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The Great Global Warming Swindle: A Film Documentary


***** free film documentary The ***** Global ***** Swindle (2007), found online at,presents a controversi*****l response to alleg*****ions that global warming is a result of mankind's pollution of the atmosphere by human generated greenhouse gases. The documentary presents the ideas and studies ***** scient*****ts who take the unpopular position that global warming is a n*****tural event, and that it is consistent with the earth's ever changing weather conditions; and that the current global ***** "scare" is to promote business profits in those sectors of business ***** stand to benefit financially from global warming as an "event."

The ***** warming theor*****ts have responded ***** the documentary ***** their counter argument; some are good, and others are weak. The proposal of this essay is to attempt to present both sides; what ***** *****ed in the film documentary, how it is debunked by supporters of the global warm*****g theory, and what information presented in the documentary and in ***** response can be debunked; ***** what ***** left after the debunking. What science remains after applying science to both arguments?

The Controversy

The film documentary The Great ***** Warming Swindle (2007), ***** director Martin Durkin, features ***** of ***** world's - and certainly the United States' - most highly credible and respected scientists in a discussion on global warm*****g. The scientists are taking the position that global warming is occurring, but ***** it is more scientifically seen ***** ***** natural forces ***** nature as opposed to the man-made ***** g*****ses or CO2 put in***** the atmosphere by mank*****d. *****ir argument about global warming as a ***** occurrence ***** compelling, and convincing.

At the foundation of ***** *****, which h***** garnered great support, including celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, ***** political force, like former Vice President Al Gore who has made a film *****bout man's abuse of fossil fuels; is the notion that ***** warming is bringing about climate change that ***** responsible for everything from the melting of the icebergs at the north pole, to tidal waves and hurri*****es (*****, A., *****n Inconvenient Truth, 2006, motion-picture).

In response to the allegations that mankind and, especially, that CO2 - regardless of who put it into the air; mankind, plants, ***** residual of the decaying plant and life processes. A group ***** scientists, including highly respected Professor Tim Ball, of the University of Winnipeg; Professor Niv Shaviv, University of Jerusalem; ***** Ian Clark, University ***** Ottawa; Professor John Christy of the University of Alabama ***** lead author International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Philip Stott, University of London; Professor Richard Lindzen, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and ***** ***** Harvard and o*****r ***** respected universities around the w*****ld. Have come together on film, loaded with scientific informati***** *****, if it does not refute ***** responsibility for global warming, at least demonstrates that there is a lack of ***** evidence to ***** that contention.

Because it is highly controversial, and because these scientists have ********** the unpopular


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