Spanning 1.2 billion acres, Canada's boreal forest is the largest intact forest ecosystem on the planet. This unique environment is home to hundreds of species of migratory fish and birds, and contains carbon-rich soil and permafrost critical to the fight against global warming.
In honor of ClimateGate 2.0 (for coverage see WhatsUpWithThat's ClimateGate 2.0 thread), here's an encore presentation of The Great Global Warming Swindle (previously featured in our now defunct daily clips section), a polemic documentary film that argues against the scientific consensus that global warming is "very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic (man-made) greenhouse gas concentrations".
The film, made by British television producer Martin Durkin, showcases scientists, economists, politicians, writers, and others who are sceptical about the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming. The programme's publicity materials assert that man-made global warming is "a lie" and "the biggest scam of modern times." Its original working title was "Apocalypse my arse", but the title The Great Global Warming Swindle was later adopted as an allusion to the 1980 mockumentary The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle about British punk band The Sex Pistols. The UK's Channel 4 premiered the documentary on 8 March 2007. The channel described the film as "a polemic that drew together the well-documented views of a number of respected scientists to reach the same conclusions. This is a controversial film but we feel that it is important that all sides of the debate are aired." According to Hamish Mykura, Channel 4's head of documentaries, the film was commissioned "to present the viewpoint of the small minority of scientists who do not believe global warming is caused by anthropogenic production of carbon dioxide." Although the documentary was welcomed by global warming sceptics, it was criticised by scientific organisations and individual scientists (including two of the film's contributors). The film's critics argued that it had misused and fabricated data, relied on out-of-date research, employed misleading arguments, and misrepresented the position of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Channel 4 and Wag TV (the production company) accepted some of the criticism, correcting some errors in subsequent releases.
Raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues.
She is the daughter of the famous Environmental Scientist and Geneticist David Suzuki. Here in a video from her address to the UN Earth Summit (1992) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she silences and inspires on the issue of environmental destruction, poverty, wastes of war and the abuse of personal freedoms which she sees as unjust and a perfect example of those in charge not leading by example.
A full transcript is available at:
Lord Monckton confronting a member of greenpeace with her ignorance on information sources and official reports!rnrnGlobal warming / climate change could indeed be a scam!! Check the facts for yourself!!!
Al Gore has justÂ cancelled a high-profile appearance at the upcoming Copenhagen climate change conference only days after â€˜ClimateGateâ€™ revelations cast doubt on the legitimacy of the scientific â€˜consensusâ€™ (â€œhiding the declineâ€ is not scientific in any respect). Just days ago, CRU director Phil Jones stepped down from his position at East Anglia University.
Further, Gore has beenÂ confronted byÂ We Are Change and other groups at book signing events everywhere he goesâ€“ and apparently his only response to charges of fraud is to unleash his goons to drag out dissenters. Sounds like Eco-fascism to me. Itâ€™s easy to reach consensus when opponents are barred from the conversation.