This week is the one-year anniversary of Climate Progress, so I’ve been looking at CP’s place in the blogosphere. I wanted an objective ranking, so I decided to use Technorati, which ranks all blogs by “authority” (the number of blogs linking to it). The lower the rank the better.
I have listed only blogs whose primary focus is climate, which excluded favorites like The Intersection. But if I included that one, I’d have to include general environmental blogs like Gristmill and lots of energy-centric blogs, resulting in a not-very-useful list for global warming junkies. I have also omitted the (very few) top-ranked Denyer blogs (sorry Steve McIntrye) — the Denyers get far more attention than they deserve already.
Here goes (recent Technorati rank in parentheses):
10. Accuweather Climate Blog (39,249) — “Global warming news, science, myths, articles.” A good general interest climate blog.
9. Climate Feedback (34,124) — “An informal forum for debate and commentary on climate science.” A useful new blog, sponsored by Nature magazine. On the downside, you’ll have to endure posts by Roger Pielke, Jr.
8. Climate of Our Future (24,327) — “A discussion on climate change.” Another good general interest climate blog.
7. It’s Getting Hot In Here (20,428) — “Dispatches from the youth climate movement.” There is hope for the next generation after all!
6. Climate Progress (16,087) — “An insider’s view of climate science, politics, and solutions.” A fast-rising (relative) newbie.
5. Climate Ark (15, 917) — “Climate Change and Global Warming Portal.” A good blog and a great news feed.
4. DeSmogBlog (8,454) — “Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science.” A very good all-around climate blog.
3. Celsias (5,455) — “Cooling the planet one project at a time.” A (mostly) climate solutions website.
2. A Few Things Ill Considered (3968) — “A layman’s take on the science of Global Warming featuring a guide on How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.” As much a news feed as a blog, but both are great.
And the winner, by a landslide:
1. RealClimate (790) — “Climate science from climate scientists.” The mother of all climate blogs. The posts and the comments are both “must reads.”
Thank you to every blog that has linked to me. [If I have missed any dedicated climate blogs above a Technorati rank of 39,249 — please let me know.]