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Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

That's the name of a new documentary to air on the UK's Channel 4:

Channel 4 Thursday 8 March at 9pm

In a polemical and thought-provoking documentary, film-maker Martin Durkin argues that the theory of man-made global warming has become such a powerful political force that other explanations for climate change are not being properly aired.

The film brings together the arguments of leading scientists who disagree with the prevailing consensus that a 'greenhouse effect' of carbon dioxide released by human activity is the cause of rising global temperatures.

Instead the documentary highlights recent research that the effect of the sun's radiation on the atmosphere may be a better explanation for the regular swings of climate from ice ages to warm interglacial periods and back again.

The film argues that the earth's climate is always changing, and that rapid warmings and coolings took place long before the burning of fossil fuels. It argues that the present single-minded focus on reducing carbon emissions not only may have little impact on climate change, it may also have the unintended consequence of stifling development in the third world, prolonging endemic poverty and disease.

The film features an impressive roll-call of experts, including nine professors – experts in climatology, oceanography, meteorology, environmental science, biogeography and paleoclimatology – from such reputable institutions as MIT, NASA, the International Arctic Research Centre, the Institut Pasteur, the Danish National Space Center and the Universities of London, Ottawa, Jerusalem, Winnipeg, Alabama and Virginia.
That roll-call of experts includes Canada's Dr. Tim Ball.

Here's some quotes from the film's director Martin Durkin:
"You can see the problems with the science of global warming, but people just don’t believe you – it’s taken ten years to get this commissioned."

"It is a big story that is going to cause controversy."

"It’s very rare that a film changes history, but I think this is a turning point and in five years the idea that the greenhouse effect is the main reason behind global warming will be seen as total bollocks."
I hope that Durkin is right. I just wish I could get Channel 4 here in Canada.

h/t: Drudge

2 comments:

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Greenhouse effect is the gradual warming of the air surrounding the earth as a result of heat being trapped by environmental pollution.

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