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by Mark R
2 Feb 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 579
Views: 60266

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Having watched the lot I'd go along with the 'unreasonable panic' thesis, but it was only a 28 minute documentary and I'm no epidemiologist.... I'd rather focus on the findings / methods / recommendations of the original RCPCH report. More background..... https://www.politico.eu/article/dueling-doc...
by Mark R
29 Jan 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 579
Views: 60266

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gguwJRrzzF8

Here is a nice video update on the diesel bans in Germany for anyone interested....

Notice the Deutsche Post delivery bicycle at 3:30!
by Mark R
15 Jan 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

Oh yeah - I can really see French farmers complying with a ban on bonfires. I can. A fine of say 300 euros for each transgression should do the trick nicely. After all why should they have the convenience of disposing of their waste for free whilst everyone downwind gets to breathe their stinking, ...
by Mark R
14 Jan 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

Exactly. They can't be seen as the one restricting personal freedoms - such as the freedom to smoke out your neighbours - its only the EU which does such things right?
by Mark R
14 Jan 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

If someone wants to ban something they need to justify it . Bonfires not uncommon in our village to burn garden waste. Doesn't seem to cause any problems. Well that's not difficult! We are talking about burning large amounts of organic matter in a manner which is completely uncontrolled. The smoke ...
by Mark R
14 Jan 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

Promoting diesel for carbon emission reasons when it was known diesel is worse than petrol for the other pollutants Gary Fuller (Kings College) was being interviewed on radio 4 about his book "Air Pollution the Hidden Killer" https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001hj7 (34 minutes in) Acco...
by Mark R
14 Jan 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

On the drive home tonight radio 4 had an interview with a boffin who studies air pollution matters. Very interesting. The points I noted is below!: 38% of all uk particulate pollution is from woodburners The difference between an efficient burner and inefficient burner is that the efficient burner ...
by Mark R
14 Jan 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood Burners
Replies: 170
Views: 3297

Re: Wood Burners

They'll probably try and ban bonfires too. There's certain types of people around who seem very keen on banning things and dorky little Gove seems just that type of person. You think banning garden bonfires would be a bad thing?? I'd like to hear the rationale behind that one! Maybe you live somewh...
by Mark R
17 Nov 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 579
Views: 60266

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

True. But what we absolutely do not need is yet another generation of 'clean diesels' which will surely become gross polluters as their emission control systems progressively begin to fail. Also....once we have got rid of non-essential vehicles, what about the ones which are actually required (Buses...
by Mark R
17 Nov 2018, 12:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 579
Views: 60266

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Not just the Guardian, the Times was happy to report it as well.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inner-city-children-s-lungs-stunted-by-diesel-pollution-mg6cqwqxd

The conclusion is correct, there is no hope of decent urban air quality without specifically targeting diesels.
by Mark R
9 Nov 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators

Not a government organisation, and it is political according to the comma act 2013 - this isn’t defined as party political... It’s actually a Greenpeace advert. Here is last years advert from the WWF (which was allowed to be screened) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb6sYToyQh8 Interesting that Gre...
by Mark R
9 Nov 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators

What do people think about this.... The supermarket chain Iceland has pledged to remove palm oil from its entire range of products by the end of this year and was due to run a Christmas TV ad campaign highlighting the devastation caused by palm oil production. Now that advert will not be screened be...
by Mark R
28 Oct 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nominations for most hostile UK town for cycling
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: Nominations for most hostile UK town for cycling

Well I wouldn't be encouraging anyone I cared about to cycle across THAT junction.....how do you see it?
by Mark R
28 Oct 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nominations for most hostile UK town for cycling
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Nominations for most hostile UK town for cycling

I nominate Walsall Never cycled there but drove there today (Sunday). Couldn't help being shocked by the uber hostile dual carrigeway one-way systems and the huge multi exit junctions. Even on Sunday numerous motons were driving aggressively and jostling for position as they pointlessly accelerated ...