Well - it's Christmas Eve already.
Happy Holidays to everyone.
It's been quite an interesting year with some serious weather events, the widest tornado, the worst typhoon and Australia's hottest year on record, and the IPCC WG1 report - congrats to all the authors for a job well done. Plus ordinary Australians spoke up with their wallets and came up with more than half a million dollars in about three days for the Climate Council after our incoming climate-wrecking Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, shut down the Climate Commission.
HotWhopper had it's first birthday this month and, coincidentally, it's also just registered more than 500,000 page views from people in 145 countries, which amazes me. A big thank you to all HotWhopper readers and everyone who's linked to HotWhopper in various parts of the web.
The most popular article was Watts is Whopping Mad (Crazy) after Marcott et al - Must be the Heat! followed by David Rose and his tabloid "reporting" of Arctic sea ice and other nonsense.
Anthony Watts is finally back to his field of expertise, with help and Cook et al Paper Confirms 97% Scientific Consensus - Prompting Silly Conspiracy Theories from Anthony Watts and WUWT and to round off the top five Talking to contrarians. Why do you do it? Or why not?
I wish everyone a safe, happy, healthy and successful 2014. May the weather be kind and the CO2 drop.
Here's an Australianised Christmas song. Hope you like it :)
PS I upped the time of this post to keep it at the top for a bit in the spirit of the holiday season.