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The AP Tightens Its Stranglehold on Bad Science Headlines

By Amos Zeeberg (Discover Web Editor)
Oct 23, 2007 8:04 PMNov 5, 2019 8:42 AM


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This week's entry: "Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Increasing." Thanks for that press-stopper. The article is also somewhat confused, juggling "emissions" and "carbon dioxide in the atmosphere" as though they were the same. Anyway, the surprising—and especially spooky—thing about the new study certainly seems to be that the oceans and land are re-absorbing less carbon dioxide than they used to. This decrease in "global sink efficiency" may come from increasing wind speed and increasing ocean temperatures. "A warm Coke has less fizz than a cold Coke," says meteorologist Alan Robock in the AP article. For a much better take, check out the Scientific American article.

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