Some assistance requested from WUWT readers

As some people may or may not know, I am a full member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in good standing. The 2014 AGU Fall Meeting is coming up in just over a week, and I hope to attend so that I can cover what is being presented in the world of climate science, while keeping tabs on the antics of people like Michael Mann, Peter Gleick, and some of the other players. Last year when I attended, I produced several reports and videos, plus many, many, live Twitter entries that kept tabs on the politics and the science. This year I hope to do the same.

There’s only one problem. It is VERY expensive to attend.

Add a hotel for 5 days at the typical $150-250 per night rate in SFO, plus incidentals, parking, etc. and the cost to attend easily tops $2000.

While many attendees get the taxpayers (via their Universities) or their NGO’s via donors to pay for such things, WUWT has no such resources, and despite the claims common from detractors, we are still waiting for that ‘big oil check’ to arrive. I’ll drive down to save money rather than take a plane.

So, like I did last year, I thought I’d ask the readership if they can help out so that there will be somebody at AGU to report on climate science that can do so from the skeptic side. It is very important that at least one climate skeptic reporter attend. Otherwise, the media coverage will be completely one-sided. AGU approved my media pass, so now I’m set to attend.

This year, I’m happy to report that AGU management has anticipated my attendance, and they have been pro-active with providing assistance equipment for my hearing impairment. Thanks to Joan Burhman of AGU for her gracious assistance. I expect it will be easier for me this year.

Thanks for your consideration, and most of all thanks for reading WUWT.

Donations toward this effort will be gratefully accepted: here

THANKS TO EVERYONE! – The goal has been met, and exceeded. I’m truly humbled by the show of support. I look forward to reporting from AGU this year. – Anthony

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Jim Braiden
December 5, 2014 5:59 am

$50 ON WAY

Reply to  Jim Braiden
December 5, 2014 6:45 am

Donating monthly.
Take care, stay with us. For us.

Bloke down the pub
December 5, 2014 6:00 am

And those costs are before buying carbon offsets to cover the air miles.

Reply to  Bloke down the pub
December 5, 2014 8:03 am


Ian W
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
December 5, 2014 9:04 am

Whyever would anyone do that – the fuel consumption per revenue passenger mile of modern aircraft like Airbus-320 or Boeing 737 is significantly better than 100mpg and they don’t need a road or railway to be maintained between the departure and destination. Safer and less fuel burn than a Prius.

Reply to  Ian W
December 5, 2014 9:31 am

I would rather see Anthony fly, so he has a much better chance of getting there and back safely, and a Airhead Huffandpuff once said , the plane is going there anyway.

Chris Riley
Reply to  Ian W
December 5, 2014 9:35 am

Perhaps because the excess CO2 produced by the automobile option will help to feed the desperately poor. Avogadro’s number is very large. Some of the carbon emitted from Anthony’s tailpipe will find its way into every rice bowl in the third world within a year.

Reply to  Ian W
December 6, 2014 3:29 am

From Chico to San Francisco it’s less than 200 miles. You’d have to charter a crop duster. They’re ain’t no airline route. Probably no bus line either.
But if we elect Jerry Brown for a seventh term eventually he’ll get around to building a choo choo train.

adrian smits
Reply to  Ian W
December 8, 2014 10:08 am

I think He was talking about the cost.

Reply to  Bloke down the pub
December 5, 2014 10:07 am

I wonder how many of the Team will fly? I wonder how many of the Team have installed solar panels like our host on WUWT? Just wondering.

Reply to  Jimbo
December 6, 2014 12:47 pm

I’m sure “Big Oil” is chartering private jets for the team, because they’d really love it if the team can get everybody to be eco-friendly, so they can shift their post-peak oil production into high profit boutique petro-cheemicals and away from low-profit comodities like gasoline, diesel and jet-A.

Jeff B.
December 5, 2014 6:12 am

Glad to see reason and real science being lead by facts instead or politics and being funded by thousands of everyday citizens. When we work together we are much greater than even the big billionaire Progressives who are trying to use climate to advance socialism. My donation is in. Godspeed Anthony.

Pedro, the CPA Guy
December 5, 2014 6:23 am

My donation is on its way … but beware. I drive a rather thirsty SUV, so my donation will most assuredly be attributed to “Big Oil”.
Sock it to `em with truth, Anthony.

Scottish Sceptic
December 5, 2014 6:25 am

Sorry, still waiting for the pay cheque from Big Oil – even small oil – damned it just parafin or cooking oil.

Reply to  Scottish Sceptic
December 5, 2014 9:01 am

Big Oil? How old fashioned. All my very generous funding comes from Big Frack.

December 5, 2014 6:25 am

Dear Dr. Watts
I wish I could help you Dr. Watts, but I might be invited to a climate change conference myself in summer at my own expense as well at twice the amount.
I hope others can help you out.

Curious George
Reply to  Paul Pierett
December 5, 2014 10:25 am

I will.

Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 6:25 am

Doesn’t work from outside US

Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 6:39 am

Hi Gary, I managed to donate from the UK, you may need a Paypal account though.

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 8:15 am

Paypal does.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 8:33 am

I sent from Canada by Paypal

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 10:02 am

I tried Paypal it but got on a merrygoround. I had forgotten my password. I put in my email and it advised I didn’t have an account with this email and suggested I list up to 3 emails it might have been under. I listed two, and it couldn’t find it. I decided to go and register. When I put my email in it told me I already had an account under the first email I had used. When I then sought my password, it didn’t recognize my email again. Why can’t these people simply wipe out the stuff you have and let you start over. You can see I’m probably not much of a e-shopper.
[Reply: You can also use a credit card on the same page. ~mod]

Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 3:56 pm

I have had the (still am) problems it drives me crazy. I have tried to tell people time and again exactly what you said, wipe the site clean and let me start over. No answers.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 6, 2014 9:22 am

Yeah mods, I tried the visa too, but it only has state and zip for US and it rejects my attempt

Dr K.A. Rodgers
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 5, 2014 8:26 pm

Works from New Zealand.

John Boles
December 5, 2014 6:27 am

Do you have a PO box I can mail a check to? I do not use pay pal.

F. Ross
Reply to  John Boles
December 5, 2014 10:44 am
Steve Oregon
December 5, 2014 6:34 am


December 5, 2014 6:38 am

Hi Anthony, managed to donate $10.00 from UK

Eyal Porat
December 5, 2014 6:40 am

(And does work outside US)

Joe Brown
December 5, 2014 6:46 am

Done – Thanks for your work – and the education you provide.

David Harrington
December 5, 2014 6:53 am

Done, have a great trip

Joe Z
December 5, 2014 6:53 am

I’m in for the pure entertainment value alone that will come of it. Best of luck with the new ears.

December 5, 2014 6:57 am

I gave. Seriously, I hope you get 5K more than you need!

mark wagner
December 5, 2014 6:59 am


December 5, 2014 7:03 am

I still get income from Big Oil. Actually rather small oil, and the $100 I sent is 25% of this months royalty. At least it will make honest people of your critics. Go forth and bring honest science with you.

Frank S
December 5, 2014 7:05 am

Done, Godspeed and keep up the great work!

Nick in Vancouver
December 5, 2014 7:14 am

Thanks for all your hard work and best wishes for 2015

Keith A. Nonemaker
December 5, 2014 7:17 am

I am severely vision impaired, so I know something of the difficulty of coping with such challenges. I’m happy to be able to help.

Saint Nick ,The Netherlands
December 5, 2014 7:18 am

Done, 50 $ , keep up the good work !

Insufficiently Sensitive
December 5, 2014 7:22 am

Bon voyage, will relish your reports.

December 5, 2014 7:25 am

Done. Thank you so much.

John Loop
December 5, 2014 7:36 am

Done, wish I could give more…

December 5, 2014 7:38 am

Happy to help. Hope there will be enough for a beer or two also.

M Courtney
December 5, 2014 7:38 am

About 33 quid donated from here in Blighty.
This is my main form of entertainment by time- I ought to chip in occasionally.

Steve Oak
December 5, 2014 7:39 am

Modest contribution made to support the effort. 🙂
Keep up the good work!

Trygve Eklund
December 5, 2014 7:39 am

USD 50 on the way from Norway – and I enjoyed listening to you and our shaking of hands in Las Vegas in July.

John Whitman
December 5, 2014 7:41 am

I just donated a little for your SF adventure to AGU this month.
I enjoyed seeing you at the Fall AGU meeting in SF last year, but it is unlikely that I will attend this year even though I will be in SF at the time of this year’s AGU meeting.
Keep circumspect in dealing with some of the less-than-civil climate change activists at the Fall AGU meeting. Calm, cool & circumspect.

December 5, 2014 7:50 am

Made my contribution with many thanks for your hard and successful work.

December 5, 2014 7:56 am
Tony McGough
December 5, 2014 8:03 am

Best of British luck! (And a few dollars).

December 5, 2014 8:05 am


December 5, 2014 8:08 am

Done. Thanks for all your excellent work on this subject, and the entertainment. I look forward to your AGU reports.

Frederick Davies
December 5, 2014 8:13 am

Dear Mr Watts,
$50 on the way. Keep up the good work.

Stephen Richards
December 5, 2014 8:14 am

Not sure if my $50 was sent by paypal. I’ll check again later.

December 5, 2014 8:17 am


December 5, 2014 8:21 am

In for $50. And thanks for all that have done.

December 5, 2014 8:23 am

Donation made.

Werner Brozek
December 5, 2014 8:25 am


December 5, 2014 8:31 am

$50 USD on the way via paypal. I love it you’re the last person the “team” wants to see.

Sam Hall
December 5, 2014 8:31 am

Done, have a great trip

December 5, 2014 8:33 am

Long time lurker. $50. Thanks so much for all you do!

December 5, 2014 8:46 am

I’m in.

James Allison
December 5, 2014 8:49 am


timothy sorenson
December 5, 2014 8:51 am


Jimmy Haigh.
December 5, 2014 9:02 am

Go get ’em Anthony.

December 5, 2014 9:07 am

Donation sent. Have a great time in the City By The Bay Anthony.

Tom Norkunas
December 5, 2014 9:07 am


December 5, 2014 9:11 am

Contributed, with pleasure – and ongoing gratitude for all your efforts!

December 5, 2014 9:22 am

Done. Glad to support you. Paul

ralph selman
December 5, 2014 9:26 am


Bengt Abelsson
December 5, 2014 9:28 am

A small contribution from Sweden – keep the good works up!

Joseph Murphy
December 5, 2014 9:31 am

Have fun!

December 5, 2014 9:36 am

So on one hand you have all of those climate alarmists attending this meeting in San Francisco. On the other, you have all of those empty prison cells not far away on Alcatraz Island. Hmmmm……..
Just a thought.

Village Idiot
December 5, 2014 9:46 am

Expression ‘Sceptic Gravy Train’ inexplicably springs to mind

Reply to  Village Idiot
December 5, 2014 10:33 am

I know I shouldn’t revel in another’s pain, but it’s all in good fun here.

Reply to  Village Idiot
December 5, 2014 10:51 am

Willingly given, as opposed to money lifted straight out of pockets.

Richard G
December 5, 2014 9:47 am

Funding sent. Enjoy the trip.

December 5, 2014 9:47 am

I’m not far from the BART. It takes about 45 mins to get into the city from my station. I’ve got a spare bedroom and bath. I can put you up for free. Depending on my work schedule, you may have to figure out to get to the BART station on your own (it’s about 1.5 miles from my house), but a taxi is about $12. That’s a significant savings over a hotel.
I think you can see my email address attached to this post. Contact me that way if you’re interested.

Richard G
December 5, 2014 9:52 am

I suppose if you consider $10-$50 amounts from individual contributors a “Gravy Train”, me, not so much. I would consider large grants from the government a gravy train though.

L Leeman
December 5, 2014 9:58 am

CD. don’t be thinkin’ or talkin’ about those kind of thoughts. The Great and Powerful David Ozsuki was demanding just such a thing for politicians that don’t follow the Holy Writ just a couple of years ago. He was inciting university students at McGlll University in Montreal to do anything they could to make it come about. It truly scares me how much traction he was getting amongst his young audience. Indoctrination works.

December 5, 2014 10:04 am

Done, via Paypal

Michael 2
December 5, 2014 10:05 am

Another coming your way. Great work.

Steve (Paris)
December 5, 2014 10:07 am


Peter Miller
December 5, 2014 10:08 am

Pleased to help.

December 5, 2014 10:08 am

Just sent a little, via paypal via mobile phone, on the road abroad. With thanks,

December 5, 2014 10:11 am

Done. Enjoy the trip and conference.

Larry Wagner
December 5, 2014 10:29 am

Done via Paypal. Looking forward to your reports!

Mike Singleton
December 5, 2014 10:30 am

Gave you a few northern pesos aka loonies

Mike Singleton
December 5, 2014 10:34 am

Should have mentioned the funds are sourced from my nasty big oil pension, now you can tell the ecotards that you have received funding from big oil.

December 5, 2014 10:37 am

Sent in what we could.
Both are still unemployed thanks to Obamanomics and Leftists no longer needing science research and design or environmentalists. Hoping for change. Many thanks to you!

December 5, 2014 10:40 am

Done! Continue your great work!

December 5, 2014 10:54 am

USD$50 from my Zoo on the way. They said they’d forgo a few treats for a good cause and we need as many honest men and women there as we can get.
Thanks for your hard work.

Vic w
December 5, 2014 11:02 am

$50 sent . Thanks so much for keeping up the quest for truth

Scott R
December 5, 2014 11:06 am

$50 in memory of the scientific method.

Steamboat McGoo
December 5, 2014 11:19 am

$100 moments ago. This site is priceless.

December 5, 2014 11:31 am

Done! Thank you Anthony!

December 5, 2014 11:41 am

Go get ’em, cobber.

December 5, 2014 11:45 am

Done: looking forward to reading your feedback after the conference.. 🙂

December 5, 2014 11:48 am
December 5, 2014 11:58 am


December 5, 2014 12:01 pm

Done, greetings from Finland & have a great trip!

December 5, 2014 12:03 pm

Been visiting for years and glad to donate for the trip.

December 5, 2014 12:26 pm


December 5, 2014 12:39 pm

I’m mostly a lurker, but just sent you $50.

December 5, 2014 12:51 pm

Just hit the tip jar. Small contribution compared the great value of this site.

December 5, 2014 1:22 pm

Another wee donation. My dad ( now part-demented at age 96), cared enough to complain to his bosses that that the (1950’s weathership) data weren’t good enough. He was probably right.

Bernard Lodge
December 5, 2014 1:40 pm

$50 on its way. It’s ok to use the mini-bar!

Danny V
December 5, 2014 1:48 pm

Done, and hopefully you get more than $2,000 – buy a T shirt or something ; )
On a side note some of our Canada provincial gov’t reps are in Chile at the climate conference saying Canada feds are not doing enough on climate change. 2 of the 4 are what we call have-not provinces (Ontario and Quebec) which continually demand more money from the feds. “Have nots” get money from fed wealth redistribution, sourced from the “have” provinces.
Ontario went from a “have” to “have not” province under Liberal rule the past 10 years.
You can’t make this sh!t up.

Nigel in Toronto
December 5, 2014 1:49 pm

Happy to help Anthony! Please use the donations for anything to keep this site up and running!

December 5, 2014 2:06 pm

Funds flung. Have a great trip.

December 5, 2014 2:13 pm

I just spent 4 hours driving over to Maine – beautiful trip btw – and I listened to Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy from Commonwealth Club of California for an hour – all about Fracking and no end of Carbon. He’s a physicist from MIT and seems to know his economics, marches to the administration’s tune, but I have to wonder how he can hold down what he must know about IR effects and near saturation of lower atmospheric CO2. Carbon, Carbon, Crap.
Then I heard the wonderful news that Congress is extending tax credits for renewables and when I return to Vermont, I’m going to have to fight the ridiculous wind turbine fiasco all over again.
Its Friday – have one on me or go to dinner in Chinatown on your adventure.
Thanks for the site. I learn a lot here and it may help me keep my sanity.

December 5, 2014 2:20 pm

Go keep them honest Anthony! With your returned hearing this year, you should enjoy the meeting.

Gunga Din
Reply to  ATheoK
December 5, 2014 3:16 pm

With your returned hearing this year, you should enjoy the meeting.

Well, enjoy the “hearing” but maybe not what he hears?
All the best.

Transport by Zeppelin
December 5, 2014 3:12 pm

I’ve donated.
And you know What?
I feel good
I knew that I would now
I feel good, I knew that I would now
So good, so good
I got you
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice
cause I got you
When I hold you in my arms
I know that I can do no wrong
When I hold you in my arms
My love won’t do you no harm
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice
cause I got you
When I hold you in my arms
I know that I can’t do no wrong
When I hold you in my arms
My love can’t do me no harm
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice
I got you
I feel good
I knew that I would now
I feel good, I knew that I would
So good, so good
I got you
So good, so good
but I got you
So good, so good
that I got you

December 5, 2014 3:17 pm

Happy to help you fight the good fight. I wish it could be more.

December 5, 2014 3:19 pm

I put a little jingle in the jar as well.

December 5, 2014 3:22 pm

I recall someone from Ford that drove to DC and refused a bailout….
You both have my vote!

December 5, 2014 3:47 pm

Done. And, I hope there is enough sent to cover an after hours gathering like at last year’s conference. You, and all who may join you, certainly deserve it. Thanks for all you do.

Adrian Krueger
December 5, 2014 3:52 pm

Done. And please keep up the good work together with the other contributors!!

Tom in Texas
December 5, 2014 4:25 pm

Done. Glad I could help.

December 5, 2014 4:26 pm

A small donation sent. But Anthony, maybe you should also set your sights a bit higher and start planning for the IUGG conference in Prague

December 5, 2014 5:52 pm

I put a check in the mail for 50

Joe Veazey
December 5, 2014 5:52 pm

Done. Keep ’em honest with your presence!

December 5, 2014 5:54 pm

$30 on the way

December 5, 2014 5:55 pm

Just tossed $200 in your kitty. Gladly. I would have done more, if I could. Hope you have an incredible time, and open more than a few eyes.
Thanks for everything you do.

Jim Ramsey
December 5, 2014 5:57 pm

Hope you pass your goal and can enjoy a drink on your supporters. Have a safe trip.

Kevin P.
December 5, 2014 6:14 pm

I’ll be glad to donate if you will accept Bitcoin donations. They can be converted into USD on a nightly basis:

December 5, 2014 6:16 pm

$50 donated. You are an invaluable resource in the fight against the stupidity of the masses and venality of the political an media classes.

December 5, 2014 6:19 pm

50USD on the way from Oz!

December 5, 2014 6:31 pm

Done. Hope you will accept money from the far left side of the political spectrum as well as the right.

December 5, 2014 6:40 pm


old construction worker
December 5, 2014 6:40 pm

Done, have fun. By the way, are you going offer 2015 calendars?

December 5, 2014 6:43 pm

Funds Flunged.
But dude, ask some tougher questions this year 😉

December 5, 2014 6:49 pm

Appreciate you taking up the lead on what must be a thankless task at times. Enough for a beer sent.

John Andrews
December 5, 2014 7:11 pm

Here is a little bit of my General Atomic pension (Big Nuc). Enjoy the trip.

December 5, 2014 7:25 pm


December 5, 2014 7:27 pm

This WUWT post may experience an “Instalanche” …

December 5, 2014 7:48 pm

I have a small list of charities I plan to give to before year end, but this donation here today will certainly have more affect with the least amount of investment than any on my list. It is a privilege to be a part of this. Have a GREAT trip Anthony!

December 5, 2014 8:01 pm

Done … with gratitude for all you do and best wishes.

December 5, 2014 8:47 pm

PM me next year Anthony. I have tons of miles.

Joe Prins
December 5, 2014 9:17 pm

Done. Please enjoy your stay. And if possible take the “ex-fiancé”. (Love that phrase)

December 5, 2014 10:57 pm

Added humble alms to the pot. Wish I could donate more. Thanks for your hard work.

Brian H
December 5, 2014 11:19 pm

Done. Fly. Reserve the Royal Suite. You’ll be buried in pelf.

Brian H
December 5, 2014 11:25 pm

About 160 here so far, avg. ~$50. Should help. 😉

December 5, 2014 11:33 pm

Anthony, you are a National Asset. Gladly sent a donation. Give em hell!

December 5, 2014 11:35 pm

Anthony, you are a National Treasure. Gladly sent a donation. Give em hell!

James Bull
December 5, 2014 11:55 pm

Thank you for all the hard work you put in, what I have added seems such a small return but I know it will all add up and you will be put it to good use unlike the large gifts of our money given to the rest by those that govern.
James Bull

December 6, 2014 12:28 am

Wow. I was just about to send a check to Michael Mann when I read this.
Oh well. Better luck next time Mike!

Norman Hills
December 6, 2014 12:45 am

Few pennies on the way, looking forward to your report afterwards.

Brian H
December 6, 2014 12:48 am

Heilige Kr*p! Just came across your Hearing Recovery post!
Fabulous! Is the special setup for the conference now unnecessary??!??

Bob MacLean
December 6, 2014 12:57 am

Paypal is so easy. Senior citizen’s modest donation on its way. Good luck at the AGU.

Freddie Stoller
December 6, 2014 1:53 am

Some Swiss Francs on the way! Paypal works fine!

Mike Bromley the Kurd
December 6, 2014 2:57 am


December 6, 2014 3:08 am

Done with pleasure. Your great site has inspired me to counter our local Green party’s unsubstantiated prophecies of doom.

Michael Oxenham
December 6, 2014 3:15 am

Done. Hope you can fly. Your site will clearly be needed for years to come. Provides an endless source of education and debate from all over the world. FANTASTIC !

December 6, 2014 4:15 am

$50 in the bucket. Have a wonderful time at the AGU! For all of us, please thank the helpful people at AGU who are making your participation easier this time around.

December 6, 2014 4:27 am

Reblogged this on YouViewed/Editorial and commented:
Can you help a guy out ?

December 6, 2014 4:49 am

USD50 by Paypal on the way – have a safe trip and I’s sure we all look forward to your reports!

December 6, 2014 4:51 am

Happy to help. What’s the carbon footprint of my $50?

Mark McNeil
December 6, 2014 4:57 am

Make sure you buy an appropriate t shirt and post a picture. I would also like updates on your home solar project, last I saw was March 2013 (Did cost savings materialize? Any panel maintenance costs? Have panel outputs continued steady?) and your new hearing aid.

December 6, 2014 5:14 am


Roderic Fabian
December 6, 2014 5:36 am


old construction worker
December 6, 2014 5:41 am

Done. Are you going to publish and sell 2015 calendars?

P J Brennan
December 6, 2014 5:48 am

“full member in good standing”; isn’t this the same outfit that had Glieck as Ethics head guy? Is Glieck still a member in good standing? Be careful about the company you keep….Anyway, sincere thanks to a sincere man, I look forward to your dispatches.

ivor ward
December 6, 2014 6:10 am

I suppose my miserly contribution counts as funding from big oil as my pension is paid by Esso, Exxon. Petrobras, BP and DOW chemicals, each in part. Oh well I shall just have to self flagellate when I go to bed tonight to absolve me of my enviroguilt complex.

Steve from Rockwood
December 6, 2014 6:45 am

$200 USD and Merry Christmas to one of the best blogs out there.

December 6, 2014 7:50 am

I’m in courtesy of Texas big oil. Safe travels.

December 6, 2014 8:20 am

Pleased to help from UK towards your trip

December 6, 2014 8:31 am

There is in fact a train from Chico to Oakland or Emeryville, with buses that will take you within walking distance of the AGU. I have an AmTrak rewards card, so I would be willing to help with the ticket if you want to take the train. You can contact me using my name at gmail dot com
If you don’t want to take the train, let me know and I’ll send you a donation instead.

Brian H
Reply to  omegapaladin
December 6, 2014 10:23 am

He’ll be able to take a limo with his wife; I think the tally just on this site is >$10,000 so far! ☺☺☺

Village Idiot
Reply to  Brian H
December 6, 2014 11:11 am

Yep, I think the ‘ truly humbled’ Anthony has turned (another) profit. Hope it’s all declared to the IRS

Reply to  Village Idiot
December 6, 2014 8:32 pm

Don’t despair, idiot. All is not lost. A party of East German Stasi collaborators and other right thinking comrades outraged about other people’s profits has just just returned to power in the German state of Thuringia. They will make sure that nobody turns any profit and if someone does they will report it.

Village Idiot
Reply to  Brian H
December 9, 2014 6:01 am

Couldn’t find anything relating to your comments ‘right thinking comrades outraged about other people’s profits…… They will make sure that nobody turns any profit and if someone does they will report it’ in your link. You must be one of those who think democracy is good as long as your team wins.
I’ve nothing against anyone making an honest profit – for all I know Anthony Watts is a registered charity! If the good Villagers are happy to be exploited, fine by me. They can throw thier money away how they want. But I pay my own way instead of scrounging

Ethan Brand
December 6, 2014 9:02 am

$50 on the way. Thank you very much!

Brian H
Reply to  Anthony Watts
December 6, 2014 10:25 am

Hear, Hear!! 😉

December 6, 2014 10:36 am

The meeting expenses have been covered, so I went ahead and did a donation toward surface stations project – I believe the site/effort I encountered before “watts up” when I began my earnest investigation into this man-made global warming story nearly a decade ago.
I just filled up my six-cylinder. I have a monthly “zero” budget (all expenses get in a line, and anything not spent on line item goes into savings) and so I see the ebb and flow of gas prices on budget.
The price of a gallon of gas is so low, I have a bit extra in the “gas” envelope this month.
Big Oil is offering me a gallon of premium at about $2.50 rather than $3.50 or $4. I took them up on the offer. Hard to hate them when they help me live such a wonderful life of travel and comfort.
So, donation courtesy of Big Oil.

Christian Schrobsdorff
December 6, 2014 11:21 am

Just made a small donation of $20. I know you posted that your request had ended, but I do think you should not be forced to do it on a total bare-bones budget so I thought I would make a tiny addition nonetheless. Perhaps you can use it order a drink from a tiny, high-pitched female bartender – I’m sure you’ll understand her this year! 🙂

John Boles
December 6, 2014 1:03 pm

$100 on way in snail mail, from Michigan, a place that could use some warming, but hey I am going to Florida for January, woo-hoo!

December 6, 2014 2:38 pm

Anthony, if you don’t want the take a train, fly, or drive yourself, then drop me a line and I will travel across the country and give you a personal escort in my very old 4wd SUV. 😉

December 6, 2014 3:46 pm

Just got here after seeing the link from Glenn on Instapundit. Anthony, was going to send some cash your way, but all your awesome readers beat me to the punch. Thrilled at the response and for what it’s worth from a stranger you’ve never met, kudos to all of you in this thread for your generosity and recognizing how important the work is that Anthony does.

December 6, 2014 3:48 pm

Anthony, I know you hit your goal but I sent an extra $20 your way. Use it for a few beers in the evening or turn a hamburger into steak for dinner. Or just use it for site costs, whatever works best.

Chip Javert
December 6, 2014 5:44 pm

I know you’ve already met the goal, but I wanted to jump on the band wagon, too.
Question: Could Sou (Sow, Miriam, whatever) raise money from her readers to attend a professional conference?

Cdt Jean Michel e.r.
December 7, 2014 2:43 am

Don de 20 USD via PayPal depuis la Belgique.
Merci pour tout ce que vous faites pour nous, les climato-sceptiques.

December 7, 2014 1:43 pm

Take your wife if she wants to put up with the conference.

December 7, 2014 5:04 pm

Hoping Dr. S., catches the Frisch presentation whilst he is at the AGU updating the sunspot count series..
“The 2015 Revision of the Sunspot Number”
Monday, December 15, 2014 09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Moscone West
“Charting the Interstellar Magnetic Field behind the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Ribbon (Invited)”
Monday, December 15, 2014 05:30 PM – 05:45 PM
Moscone West
Magnetic fields are a key component of the interstellar medium. Starlight polarized by aligned charged interstellar dust grains provided the first evidence of a magnetic field in the solar galactic environment. The IBEX Ribbon of energetic neutral atoms traces the interstellar magnetic field draping over the heliosphere. Magnetic fields thread nearby interstellar clouds, which include both partially-ionized low-density gas, as well as dense gas. Rudimentary maps of the interstellar magnetic field direction in the solar vicinity, based on polarized starlight, show that multiple field directions are found locally. The dominant local magnetic structure has a direction matching that of the magnetic field traced by the IBEX Ribbon. This magnetic structure, and the kinematics of nearby interstellar gas, suggest that the Loop I superbubble extends to the solar vicinity. A separate magnetic filament with intriguing properties has been identified. The structure of the magnetic field within 40 pc is related to the distribution and kinematics of local clouds that are observed through the absorption lines they form in stellar spectra.
(my bold)
Also, Planck sees some coherent Galactic Magnetic Field structures and is likening them to the Parker Spiral..

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