When New Highs and New Lows Are No Good

Chris Mooney published yet another article on climate change in the Washington Post last week, this time about the dramatically low level of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.  The same day, Angela Fritz had an article on how atmospheric carbon dioxide had reached a “huge record high.”  As Mooney reported, Arctic sea ice covered just 4.63 million square miles at its maximum extent for the year in May, a new low in the satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.  At the same time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere averaged 407.7 parts [...]