“How can anybody in his right mind be against science?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
So to end this evaluation, I’m going to mark down a grade of F. Not a grade for the Earth mind you, it’s not its fault. This poor grade is on US. Because while we are taking much better action and talking about climate change more, it still isn’t enough.
On the heels of a report earlier this year that shows insect populations worldwide are crashing we have new summary report from United Nations that finds more than a million plants and animals are facing extinction as a result of human activity.
And you thought measles had been eradicated in the United States, and that it was a harmless childhood annoyance. Guess what? Not so much.
Measles kills, as does science illiteracy.
So, it appears the statisticians have significant concerns over the significance of significance. So much so that they have decided that our old measures of significances are no longer significant.
We welcome back our very own Amrita Sule. Hey, that’s Doctor Sule to you, buddy! She was out there in the world doing all that science-y stuff like traveling, going to conferences, socializing, networking. Oh, and doing science. It’s our privilege to present Amrita, Nevena Hristozova, and Tom Di Liberto for our 103rd episode.
We’re well into the 19th year of the 21st century and we still have people who don’t understand the reality of climate change, and the benefit of vaccines. Not to be outdone by the aforementioned, the Flat Earth Society is alive and well. Better yet, they’re planning a cruise to the edge of the Earth.
“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice. We knew there was a climate crisis. We knew because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”
We hit the century mark with today’s episode. Thanks to all of you awesome listeners. And thanks to the Blue Streak Science team, past and present. Now let’s get started on the next 100!
A huge fish that I didn’t even know existed washed up on a California beach. SpaceX launches Ripley to the ISS, minus Jonesy. Farewell to renowned geologist and climate scientist Wally Broecker.