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After the deluge

Phew. Well it was hard going having to talk for nearly an hour without a break, but I think it was OK in the end. I've now had a glass of wine and the adrenaline rush has worn off.

Hope everyone enjoyed it.

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Bloody good, have another drink!

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterPH

Adrenalineman here

2h15m before D-Day

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:14 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

You did well considering the annoying echo that that threw you off balance early and which probably distracted you for the whole interview.

You looked good too and smart. Any relations with Benny Hill? ;-)

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:15 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

Good performance! Liked the raconteur style of the presentation - very engaging.

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterGSW

I enjoyed the 5 minutes I got in several second increments! Please tell me there'll be a video...

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterKendra

missed it - Youtube?

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

@Barry Woods - there's no need to be rude ;-)

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM | Registered Commenterwoodentop

I've got broadband speed probs so continually buffering, but got the gist. Very well done.

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Good presentation and you can watch it on YouTube soon, without the annoying ads.

Nov 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM | Unregistered Commenterharold

I took the day off work after sitting up late last night to watch the start. I think this is quite an historic event and I am glad to have been in the on-line audience. I watched most of the presentations so far, simultaneously on my laptop and my flat smart TV. The ads were irritating on the laptop but they didn't appear on the TV ( I can't figure that out as they both use the same wireless LAN) but the TV dropped the connection every 40 minutes or so (I can't figure that out either).

The presentation of the climate gate and 28gate stuff was very interesting. The BBC is a real problem as private/public propaganda machine. They make quality programs which makes them look good, so it is hard for the viewers to see the problem. I hope it gets fixed.

This WUWT event today seems quite unique in my experience. So many presenters could not figure out how to keep the slides synchronised, and often times there seemed to be mistakes in what was said along with some mental blockages, but the feeling of working together and the teamwork attitude was outstanding. It was not professional, but it was very good, well planned, informative, and interesting. It was adaptable, and warm. There was a strong passion from all presenters that they wanted to be there and wanted to do the best they could. I think this was better than a professional presentation.

Great Job!

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterBargHumer

General view is a blinder played.

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM | Registered CommenterDreadnought

You did splendid. Given all the problems that COULD have happened, I think it went OK.

The downside is it is being ignored by the MSM...even though our press release went to hundreds of outlets.

I got one story in the NYT where they quoted what Inhofe said in the broadcast, named me then updated the story to disappear me to say "web interview" Bugger.

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Watts

They matter only insofar as you make them matter. The story lives by itself and the sooner we remove from them the impression we care, the sooner they will have to report it because, after all, it is a story.

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

Yet another broken leg Bish! You must sure heal quickly!

Anthony Watts, well done, to The Fourth Estate this is new, alien and a threat. One that has been long overdue but inevitable.

They will not rush to announce the arrival and power of The Fifth Estate.

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Good to see this particular media being deployed by ordinary citizens on their own initiative and without recourse to the speculative wealth of a Soros or the climate-scare wealth of a Gore. Like many, I am shocked by the ideologically hamstrung mush we get on the tv in the UK these days for current affairs, and by the shortage of scruples in those who push it at us. The pathetic sight revealed by 28Gate is but the latest example. But WUWT TV was something else! This was a tv-like experience of a different calibre altogether. Well done to all involved, and especially to Anthony Watts who was a fine anchor and inspiration and whose status in the calm-about-CO2 community is so high that he would have had no problem in getting such excellent contributors to take part. Here was freedom and free-thinkers and independent folks who check things out for themselves. These are all good things. Here was intelligence and learning and backbone. It was the knees of many bees.

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

I couldn't watch the lot, but caught the Bish, Steve and Roy Spencer. What a line up, one after the other. If the presentations are going to be available I shall certainly be going through them in detail. Lots of new details from all, and great to hear Steve M's take on extremes. Huge credit to Anthony for setting it up and how he's managed to keep it going heaven only knows.

Nov 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

there I was

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM | Unregistered Commenteromnologos

L'uomo giusto arriva al momento giusto!

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade


anybody with non-alcoholic suggestions on how to sleep now!!!

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM | Registered Commenteromnologos

I missed everything. The last I saw was Ross McKitrick. When is the Youtube coming out?

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM | Registered Commentershub

as i've commented on another thread, u were wonderful, bish.

marc morano's presentation was interrupted in my feed almost every 10 minutes with doctored ads for a vitamin company, with ear-splitting soundtrack which was not on the company's original ad.

second most interrupted presentation in my feed was during maurizio's presentation, mostly with ads for Central Queensland University. a clue about them:

(undated, but see second linkk) CQU: Rocky hosts climate change author from USA
American academic Dr Elizabeth Malone has been visiting Rockhampton to collaborate with CQUniversity researchers working on social networks and climate change.
American academic Dr Elizabeth Malone has been visiting Rockhampton to collaborate with CQUniversity researchers working on social networks and climate change.
The CQUni team is leading a $280,000 project funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)*.
They will use ‘social networks analysis’ to understand how stakeholders communicate and share information about water resources and flooding disasters in their region.
Dr Malone, the author of a book titled Debating Climate Change, is based at the University of Maryland’s Joint Global Change Institute…
“Liz also spoke about the work of the Joint Global Change Institute – a partnership between the Pacific NorthWest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland – to determine whether there are any further collaborations that might be possible with research staff and/or students.”
As part of Dr Malone’s visit, CQUniversity’s Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS) hosted her presentation on Sociology, Climate Change, and Integrated Research…. How to make up a career!.

CQU: Events: What’s On
Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS) invites you to join them for a presentation “Sociology, Climate Change, and Integrated Research…. How to make up a career!” by visiting collaborator, Dr Elizabeth Malone, University of Maryland’s Joint Global Change Institute, United States of America.
Time: 11:00am to 12 noon
Date: Monday, 22nd October 2012
This session will be recorded and can be downloaded at a later date…
Elizabeth Malone focuses on policy-relevant sociological research in global change issues, integrating disparate worldviews, data sources, and scientific approaches. She works with a team of social scientists on behaviour and institutional change dimensions of sustainability. Malone was an author and review editor for the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment…
She edited, with Steve Rayner, Human Choice and Climate Change, which assesses social science research relevant to global climate change. Malone holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland-College Park. Her book Debating Climate Change uses both discourse analysis and social network analysis to explore bases for agreement in the arguments used in the global climate change debate…

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM | Unregistered Commenterpat

Didn't watch any of it. Not because I didn't want to but because I don't have a TV licence or TV (Too much shouting at it, too many sore throats so chucked both a couple of years ago) and AFAIK it would be a criminal/civil offence to watch live transmissions in the UK.
Dunno if live streaming from the US would count but I decided that any chance of stumping up a fine to HM Gov/BBC would be too galling an experience to go through however minimal the risk!
Can't wait to see whatever gets put up on YouTube though.

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoyFOMR

You did great. I knew I could not have handled talking for an hour without stumbling over my tongue, and that was one of the reasons I prerecorded my presentation.


Nov 16, 2012 at 1:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterBob Tisdale

What a fantastic job. There were several things that stood out for me: First, it allowed me to put a face (and voice) to a name. Second, each presenter summarized an aspect of the entire field that particularly interested or involved them, thus creating a splendid snapshot of the state of skepticism as it is at the present. As a reference, these presentations will serve admirably.

Well worth the effort Anthony, and all who participated. This is a complex and fluid topic. Those who took the time to watch and think will have been richly rewarded.

Nov 16, 2012 at 1:32 AM | Unregistered Commenterace

You did fine, Bish. Nice to see a face behind the name!

I watched most of the Watts-a-thon, and one particular video shone for me--that of Dr. David Evans, Jo Nova's husband. If you look at none of the other videos when they are available on YouTube, please be sure to check that out. It'd be ideal for recommending to anyone new to the climate debate.

Nov 16, 2012 at 2:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichael Larkin

It was an awesome achievement. Considering the whole thing was done on a shoestring, with begged, borrowed (but I'm sure not stolen) equipment and assistance, a 24 hour broadcast with almost zero fluff content - except for fluffy Kenji - is a massive undertaking. Anyone who has ever put any kind of production together will know just how complicated and nerve-racking it is.

Anthony Watts is a remarkable polymath and visionary. The final presentation, about the surface stations paper, was the icing on the cake. Does the man ever sleep?

The Bish's presentation was on at an uncongenial hour for Australians, but I look forward to seeing it and several others I missed when the recorded versions become available.

Agree with Michael Larkin that David Evans' primer was outstanding for clarity and interest, and perfect for newbies. This non-newbie learned one or two things as well, and was never bored. Jo Nova's coda topped it off nicely.

Having taken science blogging to a new level, it looks like Anthony Watts has just done the same for science webcasting.

Nov 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohanna

It was very good and easy to follow and understand. Maurizo was awesome as well and expressed very well, what a bad big guy the BBC has become. The 28 should have watched these 24 hours for an informed decisison.

Nov 16, 2012 at 3:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterManfred

Yes indeed - very good, Andrew; I watched nost of it from c2pm to around 11pm, and whilst some presentation suffered what I assume to be Skype hiccoughs, it was fascinating from start to end.

Nov 16, 2012 at 5:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Poynton

Broadband problems? Download and run TCP optimizer -

Ads? I didn't get any at all. Chrome with the AdBlock extension, I guess - or maybe PeerBlock. Regardless 0- there's ways to get rid of ads. Firefox has an AdBlock extension as well, dunno about IE, haven't used it for years.

Nov 16, 2012 at 5:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Poynton

I wasn't able to watch very much of the WUWT-TV marathon owing to other commitments, but I made a point of watching this slot. I thought you did very well indeed, Bish. I'd assumed the format would be more along the lines of a discussion/interview, so I was a bit surprised to find you left to your own devices for most of the hour, and was impressed that you gave your presentation with ease. Concise, informative and very interesting. It was a pleasure to watch.

I also didn't see any ads at all, using Chrome with the AdBlock Plus extension. In fact, the only time I'm reminded of the existence of ads on t'internet is when I read others complaining about them. :)

Nov 16, 2012 at 5:55 AM | Registered CommenterSimon Hopkinson

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Nov 16, 2012 at 7:53 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

Brilliant, Andrew, simply brilliant...

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen Coffman

Great presentation. Enjoyed it very much.

Nov 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Well done Andrew. I'm looking forward to the youtube release so I can catch the presentations I missed.
A great effort from all the contributors that I managed to see and of course the WUWT team.

Nov 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterG.Watkins

I was hoping on some feedback on the "Watchmen" quote. :'(


Nov 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

as Green Sand says, "this is new, alien and a threat." Except this is not a threat, it is a certainty.

Nov 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM | Unregistered Commenterjollyfarmer

I just "discovered" the most stupid blog post in the history of the Universe.

Read at your own peril. *you'll have to copy and paste the URL*

Nov 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM | Registered Commenteromnologos

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