A little frustration of reading our blog—or so we’ve heard from readers—is that it’s hard to keep up. No surprise there: In 2007, we posted around 290 pieces on the blog, more than one per weekday. It’s hard even for us to read ’em all.
So in the spirit of recycling, here are links to reader favorites from this year, as well as some of our picks for categories we created. Please feel free to add your own picks and pans in comments. And while we’re at it, thanks to our blog readers—some 200,000 of you this year—for reading, commenting, and keeping us on our toes. Keep it coming!
Most popular posts, in order:
- The most popular posts of the year were two recent posts on the surprising math of mpg: 18 is enough and How SUVs can save the climate
- My Toxic Water Bottles
- Car-head: The opening salvo to Alan’s “Bicycle Neglect “series (related posts The Wheel World and What Bike Friendly Looks Like were just after Car-head in popularity).
- The United States of Climate Change (Again)
- Minimum Wage’s Minimal Effect on Unemployment
- I Know Why the Caged Nerd Sings
- One Mile from Home: A 2006 post from Alan’s car-less series.
- The Weakest Link: Second post in the Bicycle Neglect series
- Sorry Climate, I had to Clean my Keyboard
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Fuels Rush In
I Know Why the Caged Nerd Sings, of course, is in its own category of punny
Most controversial (at least in title)
Blame Canada for Climate Change
Al Gore Is So Wrong
Geekiest: Lots of contenders here, but we’ll choose Playing with Food for its useful gorging on food data.
A Green Wave Shall Lift all Boats, says Van Jones
Most applicable to your personal life
What’s Your Walk Score?
A Furnace that Warms my Heart
Prius Smackdown, Round 2
Most influential: Hard to say, but we’ll guess: Clark’s post on the climate impact of new highway lanes (and the accompanying analysis) has been cited in transportation debates from Puget Sound to Paris and from Vancouver, BC to India.
Sorry, Climate, I Had to Dust My Keyboard wins most speedily influential; it’s inspired Seattle to take steps towards phasing out compressed chemical dusters.