Video: “The Great Global Warming Swindle”; Update: Scientist says he was swindled — by film’s producers

posted at 1:14 pm on March 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

People have been e-mailing about this since it aired on British TV a few nights ago. Dan Riehl‘s seen it and found it revelatory, particularly in whom it fingers as the culprit behind the GW craze.

I haven’t read enough on the issue to form an informed opinion, but it’s a full blown blue state/red state phenomenon now and I’m sure our readers will be interested. So here it is; 76 minutes’ worth of debunkery. Enjoy.

Update: Fallout.

Professor Wunsch said: “I am angry because they completely misrepresented me. My views were distorted by the context in which they placed them. I was misled as to what it was going to be about. I was told about six months ago that this was to be a programme about how complicated it is to understand what is going on. If they had told me even the title of the programme, I would have absolutely refused to be on it. I am the one who has been swindled.”

When told what the commission had found, he said: “That is what happened to me.” He said he believes it is “an almost inescapable conclusion” that “if man adds excess CO2 to the atmosphere, the climate will warm”.

He went on: “The movie was terrible propaganda. It is characteristic of propaganda that you take an area where there is legitimate dispute and you claim straight out that people who disagree with you are swindlers. That is what the film does in any area where some things are subject to argument.”

The producers deny he was misled.

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Reaps, Indeed (are you referring to this one and the one on the exposé of what goes on in the mosques?).

That’d be the one. But actually, what I meant by namecalling, was the amount of flak they were taking for some of their (I believe it was C4) reporting on the Israel-Hezbollah conflict; In fact I believe it was here on hotair that they linked to some of the ‘rah rah hezbollah’ action going on there. But yet, they seem to be one of the few outlets that screen programs like the mosque reporting and this global warming program

Reaps on March 13, 2007 at 2:56 AM

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