[FoRK] An illustration of the lack of math / science / engineering in news rooms

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Jan 5 18:34:41 PST 2017


NBCBayArea.com on the news just now: (slightly paraphrased)

"MIT scientists say that if the Earth's temperature rises 4 degrees Celsius, which is 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, California will
likely get more large rain storms like this."

Oh communications majors..., ask for help when you do math & science.  And I don't mean blind use of Google.

They should employ a science-oriented college student just to filter for these kinds of egregious mistakes.

sdw



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