Episode #602

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Organ

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