[FoRK] An illustration of the lack of math / science / engineering in news rooms
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Fri Jan 6 02:50:18 PST 2017
The quote about 4C change was weirdly specific, and a lot of change. Seems like a misquote to start with.
On 1/5/17 7:07 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> So like in another 388 years we'll get another storm of the decade like this?
> 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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