Broadcast 960 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Dr. Donald Rapp was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss his book, "Assessing Climate Change: Temperatures, Solar Radiation, and Heat Balance." This was a factual discussion of Earth's climate, climate change history over time, the Little Ice Age as a baseline, the hockey stick graph, and much more. Dr. Rapp takes a hard look at the climate talk and you will not want to miss what he has to say. He then defines the real problem as one of having sufficient energy for Americans and the world in the future. There were many questions leading to many different components and variations for this discussion, but later in the show Mike Snead phoned in and we had a lively discussion about space solar power and its place in what we are headed for with energy. For sure, do not miss this discussion. Elsewhere in this discussion, breeder reactors are discussed as a possible source for future energy. Dr. Rapp has a special Power Point presentation which he uses in his talks, so if you would like to see it, email me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will send it to you. It's about 5 MB, so make sure your email account can receive this size file. Dr. Rapp is very sensible in this discussion and if you approach this program at least with a quasi-open mind, I believe you will come away having advanced your knowledge of the climate issue, the potential global bill for climate repair of $45 trillion, and much more. At the end of the show, we connect the dots from our discussion with space development and becoming space-faring. At the end of Dr. Rapp's book, there is a scene by scene critique from a scientific perspective of the film, "An Inconvenient Truth," He shares some of this critique with us throughout the program. If you have questions or comments for Dr. Rapp, please send them to him at drdrapp@earthlink.net.

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13 Jun 2008 Dr. Donald Rapp
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