Episode #602

News Items

  • IBM Predicts Future Tech
  • Returning to the Moon
  • Two Trillion Galaxies
      • Interview with James Randi

          • http://web.randi.org/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Carl Sagan was the first scientist to publicly warn about the possibility of manmade global warming from greenhouse gas emissions, in a 1980 essay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svante_Arrhenius

            • Item #2 Science

              The 15 hottest years on record since 1880 have all been since 1998. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201513

            • Item #3 Science

              Climate models show that even if CO2 emissions were stopped entirely, global temperatures would continue to rise for at least a century. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/03/0317_050317_warming_2.html

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Even scientists are not immune from the perceptual distortions to which we are all subjected.’ Massimo Polidoro