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-- C alert liberals say it's conservatives who have -- science and abandoned reason our next guest says.
He can -- the left casts aside science.
When it suits that joining us is doctor Alex -- -- he's the editor of real clear science and co author of science left behind feel good foul -- the rise of the anti scientific.
Left good to see -- dot.
Hey thanks for having me on -- -- science become too politicized.
Yeah it has you know it's it's become kind of problem with with science and politics mixing a lot but it's -- it seems to have a a decent conversation about science in this country at times.
And you break down some myths in this book.
Myth number one you say is that low flush toilets help conserve water.
Was -- -- -- he had not.
Not really because most of our water about 80% comes from either irrigation or powering up power plants because you don't -- one.
And nuclear power plants all reliable water that's -- 80% of the water we use on a daily basis.
Domestic water use which means washing our hands brushing your teeth flushing a toilet.
Is only about 12% of water use and so the low flow platelets.
You know which are about like one point three -- one point six gallons like that which is meant to conserve water.
It really doesn't do much of anything it's literally a drop in the bucket there's just no power through them are either darn it there's no power to them I -- -- and NN.
Yeah and we've had up problems with us sludge -- in San Francisco because of this -- smells bad.
-- -- -- That's another subject them to get to myth number two we had a little bit a chuckle about this one wind farms have been devastating impact on the street -- because.
There is some video out there but turbine.
Taking out a bird but you say this is a -- house so.
So wind turbines kill anywhere between -- 10300000.
Birds annually every year that sounds like a lot do you consider that in New York City alone.
Birds run into windows and die.
If you extrapolate that out across the entire country about 500 million birds run to windows and die.
And here's a great one if you have a calf.
What your cat does when he's not around Hal says he's out in the neighborhood murdering birds.
And our cats -- around 500 million birds every year annually as well so when you look at all the number of -- -- die each year.
Wind turbines kill maybe point 006%.
Of all -- in this country it's a fraction of a fraction.
Fraction many more myths just like that in the book -- Including.
Some -- hydroelectric power as well doctor Alex bears though the book is science left behind -- to -- with us this morning.
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