Thursday, October 01, 2009

Can't wait for the Yglesias response:

George Will has penned a number of skeptical-about-global-warming essays [A,B] which prompted Matthew Yglesias to pen spirited replies about Will and the Washington Post [A:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10; B:1]

Well, George Will has done it again. He cites a New York Times article about stable global temperatures, but fails to include this passage:
Scientists say the pattern of the last decade — after a precipitous rise in average global temperatures in the 1990s — is a result of cyclical variations in ocean conditions and has no bearing on the long-term warming effects of greenhouse gases building up in the atmosphere.
Shall we see Yglesias - over there busy in Europe - pick up on this latest Will column? Let's hope so. It's usually a good read.

UPDATE: Yglesias delivers.


George Will is so cold that he can stop global warming.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 10/02/2009 3:46 AM  

George Will has a reputation for being intelligent. I spent awhile last year diligently reading his columns, and I have no idea why anyone would think that of him.

He's not even a very good writer, at least in the context of an op-ed column.

It's not just that he's easily America's Most Overrated Columnist - he's just plain bad. He really may be the dregs of the WaPo op-ed page, and given the presence there of Cohen, Samuelson, and Krauthammer, that's really saying something.

By Blogger low-tech cyclist, at 10/02/2009 5:28 AM  

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