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This episode Derek digs into a recording which he conducted out in California at the Skeptic Society "I The Year 2525" conference. It is a recording Derek did with Dr. Donald Prothero not long after he finished his talk which was about the current state of the climate, how we know that humans are causing massive change, and what we might be able to do to help mitigate and, possibly, improve things going forward as a global society.
Show Notes
 

– Date – September 1st, 2015
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Skepticism Past and Future [2:00]
The Great Moon Hoax was published in the New York Sun beginning August 25, 1835.
The Harmonic Convergence was supposed to occur August 16 – 17, 1987.
Ralph René was a vocal proponent of the Apollo moon hoax theory, born August 24, 1933 (d. 2008).
– The Mythbusters tackled the moon hoax in an episode that aired August 27, 2008.
– The Mars hoax emails that appears each year at this time originated with an actual event August 27, 2003.
– Snopes has had to repeatedly debunk the Mars hoax, but this year they covered a new one involving many moons visible.
– Some of the material in this segment previously appeared on Skepticality #163.
Skeptrack is this weekend, it originated the idea of incorporating skeptic programming into a science fiction convention, since emulated by many others.
– Two new conventions to add skeptical programming in 2015 are Chi-Fi in Chicago and LI-CON in Long Island, New York.
– Tim will be speaking on several panels at DragonCon this weekend – on Skeptrack and two other tracks. His schedule is posted on his blog.
– Skeptic History facts are posted daily on social media find out where on this page at Tim’s blog.

Wikipedia Update [8:15]
Basic Wikipedia Editing Instructions.
GSoW YouTube Channel.
– More about Susan Gerbic.

Skeptical Humanities [13:35]
Visit Skeptical Humanities for more!

Interview: Donald Prothero [18:30]
– Recorded from the Skeptics Society 2525 Conference.
– Donald talked about our current climate situation and how we know human caused climate change is a fact.

Outro Music [33:00]
– Outro music donated by Trent Brusky of Dropfox.



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