Remember when our friendly flat-earth climate change denialists repeatedly cited some study allegedly from the University of Illinois Arctic Climate center, that supposedly showed the extent of sea ice is the now the same now as it was in 1979? I was always suspicious of that because there was never a credible link to back it up. All we got was some link from some site that is infamous for spreading rightwing disinformation. Well, George Will wrote a column using this rightwing talking point, and the University of Illinois says he's full of crap. There is no University of Illinois study showing sea ice rebounded to 1979 levels. The flat earth society just made up that story out of whole cloth.