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Skeptics romp in 6 Bloggies categories — (Lifetime Achievement Award for Jo- thank you!)

The Bloggies awards were so enthused that skeptics dominated the Science and Tech category that they removed the category.  So I suggested skeptical readers pick different categories, and lo and behold today skeptics win in six different areas.

Thousands of readers will not go away.

I’d like to thank especially, the Mainstream Media, without which I would have hardly any traffic. I dedicate this win today to the science journalists in the ABC, BBC, CBC, CBS or CNN, and to Roger Harrabin, Andy Revkin and George Monbiot — all of whom make it so easy for skeptical blogs to flourish. Their promotion of logical fallacies, one-sided reports, and rank name-calling paves the way, en masse for hundreds of thousands of disappointed, thoughtful, inquisitive readers to hunt online for something better.

If science journalists were good scientists or good journalists skeptical blogs would not be one of the largest single categories on the world wide web. (Judging from the other winners, the mainstream media is also lacking in Moms).

Best European Weblog, Winner: Tallbloke’s Talkshop

Best Weblog About Politics, Winner: The Global Warming Policy Foundation

Best Topical Weblog ,Winner: Climate Audit

Best Group or Community Weblog, Winner:  Watts Up With That?

Lifetime AchievementWinner:  JoNova

Weblog of the Year, Winner: Watts Up With That?

Congratulations to Best Canadian Weblog Winner:  Small Dead Animals

“Congrats” to Michael Mann who wins “Climate Duplicitist of the Year” at WattsUp.

Thank you to skeptical readers who responded to the call for alternate-category nominations and who took the time to vote.  Congratulations to Steve McIntyre, Anthony Watts, Roger Tallbloke Tattersall, and Benny Peiser.

A special note of thanks to the dedicated volunteers who help moderate; this would not be the site it is, without their help.  And of course, thanks to all the commenters here who entertain and inform us, or just ask very good questions which can sometimes be the most useful thing of all.

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151 comments to Skeptics romp in 6 Bloggies categories — (Lifetime Achievement Award for Jo- thank you!)

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    Henry

    +Congrats to Jo! Very well deserved, thanks for all your efforts here!

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    John F. Hultquist

    Lifetime Achivement:

    The above is copied from WUWT — spelling seems odd. Oh well:
    Wow ! A toast to the hostess. Cheers.

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    Backslider

    Well done to all!

    Just goes to show…..

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    Björn

    Congratulation. Well deserved.

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    Joe V.

    Congratulations Jo. A most fitting and well deserved win. Great speech too.

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    Congratulations, Jo. And thanks for the the little bit of Web space.

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    the Griss

    Yep.

    Congrats to all,

    and also congrats to all those who voted wisely :-)

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    Reed Coray

    Congratulations to Joanne and the other skeptic blog winners. On reflection, however, your wins are bitter sweet. Sweet because blogs like yours are successfully opening the public’s eyes to the cesspool that is CAGW. Bitter because the need to open the public’s eyes is a sad commentary on mankind’s gullibility. As much as I enjoy your blog, I truly hope the need for its existence fades into history–and the sooner the better. Thank you.

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    Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Imagine how difficult it must be to win this award ….. from Australia, up against Weblogs from all across the Globe, the U.S. especially. There are different hosts for blogging, and probably as many as 250 Million blogs on the combined hosts, probably more even than that.

    For this Lifetime Award, there have been 13 (one time only) Previous Winners, none from Australia.

    It just shows that Joanne’s site is indeed International in nature.

    While this is a huge award personally for Joanne, this is big for Australia also.

    People require information that is not provided by traditional media, and now they are coming here to get it.

    Tony.

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      PeterB in Indianapolis

      As an American who visits this site at least 3 or 4 times a week, I can attest to the fact that the Lifetime Award is much deserved!

      Congrats Jo!

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    Greg Cavanagh

    It does seem odd that sceptical blogs should win so many.

    Do you think we are more actively involved, or are the rest of the world just more apathetic?

    If the active members of the other million blogs are just plain apathetic, it would be telling.

    Still, I’m proud to be part of this little corner of the web. And a hearty congrats to Joe.

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      Rereke Whakaaro

      Spoken (well typed, actually), like a true sceptic, Greg. Good on yer mate.

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      Tel

      If Redit readers ever learn to organize themselves they would take over the world in an afternoon. Fortunately that’s never going to happen.

      Good job with the Bloggies, a small but symbolic victory.

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    scaper...

    HOORAY!

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    Davet916

    Well Done Jo!

    It occurs to me that you still have plenty of lifetime left in which to garner more of these types of awards. You and David should be able to cover a wall of your house by the time you’re ready to hang up the keyboard.

    Keep up the wonderful work for us and thank you.

    Dave T
    Sacramento, Ca

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    Ditto to those above, every day would be boring without these winning blogs to read. Congratulations, Jo …

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    pat

    how wonderful. congrats jo & mods for a truly informative website. compare with MSM:

    31 March: SMH: Peter Hannam: IPCC report: how humans are changing the climate
    Climate change is real, it’s happening and the risks are many and rising, so says the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change in its latest report. Follow our live coverage below.
    VIDEO: Death, injury and disrupted livelihoods
    Dr Fiona Johnson explains what the IPCC report on climate change means for Australia and its environment
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/ipcc-report-how-humans-are-changing-the-climate-20140331-35sob.html

    10.18am: Hannam: IPCC report: Tallying the damage bill of climate change
    Climate change sceptics are never happy with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. They have a special cause to dislike the latest one.

    Arup today: IPCC report finds world might be irreversibly changed
    (14 PARAS IN BEFORE IT’S ADMITTED) The report says there is still uncertainty about the timing and severity of the impact of climate change…
    The risk of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, extreme rainfall and coastal flooding is already considered moderate and will become high if temperatures rise another degree above 1986 to 2005 levels.

    Arup yesterday: Climate change: Time bomb ticks as the Earth heats

    and that’s just Fairfax!

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    Robber

    Fantastic!!!
    Well done Jo – always presenting a fact-based argument in an entertaining way that leads to a well-informed readership. And multiple contributors who add to the education of all.
    But lifetime achievement – what comes next? The real achievement will be when the nonsensical arguments of the IPCC are finally recognized for what they are, and governments stop wasting our money.

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    Peter C

    Congratulations Jo, and to all who voted and to all who contribute to this blog, and to all who read it.

    I dedicate this win today to the science journalists in the ABC, BBC, CBC, CBS or CNN, and to Roger Harrabin, Andy Revkin and George Monbiot — all of whom make it so easy for skeptical blogs to flourish. Their promotion of logical fallacies, one-sided reports, and rank name-calling paves the way, en masse for hundreds of thousands of disappointed, thoughtful, inquisitive readers to hunt online for something better.

    Robyn Williams (ABC) is not specifically mentioned here, and nor should he be unless there is a special award for non scientific grandstanding on Climate Change. I was thinking specifically of his interview with Stephan Lewandowsky last year.

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    Fabi

    Congratulations to you, and the other recipients – well done!

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    I’ve already congratulated Jo so on this thread i’d like to congratulate ALL the commentors, both regular and irregular.

    A special mention to commentors such as Phil Sheehan, MattB, John Brookes (where is he?) and all the others from the “believers” side who are well and truly outnumbered on this blog, they cop a lot from the rest of us yet they soldier on week after week, year after year. WELL DONE YOU BLOKES AND I HOPE LOGIC AND REASON INFECTS YOU ONE DAY AS WELL :)

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      Dave

      Baa,

      Not that I contribute anything here, apart from upsetting trolls, but I take so much away from this great site. I feel like I’ve won the lottery after I was emailed and asked to nominate (I think ANDYG55 & a few others did also), so I did, then I was asked to vote as well, so I did.

      And now the results are out. And Yippee http://www.joannenova.com.au WON.

      Sites like SKS simply will not stand for any skeptical arguments, but little do they know that the reader base would increase substantially if they did. Whereas Jo allows even dropkicks like BA4 to comment, and the rush of replies is funny and entertaining, but adds to the success because of her patience in this long fight against the greedy Green CAGW gravy train.

      Thanks Jo, and congratulations.

      The information I have collected here from commentors has been exceptional, especially the explanations of electricity generation, physics from others and stuff about evolution I never knew. Gee, so much to say.

      BUT You Farking Little Beauty.

      GO you good thing, Jo, as one Rugby commentator used to say.

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        Dave

        P.S.
        Wooops — forgot

        Chocolate donation on Friday, pay day.

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        John

        Dave,

        Agreed – I was similary thrilled to be asked to do some of the nominations.
        Only disappointment is that RealClimate and some similar didn’t get onto the comedy list (I’m sure I’m not the only one who nominated it).

        And big congrats to Joe, Anthony, GWPF etc.

        John

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    pat

    abc today?

    ABC: Climate change could be putting human health at risk: Australian IPCC report researchers
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-31/climate-change-researchers-say-climate-puts-human-health-at-risk/5356306

    ABC: IPCC report warns of increase in deaths due to extreme heat
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-31/good-generic-heat-wave-pic-of-two-blokes-sunbaking/5356356

    The World Today: ‘Disturbing picture’ of climate change impact on oceans in latest IPCC report
    http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2014/s3974866.htm

    ABC Bush Telegraph: Climate report shows ‘clear and present danger’
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/ipcc-report/5352454

    ABC: Australia risks loss of native species, damage to Great Barrier Reef, IPCC warns
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-31/australia-risks-loss-of-native-species-damage-ipcc/5356314

    Radio Australia: Climate change will push millions back into poverty – CARE
    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/climate-change-will-push-millions-back-into-poverty-care/1287850

    yesterday:

    ABC: Heatwaves hurt disadvantaged Australians the hardest
    Heatwaves hit the most disadvantaged Australians the hardest. And with hot-spells expected to increase with climate change, there are calls to act early to save lives.
    http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/30/3974586.htmhttp://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/30/3974586.htm

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      Our paper carried a similar article on the IPCC report (and it’s eight “maybe” of climate change). I’m drafting a letter to the editor!

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      Roy Hogue

      Sure, climate change is putting human health at risk. The only problem is that it’s the measures they’re imposing to combat climate change that are causing the harm.

      How do you spell power grab? :-(

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        Actually, I believe virtually everything puts human health at risk–oil, gas, hot, cold, chemicals, organic produce (can you say listeria?), schools, no schools, jobs, no jobs. The only thing science has proven is humans are not fit evolutianarily speaking and should have gone extinct years ago. :)

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          PeterB in Indianapolis

          The #1 risk of death to humans is being born in the first place – If you are born, there is a 100% chance that you will die!

          Being born should be BANNED!

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            PhilJourdan

            Being born should be BANNED!

            Planned parenthood is well on its way to fulfilling that goal.

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          Roy Hogue

          Actually, I believe virtually everything puts human health at risk…

          Sheri,

          Then I guess I was right when I said, “Life is a fatal disease.” ;-)

          I long ago had to learn to manage risk because I drove back and forth from home to office to home again on some of the busiest highways anywhere for more than 40 years. I had no choice if I wanted my career, a good income and a profession I very much enjoyed.

          Now if we could only teach risk management to these climate change people it would be a start in the right direction. But they don’t want that. They want control.

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          Roy Hogue

          The only thing science has proven is humans are not fit evolutianarily speaking and should have gone extinct years ago.

          It would seem that science has not proven that. We are still here and increasing in numbers on a daily basis.

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    Kevin Lohse

    Congratulations Jo, and all the sceptic bloggers. So much for the Catastrophists claims of overwhelming public support. Wonder what the Bloggies Awards panel will come up with next year to give warmists a category win? Maybe a Best Mainstream Science Blog award?

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    Yonniestone

    Congratulations Jo this brought a smile to my face, plenty of awards and achievements yet to come from a young filly like yourself. ;)

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    Another Graeme

    Well done Jo and team, well deserved.

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    Phillip Bratby

    Congratulations Jo. If anyone ever deserved a lifetime achiever award, it was you.

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    pat

    more CAGW scepic views???? LOL.

    “EMERGING”???

    31 March: The Conversation: Climate change and health: IPCC reports emerging risks, emerging consensus
    http://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-health-ipcc-reports-emerging-risks-emerging-consensus-24213

    how can Daily Mail not insert a single sceptical line among the sub-headings?

    30 March: UK Daily Mail: Tara Brady: UN report warns of the devastating effects of global warming which could lead to WARS between nations and food shortages
    Ski-resorts would disappear and Caribbean beaches would be wiped out
    Immediate action needed to cut greenhouse gases, report warns
    Report suggests that climate change will create ‘pockets of vulnerability’
    If temperatures barely rise, crop yields could drop by 2 per cent a decade
    London needs protection from flooding and high summer temperatures
    In recent years research has found more links between climate and conflict
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592650/UN-report-warns-devastating-effects-global-warming-lead-wars-nations-food-shortages.html

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    Joel

    You are awesome Jo! Well done.
    Skeptical science is the only science.
    Best,
    Joel

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    myrightpenguin

    Congrats to Jo and all, well deserved.

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    Angry

    Congratulations Jo, well done !!

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    bullocky

    Congratulations to Joanne Nova et al!
    -
    ‘The road is long, with many a winding turn….’
    (The Hollies)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si7gu9yGz64

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      Speaking of The Beatles, which we weren’t, one of their little known songs was probably never even heard. It was the last track on Side 2 of Abbey Road, and nearly every record player reached the end of the previous track, and then scrolled in a little and lifted off the LP, so this song was never heard. I had an el cheapo record player early on and you had to manually lift the arm off the LP after it reached the end of the record, and that was the only way I actually heard the song. It only goes for 20 seconds. Most people I know had never heard the song because of their quality record decks which lifted the arm before the song came on, following the 20 seconds of nothing after that supposedly last track, The End!

      Her Majesty

      Tony.

      Incidentally, that record player gave me a good laugh. Made in Japan, and a relatively small portable unit, it was rated at 1,000 milliWatts, and as an electrical trainee, I actually knew that was a play on making something so tiny seem like a lot, umm sorta like 400PPM.

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        Rereke Whakaaro

        In the trade, they are called Easter Eggs (dunno why). There was another one on a Jefferson Airplane record (I think), that just made a series of noises over and over as the needle rotated at the end of track loop. But, when you wound it backwards, by hand, it said, “High on a banana”, over and over.

        This was a reference to The Great Banana Hoax, where students at one of the University of California campuses started a rumour that you could get high on smoking banana skins. The result being that bananas were banned on campus for a while. Perhaps the record started the rumour? I don’t know.

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    scaper...

    Now, getting nigh on time to throw the warmists’ toys out of the playpen.

    A collective panties change will be in order.

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    Sceptical Sam

    Well done Jo. Congratulations.

    Keep it going.

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    pat

    almost everything on abc includes CAGW propaganda e.g. -

    last nite, abc’s margaret throsby, with a repeat of an inteview with Dr Nick Gales, Chief Scientist in the Australian Antarctic Division, with claims of extreme weather being caused by CAGW; Gales saying debate is settled that CO2 warms the atmospheree & throsby pushing it in a way that listeners would believe CAGW sceptics don’t believe it.
    http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2014/03/26/3970283.htm

    today throsby will have repeat of October 2013 interview with Professor Iain McCalman on the Great Barrier Reef, so it’s clear CAGW will feature heavily:

    in 2013, Iain McCalman: “was awarded a grant from the USA Andrew Mellon Foundation to establish an Australia-Pacific Observatory (think-tank) in environmental humanities and was appointed co-director of the Sydney Environment Institute…
    how we enable the positive adaptation of people and societies to environmental change.”
    http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2014/03/31/3973418.htm

    even in an interview with Isabella Rossellini on her stage show, Green Porn, which got replayed on abc local the other nite, Richard Glover managed to get in a mention of CAGW, which didn’t surprise me at all.

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      Angry

      We have boycotted the abc (Australian BRAINWASHING COMMISSION).

      None of their BS is broadcast into our home !

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    Heywood

    A well deserved honour.

    Congrats Jo!

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    Popeye

    Sincere congratulations and well deserved Jo.

    Your site is my first port of call every morning and I usually sail past just before hitting the sack each night.

    You have achieved so much for the truth seekers (incl scientific amateurs such as myself).

    You are a definitely someone who the warmists are fearful of debating.

    Cheers,

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    pat

    31 March: Australian: Staff Reporter: EU carbon plunges ahead of emissions data
    Speculation EU emissions fell further than expected last year has seen the continent’s carbon price experience its biggest one day drop in a year, with the price falling more than 20 per cent to below €4, Bloomberg reports.
    According to the news service, carbon futures for December fell as much as 29 per cent after Britain posted a bigger-than-expected emissions drop last week, analysts are expecting the same when EU data is released this week.
    EU carbon futures had reached a 15-month high earlier in the week, Bloomberg reports, as backloading took effect.
    Data from more than 12,000 installations covered by the EU’s emissions-trading system will be made public on April 1, according to a statement on the commission’s website.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/latest/eu-carbon-plunges-ahead-of-emissions-data/story-e6frg90f-1226869651247

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    Athelstan.

    Yep, us pommies like yer too Jo! First and foremost, I Always like people who are grounded, scientifically minded [engineer even better] and who talked good old fashioned common sense and Jeepers if she was a grand lass like you are – it’s love from 12,000 miles away, distant but faithful.

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    Fred Furkenburger

    Yes congratulations Jo. It was a pleasure to vote for you and the others on your list above. You all work so hard to get the truth out there. Cheers

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    DavidH

    Congratulations Jo. Keep on fighting the good fight.

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    pat

    Fin Review takes 16 paras to get to the PM, then goes straight back to alarmism for the ending:

    31 March: AFR: Joanna Mather: IPCC warns climate change will hit agriculture, infrastructure
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the CSIRO had urged caution against linking any natural event to human-induced climate change.
    “Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains, always has been, always will be,” he said.
    http://www.afr.com/p/national/ipcc_says_climate_change_to_hit_W28CqS6F0q0trFHayYMKjO

    this hilarious piece has been up for 6 hours, but not a comment as yet:

    31 March: Crikey: Melissa Sweet: Health sector urged to engage with social media advocacy around climate change
    The previous Croakey post contained some advice, from the BMJ and elsewhere, for how health professionals might respond to the climate emergency.
    In the article below, Fiona Armstrong, convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance, suggests the health sector should be engaging with social media, and invites you to join a social media Thunderclap on climate and health…
    Follow the Climate and Health Alliance (Australia) on Twitter @healthy_climate) and our international group the Global Climate and Health Alliance on @GCHAlliance.
    Check out our respective Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/climateandhealthalliance and https://www.facebook.com/climateandhealth
    Have a look Climasphere for lots of resources about climate change and the IPCC report.
    Later this week, you can check out a short film, share some info graphics and join a webinar on climate and health – look for details here: http://www.climateandhealthalliance.org/ipcc
    Importantly, however, please do as CAHA President Dr Liz Hanna urges in this press release:…
    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2014/03/31/health-sector-urged-to-engage-with-social-media-advocacy-around-climate-change/

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    TdeF

    Congratulations. Well deserved.

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    Manfred

    Splendid, Jo. Congratulations upon your tenacity and well earned recognition.
    And thanks to all fellow travellers and occasional trollish passers-by that make this happy community one of those that the World really takes notice.

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    Jack Savage

    Deep joy.

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    Tim

    What can I say?

    Sceptics are becoming a global force to be reckoned with. Congratulations to Jo and all those who work tirelessly on this site in the pursuit of truth and integrity in climate science information.

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    Hooray!!

    Great to see that our votes resulted in an overwhelming win for the ‘good guys (and gals)’.

    Unfortunately, the battle is far from over.

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    Interested

    CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE !!!!!
    A marvellous achievement. I’m so pleased for you.
    All the best.

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    pat

    POSTED SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS AGO, NINE COMMENTS INCLUDING ALICE’S:

    31 March: Conversation: IPCC expert wrap: costs of climate change mounting, time to adapt
    (EXPERTS INCLUDE)
    Jonathan Overpeck, University of Arizona; author, “Terrestrial and inland water systems”
    Building on the previous IPCC reports, the new IPCC assessment report makes it clear that continued climate change will indeed create an increased extinction risk for a large fraction of terrestrial and freshwater species during and beyond the 21st century, especially as climate change interacts with other pressures on species, such as habitat modification, over-exploitation, pollution and invasive species. Although it is not possible to define the exact number of species at risk, we do know that this number could be large, and that it will increase with both the magnitude and rate of climate change.
    Global species extinctions, many of them caused by human activities, are already occurring at rates that approach or exceed the upper limits of observed natural rates of extinction in the fossil record. Continued climate change will accelerate this rate of global extinction, perhaps dramatically…

    Rachel Warren, University of East Anglia; author, “Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities”
    We have already observed impacts of climate change on agriculture. We have assessed the amount of climate change we can adapt to. There’s a lot we can’t adapt to even at 2C. At 4C the impacts are very high and we cannot adapt to them.
    Reducing emissions reduces global temperature rise, and also the rate of temperature rise. This makes it easier to the adapt to the remaining impacts. We’ve left it too late to reduce emissions enough to avoid all of the impacts of climate change, but we could still avoid a large proportion of them by reducing emissions soon, and fast…
    COMMENT BY ALICE KELLY:
    I’m so glad the IPCC is releasing blunt reports now. There is no time for polite. Becoming angry etc. is good, talk more, and lobby politicians more.
    Two days ago I told Shorten to lift his game.
    Today I’ve emailed Tone and Barn.
    Tony is lying through his teeth at the moment when he ‘welcomes the latest report and says 5% is enough.
    Lobby everyone to call him to account.
    http://theconversation.com/ipcc-expert-wrap-costs-of-climate-change-mounting-time-to-adapt-24939

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    Fenbeagleblog

    Well done Jo!

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    pat

    been online 8 hours, 2 comments & a lecturer in Law who is so over-the-top, u have to laugh:

    31 March: Crikey: Melissa Sweet: On climate change and human survival: this is an emergency (and how health professionals might respond)
    Meanwhile, I encourage you to also read this recent article by Peter Burdon, a lecturer in law at the University of Adelaide. He writes powerfully about the grief and emotion that many are experiencing on their own personal climate change journeys, and urges collective action:
    “There is no ‘one right way’ to grieve but if you have strong networks of support the experience can be liberating and even enriching. Grieving can help us detach from our old vision and expectations for the future and adjust to a new reality. We all have capacity to readjust and in fact many of us have experienced something similar after a loved one dies or a relationship unexpectedly ends.
    Following this, it is well documented that a healthy and effective response to grief is to join with others and act. Isolation is disempowering and I do not think there is anything to be gained by capitulating.
    As the cellist Pablo Casals said: “The situation is hopeless; we must now take the next step.” Finding meaning in adverse circumstances is an enduring human quality and one that we need to collectively summon again….”…
    To quote academic Clive Hamilton, “we need a new environmental radicalism made up of those willing to put their bodies on the line.”…
    http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2014/03/31/on-climate-change-and-human-survival-this-is-an-emergency-and-how-health-professionals-might-respond/

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    pat

    ABC is horrific for CAGW propaganda, but commercial TV is possibly worse (i never watch it anyway). Ninemsn carries a French news agency piece of nonsense &, just like MSM everywhere, Obama & Co (busily warmongering across the globe)are singled out as examples of heroic human beings wanting to save us and the planet!

    31 March: Ninemsn: AFP: Global warming to cause war, flood, hunger
    Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and mass migration this century, the UN’s expert panel says in a landmark report on the impact of climate change…
    And in the US, President Barack Obama’s attempts at passing climate change legislation have been stymied in congress, where many Republicans remain unconvinced of the scientific case for warming and argue that mitigation efforts are an unnecessary block on economic growth…
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said the document sounded an alarm that could not be ignored.
    “Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy,” he said. “Denial of the science is malpractice.
    “There are those who say we can’t afford to act. But waiting is truly unaffordable. The costs of inaction are catastrophic,” he added…
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/03/31/11/27/climate-change-boosts-conflict

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    Gregg

    Congratulations Jo – although I do hope that the Lifetime Achievement Award is many, many years premature.

    The altrustic part of me (very small, I know) hopes that your blog is put out of business by honesty and skepticism in the MSM. Mostly though, I enjoy reading the thoughts of rational thinkers (both yourself and many of your contributors) so much, and hope to be able to continue for some time.

    Congratulations from the Scottish Highlands!!

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      Jo may have to switch topics if the warmists are shown to be frauds worldwide, but there will be no shortage of new topics requiring reason and skipticism. I’m sure she’ll adapt!

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    Tim

    I’ve been saving this for such an occasion…

    It came as a blow, on the Science Show
    when they said the world will end.
    The oceans would be rising and even more surprising,
    the heat would cause the harbour bridge to bend.
    By happenstance I had a glance, while looking Google over,
    at Joanne Nova’s climate site; it threw some light on science,
    and moreover,
    she offered truth and common sense amid the propaganda.
    I proudly recommend her and very warmly thank her.

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    Marcus

    Congrats. Well done.

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    Marcus

    Congrats. Well deserved.

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    blackadderthe4th

    ‘Skeptics romp in 6 Bloggies categories’, just goes to prove that turkeys can vote for Christmas!

    (The need to insult people is your best reply…) CTS

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      So if SkepticalScience had won, the turkeys would have been voting for your side, right?

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      Roy Hogue

      blackadderthe4th,

      Your hostess on this blog is gracious to everyone, even to you. She could lock you out at any time. But she doesn’t. You could learn something useful from that if you were willing to learn.

      Turkeys can apparently also hurl insults.

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        blackadderthe4th

        ‘Your hostess on this blog is gracious to everyone’, but you don’t see the links ‘she who must be obeyed’ doesn’t let through because she has no answers and indeed edits others so they don’t make sense! 1 will get you 50, that don’t see this either.

        Current tally on published BA comments here = 431. He’s probably put up 300 links here. I could be wrong. It might be more. – Jo

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          So get your own blog and you can be “he who must be obeyed” just like the guys at SkS. Otherwise, get over it. If you don’t like what’s written here and the comment policy, why do you waste so much time reading and commenting here? There are hundreds of other blogs where you can probably paste away anything you want and link to YouTube all day long. Then you’d be much happier and life would be so much more “fair” for you.

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          PhilJourdan

          A rug should lie as much as you.

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          Roy Hogue

          In case anyone doesn’t know it, stopping comments with more than a certain number of links is automatic and takes no action by Jo or her moderators. I don’t know the magic maximum that will get you stopped but the philosophy is simple — you can’t simply bombard the site with link after link after link in a single comment because it begins to take up space with stuff that readers will ignore. I know I ignore some of what does get through. A coherent explanation in your own words with a link to back it up will get you a lot more attention.

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            blackadderthe4th

            ‘ takes no action by Jo or her moderators.’ all my posts go into moderation! Link or no link, Jo may add a comment but that doesn’t mean it gets posted! It might go into cyber space or just hang around.

            ‘A coherent explanation in your own words’, why? As I have told Jo, I’ll be only saying what was in the video, so it would be better for you people to see the experts opinions and then make your minds up. but it would seem that Jo doesn’t trust you to come up with her political correct conclusions!

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              That’s the advantage of being the blog owner–you can control moderation. So again, why don’t you just start your own blog and then you can moderate your little heart out. As for the cop-out on the video, we hear you saying “I have no idea what I’m talking about so I can’t actually say anything in my own words. “

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              the Griss

              That’s because she wants sensible comments.. and you NEVER deliver. !!

              Why should she let a 7 year old mentality keep posting childish rubbish, it reflects badly on the forum.

              Go and chuck your pre-pubescent tantrums elsewhere, fool.

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              BA, I’m so keen for critical comments or counter arguments I’ve been training you for 6 months. But not about the climate, I just keep hoping one day maybe you will learn that blogs are for writing.

              Alas, I am a complete failure. You still think posting speeches by other people at other events who are having a different conversation is “debating”.

              I just want you to start putting forward an argument.

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                blackadderthe4th

                ‘you will learn that blogs are for writing.’ well that’s a Luddite approach, I would say whatever method works! Anyhow I see other posters link to youtube, which little or no text!

                [There is no one who posts as many youtube links as you. No one whose sole method of communicating is to palm off their opinion to some speaker at some other event - Jo]

                ‘different conversation is “debating”.’ no it is to make a point that to start a debate off, which rarely happens with your other posters! I can only conclude that their position is so weak that they can’t be bothered to exposed themselves to reality!

                [I hear that lots of people like to "debate" with videos AND they do that on a site called "youtube". Radical eh? People here know that reading is faster and standards higher, if they wanted to discuss slo-mo videos they'd be on youtube already - getit? -Jo]

                ‘You still think posting speeches by other people’ well do you not have guest posters expressing their opinion when we could have it in your ‘own words’.

                [My guests manage to write original words. You could try it sometime. - Jo]

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                blackadderthe4th

                ‘whose sole method of communicating is to palm off their opinion to some speaker’, well how did you get your qualifications? Did you do research from the year dot or, which is more likely, read a few cooks by the sxperts in your filed and make your conclusions? Which I assume was largely a consensus position, otherwise you would have failed!

                ‘AND they do that on a site called “youtube”‘ been there, done that, got the ‘T’ shirt! But since they have ‘upgraded’ the site, I found it to be a second rate and therefore not so useful, except to transmit the truth on, for all these AGW doubters to be enlightened.

                ‘You could try it sometime. – Jo]’ what and have you edit it to your satisfaction, with your spin? That would be handing too much control over to you

                [Jo, I think this is a lost cause. He just doesn't seem to have the ability to form a personal opinion, on anything. He just seems to borrow the opinions of others and then regurgitate them, without any real underlying context. There is no depth, or consistency, or core, to his thinking. It is a sad example of the fact that many young people seem to be able to get through university, simply through learning by rote. -Fly]

                [Yes Fly. It does appear BA is unable to even construct an argument. Sigh. I tried! I tried! Sorry BA we are raising standards of comments here, you've had 6 months to get the hang of it. I want critics, but no mindless, irrelevant transcripts, and if you can't discuss your criticisms, what is the point? - Jo]

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                blackadderthe4th

                ‘if you can’t discuss your criticisms, what is the point? – Jo]’ What is the point! The point is very few if any of the doubters are willing or able to challenge the points I put forward. I virtually only get statements like, ‘you’re wrong’, where as I have stated I welcomes challenges to the science, but I think it’s your mods who say some like, ‘we can’t accept that’ as in a challenge! I wonder why? I know I’ve made some slight errors, due mainly to typos (that sort of thing} but the science has remained strong, but nobody has picked up them! Which leads me to conclude that the doubters just react with a knee jerk reaction, regardless of what statement I make. Such as the co2 800 year lag that has morphed into a ‘fact’ that proves co2 is no way involved in heating the planet! Doubters use it all the time!

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                It’s not that you make errors BA, it’s that you don’t make arguments. What you write is “not even wrong”. In order to respond people have to reconstruct what you might have meant in order to deconstruct it.

                The latest pattern of the last-fans-of-AGW here is scrapping the barrel so low. The tactic appears to be to post comments so inane, unreadable, repetitive or dumb that everyone switches off, no one even reads them, then said critic claims “no one has an answer”. When we tire of allowing the banal, after 433 comments, they cry “censorship!”

                Amazing things would happen if you could write whole sentences, construct actual arguments, and stopped the childish condescension. Imagine!

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          Rereke Whakaaro

          One of the “strengths” of propaganda, is that it is usually a one-way process. The target audience is there to receive the message, but has little, or no, way of responding to it. This has always been true in the printed word, and in movies; and more latterly in television, and on web sites (not even Wikipedia is immune).

          But with Blogging, that “strength” of propaganda becomes diluted as soon as the blog opens itself to receiving informed (and uninformed) comment.

          Look at the sites who were nominated in the recent Bloggies awards – they mostly encourage debate between the blogger and the reader, and sometimes between readers.

          YouTube clips still hark back to the days of opinion being pushed as fact, with no room for debate. People can and do say what they like, on the web, and sometimes the ideas are obviously outrageous. But because a YouTube clip still appears to be “a production”, people give it more credence than they would in a written “conversation” where people can be called to account. Go figure.

          Of course, the political implications have not gone unnoticed, and a lot of YouTube is still the old propaganda stuff dressed up in its sunday best. Marketing folks use YouTube to claim all sorts of features about their products that they could not do in print in their own countries, and academics have also been known to use YouTube to state their pet hypothesis, as if it were fact, in order to create the impression that their pet project is mainstream, and therefore requires further funding.

          Now, I don’t know whether the links referred to, fall into the category of propaganda, or not. But if I ever run a blog, I will be very circumspect about letting any YouTube (or equivalent) clips through. Propaganda can sometimes be extremely subtle, and as a blog owner, do you really want to view, and dissect every one?

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          James Bradley

          So BAD, how you guys going over at Skepticalscience any nominations… for anything – I just checked and you may be interested that this one post of yours on Jonava has recieved more comments than Skepticalscience got for the whole of last week.

          You’re starved for attention aren’t you?

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        the Griss

        Letting him continue to post does the warmist catastrophist meme immense harm, because it highlights the rabid warmist moronic idiocy and ignorance.

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      PhilJourdan

      So you vote for Christmas?

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      the Griss

      gees… much sore grapes from the fatbladder.

      I would have thought that after your life, you would be very use to losing !!

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      the Griss

      And you truly are an ungrateful wretch, aren’t you !

      What other forum would put up with your idiotic rantings for even a couple of posts.

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      Angry

      “blackadderthe4th”,
      global warming causes STUPIDITY.
      YOU are a prime example !

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    [...] Jo Nova, an Australian skeptic blog, took Lifetime Achievement. Congratulations, Jo. [...]

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    Congratulations Jo, a well-deserved win.

    Pointman

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    TomVonk

    Congratulations from Europe.
    This blog is a place of fresh air and that is something I have to thank for.
    Well deserved award.

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    colin maclean

    Well done and well deserved.Thank you for your great work.

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    Neville

    Congratulations to Jo, a reward for all her hard work. BTW I just posted this on Jennifer’s blog.

    Well it seems that the IPCC donkeys NOW agree that all countries should use adaptation as a response to their CAGW.

    http://www.thegwpf.org/world-must-adapt-to-unknown-climate-future-says-ipcc/

    What a surprise NOT, because sceptics have been delivering this message for decades. What a mob of lard heads and fools we’ve had to put up with since Gore and Hansen hijacked this debate????????? in 1988.
    And 100s of billions $ flushed down the drain for zero change to climate and temp for thousands of years.

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    William

    Well done Jo!

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    pat

    31 March: UK Daily Mail: Ben Spencer: Britain’s secret bid to ‘fix’ UN climate report: Impact on economy is ramped up
    Final document increases predicted economic impact of global warming
    It has been drafted by UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    It says rising droughts and heatwaves will threaten food supplies
    British officials were last night accused of ‘political interference’ in a crucial report on international climate change…
    Shortly before authors wrote the final version, a British Government official passed scientists a note complaining about an earlier, more moderate draft…
    The official, from Ed Davey’s Department for Energy and Climate Change, said the economic section of the report was at best an ‘under-estimate’ and at worst ‘completely meaningless’.
    The final document, published today in Japan, increases the predicted economic impact of global warming.
    Critics said the suggestion of political interference by the Coalition, which set out to be the ‘greenest government ever’, was alarming.
    Tory MP Peter Bone said: ‘It is always the same with climate change. If the facts don’t suit them, they change it to suit them.
    ‘A Government official interfering with an independent scientific report is ridiculous. What you want … is what the independent scientific community thinks – not what people want them to say for their political purposes.’…
    But one of its contributors has accused the IPCC of being too ‘alarmist’ – and demanded his name be withdrawn. Professor Richard Tol, an economist at the University of Sussex, said the drafts had been changed to make the findings more ‘apocalyptic’. He said colleagues ‘drifted too far to the alarmist side’ and were likening climate change to the ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’…
    His section of the report, based on 18 economic studies, predicted in early drafts that global warming of 2.5C would cut economic output by between 0.2 and 2 per cent a year – much less than previous estimates of up to 20 per cent.
    But the final IPCC report labels his predictions ‘incomplete estimates’. It states: ‘Losses are more likely than not to be greater … than this range.’
    Britain, among other nations, lobbied for this highly significant change. On Friday, before final drafting discussions, the British government submitted a note faulting the draft.
    It said: ‘The quoted figures of 0.2 to 2 per cent of GDP [gross domestic product] are at best an under-estimate, and at worst completely meaningless.’
    Other governments including Belgium, France and Norway also complained. But Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC writers, last night dismissed criticism of the last-minute alteration and said the final report gave a ‘much clearer picture’.
    Despite praising Professor Tol as a ‘wonderful scientist’, Professor Field of Stanford University, added: ‘There were a couple of meaningful errors in the way Richard had done his analysis.’…
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592992/Britains-secret-bid-fix-UN-climate-report-Impact-economy-ramped-up.html

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    Peter Miller

    It is very apt that Jo becomes a life long winner on the same day as the IPCC spews out its unnecessarily alarming and misleading report.

    Anyhow, many congratulations.

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    Bob Massey

    Jo, I haven’t posted for quite some time but your Blog is usually my first port of call for my daily intake of information.

    I (and possibly thousands if not millions) congratulate you for your ferocity and unrelenting stamina reporting on a subject that should be on every MSM headline every day on this planet.

    You and the other award winners are inspirational. Thank you so much :) .

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    pat

    The Economist Newsbook Blog: Apocalyptish
    (FINAL LINE) The new assessment for the first time looks at climate change not just as a problem in its own right but as something that is merely part of an even bigger context.
    FIRST COMMENT BY ch53tm: This is hot garbage.
    http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2014/03/climate-change-0

    don’t waste time looking for the “bright side” from IPCC in Emily’s piece:

    31 March: UK Telegraph: Emily Gosden: Look on bright side of climate change, says IPCC report author
    UN climate report scientist says that by staying positive about the future, the most intelligent people will be attracted to finding solutions to adapt to climate change
    Mr Field (co-chairman of the working group of the IPCC) acknowledged that the impacts of climate change set out in the report were overwhelmingly negative.
    “It’s true we couldn’t find very many benefits of climate change,” he said. “I believe that’s because there aren’t that many.” However, he urged policymakers to approach the issue with more positive thinking.
    “Climate change is as rich with opportunity as it is with danger,” he said.
    “One of the things that made it so difficult for individuals and countries to be serious about climate is that the agenda is such a downer.
    “If climate change is a total downer because everything looks so serious, and the only ways to cope effectively are to give up all good things in life, it’s going to be really hard to take action.
    “If dealing effectively is taking an innovative, creative, entrepreneurial approach, building great businesses and communities, then it’s a problem that we can deal with.”…
    His comments come after Richard Tol, one of the authors of the report, claimed that a summary document for policy-makers was too “alarmist”.
    Benny Peiser, the director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a think tank that questions current efforts to tackle climate change, welcomed the report’s focus on adaptation.
    “The signal they are sending out is adaptation: prepare for climate change,” he said, arguing that this was a more “cost-effective approach” than trying to stop emissions rising when there was “no chance of international agreement” on such green policies. ..
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/10733498/Look-on-bright-side-of-climate-change-says-IPCC-report-author.html

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    Alice Thermopolis

    CONGRATULATIONS DAME JO

    Proud and privileged to have you on our side of the continent/planet.

    With your power of insight,dedication, boundless energy, commitment to truth/integrity and humour you deserve every day, hour, minute of this richly deserved LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

    Well done, Supergirl!

    Alice

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    janama

    Good on you Jo and David – you got the award I hoped you’d get – well deserved.

    Regards the latest IPCC report. Let’s face it, these 70 academics have only one goal in mind – to have IPCC AR5 contributor on their CV which assures them job tenure and increased research funding. It’s Academic greed, the socialist equivalent of Corporate Greed.

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    Never heard of “Small Dead Animals” blog before! How cool! I’m not the only one with pictures of small dead animals!

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    Congratulations, and thanks for all the good work. And for not removing comments, even when you disagree with them. Unlike the Guardian, who just deleted my comment:

    As the greatest hoax in history collapses, its hacks get more hysterical. This article is a great read. One day, its author will surely claim it was always intended to be a parody.

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      richard

      yep, they never let my comments through now,

      Today I was reading one by a guy called Donlast, very polite, he just made some comments about the doom and gloom, i refreshed the page to see if mine might have gone through and Donalast’s had been taken down.

      The Guardian is full on barking.

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    PeterB in Indianapolis

    I think that just for giggles, Jo should have a big banner headline on the site some time later this week – something along the lines of:

    “If Antarctic Sea Ice Continues Growing at the Current Rate (from March 15 – April 1 2014) the South Coast of Australia Will Be Threatened with Pack Ice!”

    Wonderful April Fools Day Humor (although April Fools Day may not be much of a “thing” there in Australia), and also quite accurate if Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice really did keep growing at the same rate that it has in the past 3 weeks or so….

    Maybe Jo could include a real posting on the science of what is happening in the Antarctic and why Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice has been at such high levels for the past 3 years or so!

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      James Bradley

      Hi PeterB, I would love to agree with you however we here in Australia take our Freedom of Speech so seriously that because of our current anti-discrimination legislation we are probably not allowed to mention “April Fools” for fear of offending or causing offence to people born in April or who perceive that they were born in April or who perceive that someone else born in April may be offended.

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    Roy Hogue

    I guess this will be dated April 1st but nevertheless, no fooling. Congratulations to Jo and all the others.

    And if it’s the foolish of this world who keep you all in business, well… …fools have always been fair game. So maybe April 1st is an auspicious date. :-)

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    PhilJourdan

    It was a close race between Mann and Lewandowsky, but Mann pulled it out with his ad hominems against Dr. Curry while suing others with the same claim.

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    Congratulations Jo! A well deserved award.

    I thought I’d mention a seventh blog too:

    ‘Eclectikus’ writes at the talkshop:

    there is another skeptic blog hidden, my blog “Science is Beauty” has won on “best education blog” for second consecutive. Well, is hidden as skeptic because I tend to avoid polemize about some topics, but when I have to do it… I do it openly (and instantly the blog loses a few thousand of followers) ;)

    Cheers!

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      Eddie

      You dark horse you, Roger, and you didn’t even post a link
      That needs some serious checking out

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      Thanks Roger, and congrats to Jo Nova, is an honor to me see my humble blog sharing a spot with the crème de la crème of the skeptical blogosphere. As I said I do not usually talk much about climate, but many people known my inclination, especially after the publication of a drawing by Josh, and the subsequent hatred, (see a sample by clicking “previous”, some of them are ridiculously stupid).
      Cheers!

      Eclectikus, thanks for popping in. I did not realize you shared a skeptical leaning. : -) Good to know! Jo

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    Al in Cranbrook

    Big congrats from British Columbia!

    You rock, Jo!

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    A C Osborn

    Congratulations.

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    Eddy Aruda

    Congratulations Jo!

    I can think of no one more deserving than you!

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    Carbon500

    Congratulations Jo and well done, from a regular UK visitor to your website. It’s a refreshing breath of reality.

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    MadJak

    Well Done Jo!

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    Mike Spilligan

    Jo, Re: “I dedicate this win today to the science journalists in the ABC, BBC, …..”. If they read this they probably won’t understand it and think, “What did we do to help?” Anyway, this adds my congratulations to the many above.
    By the way (and slightly O/T, if I may) it was revealed during the recent mustering of maintenance that you and Dr. David have three youngsters. You must have specially arranged to have 30 hours in a day and 8 days in a week – what incredible energy and tenacity!

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    Kevin Lohse

    Not really O/T. A light to shine in the Darkness though the Darkness will know it not. The NIPPC Report released today.
    http://heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/CCR-IIb/Full-Report.pdf

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    Bruce of Newcastle

    Congrats again Jo, seriously well deserved!

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    andy5759

    Congratulations. Jolly well done, all of you.

    I only dipped my head in to see what’s up. Now let’s not let up.

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    MudCrab

    Congrats :D

    As a comparison, how many End of the World Alarmist Blogs won awards?

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    Annie

    Brilliant! I’m delighted Jo. Well done! Your blog and Anthony’s are the ones I regularly follow; not enough time to read much of the others although I would like to. I’ve always been interested in science/weather/geology/astronomy and I’ve learnt so much following your blogs .

    Thank you so very much for what you do and thank you to so many of the commentors too.

    Annie.

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    Congratulations to Jo and all the rest of the mighty Six. Congratulations to those who voted for them too. Congratulations to all the other readers of the blogs who read and learned the truth.

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    Star Craving Engineer

    Congratulations Jo, well done. The Age of Enlightenment may yet survive thanks to you science communicators — guiding lights. You show us all just how to go about lighting a candle in the darkness. When I’ve set out to open the blinkered eyes of a friend or relative I’ve used charts and quotes from several blogs that won this time around, but yours is the voice I always strive to channel. Works, too.

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    Mark D.

    Joanne, a hearty congratulations from still wintery* north central USA. Continued success and extra energy sent your way.

    *hoping that winter not an ice age is all that is happening.

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    KinkyKeith

    A great Blogg.

    Congratulations Jo and many thanks to the support team.

    KK :)

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    Sunray

    Congratulations to Jo and friends, you are all an essential service, thank you.

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    JCR

    Very hearty congratulations.

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    Bob

    Congratulations! You go, girl.

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    nzrobin

    Well done Jo and David. Congratulations.

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    john

    Lifetime Achievement, Winner: JoNova

    Congratulations!

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    catweazle666

    Great stuff Jo, keep it up!

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    Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7

    Whew! Good thing you got the “lifetime” award this year, considering we’re headed for extinction Real Soon Now (Apocalypse Now-ish). Time to eat all the chocolate; you can’t take it with you.

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    The trend continues, and it is just, “staying the same”. Oh, my God, don’t just sit there, run round, scream and shout and panic.
    Congratulations Jo on a great demolition job.

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    Eddie

    Just completed a 12 Week Coursera in Economics yesterday. Only had 1 hour to do the final 3 hour exam (which included driving to the office).

    Never spent much more than a Monday Lunchtime studying it, Monday pm being deadline for the submissions.

    Thanks largely to much of what I’ve learned through Jo’s Blog, these past four and half years it was a breeze.

    There are much more challenging courses, like in IT or Astrophysics, but I learnt Economics isn’t like a Science, being driven as much by ideology with followers tending to one persuasion or the other. Now where else have I seen that recently.

    Cant think why they call it Mickey MOOCS, btw.
    but I do wonder if might be indicative of what University education has come to.

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      PhilJourdan

      You had the introductory side. And indeed Economics is half social science. But it is also half hard science (and why it is in the Nobel group). Some parts, and indeed the most important parts, deal with econometrics, or the application of statistics to human behavior. But not in the sense that a shrink says you hate your mother. Rather in the sense of how people will react to price changes, shortages or over abundance.

      Thus there are a few “laws” in Economics. These theories are called laws because they have proven useful in models (not the climate change type) and have always been correct.

      But even the introductory side of economics can be invaluable when you apply the things you learned to every day life. Instead of trying to figure out why Person A does something, you can chart and predict what Society A will do under a given stimulus. And that can help you stay ahead of the curve.

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    Eddie

    Where are my manners ? This is Jo’s blog and the thread celebrating recognition of her lifetime achievement in this light & entertaining yet hugely notable way.
    Jo’s enlightened perspective on the subject as well as on others, and LM’s observing that nobody understands macroeconomics, are what moved to look at it further.

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    Andrew McRae

    Sheesh, 25 grand of donations in a week and then a lifetime achievement award by the end of the month.
    Fame AND fortune?
    What do you want now, a freakin’ Nobel prize?

    Well done and don’t eat all that chocolate at once.
    “Performing at your peak is no accident”. ;-)

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    Joe Public

    Only just found a link to this page Jo.

    I wholeheartedly agree with your observations.

    Unlike us Brits, at least you don’t have to pay the despised Telly Tax for the unwanted, unbelieved propaganda Harrabin & and the rest of ’28-gate Affair’ attendees drip-feed us with every day.

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