Readers and commentators must learn to share some practices with scientists — following up on sources, taking scientific knowledge seriously rather than cherry-picking misleading bits of information, and applying critical thinking to the weighing of evidence. That, in the end, is all that good science really is. It’s also what good journalism and commentary alike must strive to be — now more than ever.
There is also a letter from the WMO correcting Will’s misrepresentation of the WMO data.
I don’t think this excuses the Post from their obligation to publish a correction to Will’s columns.
Mooney rounds up responses on his blog.