Thanks – and a note for the future of WUWT

On this traditional day of reflection and thanks, it is only fitting that I give thanks to the many many people who have made WUWT what it is today, and helped me personally.

From memory (which is of course imperfect, so I have likely missed dozens if not hundreds) I offer my thanks to these people.

Charles Rotter aka CTM or Charles the Moderator Charles gets a special place all by himself at the top, for reasons to numerous to mention, but also because he has kept WUWT going over the last year after I went into survival mode after the disastrous camp fire in Paradise. I’m about to come out of that, read on.

Mark Steyn, Melissa Howe, Andrew Lawton, Steve McIntyre, Ross McKitrick, Richard Lindzen, Willis Eschenbach, Christopher Monckton, Roger Pielke Sr., Roy Spencer, John Christy, Patrick Moore, Judith Curry, Evan Jones, Eric Worrall, Harold Ambler, David Middleton, Bob Tisdale, Chris Horner, Joseph Bast, Sterling Burnett, Robert E. Phelan (REP) (deceased), Thomas P., Mike L., Mike J., Andy C., Verity J., Lee K., Robert C., Keith B., James Taylor, Jim Lakely, Keely Drukala, Andrew Singer, Nikki Comerford, Frank Lasee, Malon W., Kennneth P., Jennifer Marohasy, Peter Ridd, Andrew Bolt, Jo Nova, David Archibald, Malcolm Roberts, Andrew Montford, Josh Gifford, Benny Peiser, Marc Morano, Pierre Gosselin, Ryan Maue, Paul Matthews, Tom Nelson, Chris Martz, Mike Smith, Marcel Crok, Mike Bastasch, Barry Woods, Richard Drake, Nic Lewis, David Rose, John Coleman (deceased), Joe D’Aleo, Chris Bortz, Mike Jonas, Jimmy Haigh, David Little, Mike Wolcott, Dino Corbin, and Rick Anderson.

I’m sure I’ve missed several people. Apologies.

Last, and most certainly least, is Michael Mann, who has done more to create readers and climate skeptics than anyone I know.

Now, the news:

After a year of mostly being on Hiatus, I’m coming back to regular daily operations in January 2020. There will be an announcement forthcoming related to that and to the larger news that enables me to spend much more time at WUWT than ever before. This will include some plans for expansion, as well as some significant changes about how we operate.

One change will affect our readers, and make for a better reading and commenting experience overall.

One of the biggest problems we’ve had is with trolls that use fake names, fake emails, and fake connections (proxys) to threadbomb. One in particular in Oregon has bragged about it, one in Canada made threats, and I called the police on him.

And, it keeps happening; some people who are narcissistic mann-equins think they are entitled to do it, because they are holier-than-thou defenders of the planet or something. Some of these same people also impersonate other commenters here. We’ve stopped them all (at least we think we have). But, we need better tools to detect and stop this.

So, around the first of the year, WUWT will no longer be an open commenting system, it will require registration to comment. Many, many, websites that allow comments require this, and it has become clear to me, that we need to go that direction too. Doing so will help keep the quality of conversation elevated, and will only require a one-time registration that will take about two minutes to complete. It will stop the trolls, the impersonators, and the drive-bys and give us a tool for enforcing our commenting policy. It will also ease moderation duties. Reading content will still be publicly available as I abhor paywalls.

And there will be other changes, including better search, better commenting tools, and an expanded reference section drawing from the WUWT archives that will be suitable for sharing.

The plan is simple: A rising tide lifts all boats, where the “boats” is climate skepticism worldwide.

Thank you, all of you. My sincerest best wishes.

P.S. If you are so inclined, you can support WUWT by shopping on Amazon during Black Friday Deals. Simply follow this link:

We’ll get a small percentage.

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November 28, 2019 9:58 am

And thank you Anthony! You have done World Class!

Reply to  Stephen Heind
November 29, 2019 7:38 am

I’m glad for a registration system. Everything I post currently gets stuck in a 24 hour spam filter, or something, and i have no idea why, never having posted anything to deserve that. So, thanks for the new system in advance!

Reply to  wws
November 29, 2019 7:24 pm

I don’t mind that. Anthony has done a wonderful job creating this resource. And having been the victim of an impersonator faking my name on posts, I am 100% in favour of a registration system, even if we have to submit photo ids to get enrolled! As bad as getting impersonated was, I also have a bad feeling that I reacted angrily to other people here, when the posts I was reacting to might themselves have been fakes of that other poster. I’ll never know whether those people deserved my irritation.

My only remaining question: Why hasn’t Anthony been given some sort of medal of honour?

nw sage
Reply to  Ron House
November 29, 2019 7:42 pm

Anthony is hereby nominated for that medal! Now let’s figure out what it is.

Reply to  nw sage
December 1, 2019 10:54 pm

In Australia I’d say he should get an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia). What’s the equivalent in the US?

Reply to  wws
November 30, 2019 10:51 am

24 hrs!? Mine almost w/o exception get posted within an hour. Have no idea why yours would take so long. I do put stars in any words I think might otherwise be scrutinized, like d*niers.

Caligula Jones
November 28, 2019 10:02 am

Let me be the first to thank YOU, your “staff” and all the readers and commenters, and I look forward to the future.

We will need more of WUWT (and the like) in the future, as the hysterics will only get louder when they realize how badly they are missing the (scientific) point.

Carl Friis-Hansen
November 28, 2019 10:07 am

Looking forward to Your increased involvement in your own super-duper website, and really many thanks. Around the world, it is difficult to get anything this magnitude going.

Registration is a good thing. As far as I remember, WUWT used to have registration just a few years ago, before vandals crushed the site.

Kevin McNeill
November 28, 2019 10:10 am

Since I live on a boat I’m for a rising g tide, registration, sign me up

Jeroen B.
November 28, 2019 10:13 am

It is I who must thank you.

for all the excellent information and actual reserarch poisted here, with real-world observations and statictics to back them up, that reflect accurately where our world is, and presents a solid baseline for where we might go, rather than the crazy-wild armwaves and fantasy models without basis in reality being used to scare us into abandoning modern society and all its achievements

November 28, 2019 10:25 am

Looking forward to 2020!

Curious George
November 28, 2019 10:25 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your team, and all readers!

November 28, 2019 10:29 am

It is the world that owes a debt of gratitude to you and to all that have saved and are saving the world from disastrous public policies. Electricity more than anything else is what has improved everybody’s lives. The climate catastrophists seek to make electricity scarce and expensive, effectively. My best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Reply to  Phil
November 28, 2019 12:38 pm

Phil’s comment says everything that I could wish to say better than I could ever say.

I just finished watching you in the video from Mark Stein’s cruise and all I can say is, “Thank you for all that you do for all of us!”

Steve Ta
Reply to  Phil
November 29, 2019 9:35 am

“The climate catastrophists seek to make electricity scarce and expensive” …
while at the same time are forcing almost all new builds in Europe to be heated by electricity, as the currently ubiquitous gas will be disallowed from 2025.
Long live fusion!

November 28, 2019 10:33 am

Thanks for the best skeptic site eavah !
No probs with registrating, hope it helps to preserve the high standard

Ron Long
November 28, 2019 10:35 am

Anthony, have a great Turkey Day, Christmas, and New Years, etc, while we all wait for new format and increased attention from yourself. is a great meeting point for rational people tired of the fake news and the sky is falling nonsense. Give yourself 5 stars and press on.

mark from the midwest
November 28, 2019 10:35 am

An oasis of sanity in an otherwise crazy world, well done!

Martin Hovland
November 28, 2019 10:38 am

Thanks a lot for your enduring work, Anthony, I use the site every day. It provides inspiration and a lot of new knowledge. We are so priveledged to have you around.

Bryan A
November 28, 2019 10:39 am

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone

Paul S
November 28, 2019 10:43 am

Thank you Anthony for all you have done. You are an asset to this beleaguered world!

November 28, 2019 10:47 am

Good stuff Anthony

Roger Knights
November 28, 2019 10:50 am

“And there will be other changes, including better search ….”

One quick-fix (especially helpful for visiting journalists and newbies) would be to move the boxes for Archives and Categories up under the Search box at the top. They logically belong together, and they two I mentioned are in effect hidden—and anyway hard to locate, which they shouldn’t be. They don’t displace much space.

Alastair Brickell
Reply to  Roger Knights
November 28, 2019 12:21 pm

Roger Knights
November 28, 2019 at 10:50 am

Thanks to you Anthony for such a great site for all these years…a great source of ammunition and sanity in this strange world…a lot of work, especially with so much going on in your life in recent years but very much appreciated by us all. We would be lost without it.

Just a thought if you’re revamping the resources…a reference page on sea level would be most useful I think…links to PSMSL, SONEL, notes on GIA procedures/scams, graphs, Willie Soon videos, etc. perhaps as a starting point. Easy for me to suggest as I don’t have to do any of the work setting it up and maintaining it but it would be a useful addition I think.

The search box is very important for me too…could it perhaps display results with newest posts at the top.

Special thanks also to CTM and also Dave Middleton who has contributed such a wealth of information and posts especially in recent times.

November 28, 2019 10:51 am

I’ve been following up WUWT almost daily for the last 10+ years. Never regretted visiting the site even one day. Thanks Anthony for being.

Peter Morris
November 28, 2019 10:52 am

I think that’s a great idea. It’ll be more efficient to comment if I’m logged in, vs entering my name and email address every time.

John Collis
November 28, 2019 10:54 am

Looking forward to the changes, certainly have no problem with having to register. Happy thanksgiving to all.

November 28, 2019 10:55 am

“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.”

November 28, 2019 10:56 am

Great job Anthony, Charles and all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.

Best, Allan

November 28, 2019 4:44 pm

Good idea Anthony, regarding registration – to weed out the more toxic trolls.

To be perfectly clear, I post under the name Allan MacRae, which may or may not be my real name.


November 29, 2019 9:06 pm

“Good idea Anthony, regarding registration – to weed out the more toxic trolls.”

Don’t know about that, Allan, but it will certainly be welcomed by Google and all the other spooks in the world.

Got to love KEEPING the quality of conversation elevated though, LOL.

“because climate change yadayada”.

Not sure what a TOXIC TROLL is (are there good trolls?), nor a fake email. But neither can I fathom minds so dull they can’t think of an honest reason for using a pseudonym.

Happy Trails, you-all.

November 28, 2019 10:56 am

I am thankful that you and WUWT are here to give a voice to those of us who think for a living. All of us who visit the site regularly see that you and your team are working hard to remain true to the guiding principles of science and expressive liberty. May the new year bring more opportunities to all of WUWT staff, and readers.

Many thanks again,


(P.S. I will be registering when the opportunity presents itself, that is a great idea.)

November 28, 2019 10:57 am

After I register, will I have to use my real name to post? That will be a problem for me. You won’t lose me as a reader, however.
I’m so glad I discovered WUWT just a couple of months ago. I wish it would have been sooner!

M Courtney
Reply to  PeterT
November 28, 2019 11:54 am

As a slightly longer-term reader, I have similar concerns.
When people search for my full name I want them to find my LinkedIn profile and my professional reputation. I am not a professional climate sceptic. My Big Oil money has never come.

So long as my name appears just as an initial I will still feel safe to occasionally comment. But not if my full name appears.

Reply to  M Courtney
November 28, 2019 12:56 pm

Maybe it will be possible to register with an “username”.

Reply to  PeterT
November 28, 2019 11:54 am

I’m with Peter. I’m rather exposed to some particularly nasty SJWs. Two members of my family have been their victim. It was nasty both times.

WUWT is a gift to humanity. Words can’t express my gratitude.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  commieBob
November 28, 2019 12:27 pm

Is this a MeToo moment for me too?

But, yeah, I’d have to think about posting under my real name.

On one hand…I personally don’t care any more what anyone thinks of me or my opinions, as I’ve begun to “Walk Away”, as I believe the saying goes now. As I tell those charities and groups who still want my money and time after they’ve drank the SJW Kool-Aid: “I don’t go where I”m not welcome, and my money and time don’t go where I’m not welcome”.

And I’m certainly welcome here.

However…when I first started posting using my real name back in the 1990s on UseNet, my ex (with whom I was fighting a child-custody battle with) started getting phone calls from some of my “debating” partners.

Ever try to explain what UseNet is to someone who didn’t have a home computer (see: 1990s)?

Now trying doing that to a roomful of lawyers…

Reply to  commieBob
November 28, 2019 12:31 pm

Thanks commieBob.
Immediately losing my job would be one outcome of posting my real name. (And there’s probably less than a dozen people in North America that share my surname.)
I was thinking a new email address and a “nom de guerre” might suffice?

Hopefully. I’d hate to miss the opportunity to throw my 2 cents’ worth in once in awhile. In any case, I’m absolutely in awe of what Anthony and contributors have done to make WUWT what it is today. Including me, tens of thousands of people check it every day, and the counter seems to be speeding up. I do everything I can to get the word out. Amazing courage, tenacity, and honesty. WUWT Forever.

November 28, 2019 10:58 am

You are the original Climate Change Proponent that saw scientific flaws that turned you into a Climate Change Skeptic. Just like in the beginning, we now flock around you in your / our quest to get the science right.

All your suggestions and changes are wise and well considered. Thank you for surviving the last few years. You are the Climate equivalent to Brandon Straka, who finally woke up to the fact that most media are lying to us, and invited us to #walkaway. You are the scientist who migrated from proponent to skeptic, and decided to create your own group under the clever use of your name in your web page.

Thank you for starting this revolution! Wounded Warrior, welcome home to the loving embrace of you fellow climate skeptic sisters and brothers! You are much loved here!

November 28, 2019 11:01 am

A big ‘thank you’ to yourself and all your contributors, Anthony – an island of sanity amidst all the hysterical and fraudulent nonsense propagated under the banner of supposed dangerous man-made global warming, now rebranded as climate change’.
It’s not ‘climate change’ that bothers me – it’s the unimaginably colossal sums of taxpayer’s money that’s being wasted – money that would be better spent on the things essential to any civilised society – medical care and research, social care, policing , community projects and much more.
The greatest pseudo-scientific con-trick in history – and the politicians and media have fallen for it through their own ineptitude and laziness in checking the claims of the second-rate scientists behind it all for
I often wonder what’s really going on – for example, a 16-year old schoolgirl gets to preach to the United Nations assembly – how was this made possible?

Curious George
Reply to  Carbon500
November 28, 2019 11:12 am

Do you mean one with a medal for truancy?

Ken Andrews
November 28, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks Anthony. You have done a Herculean job of halting the “Climate Crises’ bandwagon through reasoned, objective analysis of climate reality backed up with actual verified facts.

Larry Hamlin
November 28, 2019 11:03 am

Great to hear you are returning to a more active role next year 😁😁. Thanks for the great contribution you are making to climate science and energy reality and for challenging the scientifically unsupported orthodoxy of climate alarmism.

oebele bruinsma
November 28, 2019 11:03 am

Dear Anthony, you provided the essential substrate for reason and debate, as is still required by proper science; and hence made the difference between science and religion. Your website is an important tool in the war, alas it is a war, between the malicieus control freaks and people who are thinking. Thank you very much.

November 28, 2019 11:07 am

Thank you to Anthony, CTM and all the writers and commenters here at WUWT.

Commenting from a new device, location and, carrier.

Schrodinger's Cat
November 28, 2019 11:08 am

After about 11 years of visiting here several times a day, thank you for having me, for bringing sanity to climate change and for your commitment to continuing this great site.

Newton Love
Reply to  Schrodinger's Cat
November 28, 2019 2:26 pm

Good to see you here. If you are the Cat-Man from Breitbart, you know me. If not, nice moniker.

You are right about Anthony Watts. I know him from other venues, and he is a true human being, doing the best he can with the situations that “life” throws him into. Glad Anthony has survived the strain of the last few years, and is returning to his Tribe as a Wounded Warrior in the climate battles!

Andy Mansell
November 28, 2019 11:10 am

Many thanks for all your hard work and diligence Anthony- and Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends and allies from the UK!

November 28, 2019 11:16 am

If the SEA ICE and the ENSO page would work again as before, after the new registration, this would be great. Thanks.

November 28, 2019 11:16 am

Many thanks from somebody who suffered horrid climate anxiety before I luckily found this site 😀

What would be even better is if people could find the site easier, not sure how that would be done, but when searching climate change, it would be nice to have a link to this site on google… countless people would be relieved to find the truth about the climate scam

Roger Knights
Reply to  Sunny
November 28, 2019 4:37 pm

“it would be nice to have a link to this site on google”

One can pay Google for an ad that will appear atop the search results. But that’ll have to wait for the day that big oil’s paycheck comes through.

Reply to  Sunny
November 28, 2019 7:15 pm


There are many other search engines then google. Please use one of those search engines.

November 28, 2019 11:18 am

Thank you Anthony, and all who contribute to the operation of this site. It is a refreshing anodyne for the slings and arrows of the climatista.

I will continue to support you and the Heartland Institute in any way I can.

November 28, 2019 11:21 am

Welcome back, Anthony. Kudos to CTM for keeping the lights on.

Richard from Brooklyn (south)
November 28, 2019 11:24 am

Thanks Anthony, for your excellent work and creating and maintaining a well considered and generally respectful site.
No problem with registering. I hope the process is one that will not exclude the contrarians who regularly contribute. I think of 2 in particular. Their presence marks us (if I may say ‘us’ about WUWT) as a genuine forum that generally shows respect for all opinions, even where we disagree.
Lets keep WUWT as an open forum with a genuine tolerance of opinions and a minimum of ad hominem attacks.

November 28, 2019 11:24 am

Thanks for the opportunities to question the silliness that pervades just one branch of science.

As someone else has said, I hope I don’t have to sign up with my full name. It’s too easy for the trolls to track you down and go full-blown nasty on you. Happy Thanksgiving, and many more to come.

November 28, 2019 11:25 am

Little by little, the Truth is getting out, despite the best efforts of the MSM and the liberal elite. WUWT is an invaluable teller of truths.

Gary from Chicagoland
November 28, 2019 11:28 am

Thank you Anthony for all of your time and effort with your WUWT website. I have read your website for close to two decades every day and have learned that mass media is not telling the full story about the why behind global warming. Thanks to your site I can teach the natural cycle side of climate change that I share with my high school students. I truly believe that the articles I share from your website has my students being more optimistic about their future.

Wim Röst
November 28, 2019 11:33 am

All good news! Thanks and a lot of succes in the next year!

November 28, 2019 11:34 am

Thank you, and those who have assisted, for your contribution in keeping some sanity, reality, and science in the overall discussion. This site has been one of the, if not the, foremost voices of reason most available to the general public on the subject. Without you we long ago would have fallen past the event horizon of hyperbole and hysteria.

Kurt in Switzerland
November 28, 2019 11:35 am

Good stuff, Anthony!
Many thanks to you & CTM.

I look forward to the new year.

Incidentally, is Al Gore traveling across the planet again? (It seems to be snowing heavily in both N America & Europe of late.

Meanwhile, the EU Parliament just declared a climate emergency, with 1/3 of the MEPs present voting against the motion. An Emperor’s New Clothes moment.

William Astley
November 28, 2019 11:54 am

Thank-you Anthony.

Great site!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.


Tom Abbott
November 28, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks Anthony, Charles, Eric, and all the many people who make WUWT an Island of Sanity in a crazy world.

November 28, 2019 11:58 am

“Thanks-a note for the future of WUWT”

I thought you were going to give us bad news! Thank goodness you’re not going anywhere, I only discovered your site recently and it’s given me a voice. My hair is growing back now (figuratively speaking)

I love your site Andrew, thank you so much and best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season.

November 28, 2019 12:07 pm

I am thankful today for many things, and one of them is you, Anthony, and the WUWT family of folks who are dedicated to elevating sound science above irrational climate hysteria.

Also, since I’m one of the victims of an impostor impersonating me and posting garbage which I would never say, in my name, here on WUWT, at least 63 times, I am thankful that that problem will be solved, once and for all!

Also, I have a small feature request: if we could get the ability to include in-line images in our comments, that would be a huge improvement. I really, really miss that capability. I’m sorry, but I’m such a geek that I hardly know how to talk without using graphs.

Alastair Brickell
Reply to  Dave Burton
November 28, 2019 2:51 pm

Dave Burton
November 28, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Yes, Dave a big thank you to you also for the sea level info over the years. I really feel this issue is the Achilles heel of the AGW idiots…if we can prove that wrong on that then all their edifice falls apart. That’s why I think it would be great to have a sea level reference page as I mentioned in my post above.

BTW, I too, love graphs…a picture is worth…

I was also a victim of impersonation on WUWT . It was quickly fixed by the moderators but I also fully support any measures that can address that problem. The idiots must be really desperate if they have to resort to such tactics.

Reply to  Alastair Brickell
November 29, 2019 10:16 am

Thank you, Alastair. You are very kind.

Reply to  Dave Burton
November 28, 2019 3:01 pm

In-line images would be great, what I wouldt like too will be quote and link buttons / help to prevent handmade typos

November 28, 2019 12:07 pm

Wow! I can’t wait for the new system to roll out. Another bright spot on my Thanksgiving Day.

I’ve said it before – I really appreciate the work you (Anthony) do, and this site in particular. My special thanks to CTM, and to Willis and Dave Middleton in particular as contributors, although I don’t agree with Dave on everything. Which is good – I don’t like to agree with anyone completely. Makes me totally redundant and irrelevant. Willis’ experiences are outside my area, but his twists of thinking are terrific.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  KaliforniaKook
November 29, 2019 6:45 am

” My special thanks to CTM, and to Willis and Dave Middleton in particular as contributors”

Yes, we can’t leave them out. Massive contributions.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 29, 2019 5:42 pm

I should have sent a special thanks to David Middleton. We didn’t start out that well, but he was very patient with me, and I deeply respect his knowledge, openness, and his hard work contributing to this site. I’m still discovering the efforts of Anthony, David, and the list of people named in this post. WUWT has created a very important and credible island continent in a complicated ocean of subscribers to the “concensus”. I’ll be here every day.

Brenda Donovan
November 28, 2019 12:08 pm

Thank you for this great website.

Janet Rocha
November 28, 2019 12:10 pm

Thank you so much for your voice of sanity in a world gone mad.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Janet Rocha
November 28, 2019 3:24 pm


November 28, 2019 12:12 pm

Glad to hear that you are ready to get back to the coal face, you have been missed, and unbounded thanks for all you have done so far.
Lang may yer lum reek. (Long may your chimney smoke, i.e., keep it up.)

November 28, 2019 12:17 pm

Happy thanks giving and thanks for WUWT. Hope next year is better for you.

BTW I was having a CA discussion in the UK last night, with an American, and pointed out California was so inhospitable the early Russian settlers in Sonoma gave up and went away. Leaving the Russian River legacy.

Not sure that’s true, the people at the (California) “Old Faithful” at Calistoga who told that story also told us the old faithful Geyser was the largest on West coast, later I noted there were competitors, and their’s only managed a somewhat pathetic/apologetic squirt that the fire brigade wouldn’t value, although it was said to have some use predicting earthquakes by changing its periodicity….allegedly. But only recognised after the event. So much BS its hard to separate the facts from the fiction. But it seems the Russians colonised it first, well first after the rightful owners they infected to death, that is. Before quitting. Sound familiar? Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2019 12:30 pm

I first visited this site as an outright warmanista looking how to argue with deniers.

Instead you all have changed my mind and thank you all for it.

The free discussion has been invaluable to my understanding.

Best website Evah!!!

Reply to  Pompeydano
November 29, 2019 3:47 am

Thank you, Dano, for the encouragement!

Dean Caldwell
November 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Thanx AW & I welcome a more structured comment section. As for the site’s content, it is why I
visit daily.


November 28, 2019 12:42 pm

“The plan is simple: A rising tide lifts all boats, where the “boats” is climate skepticism worldwide.“


Thanks to CTM and all who have helped make this a great site. Using your description of Mann not all trolling is counter productive though it can be nasty. It is a badge of honour to have so many as it shows your messages are getting across in a big way.

The main message is the dignity and respect that most commentators have here because you show these traits to people who comment here. Something missing in many other sites where I try to comment.
Keep up the good fight.

Tom Burk
November 28, 2019 12:59 pm

May God bless you and yours, Anthony, and your whole stellar WUWT team! Happy Thanksgiving!

John McClure
Reply to  Tom Burk
November 28, 2019 4:15 pm

I couldn’t have said it better and completely agree.


November 28, 2019 1:12 pm

I’m actually looking forward to having to have an account to comment on WUWT. It’s been a minor (very minor, but still…) annoyance to have to give a name and email every time I comment on here — only because I can’t remember what name and e-mail I used last time (don’t want to use my full given name), so I keep using different names and one of three different public, non-personal email addresses I maintain. It’s even caused some confusion because apparently one of the names I was using was the same as another frequent WUWT commenter causing him to switch up his. Who knows, maybe getting rid of this annoyance might encourage me to be more active on the site.

November 28, 2019 1:17 pm

As an ex-East and now adopted West European, although I am aware of the Thanksgiving Day but not fully familiar with historical etc stuff, my thanks go to ‘the glory of the god and the global warming’ in that order.
In the last two days there were number of articles about England & Wales winter deaths.
“There were an estimated 23,200 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2018-19 – the lowest recorded since winter 2013-14, figures show…….
The data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published on Wednesday, also showed that respiratory diseases continued to be the leading cause of excess winter deaths.”

Despite progress in medicine, homes thermal insulation and gas central heating installations credit for the reduced number of the winter deaths undoubtedly goes to the rising winter temperatures
As this graph conclusively proves that to be so

Martin A
Reply to  vukcevic
November 29, 2019 12:22 am

vukcevic November 28, 2019 at 1:17 pm
Despite progress in medicine, homes thermal insulation and gas central heating installations credit for the reduced number of the winter deaths undoubtedly goes to the rising winter temperatures
As this graph conclusively proves that to be so

The reduction in excess winter deaths also follows closely the reduction in percent who smoke.

Reply to  Martin A
November 29, 2019 1:57 am

Reduction in smoking is due to rise in the winters’ global temperatures; ex smokers don’t have to inhale hot poisonous tobacco gasses to keep themselves warm on a cold winter day /sarc

November 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Many many thanks Anthony for the fantastic job you have done over the years, at considerable expense and personal expense to yourself. The world is a better place thanks to your efforts, and I feel that the much-awaited tipping point is not too far away now – but it’s not one that those who rabbit on about tipping-points will like.

One of the ways in which WUWT, and Jo Nova in Australia, are so valuable, is in keeping us up to date with all issues. When I get into conversation with an alarmee, it might start with Polar Bears starving, but if I point out that the Polar Bears are thriving, the conversation switches to the Great Barrier Reef, droughts, floods, storms, walruses, sea level, wind farms, coal production, ocean acidification, and goodness knows what else. I’m expected to know all about all of them.

Thanks to WUWT, at least I know where to find information quickly, and the all-important source documents.

Rolf H Carlsson
November 28, 2019 1:24 pm

Many, many thanks for your WUWT, how enlightening and educational about climate realities. I just hope that more Swedes discover your website as counter-remedy against the “politically correct” ignorant who dominate the discussion and information here

November 28, 2019 1:29 pm

I vote for a “Nom de guerre” feature. After all, it is a war for the future of reasonable public policy.

Jeff Labute
November 28, 2019 1:42 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Anthony (from a Canadian who was thankful first) 😉
Also, many thanks to those down-under, from Canadians who are up-over 😉
Many thanks to those in the old world, from the new world.

This is a very important site.

TG McCoy
November 28, 2019 1:43 pm

Register-no problem. Happy Thanksgiving Anthony-I know more than a few affected by the Camp Fire and others. firefighting Industry and civilians alike.,
TG McCoy

James Clarke
November 28, 2019 1:44 pm

I hope that many who are true believers in a climate crisis register and post honestly under their own name/handle. It is awesome to have a family of like-minded people to converse with, but it is more interesting of there is diversity of thought. Trolls we don/t need, but discussion, even arguing, can be the spice of life.

Thank you, Anthony, and CTM and all contributors. I am in gratitude this day and every day! May God bless you all!

November 28, 2019 1:47 pm

All of us understand the danger of prediction particularly in the long term. Regardless I will make a prediction. It is that your dedication to this cause, and your bravery in facing the zealous doomsayers, will in time become the stuff of legend. Many thanks for all that you have done, and continue to do.

John V. Wright
November 28, 2019 1:54 pm

From one of your many grateful (and, now, better informed) readers in the UK, thank you for creating this terrific resource and a beacon for honest, objective science. Had a brief moment of glory when a story I contributed hit the front page here at WUWT some years ago. Mainly, I am an avid reader if articles here, following up the links and occasionally commenting.

Looking forward to registering and being part of a glorious new chapter of the world’s best science blog.

November 28, 2019 1:54 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to Anthony and all the team at WUWT (best site on the web), especially Charles the Moderate who has kept the ship on course for so long. Registration for comments is a good thing and will be no problem for genuine contributors.

mario lento
November 28, 2019 2:01 pm

I’m so proud to have been part of this world class blog site. It has helped me help others seek truth rather than confirm bias.

John F. Hultquist
November 28, 2019 2:04 pm

I note there are both long-time and new readers commenting on this post.
We got a DSL connection in September 2008 so that is when I started. I helped with one of the weather station reports, have made a few comments (useful, I trust), and last year actually did a post (thanks ctm, for the help).
I want to mention David Middleton, a relatively recent contributor to WUWT, and also Bob Tisdale, more active here a few years ago. Not to slight others, but I have learned much from these two.
And, where is Janice? Hi there.

Newer readers can benefit greatly by searching, and simply going back and reading forward.
Better search should encourage more.

Thanks Anthony.
& best to y’all

Janice Moore
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 28, 2019 7:57 pm

Hi, John,

How kind of you to mention me. You have been my gallant encouraged from the beginning (for me, April, 2013).

****”You know things. Share.”****

Thank you for that. And, even more, for the John Milton, “They also serve who only stand and wait.” Still waiting… for such a long time…

It is more difficult for me to access the internet, now that I am living without wifi and in pretty tough circumstances.

Also, WUWT has become a much less pleasant place to be with the always-into-moderation, often long, comment delay (along with the marked lukewarm atmosphere).

I haven’t forgotten ANY of YOU, even if , as it is clear, some have forgotten me (I am in good company as to that, though, also forgotten were R. A. Cook and D. B. Stealey…).

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all (even you who have forgotten).

John, I hope you and Nancy are well, keeping warm, and are full of joy as you revel in good music, the beauties of our lovely state, and each others’ loving company.

And, to you newcomers, please see the above 2013 quote from John to me and KEEP ON SHARING! 🙂

Take care,

(gone, but not, as it turned out, forgotten … lololol)

P.S. If you see this, Richard Courtney, still praying for you…

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 28, 2019 8:47 pm


Reply to  Janice Moore
November 29, 2019 2:58 am

Nice to hear from you.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Vuk
December 1, 2019 1:35 pm

Hi, Vukcevic,

Nice to hear from you. 🙂

I’d like to change “stubborn” to “persistent.” Please forgive the rather negative connotation of the original appellation.

Hope all is well.

Sorry for the delayed response. For once, it wasn’t WUWT’s clunky software. I just didn’t have wifi until going to my mom’s apartment this afternoon.

Take care,


Pat Frank
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 28, 2019 9:59 pm

I haven’t forgotten you, either, Janice. I still see the encouraging post you left at my DDP video site — there when needed, and still in my friendly regard. 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 1, 2019 1:39 pm

Cool! 🙂

You deserve MUCH appreciation (more than you have yet received…) for your EXCELLENT work promoting CO2 truth.

Take care.


Luc Ozade
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 28, 2019 10:17 pm

Hi Janice 🙂 Long time, no see. Glad to see you are still alive and kicking. I still feel a small sense of pride in having appeared in your awesome “Anthology” back in 2016.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you. You are not forgotten.


Janice Moore
Reply to  Luc Ozade
December 1, 2019 1:48 pm

Aw, Luc. Thank you. Very glad to see that you are still with us. Heh, you are too bright to forget me (smile). Thank you for the kind wishes.

Sorry for the long delay in responding — no wifi where I live, now.

I hope all is well with you.

Take care, over there (and, I haven’t given up hope for you — I have been praying you would believe ever since we first talked about it… ),

Your friend in America,


Reply to  Janice Moore
November 29, 2019 3:07 am

To find the Janice’s compendium google “wuwt-the-battle-for-science-the-first-ten-years”,
in which I was described as ‘sweet-natured-but-stubborn Vukcevic’
hopefully I have not changed much since.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Vuk
December 1, 2019 1:52 pm

THANK YOU, Vuk! I have been sort of sad that there is no link/mention of that anthology anywhere on WUWT’s home page (not in “About” either). I thought it would be a neat thing for people to easily access. I was mistaken, apparently.

You made my week by telling people how to find that month’s-long effort! 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 1, 2019 1:53 pm



M Courtney
Reply to  Janice Moore
November 29, 2019 6:52 am

Richard Courtney is still with us but not quite as capable as he was. Certainly less mobile.
Missed you too, Janice. Even though we have disagreed quite strongly some times.

Personally, I have tried to avoid commenting so much as the site has become more politically right-wing and not quite so welcoming to people like me. Would you elabourate on why you have stepped back a little? It won’t be the same reason.

Janice Moore
Reply to  M Courtney
December 1, 2019 2:17 pm

Dear Matt,

Thank you, so much, for reaching out to me. I had the honor of “talking with” your dad, here, about a month (?) ago. He found me on a thread somewhere (I forget where). He encouraged me to keep on commenting and mentioned that he is doing fairly well, but his medication makes him sleepy. It was so good to “see” him.

For the past 3 years or so, WUWT has become much more supportive of the lukewarm viewpoint, often at the expense of truth and data-driven science. That atmosphere is very unpleasant to me. I’ve commented a few times about it — use “swamp” to google for them (heh). Also, the always-into-moderation comment delay and the inability to post videos and images (I so LOVED doing that) made me kind of sad. Finally, no wifi and very difficult living circumstances for the past 14 months have made commenting difficult.

I understand your not wanting to hang out with us “conservatives.” We need your voice, though, Matt. Do try to bear with what you find unpleasant at times. Perhaps, it might help you to recall that in the U.S., it is, these days, it is the “conservatives” who are promoting data-driven science and other policy. The “liberals” over here peddle in fake science/propaganda on “climate change”/”renewables” issues (the solar, wind, electric/hybrid vehicle and like sc@mmers have made the “liberals” (mostly Democr@ts, here) their party of choice). Their BIG MONEY donations to such candidates are almost solely promote the “renewables” sc@m in which they have invested millions of their money (but, can’t recoup their investment with out OPM). Thus, many of us, to promote truth in science, loudly support Republicans such as Donald Trump. It is part-and-parcel of supporting data-driven policy (in this country).

To try to make you feel more like hanging out, here, I, personally, will try to be careful to limit how much I mention my pro-free markets/private property, purely political views.

We (you and I and ALL of the non-trolls, here, I think) are UNITED FOR DATA-DRIVEN SCIENCE! 🙂

I hope that Advent is a beautiful, meaningful, and joyful, season for you (and your wife and father) this year. And, given that you, too, enjoy this composer’s music (“can’t believe it’s Rutter” (smile)), here is one of my favorite John Rutter Christmas tunes:

Candlelight Carol

Take care,


Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 28, 2019 9:46 pm

In addition to the local search function, many reader will remember my summaries of posts sorted by month and category. They went away in WordPress’s excess embrace of https, but are back, sort of. Anthony manged to miss my and ctm’s mail about it, looks like I’ll have a better chance soon.

In the meantime, a new URL that WP likes, is

BTW, I expect to [partially?] retire next spring, so I’ll have more time to spend here myself.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ric Werme
December 1, 2019 6:17 pm

This reader remembers, Ric. You added MUCH value to WUWT with your list and in many other ways, too.

WUWT got really, REALLY, messed up a couple years ago (or so, forgot when exactly).

No satisfactory explanation. Just. Messed. Up. And left that way. Shrug.

You and the many other loyal, erudite, witty, gallant, brilliant, commenters deserve better after so many years of support for WUWT.

CONGRATULATIONS (in advance) on retirement. (along with condolences, or, should that be another congratulations? on your divorce — for me, that was a mixed blessing. Sad that what I hoped for never came to be, VERY glad to be off the “Hope-Devastation Roller Coaster).

If I ever get “back to normal,” I will look forward to seeing you (and everyone else) around here.

Best wishes,


Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 1, 2019 6:29 pm

P.S. Can you tell me how to get an image or a video to post? I used to just paste in the youtube link and, voila, the video “contol window” with a still image and the “play” arrow OR the image would post. I was sort of good at that….. before things changed around here. The old method of making sure the image was a .jpg or other acceptable format just doesn’t work, now.

Thank you (if you ever get time to answer).

Reply to  Janice Moore
December 1, 2019 9:06 pm

I believe (one of my tasks here is to know – I’ve been falling down on the job) that the shift to Pressable left that feature behind. Yes, very aggravating.

The comments you see with images are from people with privileges to post articles to WUWT. That privilege comes with a few handy other features.

Reply to  Janice Moore
December 1, 2019 9:10 pm

Good to see you!

“Mixed blessing” is a pretty good term for my divorce, though it sounds like things were easier for me. Big hit in net worth, but decent job, daughters are doing well, and I’ve gotten support from them and even in-laws. Could have been much worse in many ways.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Ric Werme
December 2, 2019 2:25 pm

Thank you for your responses, Ric.

Glad things are going so well for you.

Take care.

Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 29, 2019 8:05 am

Erudite comments from R.G. Brown and George E. Smith made great contribution to this blog, regretfully not seen here for some time, I hope that both gentlemen are well.

Abolition Man
November 28, 2019 2:05 pm

Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Xmas to you and all here at WUWT, Anthony! The most informative site with the best and most humorous comments section. Looking forward to an even better New Year!
Save the biosphere, CO2 to 1,000ppm! Trump 2020!

Reply to  Abolition Man
November 28, 2019 2:25 pm

I’ll second that!

Reply to  Abolition Man
November 29, 2019 1:33 am

Me and my amygdala give thanks.

November 28, 2019 2:28 pm


You’ve done a great job over the years, look forward to the changes


November 28, 2019 2:33 pm

I would like to add my thanks to you Anthony and to Charles and to all the guest bloggers and great commenters and to anyone else that keeps this site going. What a resource for learning it is! Even when I’m on the road in the truck I always check it out on my phone as I am sitting at a dock waiting to be unloaded or after the days driving shift when I’m in the sleeper. Here at home on the computer I will check it out several times a day. Keep up the great work!

Jim Gorman
November 28, 2019 2:43 pm

Anthony, thanks for starting and keeping the site running. It has excited me and made me revisit math, statistics, and measurement techniques I had put aside for a number of years.

I for one am very grateful.

Robert B
November 28, 2019 2:47 pm

The ruse of impersonating others seems to be common recently. Someone gained access to my password at another site and made comments that I would not approve of. There are issues with moderation so every attempt to politely distance myself from the views that never should have passed moderation was rejected.

Surely people must realise that if they need to resort to such behaviour to win an argument that their position is not that to robust.

Geoff Sherrington
November 28, 2019 2:49 pm

Well done Anthony, CTM, DM and other stalwarts.
It has been valuable to have a fairly consistent view from WUWT over the years to counter the poor science of The Establishment.
If I may, a suggestion about those raising the issue or blogging under a real name. I was one of the earliest WUWT bloggers. I have always used my real name. I do so because those who know me, or know of me, can evaluate the likely worth of my offerings, coming from a known context like my public c.v. and put it in context.
The Establishment has long been weak because of an obvious reluctance to conduct a lot of policy it is fond of discussing. Thus, we have the large conferences with high aircraft use by those who bash aircraft use as bad, and so on. Lacking the courage of convictions etc.
Those who blog here avoiding real names also lack courage. Action comes at a price, not from a comfortable armchair. So use your real name without fear or embarrassment and promote your c.v.
This was one of the key indicators of the ends of some past scares, like man made chemical cancer epidemics, with important (real) names stating a firm view that dissented from The Establishment’s. Geoff S

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
November 28, 2019 3:33 pm

I used a screen name early on, but have been using my real name here for a long time. I’m a nobody, so it won’t matter one whit if my employer sees my online posts. Hell, they might even agree with me.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 29, 2019 7:16 am

I want to be able to have a screen name. I won’t comment, otherwise.

Things are getting pretty capricious in the real world with people getting upset if your views are not in line with the cult.

Reply to  TheLastDemocrat
November 29, 2019 2:27 pm

The Constitution and the Supreme Court are on your side.

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society. link

Anonymous speech provides a way to tell the truth without being lynched. If people can’t tell the truth, democracy is dead.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 29, 2019 6:14 pm

My employer would have my cubicle packed up before lunch. I’m too old to find myself unemployed, and I squandered my Big Oil money while things were good. Long story, but I’d like to contribute once in awhile, and I can’t if my full name is made public. I’ve spent more than 40 years in the oil and gas industry. I’m still there, but no longer as a highly paid, absolute financial moron consultant, thinking it would last forever. I’m abreast of all oil and gas activities in Canada, and if I can contribute to WUWT in any way, I will. But not with my full name out there.

steve in Seattle
November 28, 2019 2:54 pm

Thanks sooooooooo much !

November 28, 2019 2:59 pm

Thank you Anthony and all the great team at WUWT. This remains one of the last few remaining websites that is trying to cut through the rubbish out there, which is becoming more and more difficult every day.

I look forward to the changes and wish you guys all the best for the Holidays!

4 Eyes
November 28, 2019 3:11 pm

Good to hear that you are on the up after a bad year, Anthony. Thank you and all the great posters and the very informative, straight thinking commenters who make it a great one stop shop
(especially for time poor sceptics!).

November 28, 2019 3:34 pm

A valued forum – looking forward to 2020.

November 28, 2019 3:40 pm

Anthony, great news and very many thanks for all you do. Registration is no problem at all and (sadly in a way) I look forward to many more years of your beacon of light in the current dark environment.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Reply to  JohnBUK
November 29, 2019 6:08 am

I’m looking forward to as few years of WUWT as necessary.

Sadly, it will likely be at least another decade.

M Courtney
Reply to  Ric Werme
November 29, 2019 6:59 am

But there’s more to WUWT than climate “science”.
It’s a genuine science discussion forum.

November 28, 2019 3:56 pm

Welcome back Anthony!

• Simplicity of purpose.
• Refusal to cave to false arguments/claims.
• A stunningly educated and experienced cast of contributors!
• Legions of thoughtful erudite skeptical readers who easily see through false and circular arguments.
• • Almost every skeptical reader/commenter is considerate of others and their opinions.

Definitely, Best science site ever!

November 28, 2019 4:11 pm

Would it be possible to produce a concise guide to climate change suitable for children and politicians?

Readers could contribute ideas?

And let us all donate from time to time.

Keep up the great work!!

Reply to  LittleOil
November 29, 2019 8:30 am

@ LittleOil

“. . . . a concise guide to climate change suitable for children and politicians?”

Seconded. Start with “WUWT’s quick simple guide to CO2″, with a full list of all the ways we either produce the gas or make use of it, plus a list of all natural sources of CO2. Also add an ‘idiots guide to CO2 in the sky” showing how little the amount of man-made CO2 there is up there compared to all other atmospheric gases.

I believe that it may be a wake up call to all those gullible hoodwinked kids and teachers that think we are killing the planet.

Happy Thanksgiving Anthony, and nice to see Janice back (posted above). Would be great to see Jimbo back here too. WUWT is true legend and a legacy for truth against sophistry and unsound argument.

Janice Moore
Reply to  GeeJam
December 1, 2019 2:24 pm

Good to see YOU, too, GeeJam. Yes — JIMBO was one of my favorites. He got frustrated with something — can’t recall if it was political or the lukewarm AGW atmosphere. He was WONDERFUL.

I hope that you and your wife (and your Golden Retriever 🙂 ) enjoy a lovely Christmastime.

Here is a Christmas song for you (if I can get a youtube video to post — haven’t been able to for years, now):

Once, In Royal David’s City

Take care.


November 28, 2019 4:26 pm

So many years now, fighting a meme that should have been overturned! Almost time for another tour through Australia Anthony. It was nice to meet in Melbourne and see so many other skeptics turn up. Your site is a breath of fresh scientific air in a sea of semi official crud. Our main broadcaster the ABC is so far to the left that it is irrecoverable and the Conversation is so full of bias against conservative thinking, that all they want to do is dominate the Education systems and punish and censor skeptics. The level of hypocrisy is frightening, but underneath it all the great bulk of Australians who know the history of climate, our droughts our floods and harsh outback life will quietly admit they are skeptical of the global warming scam. There is high interest in the subject and the leading site for real scientific discussion is your site. Keep up the good work!

As far as registration is concerned, that can only help screen out the rather small group that snipes at the site, its participants and contrive the false information that keeps our so called climate Council feeding elements of our quite left wing media who are determined to crush any dissent and science that is contrary to their dictate.
Have been considering posting under my own full name as I am well known for my support of this site and the promotion of your published articles even though at times that has lead to censorship at some sites. Tough being a supporter of good science and good sense it seems. So I personally welcome those changes and those that choose to make comments under their own name, especially well qualified scientists of all disciplines my admiration and support.

Wish I could do more.

November 28, 2019 4:29 pm

He’s baaaaccck! And a chill just ran down the spines of CAGW absolutist “believers” everywhere.

Thanks to all for keeping it together and a going concern.

November 28, 2019 4:45 pm

Good idea Anthony, regarding registration – to weed out the more toxic trolls.

To be perfectly clear, I post under the name Allan MacRae, which may or may not be my real name.


(I don’t think that will be a problem, it is the E-MAIL address that MUST be valid, your IP address be valid too, to complete a valid registration) SUNMOD

November 29, 2019 6:26 pm

Got it! Great! Stupendous! I haven’t figured out how to put the Happy Face emoji, but I’ll learn.

John (Leo) Morgan
November 28, 2019 4:46 pm

I followed the Amazon link, specifically to support WUWT.
It linked me to the US Amazon Site, which doesn’t sell to Australians.
I presume many of your readers from other countries also met that problem.
I can see many easy possible technological fixes. Yours isn’t the only website with this problem. Can you refer this to your Amazon contact and get them to implement any of them?

Reply to  John (Leo) Morgan
November 29, 2019 4:39 am

glad Im not the only one that happens to.
and amazon aus is so expensive i duno why anyone would bother.

November 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks Anthony and CTM. You are a beacon of sanity in a mad, mad world.

Len Werner
November 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Many thanks for presenting the forum and the form it is in, Anthony; it is needed.

And–isn’t this list of commenters interesting for who has not responded? It does say something about who is interested in science and who is only interested in attacking.

Joel O'Bryan
November 28, 2019 5:33 pm

One question Anthony,

With the new system of registered commenters, will screen names be real names (first, last) or created sxreen names, like Joel62 for example if I chose to? I won’t, but that’s just an example.

I agree these changes are needed unfortunately. 2020 in the US is going to get very nasty with the election and the slate of losers the Democrats have running for President and seeing their climate religion getting trashed by Trump on his way to re-election. If Trump gets another 4 years, it is hard to see how the renewable energy driven climate scam can survive. Everything about their climate scam for the Green Slime and the climate religion for the GreenBlob is on the line now.


Not Chicken Little
November 28, 2019 5:40 pm

Thanks Anthony for your wonderful website which is one of the few places that brings proper skepticism to outlandish claims (and outright lies). You and many others who post here have strengthened my conviction that the sky is NOT falling. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2019 5:58 pm

I enjoy the comments. Some are quit thoughtful and educated.

F. Ross
November 28, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks Anthony… and Happy Thanksgiving to all those involved with the daily operation of WUWT

November 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Happy to register Anthony, thankful WUWT never gets stale or old, I don;t have enough time to read it all, is my only issue.

FYI: Saint Greta passes the 3/4 mark across the Atlantic today (just a few hours from now) on Pilgrimage to the Holy City of Madrid, currently plotting with 823 nm to go, @ 10.2 kt, averaging 244 nm per day at that speed, and if maintained would cover the remaining distance in 3.4 days. She’d make Madrid on about the 4th of Dec, just as the pending cold northerly is peaking in Spain with a fair bit of snow, rain and ice about.

Typhoon “Kammuri”:
For most of this week ECMWF has predicted a CAT-5 will hit northern central Philippines around the 3rd of Dec (bit north of Haiyan’s track). Current ECMWF continues to show 915 HPc, 300 km/h hitting early on 3rd Dec. A very consistent stable forecast for strength and track, so quite likely to take place. MSM will chum with Climate-Fear™ package, and Madrid conference will milk Climate-‘Mergency™ for all it’s worth in the coming week.

Old Woman of the North
November 28, 2019 6:17 pm

Anthony such good news that you will be without the trolls.

Someone said the other day that Blogs like this and Utube is the new Gutenberg Press. Mainstream media has abandoned the true journalism – who, what where, when, which, why and how – for fake news and proselytizing, so you and your ken are the new truth.

November 28, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks Anthony, and to all the Contributors and Commenters here at WUWT.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, even our friends who don’t do it.

November 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Thanks Anthony. I would be beside myself if I didn’t get me daily fix of reality…
All the best for the future.

November 28, 2019 6:42 pm

Yay, Anthony. You, most of all need, to be commended for making WattsUpWithThat the great resource and forum it is today. The near-term plans you announced sound fantastic. I’m looking forward to them.


PS: I’m working on a series of posts (weekly for 10 weeks) that I’ll begin soon.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 1, 2019 6:22 pm

Looking forward to seeing your fine articles, Bob! 🙂

November 28, 2019 7:08 pm

Thank you for this wonderful web site.

I noted your mention of “One in particular in Oregon has bragged about it”
Can anyone point me to his bragging, especially (if memory serves me) his claim of having many different names. Living in Oregon, I am constantly running into this guy on the local blogs. He denies using multiple names.

November 28, 2019 7:31 pm

Well done!

Mike Bentley
November 28, 2019 7:35 pm

All I can say is Great! This site has pointed me to science happenings I can share at the Planetarium. Registration is no problem for me but I can see others concerns. Glad to see the Pielke’s in your hall of fame list. They’re up north of here about 120 miles and slogging through knee deep snow.
Glad to have you back


Jack Roth
November 28, 2019 7:52 pm

Anthony I can’t thank you enough for your amazing work through the years. WUWT is all I read every night for a couple of hours and I’ve been doing so for years. In the process I have learned a tremendous amount and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Without this site I think I would have given in to despair about the unbelievable nonsense that seems to always be just a step away from destroying our life. Thank you so much, and thank you to all the contributors for the articles and comments that make reading this blog such a wonderful experience. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

November 28, 2019 8:04 pm

Thanks to you Anthony!

Best regards.

Gunga Din
November 28, 2019 8:12 pm

Thank YOU and “The ModSquad” for what you started and the … attitude (?) … in moderation that has prevailed over the years. That is, stay within site policy and even if what you say is idiotic, your comment will be allowed.
A “snip” may appear, but not to censor an opposing opinion.

So, around the first of the year, WUWT will no longer be an open commenting system, it will require registration to comment.

It might take awhile, but I hope that those who often disagree (Nick Stokes, Mosh, even Griff) won’t take registration as an attempt at censorship.
I don’t mean to speak for you but, those who disagree are invited and encouraged to comment and/or post. Just do it honestly. Same for those who generally agree.
Except for an occasional typo, I’ve only commented here using two names. I used my real first name for my first few comments back in 2012 or so. When I realized I was going to comment more and that my job could be at risk if I said something that might identify me to the Green Goon/PC Squad at work (I have a government job), I contacted Anthony and told him I was going to go by “Gunga Din” and why.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
November 28, 2019 9:27 pm

Also, Outside of a, group, club, I’d never run into it. I hate needing to register to make a comment. I first noticed it a couple of years ago at If there was an explanation for it, I missed it. The idea was new to me. I haven’t commented there since.
I never went far enough to find out why.
You explained that and it makes sense. Weed out the bots and those attacking the site rather than those just disagreeing with an idea.
Guess I’ll go register at 😎
(But maybe in the morning. It’s after midnight here. “Thanksgiving Day” here ended at midnight. But there’s lots to be thankful for everyday. )

November 28, 2019 8:27 pm

Many thanks, Anthony.

Pat Lane
November 28, 2019 8:39 pm

Like all the other, I wish to thank you for all your incredible efforts.
Without you and those on the list at the start of your post we’d be in even more trouble than we already.
The climate alarmism juggernaut will just keep going.

Wayne Gibbous
November 28, 2019 10:13 pm

Welcome back Anthony – great things to come!

Luc Ozade
November 28, 2019 10:38 pm

Thank you Anthony for everything you’ve done already – and everything you will be doing in the future. What a bastion of hope and truth WUWT has been all these years. It’s great news that you have made such a good recovery. We all need to be on our best form to fight against the unbelievable world climate hysteria that is currently raging.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and ALL the great team there (from one of your many admirers and followers in the UK).


Tom Abbott
Reply to  Luc Ozade
November 29, 2019 7:43 am

“We all need to be on our best form to fight against the unbelievable world climate hysteria that is currently raging.”

Yes, we do. It’s a tough public relations fight we are in and we have to be up to the task. That’s one of the beauties of WUWT: The alarmists try to overwhelm people with details but WUWT commentary sorts all those details out and gives perspective to the wild, unsupportable claims of the alarmists.

Luc Ozade
November 28, 2019 10:52 pm

Although I know nothing of these things, I’m surprised there isn’t software which recognises email addresses (as being legitimate and acceptable) and doesn’t put those that are, in the Awaiting Moderation or Trash bin. Some sites I’ve visited actually tell you that (“Awaiting moderation”) which is useful because at least you know your comment hasn’t disappeared into a black hole. I’ve been posting here for upwards of ten years yet I still don’t know if my comment has been lost, until some time later.

Phil Rae
November 28, 2019 11:06 pm

It’s already been said by the many posters above but it bears repeating, anyway! Thanks for your site, Anthony, and thanks to the many contributors who have improved my own knowledge on so many topics over the years I’ve been visiting here. Keep up the good work & let’s hope for some “wins” on the side of real science in 2020 & beyond.

November 28, 2019 11:30 pm

Funny – I have followed this site for years, but never commented as I didn’t want the hassle of registering.

Keep up the great work Anthony.

November 29, 2019 12:05 am

You have informed, inspired, encouraged. These are inadequate words, but will have to do for now. Thank you for your heart, your brain and your guts.

Ian Wright
November 29, 2019 12:06 am

You guys keep my sanity. Really glad to hear you are back into things Anthony.

November 29, 2019 12:16 am

You’re welcome Anthony. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29, 2019 12:36 am

Good to hear you’ll be back in action.
Congratulations on this outstanding WUWT site.

November 29, 2019 12:55 am

Thank you Anthony for allowing this ignorant layman to learn a little bit from the amazing people on here. More than just about our wonderful planet, but also about the scientific method.

Registration is a great policy and I’m happy to go under my real name if required. I mean, I’m ‘out’ now on my Facebook page, in fact I’ve been blocked by a number of alarmists, which is surprisingly satisfying after countering every argument they can come up with.

Lang may yer lum reek!

Patrick MJD
November 29, 2019 1:19 am

Well done!

I find myself yet again, to be unable to donate to this great resources and the immense efforts of you and your moderators and contributors.

I am not a political fan by any means however, Trump is right. Fake news is rife through out the world!

November 29, 2019 1:20 am

It’s good to see you back. I hope you’ve been well and look forward to hearing more from you.

November 29, 2019 1:50 am

Thank you for years of reading and learning at your site Anthony. I am very glad I discovered it years ago, along with Jo Nova’s site. All good wishes to you and all the team, keep up the good work and, not least, I’m very glad to hear that you are coming out of the firestorm big shock to your health.

French geographer
November 29, 2019 2:12 am

Thank you, Mr Watts ! You are warming my brain and my heart failing the climate, because, here in France, the propaganda is everywhere and it’s unbearable. We have to endure green stupidities at each minute of the day !

Coeur de Lion
November 29, 2019 2:14 am

Bravo bravo bravo. Can’t wait to register

Gerald the Mole
November 29, 2019 2:43 am

Anthony, many thanks for what you have done. I will be registering.

Best wishes.

John Ferris
November 29, 2019 2:53 am

Anthony, thank you for all your efforts, it’s good to hear you’ll soon be back in the saddle. Could I suggest that your reference pages get an update? When I first started visiting wuwt, I soon made the solar, ice and El Niño pages a regular stopping spot. Unfortunately, many of the links on those pages no longer appear to update, which is especially frustrating when tracking things like the onset of Arctic sea ice freeze up.

Barry Sheridan
November 29, 2019 2:54 am

Thank you Antony for the all work you have put in over the years to make this channel the success that it is. Appreciation as well goes to all the contributors, which includes commentators, I have learnt a huge amount coming here over the years. While at it, if a bit early, may I wish all those who celebrate Christmas a happy time and to everyone, all the best for 2020.

Alan Chappell
November 29, 2019 3:21 am

THank You Anthony for many years of understanding “Climate”

David Dibbell
November 29, 2019 3:37 am

This is terrific news. WUWT is a great credit to you, Anthony, and all you have named.

Malcolm Chapman
November 29, 2019 4:01 am

Thank you for such a valuable and enduring resource. I came to WUWT in fairly early days, pointed here by the late Christopher Booker; I was already a ‘skeptic’, but was bewildered by the turn that the public argument seemed to be taking. I was only beginning to realize how big and nasty the Green Blob had grown. When I discovered WUWT, I found that I was in the company of like minds, many of whom knew much more than I did about all the relevant issues. So, thank you! When the pay cheque from the oil industry finally arrives, I hope your share is a big one. (does that need a ‘sarc’? Sad, that it might)

November 29, 2019 4:47 am

as so many above have aid Thank You Anthony Charles and everyone else who works hard to keep WUWT THE place to go for sanity and disussion and real honest science facts figures etc
its been nearly 10yrs? now and Im a daily visitor and doubt ive ever spentless than an hour reading and learning
and then I share it;-)
to Like we already have to register in my case via wordpress so I dont see that an issue
the real names thing however is for some of us. its not just wanting to say what you wouldnt with real name
I would anyway;-)
but there is a troll and personal safety issue for women using realnames online.
and I learnt the hard way about using gmail and similar email addys not sure if its a record but got acct hacked and locked out in less than 7 days and now get spammed By them. if I had used realname Id be in worse straights.
cheers welcome back and keep it up;-)

November 29, 2019 5:39 am

Thanks for your good work Anthony. All the best wishes for times ahead.

I agree. Reader registration is a necessary step for a site like this because, otherwise, the moderators have too much work to do.

November 29, 2019 5:40 am

It has been wonderful to be a part of Wattsupwiththat for all these years. The changes, the growth, the quality of the contributions and the remarkable granularity of many of the comments. If you can’t learn a lot here you can’t learn it anywhere.

Glad you are back in the saddle Anthony and I am looking forward to the next decade with all this great company.

November 29, 2019 6:19 am

Musings on registration.

In part due to WUWT, I wind up on various WWW articles about climate. Sometimes I’ll leave a note, sometimes it needs registration first. If it accepts Disqus, that’s fine. FaceBook login, I worry about. Rarely will I create a local account.

However, even if I were less active here, I’d probably be glad to register because I know I’d be back.

If it cuts out some of the driveby snark and other clueless riffraff, I’ll call registration a success.

November 29, 2019 6:20 am

Thanks again Anthony.

November 29, 2019 6:21 am

Thank you Anthony and all the contributors who have provided me with so much education. It is good to know that one isn’t alone in wondering about the hysteria of the Doomsayers. I look forward to continuing my education (after registration). Have a Happy Christmas one and all.

Ethan Brand
November 29, 2019 7:00 am

Thank you. WUWT is the only site that can make me smile by reminding me we are not really living in a modern looking Dark Ages.

Can we get comment editing/preview?

Ethan Brand

John Endicott
Reply to  Ethan Brand
November 29, 2019 8:48 am

Can we get comment editing/preview?

I second this request. Editing button would be very nice to have.

Clay Sanborn
November 29, 2019 9:15 am

Thanks Anthony, Charles and moderators. Y’all do really good work.

Rick K
November 29, 2019 9:45 am

WUWT is quite simply, a superb site where the best keeps getting better.

Anthony, Charles… Can’t thank you enough for keeping the intellectual lights on through thick or thin.

The guest contributors are excellent — long may they write!
The commenters are the best I’ve seen anywhere!!

Looking forward to the changes ahead!

November 29, 2019 9:51 am

I join in the general praise and thanksgiving and add that my wish list would include a quick comment section where we could ask a question or point people to a news item. I would be happy to register and to use my full name, if only to avoid the appearance of trying to pass myself off as a polar bear expert with the same first name.

November 29, 2019 11:47 am

WUWT is must reading in today’s world of bizarre, apocalyptic climate madness. You are providing an invaluable service for those of us with a serious interest in climate science and for those who simply want to know how to separate facts from fiction. Thanks for all you have done. May 2020 become your best year yet!

November 29, 2019 4:26 pm

Thanks Anthony for your truly great service. Thumbs-up on Registration.

Bruce Alan Forbes
November 29, 2019 4:36 pm

It is no exaggeration to say that you, Anthony, are providing a more valuable contribution to improving the human condition than any other person on the planet – and this includes multi-billion dollar charity donors such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
I am gratified to be able to play my tiny part in support.

November 29, 2019 8:32 pm


You are very courageous! WUWT is a microcosm of the following: The solutions offered by Leftists to problems PERCEIVED on their part, involve SUICIDE on my part . . . . . I’m going to yield to Darwinian imperative and hit the Tip Jar along the way.

November 29, 2019 11:59 pm

The cry goes up. “IMPLEMENT REGISTRATION” When do we want it. Now!

November 30, 2019 1:40 am

God bless you Mr Watts.

David Rose
November 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Warmest wishes to you, and for the future of this essential resource. And thanks for your flattering acknowledgement. My debt to you and your contributors is immense. I’ve looked at the site pretty much every day for more than a decade.

December 1, 2019 2:18 am

Congratulations with your success in writing about climate change it really help a lot of readers to be aware, and help conserve mother nature

Steven Curtis Lohr
December 1, 2019 11:20 am

Thanks, I am late to the party but thanks. This site has been so helpful; an island of sanity in a world going mad. I will proudly register although I rarely have anything worthwhile to say.

Larry Brown
December 1, 2019 11:59 am

So many thanks to you and to all who make WUWT so good. It’s easy to get tired and frustrated. Don’t do that.
Keep up the good work.

Nigel in California
December 2, 2019 10:52 am

Best set site on the web!

Would appreciate a “save for later” option in my account. There are many articles I would love to read and the only way to keep track of them all is to save them in a chrome folder which is not ideal. Too much clutter in there. Harvard Business Review has a similar function that is pretty nice.

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