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February 25, 2019 | Toilet Paper Causes Climate Change

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is the former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.


It didn’t take long. They keep looking at every possible aspect to blame for climate change, so now it is toilet paper. The latest study says the largest U.S. makers of at-home tissue products—Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark Corp., and Georgia-Pacific—all use only virgin fiber in their major brands with no recycled content. The U.S. consumes more toilet paper per capita than other countries, which is contributing to climate change because we use pulp from Canada’s northern forests that absorbs man-made greenhouse gases. So just use your fingers and wash your hands, or not, depending on who you have to shake hands with.

The problem with such research is that these methods are completely bogus. They attempt to always correlate the cause to a single effect. We can easily conclude that brussels sprouts are deadly because it is 120% correct to say that everyone who has ever eaten them has died. Such a statement can be proven, no doubt, but it concludes a single cause and effect to the exclusion of every other factor. Here too, we have the basic assumption that we are in a global warming trend when the real UNADJUSTED data shows the world as a whole saw Global Warming peaked in 1998. Consequently, every study undertaken begins with that assumption and it is intended to prove that trend not verify its existence.

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February 25th, 2019

Posted In: Armstrong Economics

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