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The Great Global Warming Swindle: A Film Documentary

Introduction

***** free film documentary The ***** Global ***** Swindle (2007), found online at http://www.movies*****online.com/documentaries.php#war_on_terror,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. The documentary presents the ideas and studies of scientists who take the unpopular position that ***** warming is a n*****tural event, and ***** it is consistent with the earth's ever changing weather conditions; and that the current global warming "scare" is to promote business profits in those sectors of business ***** stand to benefit financially from global warming as an "*****."

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

The Controversy

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

***** the foundation of ***** argument, which has 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; ***** the notion that global warming is bringing ***** climate change that ***** responsible for everything from the melting of the icebergs at ***** north pole, to tidal waves and hurricanes (Gore, A., An Inconvenient Truth, 2006, motion-picture).

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

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

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