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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Jan 5 19:07:32 PST 2017


So like in another 388 years we'll get another storm of the decade like 
this?

Greg

On 1/5/2017 6:34 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> 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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