Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Inconsiderate Jeremy Vine

I’m a bit late to this particular party: Legiron got it about right: I’m sure pub landlords will be delighted with Jeremy’s plan to ban those persistent smoking customers who just keep coming back in all weathers and spending their … Continue reading

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European Heat Wave

Satellite photo of Europe from a couple of days back: Guardian: France is braced for record-breaking temperatures in the south, and two people have died in Spain, as Europe continues to face a sweltering heatwave. Four départements in southern France were placed on emergency … Continue reading

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The Two Cultures Revisited

Any Culture At All Would Be Nice: On 7 May 1959 the celebrated novelist C.P. Snow mounted the podium in the Senate House, Cambridge to deliver that year’s Rede Lecture. He spoke to the title ‘The Two Cultures and the … Continue reading

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Stop Going Forward, Start Going Backwards

This started out as a response to a comment by Smoking Lamp: The activists present these as local grass roots initiatives, but the global timing of multiple, simultaneous initiatives speaks otherwise. Tobacco Control is global in nature, and highly centrally … Continue reading

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Eerie Silence

I was watching a UK Labour party supporter talking, among other things, about Why the Left Has Abandoned the Working Class, and thinking that there’s no better example of this than the 2007 smoking ban which was brought in by … Continue reading

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Asymmetry

From time to time I try to understand the antismokers, but I never succeed. I suppose that antismokers must try to understand smokers, but they never succeed either. They can never understand why anyone should want to put a cigarette … Continue reading

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What’s Melting Greenland’s Ice?

Yesterday Gary K drew my attention to this: Multiple NASA Studies Confirm Bedrock Heat Flow Behind Melting Polar Ice, Not Global Warming I have some interest in this because for the past 18 months I’ve been building heat flow models … Continue reading

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