At a time when there is big controversy going on concerning George Will’s February 15 column, why on earth did this scientific institute–centrally involved in the issue–not leave their refutation of Will concerning sea ice up on their website?
True, the refutation has been quoted a ton, and so it has entered the public record. But why isn’t the Arctic Climate Research Center proud to be taking a stand for the knowledge it produces? Do the people there just want to keep their heads down?
That would be unfortunate, in my mind. If science produces real, policy relevant knowledge, then that knowledge is worth standing up for. Period. And we journalists and bloggers need the help of the scientific community for that purpose.