WUWT Awarded Top Science Blog Status, beats RealClimate, NYT, Guardian, HuffPo

Some days life hands you unexpected gifts. Today is one of those days. I got this surprise today in a comment left at WUWT Tips & Notes:

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Watts Up With That? has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Science Blogs on the web.



The website reads:

Ready to challenge your own scientific perceptions? Get in-depth and up-to-the minute coverage of current and future trends of the science universe through our list of the Best 100 Science Blogs. By following these top Science blogs, discover and explore the diverse perspectives and realms of science, resembling earth science, life science, medicine science, bio science, space science, biology, physics, astronomy, environment and much more through science projects, science magazines, science news, activities, updates, opinions, analysis, reviews and original insights.

These blogs are ranked based on following criteria

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

Top 100 Science Blogs Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top Science blogs list! This is the most comprehensive list of best Science blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.

If your blog is one of the Top 100 Science blogs, you have the honour of displaying the following badge on your site. Use the below code to display this badge proudly on your blog. You deserve it!:

WUWT comes in at #41 out of 100, handily beating The Guardian Science at #46, The New York Times Science at #47, Huffington Post Science at #48, Smithsonian Science at #51, and RealClimate at #62.


Notably absent are the attack sites, such as John Cook’s “Skeptical Science”, Tamino’s “Open Mind”, and Sou’s aka Miriam O’Brien’s “HotWhopper” dungeon of anonymous haters.

Of course, now the caterwauling starts, because we just can’t have this. There will likely begin a behind the scenes campaign to get WUWT removed, even though the website says:

Ready to challenge your own scientific perceptions?

Which, is what we do here on a regular basis, and some people just can’t tolerate that.


Of course, I could not do this alone. If it were not for the dozens of people who help with guest posts and moderation, and the thousands of readers, WUWT wouldn’t have the presence it does. My thanks to you all!


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This even beats a fake Nobel Prize!

Bill Powers



Well done Anthony……again
thanks for all you do.


I concur – and offer congratulations!
And, if I may, my appreciation.

Well done Anthony and all the mods and contributors!

Congratulations, Anthony Watts!


What he said! Congrats Anthony and team!

Willis Eschenbach

My friend, there is absolutely no one who deserves this accolade more than yourself.
My very best to you,


And you too Willis. You have been an important part of WUWT for many years.



+ 100.regarding both Anthony and Willis.

+ ∞
/Mr Lynn

Fully agreed!
Congratulations to all who did most of the work: Anthony, the Mods, the regular contributors…


And let’s not forget Bob Tisdale.

Never, never, never ever forget Bob!
All you need do to destroy an alarmist, especially an Ackroyd, is refer to:
They will scream and cry, but you can just go onto more links at that current site.
Be sure to massage his tip jar!
Charlie Skeptic aka Dave Fair

Congratulations, Anthony. Well deserved.

Larry Hamlin

Congratulations Anthony!! Well deserved!!
Note that the L A Times is not even listed – too much climate alarmist propaganda and censorship of fact based climate science unsupportive of the papers climate fear propaganda.

Congrats Anthony and the passionate and dedicated team at WUWT 🏅🏅🏅


Well, it was never in doubt! 🙂

John F. Hultquist

Cheers to Anthony, WUWT, Willis, authors, mods, and to Anuj Agarwal and the voters there.


The pundits who denounce WUWT as trivial and inaccurate have just been proven wrong. Again.

Uncle Mort

Congratulations. This site is a beacon of sense in a world of misinformation.

Congratulations Anthony, contributing authors, mods, and commenters. Well deserved.

Rick K

My thanks and heartfelt congratulations to you, Anthony! WUWT is a beacon in a confused world. I only hope more can see the light by coming here.


There’s a 97% consensus that this is very much deserved. Thank you and congrats !

Pete, there is 100 % consensus! Congrats, Anthony and to your “crew” and all the posters that have made this a ( sometimes more than once) a daily joy to many!

george e. smith

And that’s the consensus in all 57 States of the USA !

Randy Stubbings

Well deserved recognition! Thank you for seeking the truth rather than consensus!

And then on the next page the guy tells you to send your bank account info in order to receive the “prize”!


I wondered the same thing, but i’ve seen zero evidence of Feedspot ever pulling that scam. The worst they’ve done is the common social media trick of spamming your contact list if you let them link to it when you sign onto their RSS. Probably not relevant, here. Their initial registry was 2004, so they’ve been around for a while.


Well deserved. Thanks to all of you at WUWT that have made this blog so informative it is maintained on so many peoples favorite places, who like me visit it frequently.

So they used mass statistic data from Google, Facebook and Twitter to conclude that WUWT is awesome? Well, that’s what I call *actual*, real-world consensus, sir!


Congratulations Anthony, and to all who post and moderate.

Dennis J. Feindel

Congrats Anthony! I’m on your site every day. Thank you, you’ve had hard times this year. This a sign of “blessings” to come now.

Janice Moore

Happy dance time!!!

(Hamster Dance Song – youtube)
CONGRATULATIONS, Anthony, mods, article writers, and all the WUWT science giants!
For once, observations triumphed over simulations!!!

Good one Janice! I was waiting to see what you would post…
Congratulations Anthony, and to all the great article posters!

Janice Moore

Thank you, J.P.! #(:))


Congratulations! Here’s hoping you keep the pedal to the medal, so to speak.


Congrats Anthony. I was a bit concerned that there might be questionable sites listed on there…. and then you mentioned five of them in the second paragraph, so I knew I was right!


Congrats Anthony! Your story of sincere skepticism of the narrative; your relentless pursuit of the truth; and your dedicated commitment to sharing and educating (via this blog) are a humbling reminder to all of us that our individual contributions do matter, and can make a profound difference. Here’s a personal thank you for providing the forum that’s helped educate and enlighten me in so many fascinating ways!


I come here for facts, data and the truth. Apparently many others do too.
Congratulations to WUWT and all the staff and contributors!

facts, data, truth, critical analysis, testing of alternative hypotheses, …
you know, stuff we lump under, “Science”.

… and honest-in-you-face peer review in real time.

In support, Stephen, just one example of the contrary approach by politicised science: IPCC metadata collection and report preparation. It is a Good Old Boy network with a predetermined conclusion. I would ask the Climate Blog Cowboys to refute that.
Thanks, again, Anthony.


Congratulations. I send all my skeptical friends to this site. It takes a while for them to get past some of the tongue in cheek references, but the content here certainly opens minds and offers a fact based approach to the key topics.


Congrats Anthony.


Congrats! Keep up the good work

Roy Spencer

Congrats! Next time I see you, I expect you to be wearing a little paper medal pinned to your chest.

Alexander Carpenter

This adds a whole ‘nother dimension to the notion of “peer review.” There is immediate-content-and-process peer review (at which WUWT is outstanding and sets a much higher standard than the “official” reviewers) and there is a higher, more-strategic level of review that considers larger contexts and the integrity of science itself. And so now the reviewers have been reviewed, and honored appropriately. Thanks for all your efforts and successes, and may you have many more years of incisive engagement.

If the criteria were limited to just climate science rather than science generally, WUWT would have a much higher ranking. In a search for the word “climate” in the citations, WUWT is #3.


I would disagree. I think that by staying focused on climate this blog is way more effective than other general information science blogs. Stay a master of one instead of average at a lot.
Congrats to all who keep this site going.


Opps. I misread what you had said. Yes as far as climate blogs go this one is the best and has been for some time.

Steve Lohr

My sincerest congratulations. This site is a beacon of hope, that some truth can be found, in the distorted world of pop culture. Thank you.


Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

Joe Armstrong

Well deserved!

José María Göttig

Congratulations from Rosario, Argentina, Antony

Rex knight


Doctor Gee

Well-deserved recognition, but clearly underrated at #41.


F. Ross

Congratulations on a well deserved honor.
And many thanks for all the great postings over the years.


My congratulations to you and those who make WUWT the best.


I’m not that good with math, but wouldn’t WUWT actually be one of the top 50 Science Blogs?
Congrats to Anthony and all the others “behind the curtain”.

Congratulations. Well deserved!

H. D. Hoese

Congratulations, you are all good teachers!

Will Nelson

There is only one WUWT Enterprise. If there were two you might have come in second.
Thank you for your courage to stand up “for such a time as this”.



Bruce Cobb

This is a site for sore eyes (from reading all the MSM and other climate crapola out there).

Paul Westhaver

Ah Lists..Here is what I see.
Since A Watts’ site is ranked 41, there is, therefore, 40 other sites to troll and find out who is involved in the RICO push by the state AGs.
Also, I wonder if that fat-head Lewandowsky is on such a list?
He needs to be put on a list.

D. J. Hawkins

“I have got a list,
Of those who won’t be missed.”


Well done everyone!