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Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Scientists said"

The ozone hole above the Antarctic has been growing, but scientists expect it to shrink again, reports Carl T. Hall, science writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Good news, right? But the article ends as follows:
Scientists said they expect the ozone layer will have fully recovered sometime around 2065-2075--just in time for global warming to have a shot at destroying all life on Earth.
How much do you want to bet no scientist actually said that? It certainly sounds like Hall is using unnamed sources to get away with editorializing, a common practice, which you should keep your eye out for whenever an "anonymous source" turns up in a news report.


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