Mindless reporting in the NYT Magazine

This sentence from James Traub's New York Times Magazine essay demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge on the part of the reporter and the editors:
"Gore was telling me about Ilya Prigogine, a Belgian chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1977 for his insights into the thermodynamics of open systems, an intriguing subject that has very little to do with global warming."
In fact, climate modeling is a premier example of the thermodynamics of open systems.  This is like saying: "US History is an intriguing subject that has nothing to do with Civil War studies."

No wonder so much foolishness is passed of as scientific fact in the mainstream press.