Several WaPo writers are giving their own George Will the “cold shoulder” for misleading readers about Arctic climate. In today’s article by Juliet Eilperin and Mary Beth Sheridan, they directly address George Will’s incorrect data:
The new evidence – including satellite data showing that the average multiyear wintertime sea ice cover in the Arctic in 2005 and 2006 was nine feet thick, a significant decline from the 1980s – contradicts data cited in widely circulated reports by Washington Post columnist George F. Will that sea ice in the Arctic has not significantly declined since 1979.
On the Post’s weather blog, Andrew Freedman calls out Will in his headline: “Will Misleads Readers on Climate Science – Again.” And follows up with this:
Will appears to have borrowed this nugget from climate change skeptic web sites, which have elevated the argument that global warming has stopped or reversed to the status of an Internet ‘meme.’ However, it has been debunked time and again.
Grist has more.