Friday, July 30, 2010

Watts Up With That? reaches 50 million unique hits - is the world's most read climate blog

One of the reasons for this I believe is that the sceptics tend to be nicer and more polite than those pushing the global warming barrow.

Anthony Watts from Watts Up With That? is a perfect example of this.

Polite, cautious and prepared to allow space on his blog for people he may not agree with.

But see how one recent example of this is dealt with by Joe Romm from the Climate Progress blog:
No other climate related blog has a 50 million hit number. Some, like Joe Romm try to claim the numbers don’t matter, or try to claim that some other number matters more. But (and it’s a big one) he doesn’t show his own number counter. At least RC does. Yesterday Joe Romm fell to a new low, even for his normal angry and juvenile fare, with this :
If you want to know why PIOMAS is a credible model , you can read the post by the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Walt Meier on this at WattsUpWithCrap — yes, he really posted there:
(emphasis mine)
Sigh, grow up Joe, this isn’t grade school. Dr. Meier asked to post here. He didn’t ask to post at CP, and you can’t see the reason for this because you don’t allow guest posts on your blog that might conflict with your view. Dr. Meier knows that even if he writes something I might not fully agree with, I’ll still allow it as long as it is presented with decorum, facts, and respect for the readers. He doesn’t need to denigrate people to get his point across. We have a different idea, maybe it might be a more “robust” one, maybe not.

And thus the hysterics lose the battle of public opinion. They really do seem to be a very nasty and bitter bunch of people.

Anyway, you can read the rest of Anthony's reflections on this latest milestone here.

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