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NY Times Correction

A NY Times correction mentioned that an editing mistake caused an error in the reporting of a carbon dioxide story. The article originally stated that carbon monoxide emissions were dropping in New York. However, these emissions are in fact on the rise.

This error is startling because it so profoundly changes the meaning of the story. If carbon dioxide emissions were declining, this would be a positive article about the reduction of a greenhouse gas. This is what was actually reported. However, a rise in carbon dioxide emissions should be more concerning to citizens.Luckily, this large error was caught and published.