Quote For The Day

"Reducing carbon emissions supposedly will reverse warming, which is allegedly occurring even though, according to statistics published by the World Meteorological Organization, there has not been a warmer year on record than 1998," - George Will.

Will's worries about various green policies and technologies that may be ill-conceived are perfectly legitimate - and are where, in my view, conservative criticism of environmental policy should focus. But the premise is silly. As Chait noted, the sentence above is one that lies beyond the fact check. It's simply illogical on its face. There is no causal relationship between the evidence for global warming over decades and one outlier data point ten years ago. If a high school sophomore wrote this, you'd tell him to start over.