Monthly Archives: February 2010

An amazing February at Climate Quotes

This month has been incredible here. Several of my stories have been picked up by bigger bloggers and climate news sites, getting me far more traffic this month than I thought I would get when I started in January. In the month of February, I had just over 60,000 page views, with over 20,000 unique visitors. I’ve had visitors from over 160 different countries.

The best part has been the bigger bloggers and climate news sites that have linked to me.

Marc Morano’s Climate Depot has linked to about a dozen of my articles, which has driven the majority of my traffic.

Climate-Skeptic has linked to me several times.

Anthony Watts’ site Watts up with that? linked to two of my articles.

Andrew Bolt’s column at the HeraldSun covered two of my stories.

Jeff Id’s blog, The Air Vent, also linked to several of my stories.

Tom Nelson’s blog has linked to all of my big stories.

Steve McIntyre’s blog Climate Audit covered my boot article.

James Delingpole’s column in the Telegraph linked to my DEFRA story.

I was linked in an American Thinker article.

Pajama’s Media linked to my Barbara Boxer article.

The Planet Gore section of National Review Online also linked to my Barbara Boxer article.

Also I’ve been linked on IceCap, ClimateChangeFraud, AlGoreLied, HideTheDecline, PiratesCove, TheDevilsKitchen, and dozens of others.

I was tweeted, digged (dug?), posted on delicious, and sent around facebook a bit too.

This is not even close to a comprehensive list, there are 697 incoming links to my site. Incredible.

What else can I say? Thank you for reading!

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Posted by on February 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


Open thread; good news

This isn’t related to climate change at all, but I am a blogger and I like to share good news.

We brought home our new baby girl today, healthy as can be. Mom is great too. The (little) big sister at home was elated (and tried multiple times to steal her pacifier).

Suffice to say, I may not be posting every single day unless I get some guest posting. You are invited, guest! E-mail me at the about us page. If you want, use this page as an open thread for any subject or links that you think have value.



Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Uncategorized


Barbara Boxer relied heavily on both the IPCC and Pachauri

Yesterday in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Barbara Boxer made the following statement:

In my opening statement, I didn’t quote one international scientist or IPCC report. … We are quoting the American scientific community here.

This is in response to Sen Inhofe’s minority report about climategate, blasting the IPCC. Boxer doesn’t even attempt to defend the IPCC, she simply says that she used American scientists in her opening statement. This is true, in this particular case, but it certainly hasn’t been historically. Boxer has relied on the IPCC several times as the Chair of the EPW, and she has relied on Pachauri as well. Lets start at the beginning.

When the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report was issued in April 2007, Boxer released a statement. From the statement:

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, made the following remarks today regarding today’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) after she received a briefing by telephone from Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC:

“This powerful report confirms the very real dangers that global warming poses for us all. The effects of global warming will be felt throughout the world.”

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Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Climate change legislation, Politicians


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Bernie Sanders says climate skeptics are like Hitler deniers

Sen. Sanders, the only openly socialist member of Congress, said this today:

“It reminds me of an event that took place in this country and around the world in the late 1930s…During that period of Nazism and fascism’s growth-a real danger to this country and democratic countries around the world- there were people in this country and in the British parliament who said ‘don’t worry! Hitler’s not real! It’ll disappear!” – Source

First of all, even Bernie isn’t that old. He wasn’t born until 1941, well after Hitler came to power.

Also, Hitler existed, and was a genuine threat.

I can think of a better analogy:

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Posted by on February 23, 2010 in Politicians


Site back up

My site was down all day yesterday and until about noon today. Sorry to everyone who tried to view a link. My web host had server problems. I guess this is part of the problem being a small independent blogger. Speaking of small independent bloggers, read this excellent article by Donna Laframboise.

I bet Greenpeace’s site never goes down……

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Posted by on February 23, 2010 in Uncategorized


Four reasons why Obama is wrong on climate change

Obama talked briefly about climate change the other day. He seemed tired, and he certainly didn’t show any command of the issue. Here is the video:

  1. Reason 1: It isn’t just conservatives

    Obama starts off by saying “When the conservatives…” Yes, lots of conservatives are skeptical of climate change, but to imply that all conservatives are skeptics or that all skeptics are conservatives is false.

  2. Reason 2: Snow doesn’t disprove climate change, but lack of snow proves climate change

    Obama claims that the five feet of snow in DC shouldn’t be used as evidence against climate change. He then uses the lack of snow in Vancouver as evidence for climate change. Oops Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 21, 2010 in Politicians


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UK government asked UEA to create climate ‘headline’

In looking through more of the AR4 references, I came across an old site created by the UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) about the ‘Indicators of Climate Change in the UK’. The site was created in 1999, and last updated in 2003. I was wandering around the site, marveling at their outdated information, and I found an interesting document. It is entitled:

Review of UK Climate Change Indicators

Contract EPG 1/1/158
June 2003
(Revised Jan 2004)
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

It then lists the main contractors and the subcontractors. The University of East Anglia CRU is one of the subcontractors. Here is the rationale in their words for the report:

An update of the current set of UK indicators was also necessary, along with a reappraisal to assess whether :
– the original set of indicators was still appropriate;
– new indicators should be devised;
– indicators should be removed from the set

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Posted by on February 20, 2010 in Uncategorized


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