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    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    Anyone else watch this?

    The Great Global Warming Swindle


    Channel 4, Thursday 8 March, 9pm

    Are you green? How many flights have you taken in the last year? Feeling guilty about all those unnecessary car journeys? Well, maybe there's no need to feel bad.

    According to a group of scientists brought together by documentary-maker Martin Durkin, if the planet is heating up, it isn't your fault and there's nothing you can do about it.

    We've almost begun to take it for granted that climate change is a man-made phenomenon. But just as the environmental lobby think they've got our attention, a group of naysayers have emerged to slay the whole premise of global warming.
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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    Like I am really going to believe a bogus Marxist's view on Global Warming

    Next crappy global warming refute please......

    The Michael Moore of the UK.

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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    Quote Originally Posted by liquidsoul View Post
    Like I am really going to believe a bogus Marxist's view on Global Warming

    Next crappy global warming refute please......

    The Michael Moore of the UK.

    Marxist's.... crappy refute... fatman? I must be missing the connection.

    But were I to compare this show to the one the Goracle recently got Hollyweird accolades for.. I call it junk science and half truths vs. scientific fact... Gore being the one pushing the junk science bit.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    I believe jimz and I discussed Durkin and his little program in Rolleyes. If I remember correctly, he's a lying sack of shit.
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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    Quote Originally Posted by Orangutan View Post
    I believe jimz and I discussed Durkin and his little program in Rolleyes. If I remember correctly, he's a lying sack of shit.
    Say what you will about Durkin, I know not much about his background. Perhaps it merits investigation on my part.

    That said, the people interviewed are not nutjobs with no credentials. The evidence they provide is pretty up front, no smoke and mirrors I can see. Their conclusions are far more believable and scientifically reinforced than those of the opinions from the GW crowd.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    So I was thinking this morning (after reading a global warming link posted by Dutch) about the parallels between the Global Warming hype and the WMD hype leading up to the Iraq war... and then I read comments comparing Durkin to Moore!

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    "Professor Carl Wunsch (professor of physical oceanography at MIT), stated that he was "completely misrepresented" by Durkin in his documentary. Currently considering making a formal complaint, Wunsch claims he was "totally misled" as to the content of the program."
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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    ^^^

    Yup, and I have heard other scientists are "outraged" on how their views were interpretted. Looks to me like Durkin is full of shit. Let me see if I can find those links again. I found them on Digg or slashdot one of the two.

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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    ^^^ Got a link?
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    Working on it....

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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

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    Re: Scientists -vs- celebrities on Global Warming
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    No I'm not! I'm just being courteous to you, by providing articles for your reading pleasure, that appear to take the position you seem to be exposing. Certainly a better scietific reference than PBS, Nightline, Union of Concerned Scientists' (who aren't) etc. etc. Presuming climate is changing and there is nothing we can do about it, but rather than tell the truth, they want to point the finger at someone else, the evil AmeriKa, evil Bush, and evil Suv's.


    This needs to be a straight scientific -to- scientific debate, w/o celebrities, politicians, & enviro-wackos.

    IE: No super hurricane season, no pandemic bird flu, no cure for aids (but it is preventable) or any other 'cause de jour' you care to name.

    Now for another view, watch this. Global Warming a hoax?

    When will you learn..I actually check out your links. I repeatedly find evidence to counter your suppositions within your links. But you never counter those...wonder why..
    Any way those sites you berated me for I stated when I posted them that I was not offering them as evidence.
    For your latest post to me...I have this:
    PIRATES!!!!!! Average global temp change vs number of PIRATES!
    That is yours! you made it and you are trying to bump your hits! It's the same sense of humor IMHO!
    Is that what this is all about?
    At least this is not that bad! ok... here we go..

    Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982, with a remit to broadcast distinctive programmes. Under the Communications Act 2003, Channel 4 has a duty to provide high quality innovative programming that is experimental, creative and appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society.

    Channel 4 has always supported, and will continue to support the independent sector (the majority of Channel 4's programming being commissioned from independent production companies) with a strong commitment to regional production, original programming and schools/educational output.

    Channel 4 is funded by commercial activity, principally through the sale of advertising airtime.

    Channel 4 reinvests its profits in programming and the development of new content and services. The Film4 channel was launched in November 1998, E4 first went on air in January 2001, and October 2005 saw the start of the More4 channel. Towards the end of 2000, the commercial services arm of the Channel Four Television Corporation, 4 Ventures Limited (which runs these channels) was established.

    Channel 4 is currently broadcast in the UK on analogue and digital services. The day-to-day management and control of the Corporation and its policies and functions are managed by the Chief Executive and the other executive directors, who are accountable to the Board. The majority of Board members are non-executive, appointed by Ofcom with the approval of the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport.
    Ok I expect better! step up scoot!
    I like you but I must call you out on this one.
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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    ^^^ Sorry DK... not sure what your message is here.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    I am referring to you source.
    Channel 4 sounds like a news media source available over the air, in fact it is not.
    http://www.channel4.com/learning/mic.../teachers.html

    http://www.channel4.com/corporate/4producers/

    Scoot please read this: http://www.channel4.com/about4/annualreport.html
    Should tork you off!
    "The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church"[Ferdinand Magellan]
    "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." [Albert Einstein]
    "With or without (religion) you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."[Physicist and Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg]

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    Re: The Great Global Warming Swindle

    You guys can buy into the global warming thing if you want its still a theory with a lot of holes in it not too much unlike the strainer I use to drain the water off my pasta.

    Argue on dont let me stop you just wanted to add my 2 cents

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