• VIDEO: Climate Change - The Facts presented by David Attenborough

    "After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future."

  • Jeffrey Rosenthal on "The Puzzle of Luck"

    The Franklin House

    "After the success of my first book, "Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, I gave lots of public talks where I spoke about everything from lotteries to opinion polls to crime statistics to medicalstudies. Every once in a while, someone would ask if I believe in "luck", and if the uncertainty in our lives is truly random or is governed by such concepts as fate, destiny, superstition, astrology, ESP, and divine intervention. After deflecting such questions for years, I finally decided to tackle them head on by writing a new book, "Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything" (HarperCollins 2018). In this talk, I will discuss my perspective as a statistician on various stories and examples and surprises about the puzzle of luck." Jeffrey Rosenthal, Professor of Statistics, University of Toronto. Links: https://www.harpercollins.ca/9781443401678/struck-by-lightning/ https://www.harpercollins.ca/9781443453073/knock-on-wood/ About Jeffrey Rosenthal Jeffrey Rosenthal is an award-winning professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto at the age of 20, and his PhD from Harvard University at the age of 24. His book for the general public, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, was published in sixteen editions and ten languages, and was a bestseller in Canada. This led to numerous media and public appearances, and to his work exposing the Ontario lottery retailer scandal. It was followed by a second book for the general public, Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything. Dr. Rosenthal has also dabbled as a computer game programmer, musical performer, and improvisational comedy performer, and is fluent in French. His web site is www.probability.ca, and on Twitter he is @ProbabilityProf. Despite being born on Friday the thirteenth, Rosenthal has been a very fortunate person. This is a joint meetup with Halton Peel Humanist Community ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATTENTION: Starting January 2019, HPHC is gratefully accepting donations from attendees to cover costs. Pay What You Can (suggested $5.00 minimum)