Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

Appendix E: Media Coverage Afforded to the Contributors to the Channel 4 Programme

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The New York Times (US), November 15, 2006: Climate Plan Is Criticized As a Risky Bet: [Note: In the complaint we forgot to provide a link to the article being cited, for some reason; but the abstract seems to have been obtained from the LexisNexis AlaCarte database, which has since been discontinued. However, the LexisNexis database appears to have been confusing two articles with each other. The November 15, 2006 article that the abstract refers to is actually the transcript of an E&ETV interview with Avery and Singer, which is at; whereas The New York Times article Climate Plan Is Criticized As a Risky Bet, which also quotes Fred Singer, was in fact published on February 26, 2002, and is at] the abstract reads as follows:

Dennis Avery and Fred Singer, co-authors of the new book, Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, discuss why they think Democratic leadership will not produce much change


The Calgary Sun (Canada), June 4, 2006: Public Warming To Kyoto Debate, states (see: [Note: The link we provided in our complaint was to a version of the article that was in the now discontinued LexisNexis AlaCarte database. The article itself no longer appears to be on the web. However, there are many other similar press articles on the web, such as the Edmonton Suns article Granddaddy of Canadian heat waves, at, which also quotes Tim Ball extensively.]

Scientists – those men and women whose work is supposed to be the basis for all pro-Kyoto policy – continue to speak out more and more against the establishment view on climate change.

The article goes on to quote Tim Ball as saying:

Over the past 10 years, the public has been hoodwinked into thinking our emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are leading to a climate catastrophe. In reality, CO2 is essential for photosynthesis and its rise and fall has never been closely correlated with the warming and cooling of the planet


The Observer (UK), May 13, 2007, Watch out, Nigella: dads back in town: profile of Nigel Lawson ( The introductory paragraph reads:

Nigel Lawson may be in idyllic semi-retirement in France – but, as he tells William Keegan, he still has the stomach for a battle over climate change that could keep him in the headlines alongside his celebrity offspring.


The BBC (UK), October 25, 1999, Ignore global warming hype says scientist, written by Philip Stott:


The Sunday Times (UK), February 11, 2007: An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change, written by Nigel Calder:


The New York Times (US), November 18, 2006: Preaching Free-Market Gospel to Skeptical Africa, a two page profile on James Shikwati:


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