Global warming politics Columnist George F. Will recently wrote a column entitled “The Media Heats Up Over Global Warming.” If you didn’t catch it, you missed the irony.As a geologist and petroleum engineer, I have called myself an Earth scientist for nearly 60 years. I do care deeply and study the literature about global temperatures. Some 35 years ago, I was told to be alarmed by Science Digest, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, New York Times, and other crusading journalists about global cooling-“well established,” “return of the Ice Age,” etc.Geologists do know that the historical data robustly correlates the historical Earth’s temper...

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