Storm Jorge now classed as WEATHER BOMB bringing heavy snow – ‘severe’ weather warning
We never used to have named storms. Why give them names? Giving something a name suggests that it has a personality and a will of its own.
And now “weather bomb” as well. Have storms become explosive?
Everything is being hyped. Weather is being hyped.
Britons FURIOUS as coal and wood fires to be banned – ‘What a load of rubbish!’
FURIOUS BRITONS have condemned the Government for its latest environmental initiative that will see homeowners banned from using the most pollutant fuels on their open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Angry comments beneath:
“one of gods first gift to man was the gift of fire, what right have the gov to take this away from us ?? can we claim religous discrimination ? can we claim on human rights ? enough is enough, we need to make a stand on this !”
“Enough is enough” was written on my Stony Stratford protest placard.
“That’s a very misleading headline. It’s only wet wood and house coal that will be phased out from 2021 to 2023. This will give householders and suppliers time to move to cleaner alternatives such as dry wood and manufactured solid fuels”
Wet wood will be newly felled timber, I suppose.
“I find it difficult to relate to the government quoted 37000 thousand deaths a year caused particulates from wood fires. Do you know any one who has died of wood particulate inhalation? Nor do I. In fact I bet the government would not be able to produce one authentic death caused by particulate inhalation from a wood burner or an open fire.”
Just like Environmental Tobacco Smoke. The 37,000 deaths will be a figure plucked from the air.
“I am commenting as a neighbour to a person who has a log fire. It stinks. Leaves a film on my doors and window frames and the cat’s fur smells of smoke. Wake up. We have clean fuels now why go back to the middle ages? They have their place in remote communities or boats but not in dense housing areas.”
It always stinks, doesn’t it.
What are they going to ban next, bonfire night? More smoke released in one night than these fires release all year round.
Yes, they’ll ban that too.
And they’ll ban candles and incense.
An editorial published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine speculated that the coronavirus currently causing panic in world markets could turn out no worse than “a severe seasonal influenza” in terms of mortality.
Citing an analysis of the available data from the outbreak in China, the authors note that there have been zero cases among children younger than 15; and that the fatality rate is 2% at most, and could be “considerably less than 1%.”
Those who have died have been elderly or were already suffering from another illness — as with ordinary flu. The underlying data suggest that the symptoms varies, and fewer than one in six of the cases reported were “severe.”
The authors note that coronavirus looks to be much less severe than other recent outbreaks of respiratory illnesses