Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
Richard Muller with his daughter Elizabeth (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Climate skeptic: Physicist Richard Muller was one of the leading voices in the global warming skeptics camp. That is, until he took a closer look at the data. Now he's singing a different tune.
The Blondes: In our 7th installment of The Sunday Edition goes to the Beach, Kevin Sylvester talks with Emily Schultz about her new thriller ... The Blondes. It is a scary take on a serial killer rampage conducted by virus-infected Blondes.
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Climate change is for real. Now, that won't be news to most of you ... everyone from Al Gore to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate, the IPCC, has been trumpeting that from the mountaintops for years.
But when Richard Muller says it, people tend to sit up and take notice. That's because up until he made that statement, Professor Muller had been one of the leading voices in the climate change skeptics camp. He's a professor of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley, and runs the Berkeley Earth Science Temperature Project. His research is funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, an arm of the billionaire oil industrialists Charles and David Koch.
Odds are if a book is going to be read in the hot sun at the beach or on a deck or patio, it had better have a page turner of a plot. And as we've discovered in our summer series, The Sunday Edition goes to the Beach, Canadians are no slouch at crafting absorbing and twisted plot outlines.
Take the case of Emily Schultz. A graduate of the University of Windsor and a native of southwestern Ontario, her short stories, poetry and novels have been the subject of critical praise and landed on the shortlists of some very impressive literary prizes.
And now she has notched it up with her new novel, The Blondes ... a somewhat scary and often eerie tale of a virus that turns blondes into homicidal maniacs. It is a killer of a story.
Music in Hour One
Learnin' the Blues, performed by the Oscar Peterson Trio
Sonata Number 30 Op.109 by Beethoven, 2nd Mvt, performed by Jane Coop
Shadow Waltz, performed by Reg Schwager and Neil Swainson