Jeeeeeeezus – more stupiditude from the Washington Post

George Will, writing this weekend as global-warming-denier-of-the-day for the WP, said:

According to the University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center, global sea ice levels now equal those of 1979.

Within hours, it seems, the center he quotes posted the following on its website:

We do not know where George Will is getting his information, but our data shows that on February 15, 1979, global sea ice area was 16.79 million sq. km and on February 15, 2009, global sea ice area was 15.45 million sq. km. Therefore, global sea ice levels are 1.34 million sq. km less in February 2009 than in February 1979. This decrease in sea ice area is roughly equal to the area of Texas, California, and Oklahoma combined.

 

It is disturbing that the Washington Post would publish such information without first checking the facts.

And it doesn’t get better… continue reading here

Update:  Nate Silver further demonstrates the lack of intellectual integrity of Will’s column  here  and here

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