Now, the Klimazwiebel is for two months in operation. On February 7, we had almost 59, 000 clicks and almost 100 postings.
It seems we are the only blog focussing on climate issues with a writing team made up of both natural science and social/cultural science contributors. It seems that we have maintained a relatively civilized way of communication, with only little ranting; hardly no need to remove contributions (when they are insuilting or have no relevance for the issues discussed). Indeed, I hope that the frequency of "Anonymous" showing up, spitting out a categorial often stupid statement, will further descrease. That some people prefer to not give their regular name, I have understanding for. But, please use an alias, so that we others are able to recognize your different statements.
For me the Hegerl-bet was a highlight. Who will win the bet will not be decisive for the climate debate, but it adds a sportive element to the debate; indicates a willingness to deal with opposing opinions in an friendly manner.
We know also a bit more about the crowd participating - likely, the majority of us are Wissenschaftler, most are Europeans, about 40% Germans. I will continue the surveys among the participants (admitting that the results are not representative) - and ask in the next round from which disciplinary background people are coming. If among you readers there are suggestions for other questions, please let me know.