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I just sent Fred Hiatt a roughly 900 word oped, with references, that I believe soundly refutes George Will’s three central climate science claims from his February 15 column. I also make a larger, more resonant point. I hope the Post will publish the column–but you folks will see it in some form no matter…

In the wake of the latest developments in the George Will scandal, I sent him this: Dear Mr. Hiatt, [Introductory Comments]…I believe what I’ve called the “Republican War on Science” continues, and the George Will saga represents a stunning example. In my opinion, the Post editorial/oped page makes a terrible mistake by not correcting his…

George Will wrote another deceptive global warming column. It’s full of utter nonsense, retracts nothing, and pathetically tries to defend his previous errors: The column contained many factual assertions but only one has been challenged. The challenge is mistaken. This I can only call a lie. A blatant one. Many of the column’s incorrect factual…

It pains me to blog this. I think Andrew Revkin is one of our best science journalists, and I don’t criticize him easily. That might also explain why my taking a stand here is a bit tardy. Nevertheless, I, like many others, think Revkin really blew it with this article, which begins with the following…

This is big stuff–and thank goodness the Washington Post still handles global warming well in the news pages, if not on the editorial/op-ed page. The Obama administration has made an ingenious move: Its soon to be revealed budget relies, for revenue, upon the idea that Congress will pass cap and trade legislation, and this will…

The Coming Cap and Trade Debate

Obama really laid it down last night, no? He clearly said that even with the economy crushed, he wants a cap and trade bill to cut greenhouse gases this year. I know it’s a campaign promise and all, but I seriously wouldn’t have been surprised to see some de-emphasizing of this priority in light of…

I kinda suspected–but didn’t bother to prove–that George Will was recycling parts of his anti-global warming balderdashery, particularly his strained paragraph about global cooling in the 1970s, replete with misleading references. Well, Brad Johnson has done the work: It appears Will has a rotating (and very limited) set of global warming talking points that date…

According to CNN, former Governor Gary Locke (D-WA) is likely to be nominated by President Obama as our next Secretary of Commerce. Given NOAA accounts for up to 65% of the Commerce Department budget, you bet I’m eager to learn more. Among many duties, the incoming Secretary of Commerce faces enormous ocean related challenges so…

George Will vs. Nadya Suleman

Having recently emerged from the hospital, I’m catching up on the news I’ve missed–beginning with the Washington Post nonsense Chris has covered here. Apparently reporter George Will is about as informed on climate change as octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is on the fiscal responsibilities of raising children. There’s not much I’ll add that hasn’t already…

Over at Wonk Room, Brad Johnson is trying to get responses from the Post about why George Will is allowed to ignore fact and reality, and why the Post won’t run a correction of his errors. It’s pretty pathetic. The great conservative “intellectual”–Will–is apparently unaccountable. And you wonder why newspapers are failing today. I think…