Monthly Archives: May 2020

Other Views

Stuff I’ve been reading. Simon Clark: I’m not sure why I get so annoyed. There is just something about some vaping activists that leaves me cold. ‬ ‪For example, the cult-like insistence that if only smokers had access to e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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Distinct Voices

Continuing with the media: Sir David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his 94th birthday in May, said the outbreak has made the issue feel as if it … Continue reading

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Old Media and New Media

I’ve spent much of the last week or so watching Joe Rogan talking to Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson about the brief reglaciation of the Younger Dryas at the end of the last ice age. It’s something I’m very interested … Continue reading

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Blue Morning Sky

I still don’t really know what I came down with back in January. And I’m not sure that the doctors know either. “Heart failure,” they suggested. If so, I never noticed it. And don’t really believe it. All I know … Continue reading

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CO2 matters because it’s not understood

Thinking about this If you look at the World Health Organisation’s list of health threats, number one is climate change. Pandemics were down in third place, behind ‘non-communicable diseases’ such as diabetes and obesity. …it seems rather bizarre, and a … Continue reading

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High Tide of the WHO?

BBC US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has “failed in its basic duty” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. He accused the UN agency of … Continue reading

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The Antismoking Bureaucrats

I probably won’t publish every day for a while. So a few fragmentary thoughts. In the hospital, none of the doctors  seemed much interested in smoking. But hospital doctors probably aren’t ideologues. Hospital doctors are just trying to fix sick … Continue reading

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