About that melting arctic ice cap

Here's one of the often shown graphics from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, showing extent (not area) of arctic sea ice: While not quite chart junk, its clear message is an illusion. The x-axis is not at zero, which exaggerates the change.  The ice extent range (y-axis) is only 12% over this 31 year period. The … Continue reading About that melting arctic ice cap

George Will: climate criminal or brave but sloppy iconoclast?

Summary:  Pundit George Will published a sloppily researched and composed column about global warming in the Washington Post.  The response was a deafening call for his execution (i.e., of his career).  Through a stroke of luck so great it must be intervention of the Blue Fairy,  he may have accidentally stated the situation correctly.  This … Continue reading George Will: climate criminal or brave but sloppy iconoclast?