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Sunday, November 6, 2022

It's our new religion! Questioning it is probably the most politically incorrect thing of our times!

In the interest of balance, also view this rebuttal


The Great Global Warming Swindle" caused controversy in the UK when it premiered March 8, 2007 on British Channel 4. A documentary, by British television producer Martin Durkin, which argues against the virtually unchallenged consensus that global warming is man-made.

A statement from the makers of this film asserts that the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming could very well be "the biggest scam of modern times." According to Martin Durkin the chief cause of climate change is not human activity but changes in radiation from the sun. Some have called "The Great Global Warming Swindle" the definitive retort to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". Using a comprehensive range of evidence it's claimed that warming over the past 300 years represents a natural recovery from a 'little ice age'.


And Martin Durkin is not alone. Listen to Christopher Monckton


According to the program humans do have an effect on climate but it's infinitesimally small compared with the vast natural forces which are constantly pushing global temperatures this way and that. From melting glaciers and rising sea levels, "The Great Global Warming Swindle" debunks the myths, and exposes what may well prove to be the darkest chapter in the history of mankind. According to a group of leading scientists brought together by documentary maker Martin Durkin everything you've ever been told about global warming is probably untrue. Just as we've begun to take it for granted that climate change is a man-made phenomenon, Durkin's documentary slays the whole premise of global warming.


Of course, no one would argue with Sir David Attenborough, would they?


"Global warming has become a story of huge political significance; environmental activists using scare tactics to further their cause; scientists adding credence to secure billions of dollars in research money; politicians after headlines and a media happy to play along. No-one dares speak against it for risk of being unpopular, losing funds and jeopardizing careers."



And so, if global warming - or climate change, if you want to have a bet each way - is man-made - or anthropogenic; how I love this word which I'm keeping up my sleeve for the next SCRABBLE game! - why not start at its root cause: overpopulation! Even Dan Brown had something to say about it in his book "Inferno". That subject will be a cop-out as jet-setting politicians convene at the fashionable Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in their $10,000-a-night air-conditioned suites for COP27!

I wrote all this at the end of a day when those who foretell the weather one whole day in advance had promised a beautifully warm 26 degrees; instead, I sat inside, rugged up and with a beanie on my head. And I am not the only one who knows that, among Australian meteorological predictions, a margin of error of 25 percent must often be assumed, which is probably not much better than what many of us could have predicted with a wetted finger. Will modelling of expected climate change be any more reliable?

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