Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Thanks, and the Future

Hello Everyone,

First let me wish you all happiness and good cheer, wherever you are. I want to thank everyone for their participation and the commentary at WUWT this past year, for without you, this would just be a distant and unknown corner of the Internet.

We’ve accomplished a lot this year. We’ve added unique and relevant AI generated but user-directed images as a feature for our head-post illustrations, which gives WUWT a special ability to illustrate and poke fun at some of the issues and people we cover. We’ve added other new features such as the Failed Climate Prediction Timeline. We’ve had contests for essays on climate change. We’ve added new graphics to the sidebar to illustrate the state of temperature for the U.S. and the world you won’t see elsewhere. We have recently updated the Everything Climate reference website to be part of WUWT – it was originally a separate URL but we had troubles keeping it managed and working properly due to internal WordPress issues. We’ve added a page showing that severe weather is not in fact getting worse despite what the media tells you. We are fighting back against the belief that climate related doom is just around the corner… with facts, and we will continue to do so.

We passed the 500 million views mark this year – no other climate related website can claim this. Many have not stood the test of time, disappeared, or have become inactive. We are still here. Many of our hostile screeching detractors at these websites have disappeared as well.


I also wish to sincerely thank those of you that have contributed funds to WUWT in sums both big and small. I thank those of you known and unknown, who have kept us afloat. Despite the fevered fantasies of our detractors, we’ve yet to get a single penny from “big oil.” Hell, we can’t even run Google Adwords anymore to generate some compensation as we have been banned because we publish things that are counter to the alarmist climate narrative and Google decided to listen to angry fools, instead of realists. Yet we persist, despite the efforts to starve and silence us with search engine and social media suppression.

I’d like to thank our detractors as well, it is because of your inane pigheadedness and resistance to logic and facts that we have the inspiration to move forward. Even many of our fake commenters are worthy of a thank you, except of course, “Griff,” who chickened out when we went to a registration requirement to comment. What I’ve learned is that most of our detractors are simply cowards.

And then there’s the fact that one of these anonymous cowards doxed me this year. I’m fighting on that front too. I can’t say more at this time, but so far the law is in my favor.

Most importantly, I would like thank the many people who keep the site running on a daily basis with maintenance, updates, and guest contributions. Both Charles Rotter and Eric Worrall deserve special thanks for their tireless efforts at updating and improving the site. I thank Willis Eschenbach for his regular data driven investigations. Behind the scenes, I thank Jim Secola who has been whittling away at the thousands of broken links and missing images in older posts. Also, there have been many people who have contributed fantastic WUWT essays over the year that I wish to acknowledge:

  • Andy May
  • Dave Middleton
  • Lawrence Hamlin
  • Kip Hansen
  • Kevin Kilty
  • Roger Caiazza
  • Ronald Stein
  • Paul Dreissen
  • Ken Haapala
  • Geoffrey Sherrington
  • Rud Istvan
  • Christopher Monckton
  • John Parmentola
  • Barry Brill
  • Steve Goreham
  • Russell Cook
  • Josh at Cartoons by Josh (get his 2024 calendar)

I’m sure I have missed a few people, you have my regrets for that oversight as well as my sincere thanks. There are also some people in my thoughts who have helped greatly, but prefer not to be named. You also have my sincere thanks.

This coming year will also be a year of growth and change. I want to give you a peek into the future.

  • I am setting up an Internet TV studio. I’ve been working slowly on it for about a year. The challenge for me is to make it work with my hearing issues while making it look professional like I did during my many years of live television weather. The studio will be for weekly live broadcasts and for making instructional videos.
  • With the new studio, there will be a regular weekly live interactive broadcast at WUWT to discuss the issues. That will be a subscriber based event. A subscriber based weekly newsletter is also in the works.
  • Along those lines, I am working on a 24/7/365 live “ClimateTV” channel that will run videos, graphics, data, news items, and entertainment. I have done some test runs and it is looking good. There’s still much more work to do before I launch. This will be free and public, though we may run advertising on it.
  • We will be updating the “Reference Pages” – they’ve been broken, mainly by WordPress cache issues which makes any fix disappear quickly, but our resident writer and programmer Eric Worrall has come up with a plugin that will solve this long-standing problem that prevents us from displaying live information. Our goal is to become the “one-stop-shop” for all climate information, especially the things you can’t find elsewhere.
  • Eric Worrall is working on a WUWT App, both for Android and Apple phones. This will be made available to everyone for free. The challenge was to make one that neither Google or Apple can “shut down.” We’ve got that figured out. I’ve tested it and it is a great start, we just need a bit more tweaking before release in early 2024.
  • We will be adding new topics to the Everything Climate section – feel free to make suggestions.
  • We will do a website overhaul, to go to a more modern theme that is better for speed and SEO. Our current theme is over six years old and it is creaking under the load. It has no update path.
  • I want to do a monthly “state of the climate” report, much like NOAA does, but from a perspective of sensibility. If funds permit, I’ll send out press releases each month to all media outlets. PRNewswire is not cheap.
  • I have designed and prototyped a fantastic replacement for the NOAA MMTS temperature measurement station that is affordable, automated, accurate, and most importantly mostly immune from local site biases as I outlined in my 2022 Corrupted Climate Stations report. I’ll need people to fund stations and test it on location. Anything the government can do by contract, can be done better by people with determination. NOAA has become the “DMV” of surface temperature measurement. More on that later.


Doing all this not only takes time and selfless commitment, it takes funds. Since we’ll never get a dime from “big oil” nor even “big tech” now that Google has prevented us from running advertising, I have to beg. I hate doing this and it has been awhile since I have asked. Without my asking, many of you have become regular contributors via a monthly program with PayPal, while others have sent larger one-time sums to keep us going. I thank each and every one of you.

If you’d like to help reach our goals outlined above for the coming year, any amount, big or small, will help. See the DONATE BUTTON on the right sidebar or this link. This allows you to use a credit card or a one-time bank transfer. If you need to mail it by USPS or other means, please use the contact form and I’ll be in touch.

In closing, let me say that I’m honored and humbled by all of you who come here and participate. I am thankful that we can continue, despite the odds.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may God bless you all! – Anthony Watts

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December 24, 2023 4:09 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! I’m looking forward to 2024! Keep up the great work.

Gunga Din
December 24, 2023 4:11 pm

In closing, let me say that I’m honored and humbled by all of you who come here and participate. I am thankful that we can continue, despite the odds.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may God bless you all! – Anthony Watts”

Thank YOU for starting WUWT so many years ago and holding fast.
If my impression is correct, you never intended for WUWT to become, mainly, about CAGW. You were just curious about a lot of things and wanted input from others.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
December 24, 2023 4:14 pm

I’ll add, YOU and the posters and commenters have made WUWT a valuable site (and entertaining).

December 24, 2023 4:11 pm

And a Merry Christmas to all. . . .

December 24, 2023 4:17 pm


I know I speak for many reading here — you are truly a hero in the fight for sanity and truth in the Mad, Mad World of Climate.

Thank you for all you have done, all you do, and all you will accomplish in the future.

No one can do so much without personal costs — and few know the sacrifices you have had to make.

May God bless you and yours,


Walter R. Hogle
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December 24, 2023 4:34 pm


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December 24, 2023 5:27 pm


December 24, 2023 4:18 pm

Anthony, Charles and all at WUWT,
Thank you for the mention, but thanks should flow the other way.
Without your skills, persistence and knowledge, WUWT would not be the powerhouse that it is today. Geoff S

Kevin Kilty
December 24, 2023 4:18 pm

Merry Christmas, all, especially Anthony, Charles and Eric. Your plans sound very interesting, Anthony.

Gunga Din
December 24, 2023 4:31 pm

I thank Jim Secola who has been whittling away at the thousands of broken links and missing images in older posts.”

Yes, for sure.
I never heard his name before, but if he’s working to restore older info, successful or not, THANK YOU!
PS Some of us, I’m sure, have “bookmarked” links to old comments.
If those links would help, where do we send them?
(But maybe his efforts are directed to retrieving access to ALL of the older stuff?)

Eamon Butler
December 24, 2023 4:32 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to everyone here on the most amazing site for all things climate related, and more.

Simon Beavis
December 24, 2023 4:32 pm

Thank you Anthony for keeping up the good fight against enormous pressure of cancellation from the woke climate cult. Merry Christmas to you and your kin.

Janice Moore
December 24, 2023 5:16 pm

Merry Christmas, Anthony Watts (and everyone! 😊).

May God grant you

determination to keep on…

courage to never compromise the truth…


joy that gives strength.

And, remember, always and always:

“God and one are a majority.”
(Swiss emigre to another warrior for liberty — what the human CO2 battle is ultimately about — John Adams)


Hope this moving, beautiful, song brings your heart comfort and joy.

God loves you so much……

Neil Diamond
“Silent Night”

Pat Frank
December 24, 2023 5:17 pm

Merry Christmas to you Anthony and very best wishes for 2024. I’m so grateful you’re here. My gratitude and best wishes also to Charles and Eric for all they do.

And a shout out to all the posters here, friends and allies in the fight for our lives.

Reply to  Pat Frank
December 24, 2023 7:13 pm

forgot you when I pulled a list out of my @#s. my apologies.

Bryan A
December 24, 2023 5:33 pm

Marry Christmas to you and yours Anthony…
And Manny happy returns one and all, especially Simon and the Griff of Christmas Past

Janice Moore
December 24, 2023 5:34 pm

P.S. If you need a copy/screen writer, I am available to be Mary Richards to your Ted Baxter.

Caveat: I like to write humor — A LOT. So, no, not Ted Baxter….. more like Jay Leno. 😊

December 24, 2023 5:54 pm

Merry Christmas everyone, and thanks to Anthony and all the ‘team’ behind him

Rick K
December 24, 2023 6:14 pm

Anthony, a thousand thanks doesn’t even scratch the surface. So, I will simply wish you — and the entire WUWT family — the very best of all good things in the coming year. Your contributions to truth and with it, human dignity, are unparalled.

December 24, 2023 6:21 pm

Again, merry Christmas and happy new year to you and everyone here. All those changes sound cool, but you really got my attention with a WUWT app 👍.

December 24, 2023 6:22 pm

Thank you Anthony, you helped me understand the scientific method many years ago when I first read your site, long before I signed up for daily updates. You and Paul Homewood are my first destination in the morning over breakfast.

It was really tough to begin with as I’m not scientifically qualified in anything, but I am logically trained, so the scientific method made sense to me.

What has grown since I first read WUWT is the political aspect of climate, which I have barked on about for the last ten years or so and you have recognised (not due to me).

You were graceful enough to publish an article I wrote, which was very well received, with considerable help from Charles.

You, personally, have made an enormous difference to the global debate about climate change, and your determination and courage are simply astonishing.

We are now close to what we have all been seeking since you started WUWT, a sensible debate on climate change, which I believe is all we have ever asked for.

2024 may prove to be a pivotal year. Like it or not, the Ukraine conflict is a global game changer. If Putin ‘wins’ NATO will be discredited, as will the UN. There goes, also, agenda 2030 including the WHO’s attempt to control of every nations health policy.

We will be faced with the future of a BRICS alliance which does not conform to the climate change narrative.

Whatever spills from that, we will be shot of climate nonsense. On that level, we should celebrate.

We will be faced with other challenges, militarily and financial, but we have dealt with those before and our western nations have prevailed.

But whatever happens, the climate debate is dying a slow death as the realities of renewables are colliding with reality.

We still have a journey to travel, but John Constable of the GWPF summed it up for me a couple of years ago when he wrote that there wouldn’t be a wind turbine standing in in the world in 10 – 20 years time (paraphrasing).

Will the west have a functioning society in 10 – 20 years time? I don’t know, but we can be assured that BRICS nations do not want to lose their greatest customers.

Merry Christmas everyone, and a shout out to Kip who considered quitting the site earlier this year.

Your input is invaluable mate and we all appreciate your personal responses on every article you write. That’s hard work, and no one would grudge you the pleasure of sailing off to a more peaceful life. And if you ever sail to Bermuda, let me know.

John V. Wright
December 24, 2023 6:25 pm

Massive applause and grateful thanks to you, Anthony, and all the knowledgeable WUWT contributors who keep this website scientifically accurate, honest, fascinating and, yes, entertaining. You are very much appreciated on this side of the Atlantic where the U.K. is suffering the economic consequences of the Net Zero insanity that has grasped our ignorant and incompetent political class. All supported by the media socialists at the BBC who do not allow impartial reporting of the climate change debate. Please do keep on keeping on – you are one of the few authoritative and courageous voices in the fight for perspective, logic and scientific balance.

December 24, 2023 6:41 pm

The moderation team also deserve a thank you for helping the website run smoother, I was glad to be a part of it for a few years thus know firsthand this place deserves all the support it can get to keep it running in helping Anthony continue his hard work educating the people who deserve the truth.

Thank You Anthony Watts and Charles Rotter!

December 24, 2023 7:14 pm

Re authors, don’t forget Susan Crockford and Jennifer Marohasy.

Larry Hamlin
December 24, 2023 7:19 pm

Congratulations to WUWT Anthony on the continued success in addressing the reality of climate science for so many years and exposing the politically driven climate alarmism incompetence pushed by dishonest media and politicians.

It is an honor to be associated with this very important effort that provides a beacon of truth addressing climate science and renewable energy reality that is hidden by the deception and distortion of alarmism advocates.

Please keep up your great leadership of this vital work. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year in 2024.

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