Friday, February 26, 2016

The Science is Unsettled

The science on salt is highly divergent in its judgment on whether salt is harmful or not:

The debate over the perils of salty diets may be one of the most polarized in all of science.

On one side, scientists warn ominously that most Americans are killing themselves with salt. On the other, scientists insist most Americans are fine.

The inability to resolve this question may seem puzzling. It is a question with deadly consequences, at least potentially. How much salt is healthy? Given the marvels of technology, it seems like that ought to be an easy one.

If the science on sodium is not settled, why am I supposed to believe that the science on the role of carbon on future climate change and its impact is settled?

Tip to Instapundit.