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Revenge Of The Roast Beef!

February 18, 2019

By Paul Homewood



If the toast don’t get you, the roast beef will!!



  1. Broadlands permalink
    February 18, 2019 2:30 pm

    It is a fact that everyone who has eaten (toast or beef), has died sooner or later. They all emitted a “dangerous” gas that has affected the climate “catastrophically”. Stop eating and save the planet?

    • February 19, 2019 12:30 pm

      The same is true for carrots. So what are we to do?

  2. Ajax Ornis permalink
    February 18, 2019 2:31 pm

    No point in commenting on anything so assinine !

    • howardpaul permalink
      February 18, 2019 3:20 pm

      Positively bovine in its asininity.

  3. Peter F Gill permalink
    February 18, 2019 3:06 pm

    Who are these scientists? Please reference the papers concerned. Thanks. I may invite them to an event I am organising for the Institute of Physics on City Pollution in London on June 5th of this year.

    • George Lawson permalink
      February 18, 2019 4:36 pm

      What type of event? I would like to attend as I do not believe there is any problem with pollution in London that is causing any health problems.

      • Peter F Gill permalink
        February 18, 2019 6:43 pm

        @GeorgeL: The draft title of the meeting is “City Pollution: Emerging Issues for Air Quality Policy” The agreed speakers so far all professors are: Alastair Lewis, Hugh Coe, Roy Harrison and Terry Tetley. Heath effects will be addresses generally and specifically with respect to effecty of exposure to fine and ultrafine particles. I have invited Sadiq Khan but he has not replied thus far. There will be a charge (not yet decided but hopefully modest) for the meeting which includes lunch. The meeting will be at the new IOP HQ at 37 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross London N1 9BU. We have not yet set-up a website for registrations nor decided who should field questions about the meeting but if you email me I will keep you updated ( There will be a final Panel Q&A/discussion session which I shall probably Chair and so matters not addressed by the speakers can be also raised. Googling the Speakers names will demonstrate the depth of expertise available.

      • Immune to propaganda permalink
        February 18, 2019 10:08 pm

        And your evidence? You have the death certificates of 40,000 people listing pollution as the cause???

      • Peter F Gill permalink
        February 18, 2019 6:52 pm

        I did reply in detail to you George but it may have got moderated out because I suggested that you email me so that I could update you on various aspects. Maybe the answer is to ring the IOP at its new HQ (37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU) next month by which time I shall probably have finished organising the meeting.

    • Athelstan. permalink
      February 18, 2019 5:41 pm

      It’s a CROCK paper, concocted by Boulder Colorado Uni, and for advocates and general politicized busybodies the WHO.

      • Peter F Gill permalink
        February 18, 2019 6:45 pm

        Thanks Athelstan. I shall have a look.

      • February 19, 2019 12:35 pm

        My niece is a 1980 graduate of that institution–top Arts & Sciences graduate that year. Fortunately, she left with her good inherited common sense in tact. She and her husband live outside Santa Barbara, California. Both have maintained that common sense.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      February 19, 2019 2:06 pm

      Sounds interesting. Will you cover some of the work coming from Germany challenging the particulate scare?

  4. Immune to propaganda permalink
    February 18, 2019 3:20 pm

    Unfortunately we are seeing the rise of hysterical people in positions of media influence and power. These people who are scared of their own shadows are ruining the truth.
    Even leavering them out from under their rocks wouldn’t work. They’d just scurry somewhere else and start again.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      February 19, 2019 2:10 pm

      Peter Hitchens referred to it as the feminisation of society where everything becomes touchy feely. Look at what the police have become – social workers in uniform. Peter was commenting on the pathetic response to the Gatwick ‘drone’ and comparing how Russia would have dealt with it given his experience of living in the Soviet Union and possibly Russia as well. Any spotted drone would have been downing in minutes.

  5. February 18, 2019 3:37 pm

    Don’t they have something better to do with their time?

  6. Commonman permalink
    February 18, 2019 3:39 pm

    A great example of hyperbole.

  7. rjwooll permalink
    February 18, 2019 3:55 pm

    Alternatively worded: “City centre air pollution no more dangerous that that caused by roasting beef.”

    • Gamecock permalink
      February 19, 2019 2:12 pm

      Hah! Good one.

      Steve Milloy at has completely debunked the fine particulate scare. I’m surprised someone still pushes the hoax publicly.

  8. February 18, 2019 3:57 pm

    Not in our house, we have a solid fuel AGA Rayburn that extracts the cooking smells/smoke up the chimney so our kitchen remains free of them. It is so effective that we have on numerous occasions put something in the oven, forgotten about it and a day or so later opened the oven door only to find the charred remains, not an ounce of burnt smell in the kitchen. 🙂

    • February 18, 2019 5:59 pm

      Oh, then you must be polluting the neighbors. 🙂

      • Gerry, England permalink
        February 19, 2019 1:45 pm

        Hopefully econut snowflakes.

  9. bobn permalink
    February 18, 2019 4:21 pm

    Its got to the point where any article with SAY SCIENTISTS’ in the title is guaranteed to be unscientific garbage. I think I’ll name my next dog ‘scientist’. Then when I put different items in different bowls ‘llI be able to report ‘meat is preferable to vegetables according to scientist. In 100% of tests scientist revealed that meat was preferable.’

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      February 18, 2019 9:09 pm

      …but only 8 out of 10 owners said their cats preferred it.

      Why not 97%???

  10. Frank Everest permalink
    February 18, 2019 4:30 pm

    Another way of looking at this is that the pollution on the streets is 1/13 of that at home – so why worry?

  11. February 18, 2019 4:32 pm

    Have they not heard of cooker hoods?

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      February 18, 2019 6:45 pm

      My neighbour has, his standard indoor and outdoor cooking technique is incineration.

      It’s the only detectable air pollution and I live on a main road! The BBQs especially are bad enough to make me cough/physically ill and have to leave my house/garden.

      Generally though, my unusual unfortunate situation aside, what this ‘study’ shows is that air quality is not bad at all, we’ve just got good at measuring minute levels and certain people like to write baseless scare stories.

  12. Valentino permalink
    February 18, 2019 4:44 pm

    Sorry can’t comment now, I can smell my roast chicken dinner is ready.

  13. Bidefordcamel permalink
    February 18, 2019 5:14 pm

    🎵Chestnuts roasting on an open fire🎵🎵
    Not this Christmas if you want to save mother earth.

  14. tom0mason permalink
    February 18, 2019 5:20 pm

    The sweet smell of cooked cabbage, mixed with the appetite arousing aroma of roasting potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and gloriously succulent roasting beef.
    That’s not pollution, that’s lunch!

  15. February 18, 2019 6:05 pm

    At least when I go, it will be with a smile from a great roast beef. Adds a new meaning to the term killer smoked brisket.

  16. It doesn't add up.. permalink
    February 18, 2019 7:17 pm


  17. Graeme No.3 permalink
    February 18, 2019 9:46 pm

    There is “proof” — thousands of englishmen have eaten roast beef for at least the last 4,000 years and about 97% (the magic number) of them are dead.
    Parson Woodforde ate ‘Rost beef’ and hours later was dead (at 63).

    And I wonder how long before these ‘scientists’ connect potatoes and the mass death in Ireland in 1845-47? And find out that they are in the Solanum genus! Mass hysteria (at least among them and BBC commentators).

  18. February 18, 2019 10:38 pm

    My own research reveals that breathing is lethal with a 100% correlation. Eating is similar but works slightly more slowly. The cemeteries prove it.

  19. Paul H permalink
    February 18, 2019 11:21 pm

    Worked in Singapore 70-72 and downtown on first visits was awful with the diesel vehicle pollution. After a while, I actually came to like it, I kid you not. On a trip to Hong Kong around 2001 I was aware that something was different about walking down main street (Nathan Road), the air quality was remarkably good, certainly considering the number of diesel buses and taxis. It transpired that much of the vehicle fleet in HK ran on LPG or LNG, whichever it was. What a difference to air quality this made. The vehicles were also quieter and ran smoother. I’ve wondered since why the Green lobby haven’t pushed for more use of LPG/LNG in our vehicles. For those not too familiar with the set up, the gas is fed into the induction system of diesel engined vehicles and enhances the fuel delivered thus reducing the amount of diesel fuel used, so it’s not pure gas with a diesel engine, unlike a petrol engine which is able to run on pure gas under certain conditions.

  20. John F. Hultquist permalink
    February 19, 2019 4:40 am

    Looking at the photo up top, I see roast pork.
    Not that it matters, I like just about any properly roasted food.

    • Stuart Brown permalink
      February 19, 2019 10:02 am

      Thank you, John. I’ve been resisting that comment and salivating over that leg of pork and crackling (UK terminology?). I suspect the article was written by a vegan who can’t tell the difference.

  21. Gerard permalink
    February 19, 2019 7:40 am

    The P2.5 scam needs to be exposed. The US EPA ran illegal human experiments to try to prove that such particles were dangerous. To their disappointment, no-one was affected – so they regulated anyway! Do the research.

    • dave permalink
      February 19, 2019 8:57 am


      The Sun has been spotless now throughout the whole of February. Not completely surprising, at this time in the regular cycle; but, the longer the Sun stays magnetically quiet the greater the chance that an overall longer term period of quietness is being put in place – with implications for an increase in the Albedo, and a reduction in the flow of radiation to the surface of the planet.

  22. CheshireRed permalink
    February 19, 2019 10:28 am

    All part of environmentalists on-going war with….just about everything.

    Notice the endless negative claims about eating meat, from air quality to causing cancer. It’s 2nd and 3rd degree activism, ie designed to subtly and indirectly undermine the case for meat in the battle against ‘climate change’.

    All MSM on board with heavy coverage, too. The whole thing will be co-ordinated and indirectly funded via the UN. Yet another green scam.

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