Anthony Watts is having trouble getting anyone to write his blog articles these days. Today he's put up a "CO2 is plant food" article by that fan of mass murderers, the conspiracy theorising Tim Ball (archived here). What CO2 will most probably bring is an abundance of weeds, and floods and droughts and wildfires and intense storms seriously affecting food production.
Thing is, Anthony seems to have all but given up on his blog. These past few weeks he's handed the WUWT keys to Eric "eugenics" Worrall mainly. But Anthony's been pretty well absent for longer than a few weeks.
I noticed some time ago that Anthony had all but stopped contributing to WUWT, so I thought I'd look at the evidence. Below is a run down of what Anthony Watts has written all by himself since the beginning of February. I don't count copies and pastes of press releases or newspaper articles, or copies and pastes from other denier blogs, but am still erring on the side of leniency.
February to May inclusive - only 21 out of 414 articles are "originals" by Anthony Watts, being generous
Out of 414 WUWT articles since the beginning of February, Anthony has only contributed 21 of his own "original" thoughts. And most of those are a very poor effort - and few have anything to do with weather or climate. Here's his contribution since the beginning of February:
May 2015 - only 3 out of 48 WUWT "articles" so far
- A conspiracy theory about the University of South Australia
- A cobbled together hotch potch about sea ice (archived here)
- A video from the Denier 101 MOOC of Ben Santer, in which Anthony, who regards himself as denier supremo, bemoans the fact that he barely rated a mention (archived here)
April 2015 - only 6 out of 125 articles in April
- A few charts from here and there about hurricane landfalls in the USA (archived here)
- An article, full of invective, that anyone would dare say that climate change means storms are getting fiercer (archived here) - which is likely, as Anthony Watts himself promoted in February this year (Anthony's memory is shot)
- A video promoting CO2 denier, Murry Salby - including this is marginal - Anthony got it from another denier blog (archived here)
- Three articles conspiracy theorising nefarious intent on the part of Twitter, after some nutty denier got his Twitter account suspended after dozens of blocks when he trolled #Ringberg15
March 2015 - 7 out of 126 articles in March, if you could call them "articles"
- A snapshot and video of some clouds, with few words (archived here)
- A few rare words dismissing a scientific paper about chemicals released after the Japan earthquake (archived here)
- Some words and pictures showing Anthony didn't understand Rahmstorf15, about AMOC (archived here)
- A photo and two videos of a solar eclipse, accompanied by 2 1/2 short sentences. (archived here)
- An email from a mate, with a photo of a cloud (marginal inclusion - Anthony didn't actually write more than ten words himself) (archived here)
- An article promoting Tim Ball and some utter nutter conspiracy theorists from Vancouver Island, and their "Freedom Water"
- A few words about snow and a couple of photos of heavy hail on a Californian beach, which so-called "meteorologist" Anthony thought was snow (but wasn't) (archived here)
February 2015 - 5 out of 115 articles
- A housekeeping article about Adobe typekit causing problems for WUWT-ers (archived here)
- An article about some paper Anthony dug up from five years ago, written by 53 people, that he was irate that it didn't declare every single funding source ever received by every one of those 53 people (archived here)
- An article in which Anthony argues that deniers have the right to "smear" scientists for doing science, but normal people aren't allowed to criticise deniers for failing to declare financial interests. (archived here)
- An article about how ATTP briefly lost his cool with Richard Tol (and who could blame him), but not saying how ATTP thought better of his language and promptly deleted it (archived here)
- With an almost complete absence of WUWT articles about the ongoing devastating Californian drought, an article about some rain that briefly fell in California (archived here)