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Error in story on climate-change impacts

 

In the March 28 Almanac and online, there was an error in a Bay City News Service story about a talk given by U.S. Geological Service scientist Tom Suchanek in Menlo Park on March 22. The error was also referred to in an editorial in the same issue.

The story quotes the scientist as saying that if worldwide carbon emissions continue to rise at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose 80 percent of its winter snowpack in just 40 years.

The correct numbers are that the Sierra Nevada could lose 80 percent of its winter snowpack by the end of the century (not 40 years), according to Leslie C. Gordon, a USGS spokesperson in Menlo Park.

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Posted by Ghost Town
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Did the Almanac staff figure this out, or is this correction another story pulled from Bay City News? We have known, for some time, that editorials in the Almanac are misinformed, now we have proof. Thanks for coming clean Almanac.

Editor's note: The USGS spokesperson contacted us. She reviewed the tape presentation of the talk. The information was complex, and there was more than one presentation, but it appears the reporter may have erred in interpreting information on a graph. We have contacted Bay City News Service, and the editor said she is checking it out.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Impossible.

There's just no way the USGS could have made a mistake about something as important as climate change.

That would be impossible.


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Posted by Captain Louis Renault
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

I am shocked, shocked to find that Anthropogenic Global Warming fraud is going on in here!


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a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle

on Jun 4, 2017 at 7:20 am

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