Last summer, on the one-year anniversary of Climate Progress, I put together a list of the top 10 climate blogs. For the sake of objectivity, I used Technorati, which ranks all blogs by “authority” (the number of blogs linking to it). The lower the rank the better.
One of the blogs on that list, It’s Getting Hot In Here, has updated it (old ranks in parenthesis):
10. Climate Feedback (46,821 — #9) — “An informal forum for debate and commentary on climate science.”9. A Few Things Ill Considered (35,362 — #2) — “A layman’s take on the science of Global Warming featuring a guide on How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic.”8. SolveClimate.com (23,600 — NEW) — Daily Climate News and Opinion7. Climate Ark (22,922 — #5) — “Climate Change and Global Warming Portal.”6. Climate of Our Future (15,042 — #8) — “A discussion on climate change.”5. It’s Getting Hot In Here (13,992 — #7) — “Dispatches from the youth climate movement.”4. Celsias (8,394 — #3) — “Cooling the planet one project at a time.”3. DeSmogBlog (6,671 — #4) — “Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science.”2. Climate Progress (4,359 — #6) — “An insider’s view of climate science, politics, and solutions.”
…and the reigning champ:1. RealClimate (3,222 — #1) — “Climate science from climate scientists.”
Yes, I’m now #2, which is one reason why I didn’t update it myself. Another reason is that there is more than one way to rank blogs.
You could, for instance, rank blogs by traffic using Alexa, which also allows you to directly compare different sites over time. But again, my modest amount of modesty dissuades me from doing so.
In any case, the blog-ranking business should, I think, be left to others — so they can take the heat for who is included and who is excluded, for what counts as a dedicated climate blog, and what doesn’t. Also, there are lots of others related websites that are certainly must reads, like Dot Earth.
In any case, if you are interested in keeping up to date on climate issues, then you should be regularly looking at several of the above blogs. I certainly do.