The most popular posts of 2009
Below are all the posts written this year that were viewed by 12,000 or more people. These numbers don’t count views by my subscribers, who don’t show up in any of my stats unless they click on link and visit Climate Progress.
This list is perhaps a better introduction to Climate Progress than the most-discussed posts of 2008, since it is basically driven by what the rest of the blogosphere thinks are the best and most timely CP posts.
Regular readers can probably figure out what post written this year was (easily) my most widely read — viewed by over 63,000 people! Hint: It was certainly the most linked to and talked about post I did this year — particularly since the subjects of the post came after me. But I was quickly vindicated by independent analysis and reporting — and leading writers and bloggers picked up and expanded on my key points — so it became the most influential post I did this year.
12,239 Views: Let’s look at one of the illegally hacked emails in more detail “” the one by NCAR’s Kevin Trenberth on “where the heck is global warming?”
12,434: An open letter to graduate students and young scientists in fields related to climate research from Dr. Judith Curry regarding hacked CRU emails
14018: How the world can (and will) stabilize at 350 to 450 ppm: The full global warming solution
14,297: Exclusive analysis, Part 1: The staggering cost of new nuclear power
15400: High Water: Greenland ice sheet melting faster than expected and could raise East Coast sea levels an extra 20 inches by 2100 “” to more than 6 feet
16,981: Is the global economy a Ponzi scheme?
17185: Here’s what we know so far: CRU’s emails were hacked, the 2000s will easily be the hottest decade on record, and the planet keeps warming thanks to us! The NY Times blows the story.
20201: NOAA says “El Ni±o arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10″³ “” and that means record temperatures are coming and this will be the hottest decade on record
23,293: An introduction to global warming impacts: Hell and High Water
24492: Meet Lindsey Graham, the conservative gamechanger who just made a climate bill likely
28933: How hot is Australia? Only the koala know for sure.
63096: Error-riddled ‘Superfreakonomics': New book pushes global cooling myths, sheer illogic, and “patent nonsense” “” and the primary climatologist it relies on, Ken Caldeira, says “it is an inaccurate portrayal of me” and “misleading” in “many” places.