Weblog awards – WUWT wins for the third time

That puts WUWT in the hall of fame for the science category, and we cannot be in that contest again. WUWT also wins “Weblog of the Year”. Thanks to everyone for your support!

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WUWT wins “Weblog of the Year”


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Brian D Finch
March 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Well deserved. Well done. 🙂

March 24, 2013 6:47 pm


March 24, 2013 6:50 pm

Congratulations. I understand the dilemma of enjoying the win yet knowing that part of the awards is over for you.
It’s a great achievement all the same and a testament to a blog run well with integrity and professionalism.
Robert would be most proud. A win for REP

March 24, 2013 6:50 pm

Congratulations! Real scientists understand that not everyone will agree. Real scientists consider contradictory opinions. Real scientists win the awards, usually.

March 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Highly deserved and well done to WUWT and the other great sites!

Sam the First
March 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Tallbloke and Jo Nova have won in their categories too!
Well done to all winners. May the message be spread…
There is a discussion in train now (click on the link above) why sceptic climate blogs are so popular with Bloffie voters.

March 24, 2013 6:55 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. Very well deserved.

Ron Sinclair
March 24, 2013 6:56 pm

Congratulations to you Anthony and your stalwart contributors. Excellence deserves awards and it is very nice to see you and yours score a “hat trick”
Ron Sinclair

Mike Alger
March 24, 2013 6:56 pm

Congrats, Anthony! Well deserved… but of course, I voted that way!

Sam the First
March 24, 2013 6:56 pm

Oops sorry, they still have last year’s awards posted up.
I was looking at those the second time

March 24, 2013 6:58 pm

Very nice, Antony! I’ve been following you since the beginning and I’m very happy to see you continue you outstanding efforts!

March 24, 2013 7:01 pm

WooHoo, great news. Best of the best.

Gerald Wilhite
March 24, 2013 7:01 pm

Link it again, Sam.

Leon Brozyna
March 24, 2013 7:03 pm

Congrats !! Now all that’s left that really counts is weblog of the year and that would be really sweet.

March 24, 2013 7:10 pm

Well deserved, Anthony! Congratulations.

March 24, 2013 7:11 pm

Cool. Congrats all around.

Jimmy Haigh.
March 24, 2013 7:14 pm

Well done to Anthony and all the other well deserved winners.
A lot of people are now realizing they have been had and are now coming round to our way of thinking. Once the politicians realize this they will also ‘convert’ in droves – just watch the stampede – and once they do it will be game over for global warm-mongery.

Peter in Ohio
March 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Congratulations! A well deserved award.

March 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Awesome. Retiring undefeated after three wins in a row is as good as it gets in the Bloggies.
Great to hear that Australian Climate Madness won a prize too. They did some sterling work on uncovering the lies about so-called threats against scientists, and like the other sceptic blogs, run on the efforts of dedicated volunteers.

March 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations

March 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Wonderful honor. I just can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the first win.

March 24, 2013 7:21 pm

Congratulations. Glad you won it, again. Just keep it rolling.

March 24, 2013 7:24 pm

Anthony, congratulations!!!

Theo Goodwin
March 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hats off to Anthony, Delingpole, Jo, Tallbloke, and others. Also, Hats off to Judith Curry whose blog is worthy of winning.

Larry Hamlin
March 24, 2013 7:31 pm

Congratulations Mr. Watts!! Well deserved indeed !!

Robert in Calgary
March 24, 2013 7:31 pm

Woo Hoo!
Five for Five. Congratulations to all.

March 24, 2013 7:33 pm

And now …..
Weblog of the Year: Watts Up With That? http://wattsupwiththat.com/ See you next year!
Well done. Well deserved.

March 24, 2013 7:33 pm

Congratulations. Just confirms why I check your blog a couple times a day to stay up with the latest in climate discussions. It’s interesting, controversial, and always worth the read.

March 24, 2013 7:34 pm

Congratulations on being a Hall of Famer! You just won weblog of the year, too! You’re still eligible for that next year!

Steve from Rockwood
March 24, 2013 7:39 pm

Congrats! I guess 3 strikes and you’re out.

March 24, 2013 7:40 pm

Anthony, brilliant. Congratulations on the win! You have done an excellent job. Great to see Australian Climate Madness, Small Dead Animals, and James Delingpole winning as well.
Strange that Skeptical Science pulled out of the comp, given the four way split of skeptics — you’d think with all his powerful friends in the MSM, UN, Greenpeace, WWF, etc etc that he’d have had a real shot — sweeping in many “vote here” links from the pro-AGW side. But then, I guess no one knows the traffic stats on SkS better than John Cook would 😉

March 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Of course. My favorite blog, and I voted accordingly. Now if we could just get the politicians and the academics to pay attention. . .
/Mr Lynn

March 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Weblog of the Year too! Fantastic!

March 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Congratulations! Next time too, no doubt.
[Reply: No ‘next time’. Three wins in a row = permanent ‘Best Science’ status. — mod.]

March 24, 2013 7:42 pm

I just have to say, what a team you have put together Anthony! Great work.

March 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Congratulations, Anthony!! An award very much deserved and well earned.
Your tireless efforts in getting the truth out has been a source of encouragement to those that love and respect science and source of great consternation to those that put political agendas before the scientific method.
Keep up the good work!

March 24, 2013 7:47 pm

I’m proud! Good job.

March 24, 2013 7:48 pm

You da man.
Your devotion to this website is obvious and amazing.

March 24, 2013 7:52 pm

Congratulations from Tallbloke’s Talkshop.
A spot of fun.

March 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. Nice to see that my vote counted in electing another winner. Well deserved.
I have a small suggestion: adding a 3/8″ strip under–or on top of–your WUWT banner at the top of this page proclaiming your Hall of Fame wins. I know you do it at the right, but the Hall of Fame wins should be highlighted in a better way, IMHO.

March 24, 2013 7:56 pm

The fact that WUWT wins again is great affirmation of lots of hard work by Anthony and the gang.
I think WUWT wins because it is current, topical, analytical, and open to all ideas and opinions. News breaks here because contributors know that this is the “Big Forum”.
I learn a lot here (special thanks to Anthony, Bob T, and the extraordinary Willis). I always try to keep my comments here factual, relevant, and to-the-point. Just following great examples.

March 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Fantastic Anthony. Congratulations.
I never thought it was in doubt. Just wondering about ways you could win the next three years with a spin-out blog maybe? ….. or would that be a bit too Nature-esque ?

Chuck Nolan
March 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Good on ya!

March 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Congrats, Anthony!

R Barker
March 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Congratulations to Anthony and mods!

March 24, 2013 8:04 pm

Congratulations, Anthony, moderators, contributors, visitors!

March 24, 2013 8:05 pm

What a success!

March 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Fantastic achievement Anthony, well done.

Ian H
March 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Also Weblog of the year! Fantastic!!
P.S. Sour grapes from @PeterGleick in the twitter feed. Probably the real Gleick. Can’t see why anyone else would want to call themselves that.

March 24, 2013 8:06 pm

Brilliant win, Anthony! Well done to all the team. Yah! 🙂

March 24, 2013 8:06 pm

I can’t wait to see the apoplectic responses from the hockey team. Popcorn for everyone.

March 24, 2013 8:07 pm

Congratulations, three in a row WOW.
Cheers, Kevin

March 24, 2013 8:07 pm

Congratulations from the Netherlands.

John Norris
March 24, 2013 8:10 pm

Well deserved. Congratulations.

old man
March 24, 2013 8:11 pm

Congratulations. You have become a must read for this old Lawyer. Lawyers are-or should be -natural born sceptics about most things. Keep it going until everyone knows we don’t know what the h is going. Yet.

Gene Selkov
March 24, 2013 8:11 pm

Strength in numbers is a bad indicator of anything useful, but in this case we know the popularity is amply deserved. When the time of treachery is over, I am sure people will continue to come here to discuss an infinite variety of interesting things. It’s great to be here!

March 24, 2013 8:12 pm

And a “twofer”!

Gerald Machnee
March 24, 2013 8:16 pm

Well deserved for Anthony and the group of moderators!

Steve Oregon
March 24, 2013 8:16 pm

Your victory is consistent with Cheating Models.
There “may” have been some cheating.
Natural voting alone cannot explain the victory.
It will take 30 years to establish there was no cheating.
I have a PhD in Votology

stan stendera
March 24, 2013 8:17 pm

What can I say? My favorite blog wins again!!!! Congrats, break out the champaign.

March 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Well deserved Anthony et al. Take a bow for making this the best site on the web.

William Astley
March 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Congratulations to Anthony and the many contributors to this site. We are very fortunate to have this site to discuss the AGW issue, including new related papers and observations.

John Trigge (in Oz)
March 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Congrats Anthony and the team, including the commenters.
This must be a kick in the crotch for all of the pro-CAGW web sites that failed to win this prestigious recognition.

March 24, 2013 8:32 pm

How about a letter writing campaign to carry the best for five or seven years or more? WUWT should have no limits.

john robertson
March 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Some whining going on in that twitter page.
Did SS quit voluntarily?
Who was trying to “bot” the results?
If WUWT can not compete in the science category what description shall we chose for next year?

March 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Congratulations all round. Great to hear the news. Thanks for all the hard work!

F. Ross
March 24, 2013 8:42 pm

Way good!

Ben D.
March 24, 2013 8:45 pm

WUWT is the best blog on the net. Thanks to you Anthony, you regular and occasional post contributors, you moderators, all you commenters, and all you followers.

March 24, 2013 8:46 pm

congrats to anthony & mods. well-deserved. now, if only this guy would read WUWT daily!
25 March: ABC: Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for Defence
A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) says the military is not doing enough planning to cope with the problem of climate change.
The study, titled Heavy Weather, found climate change was not being considered by the Defence Department in its national and regional strategic scoping, despite the potential regional instability caused by rising sea levels, migration pressures, and the spread of infectious diseases.
ASPI deputy director Antony Bergin says the ADF has already been stretched by a spate of weather-related domestic disasters such as bushfires and floods, and should be factoring in how it will deal with simultaneous extreme weather events at home and in the region…
The Government’s 2009 Defence white paper dismissed climate change as an issue that did not need to be addressed until after 2030, but this ASPI report argues that is no longer the case, and the new white paper to be delivered this year needs to embrace a new approach.
Mr Bergin describes climate change as a “threat multiplier”…
The report also argues for a permanent climate adviser to be appointed in the Defence department.
Dr Bergin believes the last few years of extreme weather events has concentrated the thinking on climate change in the military, and that many in Defence now believe the 2009 white paper position is unsustainable…
Read the full report – Heavy weather: climate and the Australian Defence Force.

March 24, 2013 8:48 pm


March 24, 2013 8:49 pm

Congrats on a more-than-well-deserved win! And thank you so much for your efforts.
When one reads/sees the media one would think that the “warmist” effort is big and one might also think (from the media) that us “deniers’ are fringe. This win and that of SDA, JD and ACM tell us that MSM is dead wrong. They hate it.
The editor North American Birds, Edward S. Brinkley, writes in the spring edition, Most mass media are reporting on the warming planet now, at least, and climate change deniers are now limited to the lunatic fringe … (http://nab.aba.org/i/116996/17, p.436) (Of course, no one here denies the climate is changing. They can’t understand that can they?)
Nothing fringe going on here at all. And certainly nothing lunatic either. ☺
Most excellent.

Joe Prins
March 24, 2013 9:03 pm

Congratulations, Anthony, moderators, other contributors and of course Mrs. Watts and Kenji.
Excelence deserves to be recognized while inner satisfaction is the result of integrity. For all the work by all: a big THANK YOU!

March 24, 2013 9:04 pm

Congratuations and Thank You for the good work

Sam the First
March 24, 2013 9:05 pm

Terrific to get the double up – well done Anthony and his brilliant guests, mods and followers
But Gleick and a few of his pals are trying to pour cold water over the sceptics’ victories, bandying around the words denier and ‘gaming’, and suggesting that they (‘climate scientists’) should have the power of choice and veto in the ‘science’ category.
Shame on them! They won’t compete, and turn as usual to censorship in the hope of bamboozling the public

March 24, 2013 9:06 pm

Congratulations! I believe there is a consensus on science blogs. Anyone who disagrees is a denier.

Chris G
March 24, 2013 9:09 pm

There is an awful lot of backslapping going on for being designated the McDonald’s of fine foods. Wow, enjoy your echo chamber.

Chuck Kraisinger
March 24, 2013 9:14 pm

But, but – how can this be?? At “Climate Progress”, (in comments, March 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm)
Joe Romm says: “Uhh, I’m running climate blog here so you should pretty much expect posts on climate science and solutions and politics. If you don’t understand the purpose of this blog, I can assure you, tens of thousands of people do. It is not only the most widely read climate science blog in the world, it is also the fastest growing in social media. We’re very much an expanding circle.”
That’s what it says.
[Reply: Only ‘tens of thousands’?? WUWT has well over one hundred million.
Sorry, Joe, you’re small time. — mod.]

Jan Christoffersen
March 24, 2013 9:16 pm

I voted for Steve McIntyre”s Climate Audit because I was sure you would win (strategic voting in action). And hearty congrats to you with all sincerity.
The problem is that there is no category that truly fits what Steve does. He’s very technical and professional in his presentations, combined with a wry sense of humour. I have to read some of his posts a numer of times to understand his well-thought-out arguments. Some day, he will be recognized with an award – maybe climate mathematician/statistical analyst of the century.
Enjoy your well earned high status as a voice of reason in a alarmist-mad world.

R Taylor
March 24, 2013 9:19 pm

Fully deserved. Congratulations.

a jones
March 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Congratulations Anthony and all at WUWT.
Kindest Regards

March 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Well done! Thanks for your wonderful resource.

March 24, 2013 9:29 pm

I am proud to have participated in this Blog. Anthony for next Mt Rushmore portrait.
Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Ban UN Agenda 21
“The bill, H.B. 1412, was passed in the state House last week on a bipartisan vote, with a Republican-led coalition of 67 supporting the legislation against 17 Democrats who opposed the measure. It originally passed out of the States’ Rights Committee in late February and is now in the state Senate, where a broad coalition of activists — supporters of national sovereignty, private property, the Constitution, individual liberty, Tea Party groups, and more — is working to ensure its passage.
Of course, Oklahoma is just the latest state to take action against the highly controversial UN plan, which calls for a transformation of human civilization under the guise of promoting so-called “sustainability.” In May of last year, Alabama became the first state to officially ban UN Agenda 21 after a law to protect private property and due process rights was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The wildly popular bi-partisan legislation was approved unanimously in both houses of the state legislature.
Before that, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Tennessee adopted a resolution blasting the dubious UN agenda as a radical “socialist” plot at odds with individual liberty, private-property rights, and the U.S. Constitution. Lawmakers in Kansas followed suit. Numerous other state governments, under heavy pressure from activists across the political spectrum, are also working to ban the “sustainable development” scheme in their jurisdictions. City and county governments, meanwhile, are taking action to protect residents, too. ”

March 24, 2013 9:31 pm

You and all the contributors to this brilliant site deserve this award. Thank you Anthony for all your hard work and your most excellent site!

kbray in california
March 24, 2013 9:34 pm

Congratulations Anthony and crew !
Good Job !
Let Freedom Win !

March 24, 2013 9:38 pm

Topic created on Daily Paul for Daily Paul Readers. Way to go Anthony!

Warren in New Zealand
March 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Congratulations Anthony, Mods, and contributors.

cui bono
March 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Superb! Well done Anthony, mods, Next year, best blog in the whole ‘verse.

Tom Harley
March 24, 2013 9:42 pm

Congratulations Anthony, it’s well deserved. Another winner who would be well received with your readers: http://pindanpost.com/2013/03/25/michael-smith-a-bloggies-winner/

March 24, 2013 9:55 pm

The world owes you a huge debt of gratitude. Enjoy the limelight. Take a week off. Then hit ’em again, taking inspiration from the varsity cheer at my old alma mater:
“Rah rah ree,
Hit ’em in the knee.
Rah rah rass,
Hit ’em in the other knee!”

Sean Peake
March 24, 2013 10:00 pm

What’s that distant sound? Oh yeah, its Cook, Glieck, and Romm blowing a head gasket. Again.

a dood
March 24, 2013 10:01 pm

People have an innate desire to seek out the truth and as long as that desire exists, this place will be valued. Thanks for creating this space and congrats Anthony!

March 24, 2013 10:13 pm

“flashy, apparently widely distributed”- and read and valued globally. Recognition of a long hard fight that lesser men would have been unable to keep in with. Very well done to you , your contributors and especially the mods, who deal daily with the lunatic fringe of politically-motivated believers.

March 24, 2013 10:14 pm

This is a great day for factual, current climate science and solar physics. Very happy for you !

March 24, 2013 10:24 pm

john robertson says: “Did SS quit voluntarily? Who was trying to “bot” the results?”
I wondered the same thing, John. But it may be due to the general aroma surrounding SS.

Robert Wykoff
March 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Ginormous Congratulations Anthony. I stumbled across this site many years ago from a random link from FR, just when your surface station project was the big news on your blog, and you still only had a few hundred stations evaluated. It piqued my interest from the start, from its huge range of topics, and all the regulars such as Leif, etc. Since how ever many eleventy billion moons ago, I have been nearly a daily reader, though I only spout off once in a great while. One of these days I will pop over the hill to Chico (though California always makes me feel dirty when I’m within its borders), and when I do, I would be honored if you would allow me to buy you a beer.

March 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Just flung some funds to help with the party. Happy headaches!

March 24, 2013 10:27 pm

Congratulations Antony and to the hard working moderators to make us all behave.

March 24, 2013 10:35 pm

Well done Anthony. You may not know about Michael Smith News (http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/) winner of Best-Kept Secret weblog but I can assure you that Michael has no time for so-called climate scientists and other alarmists who spread misinformation & make fraudulent statements about climate. He might be called Australia’s version of James Delingpole but he has had wider experience from working as a policeman, as a manager in IT (associated with Indonesian satellite communications), as well as radio and television. Good to see Australian Climate Madness a winner (Simon has a law degree as well as a science degree)

Eyal Porat
March 24, 2013 11:04 pm

Ah, it is good to be on the “consensus” side for a change….
Congratulations Anthony and the mods. You make a change, and it shows.

March 24, 2013 11:04 pm

Fantastic, well done. Reading the twitter feed is funny, the alarmists seem to think it’s a conspiracy 🙂

March 24, 2013 11:09 pm

ha.. you know you only won because SkS pulled out 😉
.only joking of course..
wel done all !! 🙂

March 24, 2013 11:12 pm

Congratulations to Anthony, mods and guest posters. :o)
You need to now update your right graphic. :o)

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
March 24, 2013 11:18 pm

Wonderful news! Congratulations, Anthony, mods, contributors (and many thoughtful commenters)
Hilary Ostrov

March 24, 2013 11:22 pm

Congratulations Anthony and well done to all who make WUWT such an excellent blog and resource.

March 24, 2013 11:24 pm

TimM says:
March 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm
“Fantastic, well done. Reading the twitter feed is funny, the alarmists seem to think it’s a conspiracy :)”
Please don’t encourage them to get engaged in our purview.

March 24, 2013 11:31 pm

Congratulations Anthony. I’m sure the CAGW fanatics are going to blame their loss on “oil industry funding”. Publishing the truth is always a good winning strategy. I check out WUWT as often as possible and this blog is the strongest proof that “given enough eyes all bugs are obvious”. This applies equally well in debugging climate “science” as in open-source code.
In Canada it’s very nice to see that we’ve withdrawn from Kyoto, largely due to efforts of people such as Steve McIntyre whose blog was responsible for demolishing the hockey-schtick and also for most of my statistics education. Human achievement hour is starting to displace “earth hour” as in Calgary there was no noticable drop in power consumption this year during the effort to get people used to the N. Korean lifestyle. It was also very good to see Delingpole and SDA as winners as well. I’m not used to my side of the argument being the dominant one and maybe there’s hope yet to kill off moonbat policies before we enter a little ice age.

Beth Cooper
March 24, 2013 11:33 pm

Bewdy, Anthony et al !!

March 24, 2013 11:34 pm

Nobody deserves it more. Next stop, the Nobel Prize!

Erik Christensen
March 24, 2013 11:35 pm


Richards in Vancouver
March 24, 2013 11:37 pm

Not too bad for an old Stephenson screen painter. Congratulations, Anthony et al.

March 24, 2013 11:46 pm

Excellent news, well done Anthony!

March 24, 2013 11:48 pm

Congratulations ! ¡Enhorabuena !

Todd Martin
March 24, 2013 11:48 pm

…..and the best part of all? Romm’s head explodes again, perhaps John Cook’s too.
Our cup runneth over.

March 24, 2013 11:51 pm

Congratulations !

Steve (Paris)
March 24, 2013 11:54 pm


March 24, 2013 11:54 pm

Well deserved indeed!
Congratulations to the hard-working mods, copious contributors, and of course, Anthony for starting it all and keeping it up.

Steve C
March 24, 2013 11:58 pm

Congratulations, Anthony and team. A well-deserved win which acknowledges what all regular visitors know!

March 25, 2013 12:04 am

Congratulations to you and you team Anthony. P.S. It’s still freezing here in Blighty!!

Jimmy Haigh.
March 25, 2013 12:05 am

grumpyoldmanuk says:
March 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm
“Just flung some funds to help with the party. Happy headaches!”
Good idea!

March 25, 2013 12:08 am


Jimmy Haigh.
March 25, 2013 12:12 am

Chris G says:
March 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm
“There is an awful lot of backslapping going on for being designated the McDonald’s of fine foods. Wow, enjoy your echo chamber.”
What’s the matter Chris? Don’t worry. You might grow up one of these days.

March 25, 2013 12:27 am

If I ever get out of line Anthony, you and your moderators with their great power of discernment are perfectly welcome to put me in my place. I throughly enjoy the [Snip] comments.

March 25, 2013 12:56 am

To Anthony et all
I knew it that voting for you will be the best choice.

March 25, 2013 1:05 am

Well done and well deserved.

David L.
March 25, 2013 1:11 am

Congratulations! You deserve it. I wonder how your “friends ” feel about it? /no sarc
But really, what did you expect? With Big Oil behind you how could you lose? /big sarc

David L.
March 25, 2013 1:18 am

Chris G says:
March 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm
“There is an awful lot of backslapping going on for being designated the McDonald’s of fine foods. Wow, enjoy your echo chamber.”
Both McDonalds and WUWT are successful. What’s your point? Sore loser: mad that those other echo chambers like RC didn’t cut it? I guess that’s the fine food nobody appreciates.

Gail Combs
March 25, 2013 1:26 am

Congratulations Anthony!
Now I wonder how Looney Lew (with the ever helpful Cook) is going to spin this win into another paper on Denier Conspiracies.

March 25, 2013 1:27 am

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 🙂

Dario from NW Italy
March 25, 2013 1:40 am

Congratulations to Antony and all the moderators and contributors!!!!!!

March 25, 2013 1:42 am

@Anthony: Time to start a food & travel blog, WUWT-Lifestyle.com. Willis is already writing articles for that blog. 🙂

Doug UK
March 25, 2013 1:45 am

Superb result – I am also especially pleased to see James Dellingpole win in the politics category.
Considering how he has been ambushed and misquoted by “The Team” at the BBC he deserves this accolade.
As does Jo Nova who won her category as well – and she suffered a similar potential ambush by ABC. Tho thankfully the footage of the entire discussion shows that ABC is guilty of manipulation and spin to a gobsmacking extent.
The votes indicate to me more about what the average person thinks of such manipulation – I for one would not trust the BBC’s output now as far as I could throw them! – I suspect that people also feel the same way about ABC.

March 25, 2013 1:46 am

Many congratulations, well deserved and well earned!

March 25, 2013 1:49 am

Congrats Anthony, We’re proud to be in the finals giving you some competition.
Congrats to all the other category winners as well.

John V. Wright
March 25, 2013 1:57 am

Congratulations on entering the Hall of Fame, Anthony, from one of your many fans here in the UK. Round of applause, too, for James Delingpole. Two islands of sanity and probity in an ocean of scientific fraud and deceit.

Stephen Richards
March 25, 2013 2:03 am

Per Josh.

Stephen Richards
March 25, 2013 2:04 am

[snip . . OT . . mod]

March 25, 2013 2:10 am

Way to go Anthony!

March 25, 2013 2:11 am

Nice one and well deserved. Looks like a clean sweep for sceptics. Great for James Delingpole as well. Our alarmist commenter will be really p1*sed off. Great.

Gail Combs
March 25, 2013 2:13 am

Does this mean the ‘Consensus’ is that CAGW is dead?
I was very happy to see Delingpole won the political category. Too bad we do not have more journalist like him.

March 25, 2013 2:21 am

Congratulations! I, for one, value the sanity of this site and being of the silent majority thank you all for fighting the good fight!

March 25, 2013 2:50 am

Bravo Zulu,Anthony and team. Nice to see us climate realists win one. Or two.

March 25, 2013 2:55 am


Eric Huxter
March 25, 2013 3:08 am

Excellent news.
Congratulations to all involved, especially Mr Watts for his indefatigable commitment to science.

March 25, 2013 3:19 am

jorgekafkazar says:
March 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm
The world owes you a huge debt of gratitude. Enjoy the limelight. Take a week off. Then hit ‘em again, taking inspiration from the varsity cheer at my old alma mater:
“Rah rah ree,
Hit ‘em in the knee.
Rah rah rass,
Hit ‘em in the other knee!”

To quote Sir Winston Churchill:
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

Evan Jones
March 25, 2013 3:40 am

Well, at least someone I vote for wins!

March 25, 2013 3:53 am

If you read some of the twitter feed, there’s Dana Nutcase and GregLaden having a major hissy fit !!
LUV IT !!! Hilarious !!! 🙂 🙂

John Silver
March 25, 2013 3:53 am

A celebration:

March 25, 2013 3:55 am

ps, even Mr unethical himself, (gleik) has a say…

March 25, 2013 4:00 am

darn .. I’m tired,
Just realised that was from last year.. SORRY!
Still hilarious though,

March 25, 2013 4:15 am

Many congratulations and an excellent and well-deserved result. Huzzah WUWT! There must be much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the AGW faithful. That can’t be bad either.

John Billot
March 25, 2013 4:15 am

This is magnificent Anthony and small (but welcome) reward for your hard work, dedication and perseverance. Very well done and thank you.

March 25, 2013 4:20 am

Woo Hoo!!!
Congrats !!!

March 25, 2013 4:27 am

Congratulations on your deserved win. My only regret is that it prevents your competing – and so winning again – in future. Perhaps you would be willing to enter in another category next year?
Your outright win is important.
Scaremongers wrongly assert that consensus has importance in determining truth. Your outright win allows their false assertion to be turned against them; i.e.
If consensus indicates truth then your outright win demonstrates the truths that
(a) WUWT provides the best information about climate change on the web
(b) web sites such as SkS and RC that purvey misinformation are rightly ignored except by a small, misguided coterie of deluded cranks.
Actually, those statements are truths. Their validity is not decided by consensus, but those statements cannot now be denied by those who wrongly assert that consensus defines truth.

Luther Wu
March 25, 2013 4:30 am

Tremendous thanks to you Anthony, because without you we might not have made it through Global Warming, or survived man- made Climate Change or Climate Disruption. I’m sure we’ll have no trouble outlasting man-made Extreme Weather Events, with all our practice whuppin’ those other dangers.

Baa Humbug
March 25, 2013 4:31 am

Congratulations and well done Anthony, mods and commenters

Reynold Stone
March 25, 2013 4:33 am

Simply amazing! Phenomenal! What a great victory for Science!

Rick K
March 25, 2013 4:52 am

I come here more than once a day. I learn and laugh much while here.
Thanks to you, your family, the mods, the contrbutors and your varied readership this is the best place to LEARN.
Congratulations on your wonderful achievement! PLEASE… Keep up the great work!

March 25, 2013 5:04 am

Anthony et al:
Congratulations on a magnificent achievement.
Does this mean that, like Michael Mann, I can also claim to have won a Weblog Award?

March 25, 2013 5:07 am

Συγχαρητηρια !!!
Very many congratulations, you deserve it.

Gary Pearse
March 25, 2013 5:16 am

This is a bigger achievement than receiving the Nobel Prize these days (hundreds of climate scientists have those up on their walls). I’m amazed that your blog has won these in the face of the massive political, university institutional and MSM weight on the side of of climate armageddon. It shows that the real numbers are those of a largely silent majority. of thinking folks This is a wonderful spirit builder for me and the other little guys.

lowercase fred
March 25, 2013 5:37 am

Congratulations on a well deserved win.

March 25, 2013 5:46 am

Like there was any doubt who would win! 😉

March 25, 2013 5:53 am

Congratulations!! Keep up the good works.

March 25, 2013 6:28 am

Dear Anthony and Team
Well done a blinder well played 🙂

March 25, 2013 6:32 am


March 25, 2013 7:08 am

Well done Anthony!
And James Delingpole won too, I see.
That’ll upset the Warmists, big style!

March 25, 2013 7:09 am

Congrats to Skeptical Science for pulling their old nag out of the race, as this was a race of thoroughbreds.

March 25, 2013 7:13 am

Three home runs and you’re out? What kind of ballgame is this?
Maybe next time we’ll organize a write-in campaign and get you a fourth win (my, but wouldn’t that get their panties in a bunch?–you know, if your name was Bloomberg, they’d willingly adjust the rules so you could run a fourth time.)
Either way, congratulations on this sweep, Anthony et al.

March 25, 2013 7:28 am

Top work Anthony and the team, well deserved 🙂

Jeff B.
March 25, 2013 7:33 am

Richly deserved. Saving humanity from charlatans that would enslave us all.

William Wilson
March 25, 2013 7:39 am

“That puts WUWT in the hall of fame for the science category, and we cannot be in that contest again.”
I think this means you have passed the peer review process.

Steamboat Jon
March 25, 2013 7:50 am

Well done and congratulations!

Milwaukee Bob
March 25, 2013 8:03 am

Brings a tear to my eye… Congrats Doc!
And the same to all here that contribute so much positive thought.
Today the bloggsphere, tomorrow enough minds to end this madness.
But then what will you do? 🙂

Chris R.
March 25, 2013 8:05 am

Congratulations to Anthony, guest contributors, and most especially to the moderator team!
[Thanks, we do it because it is an honor and a privilege to do so. The articles are always enlightening and thought provoking and the commentators bring a certain vitality, speed and immediacy to all that goes on here. It is the comments , that flow past like a river, that we see first and across all topics that I thoroughly enjoy. Surprisingly, considering the wide range of skill,culture, experience and temperament, that we see here there are very few comments requiring snips or caution.
Our host is to thank for allowing his character to shape WUWT into the phenomenon it is today. It is Anthony’s steady hand and vision that guides us and, like our moderating, he guides with a light and deft touch.
Keep the comments coming people, we are up to the task and we all love the life you bring to the site, and thanks for the ups Chris . . . mod]

March 25, 2013 8:09 am

This is a great achievement Anthony. I couldn’t help noting that even on the Guardian site covering this http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/climate-sceptics-capture-bloggies-science there are a number of rational contributors who see the benefit of WUWT.
Yes I know that the normal cabal of insane know-nothings were also strutting about using words they clearly don’t understand over there but they do stand out as very foolish fops.
More power to your elbow.

March 25, 2013 8:09 am

Congratulations on the wins — from the long-defunk “Bad Science Times”.

Frederick Davies
March 25, 2013 8:10 am

Congratulations on a well deserved win!

Mike Haseler
March 25, 2013 8:39 am

Well done.
Work up this morning to the usual lies from the BBC stating that we sceptics believe “do not believe CO2 causes warming” (or similar words).
As a result I wrote the article: “Bomb the BBC like the IRA?”
In the US, you may not think twice about these “thoughts”… but in the UK, and particularly in Scotland, the police use the anti-terrorist act to suppress any kind of behaviour they don’t like. E.g. even taking a photograph in a public space has resulted in people being arrested under the UK’s draconian anti-terrorism laws … and someone once heckled a politician at a party conference and was deemed a terrorist.
So keep up the good work!

Colin Gartner
March 25, 2013 8:58 am

Congratulations to Anthony, the mods, guest posters, and others who contribute to this marvelous site. I’m a lay person, so much goes over my head, but I never cease to find the topics generally fascinating. I visit this blog pretty much daily, and it is the only blog I follow regularly. Well done, and keep up the great work!

Paul Marko
March 25, 2013 8:58 am

Congratulations. Thank you for providing a prominent source for an upgrade to a continuing education.

March 25, 2013 9:14 am

Just turned on my computer. Absolutely brilliant news and really well deserved. Congratulations and thank you again for all your work Anthony and various contributors. I’m so pleased at this news! I feel like dancing around the room! Well done to Jo Nova and James Delingpole too.

March 25, 2013 9:52 am

Fantasic effort—Congrats!
(The only reason they will not let you compete next time is they know you would win again!)
Keep doing what you’re doing….

March 25, 2013 10:31 am

Congratulations. This is a site for sore eyes, (and minds.) If it were not for this site and a few others, I think I’d lose faith in mankind.

March 25, 2013 10:34 am

You earned the big trophy this time.

Mike McMillan
March 25, 2013 11:09 am


Luther Bl't
March 25, 2013 11:10 am

Congratulations, Anthony! Many thanks to yourself, your colleagues, contributors and commentators.

Leo Geiger
March 25, 2013 11:24 am

“Best” in the case of the Bloggies means the site that can muster the most internet votes. WUWT has clearly demonstrated that capability. Whether the content presented by any of the Bloggies winners is accurate or their readers are being the best informed is another matter entirely, quite outside the scope of The WebBlog awards. Popularity and quality are not the same thing.
Enjoy all the prestige this award confers…

Barbara Skolaut
March 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Congrats, Anthony!
I also voted for all the other winners you listed. (Stick with me, baby…. ;-p )
Guess this means you’re the “Weblog of the Millennium.” 😀

Barbara Skolaut
March 25, 2013 12:08 pm

“Chris G says:
March 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm
There is an awful lot of backslapping going on for being designated the McDonald’s of fine foods. Wow, enjoy your echo chamber.”
Want some cheese to go with that whiiiinnnne while you wait for your whaaaaaaaambulance?

Michael Schaefer
March 25, 2013 12:35 pm

One man – one vote – one winner: The truth.
Congrats to everyone involved – and to all the other winners against “The Cause”!

March 25, 2013 1:03 pm

This is a truly well deserved victory that will well and truly irritate Gore, Hansen et al. How sweet is that?! Congratulations to all at WUWT!!:]

March 25, 2013 1:18 pm

Congratulations! A truly well-deserved honor.

Gunga Din
March 25, 2013 2:02 pm

Whether you had won or not you and The Mod Squad (past and present) earned it.

March 25, 2013 2:50 pm

Congratulations Anthony, you have created a blog with an ethos which has struck a chord with the hitherto voiceless majority. You and your invaluable moderators have created a blog where dissent, argued sensibly, is not only tolerated but is actively encouraged. Discussions abound, opinions from all quarters are given for all to see and to comment upon. No other blog dealing with the topics listed in your heading banner comes anywhere near.
The eclectic mix of postings means a lot to the followers of your blog: we can read of wild South Sea adventures (thanks Willis) and of changes in solar activity discussed in terms almost out-with the reach of the untutored. It’s a mix which ‘hits the spot’.
Thank you everyone involved in the continuation of this excellent blog. Your award is greatly deserved.

March 25, 2013 3:19 pm

Stephen Brown @ 2:50pm:
Nicely put…I agree with every word.

Reed Coray
March 25, 2013 3:48 pm

Congratulations–a well earned award.

Old Ranga from Oz
March 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes!

March 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Congratulations! A well deserved trophy for the best blog of the web. Thanks for all your time and relentless effort! Victory is near!

March 25, 2013 6:01 pm

Hearty Congratulations Anthony!
The general public may not realize the significance but my assessment of these awards is that they far exceed the merits of a Nobel Prize, which are given out for far less achievement.

March 25, 2013 6:09 pm

As a skeptic I don’t often agree with anyone on anything but on this, I agree with the crowd here. Congratulations, thrice over!

John Andrews
March 25, 2013 9:16 pm

My small contribution sent as thanks for what you do. Clearly, you do it well. I’ll have to do this more often.

March 26, 2013 8:44 am

The WUWT achievement as an independent open science focused forum is once again given public recognition. Congratulations to all involved.
I like to think of Anthony’s place as a white hot fiery crucible where all thoughts are reduced to their key primary concepts and fundamental premises, with no residue of bias remaining. The forums of Athens during the Golden Era of Ancient Greece live again at Anthony’s forum.

Tim Clark
March 26, 2013 9:53 am

Now who will i vote for next year?

March 26, 2013 4:10 pm

What was that about some AGW blogger was saying about WUWT not having lots of twitter followers and therefore not really a good blog?

Mario Lento
March 26, 2013 10:13 pm

Congratulations on 1000,000 posts and a trifecta of weblog awards!

Gail Combs
March 27, 2013 4:11 pm

Seems like the first few cautious steps in the start of a climb down but that last step can be a doozy!

Brian H
March 29, 2013 2:52 am

And graduated from Best Science Blog to Weblog of the Year. . The next trifecta coming up.

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