Anthony Watts' Watts Up With That? blog is hosted by Wordpress, a blog host that works best for bloggers who post a few articles each week. Anthony and his crew post several articles per day, and trying to hunt down old articles is a bit frustrating. There is a search mechanism, but that seems limited to keywords in the original article. You can also look at a day's posts, but that's an inefficient way to browse through old articles.
The top bar (with labels from "Home" to "WUWT stuff" goes to permanent posts that are updated frequently, sometimes automatically, sometimes manually. The most important label is "Resource Pages". When you hover the cursor over it, a submenu appears listing the the various domains WUWT covers. The most popular of these is the Sea Ice Reference Page. Many readers like to follow the progression of Arctic sea ice extent each summer because of the frequent handwringing from Al Gore and the NSIDC about how soon we'll have an ice free Arctic. Given that we've only had good data for this since polar satellites started returning images of ice cover, no one can make authoritative predictions for the current season, let alone the next.
The right side nav bar is a potpourri of information and links to internal and external sites. The search box searches the content WUWT posts but not the comments. It's a good way to hunt down some post on a subject you remember reading about. Some images are links to internal reference pages, some of those, like the ENSO meter, are kept current so are doubly useful. Anthony's lists of other blogs and writings is unique in some go to blogs that are major detractors of WUWT, most of which disparage WUWT but don't link to it.
Everything else is pretty much self explanatory. It changes frequently enough so a periodic check is worthwhile to see what's new and what you've forgotten about.
Monthly - This is good to check if you know approximately when something happened and want to look for relevant posts. Even better, this is a good way to see what else was happening then.
Categories - This is good to check if you are interested in particular topics. Even better, if you are looking for topics to be interested in, check out the list.
You can also use the right side nav bar to find the same information displayed as WordPress see fit. This includes some text at the beginning of each post. My pages only have the date, title, number of comments, and everything is in a single web page. They both have their merits.
The list below has the posts for the last two weeks and are a good way to see which posts have active discussions.
However, WUWT Nation is full of people who've learned chemistry the fun way, from 1960's chemical sets to making their own rocket fuel. They (we!) hijacked the thread to reminisce about all the chemistry that society (and Homeland Security) frown upon today. Enjoy! BTW, the link goes to the first comment, if you want to read about depressing chemistry sets, you'll have to scroll up.
Guest poster Willis Eschenbach always comes up with fascinating posts. Even his autobiographical posts are remarkable. He's collected An Index to Willis's Writings up to May 2011 and deserves this special entry here.
|Daily summary||Total WUWT
views to date
|WUWT index page for 2020 Aug 4||426,564,514|
|In a warming world, New England’s trees are storing more carbon||15||15|
|NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests #COVID19 Not As Deadly as Thought.||178||178|
|The conservative’s guide to acting on climate change||48||48|
|“World War Zero”: Former Republican Governors Demand Action on Climate Change||98||98|
|The Dirty Secrets of “Clean” Electric Vehicles||91||91|
|UAH Global Temperature Update for July 2020: +0.44 deg C||122||122|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Aug 3||426,490,165|
|How Climate Change Panic Costs us Trillions||65||44|
|About Those ‘Green Energy’ Unicorns…||47||21|
|“An obstacle to electoral success”: Aussie Left Feuding Over Climate Policy||47||8|
|Phys.org: “Climate change and COVID-19: The denial playbook is the same”||161||6|
|Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #418||8||0|
|Study: Ancient Volcanic Cooling Caused Wine Producing Towns in the Negev Desert to be Abandoned||39||4|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Aug 2||426,421,817|
|NASA sun data helps new model predict big solar flares||21||0|
|Pacific Islands must stop relying on foreign aid to adapt to climate change, because the money won’t last||48||0|
|Flogging Unreliable Energy By Extension Cord To Singapore Looks Like An Outrageous Fraud||84||3|
|EV obsession may catch UK automotive ‘sleeping at the wheel’, says Cambria boss||107||2|
|A favourite lie of the environmental movement takes another blow||151||10|
|Satellite survey shows California’s sinking coastal hotspots||79||1|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Aug 1||426,352,683|
|British Academics: Delay is the new Climate Denial||70||0|
|Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?||88||7|
|Biden’s false climate promises||50||0|
|Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Takes Another Hit||246||9|
|BBC Radio 4 vs Rush Limbaugh: “How They Made Us Doubt Everything” Episode 6 “Reposition Global Warming as theory, not fact”||64||4|
|How to improve climate modeling and prediction||61||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 31||426,289,511|
|Social Scientists Predict Large Imminent Climate Change Drop in GDP and Foreign Aid||49||0|
|Surprise! Aussie Bushfire Climate Change Outrage Pivots into an Activist Demand for Cash||30||0|
|The Dangers of Narrative Journalism||78||1|
|Wired: “Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid”||297||1|
|Increasing Arctic freshwater is driven by climate change||57||0|
|Trump Recovers Taxpayer Cash On A $1 Billion Obama-Backed Solar Plant That Was Obsolete Before Ever Going Online||85||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 30||426,222,264|
|Claim: Unwelcome sea change: new research finds coastal flooding may cost up to 20% of global economy by 2100||79||0|
|The Guardian: “The Four Types of Climate Denier…”||167||1|
|North Atlantic climate far more predictable following major scientific breakthrough||111||0|
|ALERT: Warmist Eric Holthaus admits it: ‘The climate emergency isn’t about science, it’s about justice’||155||0|
|A snapshot of melting Arctic sea ice during the summer of 2018||105||0|
|Mars Perseverance Rover opens daily launch window on Thursday, July 30, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.||40||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 29||426,148,574|
|UK Academics Advocate Silencing Dissent on Climate Change and Covid-19||143||0|
|The Deadliest Animal in the World||126||3|
|Hump Day Hilarity – BANNED by Big Tech||320||0|
|Academic Freedom VS JCU: Reef Scientist Peter Ridd Vows to Fight On||62||0|
|Six good years in a row for the polar bear subpopulation used to predict species demise||51||0|
|What Greta missed from skipping school: Presentation by Willie Soon||44||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 28||426,063,042|
|Peter Gleick Sticks Up for Malthusianism||112||0|
|Food Security in a Post-Covid World||68||0|
|Guardian: Funding Artists Could Save Us from Covid-19||58||0|
|Dr Stella Immanuel V Dr. Fauci-TKO. HCQ Championed.||608||0|
|Court Decision: Interim Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Metric||35||0|
|BBC Climate Documentary: “How they Made Us Doubt Everything”||146||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 27||425,960,957|
|If Facebook is any indicator, @RealDonaldTrump will win #2020Election by a blowout||372||0|
|Admission: Climate Litigation is Tool to Make Industry Bend a Knee||43||0|
|Why herd immunity to COVID-19 is reached much earlier than thought – update||142||0|
|New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth||233||4|
|Mediterranean Sea was 2 degrees hotter during Roman Empire||87||0|
|Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #417||7||0|
|One Fish, Two Fish, Sturddlefish||85||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 26||425,879,091|
|Alaska is getting wetter. That’s bad news for permafrost and the climate||80||0|
|FT: Big Fund Managers are Demanding Climate Action. But the USA is Leading a Pushback||54||0|
|Is the demise of polar bears being exaggerated to keep extinction panic alive?||114||0|
|UK Journo Embarrasses Green Transport Minister||82||0|
|Greta Takes a Side||98||0|
|Mystery Mislabeled Seed Packets from China Being Received in Utah and Virginia||125||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 25||425,797,656|
|Slate: The First Undeniable Climate Change Deaths||71||0|
|Does Universal Mask Wearing Decrease or Increase the Spread of COVID-19?||426||0|
|UNSW Report Mixes Climate Change with Chinese Legal Reform||32||0|
|Humans inhabited North America in the depths of the last Ice Age, but didn’t thrive until the climate warmed||220||0|
|Citizen science at heart of new study showing COVID-19 seismic noise reduction||21||0|
|Chaos and Weather||135||2|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 24||425,737,034|
|Settled Science? New Climate Study Shifts the Goalposts to 2.6-3.9C||143||3|
|Lawsuit: Aussie Government Not Applying Climate Disclosure Rules to Government Bonds||50||0|
|Modern Ancient Temperatures||147||0|
|Democrats’ Green New Deal would make US reliance on China much worse||92||0|
|Michael Schellenberger: “Apocalypse Never” Slide Deck||54||0|
|When a bird changes its song . . .||86||0|
|WUWT index page for 2020 Jul 23||425,676,244|
|Australia Considers a New Household Solar Energy “Export” Tax||123||0|
|Site Move Cancelled||188||0|
|University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose||92||0|
|The Media is Now Opinion-Checking||122||0|
|NYT Slams Bjørn Lomborg’s New Climate Economics Book||115||0|
N.B. The following was written for the old WordPress system, however, WUWT is really running now on Pressable, a similar but different system. Much of the following is out of date, it's also mostly superceded by https://wattsupwiththat.com/test-2/ which is equally out-of-date.
I hope to be working on them soon.Neither WUWT nor WordPress provide much documentation for the HTML formatting permitted in comments. There are only a few commands that are useful, and a few more that are pretty much useless.
A typical HTML formatting command has start and end pieces and has general form of <name>text to be formatted</name>. A common mistake is to forget the ending. Until WordPress gets a preview function, we have to live with it.
N.B. WordPress handles some formatting very differently than web browsers do. A post of mine shows these and less useful commands in action at WUWT.
|b (bold)||This is <b>bold</b> text||This is bold text||Command strong does the same|
|i (italics)||This is <i>italicized</i> text||This is italicized text||Command em (emphasize) does the same|
|a (anchor)||See <a href=http://wermenh.com>My home page</a>||See My home page||A URL by itself (with a space on either side) is often adequate in WordPress, e.g. See http://wermenh.com|
|blockquote (indent text)||My text
More of my text
quoted textMore of my text
|Quoted text can be many paragraphs long. WordPress italicizes quoted text (and the <i> command enters normal text).|
|strike||This is <strike>text with strike</strike>||This is
|pre ("preformatted" - use for monospace display)||<pre>These lines are bracketed<br>with <pre> and </pre>||
These lines are bracketed
|Preformatted text, generally done right. Use it when you have a table or something else that will look best in monospace. Each space is displayed, something that <code> (next) doesn't do.|
|code (use for monospace display)||<code>Wordpress handles this very differently</code>||
||See http://wattsupwiththat.com/resources/#comment-65319 to see what this really does.|
|iframe||<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yaBNjTtCxd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>||Useful for including Youtube videos, see below.|
The following commands appear to work only in replies to comments or in block quotes. There seems to be no explanation of why or how WordPress does this. I assume it's a bug, I assume they meant to prevent these commands from passing through at all. It may be that they let almost anything else through too. Oh my, these only work for me if I'm logged into my WordPress account (they don't work if I use my FaceBook account). It may be they work only because I have the ability to post new articles.
Bottom line: don't expect the following to work....
|u (underline)||This is <u>underlined</u> text||This is underlined text||Why, WordPress, why?|
|hr (horizontal rule)||<hr>This has hr commands before and after the text<hr>||
This has hr commands before and after the text
|There's no ending command. You're expected to use <hr /> commands.|
|h1||<h1>Header size 1</h1>||
Header size 1
|These are used for section headers in long web pages, so may not be all that useful or welcome on WUWT. On my browser they display large blue sans-serif text.|
|h2||<h2>Header size 2</h2>||
Header size 2
|h3||<h3>Header size 3</h3>||
Header size 3
|h4||<h4>Header size 4</h4>||
Header size 4
|Levels 4, 5, and 6 all seem to do the same thing. They display small black text, subsequent text is normal size and hence bigger. In a reply, the header is in a serif font, in a block quote, it's a sans serif font like the rest of the quote.|
|h5||<h5>Header size 5</h5>||
Header size 5
|h6||<h6>Header size 6</h6>||
Header size 6
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yaBNjTtCxd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> </iframe>
You can change the size of the frame to display by selecting one in the "Video size" menu below, I suggest not copying the width and height attributes, WordPress should choose a large size.
Copy and paste the HTML into your comment and it WordPress will generate something like:
Nevertheless, there are very useful characters that are most reliably entered as HTML character entities:
|Type this||To get||Notes|
|<||<||Less than sign|
Left angle bracket
|°||°||Degree (Use with C and F, but not K (kelvins))|
|Superscripts (use 8304, 185, 178-179, 8308-8313 for digits 0-9)|
|Subscripts (use 8320-8329 for digits 0-9)|
|ñ||ñ||For La Niña & El Niño|
|±||±||Plus or minus|
| ||Like a space, with no special processing (i.e. word wrapping or multiple space discarding)|
|>||>||Greater than sign|
Right angle bracket
N.B. this is generally not needed
The "#<label>" at the end of the URL tells a browser where to start the page view. It reads the page from the Web, searches for the label and starts the page view there. As noted above, Wordpress will create a link for you, you don't need to add an <a> command around it.
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Written 2009 Dec 5, last updated 2019 Jun 17.