Why is it harder to predict the climate in 2050 than 2020? Tim Harford investigates reports saying the world will cool over the next two decades before global warming resumes. The More or Less team examine a claim that beautiful people have more daughters. And they use maths to decode a Beatles musical mystery.
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Arthur Marcel lectures at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and in today’s talk he compares the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Titanic to issues surrounding global warming.
Emerging science shows that people respond more favorably to warnings about climate change when it’s portrayed as a health issue rather than as an environmental problem. Should the symbol for danger be a child instead of a polar bear?
Tim Harford asks whether it’s really true, as some politicians claim, that more tax can be raised from lower tax rates.
First aired Fri, 11 Jun 10
Duration: 28 mins