For the moment, I’ve decided to remain anonymous. I don’t really know why. No particularly good reason and I certainly don’t intend to use my anonymity to attack those who are not. I am not a climate scientist, but am a professional and active scientist who teaches and carries out research at a university – regarded by some – as amongst the best in the world. The views I express here are my own and not those of my employer.
As far as the name of the blog is concerned, it was clearly chosen to indicate that a goal is to address climate science claims made on Anthony Watts’s Watts Up With That (WUWT) site. I say “address” because the goal isn’t to simply refute what is said on WUWT. I will happily acknowledge contributions there that add positively to the discussions around climate science. I should also acknowledge that there is already a site called Wotts Up With That? and realise that the name of this site is somewhat similar to that. Hopefully they will recognise imitation as being the sincerest form of flattery but, if not, they are welcome to let me know. If for some reason anyone would like to get in touch with me, I can be contacted on email@example.com.
Sometimes it’s better to talk about ideas than let people attack you on the grounds of some assumptions they make about your value, just because of what you look like or who they think you are based on a tiny bio. Judge my ideas, not me, right?
Thanks for the comment. Yes, I agree. This certainly gives me a chance to express my views and, to a certain extent, have some control over the dialogue. By that, I don’t mean that I want to artificially change the dialogue, but I can envisage scenarios where moderating a comment may be necessary – something that you can’t do when commenting elsewhere.
You’re so right.
this is better than the other imitator.
Thanks, I think 🙂
In fact you are at least the third blogger to use the WUWT name – there is another one that starts with vv instead of w. I’m sure Anthony is flattered.
I knew of two before this one. Still don’t know the one starting with vv, though.
Paul, thanks, a comment that isn’t personally insulting. Indeed, I know there are others. As Tom mentions below, there is even a fourth. As I think I’ve said elsewhere, I’m more than happy for Anthony to be flattered – imitation is sometimes thought to be the sincerest form of flattery.
Tom, it’s this one – Russell Seitz, a physicist at Harvard I believe.
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“The sincerest form of flattery” is using a name that sounds like Watts Up With That? | The world’s most viewed climate website.
I couldn’t really tell if you were asking a question, making a statement, or just having a bit of a dig?
Why am I not surprised.
I’m still not sure (actually, I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt :-)).
A good discussion would be how did the climate alarmists lose the battle and have to resort to copy successful skeptic websites.
The views I express here are my own and not those of my employer.
Yes could be dangerous.
Remember the female scientist who left NASA, she said now that I am no longer affiliated to any organization I can speak out – she was a skeptic.
Anyway do feel free on this website to come up with your own stories. I think a great one would be agriculture. This year has seen bumper crops worldwide. Even Africa is making great progress. Who would have thought Ethiopia would start exporting food. So discuss, does bumper crops from around the world signify a benign climate. To get you going a good report.
do bumper crops
Hey Richard – fancy finding some/any of the excellent research done showing where crops may benefit and where they may suffer? Global warming is… global, you know. I’m not googling it for you if you insist on cherrypicking.
I’ll join in with the cacophony from the climate confusionists with as off-topic a post on Wotts as I can muster.
How’s this? https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnewsbeat%2F25231134&t=BBC+-+Newsbeat+-+Rottweiler+and+Westie+have+puppies%2C+called+Wotties
The link doesn’t work for non-facebook users. Here’s a direct link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/25231134
Personally I don’t think a rottweiler and a westie make a Wotts. Maybe a terrier x retriever.
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You’re coming across as a stalker, just plain creepy.
John, you’re a little behind the times. Should have closed the comments on this page. Plus, a comment like yours has an element of creepiness to it too, so some self-awareness may be in order.