[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.

sdw

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?
>
> 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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