So, last year, Joe Romm at the always useful Climate Progress drafted, on their one year anniversary, a list of the top 10 climate blogs (based on the currency of the blogosphere – Technorati Rankings). It was a really useful list, as it made a lot of sites aware of each other and our relative positions in traffic and links.
Well, it has been a bit more than a year and I thought it might be valuable to review the list, with new additions. A year is a long time in the blogosphere, so lets see if there have been some major changes.
So lets reprise last years list, with the old ranks in parentheses:
New Ranking – Blog – Last Year’s Ranking – Tagline
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 Opinion
7. 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.”
However, it isn’t quite a fair list – as there are climate writers on more broadly focused sites, and blogs on sustainability and climate, such as Dot Earth. Or of course, Warming Law, which has changed addresses and reset their ranking.
Editor’s Note: I am really proud that It’s Getting Hot in Here can arguably be called one of the top 5 climate blogs in the world and that we have almost tripled our number of visitors, increased our ranking, and doubled our number of contributors – including adding writers from around the world – but we could do a lot more. Just wait to see what we can develop in the lead up the climate negotations in Poland and through Power Vote. Thanks to everyone that links to us!