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Night of the Mini-Tornadoes

I kept being woken last night by sudden blasts of wind against my window. I’d doze for about 15 minutes and then get woken by another sudden blast slamming against the window. The very powerful blasts of wind would only … Continue reading

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How Did They Manage It?

The morning’s thought today was: How on earth did they manage to get smoking banned in almost every country in the world in the space of barely 10 years? It’s an extraordinary achievement. I think that even North Korea has … Continue reading

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EPA Purge

Via Audrey Silk: Eleven new members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution and other hazards, including two who have spun science for tobacco companies, according … Continue reading

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Bullying and Browbeating

I seem to remember that when some Scots started calling for Scottish independence, the British government’s response was not to crack down on Scottish nationalists, but instead it was to give Scotland a referendum to let Scots decide what they … Continue reading

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Inaccurate Forecasts

Hurricane Irma must be the most closely tracked hurricane in history. There seem to be dozens of US TV stations following it minute by minute. It’s been called a “nuclear” storm by the governor of Florida. And the point where … Continue reading

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More Pressing Concerns

There seems to be something of an eerie silence coming from the islands hit by Hurricane Irma over the past day or two. Others have noticed: No one has heard from the tiny island [of Barbuda] it hit in hours. … Continue reading

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No Man Is An Island

I suppose that the attraction of living on a remote island must lie in escaping from the bustle of busy towns or cities, and surrounding oneself with a defensive moat, and perhaps also having the ability to make your own … Continue reading

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