[DMCForum] Re: Global Warming Swindle
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--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> I haven't finished watching it yet.  Might those people who denounce
it be
> of the mindset we are in a crisis?  :-)  Maybe they should have used a
> really slick, well-known public servant so it would have been believed
> without checking the facts.

I'm only three-quarters of the way through it yet as well, but I've
already counted more glaring inaccuracies and faulty logic than I can
even remember without writing them down...

If you read through the pages I posted links for, you'll see that the
logic used to denounce the viewpoints of the film is not based on the
mindset of the people doing the arguing.  It shows that some of the
tactics used by the film were dirty tricks, not facts.  At least a few
of the "scientists" interviewed are not experts in the field they are
discussing, or have opinions and theories that are presented as proven
fact, when they have not been published or peer-reviewed.

In addition, I happen to know Tim Ball personally, and he is
bankrolled by petroleum companies (a simply Google search will show
many source of these ties).  He used to be a faculty member (not a
professor) in the geography department at the University of Winnipeg,
but now he tours the country making millions telling people what they
want to hear.  The film credits him as a Professor from the Department
of Climatology (which doesn't even exist).

In addition, the film did not mention that there has be NO science in
the peer-reviewed scientific journals refuting anthropogenic global
warming:

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5702/1686

> "The funny thing is that this film can be shown to have done almost
all of
> the things it claims its opponents did to skew the data in the their
favor,
> plus a few more..."
> 
> Given this, which is why I stated previously I will not blatantly
believe
> either side, which side is correct?  Why would anyone adhere to one
side or
> the other without trying to find all of the facts?  I have said it
so many
> times now it has almost lost all meaning to me, but information is
so easy
> to find now, why don't more people do it?

Yeah, it is more and more difficult for the layperson to get real,
true, unmolested data and analysis on this topic.  Both sides have
been politicized and the waters have been muddied to the point where
it's easy not to know which side to trust.

I don't have an answer for you.  You just have to do your due
diligence and research what's being published.

>>Think, research, think some more, then believe.
> 
> Believe what?

Whatever you determine is right.

Would "decide" have been a better word?

Regards,
Jon Heese

> From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of jonheese
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 12:13 AM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Global Warming Swindle
> 
>  
> 
> Ah yes, I remember this program now... I just started watching it and
> I immediately recognized the propaganda from a report I read earlier
> this year on it.
> 
> It is FULL of scientific holes, falsehoods and misrepresentations. 
> See here for a full treatment of the subject:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle>
> .org/wiki/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle
> 
> Make sure you check out the sections "Reactions from scientists",
> "Carl Wunsch Controversy" (where the MIT professor interviews in the
> film claims to have been misled and taken out of context to make it
> sound like he said the opposite of what he actually said), and
> "Contributors to the programme", (where you can see that Tim Ball,
> that ass-clown, is NOT a professor of ANYTHING at ANY university, as
> he claimed in the film).
> 
> The film does have its bits of truth, but it was really badly
> put-together, as anyone with a climate science background could
> plainly see.
> 
> Here's a quick play-by-play of all the holes and controversy:
> http://www.desmogbl
> <http://www.desmogblog.com/a-global-warming-swindle-play-by-play>
> og.com/a-global-warming-swindle-play-by-play
> 
> Here's another well-written analysis:
> http://climatedenia
>
<http://climatedenial.org/2007/05/01/why-was-the-great-global-warming-swindl
> e-so-persuasive/>
> l.org/2007/05/01/why-was-the-great-global-warming-swindle-so-persuasive/
> 
> The funny thing is that this film can be shown to have done almost all
> of the things it claims its opponents did to skew the data in the
> their favor, plus a few more...
> 
> Think, research, think some more, then believe.
> 
> Regards,
> Jon Heese
> 
> --- In DMCForum@yahoogroup <mailto:DMCForum%40yahoogroups.com> s.com,
> "jonheese" <jonheese@> wrote:
> >
> > For anyone interested in this program, it can be downloaded here:
> > 
> > http://jonheese.
> <http://jonheese.com/video/The.Great.Global.Warming.Swindle.avi>
> com/video/The.Great.Global.Warming.Swindle.avi (~698MB)
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Jon Heese
> > 
> > --- In DMCForum@yahoogroup <mailto:DMCForum%40yahoogroups.com> s.com,
> "jonheese" <jonheese@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Cool concept, I'd really like to see that. I'm, *ahem*,
obtaining the
> > > movie right now, and I'll post a link to it when I get it.
> > > 
> > > The comments on that site about incoming comments being 6 to 1 in
> > > favor of its viewpoints are hardly surprising. No one really likes
> > > change, and in the midst of all the global warming nutcases
screaming
> > > about CO2 and the greenhouse effect, it's no wonder people get all
> > > excited and encouraging when a scientific-looking source tells them
> > > that their cars are not killing the planet.
> > > 
> > > It's never been a mystery or a secret (not to me, at least) that
> > > man-made greenhouse gases are in the minority when compared to the
> > > naturally-occurring variety. The more compelling fact is the rate of
> > > change from these sources.
> > > 
> > > Volcanoes aren't spewing any more CO2 than they did 10,000 years
ago,
> > > but there are a good amount more people and animals (think:
livestock)
> > > exhaling, farting and burning hydrocarbons. The science behind the
> > > global greenhouse effect is solid. Whether or not it is the reason
> > > for the recent global warming trend, I don't know for sure.
> > > 
> > > What I do know is that I will not stick my head in the sand and
> > > pretend that everything is okay. At least not until I am
convinced by
> > > scientific research that we are fine the way we're going.
> > > 
> > > Regards,
> > > Jon Heese
> > > 
> > > --- In DMCForum@yahoogroup <mailto:DMCForum%40yahoogroups.com>
s.com,
> Martin Gutkowski <martin@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Early this year I had my entire viewpoint changed by a single TV
> show 
> > > > shown on Channel 4 here in the UK. I'm not someone who is easily
> > swayed 
> > > > on something I thought I knew about - but in the space of 90
> > minutes, I 
> > > > felt like I'd had my eyes opened.
> > > > 
> > > > I seriously suggest you guys buy the DVD when it comes out, or
> > *cough* 
> > > > maybe see if there're any torrents out there.
> > > > 
> > > > http://www.greatglo <http://www.greatglobalwarmingswindle.co.uk/>
> balwarmingswindle.co.uk/
> > > > 
> > > > In my own nutshell, it points out really clearly that CO2 is
NOT a 
> > > > pollutant, nor does increasing levels of CO2 cause an increase in
> > > global 
> > > > temperatures; it's *the other way around*
> > > > 
> > > > My favourite stat they showed was a very simple pie-chart
> showing the 
> > > > proportions of CO2 emitted by animals (you, me, the cat next
> > door), the 
> > > > burning of fossil fuels and VOLCANOES. Did you know that volcanoes
> > are 
> > > > responsible for over a quarter of co2 emissions vs less than 10%
> for 
> > > > fossil fuel burning?
> > > > 
> > > > Anyway, having watched the program makes for some very interesting
> > > debates!
> > > > 
> > > > Martin
> > > >
> > >
> >
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




 
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