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Latest George Will atrocity

Carl Zimmer summarizes: In earlier days, Will liked to claim the World Meteorological Organization as an authority when he wrote that there has been no global warming since 1998. Now that the World Meteorological Organization has set things straight, he’s claiming a columnist at National Review as his authority. That’s quite an upgrade. Actually, it’s…

Correction

In my post on the Washington Post‘s refusal to correct this false statement by George Will: According to the University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center, global sea ice levels now equal those of 1979″ I also referred to the “University of Illinois’ Arctic Climate Research Center”. But the correct name, clearly given at the…

George Will’s shameless dishonesty about global warming continues. Will responds to the very tardy publication by the Washington Post of a letter from the WMO correcting Will’s misrepresentation of their data by again misrepresenting WMO data. Carl Zimmer: Does the Post read its own letters? Does it remember them? Do they think if you add…

George Will lies like a rug

George Will has in an interview in the Pittsburgh Tribune where he repeats the whoppers from his column: A: The critics completely ignored — as again, understandably — the evidence I gave of the global cooling hysteria of 30 years ago. Q: They like to pretend that there really wasn’t any hysteria back then. A:…

In Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander’s column on George Will he notes that he received thousands of emails demanding corrections to Will’s column, and eventually concedes that Will’s sea ice claim was false and should have caught by the fact checkers, The editors who checked the Arctic Research Climate Center Web site believe it did…

Carl Zimmer tells the whole story of how the Washington Post declared that George Will was entitled to his own facts. The latest development since my previous post is that instead of a correction, Will has produced a new column with more misrepresentations of the science. Joe Romm has already critiqued it, but I want…

I didn’t write about George Will’s recent global warming denial piece, because his numerous errors have been well documented. Even Nate Silver joined in. But I can’t let the latest development pass. The Washington Post has refused to make any corrections to his column. Why not?: Alan Shearer, the Washington Post Writers Group editorial director,…