WUWT recently passed the 150 million counter mark as seen of the right sidebar.
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
The world’s most viewed site on global warming goes from strength to strength, and its audience grows with it. Let me be the first to congratulate Anthony and his team on 150 million hits. No one on the other side of the case even comes close. It’s no longer cool to be warmist, and they know it.
The differences between WUWT and sites such as these are interesting.
- It puts more emphasis on hard-headed assessments of what has happened than on the fanciful predictions of what might happen that are their mainstay.
- It discusses the science and economics of the climate debate, accessibly but in depth. They don’t do much science; and, when they do, their prejudices are so quaveringly intense that they distort it.
- It does not take sides. It displays a genuine interest in all sides of the debate, and allows them space. They don’t do that.
- It does not, as they do, sullenly refuse to post every comment that is critical of it. It allows both sides to be fairly heard.
- It is tolerant of all but the most persistent and malicious trolls.
- It is transparently, persistently, meticulously honest. Mistakes are admitted and corrected swiftly.
- It is up to date. It posts more items daily than some of them post in a month.
- It is on topic. Occasional departures are allowed, when something catches Anthony’s ever-interested eye, or when Willis is in story-telling mode, but otherwise you know what you are going to get.
- It isn’t subsidized. They have taxpayers’ money thrown at them to flog the long-dead horse of global warming. It gets by, but it does not reward Anthony at even a tenth the rate he deserves.
- It is beautifully polished. Running any blog is hard work. Running a seriously good blog is even harder than running a restaurant. You have to be there just about every day. You have to keep the content and the quality up.
Above all, it is a cracking good read. Long may it and its genial host flourish. On to a billion hits. Justin Dribbler, eat your heart out.
[Note: This is an unsolicited praise by Monckton, and while I appreciate the sentiments expressed, I can still do better in many areas and I will strive to do so. Monckton writes: “It displays a genuine interest in all sides of the debate, and allows them space.” That’s true, I’ll allow guest submissions that are on-topic, within site policy, and courteous, even if they may be on the opposite side of the prevailing thinking here. – Anthony]