This is the 2nd Christmas for climateaudit. Right now I feel like I’ve probably more got more posts to write than I did when I started. And AR4 hasn’t hit the presses yet. We’re probably going to hear more next year about 12,000 years than 1,000 years – so there’s going to be lots to talk about. More about ocean sediments and ice shelves and less about tree rings.
In our family, last year’s Christmas was dominated by the aftermath of my grandson’s severe head injury (from which he recovered miraculously). No such immediate cloud hangs over this year’s Christmas. The Christmas present that we hope for is an announcement that cystic fibrosis can be managed like diabetes. Our children and grandchildren are all in Toronto – so today will be a happy day and this will probably be my only computer time.
Last year, when we were only at post 471 as opposed to the present 978, I mentioned:
The blog has been both work and fun. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t like doing it and I wouldn’t do it if there wasn’t an audience. … The blog was John A’s idea and design and I’m glad that people other than me have thanked him for his efforts. I repeat my thanks. I’ve met some nice people through the process, sometimes in person, sometimes by email.
I repeat these sentiments. I met quite a few regular CA readers this year and made many new friends. Merry Christmas.