Sunday, 10 January 2010
Now that the AGW story may meet it's demise, what else?
Aids. That'll kill Billions. Sorry it didn't. So that's out then.
Mad cow disease. Another failure.
Salmonella in eggs. Nope.
DDT will kill thousands. The banning of this chemical has killed millions.
Swine flue. We're trying to sell our vast reserves of the vaccine.
Speed cameras save lives. No significant decrease in road deaths attributable to the cameras. In fact in one town that has recently removed the cameras the death rate has decreased.
Passive smoking kills. Not one person in the world has ever had that on their death certificate. (Source is WHO).
Alcohol is killing us all. Numerous studies have intimated that a reasonable amount of alcahol is good for you. (Fuck you, Don Shenker of "Alcohol concern").
Salt. We die with out it.
BSC and CJD. We're all doomed. Sorry we just butchered most of our beef stock for no reason.
GM crops. Haven't seen any two headed babies yet.
These scare are just the tip of the iceberg that have kept the UK in fear over the last twenty years. Please add your own to this list.
Last week, due to the inclement weather, I kept the Met office forecast page, tabbed in my Browser.
When I first looked at 0800 the five day forecast showed no snow for the next three days. However, when I looked 2 hours later, at 1000, the forecast was for heavy snow for those next days.
Could it be that the "Pinecone Adjustment Engineer" had finally managed to make it in through the snow drifts?
Oh and I found this site on AGW which is of interest.