On Plankton, Warming and Whiplash - Questioning Sensationalistic Science

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New York Times writer Andy Revkin has an interesting piece analyzing the debate over a scientific paper published last year which concluded that the warming ocean is linked with a decline in phytoplankton, the building block of the oceanic food chain. Revkin takes a look at the rebuttals and analyzes the science behind the conclusion, and more importantly, "tyranny of the front-page thought."Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this
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