WUWT milestone – 10 years

Foreword by Anthony, decade in review by Janice Moore.

Ten years ago today, I started Watts Up With That with one simple blog entry.

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Since then, I’ve had 15,559 Posts and 1,902,684 Comments and 291,103,411 Views as of this writing. (updated at publish time)

Running this website, changed my life, and helped to change the world, if only in a small way. The reach is worldwide, where at my former TV station I only reached northern California. Now I have people who love me and hate me on all seven continents. Best of all, I don’t have to wear makeup to broadcast and sometimes I write in my skivvies. That’s freedom, yet just like running a newspaper, there’s always another story. You can’t go a day without publishing, so it’s freedom with a ball and chain attached. I have not taken a real vacation from blogging during that entire time. Still, I wouldn’t trade it. I’ve written entries from all over the world, in China, Belgium, The UK, Australia, Canada, and hundreds of places in the USA. Thanks to WiFi, I’ve written from planes, trains, and automobiles. In the field, and in the city, from Skyscrapers to a Motel 6.

I’m made some enemies in the process, but I’ve also made many, many, friends. Some of the people I’ve met have helped me though difficult times, others have inspired, some have kept me focused when entropy threatened to wreak havoc. Some have provided content when I was too tired to go on. I thank you all. I thank these people who have helped me behind the scenes, but I also thank you; the regular, general readers, the lurkers, and even the detractors.

A few people I’d like to thank personally are listed below in no particular order. I’m sure I’ve forgotten somebody, it isn’t intentional.

Steven McIntyre, Dr. Roger Pielke Senior, Dr. William Gray (deceased), Dr. Roy Spencer, Dr. John Christy, Dr. John Neilsen-Gammon, Dr. Leif Svalgaard, Dr. Judith Curry, Dr. William Happer, Dr. Richard Lindzen, Dr. Pat Michaels, Dr. Chip Knappenberger, Willis Eschenbach, Evan Jones, Bob Tisdale, Christopher Monckton, Dr. Tim Ball, Dr. S. Fred Singer, Kenneth Haapala, Tom Nelson, John Goetz, Jim Steele, Gary Boden,  Frank Lansner, Larry Hamlin, William Briggs, Dennis Ambler, Bill Illis. Jeff Id, Indur Goklany, Alec Rawls, Verity Jones, Joe D’Aleo, John Coleman, David Middleton, Eric Worrall. Dave Stealey, Mike Lorrey, Mike Jonas, Robert E. Phelan (deceased) Charles Rotter, Steven Mosher, David Little, Dr. Ira Glickstein, Dr. Susan Crockford, Marc Morano, Matt Dempsey, Chris Horner, Myron Ebell, David Schnare, E. Calvin Beisner, Caroline Kettle, Viv Forbes, Bob Fernley-Jones, Pat Frank, Larry Kummer, Kip Hansen, Rud Istvan, Kest Green, Andrew Montford, Barry Woods, Dr. Benny Peiser, Scott Gates, David Hoffer, Dr. David Demming, Wim Rost, David Burton, Ronald Voisin, Mr. James Waters, Richard Drake, David Archibald, Andy May, Jo Nova, Simon from Sydney, Andi Cockroft, Poptech, Dr. David Evans, Alan Moran, Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, Chris Field, John A., Mike Bastasch, Matt Drudge, Mark Steyn, Melissa Howes, Nic Lewis, Jos de Laat, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., James Delingpole, Paul Driessen, Russell Cook, Joseph Bast, Jim Lakely, James Taylor, Charlie Martin, Leo Goldstein, Roger L. Simon, Lucia Liljegren,  Janice Moore, Marisa Mark, Ed Berardi, Dr. Robert Brown, Marcel Crok, Dr. Richard Tol, Stephen and Dr. Mary Graves, Juan Slayton, Ric Werme, Paul Homewood, and Josh (cartoonist extraordinaire).

Here are some people that haven’t been all that nice to me, but deserve thanks nonetheless, because they’ve given me something to write about, debate, and criticize. While normally you don’t thank detractors, I think WUWT would not have been as successful without them. Credit where credit is due.

Dr. James Hansen (who started this whole mess), Dr. Gavin Schmidt (who continues the mess Hansen started, er, well maybe, Trump might fire his egotistical ass), Al Gore (who turned it into a business), Joe Romm (who turned it into a hateful political mess), Dr. Peter Gleick (who showed us that crime doesn’t pay), David Appell (who showed us that condescending people can have a nice side too), William Connolley (whose acidic condescending behavior ruined hundreds of Wikipedia pages, and shows none of the occasional kindness David Appell shows), David Suzuki (who proved that you can scare children with Santa Claus climate stories), Nick Stokes (who has shown us that unrelenting pig-headedness can be a virtue, but has displayed occasional kindness), Ken Rice (and then there’s Physics, who has proven that one can have a degree in Astronomy, and still be dumber than a box of rocks when it comes to climate), Eli Rabbett (aka Dr. Joshua Halpern, who demonstrated a 10+ year fascination with snark and an invisible rabbit), disgraced former IPPC Chairman and apparent sex fiend Rajenda Pacahuri (who showed us that even Nobel prize winners can be scumbags while telling us we are practicing “voodoo science” for pointing out flaws in AR5)  and last, and most certainly least, Dr. Michael Mann (who led the way downward in science with small-minded thinking, pettiness, statistical murder, Nature tricks, and obfuscation). As Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. once quipped, “if Michael Mann didn’t exist, skeptics would have to invent him“.

I thank everyone who has made WUWT a success. This will be my last entry today. Later, I think I’ll take a nap and then go out for a nice dinner and maybe a beer. I think I’ve earned it.

Anybody that wants to contribute to the beer fund can do so with the “Donate” button on the right sidebar.

I now turn it over to Janice Moore, who worked for weeks on this decade-long anthology of highlights, I am in her debt. She writes:


This document was a joy to research and compile, but, at times, it was quite a challenge; it is hard to type with tears in your eyes. This is quite a story… To create a rough sketch of WUWT’s first decade, I tried to select a fairly representative sample, but, the sketch is colored by my own conscious and unconscious preferences. For instance, after the first couple of years, I skipped most of the solar threads (a worthwhile subject, but, well, we had had, by then, rather enough solar discussion for an anthology). (Note: the solar articles are easily found by using the WUWT Search Box (upper right margin).) Originally, I had a separate “HUMOR” section. I changed my mind and the humorous entries appear chronologically, mingled in with the straight education and current events, with the appalling and the dry, the technically eye-crossing (for us non-scientists) and the heart-rending, providing much-needed comedy relief in the midst of the grim battle for truth. I also started out with a “WISDOM” section, but have also incorporated those comments chronologically, sometimes separated from the rest of the thread (mostly to make my cutting and pasting revising easier!).

My goal in writing this anthology was to capture the heart of WUWT without distorting the original (i.e., keeping within the error bars of a reasonably accurate representation of the data, lol), complete, composition of WUWT. Please do not assume that because a given thread was not included I did not think it worthy. Some highly useful and or intriguing threads were left out due to their especially difficult technical nature or highly esoteric subject matter. Most likely, a given thread was not included simply for brevity’s sake. As to the included selections, most are merely summarized in this anthology, thus, I hope you will go to the original document.

Re: reader comment selection — Again, brevity controlled. I tended to include comments that were: helpful to understanding the subject or especially witty or humorous or touching or “typical WUWT.” If you want to see troll comments, while I included a few for amusement, for most of them, you’ll have to go to WUWT and see the thread. I refuse to give them one MORE stage upon which to parade their gobblinish song and dance.

Omitted text is usually indicated by “…” or “[ ]”, however, sometimes these punctuation marks were the original writer’s own. Please know that much of the omitted text was delightfully entertaining and or highly informative. Brevity dictated most of the omissions. Also, sometimes I ghost edited to keep down edit mark clutter. Re: my edits for style or grammar or ease of reading or for dramatic effect: 1) while leaving typos and the like in would have preserved for this anthology the flavor of WUWT (where no editing is possible), I chose to idealize, to a point, the writing (if you want the humor of reading some fun typos, the link is right there to check it out); 2) please do not feel embarrassed at my corrections – we all understand the frustration that is typing on a “smart” phone or into a WordPress edit-not-possible reply box or the understandable difficulty of writing in English when it is not one’s first language, and like issues; and 3) I sometimes left in an English-not-first-language writer’s very charming mistakes, their “accent” being such a delight to “hear.”

If a link does not work, try pasting it into your browser. (There were some broken links as of this writing, but I left them in for reference.)

There is likely a way (not going to attempt to give IT advice) for you to take notes and to annotate this anthology to include favorite articles I left out. Turn it into your own creation! See also “Ric Werme’s Guide to WUWT” (blue square in right margin) for WUWT Classics – a fine list of some of the best WUWT articles (several not included in this anthology).

Finally, a candle in the window for one who cannot speak, but who I know is there: Love is eternal, life immortal. “Death” is only a horizon and a horizon is only the limit of our vision.

Final word: Looking back over these ten years of smiles and frowns, of elation and agony, and of long, lonely, hours of hard work, this fact shines out above all the rest: one person can make a difference.

You see, [Anthony Watts,] you’ve really had a wonderful life.

Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class (before his promotion) in film “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Always. Janice


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November 17, 2016 11:48 am

Congratulations on a fantastic ten years; indeed you’ve changed the world.

Mike Bromley the wannabe Kurd
Reply to  andywest2012
November 17, 2016 2:39 pm

Yer damn tootin’ he did! What an accomplishment!

nigelf
Reply to  Mike Bromley the wannabe Kurd
November 17, 2016 4:52 pm

And it looks like the endeavour is about to bear fruit in the new year.
Deepfelt congratulations Anthony and thank you Janice for putting this together.

Greg
Reply to  Mike Bromley the wannabe Kurd
November 18, 2016 3:56 am

Yes, clearly this site has been pivotal in shining the light of day on the fraudulent behaviour of the key players in the AGW scam and getting exposure to the rest of the science that they try to prevent getting into the literature.
Sincere congratulations and thanks to our host.
Best regards, Greg Goodman.

Reply to  andywest2012
November 18, 2016 3:59 pm

Congrats on making a huge impact in the climate science debate and having a hand in all the big wins skeptics have received over the past ten years. There is no place online where we have had a better voice.

nzrobin
November 17, 2016 11:48 am

Wow Anthony. My heartiest congratulations. It is indeed an absolutely huge achievement, and you, along with the others you mention have indeed changed the world – for the better, and I think too, we are all so the better. Wonderful work.

Brian J in UK
Reply to  nzrobin
November 17, 2016 11:58 am

Totally agree with nzrobin. This is Brian J in UK adding my bit. Many congratulations Anthony. Your website is an oasis of sanity in a crazy world. Many many many thanks for your work and to your colleagues and contributors from whom I have learned a great deal – and had quite a few smiles – and long may you and they continue to succeed.
Brian J in UK

Reply to  nzrobin
November 17, 2016 12:07 pm

nzrobin – are you near the shakes and quakes?

nzrobin
Reply to  ozonebust
November 17, 2016 2:10 pm

No, while we had quite a lot of shaking and the power went off due to overhead lines clashing together, there was no significant damage. I live in the North Island. The main damage this time was in the Kaikoura area, north of Christchurch in the South Island.

Reply to  ozonebust
November 17, 2016 8:01 pm

nzrobin – I am in Christchurch good luck with any future shakes

Mumbles McGuirck
November 17, 2016 11:49 am

Congratulations. I wish you ten more years of success. Hopefully, by then, CAGW-itis will just be a dark memory of a time when smart men went mad.
“and sometimes I write in my skivvies.” TMI
“Dr. Peter Gleick (who showed us that crime doesn’t pay)” I dunno. He has yet to face justice. Just like a certain former Secretary of State. We’ll see if it pays or not.

November 17, 2016 11:50 am

thank you for this site and the time you spend adding information.

Nash
November 17, 2016 11:51 am

“I have people who love me and hate me on all seven continents”
more love everyday and less hate everyday … as time go by

Steve Case
November 17, 2016 11:52 am

Yes, Congratulations.

Bob Boder
November 17, 2016 11:53 am

I think you left out Dr. Brown

george e. smith
Reply to  Anthony Watts
November 17, 2016 2:15 pm

So WUWT is living proof that humans are altering the climate.
I first started taking notice of climate by reading comments from, and articles by Dr. Willie (Wei Hock) Soon and Dr. Sally Baliunas at Tech Central Station, and I have no idea how I stumbled upon WUWT.
I can assert that I have detected NO noticeable alteration of the Earth climate in any place I have been in those years since, but WUWT has seen climate upheavals, specially since cataloguing the important Global Temperature land reporting stations that were deliberately positioned on aircraft runways to properly capture the effect of jet aircraft on global climate.
The lunacy of the watermelons in replacing the worn out “Global Warming” mantra with “Climate change” is classic.
So you replace something that a lot of people are not so sure about; with something else that absolutely NO sane person even disputes (that climate changes). How does that grab you as a tactical move.
Well they say that Military planning works well right up until the very moment when you first make contact with your adversary.
The deniers of “climate change acceptance”; since WE all accept climate change, keep scuttling around like rats in the cellar, trying to readjust their story to account for the oddity, that we steadfastly refuse to accept that climate has not changed, and does not change, and will not change.
Hey Earth to climatists ! We completely agree that even our local weather can show a daily excursion from high to low Temperature and back, that totally eclipses the extreme range of mean global Temperature that has persisted for the last 600 million years (+12 deg. C to +22 deg. C)
So WE get it. Climate and weather do change, from place to place, and from time to time; and they ALWAYS will.
Why is it so hard for you deniers to see that ??
Well Anthony, the poor bastards have got us completely surrounded, so we can get at them from ALL sides.
So keep it up Mate, and let us see how much change we can make in the second 10 years of the WUWT era.
G

GeeJam
Reply to  Bob Boder
November 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Enjoy your beer(s) Ant4ony . . . .
Many in the UK would not have discovered your excellent web site had it not been for the Telegraph’s mighty Mr Booker! (and don’t forget ‘Jimbo’ – who could be relied upon everyday to come up with links to ‘evidence’)
. . . . and now, I’m an everyday ‘Lurker’ – you helped me make up my mind five years ago about the almost microscopic amount of man-made CO2 up there in the sky. Thank you Ant4ony.

Bob boder
Reply to  GeeJam
November 17, 2016 3:43 pm

What ever happened to Jimbo anyway?

Bloke down the pub
Reply to  GeeJam
November 18, 2016 5:46 am

I for one found wuwt via Booker’s mighty organ.

krm
Reply to  GeeJam
November 18, 2016 3:57 pm

Yeah, I miss Jimbo. That’s the problem with online contacts…one day they can just diappear and you don’t know who they were or what happened. Or if they could do with some help.

Bob Boder
November 17, 2016 11:53 am

Oh, and thank you Anthony

rpielke
November 17, 2016 11:54 am

Hi Anthony. Congratulations! You have significantly and positively contributed to climate science. All the best for the next ten years!!! Roger Sr

Peter Morris
November 17, 2016 11:56 am

Hey congratulations on ten years!
I found this site probably in 2007 or so, as my wife and I were making plans for our first child. I thought, “Well I’ve never seriously looked at this global warming thing. I should probably figure out what’s going on if I’m going to be a dad.”
I knew the one side already – having been exposed to it since the early 90s from various articles I’d read, starting in high school.
So I thought I’d give the other side some air time. I did some looking around online and found Dr. Happer’s congressional testimony. I found it fascinating that he was a) not alarmed and b) not convinced it was a bad thing at all that so much CO2 was going into the air.
Since I was living near Princeton at the time, I figured I’d just call his office and see if he’d want to grab a coffee or something. He was more than happy to oblige and he gave me a great primer on some of the problems with the primary theory of anthropogenic CO2 driven climate change.
Shortly after that I found WUWT, Dr. Spencer’s site, and the work of the Steves. I’ve been watching and reading ever since. It’s been a great learning experience, and the best part is I feel more than capable to answer any questions my daughter (who is now 7) might one day have.
So thanks again, Anthony. Your work and the work of others does not go unappreciated and it most definitely DOES make a real difference.

November 17, 2016 11:57 am

Congratulations and thanks!

Nigel in Santa Barbara
November 17, 2016 11:57 am

Congratulations! A job well done!
WUWT is my go-to daily website for learning some critical thinking.

MikeP
November 17, 2016 11:58 am

Congratulations also … your site is a marvel !!!

Rob Black
November 17, 2016 11:59 am

So many of us are humbled by your contributions. Thank You!

TonyL
November 17, 2016 12:00 pm

Congratulations, Anthony.
I have been a steady reader from the very beginning. This has been a tremendous project. You are right, WUWT has has a global impact. You deserve to be very proud of a fantastic accomplishment.
Janice Moore:
We owe you a debt of gratitude. I Know your countless hours of hard work have paid off handsomely. All the best to you, as well. Thanks for the wonderful anthology.
As an aside:
Way back in the day, I found WUWT from reading Steve McIntyre’s excellent site Climate Audit.
These days, people find CA through WUWT. Bach in the day, it was the other way around.
I can not believe how this place has grown.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  TonyL
November 17, 2016 7:45 pm

And… Don’t think for a minute that a certain widely used search engine didn’t try to bury this site. That even makes this site more of a victory in science- all from Anthony’s inspiration. All you have to do is look at the web stats and compare the hits to see that out of those who care to follow anthro-climate blogs, more are returning here.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Pop Piasa
November 17, 2016 8:08 pm

This is the largest audience of open discussion available on climate science. Why do the G-Men of the field not openly converse here, if their settled science is defendable. Soon, most here should be convinced of the “consensual” hypotheses and interest in this site should wane, sending it below the radar and eventually to virtual inexistence.
This tells me that they don’t actually have the real science on their side. Just my opinion.

Riki Blum
November 17, 2016 12:01 pm

Thank you, Anthony! I’ve been checking WUWT every day for the past 4 years. It’s kept me sane, even when the issues were driving me crazy. And it’s provided the primary source material for all my best arguments.

Hugs
November 17, 2016 12:02 pm

Congrats. I wish you could end soon, but it appears the GHE/GW/AGW/CC/DACC story will be debated the next decade as well.
PS. People who occasionally friendly, are basically good people.

David Middleton
November 17, 2016 12:06 pm

Congratulations Anthony – a wonderful site to explore global warming er climate change or whatever. As a layman int the area, I have been reading about this topic since the mid 90’s mostly through books. Your site simplifies my research and study. I can’t do without the daily information it provides.

Ozonebust
November 17, 2016 12:06 pm

Congratulations Anthony, thanks for a rollicking good forum. People will look back one day and fully recognise the contribution that this forum has provided to extending the available knowledge and importantly discussing it. I look forward to the next ten years.

Reply to  Ozonebust
November 17, 2016 8:00 pm

Eric Worrall – a major contributor of very interesting articles that most of us would probably miss – thank you.

November 17, 2016 12:07 pm

Congratulations Anthony, and thanks for the hard work. If I only were able to visit one site on a particular day: it will always be WUWT.
This is the goto site for climate information.

CheshireRed
November 17, 2016 12:08 pm

Blogging is a modern-day phenomenon made possible by tech advancement and of all things, fossil-fuel powered manufacturing and reliable energy! It’s re-written journalistic rules and all-but eviscerated large sections of the MSM while genuinely altering the course of media-reader interaction along the way.
WUWT has been at the forefront of this people’s revolution, educating, informing, inspiring and leading the way, often in the face of a relentless barrage of vested-interest criticism. Yet a decade on you’re still here and stronger than ever. For that Anthony Watts, many thousands of us around the world are truly grateful. Take a bow, Sir, for you have earned it.

bit chilly
Reply to  CheshireRed
November 17, 2016 1:12 pm

+1 from me. all i can say is thanks to anthony for providing a platform for the excellent contributors. without wuwt i dread to think where the climate debate would be.

Neil Jordan
November 17, 2016 12:09 pm

Thank you, Anthony, for ten years of education and information on climate and other issues. The information and links have been invaluable for my own work. I look forward to the next ten years. A small point on “Dr. Peter Gleick (who showed us that crime doesn’t pay)”. As others have pointed out, Gleick’s chickens have yet to come home to roost. Gleick’s crime will pay him handsomely if his chickens stay away and mess on our doorsteps. Let’s hope that the collapsing climate cabal will chase those chickens back to where they belong.

Luca
November 17, 2016 12:10 pm

Sincere congratulations for your amazing work. Maybe not any time soon, but future generations will recognise your contribution to honesty and truth!

November 17, 2016 12:13 pm

Anthony, your site was the first I turned to to fight back against the disinformation green progressive onslaught. I was also pushed into working on the Molten Salt Reactor by your articles.

Uncle Mort
November 17, 2016 12:15 pm

Congratulations Anthony and team. This site has been uniformly compelling for ten years and long may it continue. I don’t know if a victory for scientific integrity is in sight yet, but there are hints and I cherish them.
Thank you.

Gil Dewart
November 17, 2016 12:17 pm

As a critic and critic of the critics, I find this an extremely valuable site. Congratulations, Anthony.

November 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Congratulations Anthony,
You and your volunteers have provided an one of a kind site that brings great minds, lets them open up, and allows the less informed see what is inside!
Thanks

Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Anthony! Anthony!! AN-THO-NY!!!! Oh, boy, am I happy you DID use it! Yay!!!!
#(:))

CONGRATULATIONS ON TEN WONDERFUL YEARS!

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 12:35 pm

Janice, a personal thanks to you for this anthology. Much appreciated.

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 12:40 pm

You are so very welcome, Rud. It was my pleasure.

george e. smith
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 2:22 pm

Janice you’ve been moonlighting; or maybe lighting the moon.
I’m going to have to find some quiet time to download your missing scrolls, and peruse the past.
Thanx for the great effort.
G

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Thank you, George. I wish I HAD been moonlighting when I worked on that. Not. 🙂
Enjoy the “scrolls.” I found them in a very dry place. 🙂 Isn’t it great they were written in English!

JohnKnight
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 6:05 pm

18.1 MB . . I was dissing you, you’re a megaweight ; )

Pop Piasa
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 8:21 pm

Why John, are you on a dial-up modem?

JohnKnight
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 10:13 pm

Nah, Pop . . but I was kinda reminded of those olden days as I waited for the PDF to finish downloading. That is a whole lot of work she did . . and I recently “warned” a commenter who was being somewhat dismissive/haughty toward Janice, that she is a heavyweight I would not take take lightly . .

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
November 17, 2016 11:55 pm

Aw, thanks, JohnKnight. Yes, I remember. That was generous and kind of you to say that.

JohnKnight
Reply to  ristvan
November 19, 2016 4:57 pm

(Well, just by coincidence, I had new internet service installed yesterday (the 18th), and got to see the increased speed by downloading the same file again ; )

TonyL
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 12:43 pm

I am looking through it now. It is quite the walk down Memory Lane.
A Blast From The Past
Thank you so much, it is an outstanding work.

Janice Moore
Reply to  TonyL
November 17, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks, professor Tony! 🙂 You are very welcome!

Randy Stubbings
Reply to  TonyL
November 18, 2016 1:51 am

Congrats to Anthony and all his helpers for a sane view of an insane world, WUWT is my favorite website by far. A few minor glitches with Janice’s “history” doc, though. For example, the pictures at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2007/11/20/how-not-to-measure-temperature-part-35/ don’t show up and the links are broken. I have found several like this.

markl
Reply to  Randy Stubbings
November 18, 2016 9:40 am

Worked for me……..

PiperPaul
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 1:22 pm

That must have been a huge task. Thanks for putting one of my lame one-liners in.
Congratulations to WUWT and Anthony. 300 million coming up!

Marcus
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 1:32 pm

10 Gold Stars to you Janice, for such hard work and dedication, and 10 for Anthony, for probably helping to make Trump’s election possible by keeping many of us “little people” well informed with all the great posts and comments attracted to this great site !! Surely, America and the world would be a different place if this blog did not exist..Thank you….

Latitude
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 1:35 pm

Janice…as usual…YOU’RE AMAZING!!!!
Thank you!

Latitude
Reply to  Latitude
November 17, 2016 1:36 pm

(oh crud…I missed a chance to use “your”) 😉

Editor
Reply to  Latitude
November 17, 2016 1:53 pm

You’re welcome….

Janice Moore
Reply to  Latitude
November 17, 2016 3:35 pm

Thanks, Marcus! Ten! Cool…
Your, your, your WELCOME, Latitude dude! 🙂 And, thank you!

Hans
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 3:48 pm

As a newbie I appreciate all the work that has gone into shedding light onto the truth.
Thanks Anthony and thanks Janice.
Hans

Janice Moore
Reply to  Hans
November 18, 2016 12:00 am

You’re welcome, Hans. 🙂

Mary Catherine
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 4:41 pm

Oh, boy, am I happy you DID use it! So am I, Janice. I enjoyed it second only to Anthony’s exposition. I am supremely grateful for the existence of Anthony, and I always enjoy your contributions, too.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Mary Catherine
November 18, 2016 12:01 am

Thank you for the kind words, Mary Catherine. I’m glad you are pleased with the anthology! 🙂

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 6:06 pm

Thank you, Janice, for the compilation. Google Search is invaluable for finding good stuff on the internet, but I think I will find your anthology will be a good fast index of high grade articles in WUWT.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Stephen Rasey
November 18, 2016 12:02 am

You are so welcome, Stephen. I hope you DO find it a good basic reference tool!

Ben U.
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 9:02 pm

Janice wrote:

Anthony! Anthony!! AN-THO-NY!!!!

Seems a Prince Spaghetti ad reference. Very sweet in present context. Various versions, take your pick:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anthony+prince+spaghetti+commercial

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ben U.
November 18, 2016 12:05 am

lol — I LOVED watching that ad (just picked the one from the 1970’s). Thanks for sharing that, Ben. Well, I do not sound at ALL like that woman “Anthony!…… Anthony!…. Anthony!” I called out Anthony with a voice much more like a little girl on Christmas morning would cry out, “A puppy! A puppy!! A PUPPY!!!!
#(:))

asybot
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 10:59 pm

Janice I personally thank you for keeping us sane with your humor and your needle sharp criticism of negative vibes.

asybot
Reply to  asybot
November 17, 2016 11:06 pm

Oh Damn , sorry Anthony I am for ever grateful for your site . It is hard to explain how much I have learned and how many avenues you have ( and your contributors have) given me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. ( Janice pass it on) And btw the same goes for everybody that spend their time explaining complex things in a understandable way.

Janice Moore
Reply to  asybot
November 18, 2016 12:06 am

THANK YOU, Sybot (a). 🙂 Cool!

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 19, 2016 3:21 pm

I nominate you for “Most Polite Person on the Internet”.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you got one dozen marriage proposals from WUWT readers.

Reply to  Richard Greene
November 19, 2016 3:22 pm

I should mention I’m referring to Janice Moore.
Not Anthony Watts.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Richard Greene
November 20, 2016 9:54 am

Well, Mr. Greene, you are very, VERY, kind (and courteous) to say so. Chuckling, though, as many readers here will, with a smile, I daresay, beg to differ…. I can be pretty feisty and blunt at times, heh. One in particular told me that he will no longer read my comments because I am too acerbic for his taste. Well, the man who married me would have to have a very good sense of humor and be very playful and love to have FUN (and be silly, too, sometimes, or, at least not mind me being “dramatic” and silly). I’ve found him, though, so it is a moot point (can’t be married de facto due to “circumstances”, but, in my heart, I am). Just fun to chat about, here. Smiling and smiling (and *blushing* a bit, too).

markl
November 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Thank You!

Frank K.
November 17, 2016 12:22 pm

I still remember your first posts on measuring surface temperatures and the effect of Stevenson screens, before WUWT started up. Congratulations Anthony! You have indeed contributed positively to the climate debate. My hope is that now, with a President who is not part of the establishment, we will finally get true transparency in climate science and that everyone (including those in the political sphere) will welcome respectful, robust debate.
Here’s to the next 10 years! 🙂

CEH
November 17, 2016 12:23 pm

Congratulations to a sterling job all these years.

William Astley
November 17, 2016 12:24 pm

Congratulations Anthony for your work and your moderators work to create and maintain the best climate blog in the world.
May you live long and prosper.
Best wishes,
William

george e. smith
Reply to  William Astley
November 17, 2016 2:24 pm

I wonder; does Chasmod shave yet ??
G

Reply to  William Astley
November 17, 2016 6:15 pm

My thanks to all the moderators — those who are currently active, inactive, and those who have passed on. 294 MILLION comments takes tons of patience and civility.
[that’s page views, 1.9 million comments, but still… thx -mod]

Reply to  Stephen Rasey
November 17, 2016 6:17 pm

Correction: 1.9 MILLION comments. It still takes tons of patients and civility to keep the quality high.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Stephen Rasey
November 18, 2016 12:07 am

+1!

November 17, 2016 12:25 pm

Congratulations and big thank you to WUWT, Anthony and all contributors.
(I joined in the late 2008, learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of it since)

Paul Westhaver
Reply to  vukcevic
November 17, 2016 12:36 pm

Yeah. Me too Anthony. As you know I joined back then as well and, based on a few calculations/estimates viewed 50,000 pages since then. I have 30 bookmarked sites now and WUWT is just under Drudge, which is my start page. I love your web site and the way you manage it.
I hope it becomes obsolete. I really do. Then it can become Anthony’s “interesting science” site.
Thank-you Anthony.

Paul Westhaver
Reply to  Paul Westhaver
November 17, 2016 1:29 pm

Nice job Janice. #(;’)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Paul Westhaver
November 17, 2016 3:35 pm

Thanks, Paul! #(:))

John Silver
November 17, 2016 12:26 pm

What a long strange trip it’s been.

rkh
November 17, 2016 12:27 pm

Well done, Anthony … this comes from a daily visitor to your web site and little did I realize I have visited your site since its beginning. It’s going to get really interesting now, so please stay put!

Editor
November 17, 2016 12:28 pm

My friend, as much as you might think you’ve accomplished, when all the returns are in it your contribution will be seen to be ten times as large.
My sincere congratulations to you for bringing the ongoing climate science conversation out into the public arena, for providing a place where new and old ideas can be publicly examined, tested, and investigated, and for keeping the shiny side up and the rubber side down on this most cantankerous bus you are driving.
I’ll close with the Spanish toast “Salud, y pesetas, y tiempo pa’ gozarlas” … I wish you health, and money, and time to enjoy them.
w.

AleaJactaEst
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
November 17, 2016 1:09 pm

I prefer the more forthright Spanish toast “Salud, y feurte Al Canute!”

Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
November 17, 2016 5:49 pm

I measure my discovery of WUWT with Willis’ post of The Smoking Gun at Darwin Zero. It was an eye-opener on the sausage making in the practice of splicing and adjusting raw temperature records.

And with the Latin saying “Falsus in unum, falsus in omis” (false in one, false in all) as our guide, until all of the station “adjustments” are examined, adjustments of CRU, GHCN, and GISS alike, we can’t trust anyone using homogenized numbers.

So Thanks and Congratulations to Anthony Watts for the 10 years of curating this fine reservoir of excellent information and community. My gratitude to Willis Eschenbach for drawing me to this wonderful world.

jono1066
November 17, 2016 12:28 pm

what a waste of time,
no. I mean `what ! a waste of time ?`
i was sitting in a cold house one night with most of the lights off and the family all paying their respects to Morpheus when I found an interesting website, one of the articles had just a simple file linked to it.
Almost 3 hours later I stopped reading it and tried to get some sleep just as the dark was slowly being erased from the sky.
hooked from that first `HARRY READ ME FILE` heaven knows how many articles and how midnight hours I`ve spent since then , learned a little too.
thank you.

Editor
Reply to  jono1066
November 20, 2016 7:21 am

On the night Climategate broke here I went off and checked some of the data and text files (not very interesting), then Emails which kept me up too late. Just before I was going to go to bed, I figured I should check the HARRY READ ME file in case it had some pointers to other important things. Two hours later I managed to pull myself away and go to bed.
When I heard it was getting hard to find on the Web, I created http://wermenh.com/climate/HARRY_READ_ME.txt to inflict on other unsuspecting (or suspecting) readers.

Juan Slayton
November 17, 2016 12:29 pm

A word of appreciation for your spin-off surfacestations.org. A great excuse to get in the car and go exploring.

F. Ross
November 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Later, I think I’ll take a nap and then go out for a nice dinner and maybe a beer. I think I’ve earned it.

Understatement …another one of your fortes.
Congratulations and thanks Anthony.

F. Ross
Reply to  F. Ross
November 17, 2016 6:56 pm

…and thanks to Janice Moore for her fine opus magnum.
Download and perusal brought back fond memories.

Janice Moore
Reply to  F. Ross
November 18, 2016 12:08 am

You’re welcome! Glad to hear that.

CodeTech
November 17, 2016 12:34 pm

I feel like the kid on the old Shake-n-Bake ads: “and I helped!”
It’s simultaneously difficult to believe it’s already been 10 years, and that it’s ONLY been 10 years. I was awakened to the evidence-free nature of climate “science” a few years earlier, and was impressed when WUWT came along and seemed like a home.
I know the first years were filled with people saying what one of my first posts said: something like “I’m glad to see other people realize that this isn’t real”, followed by a description of the awakening process.
Well… today we have an Elected world leader whose eyes are wide open to the CAGW industry and what it’s really all about, so I feel very positive that the whole thing will soon crumble under its own excessive, arrogant, ignorant anti-science weight.

Janice Moore
Reply to  CodeTech
November 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Code Tech — You (and ALL the commenters) HELPED! (and I’m sure Anthony agrees!)

Jan Christoffersen
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 5:24 pm

Janice,
Colossal effort. What do you do for a day job? I often have wondered.
Anthony,
An amazing ten years. I will send a contribution for several large beers shortly. Wine, scotch too, if you like.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 12:17 am

Hi, Jan,
I have a great education (Communication — Marketing — Management — Computer Science/Business), including a law degree (with an active license), but, I can’t find professional work. Due to life circumstances, mainly, I lack the 5 (sometimes, even TEN) years experience required. Or something. Anyway, I’ve been mostly unemployed. For a very long time. At least, I had a lot of time to do that anthology, lol.
Right now, I am a bit embarrassed to admit, but the only job I could land (so far — things are going to get better!) was a Macy’s temp. seasonal sales associate job. Lol, another newbie saw me arrive at work recently and after we chatted a bit, as I walked away toward the break room to put my things away, she called out, “Have fun today!” I turned to see if she was serious, saying (very dryly), “Oh, yes. I’m going to have FUN.” I could see by her face that she was SERIOUS! She thinks that job is fun. Oh, man. Well, just wrote all that so you can know that such a job is very boring and tedious to me and the only thing I enjoy is talking with customers and helping them make good clothes buying choices.
Thanks for asking — that you cared to know was lovely.
Janice

Jan Christoffersen
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 8:34 am

Janice,
Thanks for your open and detailed response. Perhaps, with your varied educational background and obvious latent talent, there is a position for you in the Trump administration. He could use a sound mind.

Editor
November 17, 2016 12:34 pm

Yay Anthony!!!! WUWT has been and continues to be a great well-mannered forum, a place to learn and to share one’s observations and understandings.
Thank you for making WUWT what it is and has been for the past decade…and for allowing me to contribute posts here for 8 of those 10 years. (Wow, my first posts here, about the contribution of strong El Nino events to long-term global warming, were way back in January 2009, almost 8 years ago? Yikes.)
Thank you, Janice, for taking on the monstrous task of compiling the highlights of WUWT.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
November 17, 2016 12:44 pm

You are very welcome, Bob (there are several by you, in there). Thank YOU for years, YEARS, of excellent, free, science education.

ossqss
November 17, 2016 12:35 pm

Cheers to you Anthony! An awesome 10 years down and decades to go bro!
Bravo!
http://rs1028.pbsrc.com/albums/y344/Busola1/Applause.gif~c200

Latitude
Reply to  Anthony Watts
November 17, 2016 1:38 pm

ROTFL!

Editor
Reply to  Anthony Watts
November 17, 2016 2:26 pm

Well done Anthony. Can it really be ten Years?
Tonyb

Hans
Reply to  Anthony Watts
November 17, 2016 3:58 pm

As I think of the struggle against the warmists, I am reminded of the struggle of the allied troupes in WWII.
Maybe the comparison not appropriate, but the fight against the warmists is just as difficult.
Do not let up from those who wish to dominate us.
Your battle, like that of the British had little support until the USA became involved in the conflict.
It appears this may be a repeat of history.
Hans

Lil Fella from OZ
November 17, 2016 12:36 pm

Well done. Unfortunately all that work goes in defending the truth of Climate. Refuting gross rubbish. It had to be done and you, Anthony, courageously picked up the mantle. Thanks Anthony. We are deeply in you debt. Thanks also to those who have contributed to this site. Thanks to Mr Trump who is a headache for the ‘other side.’ Now the boot will be on the other side! Just can’t wait for 2017, hopefully reality will come.

November 17, 2016 12:37 pm

Congratulations Anthony. You and WUWT have made a large difference with the best yet to come.

Admin
November 17, 2016 12:37 pm

You changed the world for the better Anthony.

troe
November 17, 2016 12:37 pm

A heart felt THANK YOU to you and all those who post for our benefit. Through thick and thin you have stayed steadfast to a noble cause.

November 17, 2016 12:41 pm

Congratulations. There is so much to thank you for.
Thank you in particular for making a new watchdog where mass media failed so miserably!
I have just put in a new donation, and I encourage everyone to do the same. 🙂 🙂

Joe Civis
November 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Congratulations and Thank you! Also thank you to all those who have contributed!!
All the best!
Joe

TA
November 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. You provide an invaluable service.
Thanks to Janice Moore for all her hard work. An enormous effort.

Janice Moore
Reply to  TA
November 17, 2016 12:45 pm

You are welcome, TA!

LansnerFrank
November 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Dear Anthony,
Thank you so much for being there. You and your team as well just keeps making the heart of WUWT and the climate sceptic position beat every day and night every year.
You contribute to world history, that’s the truth and we all know it. Your role cannot be exaggerated.
All the best, and I can’t wait for you all to see what im up to next.
Kind Regards, Frank Lansner

Major Meteor
November 17, 2016 12:43 pm

I enjoy WUWT immensely. I rarely go a day without checking in. For the not so nice column, Bill Nye the “Science” Guy should make the list. Keep up the great work!

u.k(us)
November 17, 2016 12:43 pm

As I said many years ago, WUWT is an oasis of sanity.
Thanks for all the hard work Anthony.
Thanks also to all the posters and commenters that keep me coming back.

Mark from the Midwest
November 17, 2016 12:43 pm

This is one place I can always retreat to for a bit of sanity, hoping for 10 more years as the mess is unwound.
Thanks Anthony.

M Courtney
November 17, 2016 12:44 pm

Congratulations.
Good luck with the next phase when this dangerous AGW thing blows over. May WUWT thrive.
Now I’m going to download Janice’s pdf.,

Janice Moore
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 12:46 pm

Hey, Matt. I’m truly sorry that your dad couldn’t be here for this. Hope you are doing okay.

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 12:47 pm

He’s still here. Just not as capable as he was before the last stroke.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 12:50 pm

If it would give him more joy than annoyance, please, Matt, tell your dad he is missed and that I am praying for him (now that I know he is still alive!). Take care.

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 1:03 pm

Noted, both.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 2:22 pm

My prayers for him also.
I’m glad he’s “still here”.
I probably don’t need to say this, but, do try to be “there” for him as much as you can. For the both of you.

M Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 12:46 pm

Blimey.
2436 pages.

M Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 1:05 pm

First criticism of the editor – page 108.

[Ed. And so, the (as of 2016, 8-year) battle re: carbon mass balance (and related issues) between Mr. Engelbeen and the WUWT Science Giants begins.]

Ferdinand is one of the WUWT Science Giants too.
Just because at least one of those people are wrong doesn’t mean they aren’t all on top of their science.

Janice Moore
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 2:09 pm

Thank you, Matt, for the correction.
Corrected version: Mr. Engelbeen, Science Giant, and the WUWT Science Giants begins.
Just nice to know you are reading it! 🙂

M Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 3:17 pm

Thank you for the correction. Engelbeen deserves the correct grammar.
It did read a little slighting. Which isn’t exactly your metier.
And at last I’ve earned a reference – on page 1986.
It’s someone else quoting me, but at least I’ve been proven right.

Reply to  M Courtney
November 18, 2016 2:16 am

M Courtney,
Although we had very fierce discussions with your father in the past, these were mostly (not always…) polite and to the point. It is a pity to miss his voice in the latest – still ongoing – discussion about the same, ever repeated, subject of the origin of the CO2 rise, but I do expect that will last forever…
Anyway, I wish him the best for his heath and hope he will recover soon, at least to enjoy life as long as it lasts (in general much too short for everyone of us)…
And thanks for pushing me to the “Giants” of WUWT, my contributions are rather modest. I don’t think my contributions ranks to the same order as e.g. Willis Eschenbach and many others, as my knowledge is far more practical than theoretical, as the latter is mostly forgotten after 50 years non-use…

Reply to  M Courtney
November 18, 2016 3:03 am

Of course “heath” should be “health”, did reread it twice and didn’t see it… Some word blindness at work?

Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 2:26 pm

M Courtney November 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm
Please add me to that list. I for one really miss his presence here.

M Courtney
Reply to  davidmhoffer
November 17, 2016 3:14 pm

Noted.

Eamon Butler
Reply to  M Courtney
November 17, 2016 5:23 pm

It’s late here (Dublin) now,so I am just flicking quickly through the comments. I’m so glad that I happened to land on this few. I too would like to pass on my best regards you and your Dad. I think what Janice has said, will be echoed by many of us here.
With respect, Eamon.

tmitsss
November 17, 2016 12:46 pm

How about a shout out to David. The collective name for the army of Davids who did the surveys for the surface station records

Sean Peake
November 17, 2016 12:49 pm

This site changed my worldview back in ’08 and made me quite unpopular with some people. Thanks for everything you’ve done… so far!
I look forward to reading the first 10 years pdf. (I have +700Mps Internet and it downloaded in about 5 seconds)

Rick K
November 17, 2016 12:51 pm

Anthony,
I’ve been to WUWT so many times I can’t count. THANK YOU for all you have done for so many.
WUWT is the first place I head to on the web.
The science…
The comments…
The commenters…
The humor…
The insight…
There is so much VALUE to coming here! Your work and vision of how to bring straightforward information to people in such an understandable and useful way has constantly and successfully battled the dragons of deceit. No small accomplishment. Many are in your debt.
You’ve attracted a cabal of commenters second to none that only serve to embellish and enrich the posts.
My thanks to all who are a part of WUWT.
Janice, a shout out to you for your love of truth and your boundless enthusiasm for the sometimes difficult search in finding it. The world needs more people like you!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Rick K
November 17, 2016 2:06 pm

Thank you, Rick K!
#(:))
#(:))
#(:))

November 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Congratulations for enduring 10 years of warmists.

whiten
November 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Congratulation Anthony for all your straggles and work, bravery and achievements , thanks to Janice also, and if I may add, the greatness of man is in the ability and strength to reject and not accept the illusion of the absolute power…..and all the corruption associated with it all……
Anthony and Janice, you should be proud of your firm stand…:)
cheers

A C Osborn
November 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Well done Anthony, perhaps you can now enlist the help of a certain Mr Trump.
He seems to be of a sceptic persuasion.
What an accolade that would be.

Marinus
November 17, 2016 12:54 pm

Congratulations. I started reading WUWT in 2007 when I was looking for info re alarming temperature increases. One of the first stories I read was about how long it would take before 1998 was a warmer year than 1934 in the US. That made it very clear to me that the official temperature data were manipulated.

H. D. Hoese
November 17, 2016 12:55 pm

CONGRATULATIONS, learned a lot from this, lots more left out there. Discussion at coffee today (ages 80-87) of various backgrounds (engineering, ex-military and others) showed appreciation for the many against the grain contributions of “skeptics.” Would that all should understand the difference between would, could and should.

Jim Murphy
November 17, 2016 12:57 pm

Congratulations Anthony! Thanks to Janice.

Malc
November 17, 2016 12:58 pm

Congratulations Anthony. I have been reading your blog every day for most of that time. Certainly has been invaluable for me

urederra
November 17, 2016 1:01 pm

Felicidades, gracias, y que cumplas muchos más.

urederra
Reply to  urederra
November 17, 2016 1:08 pm

@Janice. I am browsing the report right now and it looks better than the IPCC one. Thanks for the compilation. 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  urederra
November 17, 2016 2:05 pm

“Better than the IPCC one” — oooh, thank you, very much (sarcasm). Seriously, muchas gracias! De nada.

Editor
November 17, 2016 1:06 pm

Anthony,
Congratulations! I haven’t been here for nearly that long, but I can say that your site has been a delightful source of learning for me. Have a beer (or two) on me tonight. It is, quite literally, the very least I could do to show my appreciation.
Sincerely,
rip
aka Brian Lindauer

John Robertson
November 17, 2016 1:07 pm

Congratulations.
You are the current model for scientific discussion.
Online publishing with instant critiques.
Far better than the “science” magazines I used to purchase.
Subscription/donation made.
Enjoy.

Mike Robinson
November 17, 2016 1:10 pm

I can’t thank you enough for what you do Anthony. Your website is one that I visit every day.

Ian Cooper
November 17, 2016 1:11 pm

Congratulations and well done Anthony. It feels like I’ve been getting a daily ‘fix’ from this site for more than 10 years so I’ll take your word for that. Trust is one of the key elements that this site provides. We probably all had a healthy suspicion of the MSM before you started. WUWT provided the perfect juxtaposition to the line pumped out by the MSM. This site draws us like a magnate to read articles that can be readily commented on by anyone, provided they keep a civil tongue (hats off to the moderators & the great job they continue to do). Here’s to the future of WUWT and all who travel with her. Cheers, Coops.

Scarface
November 17, 2016 1:11 pm

Congratulations!
@Janice: Thanks! I checked your summary for the most remarkable post and it was in it: “low flow” fire hydrants LOL

Janice Moore
Reply to  Scarface
November 17, 2016 2:04 pm

🙂

Mike Maguire
November 17, 2016 1:11 pm

“Since then, I’ve had 15,559 Posts and 1,902,684 Comments and 291,103,411 Views as of this writing. (updated at publish time)”
Many of those posts and comments come from professional scientists and those with substantive contributions. What a great way to celebrate your 10 year anniversary too, with a new president that promises to take the politics out of climate science.
Long live WUWT!

Scott
November 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Congratulations Anthony on this important milestone! From the audit of this country’s surface temperature stations with your small army of volunteers to Monkton’s eloquent, sardonic articles excoriating the believers, your blog’s contribution to science and the scientific method can not be overstated. Keep up the great work!

Harry Passfield
November 17, 2016 1:13 pm

I found you (when I used a crap pseudonym) in 2006/7 because of one of your biggest fans, the writer, Christopher Booker, of the (UK) Daily Telegraph. He must have been responsible for sending a lot of Brits your way.
Well done, Anthony.

Eric Harpham
Reply to  Harry Passfield
November 17, 2016 1:35 pm

I also, like Harry Passfield, found you because of reading Christopher Booker in the Sunday Telegraph (UK) about the same time. I have logged on, at least once, practically every day since then. Because of the knowledge I have acquired I have spread the word, to my many customers and beyond, about WUWT and encouraged people to go on it and learn the truth for themselves.
Congratulations Anthony.

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Eric Harpham
November 17, 2016 6:11 pm

Christopher Booker for me too.

Editor
November 17, 2016 1:14 pm

Anthony ==> A million kudos, all well deserved. All the best on WUWT’s birthday — I owe you another dinner next time I come West.
Cheers,
Kip Hansen

spinifers
November 17, 2016 1:21 pm

Thank you Anthony and everyone else that contributes here, including the commenters! You’ve often been my only thread of hope and sanity in this mad, mad world of CAGW.

Eric H
November 17, 2016 1:22 pm

Has it been ten years? I found this site after reading about global warming on Steve Milloy’s Junk Science blog. I have been reading it almost daily ever since as well as Dr. Curry and Dr. Spencer’s sites. I don’t have a degree in science but this blog and others have stimulated me to research everything that I can find on the climate. It’s also taught me to think critically and to lay aside my biases and look at the data. I now question everything, have changed my political leanings from GOP to classic liberal, enjoy philosophy, and I have a new found talent of sniffing out BS. Thanks Anthony from an over-developed muscle head whose calloused knuckles drag while he walks to keep him upright like out-riggers on a Polynesian canoe.

Nigel in Santa Barbara
Reply to  Eric H
November 17, 2016 5:18 pm

+1

ARW
November 17, 2016 1:25 pm

I log on to my computer, grab my first cup of coffee and read this site every day and have done so for probably 8 years. It is part of my daily routine and I could not do with out it. A rare window of sanity in a very muddied subject. Sincere thanks and congratulations

François Riverin
November 17, 2016 1:25 pm

Congratulations Mr Watts. I am a former journaliste, now retiree. In this new world of information et desinformation, your blog is an absolute necessity. Hope one day a French Version will be available. Thank you

November 17, 2016 1:26 pm

I discovered organised climate scepticism late. WUWT was one of the fist sites I found a year or two ago and I have followed it ever since, only recently actually subscribing.
Anthony, you have encouraged me to believe, in my own beliefs. I’m not well educated but had figured out lots of stuff many years ago. Finding all the folks on here who range from rabid denialist to moderately luke warmist helped me form genuine, reasonable arguments to the msm derived dribble on an extremely important subject.
On a very personal note, my 17 year old, 6th form daughter (I live in the UK and 6th form is the last two years of secondary school, sorry if that’s obvious to everyone) went to bed in tears the other night. I contradicted her Geography teacher on GW so I was the bad guy.
I suspect the good fight has just begun. There is a generation of kids out there who have been indoctrinated by Global Warming social terrorism. But somehow, with the Brexit and Trump messages delivered, there is a glimmer of hope, we can only hope they actually deliver for us, and our kids don’t grow up terrified of the future.
I hope you enjoy your beer tonight because you really deserve it. Like it or not, I guess you can add journalism to your CV, and in your case, you represent the best of breed.
Lang may yer lum reek! (Old Scottish expression: may you always have a warming open fire in your home [a lum is a chimney]) which seems appropriate right now.
The Informed Consumer, aka hotscot (I have no idea why It’s so much trouble to deal with different ID’s on WordPress, I guess I’m just getting old, and fed up with passwords).

M Courtney
Reply to  The Informed Consumer
November 17, 2016 3:50 pm

17 year olds rebel against their authority figures.
They have to in order to become themselves and not just little ones.
If they side with their teachers rather than their father then… You’ve done OK as a Dad.

Don V
November 17, 2016 1:27 pm

Excellent work! Janice. I have downloaded your anthology and now have a document that I can quickly scan and search to find things I remembered from long ago but can’t find. I’m really impressed!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Don V
November 17, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks, Don! 🙂 So glad you are pleased.

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 2:36 pm

Hi Ms Moore
I just downloaded the pdf file, great work, must have taken months to compile.
Naturally, I searched and found some of my entries, good selection; I had few laughs reading the comments again. Thanks.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 3:39 pm

Oh, Mr. Vukcevic (and, do call me Janice, if you would), thank you — and you are very welcome. I’m glad you got a kick out of some of those. Your indefatigable enthusiasm and good naturedness is an inspiration.

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 3:52 pm

Vuk, serious question.
How did you search? My acrobat (in Windows 10) wouldn’t search on a CTRL-F. I had to read the whole thing.
How?

South River Independent
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 11:48 pm

M Courtney – I am using Adobe Reader Touch. Click on the three horizontal lines in upper left corner (menu icon), then select App commands. See search box in lower left corner. Hope this helps.
Great job compiling the PDF, Ms Moore, but I think you have left yourself open to a charge of “cherry picking.” (Smile.)

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 1:07 am

Mr. Courtney
open link with IE browser, -edit – find on this page- ……
(Opera, my regular browser didn’t highlight entries)
else use Adobe-acrobat search

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 12:23 pm

Must have a weak computer.
Still couldn’t make it work in Adobe Reader or IE.

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 3:14 pm

Mr Courtney look up pages 1402, 1986, 2033, 2266

M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 3:58 pm

Thank you.
I missed myself on pages 1402 and 2266. And nothing has yet changed the opinion I hold since those halcyon days: We just don’t know.
The Precautionary Principle leads to action indistinguishable from madness.
But instinctively adopting the opposite position is equally as unjustified.

November 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Congratulations on ten fabulous and inspiring years. I salute you!

Joe E
November 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Much congratulations ! – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this website and although I am not smart enough to be able to offer worthwhile reviews of the nonsense spewed by the climate alarmists, I do appreciate all you and your supporters have done to provide rebuttal to said nonsense.

Ralph
November 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Congratulations, Anthony! I don’t post much but have watched and listened to you and your site from the beginning. You have provided an incomparable service to the whole climate discussion and have been instrumental in getting the pendulum to slowly begin swinging back against the “warmists”. Long may you continue!!

November 17, 2016 1:33 pm

congratulations…
I came this way on November 19th 2009, referred by a blog post elsewhere,entitled that the climate change cat is out of the bag..
met lots of great people because of that link, many on Anthony’s list, including Anthony of course.

Reply to  Anthony Watts
November 18, 2016 11:23 am

Thanks! –
I found the webpage (575 PAGES of comments!)
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=205&t=775382&i=0
WattsUpWithThat said:
It appears that the proverbial Climate Science Cat is out of the bag.

Bloke down the pub
November 17, 2016 1:35 pm

It was a pleasure and an honour to meet you Anthony when you came to Bristol for the John Cook shindig. Congratulations for what you’ve achieved these ten years, it’s been a helluva ride.

ChrisDinBristol
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
November 17, 2016 2:57 pm

That goes for me, too. Greetings from Brizzle, where it is currently raining – which is decidedly NOT climate change! I failed to shake Eric Clapton’s hand when I had the chance, but I’m proud to be able to say that I have shaken yours

Christopher Welsh
November 17, 2016 1:38 pm

“against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in Vain” -Von Schiller
But you did NOT! Congrats and thank you for proving that one brave man can still make a difference.

Joel Snider
November 17, 2016 1:38 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. I can’t imagine how screwed we’d already be were it not for you and the courage of a few of your colleagues taking the slings and arrows. There probably is no way the world at large will ever appreciate the debt we all owe.

Ethan Brand
November 17, 2016 1:46 pm

Congratulations Anthony. What you have accomplished is truly inspirational. Considering the vast (but generally entertaining) wasteland that represents most of the ‘web, WUWT is like an island of relative sanity surrounded by the ocean of Salem Witch Trials. As I was growing up, I used to imagine how horrid it would have been to be capable of critical thinking and living in (pick your year) 1800, surrounded by such vast ignorance of what reality really represented. When I got a bit older, I came to understand that nothing has really changed, merely the subjects of fantasy. WUWT represents an actual change in that dynamic by providing an actual and significant forum for discussing and critiquing the fantasy Du jour. While I am still pretty cynical about the capability of humans in general to recognize that our egos do not define reality, WUWT does provide a glimmer of hope that the trajectory is perhaps optimistic.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
November 17, 2016 1:47 pm

Found your site in early 2010 when I, as a then naive accepter of the “consensus”, began to question the media pronouncements of the defenders of and apologists for Climategate.
In a way, I can thank the Melbourne Age newspaper for becoming a sceptic. You achieved the opposite of what you set out to do with me, The Age!

November 17, 2016 1:48 pm

Good job Anthony…as I commented a couple of days ago I think the world is going to need the Denialist level 7 and his minions (you would be one of those Janice) Just because a huge predator is wounded doesn’t mean it’s not still dangerous and capable of inflicting great harm.

Joel Snider
Reply to  fossilsage
November 17, 2016 2:03 pm

Often MORE dangerous. And they’ve still got the reins of power for another sixty days.

Janice Moore
Reply to  fossilsage
November 17, 2016 3:41 pm

Thanks for that, fossilsage. I’m going to believe you and…… get stuck trying to fit my head out the door in about half an hour. (hm… where’s that can of WD-40 …. yeah, I’ll smell GREAT (not), but, I HAVE to get out that door!!!)

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 7:10 pm

Save some of that WD-40 for my arthritic elbow, my dear.

Reply to  Janice Moore
November 17, 2016 9:11 pm

Just so you know I think of myself as one of Anthony’s minions. You know, one of those people that take what they learn and write too the editor and their congressman. My strictly scientific education ended a long time ago but it was enough to make me feel qualified to assess a legitimate argument. My political education began a long time ago and I know for sure that corruption is the biggest enemy of our people.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  fossilsage
November 17, 2016 8:36 pm

Referring to the allied forces promoting the whole CAGW concept, “wounded predator” is most apropos.

November 17, 2016 1:48 pm

Thank God for the freedoms we have in America and some of the other countries in this world, and for those like Anthony who have the courage and stamina to keep exercising and defending those freedoms in the face of vicious opposition.

Neo
November 17, 2016 1:52 pm

So, will you be ditching your press pool when you go out to dinner ?

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Neo
November 17, 2016 7:12 pm

Do you mean when he meets McKibben at the diner?

Gunga Din
November 17, 2016 1:53 pm

Thank you, Janice, for putting this together.
But especially, Thank you, Anthony, for giving her something of value to put together.
PS Did you ever find out why asparagus has that certain effect? 😎

Janice Moore
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 17, 2016 3:43 pm

You are very welcome, Gunga Din. Re: asparagus, I think it is just something in the pigment…. Oh. You were talking to Anthony! lolololol

Gunga Din
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 18, 2016 3:22 pm

😎 Yes, I was.
(For those who don’t get it, I was referring back to his very first post. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/17/welcome-to-watts-up-with-that/
And, no, I didn’t find WUWT till several years later.)

Dave Andre
November 17, 2016 1:56 pm

Congratulations and great job!

November 17, 2016 1:59 pm

Great, great, great. Concratulations from EIKE Germany, Antony

Scott
November 17, 2016 2:03 pm

Congratulations Anthony.
Have read your posts (and those of your guests) virtually every day for most of that.

Jeff in Calgary
November 17, 2016 2:04 pm

Congratulations on 10 years! Anthony, you have no idea how much good you have done!
Thank you Janice for putting that document together. I was glad to see 2 of my comments made it into your summery. Here is one:
Jeff in Calgary: “When my grandfather went to France and Belgium to fight in 1917, he was not going to defend the government’s right to suppress opposition!”

Janice Moore
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
November 17, 2016 2:12 pm

Yes, that was a good one. You are welcome.

November 17, 2016 2:04 pm

Congratulations Anthony & also to your team of support.
WUWT became part of my daily routine. It helped me to get a perspective on the changes in media land and on the “social engineering” dimension of politics. I now realize that good information, being of tactical value to many parties, isn’t as free as supposed in the “free west”. It is being manipulated and changed from all sides all the time. You have to dig for it, sort things out, and with effort you may find some jewels. With WUWT you may even find a lot of them 🙂

ClimateOtter
November 17, 2016 2:07 pm

Way to go Anthony!

Editor
November 17, 2016 2:08 pm

“2436 pages”
Oh my. I think it will have to wait for tonight. And the next, and repeat until done. 🙂
I haven’t done a good job of updating http://wermenh.com/wuwt/index.html with good posts for a few years, I’ll have to pick some out of your anthology, and probably link to your anthology first.
Your dedication here is awesome!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ric Werme
November 17, 2016 2:13 pm

Thanks, Ric! YOUR list has helped me more than once through the years. I just happened to have a LOT of free time….

November 17, 2016 2:10 pm

Congratulations to Anthony Watts on changing the World of Science Reporting and surviving a fantastically long ten years.

ChrisDinBristol
November 17, 2016 2:16 pm

You are a hero of our times. Thank you.

JJM Gommers
November 17, 2016 2:16 pm

An amazing milestone, against all odds, congrats.!!

Steve in SC
November 17, 2016 2:19 pm

Congratulations for the 10 years Anthony. You have given us a place where there has been a civil (for the most part) discussion about science and the human condition. Many of us have learned some things along the way, probably even some with initials before or after their names. This has been a civil group and I suspect that many people have met other and become friends that otherwise would have never met. For all that we humbly thank you and wish you the best for many more years.
Congratulations from deep in Possum Kingdom, South Carolina.

Editor
November 17, 2016 2:21 pm

Anthony may have picked a great time to start WUWT and have the ten year anniversary today. When we look back ten years from now, we may find that a lasting legacy from President Trump was to start a period where the USA and other large countries began to realize that CO2 was not going to doom us all by the end of the century. Or decade or what have you.
Right now, I’m looking forward to a “pause” in the alarmism and giving natural processes a chance to make a transition from a warming period to a cooling one or whatever it is that comes next. I’m sure it will be interesting!

Reply to  Ric Werme
November 17, 2016 3:13 pm

But I want it to warm, please, please, let it warm!
I don’t want my kids growing up in a cold barren landscape.
If fossil fuel burning cause global warming BURN IT ALL!!!!!
I would rather my kids faced a future of a planet with a humid, moist, CO2 rich atmosphere, that plants love. Equatorial rain forests prove it beyond all doubt!
Ice poles are good for Gin and Tonics, nothing more.

November 17, 2016 2:21 pm

In a few of the other fora I sometimes frequent I often saw real bitterness and hatred in alarmist posters who would randomly bring up the subject of WUWT, just to spit venom about it. I’d not heard of it til then so came along here to see what all the fuss was about – and stayed.
Those impotent alarmists know how much animated traffic there is here and how the tumbleweeds blow and the mournful wind sighs through their own preferred alarmist blogs. And they really, really hate it.
Good job!!
Cheers! 🙂

Resourceguy
November 17, 2016 2:25 pm

Cast a giant shadow……Anthony.

stevekeohane
November 17, 2016 2:27 pm

Thank you Anthony for all you’ve done to promote sanity over these years. Janice, thanks for your contribution, I have it downloaded and look forward to reliving the journey.

luysii
November 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Off topic, but it just came out today and is something the readership should know about. Sorry to be so rude.
Plants take up more carbon
Nature 539, 332 (17 November 2016) doi:10.1038/539332c
Published online 16 November 2016
Despite the rise in CO2 emissions resulting from human activity, atmospheric CO2 levels have grown relatively little since 2002. To find out why, Trevor Keenan at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and his colleagues used ground observations, satellite data and vegetation models to quantify changes in CO2 uptake and release by terrestrial plants worldwide. They found that increased photosynthesis and plant ‘greening’ have boosted the amount of carbon stored on land. Reduced plant respiration due to the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming also seems to have increased this carbon sink.
However, terrestrial carbon stocks will not offset the accumulation of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere if emissions continue to grow, the scientists caution.
Nature Commun. 7, 13428 (2016)

Reply to  luysii
November 17, 2016 3:26 pm

The second paper I have seen that lauds plantlife for it’s benefit to mankind, but adds a daft caution to the end of it.
This article is too early to include, but I suspect there will be a lot of scientific wriggling in the not too distant future as Trump stamps his authority. Even if he doesn’t, there will be many rats fleeing the AGW ship just in case.

November 17, 2016 2:35 pm

Congratulations on ten years, and to Anthony and the rest of the moderators and contributors who keep an inherently disorderly project looking nearly seamless. It only look easy from the outside.

Brent Hargreaves
November 17, 2016 2:36 pm

Anthony, you’re a hero. When the Great Global Warming Hoax collapses I will campaign for your honorary knighthood. Arise, Sir Anthony!

November 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Wow – a decade and not a day goes by that there isn’t more and more and more …
Thanks Anthony (and Janice!)

Reply to  Bubba Cow
November 17, 2016 7:04 pm

and moore and moore…. thanks anthony and all who contribute , you are true heroes

RexAlan
November 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Thank you Anthony. I don’t know what to say except that what you have achieved here is absolutely incredible. I visit everyday although I only occasionally comment. Take care now and enjoy that beer.

Michael of Oz
November 17, 2016 2:40 pm

The truth should never go out of fashion nor the search to find it.
Congratulations and thank you Anthony.

George McFly......I'm your density
November 17, 2016 2:40 pm

Anthony, a wonderful contribution to the advancement of science. My best congratulations

Harry Passfield
November 17, 2016 2:41 pm

I once suggested Steve McIntyre should receive a Pulitzer Prize for his work in climate blogs: I now realise that there should be one for a certain Mr A Watts.

commieBob
November 17, 2016 2:46 pm

In at least one respect, Anthony is a superior human being.
The example I would use to illustrate the point is the open source software movement. Arguably the father of the movement is Richard Stallman, a hard working, dedicated genius. He did so much but his attempt at an operating system, Hurd, went nowhere. Linux, led by Linus Tovalds, took off and took over the world. Why did that happen?
Linus shared all of Richard’s sterling characteristics but he was way easier to work with. Because of his personal characteristics, a community of programmers gathered around Linus and the rest is history.
WUWT is an amazing place because of Anthony’s personal characteristics. My hat is off to him. There are few people like him.

Editor
Reply to  commieBob
November 17, 2016 3:00 pm

rms is challenging to work with? At least he’s been consistent over the last 40 years. 🙂

QQBoss
Reply to  commieBob
November 19, 2016 9:09 am

Linus is easy to work with? Try telling him he is factually wrong, and present evidence, and see just how easy he is to work with. I stopped attempting to provide any assistance to the Linux movement in 1995 as a result of his inability to recognize the functionality of BAT registers in PowerPC.
RMS is mostly hard to be around when there is poor ventilation, otherwise he always seemed open to technical arguments with merit (but “Software should be free” is unquestionable and vi has no merit).

commieBob
Reply to  QQBoss
November 19, 2016 2:35 pm

… his inability to recognize the functionality of BAT registers in PowerPC.

He has made remarks that make me think he thinks drivers are black magic. Maybe he’s hardware averse.

“Software should be free” is unquestionable and vi has no merit

Vi reminds me of edlin. It’s what you would do if you were really hardware constrained.

Reply to  QQBoss
November 23, 2016 8:17 am

Hey, my fingers still know TECO. vi/ex would have been a lot more tolerable if were patterned after TECO.

Mick
November 17, 2016 2:50 pm

Thank you 🙂

Keith
November 17, 2016 2:55 pm

Congratulations to Antony and all who write, moderate contribute at WUWT: Its been an almost daily visit for me for nearly 10 years, an oasis of sanity, and a source of lots of material that I’ve passed to friends, foes in the climate wars, including contributing to a Dubai radio program called Dubai eye

Melvyn Dackombe
November 17, 2016 2:56 pm

Many congratulations. Enjoy your meal.

Oldseadog
November 17, 2016 2:57 pm

Thank you Anthony for ten years of truth and indeed interest and thank you Janice for reminding us of the birthday.
I’ll drink a toast to you both shortly.

Caligula Jones
November 17, 2016 2:58 pm

Congratulations, and THANK YOU. For a non-Canadian climate blog, its pretty good (pardon my partisanship :-))
Funny how your critics think that you are so obviously well-funded. It never occurs to them that you don’t need to spend, say, a billion dollars to win an election or something.

Randy in Ridgecrest
November 17, 2016 3:06 pm

Thanks Anthony – here’s to another 10 years!

Frederick Davies
November 17, 2016 3:07 pm

Happy birthday, WUWT, and many happy returns!
There should be a little present in the tip can…
FD

Steve (Paris)
November 17, 2016 3:12 pm

I’ve been coming here most days for almost ten years to further my education. I started out really dumb but thanks to Antony and his many supporters I’m a little less dumb today. What a journey. Thank you.

November 17, 2016 3:13 pm

WUWT is a significant and daily part of my life, and has been from the very earliest days, 9.9 years ago! Very best wishes for the future, at the personal level and at the Blog level.
Many thanks to you for continuous inspiration, and to our unmatched technical contributors, who have helped immensely in generating the impressive reputation of this site.

MattJ
November 17, 2016 3:16 pm

Proud to have been a lurker for all 10 of these years!
WUWT is a bastion and beacon of climate and science common sense, objectivity, and great discussion from contributors and commenters.
Thanks to all involved!

OK S.
November 17, 2016 3:22 pm

I guess I should really thank RealClimate. If they hadn’t be so rude when I was first trying to understand climate science, I would have quit searching and not found Watts Up With That.
I guess that would have been somewhere about the first of 2007. Doesn’t seem that long ago
Congratulations and Thanks.

john
November 17, 2016 3:22 pm

Congrats and thank you, Anthony and all! May the next decade be even better.

November 17, 2016 3:29 pm

Congratulations, and many thanks, Anthony. As one who stumbled onto this battlefield a few weeks before CG1 – which is now rapidly approaching its seventh anniversary – I cannot tell you how much I have learned from your posts and those of your guest contributors and, of course, the many commenters.
Janice, my hat’s off to you for your awesome commemorative compilation – and my thanks for the honourable mention you accorded me as we observed WUWT passing the 100,000,000 visit milestone in early 2012. And I see that pretty soon WUWT will have tripled that record:-)

Reply to  Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
November 17, 2016 4:26 pm

+10
Hope you had a nice nap Anthony – enjoy the beer! Well earned.
I think perhaps Janice earned one too.
Susan

Janice Moore
Reply to  Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
November 18, 2016 12:29 am

Thank you, Hilary (you need to comment here more often — your writing is especially sharp and your insights very keen).
Thanks, Susan! Here’s to YOU, our very own (how cool is that! very!) polar bear expert! *clink*

Frederik Michiels
November 17, 2016 3:32 pm

i always wondered what the first post on WUWT would look like….
i never thought it would have been THAT basic hahahahahahaha but anyway i wonder if you ever thought it to become this big? i think not 🙂
congrats it’s 10 years of magnificent work!

November 17, 2016 3:40 pm

Icecap was my go to page and I think one day there was a link here and the rest is history.
Best climate/weather blog ever.
Also, who’s Brittany and Kfed………..?

Thomho
November 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Anthony
First congratulations
What an amazing effort
Pioneers deserve respect and you have mine
But could I suggest to your list of contributors the late Prof Bob Carter from Australia
I will be kicking in. $100
Regards
Thomho
Melbourne
Australia

November 17, 2016 3:47 pm

Hey Janice! Very nice!!! Power to you, girl! 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  A.D. Everard
November 18, 2016 12:30 am

#(:))

James Schrumpf
November 17, 2016 3:56 pm

Thanks for everything, Anthony!

M Courtney
November 17, 2016 4:00 pm

As a long time lurker, then briefly active, now lurker again; I applaud the highlight real that Janice has produced.
But everyone must have a few others they remember. What else do you recall?>
For me there was that ‘CO2 will freeze in Antarctica post’. It was the moment when the blog went from small town science gossip to a real science blog. A Milestone.
The idea was wrong – obviously so. And it was not batted around for a laugh. It was knocked down.
That’s science.
And I also liked some of the political discussions before the far-right found the site on mass and refused to debate.

November 17, 2016 4:05 pm

10 years. What is the big deal. I worked two of my several jobs for 20 plus years and no one even noted the tenth anniversary. Anthony, you have a great website, you are a great friend and a hero of mine. Now, cancel the celebration and get back to work. The next eight years (the Trump administration) will be super big for you and your website. Hundreds of thousands of people are going to become interested the skeptical view of global warming/ climate change. I have already noted an uptick for my essay. Your site is about to explode with new readers. Do your best work starting now and don’t stop until the victory is yours.

Reply to  John Coleman
November 17, 2016 8:50 pm

John Coleman wrote:
“I worked two of my several jobs for 20 plus years and no one even noted the tenth anniversary.”
Whoa! In that case, John, Happy 10th Anniversary! Better late than never — and now you can celebrate another 10 year milestone: a decade of contributions to WUWT. Happy 10th Anniversary here, too (and please keep posting your interesting charts. They’re worth saving.)
You also made an excellent point regarding the next 8 years: Instead of being on the defensive, skeptics of the *ahem* trumped-up CAGW scare/false alarm can enjoy a bit of schadenfreude for a change, now that the shoe is on the other foot.
Up until now ≈97% of Big Media’s pixels have been ridiculously one-sided, so it will be fascinating watching their reaction to the President-elect’s campaign promises (posted well before the election).
Here are a few examples:
…• 5th: I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal.
• 6th: Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
• 7th: Cancel billions in payments to U.N.’s Climate Change programs, and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure…

We can almost hear ‘journalists’ heads beginning to explode in newsrooms from NYC to Bonn. If you listen closely, it sounds just like a carbon-spewing 1967 V-8 muscle car, accelerating over an acre of bubble wrap…
And now we know why Janice Moore hasn’t been commenting as much lately. Reading her compilation will take some time, but it looks to be very thorough. Kudos to Janice for all the time and effort she’s put into it.
(I’d also like to add my personal thanks, Janice, for your unwavering support of scientific skepticism over the years. On top of that, you’re a truly good person — a rare quality that comes through clearly in your comments.)
Finally, here’s a report straight from the trenches: Mrs. S and I just returned from a 10-day cruise around the Sandwich Islands, so I haven’t posted anything for a while. But we met plenty of folks there, and naturally the recent election was the hot topic. Interestingly, the number of Hillary supporters on board was about the same as the number of Warmists here who have been busy congratulating Anthony for his impressive achievement (essentially, zero).
Since the Warmist crowd seems to be MIA here, I’ll say it for them:
‘Anthony, please accept our sincerest thanks for not censoring us like most warmist blogs do to skeptics of our “dangerous man-made global warming” false alarm.’
Even formerly reputable publications like SciAm, NatGeo, and The Economist now expunge uncomfortable comments by skeptics — so enjoy free speech while it lasts.
The internet lis the last bastion of truly free speech, with sites like WUWT keeping the Scientific Method alive. But the concept of free speech might require life support soon, since the lame duck President just gave away U.S. control of the internet…
…and we might remember this era as ‘the good old days’.

Janice Moore
Reply to  dbstealey
November 18, 2016 11:16 am

Dear D.B.,
Thank you. And what a fine essay you wrote there! Not just for the worthwhile content, but for the great style! I wish it could be made into a post of its own. You are not just a disciplined engineer-thinker, you are a fine writer.
Thank you for your years of dedication behind the scenes….. the wind, so often, beneath the wings of the WUWT eagle.
VERY glad to hear that your long silence was only due to you and Mrs. D.B. having a wonderful time! Yay! 🙂
Take care,
Janice

archibaldperth
November 17, 2016 4:06 pm

It has been a wonderful journey and many thanks to Anthony.

Michael J. Dunn
November 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. Very well done indeed. Incomparable. And, your contributions were literally indispensable (such as demonstrating the poor quality of the land temperature recording system).
We often don’t know where God leads us, and, like climbing a mountain, we sometimes do not understand our progress except in retrospect. Let me offer you a thought for the future. The current battle will continue, but it is possible to imagine that the tide will turn. That will be marked by a simple lack of media coverage (topic becomes a bore). With less idiocy to critique, there may be less traffic to WUWT. Actually, I think the traffic will continue strong for a long while. It is a comfortable venue. But you may be faced with a choice as to whether declare victory and retire from the field, or reconsider the focus and purpose of the website. It may be as simple as pursuing truth in all the areas of science that have been spaded over in these pages. It would be hard for me to say.
But, so far as I am concerned, the spirit and backbone for this website has been your pursuit of truth. It is the most important thing. You welcome all fellow travelers in the seeking. You rightly signalize those who squander truth and wallow in self-deception. It is you, your most personal characteristic. You have lived according to that great dictum: “One word of truth shall outweigh the world.” You thank all your supporters, in your humility. But without you, who would we have had to support? God bless you and keep you, for in this, you have been His servant.

Clive in Alberta
November 17, 2016 4:13 pm

A sincere and special “Thank You” Anthony. ☺ Congratulations!
Thanks also to mods and the contributors that Anthony has listed. And of course participants.
WUWT has been a steadfast leader and challenger that has made a difference.
Regards,
Clive

TRM
November 17, 2016 4:28 pm

I found this site from climateaudit.org and have enjoyed it for 7 years now. I hope everyone here screams bloody murder if Google and Facebook censor it as “fake news” with their announced Ministry of Truth.
Keep up the good work and a special kudo to all those who help keep the blog going by working as mods.

Freedom Monger
November 17, 2016 4:33 pm

Congratulations on 10 years Mr. Watts, thank you for all your hard work. WUWT is AMAZING!

Steve Fraser
November 17, 2016 4:38 pm

I’m a noob here, but an appreciative one. Congrats for the difference you make. $20 on its way to you for a fine beer (or two) with a friend.

bill young
November 17, 2016 4:38 pm

Anthony. Congratulations from sunny Queensland. I must have been lurking here for nine of those ten years and never miss a post. In future years it will become clearer that the world owes you and the likes of Steve Mc a big debt. And well done Janice!

November 17, 2016 4:42 pm

The most important blog I am aware of. Congratulations and sincere thanks to Anthony, and to Janice.

Leo Smith
November 17, 2016 4:53 pm

I may not always agree, but I think the world is a better place for this website, we all do what we can, and some can do more than others, and DO.
and in the end, its the DOING we applaud.
Have one on me mate,for all the hard work

Alan Ranger
November 17, 2016 4:55 pm

Wonderful work. I was thinking the other day, how it must be about time for “Watts Up With That – the book” to come out. Mind you – with so much material I wouldn’t envy anybody tackling the task! Thank you and well done to all involved.

Barbara Skolaut
November 17, 2016 5:00 pm

Congrats! And thank you.

Bear
November 17, 2016 5:01 pm

Congratulations. I feel grateful that I’ve been able to contribute a little to both surfacestations.org and here. You’ve given a voice to those of us who who otherwise would be silenced by those who brook no opinions different from their own.
Barry Wise

Jim Barker
November 17, 2016 5:01 pm

A well earned Thanks! I’ve lurked and learned. Enjoyed all. Have a good beer on me. and Janice! Wow! Less than 2500 pages. Amazing

Skeptic
November 17, 2016 5:03 pm

Thank you Anthony. I’ve been a faithful follower for 5+ years now; still the first place I check every day. Just about everyone’s go to site.
Thanks you Janice for pulling this together.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Skeptic
November 18, 2016 12:33 am

Thanks Jim Barker (above).
Thank you, Skeptic. It was my pleasure.

Wm Sears
November 17, 2016 5:06 pm

Thank you and God for the last ten years. May God grant us another ten.

Graemethecat
November 17, 2016 5:09 pm

From a long-time lurker, thank you so much for all the work you put into this blog. It’s a wonderful antidote to all the lies, the dross and the smears from Warmist sites like the Guardian.
Please keep going. The truth will out!

Reply to  Graemethecat
November 17, 2016 6:00 pm

@Graemethecat
See you on the Guardian forum sometime. RockyRex is toast!!!!!

Reply to  Graemethecat
November 17, 2016 6:02 pm

@Graemethecat
Forgot to mention, I’m RedHotScot on the Guardian.

Joe Zeise
November 17, 2016 5:11 pm

Thank you Anthony for providing a decade of priceless information! Congrats, and have a cold one on me.

November 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Thanks Anthony for your refreshing “a breath of fresh air”, sanity check, upholding the scientific method, exposing the hype etc. Keep up your good work.

Phil
November 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Congratulations, Anthony on your immeasurable contribution to sanity in the climate debates. The difference it will one day make to billions on this planet cannot be understated. And thank you, Janice for all of your work. Your cheerfulness and faith are a light that illuminates the soul. I am very humbled to have been able to contribute a couple of grains of sand to the Mountain of Reason that is WUWT.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Phil
November 18, 2016 12:34 am

You’re welcome, Phil. And thank you for such kind words.

Wim Röst
November 17, 2016 5:17 pm

Congratulations Anthony! And thanks! I am impressed.
And Janice: a great present you gave to Anthony! He deserves it. And we all enjoy. Thank you too!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Wim Röst
November 18, 2016 12:35 am

You’re welcome, Wim! Glad you are enjoying it! 🙂

gzk
November 17, 2016 5:19 pm

Congratulations to Anthony for his new role in the Trump administration as Secretary of Climate Change Policy and Director of the EPA !!

Pop Piasa
November 17, 2016 5:20 pm

How quickly years pass, when the truth is our quest.
But leave it to Janice to jot down the best!
Our host always makes me a welcome guest
whether posing a question or jabbing a jest.
After all this time, of one thing I’m sure:
If your theory stands here, it is factually pure.
A place where enlightenment I may procure,
May critical thought here always endure.
Best wishes on your great accomplishments, Anthony.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Pop Piasa
November 18, 2016 12:36 am

Applause! 🙂 (and thanks!)

Eamon Butler
November 17, 2016 5:40 pm

Not many ten year olds can claim to have made such an impact as WUWT. But the best is yet to come. Congratulations to to all the fantastic people who inspire, encourage and educate on this wonderful site, that sets the standards. I look forward to reading the pdf.
With all due respect to the others who contribute, I think no one else could put this together, quite like Janice. Many thanks for the hard work, time and effort.
I salute you all. Eamon.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Eamon Butler
November 18, 2016 12:37 am

Thank you, Eamon. You are so very welcome! And, GO, NUCLEAR POWER! 🙂