Shorter George Will:
Instead of honestly discussing the disagreements surrounding what I wrote about global cooling (from the 1970's), I shall instead, attack the New York Times story that reported on my column.
Other observations here: Media Matters
, Huffington Post (1
While several studies and media reports were commented upon (by Will and his critics), you can safely say this:
George Will asserts that the fact there is less sea ice in the northern hemisphere and more in the southern hemisphere - for a net change of nearly zero over three decades - means global warming is not happening.
Scientists see less-up-north, more-down-south as consistent with warming because, guess what? They are looking at two variables (and what they imply), not Will's one variable (the sum of the two).
By George Will's simplistic analysis, if two cars hurtle towards each other and collide, the change in total momentum is 0
, so nothing really bad happened. What a moron.