Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Nigel Calder]

Where I live we have a local council global warming officer. Theres a huge tail out there of people who have, in one way or another, been recruited to join this particular bandwagon.

[Nigel Lawson]

Anybody who then stands up and says: hey, wait a minute, lets look at this coolly and rationally and carefully; and see how much merit, how much this stands up – they will be ostracised.


Scientists accustomed to the relative civility and obscurity of academic life suddenly find themselves publicly attacked if they dare to challenge the theory of man-made global warming. Vilified by campaign groups, and even within their own universities.

[Dr Tim Ball]

Theres the old English saying: if you stand up in the coconut shy, theyre gonna throw at you; so I understand that theres going to be some of that, but it gets pretty difficult and pretty nasty and very personal; and there ve been, you know, death threats and all sorts of things – so Im not doing it for my health.

[Patrick Moore]

These days, if you are sceptical about the litany around climate change, youre suddenly like as if youre a holocaust denier. The environmental movement, really it is a political activist movement; and they have become hugely influential at a global level. And every politician is aware of that today, whether youre on the left, in the middle or the right, you have to pay homage to the environment.


Conspiracy Theory About Kyoto and the Third World


In the past month, the global warming campaign has won a great victory. The United States government, once a bastion of resistance, has succumbed. George Bush is now an ally.

[Comment 121: [Note: See also the Addendum to this complaintAddendum to this complaint at [PDF], which was submitted to Ofcom on 09 June 2007.] The narrator is referring to the Presidents 2007 State of the Union speech (see:, in which he stated:

Its in our vital interest to diversify Americas energy supply … To reach this goal, we must increase the supply of alternative fuels … Achieving these ambitious goals will dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The primary context of this statement in his speech was thus reducing US dependence on foreign oil, and not climate change, although he does go on to say:

America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that will enable us to live our lives less dependent on oil. And these technologies will help us be better stewards of the environment, and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.

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