of surgery, so I can see that it can end up as a big positive. I hope this one turns out well.
You have achieved so much with this website that it is really important for us others to step forward while you are otherwise engaged. I have no experience in moderating, and to be honest I’m not sure how much time I could put into it, but if you do still need moderators I am sure that I could contribute some time (the times of day are ok here in Australia). You have my email address.

August 31, 2010 4:35 am

Best wishes.
We will behave ourselves.

RichieP
August 31, 2010 4:41 am

I’m very sorry to hear of the necessity pressing on you and your family and wish you all every luck and a speedy recovery. I cannot thank you enough for having been and continuing to be the light in the darkness of the modern descent into medievalism. We will all miss your presence here.

TimM
August 31, 2010 4:43 am

Best wishes for you and your family. And I have to say I’m impressed with how many messages of support you’ve received already. It’s certainly a new sight for me.
Kia Kaha (stand strong)

Joseph Murphy
August 31, 2010 4:43 am

Best wishes Anthony

wayne
August 31, 2010 4:46 am

Anthony, what can I say but my prayers will be for you and your family to have a smooth and speedy recovery.
ctm: If you need, I’m here (my only question is my reading speed). Anthony has my more direct email, don’t hesitate to ask.

R Taylor
August 31, 2010 4:50 am

In my experience, a “pressing and very serious medical challenge” is just a manifestation of bad luck, genetic or otherwise, and complete recovery is just a matter of good luck, which you should expect as well.

amicus curiae
August 31, 2010 4:51 am

anthony, not clued in enough to be a mod for you, but I and many other aussies, as above 🙂
will be praying for whomever in the family is ill, and wishing success and a speedy recovery 🙂
this site is worth beyond gold for insight truth and honesty,
may all be well with you and yours.

Scott Finegan
August 31, 2010 4:54 am

Wishing you, and your family the best in trying times.
Scott Finegan

Volt Aire
August 31, 2010 4:56 am

The best of luck to your family!

August 31, 2010 4:59 am

Anthony, best wishes (and appreciation) from Holly and I to you and yours.

Andy
August 31, 2010 5:03 am

Best wishes Anthony,
The amazing content on this site has helped me enlighten the students at the school where I teach Maths.
The Science teacher writes me off as a ‘conspiracy theorist’, but the kids (with their naturally enquiring minds) listen to what I have to say with fascination.
If it wasn’t for this site, I’d have so few resources to show the kids. Thank you.

Grey Lensman
August 31, 2010 5:03 am

May the force be with you and your family. Your strength and vision will also help to guide you through this time. Many thanks for a great site and I am sure your friends will ensure that it is in safe hands whilst you deal with important issues.

Chuck L
August 31, 2010 5:04 am

Dear Anthony, I hope everything works out as well as it possibly can. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

MartinGAtkins
August 31, 2010 5:08 am

You’re my island of sanity in a stuffed up world. I hope goes well for you and your family.
Martin G. Atkins
Thailand

Frank K.
August 31, 2010 5:10 am

Best of luck Anthony! I’ll remain at my post here in the comments section, ready to offer some humor and insight into the craziness that is climate science…

Beth Cooper
August 31, 2010 5:10 am

Anthony, warmest thoughts to you and yours from Melbourne, Australia. As you see, you have created a network of goodwill around the globe. This is true global warming

Scott Zeal
August 31, 2010 5:11 am

May the force be with you.

Steve T
August 31, 2010 5:11 am

tryfan says:
August 31, 2010 at 2:46 am
“allanglens: All the best to you and yours, from a lurker who has learned more from this site than he ever thought possible.”
Amen to that, from another lurker!
Yet another lurker (2nd post) , I agree with all the above and wish you and yours all the very best.

hunter
August 31, 2010 5:12 am

Anthony,
You have always run this site with grace and class.
Your response to your current circumstance only reiterates this further.
Best wishes to you and your family for a successful outcome to the medical challenges you face.
Regards,
hunter

NK
August 31, 2010 5:16 am

Prayers and best wishes for you and your family.

Steamboat McGoo
August 31, 2010 5:20 am

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to you and your family!
I. Can’t. Wait. for the surface stations report! Even before you stopped updating the SS pages (Waaa! – but for good reasons) the data/results you-all had collected were damning.
What I hope is that – among other results – the US spends the relatively small amount of money it would take to revamp and modernize the whole system! We need it! As has been learned recently – nothing beats good data!
I live on 3.7 rural acres and would LOVE to have a surface station. I even have a proper location for it here.

August 31, 2010 5:21 am

Best wishes to yourself and your family, Anthony.
I am grateful for all you have done, and hope that your friends here will be able to keep things going.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

August 31, 2010 5:22 am

Anthony, I’m certain this had been said over and over already but I hope everything goes well and that the family member suffering the illness makes a good recovery. My thoughts are with you and your family.

RoHa
August 31, 2010 5:30 am

” they will impact content and moderation ”
Do you think they might affect content and moderation as well?
Stylistic sniping aside, I desperately hope all goes well, and that you can soon be back with good news.

latitude
August 31, 2010 5:30 am

Best wishes
Anthony, you will be in all of our thoughts

Tim Clark
August 31, 2010 5:31 am

Joe Matais says:
August 31, 2010 at 4:12 am
“May my prayers go out to you and yours.”
Ditto, Amen

Ditto

Larry Geiger
August 31, 2010 5:37 am

Take care big guy.
Thanks for everything.

Larry G
August 31, 2010 5:38 am

My thoughts are with you and yours. Thanks for all you do.

Paul McCauley
August 31, 2010 5:43 am

Anthony – your online family offers all the support for you and your own family it can. All the best, as soon as possible. You & WUWT are #1 on my Firefox and the best online.

trbixler
August 31, 2010 5:44 am

Best wishes from Hyon and I to you and your family. As always thank you.
Terry

Djozar
August 31, 2010 5:50 am

Blessings to you and yours, and wishes for speedy recovery. Take care of your family, but remember to take care of yourself too.

August 31, 2010 5:58 am

My best wishes, Anthony! I cross my fingers and hope everything goes well. WUWT and your work is *so* important.
–Ahrvid

August 31, 2010 6:02 am

Best wishes to you Anthony.

Spector
August 31, 2010 6:04 am

Best Wishes and Good Luck. Thanks for providing one of the best web sites on the internet.

Rick K
August 31, 2010 6:06 am

Anthony,
Best wishes to you and yours. WUWT has educated and inspired (and infuriated!) so many people — all to the ultimate good! I just want you to know that I deeply appreciate the things I have learned here.
You must attend to what is most important. It is my sincere hope that all goes well for you and your family.
We will all be here when you get back. We aren’t going anywhere!
Rick

dr.bill
August 31, 2010 6:08 am

My very best hopes and wishes for you and your family, Anthony, and I (selfishly) hope that this crisis will not impede the continued operation and success of WUWT. It is a beacon of sanity in a world of madness, and I am grateful for all that I have learned here.
/dr.bill

August 31, 2010 6:11 am

My heart plummeted when I read this posting – pure selfish disappointment. May God bless you and yours, Anthony. Also, thank God for modern medicine…they can do wonders today. Like others here, I’ll be patiently and impatiently awaiting your return, and hope that you and your family get what you need in the meantime. You deserve the best!

docattheautopsy
August 31, 2010 6:12 am

Anthony–
I can’t help at the times you need it (that’s the limited window when I get to sleep). But I want you to know my prayers are with you and your family for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

August 31, 2010 6:14 am

Best of luck to you and your family, and hope everything pans out well.

Alex the skeptic
August 31, 2010 6:22 am

When, many moons ago, i tripped on WUWT, i became the happiest man on earth. I had been highly skeptical of what it turned out to be THE BIG LIE of AGW. The science I had learned at university did not permit me to accept AGW sitting down, while the 0.035% CO2 component in the atmosphere I always considered as insignificant, even if the ‘consensus’ said so. When I discovered WUWT, it was, for me, a gold mine of scientific truth. It discussed the issue scientifically and with diligence and some humour too, instead of with arrogance and hype.
Thank you Anthony and all scientists contributing here.
Anthony, you are always in our thoughts and we pray for you and your family.
Alex

August 31, 2010 6:28 am

God speed and best wishes. And thank you for the education (as many others have noted).

Alex the skeptic
August 31, 2010 6:31 am

Correction to my previous post:
Alex the skeptic says:
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
August 31, 2010 at 6:22 am
Should have wrote: “……even if the ‘consensus’ said differently.”

INGSOC
August 31, 2010 6:32 am

I too have had a medical issue in the family that has consumed most of my time for the past 2 months. I hope yours is brief, smooth and trouble free.
All the best.

Rob Brunt
August 31, 2010 6:32 am

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery Anthony, we’ll be missing you until your back with us
thanks for all your work
Rob and family

Steve Keohane
August 31, 2010 6:35 am

Blessings to you and yours, may God speed whoever is in need to a full and rapid recovery.

August 31, 2010 6:35 am

Anthony,
Best of outcomes to you…hurry back I will miss your intellect..
Mike

August 31, 2010 6:36 am

Very sorry to hear this news, Anthony. I will be thinking about you and yours and hope all goes well. This blog has played a tremendous part in educating me and, I am sure, sceptics everywhere. Good luck.

Anthony Holmes
August 31, 2010 6:36 am

As I can say is the very best of luck for you and yours and hope everything goes OK , your audience eagerly awaits your speedy return , we will be there for you when you do , best wishes Anthony

Ben Hillicoss
August 31, 2010 6:39 am

Family, Anthony, family is the most important thing in life, and as many of us feel that we are part of a greater WUWT family, we can do nothing but hope for the best in your family and send our prayers to you and yours.
Ben

RR Kampen
August 31, 2010 6:40 am

Anthony – I sincerely wish you the best with your challenges. Be well, you and your folks.
We may disagree fiercely on subjects WUWT revolves around, but I would not be here if I found no value in postings and argumentations here. Therefore I also wish the best for this site en much strength and wisdom for the moderators here.

Jeff B.
August 31, 2010 6:40 am

Anthony you are a fine human being. I wish you and your family well.

Pamela Gray
August 31, 2010 6:45 am

I will keep you and yours in my thoughts as well. And will continue to read and comment in this forum. The scientific nature here combined with the tamped down political contamination has kept me coming back for more. I care not one wit which political side scientific voracity is on.

Peter Walsh
August 31, 2010 6:51 am

Anthony,
Very best wishes from this Irish devoted reader of your blog. I look forward to having you back and reading good news about your family.
Beannacht Dé ort.
Peter Walsh

Mike Bradbury
August 31, 2010 6:51 am

My very best wishes to you and your family.
Mike Bradbury

starzmom
August 31, 2010 6:56 am

Along with everyone else, I send my best wishes and prayers for a good outcome. We’ll be waiting when you come back.

mkelly
August 31, 2010 6:56 am

May the Good Lord look after you and your family. I as with others will say a small prayer. As we used to say in the Navy “May you have fair winds and following seas” during any recovery period.

August 31, 2010 6:57 am

President Eisenhower warned us:
“…..The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present…..
……..Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together……..”
http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html
We see it coming to pass and Anthony is in the vanguard of the battle to keep these United States free.
May the Lord bless and protect Anthony.
We need him.
Regards,
Steamboat Jack (Jon Jewett’s evil twin)

August 31, 2010 7:00 am

I pray that all goes well for you and your family. Thank you Anthony for all your good work.

oakgeo
August 31, 2010 7:01 am

My prayers go to you and yours. I hope everything resolves in the best possible way.

Erik
August 31, 2010 7:02 am

All the best to You and Yours

Jorgen Overgaard
August 31, 2010 7:08 am

Thank You Anthony for the good teaching site WUWT has been for me and for your visit and speech in Perth, AUS. All the best to you and your family . A speedy and complete recovery do we wish you. Hope to see you soon in the site again. Inga and Jorgen

Bill in Vigo
August 31, 2010 7:11 am

Anthony, I can understand totally. My wife had extensive lumbar back surgery in April and we are still having scheduling conflicts. I do wish blessings and favor on you and your family. May the recovery be quick and the surgery be the beginning of complete restoration of good health.
God bless,
Bill Derryberry

August 31, 2010 7:18 am

Take care of your family Anthony. You will be in my prayers.

Douglas DC
August 31, 2010 7:18 am

Sometimes a challenge like this can be a blessing in disguise, I am coming off of years
with a very ill and debilitated wife, She fought the system in modern medicine and
is now much much improved. Her problem was neuro-muscular problems exacerbated by undiagnosed Lyme.I thought what she was doing was all boooga booga science.
For the first time in years(we used to wilderness camp and a bit of rock climbing)
we went for a good long hike.
Hang in there Anthony, Godspeed….

Amino Acids in Meteorites
August 31, 2010 7:19 am

I hate hospitals. I had to get a surgery once and was in for 4 days. My heart and prayers go out to your family member. I hope it nothing serious.

Terry
August 31, 2010 7:21 am

Best to you Anthony. May there be a speedy and full recovery from whatever the procedure is.

WyattH
August 31, 2010 7:25 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest assured that you have already made a huge and positive impact in our lives.

James Sexton
August 31, 2010 7:26 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Godspeed and hurry back.
James Sexton

theduke
August 31, 2010 7:32 am

Thank you for all your contributions, Anthony, which have been immeasurable. To the person in your family who is ill, I wish a speedy recovery. To you, I wish a speedy return to doing what you do best.

Greg Cantrell
August 31, 2010 7:32 am

My prayers are with you and your family.

August 31, 2010 7:33 am

My best wishes Anthony, and a prompt recovery!
Thank you for your continuing work, thank you very much. I have learned a lot here at WUWT.

Ian L. McQueen
August 31, 2010 7:34 am

Let me add my voice to the torrent of well-wishers. All the best, and may you soon be back with successful surgery and recovery behind you.
IanM

fred houpt
August 31, 2010 7:36 am
GeoFlynx
August 31, 2010 7:40 am

All the best Anthony for you and your family.

August 31, 2010 7:40 am

Hey, let’s not make this a dirge! Anthony and his family will be fine, and WUWT will carry on, spunkier than ever.
My wife complains that I spend “too much time on the blogs,” but in these days it’s mainly on this one, a source of continuing stimulation, fascination, and education—even when it’s over my head, which is often enough.
Good luck, and we’ll look forward to good news.
/Mr Lynn

August 31, 2010 7:42 am

“Watt” everyone else said. Best wishes to you and your family.

Dave in Canada
August 31, 2010 7:47 am

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

JimBrock
August 31, 2010 7:50 am

Best of luck, Anthony. Our prayers are with you.

August 31, 2010 7:50 am

Health and family come first. Take care and thank you for all that you have done and do. Prayers for healing and recovery.

duncan binks
August 31, 2010 7:50 am

I wish you well. Probably the most reasonable website on the planet. A pleasure to read and always, always, gentle, logical and balanced.
Thank you

Oldjim
August 31, 2010 7:50 am

Anthony,
As a lurker and infrequent poster all the best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery to the affected member of your family

TomRude
August 31, 2010 7:52 am

Get well.

ShrNfr
August 31, 2010 7:57 am

I certainly hope that all will resolve well for you and your family. If there is anything I may do to help, you know my real email address. Since I am retired and on line trading my IRA during normal working hours when the market is open, I have available time when others may have to be producing for their places of work.

Invariant
August 31, 2010 7:58 am

Anthony,
I wish your family all the best.

Mike from Canmore
August 31, 2010 8:00 am

Anthony:
All the best. Thoughts are with you and your family.
Regards
Mike Hodges

M.A.DeLuca II
August 31, 2010 8:02 am

Anthony, best of luck to you and yours. You do a helluva job here and anything that causes you misery is shared by us all.

John F. Hultquist
August 31, 2010 8:04 am

Anthony, (& any others facing such issues)
Because a person dear to me has an ongoing serious medical problem, also with surgery and rehabilitation, I am aware of the personal resources and time you will devote to your family. Our best wishes to you and your family.
~ ~ ~ ~
I found I could not spare the time to keep folks informed directly via e-mail or phone and so use a password protected site with no comments. Apparently there is a pre-packaged or commercial site hosting such a server but I did not go that route. By writing something almost daily, I have also created documentation of what happened when, where, and so on. Much of this would now be a jumble of memories (if not lost). Now I can search the file for my own need or refer a late-comer (say an old high school friend or long-lost cousin) to the postings. About 6 months ago I posted a summery report and can point anyone to that for a quick catch-up. Our problems started in June, 2009 but didn’t escalate to ‘serious’ until Friday after Thanksgiving. It took me until Dec. 4 to get the postings started because by then I realized I could not carry on communications with the growing number of interested family and friends, and because I did not know how to set up a blog. (Our local computer shop owner did this for me in just a few minutes while I was on the phone with him.)
Good wishes to all, John

Wayne Martin
August 31, 2010 8:12 am

Best wishes, sir. We patiently await your return.

August 31, 2010 8:13 am

Anthony, prayers thoughts and hope for the future from Heather and I. In the name of Jesus Christ. I have learned much and enjoyed the education, may you continue to be a part of it.

CAGW-Skeptic99
August 31, 2010 8:14 am

My best wishes to you and yours. Had the rib spreaders inside my chest four years back. Pay attention to the recommended recovery paths and stay with them for the full course. I had 36 rehab visits to supervised exercise and that was a major factor in getting back to where I was before the surgery.

Lance
August 31, 2010 8:19 am

Kinda brings home reality, doesn’t it.
As many have indicated, we shall still be here when you return.
Taking care of family comes first.
All the best and a speedy recovery.

Eric Anderson
August 31, 2010 8:21 am

Thanks, Anthony, for all the tremendous work, I’ve often wondered how you put in so much time, even under perfect circumstances. Definitely understand the need to take some time out for serious family situations. Wish you and yours a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Will continue to check in regularly, and thanks to all the guest posters and mods who keep things running . . .

barbarausa
August 31, 2010 8:22 am

As a lurker and very infrequent poster, I too offer my prayers and best wishes for you and your family.
Given the quality of many of the regular contributors and the usual tenor of this blog, I’ve no doubt it will be in good hands while yours are occupied elsewhere.
All the very best to you and yours.

John Towers
August 31, 2010 8:23 am

Sir:
I have learned more in the 2 years that I have been reading your blog than I did in the 5 years at the University of Minnesota! I will pray for your family and a speedy recovery and hope to see you soon back fulltime on this blog

Bob Kutz
August 31, 2010 8:28 am

Thoughts and prayers.

August 31, 2010 8:34 am

There is an expression here in Ireland whether people believe it or not.
If anyone, friend or enemy is in trouble, the response is often the same:
“God is good!” I happen to believe that. …and we **will** PRAY……..

Tom Bakewell
August 31, 2010 8:38 am

You have a lot of folks pulling for you and thinking positive thoughts about and for a very positive force in this part of the universe. Bless you all.

August 31, 2010 8:39 am

Wishing you fair winds and following seas until your return.

Gordon Ford
August 31, 2010 8:41 am

Trusting all ends well and you are back full time soon.

Jimmy Jingo
August 31, 2010 8:46 am

I have never participated in your discussions, but I read your blog religiously, and daily…you and your family have my best wishes.
Jimmy

August 31, 2010 8:53 am

Anthony, all the best. Your blog has been, and remains, a wonderful place for learning and discussion. I frequently refer people to this blog.
I wish you and your family all the best as you all face the prospect of surgery, and a very quick recovery.
Roger

Barry Sheridan
August 31, 2010 8:57 am

Whatever faces you and those you care about Anthony one hopes for the very best of outcomes. Good luck.

August 31, 2010 9:03 am

Anthony: Best wishes to you and your family member undergoing the surgery.
Would you like me to email CTM or another of the moderators with links to new posts?

REPLY
: Yes, and cc: me – Thanks – A

August 31, 2010 9:03 am

My prayers are with you and your family. Let there be nothing but good surprises.

Steve Fox
August 31, 2010 9:04 am

Best wishes Anthony to you and your family, and I hope for a safe outcome. Many thanks too for all your work running this blog which has so expanded my understanding not just of our ideas on climate but of science in general.

Physics Major
August 31, 2010 9:06 am

Best wishes Anthony; you are a class act.

Enneagram
August 31, 2010 9:09 am

My best wishes to you Anthony.

2SoonOld2LateSmart
August 31, 2010 9:15 am

My prayers and best wishes are with you and your family.
Thank you again for all your efforts in providing us with all this wonderful information that I would otherwise miss.
Take care.

August 31, 2010 9:17 am

My thoughts are with you and your family. Person and family first, all else is a secondary order of priority.

MinB
August 31, 2010 9:37 am

Dear Anthony,
As others, I wish you and your family the best. Your blog has contributed immeasurably to my life.
On a practical side, medical situations can be taxing on a family’s financial resources. May I suggest a Tip Jar campaign perhaps run by CTM? Even if your medical insurance is solid, it might help with ancillary expenses like travel. lodging, hiring extra household or nursing help during convalescence, etc. A little extra cash could make this time easier, even if it’s just used for a massage or treating yourself to a meal delivery service.
My best wishes,
Mary

Ghost of John Brown
August 31, 2010 9:43 am

Dittos to everything above. This has become one of my “must see” websites every single day and a constant source of education for me personally.

George E. Smith
August 31, 2010 9:48 am

Hope all goes well Anthony; my thoughts will be with you and your family as you go through this period.
And I’m sure that most of the posters will like me try to preserve the quality of this forum, while you are absent.
Good wishes.
George

bob
August 31, 2010 9:48 am

Prayers are with you and your family.

TFN Johnson
August 31, 2010 9:49 am

Having had a (seemingly) similar experience in my household this summer I extend my heartfelt best wishes to you and your family.
I so wish I could help, but as a complete CLOOF (clapped out old fart) I fear I cannot.
But very best wishes

kfg
August 31, 2010 9:50 am

All the best that might be had to you and yours, plus a little extra on the side.

Ron Pittenger, Heretic
August 31, 2010 9:50 am

Good thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. This may be the single most useful website on the net; I’m glad someone will be filling in until your return.
Ron P.

CRS, Dr.P.H.
August 31, 2010 10:00 am

Best wishes and God Bless, Anthony!
Reading the posted comments, everyone can see what a fine community you have managed to gather over the past few years. It’s been an honor to contribute, and we’ll all help out in any way that we can. We hold you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. Cheers, Chuck the DrPH

Mr
August 31, 2010 10:13 am

Best wishes during the coming challenges. The time and energy you’ve devoted to WUWT have had an amazing effect on improving the world. We’ll be waiting right here when you get back.
– Mark

Vinny
August 31, 2010 10:15 am

Best wishes Anthony, take care of what needs to be done. We will be here when you return.

August 31, 2010 10:25 am

With good hope for your family’s successful surgery and perfect healing.
We’ll see if we can keep your taxes from going up while you are away.
Petition to keep the Tax Cuts:
http://leagueofamericanvoters.com/petition.aspx

John V. Wright
August 31, 2010 10:30 am

Dartmoor Resident said:
– Like many previous commentators, I have learned a lot from you and your WUWT team. It’s still an uphill job spreading the word here in the UK (given the `balanced’ reporting on the BBC and in papers such as the Independent and Guardian) but I’m grateful to you for providing such a useful and refreshing counterbalance. –
Amen to that. Like DR, I am in the UK and very grateful for the scientific illumination and dedication that you bring to CAGW and all of its works. I have a tiny role in watching the UK media, reporting in these pages on its shameful one-sided approach to global warming, and bearding the reporters and editors in their den. No point in doing one without doing the other.
Anthony, our best wishes to you and all the challenges you face. We await better tidings. And, needless to say, we will continue to keep the watch.

Dave A
August 31, 2010 10:42 am

Best wishes from a grateful reader.

J. Knight
August 31, 2010 10:43 am

Anthony, perhaps you can see by the volume and tone of the comments wishing you the very best, but I wonder if you truly know how much we all admire and appreciate you and your work. I can only say for myself, but your work here lifted the scales from my eyes and allowed me to see the World in a whole new way.
How is it possible to thank you for such a wonderful gift? Best wishes my friend, if I may call you that. Best wishes….

Huth
August 31, 2010 10:45 am

Good wishes to you and family from a Scottish hillside. Enlightenment lives on.

manfredkintop
August 31, 2010 10:50 am

The world needs more individuals such as Anthony Watts whose priorities are in order. Good luck, best wishes, and a speedy recovery.

Crossopter
August 31, 2010 10:54 am

Best regards, Anthony, and to those around you.

David T. Bronzich
August 31, 2010 10:54 am

May God Grant you many years; our prayers go with you.

HaroldW
August 31, 2010 10:58 am

Anthony —
Wishing you and your family the best.
I hope all works out well for you in the end. Rehab requires persistence and patience by all affected, and I know those are among the qualities you have in abundance.

rw
August 31, 2010 11:09 am

All the best.
Looking forward to your (full) return.

Sjoerd
August 31, 2010 11:22 am

Add another “me too” message; It’s hard to be original after so many people have responded already.
Take care and best wishes for you and your family!

Annabelle
August 31, 2010 11:26 am

All the best to you and your family.

Policyguy
August 31, 2010 11:38 am

You have our respect and best wishes. Looking forward to your return.

Kitefreak
August 31, 2010 11:45 am

Absolutely all the best AW.

Gary Hladik
August 31, 2010 11:58 am

Best wishes, Anthony, and thanks for all your hard work.

John from CA
August 31, 2010 12:02 pm

Best to you and yours and to a speedy recovery!!!

Jack Cowper
August 31, 2010 12:11 pm

Many thanks Anthony and best wishes for a full recovery.

August 31, 2010 12:24 pm

Thank you, Anthony. God (if there is such) be with you.

dbleader61
August 31, 2010 12:25 pm

Best wishes to you and yours Anthony.

Joe Prins
August 31, 2010 12:27 pm

Many thanks for a work of wonder, wows and questions.
A complete recovery is wished to your family and you.
Your integrity shows in your response to this medical event.
Good luck to all involved.

Casper
August 31, 2010 12:29 pm

Hi Anthony,
Maybe you need more time for yourself and your family, but your blog has initialized a movement. Your blog acts as a catalyst. And it is a breakthrough to be brave to ask inconvenient questions about the climate and politics. Your professional experience has shown us that many weather stations are still performing incorrect measurements for air temperatures and many stations have been disappeared for 20 year. You have indicated many problems which are completely ignored by mass media.
Don’t give up and keep going!
Best greeting from Germany

Keith Battye
August 31, 2010 12:29 pm

I could moderate between 04.00 and 08.00 GMT if you want to send me the guidelines.
I am not a scientist at all , a civil engineer in fact, but I am disciplined and I do understand the “mission statement ” here.

sandyinderby
August 31, 2010 12:31 pm

Best wishes to you and yours Anthony, and a speedy return.
Sandy Sinclair

afraid4me
August 31, 2010 12:38 pm

Prayers go out for you and your family. Thanks for your valuable contribution to public service and the advancement of science.

Gail Combs
August 31, 2010 12:42 pm

Best wishes and a speedy uneventful recovery for who ever is having surgery.
Thanks for your truly wonderful site.

Dan J
August 31, 2010 12:46 pm

All the best to you and your family. Hopefully all goes well.
And many thanks for providing us all with this website, a refreshing oasis in the internet’s desert lands.

Tom
August 31, 2010 12:46 pm

Godspeed, Anthony. Best wishes to you and yours.

Jeff M
August 31, 2010 12:48 pm

I’m sorry that medical difficulties have arisen in your family. I’m very grateful for this website and its support of real science. Please keep us up to date in general terms. I wish you and your family well and much success in meeting the coming (if not already here) challenges.

August 31, 2010 1:16 pm

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your family, Anthony. And thanks again for your efforts to protect the integrity of the Scientific Method. Prayers and blessings.

Jack Jennings (aus)
August 31, 2010 1:18 pm

Hey Anthony
Very best of luck to you all.
Thank you so much for WUWT.
Whilst I’m not a scientist if I can be of assistance from Melb Aus I’d be grateful for the chance to help.
Once again good luck and don’t worry, us kids will muck around here until you get back.
Cheers Jack

Dave Lowery
August 31, 2010 1:27 pm

My very best wishes to you, Anthony.
This blog and its integrity are a bright, shining light in an otherwise murky world.
Your achievements can not be diminished… no matter what the future holds.
Looking forward to having you back.
Best wishes again.

Antony M Windsor
August 31, 2010 1:31 pm

Dear Mr Watts
Dear Mr Watts and family
I found this site through Christopher Booker’s column in the Sunday Telegraph: thank you for that, Mr Booker! Like other lurkers I have visited your site on a daily basis and will ever be grateful for the science (most of which is way over my head) and the comments which usually follow; I love the considered discourse this site provides and hope it will continue at the same high standard.
My thoughts and and prayers will be with you and your family.
Antony

Paddy
August 31, 2010 1:40 pm

My prayers go out to you and your family. Having gone through a similar event some time ago, you need to be positive and never lose hope.

August 31, 2010 1:40 pm

Anthony –
Hope everything works out as well as it possibly can, and, hurry back; you will be missed …
_Jim
.

Jim Barker
August 31, 2010 1:48 pm

Anthony, you have my prayers and best wishes. Remain true to yourself and your family.

Stephen Brown
August 31, 2010 1:58 pm

Anthony,
Draw strength from the fact that there are thousands of people, from all over the globe, who are hoping and praying that your present tribulations are solved satisfactorily.
WUWT and the way it is run is an inspiration to many, and all of those readers, commentators and contributors of yours are on your side.
My prayers, along with so many others, are with you and your family.
Come back when things are much, much better for you.

Glenys
August 31, 2010 2:03 pm

Re your family medical problems: Our family have been there, done that – in my husband’s family, and with me as I faced operations for cancer when my children were in their teens and another some years later. About fifteen years later, I’m still here – with those cancers gone – and I love reading your blogs and learning from them.
May your family feel the Lord’s closeness as you go through this coming battle.
God bless.

Milwaukee Bob
August 31, 2010 2:05 pm

As always, Doc – Nothing but the best to you and your family.
You and they have been added to the prayer chain.

Claude Culross
August 31, 2010 2:28 pm

Here’s praying that you will return with all of your concerns behind you, and swiftly.

John Baltutis
August 31, 2010 2:36 pm

Best wishes and a speedy recovery to the former good state.

Editor
August 31, 2010 2:49 pm

Anthony,
the blog has a life of its own now – you and your family come first.
I can manage some moderating at the time required on weekends if that is any use.

Theo Goodwin
August 31, 2010 2:58 pm

I will pray hard for you and yours, Sir. God Bless You.

Gordon Hanson
August 31, 2010 3:02 pm

Good luck with the surgery, and recovery. Just went through the same program myself. I’m confident the Watt’s Up With That community will mind the store in your absence.

Z
August 31, 2010 3:08 pm

Best wishes to you and yours. Here’s towards a brighter situation than it is at the moment.

Keith Minto
August 31, 2010 3:18 pm

My wife and I are assisting with family issues here in Australia, so Anthony, our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family to make a speedy recovery.

Rhyl Dearden
August 31, 2010 3:41 pm

Best wishes to you and your family, Anthony, and a speedy recovery from the surgery.
Your Blog has been the epitome of the effect of the internet upon the dissemination of knowledge. Your cool and scientific approach has been a wonderful example of how to ‘do’ science.
Our thoughts are with you all.

Walt
August 31, 2010 3:57 pm

Anthony,
Good luck and God bless. We will pray for you. You are a class act.

Mr H
August 31, 2010 4:09 pm

May your god or gods watch over you and yours in your time of need.
Just in case you have no such beliefs I’ll ask mine to look over you too.

pat
August 31, 2010 4:18 pm

best wishes for successful surgery and a speedy recovery for your family member, anthony. u will never regret taking time out to care for family.
rest assured we shall be here when u return.

F. Ross
August 31, 2010 4:24 pm

My thanks along with the wish for all the best but only the best to you and your family.

Jeff (of Colorado)
August 31, 2010 5:01 pm

Our thoughts, prayers and hopes are with you. … Jeff

Mike Fox
August 31, 2010 5:14 pm

You and your family certainly have my prayers for the best of all possible outcomes.
We’ll all just have to be patient in anticipation of your return, and of the publication of the surfacestations paper!

Cam
August 31, 2010 5:14 pm

As with all commentators, friends and followers of WUWT, you have my thoughts and hopes. All the strength and courage to you and your family. Keep strong and God bless!
Cam -Melbourne, Australia.

Tom in St. Johns
August 31, 2010 5:21 pm

Our prayers are with you, your family, the caregivers, and those who provide you support.

August 31, 2010 5:41 pm

Prayed, Anthony.

Steamboat Jon
August 31, 2010 6:05 pm

All the best to you and your family.

Joanie
August 31, 2010 6:47 pm

Anthony, I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts. You’ve reached so many people, educated them and opened their eyes, and created an atmosphere that is more conducive to solid, reasonable commentary than any blog on the webs. The tools that you have created to help people in tracking the current situations, as well as your surface station project, have repercussions beyond what you can be aware of.
I hope that everyone will also consider hitting the tip jar, since whatever situation you may find yourself in may be made a little easier with a small gesture of our appreciation. It certainly can’t hurt, and there isn’t a lot else that we can do.
Please keep us updated.

Ross
August 31, 2010 6:51 pm

Wishing you and yours the best outcome possible.
Ross – Cairns, Australia.

R. de Haan
August 31, 2010 7:09 pm

Anthony, I wish you all the best.
Ron

August 31, 2010 7:18 pm

I will pray that the one above intervenes in your family’s health situation.

Michael
August 31, 2010 7:38 pm

Best wishes Anthony.
I think you have paved the way to pass the torch for a while. That’s the nice thing about the work you have done and the blogspher, many people have learned what you have tried to teach the and are now prepare to carry the torch.

Daryl M
August 31, 2010 7:39 pm

Best wishes.

J.Hansford
August 31, 2010 7:54 pm

We’ll be here and thinking of you Anthony… May the surgery be uncomplicated and the recovery speedy.
Wishing you and your family the best.

tokyoboy
August 31, 2010 7:59 pm

Anthony:
Best wishes to you and your family.

August 31, 2010 8:56 pm

This is sad. I hope everything will turn out to be all right for Mr. Watts and his family.
I also hope that there are enough people who can keep this important site going.
I wish I could help. Sometimes I do urgent work until 5 am Mountain time — but that means I must keep working. Posting a line or two here is one thing, moderating the site is quite another. If only I had all the time in the world on my hands, like all those manns and connoleys…

HR
August 31, 2010 9:03 pm

You dropped the sea ice page link from the top of the page?
What happened? The data not fit with your story anymore?
REPLY: Uh no, same place it has always been, but now part of a larger set. Perhaps you missed the announcements here and in other threads, or you are incapable of using the navigation on the menu, or pressing the link on the sidebar that is still there. But hey, you have a .edu address in AU so I’ll cut you some slack. – Anthony

HR
August 31, 2010 9:05 pm

Opps, apologies I don’t handle change very well 🙂
[REPLY – Well, alright, then. But this is neither the time nor the place. Besides, Anthony is a seeker of truth, not agendas. You know that. ~ Evan]

Gail
August 31, 2010 9:24 pm

May you and yours be blessed with healing.
By the way…if the medical care is going on at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, we are here if you want local help. E-mail is name, only ones by that name in phone book.

Tim L
August 31, 2010 9:54 pm

God’s speed! A.W.

Andrew
August 31, 2010 9:56 pm

You are in my prayers Anthony.

JP Miller
August 31, 2010 11:11 pm

Best wishes, Anthony. Hope all turns out well and your family is back to a semblance of normal soon enough.

keith
August 31, 2010 11:46 pm

Best wish for you and your family, nothing is more important then your health and your family!

Anders Valland
August 31, 2010 11:50 pm

I wish you and your family well, Anthony. I’ll be here waiting for the good news and continued story of your great site. Take care!

James Bull
September 1, 2010 12:07 am

Like so many others above I will be praying for you and your family at this time.
I think you have managed something here which is getting a consensus on your site, with all the good wishes of these messages.

EH
September 1, 2010 12:24 am

Thank you for helping educate me about our planet and beyond as I sought some enlightenment about the sudden AGW religion that emerged a few years back. Your surface station project was the first step for me, having just through common sense started to scratch my head about what I was hearing from every quarter and instinctively shouting “NO” in my mind! The wide-ranging articles, with links to sound SCIENTIFIC research, along with the comments on the blog, I consider to be of tremendous value to me and to the world.
I wish you and your family well. Thank you. EH

September 1, 2010 2:53 am

Very good luck to you, Anthony. I will remember you and your family in my prayers, and wish you well for a speedy recovery.

Richard
September 1, 2010 3:01 am

I had the privilege of shaking your hand on your recent tour of Australia.
I have been a long time lurker and have recommended WUWT to many as a beacon of light/rational thought prepared to engage both sides of the AGW controversy. My sincere thanks for all you have done, and achieved, over the last few years. “May the force be with you”.
Wishing all the best for you and your family.

barry
September 1, 2010 4:07 am

Best wishes to you and your family, Anthony.

Gaylon
September 1, 2010 4:17 am

Godspeed and best wishes Anthony, we’ll be here when you return.
Thank you for everything.

Laurie Williams
September 1, 2010 4:39 am

Anthony, meeting you after your talk in Adelaide was a pleasure. My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m sure the need for your good work will still be around after you return.
With thanks and best wishes
Laurie Williams

Michael Jennings
September 1, 2010 7:17 am

Just saw this and will let you know that I will pray for you and family during this time. Please keep us as informed as you feel comfortable with.

oldgifford
September 1, 2010 7:34 am

Best of luck.

Phil Nizialek
September 1, 2010 7:45 am

I just saw this, Anthony. While I don’t contribute often or well, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the hours of reading pleasure, and the great learning experience here. My wife calls WUWT my “porn” which, given my advanced age, is sadly true.
I wish your loved as painless a journey as possible, and a speedy recovery.

Mike Fowle
September 1, 2010 7:51 am

All good wishes. I am profoundly grateful for all you have achieved with this site.

Grumpy Old Man
September 1, 2010 10:16 am

All the very Best, Anthony, for you and your family. I wish you all good health and a speedy recovery. Yes, I’m being a little selfish – we need you. Monckton et al can’t do it without you. God Bless.

MinB
September 1, 2010 2:41 pm

Sorry, I want to hit the tip jar and am unsure of the best action. I saw two donate buttons, one for flingfunds and the other for the surface stations project. I want to be sure my tip is going to Anthony directly for his own personal use during this medical situation. Can anyone suggest the best way to accomplish this? It’s probably right in front of my nose, but…

September 1, 2010 2:45 pm

We hope for the Best for you and your family, Anthony, and we will certainly be praying for this surgery and blessings upon the doctors and you and yours.

MercyB
September 1, 2010 4:32 pm

Thank you for all your time, effort and educational materials and posts.
All the best for you and your family. And, yes, take all the time you need, because we will be here when you return.

Cathy
September 1, 2010 5:37 pm

Prayers and warmest wishes for healing and a good outcome, Anthony.
Anyone with you at their side is blessed. And though the road may be rocky – yours will be the steadying hand.
Your spirits must be buoyed to read of the gratitude we all feel for all you do and what esteem we hold you in.

Ian Read
September 1, 2010 5:42 pm

Hi Anthony. I am a regular reader wishing you all the best from the east coast of Down Under.
Regarding your second point about those people wishing to submit stories and essays: I have posted to Tips and Notes to WUWT (under my name, Ian Read) some essay ideas that you might like to use at this time.

Jeff Alberts
September 1, 2010 6:00 pm

A little late, but I hope everything turns out for the best.

Editor
September 1, 2010 7:00 pm

Email me (at the address included above) if you need additional moderator help during those hours.
Robert

CRS, Dr.P.H.
September 1, 2010 9:32 pm

There are a lot of new postings from contributors to WUWT Tips & Notes, http://wattsupwiththat.com/tips-notes-to-wuwt/
While we wait for Anthony to deal with his family’s health, keep an eye out over there!
Many posters have suggested excellent story items & ideas.
Best wishes, Anthony, and take as long as you need! Family comes first, always….

Editor
September 1, 2010 9:53 pm

Thank you, Anthony. God (if there is such) be with you.
Well, if there was ever a time when Pascal’s wager applied, this would be it. Besides, why would God lack the power to hear a prayer just because it came from an atheist?
The thoughts and prayers of — all — of us go with you and yours.

biddyb
September 2, 2010 8:11 am

Best wishes, Anthony, to you and your family and I hope the surgery is sucessful.
As so many people have said before, your site has been a beacon of light to many of us who were sceptical but felt powerless to respond to the onslaught from the “concensus”. I feel I have been given the courage to stand up and question many things as a result of becoming an avid reader of your site. I am a local councillor and the rubbish we are fed in the name of climate change is incredible. I can and do challenge officers wherever possible and I thank you for empowering me to do so (as they say in local government speak).
And isn’t it funny how as soon as you do stand up and speak there are suddenly so many other voices raised in agreement?
And it’s all because of you [well, almost all – I do read Climate Audit and Bishop Hill and others but you are my first port of call]!
Roll on a “good” winter again this year. We have had the most amazing crop of apples this year and I understand it was because of the cold temperatures, so I’d better get back to the apple jelly making.
Good luck!

Ralph Dwyer
September 2, 2010 10:20 am

Ditto all the fabulous comments above. And in keeping with a wonderful trait of this blog, a little levity might not hurt. As Mog says in Spaceballs: “Prayin’ to God!” and I hope you’re able to return at LUDICROUS SPEED!
God bless and keep you and your family,
Ralph Dwyer

September 3, 2010 4:42 am

Best wishes to you and your family, for uncomplicated treatment and a speedy recovery.

Amino Acids in Meteorites
September 5, 2010 11:26 pm

Good to read the first step of your family situation is over and you’re back home. My thoughts and prayers really do go out to you. I didn’t realize how much this web site has become part of my life. And I didn’t know how much of time you have been putting into it. I’m starting to admire your commitment and diligence. This isn’t just the best science blog in the word it’s the best web site in the world.
My prayers and best wishes will continue to be with you! 🙂

Bob from the UK
September 6, 2010 2:31 am

Best wishes, a tough time. I really appreciate the effort you’ve put into this website.

September 6, 2010 8:51 am