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How Long Before They Drag in Global Warming?

I was wondering how long it was going to take before the Coronavirus epidemic got linked to Global Warming and Brexit. Not very long at all. Today’s Observer editorial: From the spread of zoonotic viruses to the growing threat of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus is a UK Patent Virus?

I’m in two minds over whether the Coronavirus epidemic in China is something serious, or really just another ‘flu epidemic. In a time when all health scares about everything are bogus, it’s most likely that this latest scare is bogus … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Just A Nasty Dose of Flu?

How serious is the new coronavirus epidemic? A sense of anxiety is growing in Wuhan as the Chinese city goes into lockdown in an effort to control the spread of a new virus which has left 17 dead. The authorities … Continue reading

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Just As Bad As Tobacco Smoke

Evening Standard: Revellers complain smoke ruined London New Year’s Eve fireworks I thought this might mean that they were coughing and spluttering and complaining about smokers, but in fact it was simply that the smoke obscured the fireworks. It’s far … Continue reading

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Is Coal Killing People?

Extending on JoeL‘s response to Smokingscot’s link: Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That’s the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don’t have a lot … Continue reading

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A Global Epidemic of Childhood Inactivity

Did you know? ‘Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis. The World Health Organization says children’s health is being damaged as … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Build Cancer Models?

Regular readers will know that for the past 18 months I’ve been constructing simulation models of heat flow in snow and ice on the surface of the Earth. For I had the idea 18 months ago that if a deep … Continue reading

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