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Are Daily Mail readers are creating killer smog over London?

by | 27th, January 2017

The air in London is not A1. It’s not good enough to be canned and sold as restoratives to New Yorkers. It’s a bit dirty. A friend tells me that when you can see the air move your know you’re in London. Last week the air in the capital was pretty thick. Visibility was poor. Today the Mail ‘s Ross Clark wonders: “Are trendy wood-burners taking us back to the pea soupers of the 1950s?”

In 1 952 the pea-souper “cost 4,000 lives” he notes. In the Telegraph the 1952 smog is “estimated to have killed 12,000 people”. You can read a great article about the deadly air on Flashbak .

Can we blame wood burning stoves for the bad air? In a word: maybe. In two words: maybe not.

Ross thinks he’s on to something. He ends the story, in which he admits he doesn’t know precisely what wood-burning stoves do to the air, by saying: “How ironic, then, that trendy British homeowners are being encouraged to poison our own air.” A pox on those trendy fools. Maybe

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