Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Nigel Lawson]

She was very concerned, always – I remember when I was Secretary of State for Energy – to promote nuclear power, long before the issue of climate change came up, because she was concerned about energy security; and she didnt trust the Middle East, and she didnt trust the National Union of Mineworkers: so she didnt trust oil, and she didnt trust coal. Therefore she felt we really had to push ahead with nuclear power. And then when the climate change/global warming thing came up, she felt: well this is great: this is another argument – because it doesnt have any carbon dioxide emissions – this is another argument why you should go for nuclear. And that is what she was really, largely, saying. Its been misrepresented since then.

[Nigel Calder]

And so she said to the scientists – she went to the Royal Society and she said: theres money on the table for you to prove this stuff. So of course they went away and did that.

[Comment 71: There are two speeches by Mrs. Thatchers to the Royal Society that mention climate change (,, neither of which contain anything that could be construed as meaning theres money on the table for you to prove this stuff, or even mention the funding of climate science.]

(In breach of Ofcom 5.7, 5.10)

[Dr Philip Stott]

Inevitably, the moment politicians put their weight behind something, and attach their name to it – in some ways, of course, money will flow; thats the way it goes. And inevitably research development institutions started to bubble up – if we can put it that way – which were going to be researching climate change; but with a particular emphasis on the relationship between carbon dioxide and temperature.


At the request of Mrs Thatcher, the UK Met Office set up a Climate Modelling Unit, which provided the basis for a new international committee called The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.

[Comment 72: This history of the IPCC is inaccurate and apparently intentionally misleading. In fact, the IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These organizations, together with the International Council for Science, had individually and collectively organized conferences in 1979 and 1985, which expressed concern about the human impact on the climate. They subsequently established the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases (AGGG) to ensure periodic assessments of the state of scientific on climate change and its implications. (, PDF). This process culminated in the IPCC, which was proposed in the 10th Congress of the WMO in May 1987 (see, PDF, and the timeline from Australian Bureau of Meteorology at, before its establishment in 1988.

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