The New Top 10 Climate Blogs

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!

8 Responses to “The New Top 10 Climate Blogs”


  1. 1 Jesse Jenkins Sep 23rd, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Congrats to you Richard, and to everyone here who’s helped make ItsGettingHotInHere.org one of the top-ranked climate sites in the world. We’re in good company on that list.

  2. 2 Michael Sep 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Denialist sites need not apply? I can think of a couple that would have made it onto this list, with the likely highest of them (climate audit) ranked at number 5.

  3. 3 coby Sep 24th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations to you! Real Climate is a well deserved #1, I have seen other rankings where they are not even close, which does not make sense.

    A Few Things Ill Considered (mine, was #2 now #9) has a new home:
    http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered

    but the old site remains higher ranked, the new not on the radar! I’m not sure what to do about that except wait it out I suppose….

    The How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic has moved and grown as well:
    http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2008/07/how_to_talk_to_a_sceptic.php

    Keep up the good work!

  4. 4 vivek khandelwal Feb 21st, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Hey..

    Great list..
    Came across list of nother blog that deserves to be on this list .
    Check it out
    http://indiaclimatesolutions.com/blog

  5. 5 Clay Barham Nov 7th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    2008 saw what NASA called the Sun’s “blankest year” where 266 of the year’s 366 days, there were no sunspots. Sunspot counts for 2009 have been very low, too. This all begs the question: does solar activity have a long-term effect here on Earth? Times of depressed solar activity correspond with times of global cold. From 1645 to 1715, few if any sunspots were seen and Western Europe entered a virtual deep-freeze known as the Little Ice Age. Times of increased solar activity have corresponded with global warming. The 12th and 13th centuries, when the Sun was active, European climate was quite mild. Experts predict that the current solar cycle will peak in 2013 with a below-average number of sunspots. The Sun should remain calm for at least another year. Of course, all this disruption is caused by the lighter-than-air carbon dioxide America has produced in the past few decades. These light gases rise to the sun and disrupt the magnetic causes for sunspots, altering the averages of sunspot activity. The effects on the under developed world is extreme, causing wars, famines and revolutions which disturb the compassionate dictatorships and the order they provide. It must stop! America must be shut down by the Obama Administration, beginning with elimination of the middle class and all its outrageous demands for goods and services. This should be in line with an Al Gore project.

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Richard, VP, Business Development for Ethical Electric is a veteran of online organizing and online media, clean energy entrepreneurship, and mission-related investing. The founder of Fired Up Media and Editor of It's Getting Hot in Here, he served as VP of Project Finance for Solar Mosaic, the Online Organizer for the Webby-nominated, 17 million person TckTckTck campaign and as an angel investor in and board member to startups, such as Skyline Innovations, Faraday Bicycles, and SumofUs.org. He graduated from the Center for Progressive Leadership's Executive Fellowship and the NextGen Fellowship in Mission Related Investing, as well as Macalester College, where he developed the first student-led Clean Energy Revolving Fund. He also has been known to collect and use cooking equipment from around the world and might just make you something, if you ask nicely.

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