Author Archives: Frank Davis

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When Suspicion Becomes Conviction

I’m currently working on a new theory of ice ages. I’m building a computer heat flow simulation model to demonstrate it. It’s one in which the main player isn’t the Sun or the atmosphere, but the Earth beneath the atmosphere: … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Be A Member Of Their Society

When smokers were expelled from society, some of them got angry about it. They wanted their lost rights restored. They wanted the bans lifted. They wanted to be re-admitted into society as full members, not second class citizens. And I … Continue reading

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Ignorance

As I’ve frequently remarked, the smoking debate has many parallels with the climate debate – if nothing else because in both cases “the debate is over.” Over the past couple of years I’ve slightly lost interest in the climate debate, … Continue reading

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Useless Doctors

I spoke to Nisakiman last night. He got his biopsy results last week. And the prognosis was delivered to him by a harridan doctor who told him that he had “not years” to live, but only months. And of course … Continue reading

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Keeping Still

Emmanuel Macron isn’t someone I’ve paid much attention to. He’s the French President. That’s pretty much all I know about him. But he seems to have been getting himself in the news a bit recently. Stating that policy disagreements are … Continue reading

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An Impending Political Krakatoa Event

For the past 3 months I’ve been piecing together a theory of how ice ages come and go, based on the physics of heat flow with which I used to work 40 years ago. The theory is very simple: Snow … Continue reading

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The Deplorables

We smokers are among the “deplorables”. And of course it was Hillary Clinton who referred to the “deplorables”: “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. … Continue reading

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