[FoRK] An illustration of the lack of math / science / engineering in news rooms
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Thu Jan 5 19:19:30 PST 2017
Current average global temp is 0.87C which is 33.566F. So 5.634 degrees
Fahrenheit change or about a global average temperature of 1C.
I tried my best to make it work, but yeah, can't do it.
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.
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