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Season's greetings

The celebrations are about to begin at the episcopal palace, so I'm now signing off for a couple of days.

Season's greetings to all BH readers.

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All the best and thanks for your hard work

Dec 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

Merry Xmas to you and your family. Thanks for all your hard work.
Nadolig Llawen.

Dec 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterG. Watkins

Happy Christmas to you Andrew and to your family; and to all your followers too.

Looking forward to seeing you back before the New Year.

Dec 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Merry Xmas to you and yours Mr Montford, also seasonal greeting to all who frequent this hallowed hall! It has been a very interesting YTD.

Dec 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Have a happy Christmas Bish and everyone.

So anyone got any Data on how many Wind Turbines got damaged or shut down during the Hurricane last night.

Dec 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM | Unregistered Commenterjamspid

"All the best and thanks for your hard work" Dec 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterJack Hughes

Ditto from me.

Dec 24, 2013 at 1:57 PM | Unregistered Commentertimheyes

Thanks Bish for another year of hard work and revelation. Happy Christmas to you and all your readers.

Dec 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndy West

Bonne Noël
Let the carousing begin!

Dec 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Merry Christmas Everyone! The Truth came to set us free. May we continue to pursue Him.


Dec 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterBad Andrew

Do have a wonderful Christmas, Andrew - and all your family.

Many thanks for everything - Robin

PS: and the very best to all BH readers.

Dec 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Half an hour into Christmas day down under in BrisVegas. Temperature still 24 deg C. 32 predicted for tomorrow - pleasant enough to sit around the pool quaffing prawns, crayfish, oysters, mangoes, amber fluid etc. The children of Brisbane will never know what snow is.

A great year down here for the good guys (and girls of course); Climate Commission axed, Flannery sacked, carbon tax to be axed, Warsaw gabfest ignored and of course the Ash... no I must contain myself.....

So best wishes to all and Andrew in particular for his efforts over the year. Gleðileg Jól.

Dec 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM | Registered CommenterGrantB

Ná merye i turuhalmeri!
...And in the darkness bind them.

Dec 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Happy Christmas everyone. Now time to tune in to radio 4.

Dec 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM | Registered CommenterPaul Matthews

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Andrew.
And to all the denizens here, the same.
Salud, amor y dinero -- may you have good health, love and prosperity in the upcoming year.

Dec 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Season's Greetings to you too, and to all who frequent these aisles and cloisters.

The Bishop's Breathtaking Blog! Sometimes with wit, sometimes with horror, sometimes dismay, and sometimes with light and revelation. You need to take deep breaths and be faster on your feet than me to keep up. A couple of days to be taken off here? No problemo! - a chance to catch up a bit.

Dec 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

Thanks for all you do. A very happy Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterGeorgieH

Jack Hughes +1

And to all the BH regulars.

Thank you all for your insight, intelligence, humour and perspicacity.

While you lot bother to post here, there is still hope ...

Happy Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 at 6:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerryM

Have a very merry Christmas and thanks for all the information and entertainment.

Dec 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid S

BH and all regulars and lurkers,

Nollaig Chridheil

and lang may yer lum reek.

Dec 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

A very Happy Christmas to you and yours Bish! Thank you for all you do and the effort you put into it.

Many here and elsewhere will know me for the ridiculous Nom-de-blog I use - it was the result of drunken joke, as some will know - but my New Year's resolution is to 'come out'! That is, I wish to use my good family name in 2014 with a blog name of Harry Passfield.

Happy Christmas to you all here.

Harry Passfield

Dec 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterSnotrocket

Happy Christmas to you and yours Andrew and thanks for everything.

What chance we have a year like Grant B has just experienced down under, eh? We can dream.

Dec 24, 2013 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered Commentermiket

Happy Christmas to all. and especially the Bish. Great work.

Dec 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJustin Ert

Christmas morning here in Canberra, cooler than Brisvegas but that's one of the reasons I live here. ;)

Just watched the Humphrey Bogart/Peter Ustinov Christmas classic "We're No Angels" - wonderful stuff.

There will be feasting and laughter and an afternoon nap for this correspondent.

Hope that readers, their family and friends and the Bish himself have at least as good a day as I will.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 at 9:12 PM | Registered Commenterjohanna

Agus as Gaeilge:

Nollaig Shona Daoibh

PM Walsh

Dec 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterPM Walsh

I only follow three climate blogs: WUWT, JoNova, & Bishop Hill, each with its own personality. Many thanks for all the wonderful posts and comments. Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

Yes, the different personalities of climate blogs is truly a wonder. My top three are Climate Audit, Bishop Hill and Climate Etc. Blessing to all involved especially the hosts and other moderators.

Dec 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

Merry Christmas and merry meet good sceptics.

The fight is being won. The enemies of debate have resorted to censorship (see Reddit) rather than just trying to drown us out.
So they know the tide is against them.

Relax. Remember the Holy Birth. And come back refreshed for the final battle.
One more UK general election could finish this. The US will follow.

Merry Christmas, in truth!

Dec 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterM Courtney

Merry Christmas, one and all! (Raising my glass).

Dec 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Happy Christmas to all. This is the first Christmas I can ever recall leaving some 10's of thousands of homes in the SE without power on Christmas Eve and potentially Christmas Day itself, including it seems Nigel Farage...

but more seriously many elderly folk in rural locations with no other form of heating or light.

Dec 25, 2013 at 12:17 AM | Registered CommenterPharos

Thanks for all of your hard work Andrew and a merry Christmas to you and to your near ones.

Happy xmas to all of you lot as well - "we know who you are" as my headmaster used to say.

Dec 25, 2013 at 12:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

A pleasant 30C in Perth today.

The children of Perth won't know what snow is either. They don't know how lucky they are. Bloody awful stuff.

When people here complain about the rain. I usually respond, "At least you don't have to shovel it."

I almost always get a blank look, like I'm some kind of idiot.

Dec 25, 2013 at 2:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Bradley

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for your hard work and may it continue into 2014. Also Merry Christmas and a prosperous New year to all the readers and contributors of BH.

Dec 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterNeilC

jorgekafkazar, don't forget Australian Climate Madness, who have a story about a fake picture from Simon Imagin:

Here's the a real picture of Palm Island that they are building in Dubai:

And Simon Imagin has spread a story around Facebook that the picture is of someone destroying Great Barrier Reef:

I have screencaps of six more Facebook pages with that fake picture on.

Dec 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterjaymam

God rest ye merry, Zedsdeadbed
Applauding your dismay
The Catastrophic Global Warming Devil
Died this Christmas day
It had put us all in Satan's power
As science went astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Dec 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterMydogsgotnonose

Bah Humbug! Santa's stolen all those oil company cheques again. It's been very windy and the sprouts aren't responsible. The house developed a moat yesterday but it's almost gone again which means that drought conditions should be declared by Friday.

Happy Christmas.

Dec 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

thanks for your indefatigable efforts to make the world a better place. Hope you get your batteries fully recharged because there is still plenty of work to do in 2014

Dec 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM | Unregistered Commenterdolphinlegs

Merry Christmas. And may 2014 be our best year yet.

Dec 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

Merry Christmas to all - and thank you for fighting the good fight with such vigour.

Dec 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterUncle Badger

Merry Christmas and have a great New Year, Andrew. Thanks for all your hard work. It's been instructive and even inspiring at times, for this American following your Bishop-Hill blog.

Dec 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterMickey Reno

lets see in 2014 if we can end this stupid game of twisting science and save the world economy $1bn/day

Dec 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Nadolig Llawen and down with all the windmills covering Hen Wlad fy Nhadau. Thank you for all your hard work.

Dec 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM | Unregistered Commentermariwarcwm

Merry Christmas, Andrew (and Josh!) and to all who comment (or lurk) here. And many thanks for making this a virtual home away from home, so to speak! I'm quite sure that if I spent less time here (and at few other blogs!), I would get more written and posted on my own!

P.S. Harry Passfield, welcome in from the pseudonymous cold;-)

Dec 26, 2013 at 12:32 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Typical! BH has a well-earned rest just as the The Guardian's intrepid environmental reporter only goes and gets stuck in Antarctic sea ice. Nobody expected this:

Seems this is another unexpected Pause.

Dec 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheshirered

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Bishop/Andrew & all commentators/readers at BH.
as a blog with influence here in the UK, you are growing year by year.

bit late after my Xmas trip home to bonny Broxburn (dodging the new manmade extreme/windy/windy/stormy/winter showers weather on the way)

Dec 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM | Unregistered Commenterdougieh

Merry Christmas everyone. We just celebrated our Christmas today having only moved back into our home yesterday after being frozen out.

All is good. Peace on Earth and good will to everyone, even climate fanatics of all stripes.

Dec 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeff Norman

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