Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Take THAT, George Will!

A good piece in today's Washington Post, demolishing the pro-polluter propaganda recently spewed by alleged pundit George Will.
http://blogforcleanair.blogspot.com/2009/02/science-update-whos-giving-george-will.html

Today's piece in the Post notes that the Arctic ice is indeed shrinking to record levels:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/04/07/ST2009040700783.html

New Data Show Rapid Arctic Ice Decline
Proportion of Thicker, More Persistent Winter Cover Is the Lowest on Record

By Juliet Eilperin and Mary Beth Sheridan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, April 7, 2009; A03

The Arctic sea ice cover continues to shrink and become thinner, according
to satellite measurements and other data released yesterday, providing further
evidence that the region is warming more rapidly than scientists had
expected...

The new evidence -- including satellite data showing that the average
multiyear wintertime sea ice cover in the Arctic in 2005 and 2006 was nine feet
thick, a significant decline from the 1980s -- contradicts data cited in widely
circulated reports by Washington Post columnist George F. Will that sea ice in
the Arctic has not significantly declined since 1979.


1 comment:

Lucy O said...

That George Will really is a sanctimonious hypocrite, isn't he?

Remember when he was cheating on his wife, and she tossed his belongings out into the street.

And he acts like some sort of moral paragon? Oh, please!!