WUWT housekeeping, features, and announcements

I have a few items of interest for WUWT readers. First I’d like to talk about one of the most common email issues we get with the blog and that have to do with subscriptions to our content.

We often get emails saying that we have somehow deleted you from a mailing list that we operate. That’s not true, the simple fact of the matter is we don’t manage any mailing lists. WordPress does and it is only after you sign up to follow.

It’s a self-managed email system, so if you aren’t getting any emails anymore from comment threads or from new posts, it is either one of two things:

  1. You’ve accidentally unsubscribed yourself by clicking on an unfollow button somewhere, either on the website or in an email you have received.
  2. The emails that you have been getting could now be going to spam. This can happen due to certain keyword combinations or because you’ve accidentally marked one of our emails as spam which would cause subsequent emails to be listed that way.

Neither myself or any of our moderators can put you back on any email list. We don’t even have access to who signed up. It’s entirely for you to manage yourself. You can sign up using the form on the right sidebar :

A number of you have written to us asking whatever happened to our El Niño Southern Oscillation status meter on the right sidebar as seen below:


I’m happy to say that it has now returned to its previous place on the right sidebar. The reason it had to disappear for a while was that some paranoiaware (anti virus, anti malware, Google web check, etc.) started to flag it as being unsafe and thus making the entire website unsafe in their viewpoint.

This had to do with the fact that it was hosted on a private Comcast account. We’ve now remedied that problem and I anticipate the ENSO meter will be around for a long long time. My sincere thanks to longtime reader and contributor Ric Werme for making it possible.

And then, there’s this big announcement, one that I’m sure will irritate my critics to no end. Just so you know, WUWT will continue as it has for over a decade.

Anthony Watts Joins The Heartland Institute

Meteorologist and Founder of Most-read Climate Website in the World Named Senior Fellow

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (April 4, 2019) – Anthony Watts, a TV and radio meteorologist for more than 40 years and founder of the award-winning climate website Watts Up With That, has joined The Heartland Institute today as senior fellow for environment and climate.

Watts work on climate issues, specifically the problems with temperature measurements via his surfacestations.org website, has been cited worldwide in books, studies and government reports. To see some of Watts’ work, visit this page at Heartland.org.

“The people at Heartland are working from a reality-based viewpoint of the climate issue saying in effect, ‘Hey wait a minute, look at this,’ to the people that would follow the path of climate alarmism hook, line, and sinker,” Watts said. “Despite having a tiny fraction of the budget and social media outreach some green organizations have, they have done a fantastic job of countering climate alarmism.

“Laughably, my critics have said for years that I have been ‘on the payroll’ of Heartland in some ‘nefarious capacity,’ even though I’ve never been on their payroll. I figure I might as well give these folks something factual to talk about now instead of just innuendo and smear campaigns,” Watts said.

“I credit the efforts of Heartland in President Trump’s decision to exit from the Paris Climate Accord,” Watts added. “What reality-based climate skeptic wouldn’t want to be on that winning team? I look forward to being able to help Heartland dispel fear and overreaction to climate hysteria by providing factual essays and research that helps policy makers with climate related decisions.”

To interview Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Anthony Watts, please contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org or on his cell: 312-731-9364.

Heartland President Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., praised Watts as “truly a leader in the climate movement.”

“I am honored that he has chosen to join The Heartland Institute,” Huelskamp said. “His energy, experience and scientific expertise will make an enormous, immediate positive impact on the Heartland team.”

James Taylor, senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, applauded Watts as “one of the most impactful voices on behalf of climate realism.”

“I look forward to working with Anthony presenting the compelling scientific evidence on climate change issues that the environmental left and their media allies do their best to ignore and sweep under the rug,” Taylor said.

The Heartland Institute is known globally as a leading think tank promoting scientific research showing that human activity is not causing a climate crisis. The latest volume of research, published this month, can be found at ClimateChangeReconsidered.org.

Watts has spoken at eight of Heartland’s 12 International Conferences on Climate Change, including the 2015 conference when he received the Excellence in Climate Science Communication Award from the International Climate Science Coalition.

The Heartland Institute is a 35-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our website or call 312/377-4000.

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April 4, 2019 9:23 am

Congratulations to Mr. Watts

Reply to  vukcevic
April 4, 2019 4:00 pm

I echo those congrats! Heartland could not do better! I have followed no site closer than WUWT for at least 10 years. I look forward to posts from Watts, Willis, Middleton, CTM, and more. The comments that follow are frequently as informative as the original article. I enjoy how it often branches out to embrace astrophysics, battery/fusion/evolution/abiotic oil, etc. discussions (the one with Middleton’s disgust). I don’t always agree with all of your contributors, but I do respect them.
Glad to see issues are being worked on WordPress. It was frustrating when so many great features were rolled back a while ago. I jumped to this post to see how many were returning. Slowly but surely, but I know a lot of those are WordPress issues.

Thank you for hosting such a fantastic resource!

Phil Rae
April 4, 2019 9:27 am

Congratulations, Anthony! Well deserved!

April 4, 2019 9:28 am

Congrats on Heartland’s wisdom in adding Anthony to its repertoire of experts!
This is good news exponentialized!

April 4, 2019 9:32 am

“Meteorologist and Founder of Most-read Climate Website in the World Named Senior Fellow”

That’s fantastic. Congratulations

Reply to  icisil
April 4, 2019 9:57 am

Per your tweet yesterday… (scroll down for more)


Reply to  icisil
April 4, 2019 11:48 am

Hilarious. Trump re-tweeted that video.


April 4, 2019 9:33 am

Mr Watts,

Bravo in being named a Senior Fellow, and working with Heartland. I am glad that they offered and you accepted the opportunity to work with an organization I respect, and trust to give me data and not pablum.

Best wishes,


April 4, 2019 9:33 am

Plaudits, Anthony

Clay Sanborn
April 4, 2019 9:34 am

The Heartland Institute is better for having Anthony joining them. Congratulations to both. And We The People are better for it too. So much thanks for both…

Old Ranga from Oz
Reply to  Clay Sanborn
April 5, 2019 3:14 am

We The People Down Under concur with your comments, Clay. Well done, Anthony. An honour very well deserved.

Reply to  Old Ranga from Oz
April 5, 2019 4:35 am

and Anthony hugs to you and rick for sorting the enso out
its yuk for Aus now its back..but that too will change;-))

Brett Keane
April 4, 2019 9:34 am

Amen to that, Vuk. Brett Keane

John Ulmer
April 4, 2019 9:39 am

Many “Hearty” Congratulations on taking up with Heartland.

April 4, 2019 9:40 am

Very cool!

Leon Brozyna
April 4, 2019 9:41 am

It’s about damn time !! Congrats !

Pa Wi
April 4, 2019 9:42 am

Congrats !!

April 4, 2019 9:46 am

Congratulations!! Keep fighting the good fight!

April 4, 2019 9:54 am

Congrats, Anth*ny.

April 4, 2019 9:54 am

Well done Anthony. Keep up the great work!

J Mac
April 4, 2019 9:56 am

Excellent! Congratulations Anthony!

April 4, 2019 9:58 am

Congratulations, Andrew, and well done Heartland Institute. Anytime you want to start a UK branch …….
At least now you won’t have to sit on Google’s AI Ethics Council !

April 4, 2019 9:59 am

Anthony and WUWT win again….Congratulations for a well deserved endorsement and an awesome new posting. (anybody here tired of winning yet?)

Moderately Cross of East Anglia
April 4, 2019 10:04 am

Pleased that you have received another well deserved accolade. Also that WUWT will continue to provide an antidote to the current hysteria, ignorance and corruption of public monies that characterises the climate change/warmest religion.
Keep up your vital work please.

April 4, 2019 10:06 am

A sincere congratulations and wishing you the best in this new and important endeavor!

With Will Happer, and now Anthony Watts, I am guessing we have much less than 11 years and 10 months left…..the false narrative should end WELL before that ‘projection’!

Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of skeptics everywhere.

nw sage
Reply to  bullfrex
April 4, 2019 6:06 pm

With the Heartland institute behind you – as a SENIOR FELLOW – should be able to time shift the 11yrs, 10 mo to at least 20 yrs!

Rob Leviston
Reply to  nw sage
April 6, 2019 2:01 am

To the 12th of Never would be even better!

Andre Lauzon
April 4, 2019 10:07 am

Congratulations Mr. Watts and many thanks for all the good work.

D. J. Hawkins
April 4, 2019 10:09 am

Super excellent, Mr. Watts! I suppose I’ll have to bookmark their page now…

Rud Istvan
April 4, 2019 10:13 am

Congratulations, Anthony. A force multiplier.

Krishna Gans
April 4, 2019 10:15 am

Congrats !! Very good idea !!

April 4, 2019 10:18 am

All the best

April 4, 2019 10:30 am

Congratulations, Anthony. The marketplace of ideas that WUWT represents is an important force for reason.

April 4, 2019 10:40 am


April 4, 2019 10:42 am

Congratulations. My appreciation for your hard work and all that you had been doing to promote true data and common sense. Well deserved. I had been forwarding WUWT since times immemorial and will continue to do so.

Doctor Gee
April 4, 2019 10:42 am

An excellent partnering. Congratulations Anthony!

April 4, 2019 10:52 am

Goon on ya!

April 4, 2019 10:58 am

Very cool Anthony, they have got a good deal in getting you into the Heartland world.

Ten years already, I am getting old that Copenhagen fiasco feels like it was last week.


The Depraved and MOST Deplorable Vlad the Impaler
April 4, 2019 11:10 am

Double plus good!

April 4, 2019 11:14 am

Kudos. At the heights of your achievements, Anthony, I hope you have/are taking steps to ensure your good work continues after you.

Rod Evans
April 4, 2019 11:35 am

Fantastic development, Anthony, a win win all round. Keep up the great scientific demolition of the false Mann Made Climate Change,
Climate will always change, it always has and always will. It never required any inputs from man, it doesn’t now never will.

April 4, 2019 11:42 am

Congratulations, Anthony, on your joining Heartland.


Dave Yaussy
April 4, 2019 11:46 am

Glad for you, Anthony!

Richard Kramer
April 4, 2019 11:48 am

Congratulations on the Heartland appointment. I have a question I was wondering about (anyone who knows can answer…thank you). I do not see Ric Werme’s index guide to WUWT. Is it gone?

Reply to  Richard Kramer
April 5, 2019 4:10 pm

It’s nice to see people miss my Guide to WUWT. It’s not really gone, but should suffer the same problems that the ENSO meter had. It will be back.

Several events have discombobulated my life over the last year or so.

First Comcast shutdown their “Personal Web Pages” feature. Some people got notice that, some people didn’t and lost years of work. I didn’t, but lost nothing. I moved stuff over to my account at bizland.com. Then WordPress started insisting on making all accesses with https. That didn’t work well with Bizland, I got it working, but I think you had to tell it the site was really okay. Now we have it on a system with proper certificates. Yay.

Then my wife filed for divorce early last year. Getting rid of a lot of stuff, moving out, selling the house, buying a house, and moving in has been tough. Anyone want a lot of boxes?

My old computer that maintained the ENSO meter, my guide, and many of the sea ice images on that page died on a move to temporary housing. (Early SSDs liked to do that.) Fortunately, at least one of my two backup schemes worked, but it will still take time to move that account to the “new” (it’s about two years old) system.

I expect to work on things this weekend and at least get the automatic weekly ENSO meter running again. Then the sea ice page should be easy. Then the guide. I worked on that recently so I’ve relearned some of that code.

And I really, really need to start up my http://wermenh.com/runnings.html for the new baseball season. I’m sure there are folks who miss it. Then again, given the start the Red Sox have had, maybe I’ll swap wins and losses.

[Thank you for letting us know. How can we help? .mod]

Reply to  Ric Werme
April 5, 2019 4:14 pm

BTW, the Guide is at http://wermenh.com/wuwt/ The last update was March 20.

Also, I have to work on spending less time on FaceBook and more on WUWT.

Fell free to remind me.

April 4, 2019 11:55 am

Outstanding and Congratulations Mr. Watts!!!

April 4, 2019 12:00 pm

An excellent choice by the Heartland Institute. Your good work over all these years is finally paying off. Congratulations, Anthony.

April 4, 2019 12:01 pm

Oh snap! You know you’re going to lose all your street-cred with the hard-green-left, now, right?



Reply to  ripshin
April 4, 2019 1:01 pm

Have to take the good with the … gooder.
Congratulations, Anthony. You’re a hero.

April 4, 2019 12:04 pm

Congratulations, A great organization that I support.

David Baird
April 4, 2019 12:11 pm

Congratulations a great organization just got better.

April 4, 2019 12:47 pm

Oh oh….I think I just heard Griff’s head explode…..(could have been a car backfiring I suppose..)

April 4, 2019 12:50 pm

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

April 4, 2019 1:11 pm


April 4, 2019 1:26 pm

Considering that the Heartland Institute is a mere 14.1 road miles from my house, I should don my finest attire and check out the digs ??
Maybe shake Anthony’s hand 🙂

HD Hoese
April 4, 2019 1:35 pm

Great!! Sometimes dumb ideas have to die with the people. OUTLIVE THEM! Also see if you can get some American Petroleum Institute money, they used to fund pure research.

John V. Wright
April 4, 2019 1:43 pm

Well done Anthony – this is winning!

I’m sure you know that you have a lot of fans in the UK who are grateful for the balance that your website brings to the climate change debate. Apart from your own contributions and those of your guest contributors I also appreciate the erudite, spirited and amusing comments from your learned readers. Heartlands has made a star signing.

April 4, 2019 1:51 pm


Totally merited. What took Heartland so long? ;o)

April 4, 2019 2:05 pm

“Meteorologist and Founder of Most-read Climate Website in the World Named Senior Fellow”

Hearty Congratulations and Three Cheers for Anthony!!
A well deserved recognition and highly pertinent position and title!

Gunga Din
April 4, 2019 2:06 pm


A site question.
There used to be a section on the sidebar for “Most recent comments”.
I’ve been seeing just a blank space where (I think) it used to be.
Is that one my end or has it been discontinued for technical reasons?

James Bull
April 4, 2019 2:08 pm

Well done and congratulations.

James Bull

Carbon Based Lifeform
April 4, 2019 2:15 pm


John in Oz
April 4, 2019 2:37 pm

Well done and deserved, Anthony

April 4, 2019 2:37 pm

I guess your days struggling to put beans and rice on the table are over now, hey? Walking in tall cotton, son. 😉

Jim Barker
April 4, 2019 2:41 pm

Finally, it’s Better than we thought!
Congratulations, Anthony!

Climate Heretic
April 4, 2019 2:42 pm

Standing acclamation from me.

Climate Heretic

Don Bennett
April 4, 2019 2:52 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. You’re joining some great people at Heartland.

steven mosher
April 4, 2019 4:02 pm


Richard Petschauer
April 4, 2019 6:12 pm

Congratulations, Anthony!
Great website too.

April 4, 2019 6:28 pm

Congrats Anthony, well deserved.

Rick K
April 4, 2019 6:50 pm

Anthony, send my congrats as well! I hope this leads to better opportunities for you to get sane science out to the masses. All the best! You deserve it!

Michael S. Kelly LS, BSA Ret.
April 4, 2019 7:08 pm

Congratulations from a fellow Boilermaker!

Pamela Gray
April 4, 2019 7:46 pm

I wish I had just a smidgeon of your weather and climate knowledge. You have a well deserved placement at Heartland.

April 4, 2019 8:02 pm

Utterly delighted for you Anthony and of course for Heartland.
Thank you again for all the hard work and enlightenment you have put in over many years.

Russell Steele
April 4, 2019 8:22 pm

Congratulations Anthony, it has been a pleasure to know and work with you on the Surface Station Project.

Looking forward to more of your insight at Heartland!


Pop Piasa
April 4, 2019 8:47 pm

I’m very excited for you, Anthony, and proud to be a follower. I find the words lacking to truly express my gratitude and admiration of your accomplishments in the quest of honest science.

Steve (Paris)
April 4, 2019 11:18 pm

Excellent news. Years ago when I realised I had to get an understanding for myself of the ‘global warming’ terror I stumbled across Antony’s work on surface stations. Couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the science. Thank you.

April 4, 2019 11:40 pm

Brilliant news.

Congrats Anthony from a Brexit torn UK.

Our government needs some pragmatism, could you pop over for 5 minutes and sort them out please!

April 5, 2019 1:14 am

Congrats. Anthony.

I will not see 10 years ahead, that would make me 102, but we do seem to be slowly winning in the USA.

Sadly here in Australia we seem to be on the road to economic suicide.


Jim Masterson
April 5, 2019 3:42 am



April 5, 2019 4:08 am

Herzliche Gratulation Herr Watts und viel Erfolg wünscht Ihnen Freddie from the very snowy Swiss mountains.

April 5, 2019 6:41 am

Congrats. I guess that makes you truly a Jolly Good (Senior) Fellow now!

April 5, 2019 7:02 am

Kudos, Anthony. And thanks to all the contributors above for supporting and making this site what it is. I urge everyone to also support The Heartland Institute. They are a powerful force for Good in the climate arena as well as other societal issues.

April 5, 2019 7:08 am

Not sure if this is a WUWT/wordpress issue or something changed in gmail, comments used to all load in email as a block, beginning about a week ago they began coming in pairs or small groups inbetween other emails incoming. Is that something others have noticed? Was that how others always got comments from ongoing threads? Just wondering, still getting everything, just scattered through the incoming instead of coming into a single stack in incoming.

April 5, 2019 7:46 am

AOC will soon be coming after you now that you have risen from the shadows.

April 5, 2019 9:04 am

Very good news for both Anthony and Heartland.
Never have I missed the “thumbs up” button on comments. Almost all above would have received one.

Patrick healy
April 5, 2019 1:37 pm

Many congratulations and well deserved. Please let me know if I should you as Doctor or Professor from now on my dear Fellow.

Patrick healy
April 5, 2019 1:38 pm

Address you…

April 5, 2019 2:43 pm

Congratulations. Enjoy.

Rob Leviston
April 6, 2019 2:02 am

Excellent news Anthony! Kudos!

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