Climate Journalist Speak

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

– George Orwell

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”

– Mark Twain

Chicago’s record for coldest temperature ever could fall as polar vortex has city ‘in the crosshairs’ – Chicago Tribune

A couple of quotes in the article caught my attention.

the coldest winter high ever recorded in Chicago

Why winter? Does he think they have had summer afternoons which were colder?

For younger Chicagoans, the burst of Arctic air set to overtake the city this week could be one of the coldest days of their lives

It would be the coldest for everyone, not one of the coldest for younger Chicagoans.  How can this week be one of the coldest days?

How does this kind of garbage make it past the editor? It should be no surprise that 97% of newspaper readers are misinformed about climate. Journalists can’t verbalize even the most basic information correctly.

I guess the armadillos will be moving south again.

March 2, 1975 – B-r-r-r-r: New Ice Age on way soon? | Chicago Tribune Archive

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