Here’s the first update on how the Honeycutt Climate Bet For Charity is going so far.
Not bad I’d say.
UPDATE 1: The pledges are coming in. Neil M has just pledged $1000! I’m assuming this is a good-faith pledge, and no reason to doubt it. We are now getting close to the $2000 mark!!
The bet is: will the 2011-2020 decade be warmer or cooler than the last one?
I’ve decided to call it the Honeycutt Climate Bet For Charity because the whole thing was initiated by Rob Honeycutt (robhon) here. Lately I’ve had a couple of e-mail exchanges with Rob, and I have to say that he’s genuinely a good guy. I have no doubt he is serious about this bet. And he expressed his gratitude that it’s for a good cause.
If you are interested in joining this bet, you can read about it here. It’s very uncomplicated. Just leave a comment making your pledge, and I’ll put your user name, e-mail address and amount on a list. That’s it! We’ll come knocking in 2021.
All winnings will be donated to a charity organisation for children in dire need, yet to be decided.
Here’s the list of pledges so far. If you want to make changes, just let me know. Newcomers are welcome! Amounts are in US dollars.
The Cool Side
1. P Gosselin $100
2. speake 10
3. Ed Caryl 10
4. R. de Haan 10
5. Mindert Eiting 50
6. BargHumer 10
7. Ike 20
8. Scotchman 70
9. B. D. 5
10. ArndB 25
11. Freddie Stoller 100
12. Asim 70
13. Norman Agran 100
Total $ 580.00
The Warm Side
1. Rob Honeycutt $ 380
2. dana (skepticalscience.com) 100
3. Dappledwater 100
Total: $ 580.00
Please note that Rob Honeycutt says he is ready to match all the bets from the cool side, up to $5000.00. That’s very generous of him.
Also, payment will be made once the bet is decided, i.e. 2021. If you think inflation and/or lack of interest paid, etc. will erode the amount, then please just add a little more to your pledge. Again, we want to keep it simple.
There’s a lot more room for more bets. Hope more will join. Thanks.