Monthly Archives: May 2010

Is There a Greenhouse Effect?

The theory underlying Global Warming goes something like this: The Earth is heated by the Sun’s radiation, and re-radiates this heat away into space. The piece of physics that deals with this ‘black-body’ radiation is the Stefan-Boltzmann law, by which … Continue reading

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The Scientist-Politicians

I’m constantly surprised at the parallels between the climate science controversy and the smoking controversy. I was reading Spiked earlier today. Mike Hulme, professor of climate change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, is … Continue reading

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The Scientist-Politicians

I’m constantly surprised at the parallels between the climate science controversy and the smoking controversy. I was reading Spiked earlier today. Mike Hulme, professor of climate change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, is … Continue reading

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Finally Kicked The Habit

I thought that 500 of these buggers meeting up in Glasgow was enough. But it seems that there was another antismokers’ bash just yesterday in Dublin: The 2nd International Conference on Tobacco Control, sponsored by Pfizer. In advance of the … Continue reading

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10 Little Donnies

Not content with having overseen the disastrous MTAS computer system failure, and ordered hundreds of millions of unnecessary swine flu shots, and destroyed the social lives of millions of smokers and closed thousands of pubs, outgoing Chief Medical Officer Sir … Continue reading

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Another sunny afternoon, and I sat by the river with a pint of beer and a cigarette. The river has changed its appearance over the past couple of weeks. Tipper trucks have been dropping in granite boulders to shore up … Continue reading

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Another sunny afternoon, and I sat by the river with a pint of beer and a cigarette. The river has changed its appearance over the past couple of weeks. Tipper trucks have been dropping in granite boulders to shore up … Continue reading

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