The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
That’s a Relief
“ISIS Has the Materials to Build a Dirty Bomb, but It’s Nothing to Worry About”—headline, Newsweek, Dec. 8
Shortest Books Ever Written
“What You Need to Know About Pluto Before New Horizons Probe Encounter”—headline, ChinaTopix, Dec. 9
Cause and Effect
Bottom Stories of the Day
“Brett Favre in Green Bay, Not Expected at Packers-Falcons Game”—headline, Associated Press, Dec. 8
“Natural temperature swings in the ocean, not global warming, are driving California’s extreme drought, according to a new government study,” reports LiveScience .com.
What’s odd about this piece is the headline: “California Drought Linked to Natural Causes, Not Climate Change.” Seems to us this is a case of natural climate change—but apparently LiveScience has decided to use “climate change” only as a euphemism for anthropogenic global warming.
For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”