First posts went up July 26.
Total views @ Aug. 31 – 2454
July 2012 - 567
Aug. 2012 – 1887
Over the last three weeks, views have been >600/week, an average of 91/day.
Largest spikes in readership were generated not by new posts (surprise!) but by media coverage:
1) television, newspaper and radio interviews associated with my lecture at the University of Toronto Aug. 14, “Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change”;
2) one of my posts was featured at Climate Depote on Aug. 31.
I am happy to report that so far, all of the comments I have received via the “comments/tips” page have been positive.
No one has yet asked for references. So, just to be clear, I am happy to send pdfs of any references I cite in my posts (if I have them – not always available, e.g. book chapters). Simply use the “Requests” contact page. Just because you don’t have access to a university library should not mean you can’t get to the science. Don’t take my word for anything – if you have doubts about what the research papers say, go to the source. Just ask!
I felt one comment by a reader was worth posting, so with their permission, I added it to the post as an update. Another commenter sent me photos, which I happily added, noted as an update.
I’ve got some interesting posts lined up, including another book review – stay tuned.
Enjoy the rest of your long weeekend.
PS. Huge thanks to Tom Nelson for highlighting my posts and Hilary Ostrov for technical advice to this novice blogger.