Just sent to the National Geographic Society newsdesk
Subject: Acidic oceans…are you out of your mind?
Who dreamed up the title for the “Oceans Ten Times More Acidic Than Thought” story?
It is absurdly misleading.
What the scientists have reported is that “the acidity INCREASED ten times QUICKER than climate models predicted” (my emphasis). It is written in the second sentence of that same article.
Do check it out with all major media organizations: they all reported something along the line of “Oceans Becoming Acidic Ten Times FASTER Than Thought” (again, my emphasis)
Please correct the title of the story at the earlies opportunity. This is too big a mistake to leave untouched.
There are other obvious issues with the original scientific article but I’ll talk about them in a later blog…