It’s cold here in Canada this Christmas, so I must conclude that Anthony Watts is right. Global Warming isn’t happening! I’m so embarrassed! My faith in mainstream climatology was woefully misplaced, I was trapped by my partisan world-view.
2010 has been an interesting year. Back in January I finally had my fill of Anthony’s deception and decided that someone needed to try to call him out on each of his posts. That was the genesis of this website. I’ve had mixed success in keeping up with him and his team of contributors. However it’s been very satisfying sitting on the sidelines watching Anthony declare “victory!” with each scientific defeat. I hope that this website will form a lasting record of his dishonesty and scientific obstinacy. Undoubtably he’ll eventually refocus on some similarly ill-conceived libertarian cause.
I face 2011 with a new determination in part because of the support and encouragement I have received through this website, both through the comments and privately. I’ve realized however that I need to follow Anthony’s example and recruit contributors.
No, I’m not’ reaching out’ to outcasts that even Anthony could no longer tolerate (I’m looking at you Steven Goddard). I’m going to see if I can use WordPress’ group editing functions to speed up responses to Anthony’s posts. Maybe I’ll be contacting you shortly!
Season’s Greetings back at ya! Sincere thanks for all your sterling work during 2010, and long may you have the energy to continue.
Thanks for all of your efforts, and Happy New Year!
Thanks for setting up this endeavour, and I suspect I will not be alone in offering any kind of help you might find useful.
Clearly, Mr Watts and his Team are uninterested in evidence, basic scientific integrity or logic. Some may question therefore, the value of an evidence-based, science-based response. Not me, I think it is valuable to build up a resource such as this both as an archive of responses to the anti-science and as a rapid rebuttal service. Joe Romm and Tamino have provided useful contibutions recently also….
A couple of suggestions:- perhaps it is not necessary to provide a counter to every single WUWT post, especially when they are little more than reposts of a press release.
Secondly, perhaps it would be useful to occasionally take a single issue and write a longer analysis, with examples, of the absurdity of the WUWT position. Arctic ice springs to mind, or the hypocritical treatment of posters who dare express dissent…
Anyhow, best wishes for the New Year. My prediction for 2011:- the amount of time between the arrival of snow and cold weather and the first appearance of a ‘where’s your global warming NOW??!’ story on WUWT will continue to decrease, reaching milliseconds by December 2011…. ;-)
You continue to be late. Christmas presents were due two days ago!
But now relieved….we continue to be grateful and supportive.
[:-) – Ben]
Quotes from the late Winston Churchill:-
Many thanks Ben, for your sterling efforts in debunking Anthony Watts daily ramblings of much ado about nothing.
Ben, Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. This website is certainly a favorite of mine and one of the first places I go in the morning to see if there are new posts. One of my favorite pastimes is reading your posts and then reading Anthony’s posts to compare, and usually laugh. Keep it up as long as you can.
I hope your Christmas was pleasant, as was mine. Hope you can keep it up in the New Year. Unlike Mark I never go to the other place. I neeeed you to keep me on top of the nonsense.
[Glad to be of service! – Ben]