Can't wait for the Yglesias response:
George Will has penned a number of skeptical-about-global-warming essays [A
] which prompted Matthew Yglesias to pen spirited replies about Will and the Washington Post
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 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.