January 13, 2010 10:55:15 AM CET
The notion of global warming being caused by human produced CO2 or otherwise is not supported by scientific fact...
There is a massive body of evidence supporting global warming. The science is robust, well-documented and peer-reviewed.
The idiotic program you linked to has been ripped to shreds on a variety of websites as a simple google search will demonstrate. It's full of lies and deceit, it used the views of nutcases, people who have no training in the field of climatology, and distorted the views of those who have.
I was really, really, hoping
that someone would link to this program because it allows me to dust-off my handy cut-out-and-keep destruction of that program.
Tim Ball for instance is described in the program as “Professor Tim Ball, University of Winnipeg, Department of Climatology," which is odd because the University of Winnipeg does not have a department of climatology!
Here is a helpful list of the U of W’s departments for you to check.http://uwwebpro.uwinnipeg.ca/index/uwdirectory-app
In fact Ball is not a climatologist at all, he’s a retired geography professor, he was not as he falsely claims the “world’s first Climatology PhD.” He works as an executive for the NSRP which is an alleged think tank funded entirely by Canada’s energy production industry.
Carl Wunsch is
a leading climatologist, but he claims he was tricked into appearing in the film and his views were distorted and taken out of context.http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/mar/1...casting.science
Wunsch goes on to say; "The Great Global Warming Swindle, was 'grossly distorted' and 'as close to pure propaganda as anything since World War Two.'"
The first two minutes of the movie boldly states that Global Warming is a lie. Which means that all these following agencies must be part of a vast conspiracy to lie to us….
The National Academies of Science (or their equivalent) of China, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, United States, Japan, Italy and and Germany, the UK's Royal Society, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; NASA; and NOAA, to name a few.
The program oddly fails to mention that no peer-reviewed body of evidence exists to support the deniers claims.http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5702/1686Paul Reiter
then makes an appearance. A search of sciencedirect.com shows that he has written more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. Impressive you might think – except that these articles are in the field of infection and infection control.
Reiter is listed as working for or yet another think tank, The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy. He neglects to mention that it is largely funded by a donation of $673000 from Exxon-Mobil.
Now it’s Paul Cooper’s turn. Guess what? He’s not a climatologist either! He’s a Paleobiologist. He also works for (you guessed it) a think tank that lobbies against Global warming! (You see a pattern emerging here?) This one’s called the National Resource Stewardship Project
. An organization that has refused to divulge its source of funding.
Up next is Roy Spencer
he’s an evangelical Christian who works for The Evangelical Climate Initiative
. Funded by a $2.3million grant from our old friends at Mobil Exxon. It goes almost without saying that he’s not a climatologist.
THESE WERE JUST THE GUYS IN THE PROGRAM’S INTRODUCTION.
IT GETS WORSE.
Here are some of the lies and red-herrings they go on to propagate and their refutations.1. The Mini Ice age
Thoroughly de-bunked by a real climate scientist here.http://sciencepoliticsclimatechange.blogsp...le-ice-age.html2.Medieval Warming Period.
You know, the whole ‘grapes in southern England’ balonie.
Here’s the refutation...http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2006...ust-as-warm.php3. Water vapour is 95% of the atmosphere, so CO2 is unimportant
I could go on, in fact I will later today when I have time. I hadn’t considered this up till now, but what this debunking exercise shows is how climate change deniers such as Papasutra and Wanda are tools of capitalism. Major corporations such as Exxon Mobil and the car-manufacturing industry are funding a massive P.R. exercise designed to halt climate-change legislation, and increase their profits.
So more later…