I started this blog to shine a spotlight on misogyny and the rejection of climate science. (Yes, they do seem to go hand-in-hand to some extent.) I expect HotWhopper will cover more topics as it evolves. It's not a high-brow blog, it's rife with bad puns and sarcasm and snark. But the science it refers to is solid.
HotWhopper was inspired by the treatment I suffered this year (2012) when I was banned from the share trading forum, HotCopper. If you read posts in HotCopper's science and medicine forum pre-June 2012, you might have seen my posts. MobyT was the name I went by.
The name HotWhopper was coined by a respected science contributor - and very apt.
Click on the Men's Playground tab to read about what happened, or click on Gabby's cartoon for a more light-hearted take.
Climate bloggers know me as Sou (occasionally SouT and on Twitter as @SouBundanga). (Some of my comments and posts here are as Sou - depending on how I've logged onto Blogger.)
Sou from BundangawoolarangeeraMy sister blog, in stasis at the moment but with plans for more serious climate and environmental articles, is Sou from Bundangawoolarangeera. This has a lot of links to scientific papers, videos, articles, charts and various other climate-related material on separate pages:
- General climate change links - including links to latest data on temperature, CO2, ice cover etc.
- Climate science papers and reports - various, includes links to some definitive papers old and new (eg attribution, temperature reconstructions, older milestone papers).
- Other interesting links - a miscellany of links to climate-related items, which I found useful and/or interesting.
As featured on...In the short time HotWhopper has been operating, the readership has grown to something considerably less than astronomical proportions, but good enough to allow bragging rights from this otherwise modest blogger (much greater than I ever had in the small pond of HotCopper).
I can't say it's down to my feeble efforts at self-promotion. Instead all thanks go to HotWhopper being featured on some prominent websites, including Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy on Slate.com (thanks, Phil); SkepticalScience (thanks, Dana); ourchangingclimate (thanks, Jos), Rabett Run (thanks, Eli), Stoat (thanks, William) and in the comments (from other people) on various popular sites like Andy Revkin's DotEarth, Dr Ricky Rood's blog on Wunderground.com; SomethingAwful.com, nrc.nl/klimaat, euroekonom.cz, The Conversation and retweets from "Famous People". Not to forget JulesKlimaatBlog, and H.E. Taylor and Coby, who for some reason picked up on my blog articles from the outset.
Special mention to Tim Lambert at Deltoid, Mike who's WatchingTheDeniers and Tamino for not complaining when I do self-promote :)
And to Anthony Watts and other climate science deniers, fake skeptics and sexist oafs everywhere, shrinking though your numbers be: HotWhopper just wouldn't be the same without you.
Email contact: mobythc at gmail dot com (convert to normal format).