Watts takes home Bloggies

His blog wins two awards

Local radio weather prognosticator Anthony Watts tells us he is the 2012 recipient of two coveted Bloggie Awards. The Bloggies are handed out on the same night as the Oscars and thus get overlooked a bit. Awards are determined by Internet users who vote online for their favorites. You can even watch online as awards are presented every five minutes.

There are 30 categories, ranging from Best Kept Secret Weblog to Best Pet or Animal Weblog. Watts’ site, “Watts Up With That,” is concerned with the ongoing debate over the issue of human-caused climate change and has been online since 2006.

In this 12th year of the Bloggies, for the second consecutive year Watts (pictured) took home Best Science Blog, beating out “Gizmodo,” “Mashable” and “TechCrunch.” He also won the Lifetime Achievement award, beating out “Mommy Wants Vodka,” “The Pioneer Woman,” “Joe. My. God” and “The Dish.”