Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Dr Samuel Mowangi, Kenyan doctor]



Lighting only?

[Dr Samuel Mowangi]



What happens when you put lighting plus the refrigerator and others, what happens?

[Dr Samuel Mowangi]

It sounds an alarm.


Sounds an alarm?

[Dr Samuel Mowangi]



Can we maybe see that?

[Plugs in fridge, alarm sounds]


The solar panels allow Dr Samuel Mowangi to use either the lights or the refrigerator but not both at the same time – if he does, the electricity shuts down. Wind and solar power are notoriously unreliable as a source of electricity and are at least 3 times more expensive than conventional forms of electrical generation.

[Comment 130: This section of the programme is just a criticism of the size of the solar panel but is misleadingly presented as an argument against solar technology. If a hospital in the tropics has a tiny solar panel that isnt powerful enough to supply it with the electricity it needs, the cheapest solution is frequently to provide it with many more solar panels and possibly a wind generator, as well as an energy efficient refrigerator (see paragraph number 2 of Comment 129, page 109). In the tropics, if the hospital is a long way from the electricity grid, then solar power is quite possibly as cheap as or cheaper than a grid connection, and is sometimes much cheaper; because it is not necessary to build the power cables or the power station. Also, there is no need to buy oil or other fuel on the international market. So even if the solar panel is relatively expensive to install, it could be much cheaper to run.

So again the narrator has set out to mislead the audience using fallacious arguments and misrepresentations of the facts.]

(In breach of the 2003 Communications Act Section 265, Ofcom 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12)

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Comment 130: Criticism of size of a tiny solar panel misrepresented as argument against solar technology]


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