So, I’m back to work today after another week off. This time, however, I really do need to knuckle down and get things done. I suspect that I will have less time for reading about and writing about aspects of global warming and climate change, but will just have to see how things go.
It could be an interesting few days though. Assuming that Anthony Watts manages the Watts Up With That Twitter feed, I may be about to get some notice over at Watts Up With That (WUWT). Anthony is suggesting that he will be writing about his spawn and has been asking me to provide some background information, which I take to mean “who are you?”. He’s welcome to call me, as he suggested, an “anonymous coward”. It may be justified, but – as I explain here – I have a right to be anonymous and choose to do so. It’s also not clear to me why one should need to be brave in order to discuss science.
Anyway, I should acknowledge that I’m partly interested to see what Anthony says – if he does go ahead and write something – and what will happen as a result. I imagine Anthony isn’t particularly happy about what I’m doing here, so am not expecting him to write anything particularly complimentary. If he does go ahead and write something, I also suspect that the comments that follow will not be particularly complimentary either. To be honest, I’m not particularly interested in trading insults with Anthony Watts and his readers. The goal of this blog is simply to address what is presented on Anthony’s blog, all of which is in the public domain. He could simply ignore me if he wished. He could point out what I’ve said that’s wrong. Or, maybe preferably, he could stop completely dismissing the work done by most mainstream climate scientists and stop publishing posts written by people who don’t understand basic science.
Anyway, we’ll have to wait and see. Maybe Anthony won’t bother. Maybe Anthony will surprise me and write something balanced and reasonable. Maybe he could surprise us all by suddenly realising that much of what is presented on his blog is scientifically questionable and actually start presenting work that more properly addresses what we do and don’t understand about climate change and global warming. Anything’s possible, I guess, but some things are – sadly – highly unlikely.