WUWT at 10+ years – I need some help, please

UPDATE 6/14/17: Michael E. Mann just can’t stand this, see below.

Hello everyone,

I feel like many of you are family, you’ve been with me and this endeavor so long. I started in November of 2006, and I’m approaching my 11th year. In all that time, WUWT has been providing a daily service to readers with original research, commentary, and humor where appropriate.

During this time, we’ve witnessed many great things together: Climategate started here in 2009, and the implosion of the Copenhagen conference as a result. The unmasking of the IPCC, showing that many of the “voodoo science” claims against skeptics made by IPCC chairman Pachauri, were based on fake datashockingly bad science, and even grey literature. Now the tables are turned, and he’s out in disgrace. Then there was the time that I proved without a doubt that both Al Gore and Bill Nye were not just incompetent, but liars too, faking a science experiment. That finding by me was later backed up by a peer reviewed paper in the American Journal of Physics. Then there was the leaking of the IPCC AR5 documents here, showing how corrupted their thinking is, and how the final product was sanitized. Then there’s the Paris Agreement, watching it unfold, shaking our heads at the inanity of it. Even Dr. James Hansen called it a “fraud”. Then, just two weeks ago, watching President Trump remove the U.S. from it. It was truly a great day, with the bonus of watching all those heads explode.

Some people say that WUWT was a force or a catalyst in contributing to these things happening, but I don’t know. I just did what seemed like the right thing. Dig for the truth behind the headlines, and never, ever, give up.

It’s been a great ride. But, to be honest, I’m facing burnout. I need a break, so that I can continue another 10 years. I have not taken a real vacation from WUWT during the entire time. Ric Werme, who tracks WUWT, I think once said it’s been about 7 years since WUWT went a day without at least one story, and often there are five or six. It’s a lot of work. The ride has personally and professionally had it’s fallout for me. I’ve had clients cancel on me because of my views, and I’ve been through a personal hell too.

But, I continued, and I want to keep contributing, but I need a break to do it. I think I deserve one. Steve McIntyre of ClimateAudit once told me in a face to face conversation that “You and I both have done the work of ten men. I think we’ve given them a good run” (he was referring to the “Hockey Team et al”). Steve has essentially retired [from] blogging, because he has other pursuits. He feels like he’s done his fair share. I’d say his contribution was monumental.

I still have more stories to tell, I still have more research to do, I still have more to contribute.

One of the great things about WUWT is that we’ve had so many guest authors. This keeps it fresh. But I still have to administer it all. I do it from my phone, my laptop, and my home and office PC. I’ve never really been out of touch from it

Here’s the stats over the past 10+ years.

  • 16,496 stories posted
  • 2,075,345 Comments
  • 316,737,166 views
  • 49 reference pages (some of which sorely need work)

There’s no other website that focuses on Climate Science that can even come close to that track record. That’s not a boast, but a simple fact of numbers. Many people said I’d fail, that I’d be undone, and there’s been a lot of pressure and outright hatred and smearing directed at me personally to make me quit. I even had an offer once to “buy me out” as a way to get me to stop. I told them to shove it.

I had help getting here, from readers like you, guest authors, and many many scientists who have advised me from behind the scenes. I’m greatly appreciative to all of you for bearing those slings and arrows with me.

What convinced me that I really need a break was a really stupid error I made yesterday. I posted a story thinking it was Wednesday (Hump Day Hilarity) when it was actually Monday (Monday Mirthiness). Readers caught it [in] comments, and I was too tired to notice until hours later. It’s a simple error that has since been corrected, but it’s a wake-up call for me. It’s a clear sign of fatigue.

Here is what I want to do: Take a month off. Disconnect.  Then come back fresh.

 

To do that though, and keep WUWT running, requires help. It’s not without precedence. Back in 2007, Steve McIntyre took a vacation to the desert southwest USA, with a mission in mind, to gather some tree ring core samples of his own to dispute Mann’s findings (though he didn’t say that at the time). Long time readers may recall he asked me to take over ClimateAudit during that break, which I did gladly, and it continued, ready for him when he returned.

I think I can do that here, I’m sure many of our guest authors will step up and our moderators can keep the comments flowing, albeit perhaps not as speedily since we have fewer moderators than we used to have.

I’m asking for two things: help with content/moderating, and some donations, so that I can choose a place to go disconnect, and not worry. I don’t want a staycation, and if that darned Koch Brothers check that many Mann-like people seem to think I’m getting would just show up in the mailbox, I’d not have to ask. There’s another reason too. I have an idea for a temperature data study, along the lines of some of the UHI studies I’ve done in the past, but I’ll need to purchase some equipment to run the experiment. And, when I return (assuming I can get help to keep WUWT running) I want to migrate WUWT to a new web platform. The last overhaul was in September of 2014, and since then things that I keep asking for from wordpress.com keep getting ignored (such as comment editing by end users to fix simple mistakes). I’ve been asking for almost as  long as WUWT has been on wordpress, and it’s become clear to me that wordpress.com just doesn’t care because they keep adding social media enhancements rather than real meat and potatoes features. Time to move on to something that works better and requires less time to administer.

In other news, I just finished a new book chapter, it’s at the proof stage at the printers, and it will be available soon. I’ll let you know when it is available.

So, dear readers and contributors, here is what I need:

  • Volunteers: for moderating, for guest author content, and for scheduling publishing of the kind of stories and press releases we normally carry. Use the About》Contact form from the drop down menu under the header.
  • Donations: for recharge, and for new ventures to be designed and published
  • Patience: while I figure out how to do all this.

Thanks for your consideration. Those that want to help with moderation, guest content, and scheduling can either leave a comment or use the contact form to direct message me.

For those that wish to donate towards a break and a new setup and experiment, here’s the link and button. Anything is welcome, no matter how small.

Donations accepted

I’m going to leave this post up for a couple of days as the top head post, to make sure casual readers and regulars alike see it.

Thanks, sincerely, to all of you. -Anthony Watts


UPDATE: Mann and the usual suspects have had a twitterstorm over this.

It’s driving them all batshit crazy that:

1. I’ve survived 10 years, even though I’m apparently too stupid to have accomplished anything in that time.

2. People actually like me and want to help.

3. More people read WUWT than all of their blogs combined.

I’m very blessed. Thanks to everyone! – Anthony
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June 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Contact me Anthony.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 2:13 pm

Me, too, Anthony. I am willing to do ANY-thing you need for this site: moderation (whoo-hoo! 🙂 ); writing mini-research paper kind of articles; whatever you can think of that a non-tech professional can do to help you.
I will now go click on the “Donate” button! — Gladly.
Thank you, so much for all you have done for TRUTH!!
Suggestion:

Make it 3 months

— 1 will go by so fast you will not even have started to rejuvenate.
[The mods wonder.
“1 (month ?) will go by so fast …”
or “I will go buy so fast …” (If so, one must grab the checkbook before Janice leaves.)
or “one” (person) will go by so fast …” (If so, two people may need to grab the checkbook first.) .mod]

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 3:04 pm

DOT MOD! lol

Louis LeBlanc
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 9:22 pm

DITTO Janice. Looking forward to your articles, too. Since 2007, my day is incomplete without a visit to WUWT for honest discussion of climate issues. My $50 has been sent, and I’ll send more if needed for a 2-month vacation. I recommend Bora-Bora or another island in French Polynesia.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 14, 2017 9:27 am

Partly in response to the sneers of the miserable detractors of Anthony, a true American hero doing his utmost to keep us free from envirostalinism (see above update), and partly in response to all the liberal partisan hatred which this morning culminated in a deeply disturbed man picking up a rifle to be their foot soldier and mostly because I just love my country so much….
On this

Flag Day

, we remember all the blessings we have, thanks to God’s
making that flag stand for a land free from tyranny, ideological as well as physical, ….
and we remember how much we love our land of freedom….

http://dailysignal.com/wp-content/uploads/150910_9.11photoessay7.jpg
First, a prayer:
God, Bless America (Celine Dion)

United, we stand… .
****************************************
Then, because we Americans will NOT bow to bullying by ANY-one and, thus, life goes on —
a typical American patriotic PARADE! 🙂

(youtube by John DeVault)
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Finally, the key to freedom and peace — the most powerful force in the world: love.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

>
Ancient Jewish Writing (Lev. 19:18)

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 1:28 am

I think Janice would be a great Mod; She is wicked. 😉

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 5:08 am

Janice Moore June 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

and partly in response to all the liberal partisan hatred which this morning culminated in a deeply disturbed man picking up a rifle to be their foot soldier

Yup, the blame for that “Republican shooting” lies directly on/with the highly vocal “anti-Trump” Congressional Democrats, …… their highly vocal “anti-Trump” liberal Democrat partisan donors and supporters …… and the liberal Democrat partisan news media that insures the aforesaid anti-Trump hate rhetoric gets repeated “night n’ day”.

Chimp
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 2:21 pm

Janice,
That ancient Hebrew writing in Leviticus 19 only applied to other Hebrews:
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 4:12 pm

thanks for what you have done and what you will do in the future

Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 6:13 pm

If you do one thing and one thing only I would suggest bring back Charles.

Grant
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 13, 2017 9:46 pm

Eh? He’s trying to take a vacation.

gnomish
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 14, 2017 12:25 am

+97, Mosher

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 14, 2017 1:59 am

Charles is still there, somewhere

scraft1
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 14, 2017 12:38 pm

Who’s Charles?

Gabro
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 14, 2017 12:49 pm

AKA, Charles the Moderator.

Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 14, 2017 1:23 pm

CTM, Charles the Moderator.

Steve
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 7:51 pm

I think Anthony is finally realizing its getting more & more difficult to continue to deny science in the face of the overwhelming amount of contradictory evidence. The planet is warming because of the emissions released by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which is the cause of global warming. For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than NASA, the Royal Society and even Stephen Hawking. Really, ….. you are still going to reply, wow, bring on the abuse, I love it.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 8:01 pm

I don’t think I “{k}no{w} more about science” than NASA, et al., Steve. My response is simply this: regarding your assertion, “the planet is warming because of emissions released by the burning of fossil fuels…,”
prove it.

Pamela Gray
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Steve, the entire face of Autism changed because PARENTS knew more than the PhD’d scientists. There are many examples of scientific paradigm shifts due to amature input. If you are unaware of this, clearly you are not a scientist, nor an amature either. You appear to be just a mouth. So shut it!

Pete Wilson
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 8:21 pm

Steve
If you really like abuse, you should try changing sides. Many of your fellow alarmists get quite shitty when the weakness of your argument is pointed out.
Steven Hawking, really?. I’ll see you with Freeman Dyson, and raise you an Ivar Giaever , if name dropping gets you off.

Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 8:24 pm

you do so thinking you no more about science
Well for starters the word you are looking for here is “know” not “no”. Beyond that, when debating alarmists, I rely almost exclusively on the data and science as reported by NASA and the IPCC. It is not a matter of knowing more than them Steve, it is a matter of knowing what their science actually says rather than blindly accepting the over hyped rhetoric of activist reporting.

BCBill
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:27 pm

I think we should coin a name for the simple(ton) Steves of the world- how about Dunning Krugerites or DKs in short?

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:29 pm

In my narrow corner of science I definitely know more than NASA, the Royal Society and Stephen Hawking.
So what? That proves nothing. Literally. If a couple of people listen to me and a few thousand people derive some temporary benefit, I figure we have a square deal.
I just read the document on the non-problem of Lake Chad, one of AL Gore’s poster places that was linked by a contributor on another post. That is a link provided by Anthony Watts’ work and suffering. It leads to the independent investigation of truth, a core requirement for an ever-advancing civilisation. With NASA, the Royal Society ad Stephen Hawking all working to promote global warming fallacies and with AL Gore’s examples of fake climate porn, we must take personal responsibility for staying the hand of the oppressor and speaking truth to power.
It is well nigh impossible to demonstrate any effect of AG CO2 on the climate of this planet because there is far too much internal variability. Changes caused by AG CO2, if there are there, are below the limit of determination (LOD). Until the changes are large enough, or the LOD is greatly improved, we see nothing out of the ordinary, based on only the surviving written record. Looking further back into the paleorecords, there is nothing unusual happening other than sustaining the foolish memes circulated by a deluded fraction of the community of physical scientists.
Anthony’s efforts to provide a neutral space where natural enquiry can flourish has been a godsend to the English-speaking world. In times like these, the world needs heroes, even unlikely ones.

Dems B. Dcvrs
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:31 pm

After seeing your TROLL post, I doubled my Anthony “recharge” getaway donation.

John from Europe
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:35 pm

What wrong with you? Haven’t you been paying any attention at all? Been sleeping in the classroom? Geez…

Grant
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi Steve,
Have we seen you here presenting devastating evidence to school all of us?
Thought not.
Carpe Diem, dude.

ATheoK
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 9:43 pm

“Steve June 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm
I think Anthony is finally realizing its getting more & more difficult to continue to deny science in the face of the overwhelming amount of contradictory evidence. The planet is warming because of the emissions released by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which is the cause of global warming. For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than NASA, the Royal Society and even Stephen Hawking. Really, ….. you are still going to reply, wow, bring on the abuse, I love it.”

More tripe from the peanut gallery.
Show, explicitly, the overwhelming evidence!
• The Arctic is still full of ice, unlike other times in the Holocene.
• The Antarctic is quite frozen and increasing in mass.
• Greenland is increasing in ice mass.
• No animals have died, in spite of overwhelming extinction predictions.
• The seas are not rising any faster than the previous century.
• Ocean temperatures are not warming.
• Storms are not more frequent nor more damaging.
• Snow still falls.
• Rain is not more or less frequent.
• Coral is bleached by exposure to air, not so much warm water.
The OCO-2 satellite disabuses anyone from believing that specious claim of “mankind’s fossil fuel emissions” being substantive GHG contribution to the atmosphere.
You should wonder why NASA doesn’t use the actual CO2 emission information rather than their quite erroneous models?
For you and your very false strawman argument:
A) No one claims to know more science than NASA.
B) NASA/NOAA were hijacked by activists; facts that are revealed in the Climategate leaked documents.
C) There is no excuse for an alleged science institution to manipulate data. NOAA’s abuse of data iss egregious.
D) There is zero evidence that the “Royal Society” is following science. The sham cover-up and whitewash that allegedly investigated exposed FOIA and Climategate shenanigans is prima facie evidence against said royal society.
E) Is there some reason you believe Hawking is omniscient? Perhaps you can display the Climate research papers Hawking worked on?
Totally bogus steve! How much do the sham climatologists pay you to post such utter trash?

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 10:20 pm

Steve is yet another drive by troll. (hasn’t got the balls to stick around for a while)…

Duster
Reply to  Steve
June 13, 2017 10:25 pm

Steve, the “denial” lies in the minds of people who persist in claiming things established as fact. Becoming dogmatic is symptomatic of a failure to imagine and to think. It reflects magical rather than scientific thinking. Despite the silly persistence of calling people like Anthony “deniers” any one capable of actually seeing and then reading what Anthony for one, or Steve McIntyre for another, NEVER argued that CO2 does not contribute to the planet’s status as habitable. Quite the opposite within the camp of sceptics Anthony has often been referred to as “luke warmer.” Instead of adding one and one and getting 3.5-deg. K of warming, he never has taken the chicken little pill.
The question is not “whether” C02 contributes to our comfortable state, but whether human output is enough to alter that state catastrophically, which is a very far cry from “denial.” The question is of whether or not human action is warming the planet, but whether our out put of CO2 is a bad thing, or a good thing. The biosphere of the planet requires free carbon, and the consumption of free carbon by the biosphere is not a “cycle.” Geologically, CO2 is quite clearly a steadily declining resource. Living matter fixes carbon and some of the carbon does not go back to the biosphere. Instead it lost, buried by geological processes and time. The second law forbids perpetual motion. A lossless “balanced” carbon cycle is a perpetual motion system, forbidden by physics. So, once again, from the biosphere’s point of view, is human CO2 output bad, or is it possibly very slightly delaying the next Permian level event?

graphicconception
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 2:16 am

“… you do so thinking you no more about science than … Stephen Hawking. Really …”
And you think you know more than Freeman Dyson and, Nobel Prize Winner, Ivar Giaever? Two can play the appeal to authority game”.

Joseph Murphy
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 4:45 am

That is a troll post, try not to feed the trolls. And there is no use arguing science with a someone presenting a religious argument. The argument stated is, “Look at my Priests! Look at my Church! Do you dare challenge my god?”

Nylo
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 4:50 am

Steve: “I think Anthony is finally realizing its getting more & more difficult to continue to deny science in the face of the overwhelming amount of contradictory evidence”.
It is, indeed, more and more difficult to fight alarmists because they present, indeed, more and more contradictory evidence. They contradict each other every other day. It is difficult to fight them when they make so many contradictory claims.

Boff Doff
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 4:50 am

Dude, If you’re looking for something to just believe in, without any need of a robust proof, try reading the Torah, or the Gospels, or the Quran, or the Sutras, or the Vedas.
There is know room for faith based science. Scepticism is required for learning and is at the heart of noledge. As any fule kno.

McComberBoy
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 5:53 am

Oh Stevie! You poor ignorant dupe. This sentence is the clincher. “For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than NASA…” Please, please give us your credentials for even being able to judge whether the NASA politicians are more credible with science and Islam than are the real PhD’s who come to comment here.
Then I looked a little closer and wondered if there wasn’t some Freudian slip in your ignorance of the difference between no and know. “For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more…” Are you hoping for harm to befall those who gather here for real information and unbiased knowledge? Are you hoping, as have others from your side, that the great questioning minds that inhabit WUWT die? Or the fine scientists who contribute here will be no more, and soon?
And for those who wonder, sarc off.
PBH

JohnWho
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:18 am

Hey ATheoK –
Just as a point of order:
“• The Arctic is still full of ice, unlike other times in the Holocene.
• The Antarctic is quite frozen and increasing in mass.
• Greenland is increasing in ice mass.
• No animals have died, in spite of overwhelming extinction predictions.
• The seas are not rising any faster than the previous century.
• Ocean temperatures are not warming.
• Storms are not more frequent nor more damaging.
• Snow still falls.
• Rain is not more or less frequent.
• Coral is bleached by exposure to air, not so much warm water.”
None of those would be evidence that human CO2 emissions are the cause.
And, even with Steve’s obvious appeal to authority, we all are still waiting for that actual evidence.

John S
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:21 am

“For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than NASA, the Royal Society and even Stephen Hawking.”
How much do you ‘no’ about English?

Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:30 am

Atheok:
“• The Antarctic is quite frozen and increasing in mass”:
Climate Audit has a great discussion at https://climateaudit.org/2015/12/02/antarctic-ice-mass-controversies/
I see a preponderance of evidence that Antarctica’s ice sheet has been losing mass since 2008. And Antarctic sea ice recently set a record low, although not long after setting a record high (in the microwave sounding satellite era that started with 1979).
“• Greenland is increasing in ice mass”:
Greenland’s ice sheet has a positive surface mass balance. But this is snowfall gain minus loss from melting, and does not include loss from ice calving from the ice sheet and floating away in the sea. Greenland’s ice sheet is losing about 200 Gt/yr. According to DMI. See:
http://beta.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/
As for the great natural sources and sinks of CO2 shown by the OCO2 satellite: They are seasonal. And it was already known that seasonal sources and sinks outweigh mankind’s contribution to increasing atmospheric CO2 even for the whole northern hemisphere, as shown by the annual squiggle in the Mauna Loa curve having an upslope and a downslope steeper than the longer term upslope. The results of the OCO2 satellite don’t negate the fact that atmospheric CO2 is increasing at about half the rate that humans are adding CO2 to the atmosphere, which means that worldwide year-round, decade-round nature is removing about half of the human contribution, and not as a whole year-round adding any to the atmosphere.

Michael 2
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:41 am

Steve writes “For all those replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than NASA,”
I can spell “know”.
NASA does not know science. Some people *at* NASA know various bits of science, some this, some that.
It is entirely possible that within my realm of expertise I know more than most of the people at NASA.
Science is not a singular thing that is “believed” or “not believed”. You make it sound a lot like a religion (which indeed it has become).

Greytide
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:58 am

Science said the Earth was flat; Science said that we could never fly; Science said we couldn’t break the sound barrier; Science said BSE couldn’t transfer to humans; Need I go on. Science is there to be challenged and even when things are “Proven” they can be changed in the light of new evidence. If the world took what “Scientists” said as indisputable, we would never progress. WATTSUP has opened up discussion and provided a wonderful space for learning. Thank you Anthony, have a wonderful rest and please come back and keep helping me stay informed.

AllyKat
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 8:12 am

Not everyone at NASA has the same opinion. Generally speaking, when a subset claims to speak for an entire group, that everyone in the group has the exact same opinion, and that said opinion is the only acceptable opinion, that subset is lying. Humans do not naturally think as a bloc, especially when the subject is not simple (for example, the sky is blue, though people may still describe it as different shades). Even if people have the same general opinion on complex matters, they differ slightly (at least) on specifics.
Groupthink runs rampant in some circles, with a particular party line espoused as THE ONE WAY. However, this is primarily enforced through social pressures. Harassment, ridicule, and shunning are among the preferred tactics to “punish” non-conformists. Praise, preferential treatment, and approval serve as “rewards” for supporting the narrative. This is extremely effective in a social species. History shows that individuals will go along with just about anything if they think that the “majority” back it. Even if they do not fully accept the ideology as dogma, many will keep their head down and stay quiet out of fear of retaliation or sanction.
You do not have to know more (no more if you prefer) than someone else to believe/think/know they are mistaken. It is possible for reasonable people to disagree, and for people to look at the same data and draw different conclusions. However, it is disingenuous to reject/ignore observations that do not support your conclusions or to promote claims that are flawed*. This applies to all sides.
*Flawed according to standards that are generally accepted for a community. Particularly if the side promoting such a claim has denounced an “opposing” claim with the same faults.

sunsettommy
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 9:01 am

Steve, all you did was make unconvincing unsupported statements.

ATheoK
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 9:02 am

“JohnWho June 14, 2017 at 7:18 am
Hey ATheoK –
Just as a point of order:

“• The Arctic is still full of ice, unlike other times in the Holocene.
• The Antarctic is quite frozen and increasing in mass.
• Greenland is increasing in ice mass.
• No animals have died, in spite of overwhelming extinction predictions.
• The seas are not rising any faster than the previous century.
• Ocean temperatures are not warming.
• Storms are not more frequent nor more damaging.
• Snow still falls.
• Rain is not more or less frequent.
• Coral is bleached by exposure to air, not so much warm water.”

None of those would be evidence that human CO2 emissions are the cause.
And, even with Steve’s obvious appeal to authority, we all are still waiting for that actual evidence.”

Interesting and rather baseless attempt at straw argument. A diversionary attempt to, again, invoke the false premise that the null condition must “prove” anything.
My one liners address the abject and continuous failure of CO2 cultists to accurate predict anything, let alone properly define, test and prove CO2’s atmospheric temperature effects.
Almost thirty years false predictions coupled with total failure to accurately document CO2’s explicit atmospheric absorption/emission physics.

Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 10:21 am

Dems B. Dcvrs: “After seeing your TROLL post, I doubled my Anthony “recharge” getaway donation.:
… and I think I’ll join you in that. I’m a regular sucker for irony and the sheer beauty of an alarmist halfwit being directly responsible for funding Anthony Watts is way too delicious to miss.
Cheers little Stevie!

Arild
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 10:31 am

Yes Steve, I have a tiny bit of high school science and I think I know way more than NASA, RS and Hawking if only on the basis of the 97% consensus bs. I knew it was bs just from all the doom and gloom, arm waving and demands for billions and trillions quickly or we are all going to die. They sound worse than door to door sales men. Foolishly I thought the charade would fade eventually but it has not because it never was about the science. It was always politics and power and left has gone insane with their lust for power.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 10:40 am

Sadly Steve, frogs croak because other frogs croak so they think it’s the thing to do. Try to listen for a while!

Pathway
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 11:22 am

Blah, blah, blah.

Paul Harris
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 11:30 am

There are many instances of the mainstream scientific community being slow to acknowledge the obvious. One example is the discovery of an infectious cause (H.pylori) of peptic ulcers in 1985. The evidence was clear, but the mainstream ignored it for ten years. One of the authors of the paper went so far as to infect himself with the bacterium and document the resultant gastric inflammation, as well as its resolution upon treatment with antibiotics. Even that was ignored and mocked.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 12:07 pm

Again, Steve provides no evidence of his own other than the words ‘overwhelming’ and ‘contradictory’, a couple name drops, and a restatement of the company line, complete with the ‘deny science’ label.
And yes, Steve, I ‘no’ you love the attention – like any good troll.

ATheoK
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 1:11 pm

Donald L. Klipstein June 14, 2017 at 7:30 am
Atheok:
“• The Antarctic is quite frozen and increasing in mass”:
Climate Audit has a great discussion at https://climateaudit.org/2015/12/02/antarctic-ice-mass-controversies/
I see a preponderance of evidence that Antarctica’s ice sheet has been losing mass since 2008. And Antarctic sea ice recently set a record low, although not long after setting a record high (in the microwave sounding satellite era that started with 1979).
“• Greenland is increasing in ice mass”:
Greenland’s ice sheet has a positive surface mass balance. But this is snowfall gain minus loss from melting, and does not include loss from ice calving from the ice sheet and floating away in the sea. Greenland’s ice sheet is losing about 200 Gt/yr. According to DMI. See:
http://beta.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/
As for the great natural sources and sinks of CO2 shown by the OCO2 satellite: They are seasonal. And it was already known that seasonal sources and sinks outweigh mankind’s contribution to increasing atmospheric CO2 even for the whole northern hemisphere, as shown by the annual squiggle in the Mauna Loa curve having an upslope and a downslope steeper than the longer term upslope. The results of the OCO2 satellite don’t negate the fact that atmospheric CO2 is increasing at about half the rate that humans are adding CO2 to the atmosphere, which means that worldwide year-round, decade-round nature is removing about half of the human contribution, and not as a whole year-round adding any to the atmosphere.

Ahhh, the dulcet sound of specious strawmen spread like manure on the wind.
Map of the accumulated surface mass balance (in mm water equivalent) from September 1st to now.
http://beta.dmi.dk/uploads/tx_dmidatastore/webservice/p/a/m/d/e/accumulatedmap.png
Keeping in mind that this representation is from a model, not reality.
“Greenland’s ice sheet has a positive surface mass balance. But this is snowfall gain minus loss from melting, and does not include loss from ice calving from the ice sheet and floating away in the sea.”
What masterful phrasing, such erudition, such bogus conflation.
A) Increase means increase.
B) Calving icebergs. Why not tell them everything Klipstein? The glaciers calve from ice sheets already at sea, called sea ice.
* a) The greater the ice mass, the greater ice flows eventually to sea. This is normal ice movement and greater flow rates are caused by greater ice mass, not less.
* b) Calving from sea ice is not a Greenland specific change.
C) Conflating iceberg formation to Greenland loss.
Then there is that reference to Steve McIntyre’s wonderful extremely credible ClimateAudit site; as if there is some succor or support for the alarmist notions for Antarctic ice loss.
ClimateAudit’s excellent analysis removes a huge amount of doubt and quite proves alarmist GIA manipulations and ice mass estimates are deficient in reality.
Perhaps you will explain why it takes so long for satellite observation sourced papers to reach publication? Is it, perhaps, to allow alarmists excuses and complaints as regards updated data?
Following that Klipstein starts on the strawman distraction regarding natural sinks and mankind.
The obvious OCO-2 facts are that emissions and absorptions from natural sources vastly overwhelms all mankind emissions/absorptions.
Any “CO2 remainder” speculation requires definitive research, testing and proof. Otherwise it is just so much more baseless claim handwaving and .
Though after thirty years of research, without any serious CO2 atmospheric knowledge advancement; it is doubtful that the climastrologists are capable os serious research.
Instead alarmists and their specious spokespersons focus on strawmen, distractions, baseless claims, unproven models. Insipient attempts to consider CO2 alarmist predictions as the NULL condition; letting climastrologists off the hook of providing CO2 scientific proof.

MiloCrabtree
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 2:53 pm

After reading Michael Mann’s snarky tweets and “Steve’s” developmentally disadvantaged comment, I doubled my contribution. Simples!

Tom Judd
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 3:21 pm

“I think Anthony is finally realizing its getting more & more difficult to continue to deny science … For all those people replying, you do so thinking you no more about science than …”
Steve, there’s a period in childhood development where the little boy wishes mommy divorced daddy (or the little girl wishes daddy divorced mommy) and married him (or daddy married her). It occurs between the ages of 5-6 years old. Freud referred to it as the Oedipal. According to some researchers the purpose behind this readily recognizable behavior is for the child to come to recognize that people have their own motives (i.e. mommy and daddy’s commitment to each other) that can still still coexist with the child’s needs for itself. In other words; we all have separate minds no one can penetrate; we’re all our own free agents. When mommy and daddy don’t get divorced, but still love and take care of him/her, the child learns this and completes that developmental stage.
You’re going to need to do better Steve if you can’t recognize that Anthony Watts legitimate desire to take some time off has nothing to do with melding with your own mind. He is his own free agent as we all are. We can’t penetrate others’ minds. Nobody’s required to agree with you.
And, you know what? When the powers that be want to enact policies that will affect everybody’s (but, not necessarilly their’s) livelihoods, jobs and employment, income, homes, travel, consumption, energy and general costs, and lifestyles; well, I think they have a right to have a little say so in it. And; if a scientist, who’s beak is dipped deep in the government’s watering trough; and who has not matured past the Oedipal stage; says we all have to comply with that monumental lifestyle reduction, well, my response is to say, “bug off and grow up”.

JohnKnight
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 3:55 pm

Abuse, abuse, abuse . . yer welcome ; )

Bob Smith
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 4:03 pm

Steve,
Is this the science you’re referencing?
Premise 1: CO2 traps heat and is largely responsible for the earth’s climate.
Premise 2: We have greatly increased the CO2 in the atmosphere.
Premise 3: When you increase something that traps heat, you trap more heat.
Conclusion: Therefore, we are causing the climate to change.
It goes off the rails at premise no. 1.
Note: Above logic copied from “Basics of Global Climate Change: A Logical Proof That it is Our Fault” at web site “The Logic of Science”. (https://thelogicofscience.com/2015/01/30/basics-of-global-climate-change-a-logical-proof-that-it-is-our-fault/)
Thank you Anthony for your relentless efforts to shine the light of truth on this issue. Let us know by the end of the week if more donos are needed.

vlparker
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 6:17 pm

There are only two things I have to no to no that CAGW is baloney. And I don’t need a Phd. to no it. Any relatively intelligent third grader can figure it out. One, natural variability causes drastic changes in climate as evidenced by glacial periods and interglacials. Two, computer models do not prove anything. Case closed.

hunter
Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 7:31 pm

Steve, you are proving the proverb that simple minds like simple answers.
Thanks.

Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 8:17 pm

Not only don’t you know how to spell ‘know,’ you can’t even write a coherent sentence.

The planet is warming because of the emissions released by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which is the cause of global warming.

You might get a little more respect if you could demonstrate a command of the English language. As it is, you write like a third grader. Third graders don’t have the ability to carry off your brand of snark.

Reply to  Steve
June 14, 2017 9:36 pm

Atheok, in regards to your Greenland map and surface mass balance and calving: The calving is from ice sheet ice flowing to the sea, and that loss from the ice sheet is not included in DMI’s surface mass balance because their surface mass balance is only additions (snow) minus subtractions (melting) from the surface of the ice sheet. DMI says Greenland’s ice sheet’s surface mass balance is positive *and* the ice sheet is losing 200 Gt/year, they say both in the web page that I cited (http://beta.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/), and both are true because the ice sheet is losing mass in a way other than at its surface (as in other than the surface melting which is outpaced by snow accumulation) – ice mass is also leaving the ice sheet by flowing to the sea.
Now, it looks like I should have said “flowing to the sea” instead of “calving”? So, at what point does ice become no longer part of the ice sheet? When it is over water instead of land? Or when it breaks away (calves)? Either way, that ice is leaving the ice sheet without being a negative for surface mass balance because the surface melting of that ice occurs after it leaves the ice sheet.

Clive Bond
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 3:24 am

Steve all we need to do is read the nonsense in this to see how much NASA knows about the science of climate change. They even believe 97% of scientists believe the scam. https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
Clive Bond Brisbane Australia.

Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 6:21 pm

In the next 5 years we will have another solar minimum.
The global temp will be the same as today. Best case or about .1c warmer. ..There will be less ice.
The CRN network will be almost 20 years long..
The so called bad stations will match the perfect stations as the have for last 10-15 years. .
AND. ..
Wuwt will still be here..
At some point in the future maybe 10 or 15 years from now skeptics will look more like flat earthers.
History will record the strange effort of one man to fight the science.

Michael 2
Reply to  Steven Mosher
June 16, 2017 9:56 am

Steven Mosher wrote “At some point in the future maybe 10 or 15 years from now skeptics will look more like flat earthers.”
“Looking like” is a property of the beholder, not the thing beheld.
Inasmuch as flat earther is a subset of class skeptic, it is more true to say a flat earther looks like a skeptic but it is not reliably true that a skeptic looks like a flat earther.
If this is the logic you bring to the table I can see why your science is unpersuasive.
I sometimes put myself back in time a few hundred years, mentally of course, and imagine myself in court discussing Galileo’s astonishing belief that the Earth goes around the sun rather than what seems obvious, the sun goes around the Earth.
I hope that I would at least allow for the possibility, and then I would ask, “How can you prove it?” Well in his day, he couldn’t, not persuasively. It was Newton’s laws of motion, and better telescopes, that finally provided the evidence needed. To be sure, even the Sumerians knew about retrograde motion, but that’s just what planets DO.
Global warming is a huge demonstration of BELIEF, scarcely different than in Galileo’s day. Your belief may be well founded; it may yet turn out to be correct, but you don’t have a way to prove it beyond reasonable doubt.

ATheoK
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 7:42 pm

More manure scent on the wind…

“Greenland’s ice sheet has a positive surface mass balance. But this is snowfall gain minus loss from melting, and does not include loss from ice calving from the ice sheet and floating away in the sea. Greenland’s ice sheet is losing about 200 Gt/yr. According to DMI. …”

Donald, you brought the topic into the discussion.
Let us know when you discover when ice flowing out to sea becomes sea ice and a loss to the glacier.
Maybe by then the climastrologists will stop inflating GIA estimates and the actual ice estimates will once again be free public knowledge.

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 10:36 pm

And mosher, you will still have zero proof of agw…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 10:47 pm

(and the models will still be failing)…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 10:51 pm

(and paris will still be a dumb idea)…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 10:54 pm

(and observational ECS will still be at the low end)…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 11:00 pm

(and natural sources of warming will still be ignored)…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Steve
June 15, 2017 11:07 pm

(and you will still be running your mouth… ☺)

Dan Sage
Reply to  Steve
June 16, 2017 4:13 pm

I don’t hold Stephen Hawking in very high esteem, especially after hearing his computer say the universe just popped into being from nothing, because the laws of Physics do not rule that out. Maybe my brain is not very intelligent, but I have a problem, with that much mass and energy appearing by magic!!!

Chimp
Reply to  Steve
June 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Dan Sage June 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm
CACA advocate Hawking’s position was defensible as long as the math worked, but now it appears that it doesn’t.
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/06/stephen-hawking-was-wrong-the-mystery-remains-spacetime-was-infinite-at-the-big-bang.html
Nor that of his colleague Harlte and “tunneling” cosmologists.
The latest math suggests that Einstein had it right, ie that at the Big Bang, the curvature of spacetime was infinite. So the mystery remains to be solved.
But when it is, other problems are liable to fall into line, such as the unification of gravity, whatever that might be, with the other three more powerful forces which have been unified, and the nature of dark energy and matter.
Exciting times for a scientist to be alive.

Chimp
Reply to  Steve
June 16, 2017 4:37 pm

Sorry, Hartle. Typing under the influence. TUII. Or to be specific tequila, hence TUIT.

SocietalNorm
Reply to  Steve
June 17, 2017 1:57 pm

As someone who spent most of my career working with NASA creating and using very complex computer simulation models, I can say that yes, in many ways I know more about the subject than “NASA” (that was the reason I had that job). NASA is only made up of human beings doing their jobs. Some are bright and innovative, some work hard and, like any big bureaucracy, many are neither of these. Some will do the right thing, risking their careers, but most won’t. 99% of them have little useful knowledge of any particular subject – they know about the things they work on. Someone like Steven Hawking has little more knowledge on a specific subject than Katy Perry.
What I can tell you all is that the climate computer models that we are supposed to use to destroy millions of people’s lives would never be considered valid or useful by those who do real computer modeling for the real world.

catweazle666
Reply to  Steve
June 17, 2017 7:13 pm

‘At some point in the future maybe 10 or 15 years from now skeptics will look more like flat earthers.”
At some point in the future maybe 10 or 15 years from now you malicious, mendacious data fabricators will be held to account for the evil that you have visited on the population of this planet.
I hope you’re prepared for that.

Reply to  Steve
June 19, 2017 7:31 am

NASA, Royal Society and Stephen, politically motivated shills.

sunsettommy
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 9:30 pm

It make sense to bring back any good mods you have had in the past, but you are looking for new ones too.
I can help in Moderation here as I am already a moderator on a big wordpress based science blog,which I can confirm in the E-mail. The blog owner who chose me to help Moderate the site can vouch for me.
E.mail me,

stan stendera
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 11:14 pm

You have my E-mail. I don’t use PayPal. If you will send me an address where I can send a check (made out to you, personally) I WILL donate all I can afford. And probably some more on top of that.

Janice Moore
Reply to  stan stendera
June 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi, Stan,
[snip, I’ll get it to Stan ~ctm]
And, good for you!
Janice 🙂
P.S. I know, it WAS a “+1,000,” no doubt, but, I don’t want to keep track of my rating record and want to be consistent, so, I just stick with +1 (sometimes bolding it or adding a ! if I feel like it). I’m not really saying “one” as opposed to “10” or “50;” it is just a “thumbs up,” mainly. Good for you to give due honor to that excellent windmills = subsidy farms comment, Mr. Stendera (a WUWT science giant!!)! 🙂
[The mods wonder what is the thumbed-up fruit salad average of +1, +1!, +!, +11, a thumbs up, +10, +50, and +1000, and a thumb up … Regardless, Janice always seems to fall outside of the standard deviation (er, definition) of your standard average standard. .mod]

Janice Moore
Reply to  stan stendera
June 15, 2017 7:22 am

Well. Dot mod. How nice to hear from you once again. 🙂
At least you took the time to “talk.” Thanks, lol.

stan stendera
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 13, 2017 11:27 pm

This is “all hands on deck for the WUWT followers. Let’s go guys and gals. Let’s roll.

Murray Lane
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 14, 2017 1:21 am

Hi Anthony
Cash donation sent from NZ. Thanks for all you have done.
You and WUWT have been one of the keys to my knowledge increase,
and confidence to challenge the alarmist norm in NZ.
May President Trump’s removal of USA from Paris Agreement, result in
the collapse of the fraud that is CAGW.
Look forward to WUWT continuing…
Regards
Murray Lane

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 14, 2017 6:24 am

I’d love to see corroboration between the different climate blog authors. Tony Heller is a pit bull when it comes to this stuff. He’s really breaking new ground with Lexis/Nexus. Wouldn’t surprise me if Scott Adams (Dilbert) could author a piece now and then. There are other great blogs, too. Strength in numbers.

Janus
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 17, 2017 2:47 am

hi Anthony, just donated a few euros from holland. enjoy your break. if you ever visit Europe you can stay with me.

Gabro
June 13, 2017 1:25 pm

Should proposals for article topics still be made through the existing channel?
You definitely need and deserve a sabbatical, both working and pure vacation.
Look forward to the book.

Manfred
June 13, 2017 1:26 pm

Anthony Watts, you are owed an unpayable debt of gratitude and acknowledgement, which generations of the future will realise.

Goldrider
Reply to  Manfred
June 13, 2017 4:16 pm

$50 winging your way, Anthony. God bless, and enjoy your vacation. A number of years ago, I asked the Universe for one wish–for “global warming” to not be true. The evidence presented here, with the help of your many contributors, has granted that wish. I now go forward into the future (as a farmer, no less!) with optimism and the knowledge that the Universe is working things out just fine, as it should. You have done no less than restore my faith. Nature and Nature’s Truth always prevail in the end!

wws
Reply to  Goldrider
June 13, 2017 7:07 pm

same sent, same thoughts! I started reading this blog a bit in 2007, and got hopelessly hooked in 2008. Can’t believe its been that long!
I’ll go so far to say that if it wasn’t for Anthony’s work, we’d ALWAYS have Paris!

Eugene WR Gallun
Reply to  Goldrider
June 13, 2017 7:19 pm

wws — great comment and so true — Eugene WR Gallun

Steve
Reply to  Goldrider
June 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Wow, you mean you believe you “asked the universe” and it granted you your wish and you reference a made up friend in the sky! Then you deny the science that proves greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet!! WTF!! Your position is one of delusion, look it up!
[???? .mod]

Reply to  Goldrider
June 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Steve June 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Alas, there was a time when alarmists mounted a serious effort to promote their side of the argument with actual facts and discussion. Now all we get is this kind of drivel. A sad reality, is it not, when this is the best that alarmists can muster on their own behalf?

ferdberple
Reply to  Goldrider
June 14, 2017 8:11 am

Then you deny the science that proves greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet
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there is not a single scientific study that proves anything to be true. this is not limited to climate, it is true of all the sciences. as soon as someone says that science proves something to be true, you can be sure they are not a scientists.

Chris
Reply to  Goldrider
June 14, 2017 9:42 am

davidmhoffer said: “Alas, there was a time when alarmists mounted a serious effort to promote their side of the argument with actual facts and discussion. Now all we get is this kind of drivel. A sad reality, is it not, when this is the best that alarmists can muster on their own behalf?”
I doubt very much that many of the thousands of climate and atmospheric scientists spend their time here. They publish papers on their research. If you don’t agree with their results or conclusions, that’s fine. No matter what they publish, the objections will always be the same by skeptics – 1) that they used bad or corrupted data and therefore the conclusions are not valid and/or 2) the impact of natural variation was not considered in their work.

paul courtney
Reply to  Goldrider
June 14, 2017 11:13 am

Chris: Steve has locked up the “lamest troll” certificate for this site, but we appreciate that you are trying harder. Seems that, no matter what is posted here, alarmists will (almost) always respond with “pal-reviewed” authority while using universals about what all sceptics always do. You and your friends never seem to notice that your authority figures are so busy publishing, they never put together an actual experiment. And my two universals actually apply.

Chris
Reply to  Goldrider
June 14, 2017 11:55 pm

paul courtney,
I am crushed – crushed! – by your troll accusation. Coming from an eminent scientist such as yourself who has published exactly 0 peer reviewed papers.
My point still stands. Why on earth should active climatologists engage on this site? Give me one good reason. As I noted before, this is how things roll on WUWT:
1) All temperature data except RSS is corrupt, even though all data, INCLUDING RSS, has adjustments made. For RSS it is things such as orbital decay, changes in sensor sensitivity. For land based it is things such as changing the time of day when a logger is read, or to correct drift issues. Yet somehow RSS is solid and to be trusted, and ground based not.
2) Climatologists are corrupt and in it for the money. Except, of course, when a climatologist publishes a paper that supports the skeptic view. Then their work is rock solid!
3) It’s all due to natural variation, even though climatologists account for that in their analysis.

paul courtney
Reply to  Goldrider
June 15, 2017 8:02 am

Chris: Hope your recovery goes well. So we all roll one way here, which is exactly one good reason a climatologist should stop by, tell us all about his/her reproducible experiment showing atmospheric warming from CO2, and put us out of our uni-misery. Sure would save ’em a lot of adjusting.

Chris
Reply to  Goldrider
June 15, 2017 9:32 am

paul, as you very well know, a reproducible experiment that includes all of the earth’s variables – oceans, land mass, atmosphere, etc – is essentially asking for another earth upon which this “experiment” can be conducted. Science is carried out all the time where the impact of other factors is included in the analysis – it’s done all the time in health studies. in the case of AGW, that would be variables such as ocean heat takeup, cloud cover, ocean currents. if you don’t believe the results of the many papers published on this topic, fine. But don’t use the reproducible experiment copout.

Michael 2
Reply to  Chris
June 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Chris wrote “Science is carried out all the time where the impact of other factors is included in the analysis – it’s done all the time in health studies.”
Health studies are studies, not science per se. More statistics than science. I take your meaning as to doing the best you can under the circumstances, but experiment is part of the scientific method of observation, hypothesis, testing. “Studies” is a poor substitute for testing.
“But don’t use the reproducible experiment copout.”
Why not? It seems pretty effective. It forces into the open an admission that this whole thing is not entirely scientific. That’s no secret but there’s a huge (and effective) meme pretending it is all settled science. My brother comes at me with accusation that tens of thousands of scientists believe in imminent catastrophe from global warming (the IPCC SPM if I remember right).
To focus his thinking (he’s a government worker) I asked him why the government needed 10,000 climate scientists. Got names? Of course not. I suspect all regulars here can name the dozen or so actual relevant names from memory. Most of this whole show isn’t climate scientists, it is politicans, journalists and so on.
I pointed out that what you really have is a much smaller number of scientists each of whom over the years has issued many papers, of which a tiny fraction deal directly with global warming. So 10,000 *papers* mention global warming in some manner (pops up on a search, as will this comment), which John Cook then rates as implicit endorsement. But the *explicit* endorsement is minuscule in that huge pile.

Chimp
Reply to  Goldrider
June 15, 2017 5:45 pm

Chris June 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm
RSS is about to become corrupt, leaving only UAH and the balloon data as actual data.

jclarke341
Reply to  Goldrider
June 15, 2017 8:41 pm

David M. Hoffer wrote: “Alas, there was a time when alarmists mounted a serious effort to promote their side of the argument with actual facts and discussion.”
I think I remember that. Was it a couple of years in the early 1990s? It seems like the appeal to consensus and the constant stream of ad hominem attacks has been around for ever.
I vaguely remember having some actual discussions on the facts in the early days. As I recall, the crisis supporter would eventually retreat and invoke the Precautionary Principle as a last defense. “What if you are wrong?” they would shout. “How can you risk doing any harm?” They really could not see the harm in making energy more expensive and less available to the world, even though it was a far more obvious and ‘real’ harm than a theoretical warming of a few degrees over 100 years. Of course, the precautionary principle is neither precautionary (using is often leads to harm) nor a principle (principles cannot be self-contradictory). After I pointed that out, they would just go away.
I am sure I was one of thousands of people doing the same thing. It didn’t take long for the crisis mongers to just stop debating at all. It was fun while it lasted. Now we just have armies of ‘Steve’ clones walking around saying “all the scientists agree”, and “your stupid”!
Alas, there was a time…

Barbara Skolaut
Reply to  Manfred
June 13, 2017 6:35 pm

+1000

stan stendera
Reply to  Manfred
June 13, 2017 11:14 pm

+1776

exArding James
Reply to  stan stendera
June 14, 2017 4:24 am

+97% (Something on the way to help out – have a great break)

jIM a
June 13, 2017 1:27 pm

$10. I’m very fixed income but this is the most ‘worthwhile’ of all donations. I think any of us can afford that.
It really IS for our kids and grandkids. So they dont have to live on Government doled out energy.

jIM a
June 13, 2017 1:28 pm

I meant AT LEAST that. I’m also 70 something.

Science or Fiction
June 13, 2017 1:29 pm

100$ on its way. Thanks a lot for all you have done for an open society. Have a nice holiday. 🙂
I challenge all regular readers to do the same.

charles samuels
Reply to  Science or Fiction
June 13, 2017 1:43 pm

I too sent $100. Hopefully thousands of others will do the same.

interested1945
Reply to  Science or Fiction
June 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Absolutely! My $100 is on the way. WUWT is one of the few sites that can be trusted. Enjoy your holiday.

Windsong
Reply to  Science or Fiction
June 13, 2017 6:29 pm

Another $100 on the way.

Reply to  Science or Fiction
June 14, 2017 7:58 pm

$100 on the way. You have more than earned this vacation … for all the work you put into keeping this site up and running, and making it a decent place in which to hang out. Also, for driving Michael Mann ‘batshit’ crazy … well done!

Bloke down the pub
June 13, 2017 1:29 pm

I’m happy to make a contribution to the fund, but I’d suggest putting the whole site on ice rather than risk losing something of the essence of it while you’re away.

climatereason
Editor
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
June 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Bloke down the pub
I think you have to keep a presence otherwise you lose momentum but I for one would be happy to see just one story a day and debate it thoroughly rather than half a dozen which go by in a blur.
Tonyb

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  climatereason
June 13, 2017 2:40 pm

That’s a good point

Reply to  climatereason
June 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Tony, or even just one every other day. I volunteer a few guest posts that have been marinating in the background. More on models, more on ‘sound bites’, more on nonexistant supposed bad stuff… My proffer is direct to AW via email, so the interregnum comm channel needs to be worked out.

Sam The First
Reply to  climatereason
June 14, 2017 7:13 pm

I entirely agree. I often don’t check in for a few days as I know I’ll get overwhelmed…

Gunga Din
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
June 13, 2017 3:25 pm

One thing that has been evident here is tolerance (within site policy) of views Anthony disagrees with.
I think The Mod Squad has learned to be tolerable of views they disagree with here, as a Mod, because this is his site, not theirs.
I don’t know how the Mods interact with each other but I think they’ll help each other from drifting too far.
They can do the same, “behind scenes”, for any “temps”.

scraft1
Reply to  Gunga Din
June 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Comments disagreeing with the WUWT view(s) are what keep this site from being an echo chamber, and should be welcomed. Too often commenters here ridicule and dismiss relevant comments from the consensus side. This is more than poor manners – it’s an indication that the prevailing view here are afraid of contrary comments.
It’s like dissents in Supreme Court opinions, which sharpen the issues if they are well presented.
I would go further and moderate out gross incivility – such as calling someone a liar just because he(she) doesn’t see things your way. I can go on about this subject if anyone is interested.

Knoweuro
June 13, 2017 1:30 pm

Donation sent xx Dollars from the UK. Keep up the good work

Chris Nelli
June 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Done!

Joe Heater
June 13, 2017 1:33 pm

WUWT is the most indispensable site on the web. Donation made. Go chill for a bit, you certainly deserve the extended break.

scraft1
Reply to  Joe Heater
June 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Ditto. Donation sent.

Foxgoose
June 13, 2017 1:34 pm

Just sent $50 with much gratitude for all your hard work Anthony.
Good luck!

bruce
June 13, 2017 1:36 pm

hope many others will add to my modest contribution

Tom in Oregon City
June 13, 2017 1:41 pm

How big a platform do you need? Any idea of the data traffic rates?

snopercod
June 13, 2017 1:43 pm

Enjoy your vacation. You’ve certainly earned it. Donation sent.

tomwys1
June 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi, Anthony!
If your reference pages update automatically, I’d suggest that the excellent individual articles that you usually post be substituted by those that Marc Morano puts on “Climate Depot” for the duration of your well deserved “sabbatical.”
Hopefully a seamless “re-transition” will not be too far into the future, but the rest and break in the action you seek is most assuredly, well deserved!!!

Duncan
Reply to  tomwys1
June 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Tom, good point, there could be a few ‘sticky’s’ with links to other bloggers on the subject matter to keep people busy. Particular articles could be linked while comments still left on WUWT. Win-win for both sides for traffic and activity purposes.

Victoria
June 13, 2017 1:50 pm

You certainly deserve a break and us faithful readers will wait. Just please make sure its obvious to even those who don’t read this post. Will donate after payday!

Jumbofoot
June 13, 2017 1:51 pm

Done. A sincere thank you for all of your efforts!

Pillage Idiot
June 13, 2017 1:52 pm

I agree with Bloke. If you need a break – then take a full break with no worries in the back of your mind.
Trolls can breed quickly. If you have one moderator that is a free speech absolutist, and one moderator that wants to crack down on any ad hominem attacks in the comments, then you could have two smart people that are trying to carry your burden still working at cross purposes. You will then feel obligated to step in and make things right.
I personally will certainly suffer from “WUWT Withdrawal Syndrome”. However, I can survive 30 days of that malady.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
June 13, 2017 3:41 pm

Perhaps a header for each post,
“The inmates are running the asylum. The Warden will return as soon as he wants.”
😎
https://youtu.be/KjWK8AAv-UY
It won’t come to that. Too many flawed but good people to let that happen.
PS Turn off your cellphone, laptop, tablet or whatever for at least a week. Our world is real, Pixels aren’t.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
June 13, 2017 3:50 pm

TYPO!
Error of omission.
“Too many flawed but good people to let that happen.”
Should be:
“Too many flawed but good people here to let that happen.”
(Yeah, ability for a commenter to edit their own comment would be nice.8-)

ossqss
June 13, 2017 2:02 pm

There are some fish in Tampa Bay with your name on them Anthony!

JohnWho
Reply to  ossqss
June 13, 2017 2:06 pm

And at least one adult libation from me, if the opportunity arises.
(I’m in Bradenton)

Reply to  JohnWho
June 13, 2017 9:55 pm

A small chunk of my retirement fund on the way from the other side of the state.

vukcevic
June 13, 2017 2:03 pm

Done.

JohnWho
June 13, 2017 2:04 pm

Don’t think I could help much with the site, but can make a donation and have lots of patience, so two out of three ain’t bad, is it?

Aphan
June 13, 2017 2:07 pm

Donation coming on next paycheck. You deserve a break more than anyone I know. Pick someplace peaceful, and quiet, and beautiful to relax and evaluate. I’m sure many of us would gladly host you in our homes if you wanted to do a world tour! Be kind to yourself and know you are loved.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Aphan
June 13, 2017 2:16 pm

….do a world tour!

That is a GREAT idea! Take 6 months!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 2:17 pm

P.S. And keep a brief journal — and write a little report of your vacation for us. We sure would love to hear about it…..

JohnWho
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 2:20 pm

Whoa! I’m detecting a possible large carbon footprint in Anthony’s immediate future!

afonzarelli
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Janice, you’ve gone from anthony’s 1 month to 3 months and now to 6 months (sounds like you’re trying to bump ‘im off the blogosphere… ☺)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 3:12 pm

Arthur! lol — I just know how fast a vacation can — “What!?? Only 1 week to go????! Arrrrgh.” — go by. Summer break from school was NEVER long enough. And to see “the world,” well, that would take even longer than six months…. Just want Anthony to really have a good “sabbatical.” And I realize you knew all that, but, I didn’t want anyone (people misunderstand me on a regular basis, here) to think I was at all hinting at such a thing.

afonzarelli
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Anthony returns from his year long sabbatical only to find that the name of his blog has been changed… MUWT (Moore Up With That)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 13, 2017 4:12 pm

Ha! “Climate news, hilarious humor, and…. Moore!” (oh, brother, I can hardly believe I wrote that)

MartinR
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 14, 2017 9:00 pm

had to scroll to find a Janice reply button we love you as much as Anthony 🙂

Bobl
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 4:24 am

Of course, it could just be Moore Watts up With That…

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 7:25 am

MartinR!! Wow. Thank you! 🙂 (I realize, for anyone who might possibly read this that Martin does not speak for all WUWTers) Well. Thank you, so much, for getting my Thursday off to a good beginning!

Ej
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 7:44 am

Bobl June 15, 2017 at 4:24 am
Of course, it could just be Moore Watts up With That…
How about :
Watts up With That and Moore

afonzarelli
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 15, 2017 12:51 pm

Wonderful guys (just wonderful)…
Though my little joke was tailored with the implied impishness of a power grab in anthony’s absence. When you grew up in the era of dangerfield, you’ve gotta make it sting a little:
My kids say, “Ma, Ma, the house is on fire!”. My wife says,”kids be quiet, you’ll wake up Daddy”.
(no respect, no respect)…

Reply to  Aphan
June 13, 2017 2:26 pm

JohnWho
Yessssssssssss……….Result!
Keep that CO2 flowing.

Gil
Reply to  HotScot
June 16, 2017 5:40 am

JohnWho: carbon footprint – the bigger, the better. There’s a world of hungry plants out there. We need to reach 1000 ppm.

MartinR
Reply to  Aphan
June 13, 2017 5:12 pm

When my USAF Dad got restationed from England to George AFB in So. Cal, in 66 we spent a month driving cross country, the Gov dropped us off in NYC knowing his next post was in California, go figure 😉 we spent some time in Oregon, forget which National Park but it was lovely

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  MartinR
June 13, 2017 7:32 pm

Crater Lake

BJ in Texas
June 13, 2017 2:10 pm

Done

bill young
June 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Done. We look forward to your return!

Craig Moore
June 13, 2017 2:12 pm

You deserve it. Here’s a spot near Many Lakes close to the Swan Range.

Curious George
Reply to  Craig Moore
June 13, 2017 2:21 pm

Is that a death threat?

Reply to  Curious George
June 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Curious George
Nahhhhh……The Bear Necessities.

Stan Kerr
June 13, 2017 2:14 pm

I can’t give anything but bucks, but that you have, gladly and with gratitude for your work.

June 13, 2017 2:15 pm

I’m pleased to make a donation Anthony and if I had any idea what I was talking about I would offer to contribute in other ways, but I’m a dunce.
However, my eyes have been opened by WUWT, and not just on climate science. I had never realised quite how evil distorted socialism is, but I damn well do now. Similarly, how manipulative the greens are.
A couple of years ago (maybe less) I started asking questions about climate change. I was convinced the world was going to burn in hell (well not quite, I had enough doubts to at least question the proposition).
I went to some of the prominent alarmist sites and was savaged for even daring to ask questions. Man, was that enlightening. I visited WUWT and, to be honest, expected worse, but I had a friendly and welcoming introduction to the science and the politics. No question was to extreme, too awkward, too difficult or too alarmist, they were all dealt with patiently by many different contributors. Many I’m sure struggling to contain their mirth at my ignorance, probably still are 🙂
I still can’t read a graph to save myself, but I can still ask.
Thank you Anthony for your work, enjoy your holiday.

TheLastDemocrat
Reply to  HotScot
June 13, 2017 5:31 pm

Thanks for that story, HotScot!
Armed with only earnestness and common sense, you will get far. You are more equipped to explore these issues than the 97%.

Barry King
Reply to  HotScot
June 13, 2017 5:58 pm

That’s me to a tee HotScot. Thanks for that; saves me trying to put it together.
My donation has been sent AW – please come back after your sabbatical.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  HotScot
June 13, 2017 7:53 pm

to contain their mirth at my ignorance
For most of us, when trying to answer a question, the issue is trying to provide an answer at the level of expertize of the person asking. For example, a question about radiatively active gases (the so called greenhouse gasses) might be that sort of question.
One problem is that some people have been answering questions since the site went live. I came in the fall of 2008. When busy, it is easy to not answer a question if it is already a many times asked one.
Anyway, we are all here to learn and help. So thanks for being here and sharing.

marianomarini
Reply to  HotScot
June 14, 2017 1:48 am

Socrates (about 400 B.C.) said that well educated is nothing compare to well reasoned. He claims always to know nothing but willing to learn through “reason”. He said also that often education make man less able to reason. I can give you any translation in English but I suppose you can find easily on Internet.

Reply to  marianomarini
June 15, 2017 5:12 am

In which case marianomarini, judging by the education bit, as Sid the Sloth in Ice Age said, I’m a Genius 🙂

RichDo
June 13, 2017 2:17 pm

Enjoy some well deserved time off Anthony. I so appreciate everything you do.
Rich

June 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Here’s $30.00 Anthony. Please refresh your mind and body. Great work.

Allan
June 13, 2017 2:20 pm

I just sent some money. Mr Watts, you are a hero. You have been so valuable to people all over the world in terms of debunking nonsense. I remain sceptical about both sides of the debate; but without you there would may well have been no debate at all. Your efforts have done so much to encourage climate “scientists” to be relatively honest (not those who prove by their comments that “science” is an alien concept to them). Have a fantastic break and then come back and keep (to use an old fashioned English expression used by my grandfathers and their friends without any innuendo) your pecker up.
Allan

Reply to  Allan
June 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Allan
You do realise an ‘innuendo’ is an Italian suppository.
Oooh Er Missus 🙂

Vanessa
June 13, 2017 2:20 pm

I don’t know what I would do without WUWT, it keeps me informed of the truth. Many thanks from the UK.

June 13, 2017 2:21 pm

I’ll be happy to help with moderating or other volunteer activity. I’ll also make a donation.

June 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Done.
Anthony – a break means that you do something else. Thank you for an enlightening few years.

June 13, 2017 2:23 pm

PS…….If you fancy a few days in the garden of England (Kent) you are welcome to come and stay. We have a very comfortable, private, large summerhouse at your disposal and I’ll pick you up from one of 5 airports around London.

nadeembutt
June 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Thanks for all the info and enjoy your well earned break. Donation made from the UK.

June 13, 2017 2:25 pm

Well deserved vacation. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

markl
June 13, 2017 2:25 pm

Donation done, you’ve more than earned it. Thank You.

dmacleo
June 13, 2017 2:26 pm

I could help moderate, literally 0 in checking acct so can’t help there and not able to write articles.
but more than willing to help moderate stuff, am prety much around all the time.

stricq
June 13, 2017 2:29 pm

You should set up a Patreon account so you can get a more steady income from keeping WUWT running.

Clyde Spencer
June 13, 2017 2:30 pm

Anthony,
I’m fresh out of ideas at the moment for what needs to be addressed. However, I’ll send $100 immediately.

June 13, 2017 2:30 pm

You have done a Herculean job Anthony. Donation completed.

Gabro
June 13, 2017 2:32 pm

501(c)3 status?

mrmethane
June 13, 2017 2:35 pm

I got redirected to a bogus scam site. Is the surfacestation link the right one for you? It seems to work ok.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  mrmethane
June 13, 2017 8:00 pm

When this was started, there were quite a number of “station” posts Such as
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/02/17/how-not-to-measure-temperature-or-climate-change-96/
So, yes it is the right site.

Jim Carson
June 13, 2017 2:36 pm

$1,000 on its way. All out of time and patience, though. 🙂

Bob boder
Reply to  Jim Carson
June 15, 2017 10:59 am

Kodo’s Jim

Chris Hagan
June 13, 2017 2:36 pm

Love your tireless work to expose the hypocrisy of the Warmanistas. Take a well deserved break. I’m happy to contribute.

Robert of Ottawa
June 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Unfortuantely I don’t have the time at present, but here’s $20 for your vacation.
And I wish all the volunteers a fun moderating time.

Clyde Spencer
June 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Anthony,
If you aren’t registered as a not-for-profit educational organization, I’d suggest that you do so. That may keep the IRS off your back for the $100,000 your readers are going to donate to you! 🙂 Let me know if you don’t get quite enough for your well-deserved sabbatical. I’ll see about helping out some more.

June 13, 2017 2:42 pm

Take a break, even casual readers like me will stick around while you get some much deserved rest, posts or not posts.

Doug in Calgary
June 13, 2017 2:46 pm

$100 sent. My day would be incomplete without reading WUWT… have a good rest Anthony, you are that bright ray of sanity and reality in the dark morass of political correctness and eco-marxism.

rapscallion
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
June 14, 2017 5:14 am

Concur. This is a daily “must visit” site, and I’ve been visiting since 2008. When I first had doubts about Global Warming, some kind soul directed me here. It’s been an education. Anthony, Manfred’s post is absolutely bang on. You have every right to hold your head high. Donation on it’s way.

Stephen
June 13, 2017 2:47 pm

Anthony, you should start a go fund me for a really Big vacation.
Great site.

Reply to  Stephen
June 13, 2017 7:05 pm

But don’t forget a go fund me takes 8% or more of the top. Here the credit card only takes 2.5%. So send $102.55 if you want him to get $100.

RACookPE1978
Editor
June 13, 2017 2:47 pm

What will be the process for submitting articles, or a series of articles?

Reply to  RACookPE1978
June 13, 2017 3:05 pm

Exactly my question above. My previous submission direct link possible guest post link to AW obviously will not be available. Charles the Moderator? Janice? Eric Worral?

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi, Rud,
I have no idea. I’m just an ordinary blogger, here. I’ve never even tried to submit an article to WUWT. I have contemplated the mere idea, but, thought, “Oh, man. Do I want to spend hours and hours writing an article to put it into what appears to be a highly uncertain “you might get chosen” queue (the submit articles option)?
I’m only going to write articles if I KNOW they will be published (given they are deemed kosher, I mean).
I’m not at all on a level with Charles or Eric.
Didn’t want to use too much space talking about me AGAIN, lol, but, I wanted to clear up that misimpression.
I’m just a big talker around here — and that’s all. 🙂
Janice
#(:))

TonyL
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 4:48 pm

@ Janice:

I’ve never even tried to submit an article to WUWT.

????????
You did that fantastic 10 Year Retrospective of WUWT not so long ago.
Truly a Tour De Force.

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Well! Thank you, TonyL! THAT was something I felt quite certain would be at least be given a mention, given its nature (and my goal to make it a WUWT fundraiser), but, a regular article ….. I don’t want to take the time to write one, given that it “may or may not” be published.
Thank you again for the encouragement!
When you have a great education, but all you qualify for are minimum wage jobs due to your lack of experience AND you see people 20 years younger hired into amazing positions with almost NO relevant education — it gets very depressing. Thus, just your little comment encouraged me, so much!! Thanks for taking the time. 🙂

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 8:06 pm

Janice says “I’m just a big talker around here ..”
Janice rocks!
{I just was on a geology field trip into the Cascades (Rimrock Lake area) —
likely you are aware of how geologists talk.}

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 8:21 pm

Hi, John H.,
Thank you veddy much! 🙂
Lol, not really, but I can guess: with a sort of gravelly voice? Saying to each other, “Jim, rocks!” and “Ann, rocks!”
Glad you had a fun outing. Rainy and cool — AGAIN — Wednesday and Thursday. Yay! (oh, brother — well, at least it makes sleeping at night much more comfortable — no AC in my current abode….).
The only time I’ve ever been on what I’d call a “geological expedition” was when my biology teacher grandpa drove us kids up Chuckanut Drive where we collected palm fossils (on large rock chips that regularly fall off the rocky walls next to the road). Must have been much warmer in western Washington back then…. Hm….. wonder what that might mean….
I heard some fine fiddling as background music in a video I reviewed yesterday and thought of Nancy. I hope she is enjoying her fiddling and is also “fit as a.”
Take care over there — enjoy your sunny climes!
Janice

afonzarelli
Reply to  ristvan
June 13, 2017 10:32 pm

(people used to take me for granite, but now i’m a little boulder)…

Janice Moore
Reply to  ristvan
June 14, 2017 6:45 am

Well, that’s good, Arthur. Very glad to hear that you are not stoned all the time.

Roger Knights
Reply to  RACookPE1978
June 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Click on the “Submit Story” tab at the top of any thread and follow the instructions.

Sara Hall
June 13, 2017 2:49 pm

A widow’s mite from my little corner of the world (Guernsey); I can’t wait to see the day when this scam is well and truly exposed, once and for all.

Dean G
Reply to  Sara Hall
June 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Love your comment Sara!

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Sara Hall
June 13, 2017 7:54 pm

Yes Sara, but somehow we’ve got to get this ugly case history into future curricula at schools and universities to show we must be vigilant, we must be thoughtful skeptics and it is our duty to question any schemes on scales this large and so potentially destructive.
Most followers of this kind of stuff are decent folk who are basically ignorant, somewhat lazy and trusting of authority. This ugly stuff will be back in a different guise.

CD in Wisconsin
June 13, 2017 2:55 pm

$20 on its way. Take a looooooooong and well-deserved sabbatical Anthony and make it a good one.

Hans H
June 13, 2017 2:57 pm

$100 on its way – a small donation to a great man. Take a good long break and enjoy it. You deserve it. Best wishes.

Heather Brown (aka Dartmoor resident
June 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Take a wonderful break – and come back refreshed. You have given me much hope and pleasure (and education!). Donation sent with sincere thanks.

pbweather
June 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Done. This site has been a breath of fresh air for me. Well done Anthony.

J Mac
June 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Funds flung…. and glad to help. Highly recommend extended exposure to sand and surf, as well as late evenings spent staring into the coals of bonfires while enjoying amber liquids shared with close friends!
And Thanks(!) for doing what you do, so well!

Harry Fisher
June 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Enjoy the vacation and take as long as you need. I believe the climate cycles are way longer than any vacation you could take, and we will survive. Wish I could do more, but I did make a donation. Cheers ! Harry

Dr T G Watkins
June 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Outstanding contribution to science. Truly inspirational. Read you every day for 10 years – sad but true!
Donation made and I only wish it could be more.

Javert Chip
June 13, 2017 3:13 pm

I’m donating from in a motel in Pensacola FL as I drive back from a couple weeks of R&R in New Mexico – I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT!
MODERATORS: If Anthony could structure WUWT so it was tax-deductible, it would probably increase the dollar amount of donations (it sure would from me).

Jim Barker
June 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Get What You Need. Have a great time!

June 13, 2017 3:16 pm

I’ve learned so much from this site, and I can’t think of a better use for my money. Donation coming. 🙂

Javert Chip
June 13, 2017 3:18 pm

Gee, I wonder if Griff will donate…

June 13, 2017 3:19 pm

I’m still doing consulting work at the sharp end*, so I’ll claim my contribution as work-related expense 🙂
[* = a local law incorporates RCG8.5 as business as usual rather than ludicrous fantasy.]

June 13, 2017 3:24 pm

WUWT has been an oasis of decency and logic in a world gone mad with facile CO2 alarmism. Thank you very very much for bringing this to us. Donation done.

Geologist Down The Pub
June 13, 2017 3:26 pm

If you are going to be in the North Florida area, and want some advice and counsel about setting up as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, contact me. I can offer free assistance. Buy you a good dinner, as well.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  Geologist Down The Pub
June 16, 2017 10:19 pm

I urge great caution if considering WUWT filing for United States 501(c)(3) status. To wit:
1) Requires a formal organizational structure (President, Treasurer, and perhaps Board of Directors) and records of meetings. Some records must be made available to the public.
2) Requires strict accounting, maintaining by-laws and financial “books,” and annual tax filings even if no taxes are due..
3) May subject the organization to certain “scrutiny” and actions/inactions from the US Government . . . for most egregious example, see the Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRS_targeting_controversy and recall the disgraced name of Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division.

June 13, 2017 3:28 pm

“I can’t give you anything but love,baby” and the Does nightmare, a hundred bucks.
Enjoy the well deserved Sabbatical.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Leo StSauveur
June 13, 2017 3:58 pm

+1 It took me a few seconds to figure out the pun.

JohnWho
Reply to  Leo StSauveur
June 13, 2017 7:12 pm

Could you provide a link that substantiates your cost analysis that that is not a Does dream?
[? .mod]

Reply to  JohnWho
June 14, 2017 3:53 am

I suggest you get a hold of the old Disney nature documentaries about Deer mating season.

JohnWho
Reply to  JohnWho
June 14, 2017 2:09 pm

@mod –
Just my attempt to respond to Leo StSauveur’s statement that “a hundred bucks” would be a “Does nightmare”.
I guess I’ve just not met the does he knows.
[“Nobody noes the does I’ve scene” … Sounds like the beginning of an old cowboy artist’s song about square dancing deer. .mod]

Gil
Reply to  JohnWho
June 16, 2017 6:56 am

Leo & Clyde and JohnWho: it can depend on where an apostrophe is placed – either before or after the s in Does. A hundred bucks: doe’s nightmare but does’ dream (if enough does). Does that clarify it?

TCH
June 13, 2017 3:31 pm

Donation done. Many thanks for all your hard work Anthony, it’s appreciated here in the UK! Enjoy your time off!

Dean Caldwell
June 13, 2017 3:36 pm

Donation is on the way. If a retired geologist can help in someway with this site . . . ask. The answer will be YES unless I know I can’t or am not qualified to do that task.
Enjoy your vacation. You’ve earned it.

London247
June 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Mr Watts you have done a tremendous job. Donation on its way once I have mastered PayPal. Thanks for all your efforts and you definitely deserve a break.

SMC
June 13, 2017 3:45 pm

I can help with an airline ticket… I have 300,000 points with United. 200k is spoken for but that leaves 100k I am willing to donate.

Javert Chip
Reply to  SMC
June 13, 2017 3:58 pm

MODERATORS: please notice the terrific offer from SMC – that is a VERY substantial gift…

SMC
Reply to  Javert Chip
June 13, 2017 5:07 pm

It’s a serious offer. Contact me via email, if you wish to take me up on it.

Bill Dawson
June 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Followed you daily since the beginning but never posted. You taught me much. I hope you truly understand how important you are to us. A small token of appreciation on the way.

Richard G
June 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Donation sent. Thank you for this site.

Dean G
June 13, 2017 3:51 pm

You deserve a break! Donation sent!

June 13, 2017 3:57 pm

Thanks for being A Climate Hero in a good way Anthony. Your work here is indispensable to the Free World. Donation on the way:))

Jaypan
June 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Donation sent. Many thanks for this daily dose of real climate science I’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years now. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

Tom in Florida
June 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Wherever you go to recharge, if I may suggest, you should spend a few days here:
https://www.tween-waters.com
Quiet, relaxing, away from all the hub bub. Easy to get to via Ft Myers International Airport.
And a few $$ for the trip.

June 13, 2017 4:22 pm

That was a good post. Glad to hear you are thinking of taking a break and relaxing. I just came from the Doctor and he said I had better learn to relax or else. (so I can’t volunteer at this time — too stressful) You need to get away and recharge. But you also, in my opinion, need to get away again after that and think about the site.
I’ll remind you of some advice I gave years ago. Don’t take every darn post to heart as if you wrote it. Some posts can be unpopular without it being the fault of A. Watts — right? And think about the site policy that forbids any debate on the GHE itself. (yes, CO2 just might have a sensitivity close to zero)
Anyway, my main point is to learn to be the CEO of WUWT and not worry about every little bit. (or you might end up with a cardiologist saying to take it easy or else) Let others help you run the site. Get some people you trust and let them make a few mistakes — most of us are human after all. In other words, let the community that grew here be an ongoing community that will outlive you and me.

Darryl S
Reply to  markstoval
June 13, 2017 5:42 pm

Excellent advice markstoval

Janice Moore
Reply to  markstoval
June 13, 2017 6:31 pm

Take care, MarkStoval. You’ll be in my prayers. Good for you to take care of yourself.

Reply to  markstoval
June 14, 2017 1:32 pm

“. . . most of us are human after all.”
Only most of us? Well, except for our host, who has done super-human work for the past ten years.
/Mr Lynn

Reply to  L. E. Joiner
June 14, 2017 1:57 pm

“Only most of us?”
M. Mann, for one example, does not meet my definition of “human”. There are many more. 😉

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  markstoval
June 14, 2017 9:30 pm

“And think about the site policy that forbids any debate on the GHE itself. (yes, CO2 just might have a sensitivity close to zero).” –M. Stoval
Personally, I think that because climate/weather parameters include transient effects and negative feedbacks, there may be periods where the net GHE is zero. But last time I checked, the score was Windmills 1, Don Quixote 0. It’s important to choose our battles wisely. GHE ~ 0 may be true, but we have no proof of that hypothesis, and theory indicates otherwise. Better to expend our effort in other areas where it will be more effective.

JSchneider (Kalifornia Kook)
Reply to  markstoval
June 17, 2017 4:36 pm

markstoval’s comment about rethinking “the site policy that forbids any debate on the GHE itself” went over my head. The policy as I read it prohibits references to sites “which have the misguided idea that the greenhouse effect doesn’t exist”. Doesn’t prohibit discussion of GHE at all, which is a good thing, since there is a lot of discussion about that on this site.
Or do I need remedial English?

Reply to  JSchneider (Kalifornia Kook)
June 18, 2017 3:21 pm

Perhaps I can explain.
One may talk about the “Green House Effect” all day as long as one really means the “radiative Green House Effect” or rGHE. There are groups who believe that the “green house effect” is due to something besides back radiation.
That line of reasoning is off limits here and I am not even supposed to give you a link to any site that might propose that. If I did I would be talking or linking to “Sl*y*r Sh*t”. Please see the “Policy” section for clarification. (note: “those people” don’t really say there is no GHE, they say there is no rGHE which is another thing — but we still can’t go there at this site)
I abide by site policy here since we are all guests of the host and he wishes to avoid ever having to debate all that again. Especially with that very mean Canadian scientist.

Kalifornia Kook
Reply to  JSchneider (Kalifornia Kook)
June 19, 2017 7:53 am

Thanks, Mark. That helps clear it up for me.

Frank
Reply to  markstoval
June 18, 2017 11:44 am

markstoval wrote: “And think about the site policy that forbids any debate on the GHE itself. (yes, CO2 just might have a sensitivity close to zero).”
Yes. The absorption and emission of radiation by GHGs has been carefully studied in the laboratory. There is little doubt that increasing GHGs will decrease the rate of radiative cooling to space. The law of conservation of energy requires that the planet warm the Earth until radiative balance has been restored. The big unknown is how much surface warming is needed to increase heat flux to space by 3.7 W/m2 – ECS.
If 1 K of warming is need, we say that the climate feedback parameter (CFP) is 3.7 W/m2/K. Dividing 3.7 W/m2/doubling by 3.7 W/m2/K gives an ECS of 1 K/doubling.
If it takes 3 K of warming to drive an addition 3.7 W/m2 to space, then CFP = 1.23 W/m2/K and ECS is 3 K/doubling.
When you say that ECS is can be close to zero, that is equivalent to say that the climate feedback parameter is high. For ECS to be 0.5 K/doubling, then 7.4 K of warming is needed to drive an addition 3.7 W/m2 to space. For ECS to be 0.2 K/doubling, 18.5 K of warming is needed.
Increasing heat flux to space can be obtained by: 1) an increase in emission of LWR (thermal IR or blackbody radiation) or 2) an increase in reflection of SWR (albedo). The most thermal radiation any object can emit is blackbody radiation, so the most LWR radiation to space is 3.7 W/m2/K. This gives us a “no-feedbacks ECS” of about 1 K. If you assume a graybody model or a the radiation transfer modules from AOGCMs, you get CFPs of 3.3 or 3.2 W/m2/K and a no-feedbacks ECS of 1.15 K/doubling.
So the only way to get an ECS below 1 K/doubling, is to reflect more SWR to space as the earth warms – negative cloud feedback. Currently, the planet reflects about 100 W/m2 of W/m2 (albedo 0.30). If we want an ECS of 0.5 K/doubling, we need a 3.7 W/m2/K increase in reflected SWR – plus more to compensate for any positive feedbacks. Increasing water vapor slows radiative cooling to space by acting as a GHG than increasing radiative cooling via a lower lapse rate. Currently the best estimate for WV+LR feedback is 1 W/m2/K. Warming will certainly decrease surface albedo. Currently the best estimate is 0.3 W/m2/K (0.1-1.0). So, if you are hoping ECS is 0.5 K/doubling, your are hoping that negative cloud feedback is huge and dominates everything else, about +5 W/m2/K. That is a 5% increase in albedo (100 W/m2 to 105 W/m2 SWR reflected per 1 K increase in surface temperature). And this increase does NOT change much even if VW+LR and surface albedo feedback aren’t a positive as the IPCC believes. If you are hoping for an ECS of 0.2 K/doubling, you need to reflect an addition 20 W/m2 to space (20% change) for every 1 K of surface warming. Observations and simple rationals are grossly incompatible with the existence of the dramatic increases in cloud cover with surface warming need for an ECS of 0.2 K/doubling, and even 0.5 K/doubling looks problematic.
So, if you accept some tenets of GHE theory (you don’t have to), it is unreasonable to hope that climate sensitivity can be near zero or even well below 1 K/doubling.
Finally, the planet warmed 0.5 K during two recent El Nino’s due to fluctuations in heat exchange between the surface and the deep ocean. (El Nino’s are unforced or internal variability, they are caused redistribution of heat within the planet, not “forced” by changes in radiation entering or exiting the planet.) So, there is no point in trying to draw conclusions about the existence of an enhanced GHE or estimate climate sensitivity from short-term observations such as the “Pause” – which ended dramatically in 2014. Nevertheless, many do.

afonzarelli
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Frank, it seems to me that you have omitted the ocean as a heat sink in your analysis. Heat can leave the system not only via outer space, as you have alluded to, but also the oceans. And that heat does not necessarily come back. The ocean has a temperature gradient, top to bottom. To raise the sea surface temp means that a whole new temperature gradient is to be established, which means ocean warming for centuries. It has been said that, in a sense, the heat sinking capacity of the oceans act as a negative feedback for atmospheric temperatures…

Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 3:28 pm

“So, if you accept some tenets of GHE theory (you don’t have to), it is unreasonable to hope that climate sensitivity can be near zero or even well below 1 K/doubling. ”
You believe that any GHE must be “radiative Green House Effect” or rGHE. Since those who believe otherwise are not allowed to debate or provide links — You Win.
That was easy now was it not. Go out an celebrate. (Physics was harder when I taught it)
However, I am allowed (I think) to say that CO2 vs. Temperature has shown Temps go up first and then CO2 after a lag. At all time scales. Odd that.

Michael darby
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 3:41 pm

@markstoval “Temps go up first and then CO2 after a lag. At all time scales.”…..NOPE Since 1998 had a 20+/- year pause in rising temps, but CO2 continued to rise.

Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 4:11 pm

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Michael darby
June 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm
. . . NOPE Since 1998 . . . .
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In ice core samples, there’s about a 800 year lag in CO2 rise vs. temperature. About 800 years ago was the Medieval Warm Period. You may be referring to the wrong temperature-CO2 relation. CO2 might not respond to temperature rises immediately–or it hasn’t in the past.
Jim

Michael darby
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 4:28 pm

Jim Masterson, markstoval said: “At all time scales.” …..take it up with him.

Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 4:43 pm

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Michael darby
June 18, 2017 at 4:28 pm
markstoval said: . . . .
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I was responding to your comment–nice deflection.
Jim

afonzarelli
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 5:46 pm

Darby, the thinking goes that if the pause were to continue indefinitely then co2 would also eventually stop rising (a new equilibrium state having then been reached). If that is the case, then mark is correct…

Michael 2
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 5:55 pm

Frank “The absorption and emission of radiation by GHGs has been carefully studied in the laboratory.”
No doubt; this is a part that seldom if ever reaches public consumption. on the occasion that an advocate is correct he is likely to not be heeded by his opponents; and on the occasion he is incorrect those errors will be ignored by his friends.
There is little dispute that CO2 can absorb infrared within certain wavelengths, and given an opportunity will re-radiate that energy as another photon, in an unpredictable direction but often enough downward. It is however likely to transfer its energy by physical collision with air molecules. What then? Well the air is heated, more than it otherwise would have without the added CO2. What then? More energetic convection where, at the Top of Atomosphere, added CO2 is able to radiate into space. That is likely to produce a slightly steeper gradient of warmer at the surface and cooler at TOA.
Whether I should give up heat, light and transportation to try to not let that happen is unclear, but probably not.
“There is little doubt that increasing GHGs will decrease the rate of radiative cooling to space.”
On the contrary, at TOA such increase will increase radiative cooling into space, for what its worth since the concern is surface temperature.
“The law of conservation of energy requires that the planet warm the Earth until radiative balance has been restored.”
I suppose the Earth is obedient to human laws 😉
As it happens I believe you; but I also think that the Earth has never been in perfect radiative balance. In my opinion it is always cooling or warming; always playing catch-up to energy inputs.
“So, if you accept some tenets of GHE theory (you don’t have to), it is unreasonable to hope that climate sensitivity can be near zero or even well below 1 K/doubling.”
Yes, it seems unlikely. I have no reason to argue against the clustering of estimates, except when my politicians think to use those estimates to change my lifestyle in dramatic and untested ways.

Michael darby
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 6:23 pm

afonzarelli, mark said all time scales. I showed him one (past 20 years) where it does not apply, therefore he is incorrect.
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Mr. Masterson, if there is a 800 year lag in CO2 rise, please show me the temperature peak in the 800,000 year ice core record that corresponds to the cause of the 400 ppm concentration of CO2 we have today. There should be a seriously off scale 4+ degree spike to cause 400 ppm:
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Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 10:16 pm

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. . . please show me the temperature peak in the 800,000 year ice core record that corresponds to the cause of the 400 ppm concentration of CO2 we have today.
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As is typical, you’re equating proxies with actual measurements (and yes, the CO2 in ice cores is a proxy). Show me a current day ice core reading that has the same measured 400 ppm value.
Jim
[???? Ice cores require 50-80 years to “seal” the current dates’ gas bubbless into the ice surface and freeze over that surface entrapping the gasses inside the bubbles inside the ice core’s upper layers. “Today’s gasses” cannot be measured by ice cores until year 2100-2150. .mod]

afonzarelli
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 10:57 pm

Darby, what you are saying holds true for all time scales as well. Even in ice cores temps could be falling as co2 continues to rise. Key is that the co2 eventually falls, too. THAT is what is meant by a lag. (Mark is not claiming anything else) Temps are flat lining now and if co2 eventually follows suit then co2 is lagging temps as we speak (as it has yet to flat line but eventually will)…

afonzarelli
Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 11:05 pm

Mod, law dome has a much quicker closing time for the bubbles. The mcfarling data goes all the way to 2002 and is consistent with mlo. (i’d give you a link, but it’s late and i have to go to bed… ☺)

Reply to  Frank
June 18, 2017 11:56 pm

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[???? Ice cores require 50-80 years to “seal” the current dates’ gas bubbless . . . .mod]
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In other words, it can’t be done currently. How do I show a temperature correspondence to 400 PPM in an ice core that isn’t going to appear for another 80 years or so? And because it’s a proxy, it will probably not appear as a 400 PPM reading in the ice core anyway.
Jim

Reply to  Frank
June 19, 2017 10:54 pm

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[???? Ice cores require 50-80 years to “seal” the current dates’ gas bubbless . . . .mod]
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Yeah, you confused me, mod. It's been a while since I studied this. The pinch-off occurs in 50 to 80 year old snow-ice. It's trapping today's atmosphere. The firn is porous and allows current-day atmosphere down to pinch-off.
Jim

Reply to  markstoval
June 19, 2017 9:47 am

@ Michael darby
“afonzarelli, mark said all time scales. I showed him one (past 20 years) where it does not apply, therefore he is incorrect.”
You did not show me squat. You just tossed up your beliefs.
We have no decent temperature readings for planet earth over the last 20 years, but we do belief there has been no statistical warming. There are posts here all the time about that. At the same time CO2 has stayed high or gone up which is the opposite of the claimed “CO2 causes warming” that both the alarmists and the luke-warmers claim. I am surprised you did not try claim CO2 and temps rose since the end of February in the NH and that proves your point. Oh my goodness.
It is interesting that so many wanted to comment on this tiny sub-thread. After all, what got it started was my complaint that those of us who do not hold with the rGHE but rather see other forces at work — are not really allowed to debate.
Perhaps we should be allowed. At least toss up a post and thread once a month where we could discuss it.

rd50
June 13, 2017 4:26 pm

Just contributed.
Have a good vacation

Doug
June 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Do you accept Bitcoin?

Duncan
Reply to  Doug
June 13, 2017 4:48 pm

Use your VISA, it is very secure.

alondonthingq3@hotmail.com
June 13, 2017 4:28 pm

Glad to donate, many thanks for all you do.

mark harvey
June 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Anthony — your site is very much appreciated, would be delighted to donate and help with your reset button!
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Bill Illis
June 13, 2017 4:32 pm

I feel like I get a $100 worth of value out of this site every single day.

mickeldoo
June 13, 2017 4:36 pm

One Month !!?? That’s Crazy !!?? You Need A Year Sabbatical At Least !! Thanks for Your Sacrifices !!

The Reverend Badger
June 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Anthony, you certainly deserve a holiday now! From here in the UK I wish you a strong and stable vacation!
WUWT can be safely left in charge of its participants, it might be like when I was 18 & my parents went on holiday on their own, there could be a party or 2 you disapprove of but we will clear up before you get back and it will look just the same, no need to check up on us….
Week 1. Slayers party. Bring your own dragons.
Week 2. Beach party. Competition to see how hot you can get your own patch of sand using only radiation from cold things.
Week 3. Guest lecture from D**g C**ton. “It’s all in my book”.
Week 4. Tidy up, put the furniture back, hide those scratches and DENY it ever happened (an easy skill now).
Don’t forget to send us a postcard.

Reply to  The Reverend Badger
June 13, 2017 5:09 pm

Reverend, that was funny. That brought a smile to my face on a day that has brought nothing to smile about.
You done good kid. 🙂

afonzarelli
Reply to  The Reverend Badger
June 13, 2017 5:23 pm

(Badger, then there was the little problem of explaining to your parents that the police showed up at the party)…

The Reverend Badger
Reply to  afonzarelli
June 17, 2017 8:49 am

The only time we had the police show up was when we were experimenting with making our own fireworks and the mixture was a bit “rich”. On reflection it was probably a bad time to do home made explosives as we were at the height of the IRA bombings in the UK. We talked our way out of it quite successfully though. Worst “parents coming back” situation was when we had to re-tile the kitchen floor the morning after the party, about 10 of us, 17-18y old, never done tiling before.We actually made a damn good job of it (no youtube learn how to videos then either!.

Wayne Peterson
June 13, 2017 4:38 pm

PayPal sent. Thanks for this blog. I seldom comment but I’ve read it almost every day since the Stevenson Screen/whitewash experiments.

alondonthing
June 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Glad to donate, many thanks for all you do.

Tyler Cote
June 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Small contribution but I hope it helps. I just read your “personal hell” commentary from 2014. I found it comforting. I’ve enjoyed the dedication to scientific truth on this site for years, and appreciate all your hard work. All the best on your well deserved vacation! God bless!

royschmidt
June 13, 2017 4:42 pm

here is a great place to vacation from the rat race Mackinac Island Mi ( mackinacisland.org )

Rick K
June 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Just think Anthony… you could read WUWT just like the rest of us for a change! Maybe even comment!
Take your much-deserved time off. Sure, there are other blogs… but there is only one WUWT. We’re not going anywhere and will be here when (or IF, if Janice keeps extending your vacation!) you return.

trafamadore
June 13, 2017 4:42 pm

If you retire, where would all of these misfits go?

Duncan
June 13, 2017 4:43 pm

Anthony, your honesty, integrity and dedication is without question. Ironically it might be your humanity that is your best virtue. If this is all you accomplish, for the goodness of your fellow brethren, it is more that most in a lifetime. Hold your head high, you deserve it.
Thank-you from Canada – Duncan

Chimp
June 13, 2017 4:49 pm

July and August are a good time to get out of the Central Valley of California, even if only in its more northerly Sacramento Valley portion.
I recall traveling from Palo Alto to the Stanford Sierra camp at Fallen Leaf Lake in 1972. By the time we reached Sacramento at about 9 AM, it was already 121 degrees on the freeway. Cars were pulled over with radiator explosions, littering the side of the highway like wagons on the way West.
Hope you enjoy to the fullest whatever you do wherever you go!

Dominick Attisani
Reply to  Chimp
June 13, 2017 5:20 pm

Guess the Weather (climate?) has cooled down a bit since then. As a resident of the Sacto area,.. we seem to bump into the 109deg range these days. ‘A balmy dry 109’,….

Chimp
Reply to  Dominick Attisani
June 14, 2017 11:00 pm

Then, it was weather.
Now it’s “climate change” and requires the dismantling of Western Civilization.

MartinR
June 13, 2017 4:56 pm

Money on the way, been here a long time, rarely comment just lap up the knowledge from people more knowledgeable than I. You take a time out Sir! but you come back or their will be a riot 😉

MartinR
June 13, 2017 4:57 pm

There! I was schooled properly just an old f**t.

H. D. Hoese
June 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Sounds like a friendly mob. You can do great things if you don’t care who gets the credit, not sure who said that first. Sounds like you also get the credit you deserve. Forget the mistakes, they come with the territory.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
June 13, 2017 8:15 pm
PaulH
June 13, 2017 5:09 pm

I will send a few shillings your way to help keep the lights on at WUWT Central. I’ll admit I haven’t been keeping up with donations lately – that should change. :-/ Enjoy your time off, grab a few good books and forget about everything else for a few weeks. 🙂

Dominick Attisani
June 13, 2017 5:17 pm

$100.- from PayPal now in your account. You should do this more often (d.attisani). You work is more valuable than the 10’s of books I have purchased and read on the various subjects of interest to those who frequent the site.

June 13, 2017 5:18 pm

You need a vacation!!
I am trying to donate via Visa debit card and been getting the run-around by PayPal…haven’t used them for several years. I want to donate more than I donated to Ted Cruse, you have done more to advance this country’s liberty, etc.
… any suggestions on how to use my Visa card to donate? A check sent from Mexico here might take 6 months…no kidding.
I will try again to get through PayPal…or whatever…
JPP

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
June 13, 2017 5:37 pm

Maybe late at night PayPal will be more responsive.
I check WUWT probably 2-3 times a day and read all the articles. Just hope I can help in some way. I’ll check my PayPal account. They may have me as Jon P Peterson or J Philip Peterson or Jon Philip Peterson or purecolorartist…but you will get my donation as it is important that you get refreshed and some actual support.
Can’t believe that some millionaires or billionaires haven’t supported you, as you have done more for climates science than any other website.

Duncan
Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
June 13, 2017 5:50 pm

Philip, use a non-debit Visa card if you have one. Or just borrow one and pay them back in cash. The link is secure, second time now using it for me, last time a year ago or so.

Reply to  Duncan
June 13, 2017 6:02 pm

Don’t have a regular credit card. I will eventually get through with Pay Pal…Thanks Duncan.

Reply to  Duncan
June 13, 2017 7:06 pm

OK, sorry for the frustration…I ended up donating twice as much as I had planned by the time I got through PayPal… Hope it helps – Phil
I ended up going to my PayPal account, and they gave me instructions how to get back in…

François GM
June 13, 2017 5:24 pm

$102 Canadian ($75US). Gee, I wish I could do that with my age. I would only be 48 years old US.

Juan Slayton
Reply to  François GM
June 13, 2017 11:20 pm

If Anthony were to vacation in Venezuela (used to be a good place to get away) you could send him $100 in bolivares. That would come out to 748,000 Bs. Hmmm… Better send along a wheelbarrow.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Juan Slayton
June 15, 2017 10:26 am

BS by the wheelbarrow? Sounds just like climate science.