I wondered how those journalists who are committed to the view that human activity causes global warming would present the effects of a cold winter and a cool spring and summer on the environment.
Well now I know. They present the facts but precede them with a misleading headline and leading paragraph.
In The Star (9/17, A-3) we are told that the residual summer ice this year in the Arctic Ocean was 1.74 million square miles, as opposed to 1.59 million in 2007 — an almost 9 percent increase. Yet the title given for this was “Arctic sea ice keeps on melting.”
I suppose that this is technically correct. Arctic sea ice melts every summer. But it implies a continually worsening situation, which is not the conclusion that most people would draw from the facts as stated.