Fare thee well, friend

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. is retiring his blog. While he plans to focus more on research papers and a new book he is working on, I have no doubt he will continue to provide useful and insightful information to the online climate climate community at large.

See: http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/the-weblog-is-retiring/

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David Schofield
November 13, 2012 6:41 am

‘ficus’ – I don’t give a fig! 😉

November 13, 2012 6:42 am

Well, that’s a loss. He first put up a blog w/replies, was harassed endlessly by some WWF lackey there & had to end the replies. Now this…

November 13, 2012 6:44 am

Damn, I hope he’ll leave it online as a resource!
Ah – relief, he says he will.

November 13, 2012 6:45 am

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo …

November 13, 2012 6:52 am

That’s a loss to the Climate Science community. I hope he will write a column or report here on occasion. And it would also be nice if he showed up as a commenter here and at CA when his muse is so inclined. He has much to contribute.

Chuck Nolan
November 13, 2012 6:55 am

I have no doubt he will continue to provide useful information to the online CLIMATE CLIMATE community at large.

lose a climate

November 13, 2012 7:06 am

From July 2005! It seems like yesterday!
Thank you for prompting such an efflorescence of informed debate and best wishes for your future researches.

November 13, 2012 7:09 am

Dr. Pielke’s blog is the closest thing there is to debate between the two polarized camps I’ve seen. His format to use his blog to invite comment and rebuttle by experts in the field has not been duplicated anywhere. This will be sorely missed. Perhaps the one possibility is an new site that has been put together between KNMI and the Netherlands envrionmental agency called climatedialogue.org that will try to get both sides talking.

November 13, 2012 7:11 am

Some negative influence from the article posted on Bisho Hill yesterday?
Intelectual disection of Climate Sceptics and all that go by the name. Casting literary methods as something distasteful, almost abusive and manipulative, yet concluding that “true” science (the sort that is not biased in his opininon) is not enough and that “humanities” is also needed. There is no room for morals or ethics, nor mythology he says.
I hope the AGW intelectualism has not been the cause of the decision to retire the blog.
In ancient greece there was a time when logic (logos) ruled. It didn’t last so long because it got abused. It was seen as a way to manipulate society and the ‘powers that be’. In the end, society learned to distrust logic and returned instead to myths, fables and mystical experiences.
The logic and reason that has grown and become established in the last 400 years is now under threat by those using it in the same way the greeks did, to win an argument convincingly, knowing that it was/is wrong. As the AGW propoganda machine rolls on, those who hold a different opinion are likened to those with a psycholigical illness that needs treatment. Any form of intimidation of AGW sceptics is a logically good one, a reasonable necessity under the fake dire circumastances for those on the bandwagon.

November 13, 2012 7:22 am

My best wishes for Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. His blog was a reference for climate sanity.
I’m looking forward to his new papers.

November 13, 2012 7:28 am

Good luck sir !!!

November 13, 2012 7:28 am

Thanks for checking, Tallbloke. You’ve found the good news in the bad news. I, too, hope that Roger Pielke Sr. will weigh in here occasionally in some form. Others wil carry the flag, though is blog will be missed.

Philip Peake
November 13, 2012 7:44 am

I suspect that he will focus rather than ficus.
Whatever, the blog will be missed.
Best of luck in whatever he chooses to direct his impressive talents to.

James at 48
November 13, 2012 7:50 am

Not surprised. A few years ago he went to a “no comments” mode (after that I sort of lost interest, don’t know if he ever turned comments back on). Running a blog can be time consuming.

Theo Goodwin
November 13, 2012 8:07 am

This is a huge loss for science and AGW scepticism. For years I have pointed to Pielke, Sr., as the best climate scientist in the world and as the model for climate scientists. I hope that he will inform WUWT readers about his ongoing publications.
Thank You, Dr. Pielke, for being the center that holds in all the intellectual storms that make up climate science and AGW propaganda.

Steve Keohane
November 13, 2012 8:18 am

Dr. Pielke, thank you for your time, dedication and integrity as shown by your website. It will be sorely missed.

Reynold Stone
November 13, 2012 8:24 am

A sad loss indeed! His insightful views will be sorely missed. He is one who clearly exhibited the chararcteristics of a true scientist. I wish him total success in all his future endeavours.

November 13, 2012 8:25 am

When Global Warming propaganda first reached me and I wanted to find someone else who had an opinon on it, Sr.’s was the first blog I discovered. The time passes quickly these days.

November 13, 2012 9:03 am

Thanks to Dr. Pielke for all the effort, I was always amazed at the amount of material he presented on a regular. He certainly has done his share of communication on the subject of AGW Science (capital S).
Hopefully he will find time to revive it later.

Stephen Richards
November 13, 2012 9:29 am

Sorely missed, more so than his junior, that’s for sure.

Bloke down the pub
November 13, 2012 10:29 am

Good bye, and thanks for the fish.

November 13, 2012 10:31 am

So long Dr Pielke, Sr. I for one of many will miss your blog.

November 13, 2012 10:49 am

I thank Dr. Pielke for his tremendous contribution to reasoned discourse and education of the public on climate change issues and will look forward to publications reporting his continuing research.

Gunga Din
November 13, 2012 10:56 am

Perhaps we’ll see an occasional guest post here ….

November 13, 2012 11:18 am

I want to add my appreciation to Dr Pielke for his calm, rational and sound science. Clearly Dr Pielke is a real climate scientist, one whom many listen to with a great deal of respect.

November 13, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks for the effort and good luck with the book.

November 13, 2012 1:16 pm

Theo Goodwin said November 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

This is a huge loss for science and AGW scepticism. For years I have pointed to Pielke, Sr., as the best climate scientist in the world and as the model for climate scientists. I hope that he will inform WUWT readers about his ongoing publications.

I agree wholeheartedly…

November 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Thank you, Dr. Pielke, for all your efforts.
I’m sorry to say, people at surreal climate and non-skeptical science, are likely cheering right now.

Political Junkie
November 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Dr. Sr. Sad to see you go!
But many thanks for what you have done.

November 13, 2012 2:36 pm

To Dr Roger Pielke Sr.
Thank you, Sir.
Youre’s was one of the dozen or so blogs I ran through each morning to see what was happening in the world of climate science and youre’s was one in which I trusted to tell it as it was.

November 13, 2012 5:53 pm

Dr Pielke Sr – Will miss your fine blog. I feel like one of the “grown-ups” has left the room. Please weigh in here when you have the time and inclination.
Best of luck to you.

Peter Hannan
November 14, 2012 12:34 am

Yes, since comments are closed there, I’ll abuse WUWT to say that I’ve only recently, say six months, visited Roger Pielke Sr,’s blog, and found him an excellent scientist and thinker. I’ve read a number of his scientific papers too, which have taught me much about land use change and general thinking on human effects on climate. I’m sorry he’s ending the blog, but also appreciate his desire to prioritise. Thanks, and success in your future undertakings!

November 14, 2012 1:27 am

R.Pielke’s blog along with Climate Audit have been my regular stops back in 2005.
Excellent, balanced, accurate and scientfic is how I’d qualify R.Pielke’s.
I wish R.Pielke luck and success, he deserves it and I have learned much by reading his posts and papers.

Adam Gallon
November 14, 2012 2:34 am

That’s a shame, it was a very good resource showing there’s a lot more to our effects on climate, than blowing a bit of CO2 into the air!

November 14, 2012 9:23 am

An honest honorable man and scientist; a rarity in today’s world.
He turned the comments off because of people like Steve Bloom and BCL; he tired of arguing with idiots.

November 15, 2012 2:30 am

Very sad news but let’s not make the good Doctor feel guilty for deciding to spend his considerable talent in other directions. Let’s be grateful for all that he’s shared and taught, and hopeful that we will be hearing from him in new and perhaps even better ways.

November 15, 2012 4:38 am

Dear Mr Pielke,
Thank you very much for everything!!!!!!!!!
We love you

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