News of the Tautological

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on February 19, 2015

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

News of the Tautological

  • “Americans’ Debt Level Increases as They Borrow More”—headline, Portland (Maine) Press Herald, Feb. 18
  • “Professor Explores the Role of Status in College Culture”—headline, Michigan Daily (University of Michigan), Feb. 16

The End Is Nye
Bill Nye, a TV personality who wears a bow tie and calls himself “Science Guy,” has some advice for left-wing broadcasters:

Nye . . . told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out.

“Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming—the world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.”

“So when the climate changes, some places get colder,” Nye added. “And the thing that’s really consistent with climate change models is this variance where it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm . . .”

Or as Heraclitus observed some 2,500 years ago, all things are in flux like a river. Weather isn’t the end of the world.

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