Stupid graph tricks

Today we are going to have fun with graphs.

This graph, according to anti-salmon farming activists, apparently explains EVERYTHING.

The graph which explains everything.

However, we would like to offer a few alternative explanations.

Here are some correlations which are less stupid. And of course, correlation does not equal causation, but these are backed by science and actual facts. Let’s put our critical thinking skills to work rather than believing the first graph we see.

Ecological effects of regime shifts in the Bering Sea and Eastern North Pacific Ocean

Recent Ecosystem Changes in the California Current System

Is the North Pacific Ocean Carrying Capacity for Pacific Salmon Limited?

Salmon Harvest in Alaska Grows, but There’s a Catch

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