George Will set off a flurry of criticism this month with a column that questioned global warming. In his Post column today, he's not backing down, taking particular aim at the New York Times—long “a megaphone for the alarmed.” A Times article by Andrew Revkin asserted that “experts” attacked Will’s information, but it doesn’t name those experts; further, only one fact was “challenged,” and “that challenge was mistaken,” writes Will.
Will’s original column said statistics about sea ice prove things aren't as dire as generally thought; in fact, quite the opposite. The researchers he cited disagree with his conclusion, but Will says their own statistics prove them wrong. "The column accurately reported what the center had reported," he says. The Times, the writer adds, argued in the 1970s that the world was facing global cooling.