A Slight Parting of the Curtains

19 Dec

Buy the whole bag of apples and gamble on whether one is spoiled?

Frank Davis

I’ve always regarded antismoking zealotry as almost inseparable from global warming alarmism. They are, after all, both concerned with trace amounts of gases in the atmosphere, once regarded as innocuous, but now widely believed to be lethal.

Yet despite this, global warming sceptics (or “deniers”) seldom make the same association. There’s an almost complete blackout on the subject.

But today on Bishop Hill there was a slight parting of the drawn curtains with the news that, as well as being sceptical about global warming claims, atmospheric physicist Richard Lindzen is also sceptical about antismoking claims:

Lindzen clearly relishes the role of naysayer. He’ll even expound on how weakly lung cancer is linked to cigarette smoking. He speaks in full, impeccably logical paragraphs, and he punctuates his measured cadences with thoughtful drags on a cigarette.

and continued to be as recently as 2011:

Anna: ….Did you dispute that there was…

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