George Will’s latest column tests the limits of self parody
George Will pulls off a real triple axel of hackery in his latest column, taking the Stepford flimflam of Bjorn Lomborg and ladling on a glutinous serving of his own pinkie-raised pomposity. Rarely has such a poor grasp of the facts been presented with such preening self-regard … at least since the last George Will column. It even won him a MediaPutz of the Day award.
I’ll skip the specific points, which are just poorly edited Bjornography, and point you to the hilarious conclusion:
If nations concert to impose antiwarming measures commensurate with the hyperbole about the danger, the damage to global economic growth could cause in this century more preventable death and suffering than was caused in the last century by Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot combined. Nobel Peace Prize, indeed.
That’s right, listen to Al Gore and it will be GENOCIDE + NUCLEAR WAR x THE BLACK PLAGUE ÷ DEAD PONIES ONLY WAY WORSE!!1!
And it’s mitigation advocates who are hysterical.