2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 534 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 29mb. That’s about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was February 12th with 4,955 views. The most popular post that day was GISS manipulates climate data in Mackay (3rd Edition).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wattsupwiththat.com, joannenova.com.au, blogs.news.com.au, landshape.org, and climategate.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kenskingdom, kens kingdom, political science 101, kenskingdom.wordpress.com, and is australias getting wetter or drier.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


GISS manipulates climate data in Mackay (3rd Edition) February 2010


Political Science 101 March 2010


The Australian Temperature Record- Part 8: The Big Picture July 2010


The Australian Temperature Record: Part 1- Queensland May 2010


GISS Falsifies Record at Mount Isa March 2010

One Response to “2010 in review”

  1. val majkus Says:

    congratulations Ken; you deserve it
    now some temperature news for you
    Not the warmist year according to UAH but I wouldn’t bet against Jimmy making the claim.


    the funniest post I’ve read about the warmest year is Do We Care if 2010 is the Warmist Year in History? Posted on December 25, 2010 by Ira Glickstein, PhD
    The race at that time was between 1998 and 1934.
    (quoting) According to the latest from NASA GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies), 2010 is shaping up to be “the warmest of 131 years”, based on global data from January through November. They compare it to 2005 “2nd warmest of 131 years” and 1998 “5th warmest of 131 years”.

    We won’t know until the December data is in. Even then, given the level of noise in the base data and the wiggle room in the analysis, each of which is about the same magnitude as the Global Warming they are trying to quantify, we may not know for several years. If ever. GISS seems to analyze the data for decades, if necessary, to get the right answer.

    A case in point is the still ongoing race between 1934 and 1998 to be the hottest for US annual mean temperature…”

    Dr Glickstein then went through the adjustments to 1934/1998 and has a delightful graph showing 1998 on a ski lift and 1934 on a downhill run’

    (and after all that exercise by 1934 and 1998 her conclusion)
    OOPS, the hot race continued after the FOIA email! I checked the tabular data at GISS Contiguous 48 U.S. Surface Air Temperature Anomaly (C) today and, guess what? Since the Sato FOIA email discussed above, GISS has continued their taxpayer-funded work on both 1998 and 1934. The Annual Mean for 1998 has increased to 1.32ºC, a gain of a bit over an 11th of a degree (+0.094ºC), while poor old 1934 has been beaten down to 1.2ºC., a loss of about a 20th of a degree (-0.049ºC). So, sad to say, 1934 has lost the hot race by about an eighth of a degree (0.12ºC). Tough loss for the old-timer.


    The other interesting post I’ve read is
    2010 – where does it fit in the warmest year list?
    Posted on December 28, 2010 by Don J. Easterbrook
    (selectively quoting)
    Regardless of which year wins the temperature adjustment battle, how significant will that be? To answer that question, we need to look at a much longer time frame‒centuries and millennia….
    So where do the 1934/1998/2010 warm years rank in the long-term list of warm years? Of the past 10,500 years, 9,100 were warmer than 1934/1998/2010. Thus, regardless of which year ( 1934, 1998, or 2010) turns out to be the warmest of the past century, that year will rank number 9,099 in the long-term list.

    The climate has been warming slowly since the Little Ice Age (Fig. 5), but it has quite a ways to go yet before reaching the temperature levels that persisted for nearly all of the past 10,500 years.

    It’s really much to do about nothing.


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