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The Great Global Warming Swindle: A Film Documentary


The free film documentary The Great Global ***** Swindle (2007), found online at,presents a controversi*****l response to allegations that global warming is a result of mankind's pollution of the atmosphere by human generated greenhouse gases. ***** documentary presents the ideas and studies ***** scientists who take the unpopular position that ***** warming is a natural event, and ***** it is cons*****tent 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 global warming theor*****ts have responded to the documentary with their counter argument; some are good, and others are weak. The proposal of this essay is to attempt to present both sides; what ***** presented in the film documentary, how it is debunked by supporters of the ***** warm*****g theory, and what information presented in the documentary and in ***** ***** can be debunked; ***** ***** is left after the debunking. What science remains after applying science to both arguments?

The Controversy

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

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

In response to the ***** that mankind and, especially, that ***** - regardless of who put it in***** the air; mankind, plants, ***** residual of the decaying plant and life processes. A group of scient*****ts, including highly ***** Professor Tim Ball, of the Univers*****y of Winnipeg; ***** Niv Shaviv, University of Jerusalem; Professor Ian Clark, University of Ottawa; ***** 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 ***** from Harvard and other highly respected universities around the world. Have come together on film, loaded with scientific in*****mation *****, if it does not refute mankind's responsibility for ***** warming, at least demonstrates that there is a lack of scientific evidence to support that contention.

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


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