February 19, 2015 @ 11:44 pm
On 2/19, we spoke to James Lawrence Powell, a geochemist and retired professor who served on both President Reagan and President HW Bush's National Science Boards. He is the author of some 11 books including his latest, Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: from Heresy to Truth. Dr. Powell has logged every peer-reviewed climate article between 1991 and 2012 His work recently came to public attention when Bill Maher quoted him on 'Politically Incorrect'. Powell found that during the period in question, only 24 peer reviewed papers rejected global warming by humans, versus 13,950 that accepted it. He’s found similar numbers from 2013 to the present. He is the first guest for Sex and Politics to have an Asteroid named after him--Asteroid 1987 SH7. Dr Powell will be helping S&P's own Dan Kinch understand the peer-review process and why 13,950 scientific articles on global warming are not wrong.