Australian Climate Madness nominated for 2012 Bloggie

Best ANZ blog

Thanks to you kind readers, Australian Climate Madness is one of five blogs nominated for the 2012 Bloggie award for Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog. Jo Nova has also been nominated in the same category, and Watts Up With That has been nominated for Best Sci/Tech and Lifetime Achievement awards. Congrats to both of them.

Go here to vote – for ACM of course! Also vote for WUWT and CA in the other categories if you so wish.

Voting closes on Sunday February 19th with the winners announced on Sunday February 26th.

Thanks once again for your support! It is much appreciated!


Shameless plug: Bloggies 2012

Bloggies 2012

If any readers feel like nominating ACM for a Bloggie award in the Best Australian and New Zealand blog, I would be most honoured.

We have no chance of winning this prestigious award, but if we get into the shortlist we may generate some publicity for the message we are trying to communicate, which can only be a good thing. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas from ACM

ACM Towers chewing through plenty of coal-fired electricity

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas (or happy holidays if you prefer) and health and happiness for 2012.


ACM on vacation

ACM will be taking a break for a while. Other priorities are demanding more of my attention for the time being, and the passing of the pointless carbon tax into law seemed an appropriate juncture for a time out.

Keep checking the blog roll on the right for the latest news on the fight against global climate madness.

ACM will be blogging again soon.

Cheers, Simon

ACM is 3 years old today

Post-carbon tax birthday cake

Three years of Australian Climate Madness, 2,100 posts, nearly 8,000 comments, and now over 5,000 fans on Facebook.

Despite the fact that we have seen the back of Kevin Rudd, the ETS and Malcolm Turnbull, we are still staring down the barrel of a pointless carbon tax, the sole purpose of which is to appease the Greens and keep Julia Gillard in the Lodge. There is much work still to do.

Just a reminder that you can subscribe to the ACM email – you will receive at most ONE email each day when there is new content on the site. Just use the subscribe box at the top of the right sidebar.

Thanks to all my readers for your support!

P.S. Want to check out what ACM looked like in October 2009? Click here.

New look for ACM

ACM is trialling a new look – more modern, cleaner, less cluttered, and most importantly, easier to read. Features will be tweaked over the coming weeks.

Leave your feedback in the comments and let us know what you think.


A note about comments

ACM encourages open debate and comments on its stories, but I would like to point out to anyone thinking of posting abuse or ad hominem rants that they will NOT be published. Full stop. The same goes for comments on Facebook, which are reviewed regularly and will be deleted if they do not meet the following basic requirements.

So don’t waste your time and mine, and stick to these tediously obvious commenting guidelines:

  • If you disagree with what is said on this site, make cogent, reasoned arguments for why you disagree.
  • Be polite and courteous, as all scientific discourse should be.
  • Leave out the name-calling and abuse.
  • Avoid anything potentially libellous (obviously)

If you abide by these simple rules, your comment will be published, although publication does not indicate endorsement by ACM.

Thanks for taking part in the discussions.

Blog Poll results

Poll results

Thanks to all who voted in the blog poll on ACM’s web performance. Nearly 95% voted that pages loaded “very quickly” or “reasonably” quickly, with nearly two-thirds saying they loaded “very quickly”.

I apologise to the few that found the site loaded slowly, but I think the reason for that may be out of my control. So it appears the server is coping well at the moment, and a migration to another hosting provider is not required at this stage…

Thanks again, Simon

Light posting

ACM is taking a short break. Posting will be light until end of April.

As always, the blog roll on the right will keep you informed!

Happy New Year from ACM

New Year's Eve at Sydney Harbour, 2010

Just back from the 9pm fireworks at Sydney Harbour in time to wish all ACM readers a very happy and prosperous 2011.

To quote from Doug L Hoffman on The Resilient Earth:

Be safe, enjoy the interglacial (while it lasts) and, most importantly, stay sceptical.

Now for some champagne!


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