Same Paper, Different Climate

by Jonathan H. Adler

Paul Krugman in today’s NYT:

The scientific consensus on prospects for global warming has become much more pessimistic over the last few years.

If only Krugman had read yesterday’s paper, he might have seen the story: “Study Halves Prediction of Rising Seas“:

A new analysis halves longstanding projections of how much sea levels could rise if Antarctica’s massive western ice sheets fully disintegrated as a result of global warming.

The flow of ice into the sea would probably raise sea levels about 10 feet rather than 20 feet, according to the analysis, published in the May 15 issue of the journal Science.