WUWT – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

2014_year_in_bloggingCrunchy numbers

About 2,500,000 people visit MoMA in New York every year. This blog was viewed about 44,000,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at MoMA, it would take about 18 years for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was September 16th with 344,980 views. The most popular post that day was Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home.

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 2,108 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 12,368 posts.

Longest Streak

1 January – 31 December

Best Day

with 350 posts total

How did they find you?

Where did they come from?

2014_year_map237 countries in all!

Most visitors came from The United States. U.K. & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2014 was A big (goose) step backwards

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  • 1 Jimbo 3429 comments
  • 2 richardscourtney 2768 comments
  • 3 Greg Goodman 2432 comments
  • 4 milodonharlani 2335 comments
  • 5 lsvalgaard 1951 comments

See you in 2015 !


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December 31, 2014 12:32 am

Congratulations Anthony – and thanks.

December 31, 2014 12:35 am

Leif doesn’t show up in a lot of post, but when he does he goes to town on them.

Reply to  schitzree
December 31, 2014 11:37 am

Lief is going to have to try harder, if he wants to beat out Jimbo.

Reply to  Tom Trevor
December 31, 2014 4:57 pm

Well, yes, but then again Leif has to run his “Search” function twice for every reply, since half the time he needs Leif and the other 1/3 of the time the writer has used Lief. The rest have misspelled Svalgaard.

Richards in Vancouver
Reply to  Tom Trevor
January 1, 2015 2:37 am

Actually, 97% get his name wrong.

December 31, 2014 12:52 am

You see numbers like that, I really feel the tide is turning on this issue. In a few years the alarmists will be a totally powerless laughing stock.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 31, 2014 11:47 am

Well, I do hope so. I just fear that won’t happen as there is nothing funny in climate change in either direction.

Reply to  Hugh
December 31, 2014 3:26 pm

Join us in optimism, Hugh, that our progeny will have the vision to discern fact from spin and the resourcefulness to adapt and proliferate as the cycles of global change occur.
In the ensuing terrestrial solar orbit- carpe diem

Mike Singleton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 31, 2014 5:58 pm

Politicians and spin doctors have demonstrably underestimated the intelligence of the Mr. and Mrs. (your name here) of the world.
I believe that 2015 will be a watershed year for the “Global Warming” meme. I’m an optimist with a full glass. Low oil prices will underpin significant global economic growth and wash away the foundations of sand underlying the, rotten to the core, money grabbing alarmist scam weasels.
All the best for 2015 to all.

Brian H
Reply to  Eric Worrall
January 6, 2015 11:48 am

Eric, some of your submissions and posts have been invaluable to me. I’m a long-time (~2002) sceptic who also admires the achievements and products of Elon Musk. At the teslamotors.com website (mission, “make compelling EVs that people want to buy”), I was almost solo opposing The Narrative warmist bias of the EV buyers there (Musk and the company do not make many pronouncements on the subject, though the Precautionary Principle is part of the b/g rationale for ‘cutting CO2 emissions’ — Musk refers to this as opposing the “dangerous experiment with the atmosphere’ when he does speak of it) since about 2007. More recently, others have supported the sceptic position, though mostly for political reasons.
IMO both his car, and SpaceX (mission, “make the human species interplanetary”) rockets (which undercut pricing by the majors and Russians etc. to LEO and GTO by at least half, and are currently testing re-usable launchers which are intended to further cut the cost/lb to orbit by at least 2 orders of magnitude) are marvels of engineering — significantly superior to SLS and Orion, e.g., and the car judged by Motor Trend and Consumers’ Report as “the best ever”. If you decide to weigh in there, please get informed; although they are lib and green to the gills, there are many articulate and intelligent and successful professionals and entrepreneurs there, and I and others keep the climate and related disputes to a couple of ‘on-topic’ threads . I’ve been vociferous enough to be banned from viewing Musk’s Tweets, unfortunately, but there aren’t enough hours in the day or lifetime to follow everything! (Also banned from Real Science, which I regret, for persistently labelling Oliver Manuel, “Iron Sun” and Stalin’s Conspiracy pusher, as a Thread Bomber for repetitious OT soliloquies on the site, one of the few that hasn’t blocked him as WUWT has. )
I have not generally attempted to take on all comers with link-battles, just make assertions contrary to the massive group-think on climate, but I do often, with attribution, copy your essays there, because of their compact cogency!
I can rarely follow up the firehose of comment notification emails any longer, so apologies in advance if responses here go unanswered (which was why I missed the warnings to stop bugging O.M. on Real Science!!) for a long time, or completely.

December 31, 2014 12:57 am

Jimbo old chap,
You really really should put all your efforts into a readable format and put it out there for sale.
I’d buy it the day it comes out mate…….
I suspect I’m not alone.

david smith
Reply to  jones
January 1, 2015 11:01 am

Me too.
I’ve said on more than one occasion that Jimbo’s goldmine of a database of that calls the alarmists to account would make a valuable resource if it was collected into one document.

December 31, 2014 1:13 am

What about some stats on us ‘lurkers’? I might get a ranking then!

Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 10:07 am

So would I

William Astley
December 31, 2014 1:14 am

All call out for Leif. It appears the solar large scale magnetic field has been interrupted. Why is the solar northern large scale magnetic field flat lining? The solar southern hemisphere is roughly 1 year behind the solar northern hemisphere.
(P.S. We are going to experience the cooling phase of a Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle. I predict planetary cooling will ‘change’ the climate change discussions.)
Greenland ice temperature, last 11,000 years determined from ice core analysis, Richard Alley’s paper. William: As this paper shows there the Greenland Ice data shows that have been 9 warming and cooling periods in the last 11,000 years.

>Davis and Taylor: “Does the current global warming signal reflect a natural cycle” quoted </blockquote
William: Yes. Observational evidence to support that assertion is the start of planetary cooling.
In reply to Leif: See above solar large scale magnetic field data.

lsvalgaard says:
October 21, 2013 at 11:44 am
William Astley says:
October 21, 2013 at 9:14 am
there are cycles of warming and cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula and of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a periodicity of 1500 years and 400 years.
No, there are no such cycles.
There has been a sudden slow down in the solar magnetic cycle.
Not ‘sudden’. Gently over the past three cycles and no worse than a hundred years ago, and a hundred years before that.

Reply to  William Astley
December 31, 2014 4:40 am

Your graph of the ‘last 11,000 years’ leaves off the most recent 160!

Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 10:08 am

So what? Over the past 160 years global T has risen by only 0.7ºC. Hardly unusual, and certainly not worth worrying about.

David Socrates
Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 10:22 am

The temperature on the top of the Greenland ice sheet has risen a lot more than 0.7ºC.

Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 11:09 am

Yes, those of us up to speed on the subject know that the temperature (T) rises or falls the most at night, and in winter, and in the higher latitudes. Greenland is at a high latitude. As your link says: The annual whole ice sheet 1919–32 warming trend is 33% greater in magnitude than the 1994–2007 warming.
But the subject is global warming, and global T has risen only a paltry 0.7ºC, over a century and a half! That is nothing. We should be very happy that global temperatures have remained so flat for so long.
Even during out current Holocene, global T has fluctuated a lot more at most times [I count at least twenty “hockey sticks” in that chart].
It is amazing that the entire global warming scare still exists, at the end of a long period of exceptionally mild, beneficial, and unchanging temperatures. The Big Lie method of propaganda is the only way I can explain it, because the real world completely contradicts the scare.

David Socrates
Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 11:12 am

Global T does not fall at night.
Because only half of the earth is subject to night, the other half is experiencing daylight.

David Socrates
Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 11:25 am

PS….your chart doesn’t show global temperatures, it shows what the top of the Greenland ice sheet experienced.

Reply to  Phil.
December 31, 2014 11:56 pm

David Socrates December 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

Global T does not fall at night.
Because only half of the earth is subject to night, the other half is experiencing daylight.

David, that was a sidetrack of yourself.
‘Global’ nighttime temp is predicted rise more than daytime temp. ‘Global’ has a special, spatially and temporally sliced meaning in here.
This is something people don’t get. When nights become warmer and winters less freezing at high latitudes, that is almost clearly something which is positive for people. At the same time, summer daytime highs move a little, which means we’re not going to boil.
Problems, like huge methane leaks from seabed, are more speculative, or they are downsides of a double edged swords. This does not mean I’m not scared, it is rather that the real downsides are still unrevealed.

Reply to  Phil.
January 1, 2015 12:01 am

Happy New Year for All!

Reply to  William Astley
December 31, 2014 6:57 am

William The Figure you post is really the key data set in climate forecasting – raising as it does the question of where we are relative to the millennial solar cycle. This Fig is from Humlum . (http://www.climate4you.com/) -(See Humlum’s overview section)
I include this Fig (Fig 5 ) in my cooling forecasts at
and also include there Humlum’s comments which also answer Phils question.
Here is what Humlum says and my addition.
“The present interglacial is about 2oC colder than the previous interglacial, even though the atmospheric CO2 concentration now is about 100 ppm higher.
The GISP2 record ends around 1854, and the two graphs therefore ends here. There has since been an temperature increase to about the same level as during the Medieval Warm Period and to about 395 ppm for CO2. … Clearly Central Greenland temperature changes are not identical to global temperature changes. However, they do tend to reflect global temperature changes with a decadal-scale delay (Box et al. 2009), with the notable exception of the Antarctic region and adjoining parts of the Southern Hemisphere, which is more or less in opposite phase (Chylek et al. 2010) for variations shorter than ice-age cycles (Alley 2003). This is the background for the very approximate global temperature scale at the right hand side of the upper panel. Please also note that the temperature record ends in 1854 AD, and for that reason is not showing the post Little Ice Age temperature increase. In the younger part of the GISP2 temperature reconstruction the time resolution is around 10 years. Any comparison with measured temperatures should therefore be made done using averages over periods of similar lengths.
During especially the last 4000 years the Greenland record is dominated by a trend towards gradually lower temperatures, presumably indicating the early stages of the coming ice age (Fig.3). In addition to this overall temperature decline, the development has also been characterized by a number of temperature peaks, with about 950-1000 year intervals. It may even be speculated if the present warm period fits into this overall scheme of natural variations? ”
I would assert here that the current warm period does indeed reflect a peak in the natural quasi-millennial temperature variation seen in Fig 5, and that temperature and climate trends from AD 2000 – 3000 are likely to more or less repeat the trends from AD 1000 – 2000. I would argue that knowing more precisely the timing of the peak in the current quasi-millennial solar cycle is the key to forecasting climate trends over the next several decades and the next several hundred years.
I would hope that in 2015 there will be much more discussion of this natural cycle approach to forecasting here at WUWT,

Reply to  Dr Norman Page
December 31, 2014 9:48 am

I would hope that in 2015 there will be much more discussion of this natural cycle approach to forecasting here at WUWT,
I would like to see more as well. Modern science is of the opinion that chaotic systems cannot be successfully predicted. Yet the ocean tides are chaotic and we successfully predict them with great accuracy.
However, we cannot predict the tides from first principles, using the forcing and feedback method in climate models. Thus, this suggests there is a means to predict climate, but the current approach favored by climate models will not succeed.

Reply to  Dr Norman Page
December 31, 2014 10:28 am

Ferdberple Exactly

michael hart
Reply to  Dr Norman Page
December 31, 2014 4:48 pm

That may need some new people, not just new approaches.

Reply to  Dr Norman Page
January 1, 2015 12:53 pm

ferdberple said: “Yet the ocean tides are chaotic and we successfully predict them with great accuracy.”
In what way are ocean tides chaotic? Yes, they can be predicted with great accuracy, years in advance. If it wasn’t for weather disturbances, they would be even better. And once the perturbations of big storms and tsunamis have gone away, the predictions go back to where they were before. Tides and currents in basins were even modeled before computers.
“However, we cannot predict the tides from first principles, using the forcing and feedback method in climate models.” The forcings are well known. Are there any feedbacks? The problem with predicting tides from first principles is not the forcings, but rather the way the land masses affect the propagation of the waves of the the tides. Tsunami prediction programs deal with this, but tide prediction programs do not need to go to that bother, since predicting the future of these time series from past observations works very well.

Reply to  Dr Norman Page
January 1, 2015 4:20 pm

ferdberple says:
Yet the ocean tides are chaotic and we successfully predict them with great accuracy.
and Dr Norman Page chimes in
Ferdberple Exactly
And both are completely wrong. There is nothing chaotic about tides. The harmonic decompositions that describes tides and tidal currents had been known for over 100 years which is why we are able to predict them with very high degree of accuracy. That we can not predict them by using climate models only means that tides have absolutely nothing to do with climate.

Reply to  Dr Norman Page
January 2, 2015 7:27 am

Udar – my exactly comment referred to the statements “Thus, this suggests there is a means to predict climate, but the current approach favored by climate models will not succeed.” and “I would hope that in 2015 there will be much more discussion of this natural cycle approach to forecasting here at WUWT”
I certainly do not think the climate system is chaotic. quite the opposite. My forecasts are based on recurring quasi-periodicities – some of which can be seen in the geologic record more than 400 million years ago.

Baa Humbug
December 31, 2014 1:19 am

Well done Anthony mods and guest posters. The big numbers are well deserved.
Now if only you’d get with the progressive program of ‘inclusiveness’, you might get a few hits from Iran and Syria. /sarc

Bubba Cow
December 31, 2014 1:21 am

May the truth emerge in 2015.

Nigel S
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 31, 2014 2:17 am

Amen to that but I fear it will take a bit longer.
‘Say not the struggle naught availeth,
The labour and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not, nor faileth,
And as things have been they remain.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
It may be, in yon smoke conceal’d,
Your comrades chase e’en now the fliers,
And, but for you, possess the field.
For while the tired waves, vainly breaking,
Seem here no painful inch to gain,
Far back, through creeks and inlets making,
Comes silent, flooding in, the main.
And not by eastern windows only,
When daylight comes, comes in the light;
In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly!
But westward, look, the land is bright!’
A Happy New Year to all.

Reply to  Nigel S
December 31, 2014 7:52 am

Nigel you quote
“Far back, through creeks and inlets making,
Comes silent, flooding in, the main. ”
The tide of us few Natural Cyclists is indeed beginning to flood in – we need to be less silent than heretofore however as in the Astley post and my comment above.

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Nigel S
December 31, 2014 9:16 pm

The poet was Arthur Hugh Clough 1819-1861

Reply to  Nigel S
January 1, 2015 1:30 pm

Have any of you read ‘Monster Clough’ – a novel by Peter Ferguson?
Auto (who has).

December 31, 2014 1:21 am

Let’s see … at 44,000,000 annual views divided by 365 days equals an average of over 120,000 views per day.
The content doesn’t particularly attract the less informed. Anthony Watts and WUWT have the attention of many.

Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 4:56 am

That would suggest that despite the valiant efforts of Leif and Richard Courtney, that the overwhelming majority of viewers are lurkers.
Do we have any stats as to how many individuals actully participate in a year? 2000? 20000?
How could we involve more people?

Reply to  Tonyb
December 31, 2014 5:08 am

Quality not quantity.

Reply to  Tonyb
December 31, 2014 8:36 am

The content/context of the posts and associated comments would suggest an attraction of the more educated in the physical sciences. Not much to attract the less knowledgeable. That is in itself a great tribute to WUWT.

Reply to  Tonyb
December 31, 2014 9:52 am

Tonyb – I am one of the lurkers who rarely speaks out. I have a couple reasons for that: 1. though I thoroughly enjoy science, my training is in an area of social science.
2. This blog already has too many commenters who contribute very little to the debate. People of my ability tend to lower the tone of the discussion.
I follow WUWT at least twice every day – and also check out 7 or 8 other science blogs as well. What do I do with all the info? I write letters to newspaper editors, and frequently shove my weight around on Yahoo News comments.

Reply to  Tonyb
December 31, 2014 12:11 pm

Bubba Cow ,
Thank you for bringing the attention of my omission of the ‘natural sciences’ to my above comment.

Bubba Cow
Reply to  Tonyb
December 31, 2014 7:08 pm

No problem – but thanks for saying so. Happy New Year to you.
A little OT, but except for the folks I recognize here, I don’t know who anyone is. I’m very grateful to them and for our hosts. I am grateful for participants’ knowledge and passion and decency.
I only found this place recently in my relatively desperate effort to assure my sanity regarding all the bogus pseudoscience and blatant marketing. Since I retired about a decade ago, I’ve been traveling (It’s a wonderful world) and not paying attention to climate fiction. When I returned I was literally assailed by the info mess.
The mess did not ring with my studies in biology and engineering and so I began questing to learn what and maybe why.
Now I understand – which is a beginning. Spreading that understanding comes next and at WUWT, here we are. Finally, I hope, comes change.
Tomorrow, as a New Year’s present, I will be emailing a link to WUWT to every one of my contacts (and I have probably 2 dozen different gmail accounts (ironic thanks to Google). I have been doing web apps for many non-profits and I have a lot of contacts – including Bill M – although not hoping for much there.
Spread the truth – see you in he next year!

Reply to  Tonyb
January 1, 2015 5:02 am

I’m more of a ‘lurker’ than a poster. I come here to learn….and boy do I learn! I left any connection with science behind when I left grammar school in the ’60s so I have very little to contribute.
I’m sure there are thousands of us out there who value WUWT greatly but are part of the ‘Great Uncounted’
I struggle to understand many things but I persevere..

Bubba Cow
Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 9:07 am

and “natural sciences” emphasis on SCIENCES
I’ve emailed the link to WUWT to everyone I know in Nigeria, which is slightly bluish above. They only have electricity when they come by our compound or wander into Abuja, but then they look . . .

December 31, 2014 1:33 am

I would just like to end the year by saying well done for the improvements that have been made to this site … and let’s pray for Senator James Inhofe, and the task that lies ahead of him in 2015. I think everyone would know to what I am referring.

jim murphy
Reply to  Mervyn
December 31, 2014 5:21 am

Senator Inhofe could help things a lot by being more precise in his choice of words. Saying things like climate change is a hoax makes him look like he is unreasonable and anti science. Instead he could simply say climate has always changed and there is no good evidence that human C02 emissions are causing dangerous warming.

Reply to  jim murphy
December 31, 2014 7:52 pm

…. or, instead of fkin around with niceties, he could just get rid of useless people, as happens every day in the private sector.
They can say he’s unreasonable and anti-science, except they won’t be getting paid for it.

George McFly......I'm your density
December 31, 2014 1:42 am

Fantastic work Anthony. Keep the interesting articles coming and best wishes for the New Year from Oz

Steve R
December 31, 2014 1:58 am

What is MoMA?

Reply to  Steve R
December 31, 2014 2:05 am

MoMA | Museum of Modern Art

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)
Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 3:54 am

Not to be confused, of course, with MoMo 😉

mike restin
Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 11:40 am

Or MoJo

Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 6:01 pm

Or JLo.
Who is not JLaw. Nor JMoore. Or JLess.

Reply to  eyesonu
December 31, 2014 6:48 pm

Remember mumu’s?
(Now I’ve contributed one climate-useless comment to WUWT.)

Reply to  eyesonu
January 1, 2015 10:19 pm

I had to check out what a mumu was. ROFLMAO

December 31, 2014 2:08 am

2nd most frequent commenter: richardscourtney 2768 comments – in 2014? I don’t believe it.
A) Certain commenters are not listed who really should be. Maybe because they have moderator or author rights or perhaps just a WordPress mistake. (Janice Moore, mpainter for example).
B) richardscourtney barely commented throughout late Summer and Autumn due to illness. Have his comments been counted along with all the other Courtneys as one?
C) How much time do I need to spend on this website in order to make the top 5, anyway?
Of course it is quality not quantity that truly matters. rgbatduke is always worth reading but his pearls are few. Special credit then to Jimbo who’s library and recall is exemplary.

Janice Moore
Reply to  MCourtney
December 31, 2014 9:44 am

Thank you, M. Courtney. How thoughtful of you to remember and how kind of you to mention me. While we disagree on socialism, we are, even so, allies for Truth. And do be assured that your comments are of the best quality.
And, a song to celebrate this wonderful site… #(:))
Dedicated to An-thony Watts and to ALL of you wonderful WUWT scientists and commenters (esp. that one-man army, Jimbo) and moderators and Ric Werme (our own IT guy!) (of course, you, Stan Stendera!)
The War for Truth will continue until the End, but, YOU HAVE WON the War of AGW. Whether fighting up in the troposphere or out in the vast Antarctic or high in the Alps or taking a bold stand in Death Valley, dear warriors for truth, you have won every battle. It has not been easy and we must remain ever vigilant. Power mad trolls and greedy green goblins still lurk on the frontier, and always will, their beady eyes eagerly watching for a chance to use their tinhorn, rattle-trap, machinations, to strike opportunistically. This site and those like it will ALWAYS be needed.
But, for today, let’s just raise our glasses to An-thony, et. al. and give a hearty
Hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hurrah!
Hip, hip, hurrah!
“Bridge Over the River Kwai” — (youtube video)

The AGWers still make a lot of noise, but, their heat and smoke is not proof of any real danger…, lol, the AGW train has been derailed — permanently.
In the end….


Reply to  MCourtney
December 31, 2014 10:29 am

rgbatduke is my favorite commenter. Succinct, accurate, clear, educated.

Reg Nelson
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
December 31, 2014 2:46 pm

Agreed, rgbatduke is an incredible scientist, intelligent, incredibly knowledgeable, and, what is rare in this debate, unaffected by the politics that inevitably rear their ugly head on this issue. A true voice of reason — what science once was and hopefully return to being.

December 31, 2014 2:19 am

The Louvre is tops at 9.3million visits. British Museum at 6.7million. MOMA 6.2million.
According to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2597013/The-10-best-museums-world-includes-three-London-hotspots.html

Greg Holmes
December 31, 2014 2:28 am

Hot damn, that makes me feel soooooooooooooo goooooooooooood. I am a Brit here in UK and GWPF are doing their bit here. Truth will out.

December 31, 2014 2:51 am

impressive numbers, anthony.
happy new year to you and your family and all the WUWT crowd.

December 31, 2014 3:30 am

Well deserved Congratulations & sincere thanks to Anthony, mods & people contributing comments.
Here’s to a saner 2015.

John Of Cloverdale WA, Australia
December 31, 2014 3:36 am

Well done Anthony. Happy New Year to all and keep up the good fight of fact over fiction.

Bloke down the pub
December 31, 2014 3:38 am

These were your 5 most active commenters:
Well if you’d said it was a competition…

Reply to  Bloke down the pub
December 31, 2014 2:34 pm

I know.. Right! lol

December 31, 2014 3:48 am

What one post got the most comments?

Reply to  markstoval
December 31, 2014 5:47 am

It says above:
USA to the rescue! US Coast Guard Ice breaker asked to assist Antarctic rescue vessels trapped in ice due to #spiritofmawson fiasco 447 comments January 2014

Reply to  Ric Werme
December 31, 2014 5:53 am

Oops – that was the most viewed. It also says:
Your most commented on post in 2014 was A big (goose) step backwards
That had 1,192 comments. I remember it – it broke my script that updates my Guide to WUWT – the comma didn’t get handled in the string to integer conversion routine so I had to add another step to get rid of that.
That should make it the most commented on post of all time here.

Reply to  Ric Werme
December 31, 2014 6:06 am

I’m wrong about the most commented of all time, too. That remains the initial Climategate post with 1616. I guess the old theme didn’t use commas in the comment counts. Here are the posts with a thousand or more comments. My count might be off by a few, I stop scanning a post after two weeks.
Sorry about the wide field and not including URLs.

mysql> select dt, comments, title from post where comments >= 1000 order by comments desc;
| dt         | comments | title                                                                                              |
| 2009-11-19 |     1616 | Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released             |
| 2011-11-22 |     1259 | Climategate 2.0  emails – They’re real and they’re spectacular!                  |
| 2010-08-30 |     1225 | New paper makes a hockey sticky wicket of Mann et al 98/99/08                                      |
| 2014-11-27 |     1192 | A big (goose) step backwards                                                                       |
| 2012-01-13 |     1184 | A Matter of Some Gravity                                                                           |
| 2013-10-09 |     1183 | Dr. Roy Spencer’s Ill Considered Comments on Citizen Science                                 |
| 2012-07-29 |     1085 | New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial                                |
| 2009-12-19 |     1061 | Obama returns from the Copenhagen global warming conference                                        |
| 2013-03-13 |     1056 | Climategate 3.0 has occurred – the password has been released                                |
| 2011-12-29 |     1023 | Unified Climate Theory May Confuse Cause and Effect                                                |
| 2014-06-23 |     1018 | Maunder and Dalton Sunspot Minima                                                                  |
| 2013-12-30 |     1011 | The Antarctic ‘research’ fiasco – ‘would you, could you, in a boat’? |
December 31, 2014 4:24 am

Anthony, congratulations on a great site, a great year, and hoping you have an even better 2015.

December 31, 2014 4:40 am

What makes WUWT so appealing is that it has science wonk depth and is accessible at the same time. It serves a wide audience and does it well.
And here comes another year of climate change, which is a good thing because if climate did not change it would probably (97% confidence) mean the end of time and all existence.
Happy New Year! to WUWT and all it’s readers!

Will Nelson
Reply to  Alx
December 31, 2014 12:42 pm

Similar to alternative to growing older…

Reply to  Alx
December 31, 2014 7:15 pm

Or we take the cheap way out and wake up from a dream, if the writers are lazy. Or the Matrix exposes those little tears in space and time. Or this is the dream within a dream within a dream of inception.
Thanks Anthony, for keeping reality in check.
Eventually, the Progressives will lose as it is a flawed philosophy. They can’t make the earth behave as they want it to.
And eventually, people will come to their senses and learn the truth of their existence.
Happy New Year, let the adventure begin.

Rick K
December 31, 2014 5:15 am

I love WUWT and it’s good to see I’m not alone!
Thanks to all for making WUWT THE site to go to for increasing cranial extent.
Special thanks to you, Anthony, and your family. This IS a special place to learn and laugh.
You speak for many, Anthony, and that is seen in the popularity of WattsUpWithThat.
Now… start throwing that weight around!

December 31, 2014 5:36 am

Why compare ebullient and clearheaded readers of WUWT with jaded and effete modern art moochers?

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Alexander Feht
December 31, 2014 6:08 am

…says Alexander in his best Spiro Agnew voice.

Reply to  Alexander Feht
December 31, 2014 10:33 am

I like your comments, Mr. Feht. Pithy!

December 31, 2014 6:08 am

So, if one makes 0.04% of the posts on WUWT,
will that affect the overall warmth of the blog?

Reply to  JohnWho
December 31, 2014 10:09 am

Nope, too many. You need to make 3% of 0.04% of the posts on the blog or 0.0012% before catastrophe strikes.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  nielszoo
December 31, 2014 12:03 pm

What would that be in ppm?

Reply to  nielszoo
December 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Mike, do you mean Perspectives Per Month?

Reply to  nielszoo
December 31, 2014 4:23 pm

posts per millennia? We won’t know until our 1st class tickets to Paris updated grant comes in for a new supercomputer and another rewrite of the sophisticated GCdS (Global Climate Denial Simulator) model. That’s our group’s current IPCC approved model that shows (within our best practiced and peer reviewed margin of error) that this site should get an average 6.5 views per post, per day and 2 comments per posting. This is based on USHCN cleaning up the WordPress data in accordance with acceptable climate data and measurement practices. We should be showing a nominal correlation with forward predictions falling around negative 10 views per post as well as a negative visitation rate out to 2030. Additional funding may be necessary to fully explain how a site goes negative, but CO2 dissolved in newly acidified Antarctic meltwater shows promise as the agent, and will be tested against another suite of models once we get our research vessel unstuck from the ice (again.)</sarc>

December 31, 2014 6:43 am

Bet Jimbo’s integrity, immense knowledge and modesty means he’ll sit back quietly and won’t add a single comment to this thread. Keep up the skeptic obsession Jimbo. Your regular contributions with links to archives and references is invaluable. A role model to our belief in seeking the truth.
Happy New Year all.

December 31, 2014 6:45 am

Congrats Anthony on another year of dogged diligence. All The best from Narrogin, Western Australia.

December 31, 2014 7:02 am

How do I compare this happy finding of 44 million views to that other happy finding from all those polls that hardly anyone finds global warming of interest anymore?

Brian H
Reply to  theorichel
January 7, 2015 8:28 am

Of interest, or worth urgent and ruinous and futile and contra-productive “action” by TPTB? Which is what Warmism is promoting as continuously and loudly as it can, to keep the arterial tap open?

December 31, 2014 7:19 am

Those of us with a non New York centric view of the world had to look up MoMA. It doesn’t just roll off the tip of the tongue. In any event Congratulations Anthony for your never ending success. It is, of course, always helpful to be right which you are also successful at.

December 31, 2014 7:26 am

Happy New Year Anthony Willis and all who sail in her and with you of course.
Is it a Hockey Stick graph of views since the sites inception or a steep parabolic curve 🙂
New Years resolution Be Nice

December 31, 2014 7:38 am

Happy New Year Watts et alia

Alan Robertson
December 31, 2014 7:43 am

My understanding of many issues has been enhanced by the content of this blog.
Thank you.

Reply to  Alan Robertson
December 31, 2014 8:25 am

I will second that. I have learned more thermodynamics here than in college.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Alan Robertson
December 31, 2014 12:29 pm

I’ll third that.
(Thermo was one of the few college courses that I’ve actually found useful.)

Sun Spot
December 31, 2014 7:49 am

Concratulations WUWT , I suspect the lurkers that visit WUWT are closet skeptics trapped in the political correct cAGW “MSM” and other political institutions. They come to this site to be informed and not get caught in warmist silliness.
Great work negating the “cAGW” fear narrative in all its forms.

December 31, 2014 7:57 am

Congratulations Anthony and all bloggers! The truth will out.
How’s SkS doing, I wonder?

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Carbon500
December 31, 2014 8:10 am


December 31, 2014 7:59 am

Thanks, Anthony and WUWT crew!
Congratulations, and a happy 2015!

December 31, 2014 8:10 am

Happy New Year to all you skeptics, deniers, warmists, CAGW proponents, 97%’ers, Petition Project signers, trolls, maroons, climate change scientists, physicists, IPCC’ers, laypeople, politicians, lurkers, dropouts, posters, and all others who contribute to WUWT. May the truth win out and be obvious to you all eventually.
Thanks so much Anthony, may this new year be even better for you and yours.

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
December 31, 2014 9:04 pm

Meanwhile, wise Snowy Owls are migrating further south “as their more recent habitats become too cold and barren to maintain their usual food supply” (my words). (The words of the post are that it puzzles scientists!)
Snowy Owl Invasion Puzzles Scientists, Dazzles Enthusiasts:

Reply to  noaaprogrammer
December 31, 2014 9:31 pm

They did that last year too. Oh, that story is from last year. I wonder if they’ll be back this year.

Richards in Vancouver
Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
January 1, 2015 3:06 am

Yes to all of that, but also to the most talented and dedicated mods I have ever seen on any site. Cheers to you guys, and they don’t even have to be really loud cheers, either. Anthony can hear us now, and that’s some of the best news for the year now gone.

December 31, 2014 8:16 am

Thanks for another great year Anthony. Do you have any indication that there is anyone in the Obama administration , the EPA , the NASA gang or the MSM who is regularly paying attention to what goes on here?.
You have provided a terrific bulwark against the CAGW propagandists – the world will owe you a great vote of thanks when their house of cards finally collapses. ( About 2020 I would estimate)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Dr Norman Page
December 31, 2014 10:00 am

Let’s hope so, Dr. Page. Let us hope they are reading with comprehension. Most, sadly, have by now hearts too hard to pump enough oxygen to their brains to allow their understanding to be illuminated, but, there may be one or two…… reading here……
perhaps — right — now……
keep on questioning. THINK!
And walk away.
You still can, you know. It is never too late to turn your back on the l1es and walk out the door into the joyful light of the truth.
In honor of Dr. Murry Salby who, in the backwater where he was shoved, “started to think…” —
Clip from movie “The Truman Show” (youtube video)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 31, 2014 10:08 am

Some of you…..
have been l1ed to since you were born. Eighteen years ago.
You can still think.
Do it.

Claude Harvey
December 31, 2014 9:00 am

This site is a miraculous demonstration of democracy in action. The “miraculous” part is that the feeble-minded have not driven off serious scientific intellects. Congratulations for that marvelous mix where “truth will out” goes to Anthony’s vision and perseverance as well as his dedicated moderators.

December 31, 2014 9:04 am

Just thought I’d get my final post in before 2014 closes – Happy New Year to the WUWT Team and all your readers, especially the many contributors!

John F. Hultquist
December 31, 2014 9:05 am

I’ve noted articles elsewhere with hundreds, some with thousands, of comments. Many of those are of the type “right mate” or “your an idiot” {spelled as I have just done}. These seem to be on posts that appear just once or twice a week and a person will make a many comments and add nothing of value. Cheapness by the dozen.
The active commenters on WUWT, and most others, do add value. I learn every day. Thanks to all of them.
While I do not have scientific contributions to make, I do usually try to be helpful by answering questions, providing links, sometimes a bit of humor, and a few criticisms.
I thank A.W. and WUWT for this opportunity.

Janice Moore
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
December 31, 2014 10:19 am

… and you ARE helpful, John H. Hultquist. Very. Were it not for the congenial atmosphere created by the worthwhile contributions of such generous-spirited, thoughtful, and admirably succinct, commenters such as you, the atmosphere of WUWT would become brutally toxic (and have FAR fewer readers).

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 31, 2014 10:20 am


December 31, 2014 9:47 am

As a newcomer here I find common cordiality a and brotherhood of truth-seekers. My gratitude goes out to the whole group as I keep learning from this blog.
Thank you Anthony for creating this association of 21st century critical thinkers.

December 31, 2014 9:50 am

Happy New Year to everyone at WUWT. Enjoy your evening and don’t put any rotten ice in your drinks. 😉

December 31, 2014 10:25 am

Anthony does it right: plenty of new articles posted every day. Whenever I click on WUWT I know I will find something new and interesting.
Glad to see all of Anthony’s supporters here. It would have been nice to see a few of our Warmist friends chime in. Licking their wounds, maybe? If so, my condolences. It’s tough trying to debate without good supporting evidence.
Also, it should be mentioned that there have been well over one million reader comments, in only eight years! That metric is hard to argue with.
With so many comments under every article, the truth gets sifted from fiction pretty quickly. Both commenters and lurkers get a feel for what is credible, and what’s not. And as always, Planet Earth is the final arbiter.

Margaret Smith
Reply to  dbstealey
December 31, 2014 3:58 pm

dbstealey on December 31, 2014 at 10:2
“With so many comments under every article, the truth gets sifted from fiction pretty quickly. Both commenters and lurkers get a feel for what is credible, and what’s not.”
Happy New Year!

Paul 767
December 31, 2014 10:26 am

Another lurker wishing all a Happy New Year!

Joe Civis
December 31, 2014 10:28 am

Keep up the great work An_thony and WUWT contributors and commenters. Happy New Year, may it be happy healthy and prosperous!
Joe Civis

December 31, 2014 10:40 am

This is the one site I visit every day. Why? It’s elementary, Watts-san: WUWT is the very best. Many thanks!

Reply to  jorgekafkazar
January 1, 2015 1:24 pm

me too !

December 31, 2014 10:41 am

Well, there does exist quite a few people who are incapable of original thought, normally these sort of people get brainwashed by the latest lefty agenda salesmen because that way it doesn’t involve actual thinking. I am happy to have discovered this blog, although it’s a bit difficult to follow the maths. I am grateful that there is a forum for sensible examination of this ecological stuff.
best for the 2015

December 31, 2014 10:51 am

Who attempted to post under the most false IP addy’s.
Who had the most post in moderation.
How many post never made it out of moderation.
How could we get Al Gore to post here and use facts?

Reply to  fobdangerclose
December 31, 2014 11:58 am

First 3 questions could probably be determined, but that last one is darned near impossible.

Reply to  fobdangerclose
December 31, 2014 8:46 pm

Anthony could host some faux AGW summit and invite Al Gore and then… oh, right, we’re about the truth here.

Reply to  fobdangerclose
January 1, 2015 5:28 am

“Who had the most post in moderation?”
That would be interesting to find out.
I suspect it would be someone who comments on the politics more than the science and who isn’t from the USA. That person would trip up the alerts regularly.

December 31, 2014 10:56 am

Many congratulations to Anthony, the moderators and contributors to this website. I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015. My other wish is that this AGW scam gets blown out of the water ASAP!

DD More
December 31, 2014 11:05 am

Your listing of ‘237 countries in all!’ sent me on a search, as IIRC most country stats are closer to 200.
Found this.
249 Country Codes in ISO 3166-1
Many organizations use short two- or three-letter “country codes” to represent different countries or nationalities. Often, these codes are based on ISO 3166-1, a standard specification of codes published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These codes, like us for the United States, bz for Belize, and iq for Iraq (there’s also a separate set of three-letter codes) are perhaps most famously used for internet domain names, such as http://somewebsite.jp for websites based in Japan. Based on data from the U.N., they exclude some unrecognized or partially unrecognized states, but they include pretty much everything else imaginable, from independent countries, to dependent territories, to uninhabited island territories – there’s even a code for Antarctica!
U.N. Members: 193
U.N. Observer States: 2
States With Partial Recognition: 2
Inhabited Dependent Territories: 45
Uninhabited Territories: 6
Antarctica: 1
Total: 249
So who were the ‘dozen slackers?
Happy to hear you can now more clearly hear our thanks. Thanks also to the MOD’s on staff that have to check these many comments.

Will Nelson
Reply to  DD More
December 31, 2014 1:01 pm

I see a growth opportunity in the 6 uninhabited.

Reply to  DD More
December 31, 2014 7:13 pm

Bit disappointed that they don’t have a special category for UN Enemy States. (of which there are two)

Reply to  DirkH
December 31, 2014 8:50 pm

And don’t forget the little Trans Dniester Region that is not recognized by the UN.

Bubba Cow
December 31, 2014 11:06 am

Thanks Anthony and all . . .
Glad to be able to help you with AGU and please do not hesitate to ask when needed. I continue to learn a lot here.
Happy New Year
and let’s do Paris

December 31, 2014 11:08 am

Congratulations all and Happy New year to all.
For me WUWT has supplanted the science magazines I quit subscribing to in disgust.
Due to the interactive nature of this blog, the quality of comment and steady posting of thought provoking stuff, I spend too much time here.
My donations are my “subscription” to the best science magazine, I have found in this new world of publishing.If we each throw in at least the annual subscription costs to those now defunct or diss-informative paper magazines, WUWT might provide Mr Watts more freedom to bring us more interesting science.
As for the quality of comment, guilty to a growing sense of “Enough Already”.The UN and The CAGW meme is getting old and needs little further explanation for me, I am afraid these activists are guilty of inciting the mob to riot, over misunderstanding the stuff of life.
Politically there is a lag between proving a meme to be rubbish and the fading away of that meme.
We are living it.
Much as I would like to kick a few of the more egregious crybabies, I can see the mob thinning and can take a longer view, the smarter of the fools and bandits who have been riding along on this bandwagon are already running for cover, testing the water of “dialogue” with sceptics and or staying silent.
I predict that WUWT readers numbers will continue to grow in 2015 and hope all will assist Anthony in this increasing load.
For as the public awareness grows, there will be many new visitors and much repetition of the older posts.
Jimbo.. That book of references is going to be needed.

ian wylie
December 31, 2014 11:27 am

Wonderful site!! I visit every day. I rarely comment, but I feel compelled to add my 2 cents today. I love the detailed science and I particularly enjoy Viscount Monckton’s regular posts (most especially the Parrot Sketch commentary about the “death of climate science”).
The only entreaty that I would add from my perspective (that seems to be shared by many), is that the principal goal of those who abuse the “climate change” meme is to establish and consolidate political power with all its attendant advantages for them. Of course, that comes with significant or severe disadvantages for the rest of us. The principal advantage (but certainly not the only one!), is the use of taxpayer dollars (ours) to consolidate power and profit. SO, their goal is not to “win” the debate, which doesn’t matter that much to them. It is simply to place enough doubt in the minds of the taxpayers (and others who are being fleeced) so that their “policies” (tyranny) can continue. So unfortunately, our task is not only to “win the debate” about the science, but it is also to reverse the political control, taxation and favoritism that is so rampant today in the western world. That really means arresting the spread of “Statism” that is so endemic in the world. A difficult goal indeed!!
However, if anyone or anything can do it, WUWT can!!
Ian Wylie, Coquitlam BC

Richard Rounds
December 31, 2014 11:31 am

This is the best site climate related information- period. Thanks for all you do Anthony, and to your support team. I received my membership in OAS this morning. Everyone who visits this site should sign and help make it work. Happy New Year to all.

December 31, 2014 11:39 am

It is far more interesting than MOMA, and more artistic too.

Tom J
December 31, 2014 11:46 am

Hap – Hap – Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014 11:46 am

Congratulations Anthony, thank you so much for WUWT, and thank you to all the wonderful people who share their wisdom and news with the world every day on this site. Recent posts at WUWT by Steve Goddard made me look at the list of delegates who attended the recent COP 20 beanfest in Lima, Peru.
I was astonished to find that South Africa had no less than 80 official delegates at this 12 day talk-shop! Twelve days of meetings, plus travel time, plus some touring and shopping – beats working for a couple of weeks, doesn’t it?
WTF? From a country that has serious problems of poverty, unemployment and hunger?
For most of these jam-stealers, it was a free overseas holiday in Peru, paid for by South African taxpayers who are faced with rising energy costs and a burgeoning ‘green’ movement that has seen the local wind turbine population soar from seven to 400 in two years, with plenty more to come! And these same international tourists want to introduce a Carbon Tax here in 2016!
It is encouraging that your map shows South Africa in a somewhat bluish tint, which means that WUWT has readers in this part of the Dark Continent. I hope their numbers will grow strongly in 2015 and that they will make their voices heard to counter the state-sponsored scam that continues to foment climate alarmism in a country that can least afford to do so.
Happy New Year to the WUWT family. Especially to Willis – your posts make waves and shake minds. Please keep them coming!
Strength to all of you in 2015.
John Ledger

Reply to  john4150
December 31, 2014 8:07 pm

John, maybe those 80 delegates represented almost as many different ‘ethnic’ and language groups ?

Reply to  john4150
December 31, 2014 8:09 pm

Something else, John … the State needs the scam so it can harvest international aide to pay for the boondoggles.

December 31, 2014 11:54 am

Happy New year to all !

December 31, 2014 12:55 pm

Steven Goddard: New Years Resolutions For Climate Scientists

Reply to  pat
January 1, 2015 3:42 am

Very good link Pat. Although probably not the right time or place (on this thread anyway) for our faithful WUWT community to suggest more ‘New Year’s Resolutions for Climate Scientists’, I’d like to add one anyway.
#9. Remind the world of the total amount of Nitrogen, Oxygen & Argon in the atmosphere when compared to CO2. They have forgotten.

December 31, 2014 1:07 pm

Congratulations on another fine year. This site led me to many others I can waste time on and learn something. Still watching the web cam from the Austraian Icebreaker, parked near a big iceberg right now, thanks to the story of the stuck climate science cruise.

December 31, 2014 1:23 pm

Flying right into enemy territory, no radar evading tactics, taking the flak over the target.
Coming out of the missions relatively unscathed each time.
Makes you wonder if they are running out of ammunition ?

December 31, 2014 1:44 pm

Happy New Year to all.
May WUWT continue to shine a light on scientific integrity in the flocker’s field of CAGW/CC/CD.
Instead of another flock feast in Paris, perhaps politicians could focus on achieving peace and prosperity around the world.

December 31, 2014 1:44 pm

Happy New Year All! 2015 is already a bleak and dark world from my corner of the world but I never count out the unknowns and unsuspected surprises. This site is one bright light. May it shine on. Thank you Anthony.

Bruce Cobb
December 31, 2014 2:24 pm

Here’s hoping Warmists finally wake up, smell the coffee, and get a clue. May Paris be as “successful” as Copenhagen, and Climate Realism continue to grow, all thanks in large part to WUWT.
Happy Snoo Year to all!

don penman
December 31, 2014 2:55 pm

happy new year to everyone at WUWT.

December 31, 2014 3:04 pm

A happy new year to all at wuwt with special personal regards to Anthony. Judith liked our postcard but who paid for the stamp?

Eamon Butler
December 31, 2014 3:12 pm

Happy New year to everyone here at WUWT. Many thanks to A-thny and all who make such fantastic contributions both in the main articles and the comments. As far as standards go, the bar has been set very high with this site. This is reflected by it’s popularity as we can see in those amazing stats.
I look forward to 2015. I think there will be some interesting breakthroughs as reality and truth are beginning to squeeze the Co2 out of CAGW like an embarrassing episode of flatulence.
Best wishes to you all.

Lil Fella from OZ
December 31, 2014 3:25 pm

There has been a lot of time and energy gone into confronting those who don’t hold to the practical truth. Keep going, ultimately the truth will prevail and be victorious.

Reg Nelson
December 31, 2014 3:26 pm

The promise of the internet was that the barriers of entry were low and that the truth would ultimately become widely available. The reality was that was that traditional media wanted to control the message, and more troubling was that the once honorable field of Science had similar misguided intentions.
This site is a beacon of light, where free, uncensored debate is not only accepted, but also encouraged. Try that on SKS, RealClimate, HuffPo or any of the other propaganda blogs.
Many thanks to Anthony, a man of integrity, a man of honor, a man of truth.
I hope that this site will continue beyond the Climate Fear shenanigans and be an open, and honest source of information.
Happy New Year Everyone!

December 31, 2014 3:39 pm

Thank you for being here & to all the 44 million visitors, please keep on coming back. Happy Near Year to everyone..
Al the best,

December 31, 2014 3:42 pm

Hearty congratulations to Anthony, the moderators, contributors and bloggers on this amazing website. The good ship CAGW is listing heavily to port and going down by the bow. The rats are attempting to launch the life-boats!

December 31, 2014 3:49 pm

Thank you. If I didn’t have this blog to read, I would think I was going nuts. I have lived most of my life in the tropics and sub tropics. I watched it warm and rainfall drop from the early 70’s to late nineties, and now I’m watching the rains come back while the temperature cools. This southern winter, I was using a heavy blanket at night in the tropics! Like I said, if I didn’t read your blog I would think something is wrong with me after reading the rubbish in the mainstream media.
If the true believers really believed, they would be taking up arms, demonstrating and calling to arms. Instead they buy waterfront houses and fly round the world preaching. Deep down the “consensus” do not believe in AGW either.

F. Ross
December 31, 2014 4:12 pm




Reply to  F. Ross
December 31, 2014 9:36 pm

Let’s see you do that with underlines!
Sorry, that’s a bit of an in joke from the Test page.
[So how come your underlines work with a html u, but no one else can do it? 8<) .mod ]

F. Ross
Reply to  Ric Werme
December 31, 2014 10:51 pm

Believe me, I tried – unsuccessfully as usual, of course.
Have you found the secret of underline consistency yet?

Reply to  Ric Werme
January 1, 2015 5:17 am

My current understanding (subject to change, but I recommend we give up) is that underline works for me in replies and <blockquote> when I am logged into my WordPress account. It doesn’t work for me in new comment threads or if I log in via FaceBook. I do have posting privileges here, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s part of the mix too. If anyone with a WP account and no privileges here would like to play, feel free to join the frustration on the test page.
Check out posts above and below http://wattsupwiththat.com/test/#comment-1823226
WordPress works in mysterious ways. Okay, fails in mysterious ways.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ric Werme
January 1, 2015 3:03 pm

Hi, Ric,
Thanks, so MUCH for all your wonderful, well-informed, tech support for WUWT.

You are the best!




just searched online for html tips and came up with …. nothin’.
Here is what I found in the “Support” for WordPress (here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
“We believe everyone deserves fantastic support for their WordPress.com blog. At the moment, our team of Happiness Engineers** is working through a backlog of support requests. For the time being, we currently limit the contact form to customers with paid upgrades.
How about it? Could An-thony delegate that task and get us an answer via his contact form?
Aside: {why don’t they hire more Happiness Engineers? another example of how taxes ultimately (and/or gov’t. regs, esp. re: gov’t. medicine) k1ll jobs}

Reply to  Ric Werme
January 1, 2015 3:15 pm

“Happiness Engineers”?
Define Happiness.
Sounds a bit Orwellian to me.

Reply to  Ric Werme
January 1, 2015 4:43 pm

Hi Janice,
WUWT uses WP’s free blog, so AW has little more clout than the rest of us.
As for the happiness engineers, they probably like a little more renumeration than the satisfaction that they spread happiness, so WP probably can’t hire more unless there’s an income stream more lucrative than the advertising here.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ric Werme
January 1, 2015 5:48 pm

Thanks, so much, Ric, for taking the time.
Well! How can we make an enhanced blog happen? What is the monthly fee? Could we get enough $$ pledged to do it? I THINK WE COULD!
That is, of course, up to Anthony.


(re: WordPress’ staffing woes… I see your point, Mr. Werme, and it is a good one, but…. even IF they adopted what would be in my opinion a more economically intelligent business model…. I still don’t think they could generate enough net to offset the cement-shoe effects of the Statist’s taxes and regs …. at least not at this time.)

December 31, 2014 5:02 pm

I tend to limit my reading to WUWT and JoNova with occasional excursions elsewhere as time is limited. I really appreciate them both and am most grateful to Anthony and Jo and their mods and contributors. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year.

December 31, 2014 5:48 pm

But we are still doomed. As Happy a New Year as you can get, under the circumstances.

December 31, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks Anthony and all for a very informative year, I usually lurk because I have only a little understanding of the scientific issues involved but this site explains much of the science in ways that I can understand. I’m a mainframe dinosaur programmer and the fact that most of the AGW scare is based on modelling means that the GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) factor is very high on my list of suspects!
Once again thanks to all and I wish you all the very best for the new year!
Cheers, Greg Everard

December 31, 2014 7:43 pm

This is letter I sent to The Australian in response to an article about fats and diet etc and how the conventional wisdom has caused more problems than it solved.
Nick Cater’s article “The big fat misinformation diet” December 30, 2014 puts me in mind of another orthodoxy where researchers questioning the prevailing view are cut off from grants, publications etc”. Bob Carter comes to mind.
Global Warming misinformation has been mostly created in silico. 111 of 114 computer models (GCMs) covering the last 20 years forecast trends of + 0.21C per decade which is 4 times the observed reality. (Fyfe et al ). This misinformation is what a great many climate related news releases, forecasts and scientific papers are based on, not reality.
Let’s hope it doesn’t take 60 years to come to our senses on this one.

Louis LeBlanc
Reply to  Robin.W.
December 31, 2014 8:43 pm

Not surprised, Anthony. Deeply felt thanks to you and all the serious (and funny) posters and commenters for providing my daily fix of truth, data and humor amidst the awful onslaught of “climate change crisis.” Onward and upward!

December 31, 2014 8:39 pm

Thanks Anthony a great 2015 to you and your family ( and the “family” on this site) from me as well a thanks and best wishes to Josh who lightens up our week every time.

Janice Moore
Reply to  asybot
December 31, 2014 10:11 pm

Hey, Sybot, your use of the powerful term “family” warmed my heart. I agree. Some of us are quiet and shy… others are bold, some are science-knowledgeable, others of us are just eager to learn. We have bossy moms and dads and fussy maiden aunts and crotchety bachelor uncles. And, LOL, we have some dysfunctional members… just like ANY normal family does, but we allies for truth of WUWT are, in a word:
Intro. to TV show “Wonder Years” (Joe Cocker “With a Little Help from My Friends”)
pub. on youtube


Reply to  Janice Moore
January 1, 2015 6:50 am

That might be your best post ever!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
January 1, 2015 7:38 am

Dear Eyes on YOU,
Your sis,

Eamon Butler
Reply to  Janice Moore
January 2, 2015 4:54 am

Brilliant. Happy New Year to you, Janice. I always enjoy your posts here, but this is wonderful.
I wish you all the very best for 2015. (That’s the whole year, not just a quarter past eight 😉

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
January 2, 2015 8:54 am

What a kind thing to say — thank you! Quarter past eight, cute ;).
And WAY TO GO, Mr. Butler, doing your part to fight the battle for truth about nuclear power which (as you well know) IS VERY SAFE. Those obnoxious Greens are hard to take (try to just flip the channel!), but, while this is not exactly a comfort, at least know that the main force behind such foolishness about nuclear power is not deeply held, widespread, pernicious, beliefs, held by an overwhelming army of “Organic-No Nukes” Cult devotees. The few true believers out there are fuddled into shouting and marching by cool-headed (likely the coal guys, heh) non-nuclear energy promoters.
Why is this a (relatively) good thing? Money follows truth, in the long run. The money guys will, thus, abandon windmills and solar before long and go with coal. Then, they will, when coal is played out, go with nuclear. Yes, they use l1es and create economic inefficiencies with their market-share-by-Gov’t-regulation (via their cronies in political office), but, in the end, economic truth outs and they face reality and change for the better. Money guys are very pragmatic. And (listen up all you socialists (ahem)) the less Government gets involved in the economy, i.e., when truly FREE MARKETS exist, the sooner truth directs resource allocation.
So, just LAUGH at those poor Greens. No, that was wrong. Have pity and pray for them — most of them are not healthy mentally (and I am not being sarcastic).
May 2015 (and April and June and 😉 be for you full of joy,

December 31, 2014 10:19 pm

Happy New Year to all readers of WUWT.
Science and philosophy are our great institutions and the search for truth will ultimately
prevail. Einstein said-
” One thing I have learned in a long life : that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.”

Nick de Cusa
December 31, 2014 10:35 pm

Congratulations and thank you so much for your world class site. Happy New Year to you and the team, may it bring you more than you wish.

Kirk Olson
December 31, 2014 10:48 pm

Not a regular poster but a very regular reader.
Best story this year: Anthony’s hearing restored to near-normal.
Best wishes to all and Keep up the good work !

Janice Moore
Reply to  Kirk Olson
January 1, 2015 7:39 am


January 1, 2015 1:11 am

Dear antagonists and protagonists in the climate focused science dialog, my New Years thoughts go to you all for participating on this wonderful venue.
I thank Anthony & his associates for the wonderful venue.

Martin A
January 1, 2015 1:12 am

Yes, congratulations Anthony.
I hope that the hearing restoration remains effective. If you wished to give an update on that question, I think that many readers would appreciate that.

January 1, 2015 2:26 am

Mr. Watts, you truly are; “A island of reality in an ocean of diarrhea.” – from the movie Ford Fairlane.

January 1, 2015 2:29 am

No comment. 😉

Reply to  Jimbo
January 1, 2015 3:52 am


Climate Researcher
January 1, 2015 2:44 am

May I suggest that 2014 was be the year when astute climate researchers came to the realisation that surface temperatures are controlled by thermodynamic processes (sensible convective heat transfers) as distinct from radiative heat transfer. This is the 21st century new paradigm shift I first wrote about late in 2012. Momentum is gathering as other climate blogs like The Hockey Schtick, Clive Best and Tallbloke get onto the effect of gravity, even though they have not correctly explained the energy transfer mechanisms which can be explained by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. You only have to wonder a little about how the Venus surface warms when the Sun shines to start to realise that it’s not all about radiation absorbed by the surface.
Have a happy and relaxed New Year, everyone, comforted by the now proven fact that carbon dioxide does not warm at all because valid physics shows that all it can do is cool by a minuscule amount.

January 1, 2015 3:10 am

I don’t know if this is true or not: “Black powder (gunpowder) used in fireworks generates forty eight percent carbon dioxide. So the seven tonnes of fireworks used last night in the [Sydney] harbour generated about three and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide.” – but if it is, what hypocrites all those city-dwelling voters are.

Climate Researcher
Reply to  Antonia
January 1, 2015 3:39 am

Why? You have no valid physics which can be used to prove that carbon dioxide does anything but cool by a minuscule amount. I challenge you to produce such and explain it in your own words in detail, based on the laws of physics.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Antonia
January 1, 2015 2:21 pm

Antonia is right.
Hypocrites intentionally act against their stated beliefs.
Therefore: the AGWers who enjoyed and/or willingly allowed their tax money to pay for the fireworks are hypocrites.
Hypocrisy exists in the believer whether or not the belief being violated is true.

January 1, 2015 3:57 am

Most people try and stay on-topic for each thread as best they can. I like that.
There was one thread (about a year ago?) calling for suggestions to make the site better. If I remember it correctly there were many comments and suggestions. I recommend that a thread of that type be an annual event.

January 1, 2015 6:37 am

Steven Goddard’s New Year’s message should be distributed by the MSM as a page one blockbuster story. (But don’t hold your breath.)

January 1, 2015 7:41 am

…another year of excellent reading.
Thanks for the interesting articles and comments

January 1, 2015 10:20 am

And finally:
Solar activity in 2014 was good, SIDC (International Sunspot count) ended year just under 80 and it looks as SC24 may not be done yet.
On personal note, some 10 years ago I extrapolated the past SSN records (see formula), and came with SC24 max at ~ 80. I never expected to get that close (NASA’s Dr. Hathaway at the time was talking of 200 but about a year or two later Dr. S predicted 70, which looks good, though a bit on the low side).

Reply to  vukcevic
January 1, 2015 11:50 am

On the other hand the 2014 annual CET was warmest since records begun 1659 at 10.93C
…………. Dec… Annual
2012… 4.8… 9.72
2013… 6.3… 9.56
2014… 5.2… 10.93

January 1, 2015 12:03 pm

And here is all the serial wiki disinformationist can offer:
Read the comments, they are a hoot.

January 1, 2015 3:34 pm

Perhaps “the Climate Battle” is won, or soon will win in USA. However, where I live (in Europe), there is still a long way to go, I am afraid. So we all need toon the allert and prepare for the Paris Meeting in December

Janice Moore
Reply to  Stein_Gral
January 1, 2015 4:04 pm

Dear Herr or Frau Stein,
Take heart and fear not! Where Germany goes (power-generation policy-wise), so goes the Continent and Germany is NOT BUDGING from coal (and nuclear which will hopefully even be augmented before long).
Germany is just saying, “Nein”:
“… German … Federal Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) has abandoned the requirement of cutting 40 percent of CO2 emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2020.” {Der Spiegel here: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/gabriel-beim-klimaschutz-ist-das-ziel-nicht-zu-halten-a-1003183.html}
“… Gabriel is defending vehemently coal-fired power generation.”
(Source: November, 2014 Eric Worrall article here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/17/germany-abandons-their-climate-target-as-their-chancellor-sings-to-the-crowd/)
Gutes Neues Jahr!
Your Ally for Truth,
Janice #(:))

Reply to  Janice Moore
January 1, 2015 4:15 pm

Ich bis nicnt aus Deutchland. There are other countries in Europe where there, apparently, is concensus about Global Warming and/or Climate Changes. And no “Public” debate ! These People / countries need “help” !

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
January 1, 2015 5:36 pm

Dear Stein_Gral,
They most certainly do, if there is no public debate! THAT is a problem for God. Pray for liberty! (I just did)
As for their economic policies… as I said, where Germany goes, so goes Europe.
The prison-like country in which you reside can squawk all it wants, but, their imports will sit on the loading docks rotting (or rusting or what-have-you) if they price them above market due to higher costs of production (here, power). They, too, will use cheaper power, unless they are so depressed that they are suicidal… . “Cheaper power” can ONLY be coal (or hydro or natural gas), for now (given the horrendous cost that gov’t. reg. adds to nuclear power and you probably do not live where natural gas or hydropower are economically viable options — gas would be, but if it is controlled by the communists, a.k.a. Russia, then it is too unreliable a source to use for major production).
So! With an import — export imbalance such as even THEY can see they are headed for if they cling to windmills, etc…,
there will be no profits/income/sales to tax to keep their salaries going, much less, the permanently-negative-ROI-BUT-FOR-subsidies windmills .
Surcharges on power customers using coal-generated electricity? As if! Most of those people are getting gov’t. handouts to pay their power bills!
And all the OPM ran out…… 5 seconds ago (printing more Monopoly money doesn’t work in the long run… the guys who bought all the railroads and Boardwalk and stuff end up winning… rent, you know, heh). bbbbwwwwwwwweeeeeeppp!…rrrrrrrmmmmm…………………………
*!*!*!GAME OVER*!*!*!
Coal power is here to stay… until nuclear takes over.

Eamon Butler
January 2, 2015 8:08 am

There has even been a mention of Nuclear, here in Ireland. At least, the minister has called for a debate on our future energy sources, and said it was not for him to advocate Nuclear or any other
form of energy, but he didn’t want to exclude any particular source. The Greens are mad with him. Their spokesman was almost in tears saying,” it’s extremely costly, it’s risky and it’s not realistic.” Though, I was disappointed with the guy promoting Nuclear. He said that the impacts of fossil fuels were catastrophic and growing.
Ok, it’s a start. I wish I had the confidence and technical knowledge to take these guys on, as it is becoming more prevalent on local T.V. I have made lots of representation of the Skeptical view, by Email, but their response has been very lacking.

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