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Bloggies 2015 winners. Climate Audit, NotaLotofPeopleKnowThat, JoNova

Thanks to all the readers here who took time to vote. Skeptical sites are well represented in the finalists and winners largely thanks to readers here, at Tallblokes, Realscience  and NotALotOfPeopleKnowThat.

Congrats to Steve McIntyre who surely deserves every bit of his LifeTime Achievement award. I’m delighted to see Paul Homewood (Notalotofpeopleknowthat) win in Best European blog. He was stiff competition in the Topical category given his role in the Christopher Booker series on the scandalous temperature adjustments which made such an impact around the world. Breitbart was also a favourite of mine, largely thanks to James Delingpole.

Congrats to all finalists like Tallbloke, WattsUpRealScience (who is moving to RealClimateScience) and NoTricksZone. Tallbloke, the ultimate good sport, was a finalist for the LifeTime Achievement, but announced he’d vote for Climate Audit.

One day, maybe The Bloggies will bring back The Best Science Blog Category which skeptics would obviously dominate at the moment. Repressing a passionate crowd doesn’t work.

For the overseas crowd, Larry Pickering is an award winning political cartoonist in Australia who came out of retirement because our last government was so awful. He’s a skeptic to the end.

Thanks to the volunteers who help to moderate and make this site possible.

Background: Vote for your favourite in the Bloggies. Other posts on The Bloggies.

 

PS: In the Topical finalists category, check out the Human Earth Project. Wow.

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56 comments to Bloggies 2015 winners. Climate Audit, NotaLotofPeopleKnowThat, JoNova

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    Well done, I voted for all except the top one. I chose No tricks Zone for best European.

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    me@home

    Congrats Jo. I’m sure my vote was the decisive one!

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    PeterPetrum

    Fantastic Jo. Well done again, you really deserve the accolades and to feature again and again in the finalists and winners is amazing. I voted for several of the winners including Pickering Post, which was a worthy winner of the Antipodean section. However, it has been down for weeks, and not for the first time. It looks like it has really been nobbled good and proper this time, perhaps because of the series on Halal certification?

    Does anyone know what has happened to Pickering Post?

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      LevelGaze

      Nothing much is happening to Pickering Post, Peter.

      Sometimes it disappears for a day or two, whether due to ordinary site problems or denial of service attacks from evil-wishers.

      It’s perfectly visible now and I can’t recall any occasion when it was down for ‘weeks’.

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        PeterPetrum

        Thanks for the clue, LG. We are getting an “access denied” message on out iPads and desktops. Checking on Google we are not the only ones apparently. It appears that some server in QLD is selectively blocking access but it is not universal. I will try to get to the bottom of it. Thanks again.

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          PeterPetrum

          Right, LG. We got into Larry’s Facebook page and my wife found a link to his website that WORKED – clever girl! Still not sure what the problem was, but fixed for the moment. Grateful thanks for the lead!

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          LevelGaze

          Try using Google Chrome. It has many advantages (including thwarting paywalled articles).

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    Richard

    A well-deserved win Jo. Your blog is always the first every morning, even read before Tim Blair’s.

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    Graeme No.3

    Congratulations JoNova.

    I must admit that NoTricksZone is a favourite of mine, and I hope that next year it gets some (overdue) recognition.

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    Just-A-Guy

    Congratulations Jo,

    Well deserved win. Just goes to show how much can be accomplished by ‘keeping it real’!

    Abe

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    Robber

    What a star. Congratulations Jo.

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    Dennis

    Congratulations, well deserve.

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    Ross

    Congratulations Jo. Well deserved.

    When you look at the list each year you can understand why the warmists get frustrated –I don’t think I’ve seen one of their sites on the list ( except SKS for a few weeks before they arranged for it to be pulled off, presumably so they would not get embarrassed).

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    bemused

    Congratulations!

    I mustn’t have been very observant, where are all the warming worrier winners? I would have thought that at least one would have been in the religion/spirituality category, or maybe entertainment or even humour.

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    :-( SkS didn’t win “Most Humorous Weblog”, despite nomination.

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    thojak

    Congratulations Jo, very well deserved! :)

    Brgds from Sweden
    //TJ

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    HAS

    Congrats, but disappointed to see the West Island also take out the Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog. I’ll have to start a blog :)

    H/T to Climate Audit I feel my ability at time series analysis and statistics more generally has improved markedly (even if those that suffer with my occasional comments disagree).

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    manalive

    Congratulations to Jo and the other winners.
    It’s a reminder how important blogs like Jo’s, Watts’, Steve M’s and the others continue to be in informing interested non-scientists of the machinations of the various branches of the Climate Change™ industry.
    Certainly after AR3 in 2001 and even as late as ‘An Inconvenient Truth [sic]’ (2007) the industry was on a roll, ‘the science’ was settled.
    Without blogs how would your average interested layperson who is the ultimate chump in this enterprise come to learn that there was no statistically significant rise in the av. global temperature this century?
    Not from the usual information sources, that’s for sure.
    And the [snip] hockey stick, and Climategate, and so on — where would we be without you all?

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    Reed Coray

    Joanne,

    Your blog plays a major role in quieting the AGW hysteria. May your blog reign as long as AGW hysteria exists.

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    Sceptical Sam

    Well done Jo. The result was never in doubt.

    Congratulations. Keep up the great work.

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    Unmentionable

    Awesome well deserved outcome Jo and Co., thanks for consistently putting together a blog worth reading.

    I’m sure the critical commentators and CAGW fans secretly love it too. :D

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    Yonniestone

    Hey I was right, you are the best of a bad lot. ;)

    Jo I reference your site to anyone that want’s to know the real answers to CAGW, and why wouldn’t anyone else?

    A well deserved recognition.

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    Ben Palmer

    Congratulations to JoNova and all the other winners and runners-up. We definitely need all these voices of reason and common sense. (/sarc)May the Koch Brothers sprinkle more of their wealth on these bloggers (/sarc off)

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    Bobl

    Thanks to Jo and the tireless mods for giving me a hangout…. you know it would be nice for the cAGW meme to give way just so we can discuss some OTHER science for a change. Long may you rule the Internet – well the topical part anyway.

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    doubtingdave

    Congradulations to everyone , well deserved recognition for all your hard work and passion for the the truth. paticularly to Tony Heller at realscience Roger at tallblokes talkshop and Jo Nova who have all suffered from uncalled for attacks and intimidation at one time or another from the darkside of wattsup [and yet you've all become bigger and stronger since]Well done to Anthony Watts for repairing the damage ‘blessed is the peacemaker’

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    Rollo

    Remember the Tip Jar everyone. Fine words butter no parsnips!

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    ExWarmist

    Great result – well done.

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    Maybe with Jo’s success we should all consider clicking on the Tip Jar at the top right hand side of the front page and helping with some funding. Great for Jo to be recognised in this way but great for us to show our financial support as well. Congratulations Jo.

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    Congratulations again to Joanne.

    That’s three years running now that her site has won an award, and in three categories.

    These Awards things tend to have a life of their own, and this one of become established now as the longest running, at 14 years for Awards for (We)blogs, so it now has its place as well established.

    So, while those who support something opposite to what those who come here do, intimate that they are above all this awards business, that Science is more than a blog getting an award, and that awards like this are irrelevant, those who do visit here see at top right those two, and now three Awards and think that maybe this site does what it says, telling people that there actually is another side to the Climate debate, and that it must have credence to be awarded three times.

    And, hey, have you ever noticed how it’s always those who are never nominated, or, as blogs, have never received an award like these are the ones who say that awards like this have no real relevance.

    Sites like this are not only highly relevant, but are actually important, and Awards like this only confirm just that.

    Tony.

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    pat

    have already congratulated jo. her efforts do gain further recognition via the Bloggies.

    btw never a week goes by without “Their ABC” promoting this or that blogger. for fun, i often check their websites and it’s a miracle if they have 10 comments for any thread, & the content is usually self-centred, trivial & meaningless.
    (same goes for the BBC woman at the end of their “Click” program – it shocks me to see the rubbish she promotes.)

    surely by now jo should be a regular on ABC programs! but don’t hold your CO2 breath.

    meanwhile, a story in the Indian media which i can almost guarantee will not feature in our MSM:

    30 March: Economic Times India: Urmi Goswami: India calls for a deal for pre-2020 efforts to tackle climate change
    India wants a global agreement that will address intensified efforts to tackle climate change between 2015 and 2020 and has questioned the single-minded focus on finalising a global compact for the post-2020 period, which is to be inked in Paris in December…
    At the talks held in Geneva in February, Indian negotiators had raised the issue that countries, especially the industrialised nations, need to do much more to address rising emissions and the impact of unchecked climate change between 2015 and 2020.
    ***”We have given it in writing to the chairmen of the ad-hoc working group on the Durban Platform. In 2011, when countries decided to craft a new agreement to address climate change, it was also decided to accelerate efforts to tackle global warming in the period up to 2020. But now the discussions are solely focused on the post-2020 agreement…a senior member of the government said…
    ***In the pre-2020 period, the onus of reducing the amount of carbon produced is on the industrialised countries, with developing countries taking steps on a voluntary basis. ***Industrialised countries are required to provide financial support, which was agreed in 2009 and 2010 to be to the tune of $100 billion a year, and were also committed to provide technology to developing countries to address climate change.
    **India’s demand has the broad support of developing countries. At Geneva, where negotiators from 193 countries met for a week to finalise a draft of the post-2020 global compact, representatives of countries including China, South Africa and other African countries and small islands consistently stressed on the need to focus on increasing the efforts being made to tackle climate change before 2020.
    ***Developing countries have argued that the lack of attention to the pre-2020 efforts only serve to transfer the burden of action to poor countries…
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-calls-for-a-deal-for-pre-2020-efforts-to-tackle-climate-change/articleshow/46740791.cms

    stand firm, India & the rest of the developing world.
    you are our best chance of ending the CAGW scam once & for all.
    the annual $100 billion & free transfer of technology was a false promise, in the same way that CAGW was a false hypothesis.

    let’s call Paris off.

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    Jimmy Haigh

    Well done Jo. Some chocolate tokens on the way…

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    el gordo

    Congrats Jo, well deserved and in good company with Homewood, McIntyre and Pickering..

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    This is what the zealous kidz at SkS would be writing if that site won a major award:

    “Skeptical Science just won an award. A big one. And if you don’t think that matters, think twice.

    Because it matters. A lot.

    For the first time, science is fighting back against denial – and it’s winning. It’s proof that the Consensus Project is having an impact. People want change to change climate change and the people have spoken.

    Yes, it has taken some time. But we are doing it. We are leaving the deniers behind to argue among themselves. But science is now set free. And we aren’t looking back.

    Skeptical Science may have been given an award. But science won. Period.”

    But seriously, if those people bred, their children would be clumsier and dumber than the hypothetical offspring of Hans Moleman and Selma Bouvier:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opoLIH_c6mc (0:07)

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      Annie

      LOL…You have the patter off to a ‘T’. A good laugh tonight, to add to the delight at hearing of Jo’s award.

      I hope to send some more chocs when funds permit Jo.

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    sophocles

    Well done Jo. Sincerest Congratulations. Running a blog such as this must take a phenomenal amount of work.

    Maybe we should all issue Jo with an electronic Certificate of Extreme Achievement for Herding Cats, :-)
    … as well.

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    Congrats to all, even the runners up, well deserved.

    Pointman

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    doonhamer

    Joanne, it is no more than you dreserve.
    More power to your elbow.

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    Roy Hogue

    Nice job, Jo. Congratulations!

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    Henry

    Congrats Joe! I read your blog daily and our hard work is much appreciated.

    Henry.

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    Ron Cook

    Hi Joanne,

    Just adding my congrats to you and your team. I will buy some more chocolates shortly.

    There isn’t a day goes by that I don’t check out the days blog.

    Congrats to the others sketical bloggers too.

    Ron
    R-COO- K+

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    Annie

    Hi Jo…I’m so pleased at your achievement! Your blog is almost always my first port-of-call each day (at least 97 percent of the time! ;) )

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    Thejoker

    JoNova: please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me. please vote for me.

    JoNova: I’m so humbled by this award.

    What a joke. You may as well have paid for it.

    ———-
    Sour grapes eh? – Jo

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    red breast

    I was just watching the huge coverage on the ABC including a long interview with you Jo where you were given the opportunity to voice your opinion and explain the facts — then I woke up! Good dream though.

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    Congratulations Jo! Very well deserved.
    I believe we’re seeing history being made here – the popularity of skeptical climate websites is proving to be an alternative to the traditional ways of doing science – something that universities once were.
    I read your site every day and enjoy it greatly.

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    Nic

    There was a comment far above that I think is very important.

    A newspaper article or TV programme can be full of lies but never be corrected. But a blog post can have many comments that amplify/argue/correct/disagree/illustrate/refine the original point.

    An observer can then decide for themselves if the original blog article is correct and begin to grasp the level of complexity of the subject from the comments.

    Jo Nova has done a wonderful thing by creating this blog and the commentors have done much to challenge/explain/elucidate the points. None of which happens in traditional “opinions written on pulp from dead trees”.

    I have learned much from this blog and been entertained. Good enough reason to pay towards its continued existence. Buy more chocolate!

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    Sunray

    Congratulations Jo, and thank you for this quiet lagoon of sanity, amongst the typhoons of mendacious lunacy.

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