Deny, Deny, Deny
Just what is it about the sight of smoke rising in the air that makes some people want to totally deny it (right in front of many people who have also witnessed the same smoke) and why do they think they can get away with it ?
People have steadfastly denied that any Aktion T4 victims and Holocaust victims were murdered , let alone then burned, even in the very towns where the smoke - and unique odour of human flesh - was evident every day for years for all the residents to see and smell.
People have steadfastly denied that their smoking causes harm to others in Bierpalasts so filled with cigarette smoke that other people in the beer hall can hardly see or breath without coughing, while their eyes and throat burn in pain.
People have denied that their industrial activity caused any harm to others in Ruhr valleys so filled with potent, acidic, smoke that you could hardly see enough to see that it had markedly eroded brand new steel and brick structured in mere days.
So why should we be surprised when people today deny that all our rising smoke (and the carbon in it) is so severely polluting the atmosphere that we will turn this rotating globe into a "shake and bake oven" in a hundred years - with no one left - finally - to deny that human smoke had anything to do with it....