James Taylor gets polar ice wrong—as usual
James Taylor of the Heartland Institute had a piece on Forbes back in May that escaped my attention when it first came out. Titled " Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat ", it focused on the single premise that since 2012, total polar sea ice was above the average since 1979. Taylor then jumped to the erroneous conclusions that a) polar sea ice was not retreating and b) global warming will be entirely beneficial to humans. His arguments are familiar, as I dealt with them before when a Newsmax article featured them back in 2014 . He's recycling old talking points, so this post is going to echo the one I wrote a year ago.