Facts Are Stubborn Things: George Will and Climate Change
February 28, 2009
To paraphrase the conservative columnist's favorite president, "There you go again, George." George Will has been one of my favorite intellectual sparring partners for a long time, a favorite more recently because he had the guts to publicly recognize the disaster that was George W. Bush's presidency. But in his latest Washington Post column, George and I have a pretty big, loud disagreement. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to see Will embracing the idea of recycling, but I'm very troubled that he is recycling errors of fact to challenge the science on global warming. I'm even more troubled that Will used his Feb. 15 column not only to cast doubt on sound science, but also to denigrate the work of two fine scientists.