THIS IS A STICKY POST. NEW POSTS WILL APPEAR BELOW IT.
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As many of you are aware, I’m a pensioner, a retiree…or had been. Sales of my ebooks and the occasional tip/donation (many thanks to all who have donated over the years) have helped to pay the bills, but they haven’t covered them. So I’ve been forced to find another source of income.
The good news: I start a new job on January 6th. The bad news: I have been spending 8 to 16 hours-per-day blogging, writing books and producing videos over the past few years, so my new focus will obviously cut into my time for climate change research and reporting.
The new job isn’t anything special. I could leave it without a second thought if something unusual happened—like my ebook sales skyrocketed or I found funding for my research. But as we well know, skeptics are not on the receiving end of billions of dollars in funding, so it may be a few years before I can afford to go back to blogging full time again. I’m already going through blogger withdrawals.
I hope to continue to produce the monthly sea surface temperature and global land+sea surface temperature updates, but it’s unlikely that I will be able to continue to pump out other data-supported blog posts that illustrate the failings in climate models, that expose the flaws in the hypothesis of human-induced global warming and that the present the faults in the studies that support it.
I did start writing a new book back in October and I hope to complete it in the first half 2014. The working title is The Oceans Ate My Global Warming (Subtitle: And other nonsense from climate scientists.) With the new book I’ve been trying to reduce the complexity of my presentations, by limiting my discussions to one topic per short (4-5 page) chapter (lots of short single-topic chapters). Unfortunately, as all but a few best-selling writers know, it’s damn near impossible to support oneself on book sales.
I have really enjoyed my research and sharing what I’ve found. There is much more to be discovered. And it will be found through data analysis, not climate models.
I hope I’ve contributed to the climate change debate by illustrating and discussing many of the flaws in the hypothesis of human-induced global warming and by presenting the long-term effects of El Niño and La Niña events. My thanks go out to everyone who has added to those conversations with questions and comments over the past five years—here and at WattsUpWithThat. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from you, thank you. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since my first posts about the long-term aftereffects of strong El Niño events. (See the posts here and here and the cross posts at WUWT here and here.) Together we have increased our understandings about the coupled ocean-atmosphere processes that portray themselves as El Niños and La Niñas.
For now, I’ll leave comments on, so that avenue is there if you have questions or comments…or if you’ve got a gazillion dollars you want to toss at me but you have questions about my donation/tip link. The sidebar also includes “Categories”, which lists the topics I’ve covered, and, of course, there’s always my ebooks if you don’t want to search through almost 800 posts. My cross posts at WattsUpWithThat can be found in two ways. The link here brings you to the list of my WUWT posts starting in March 2013. For earlier posts, you’d have to use my name in the search feature at WUWT.
A special thanks goes out to Anthony Watts for cross posting hundreds of my posts at WattsUpWithThat. Through Anthony’s hard work, he’s turned WUWT into a marvelous, well-respected science blog.
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I came back inside from Round 2 of shoveling snow a few minutes ago and I’ve got more comments than I normally get in a month here. And my traffic is through the roof. There was only one explanation—Anthony Watts had found and linked this post. (Thanks, Anthony, for everything. It has been a distinct pleasure working with you.)
Something else that was stated in the article Anthony quoted that needs to be addressed. They falsely claimed that skeptics are some part of an organized effort. Truth be told, Anthony Watts and I have never met. We’ve talked on the phone, maybe, 3 times. And our email exchanges have been about blog posts. Someday, it will be my pleasure to meet and shake hands with Anthony Watts, but that time has not come yet
There doesn’t need to be any organization behind climate skeptics. Responding to the nonsense from the climate science community, and from their alarmist parrots, is enough to keep any group of people with common sense busy for years.
Thanks to all who have visited and commented on this thread. All of the kind words are very much appreciated. And a special heart-felt thank you for all of the donations/tips today.
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UPDATE 2: Thank you all for the send-off. Remarkably, with all of the referrals from WUWT, this post made the Top 10 post on the WordPress What’s Hot list.
Thank you all very much.
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UPDATE 3 (January 4, 2014): Thank you to all the visitors from around the globe. The remarkably high traffic for this post continues. It’s still in the WordPress Top 10 What’s Hot list. Most of the visitors continue to come from WattsUpWithThat, but many are also coming from a post at SmallDeadAnimals (thanks, Kate) which is also a marvelous, award-winning blog if you’ve never visited. Many thanks to Judith Curry for including this post in her “Week In Review” and to Tallbloke for the repost.
Thank you again very much for your very generous contributions/donations/tips—and for the renewed interest in my ebooks.