Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Cut to Pieter Brueghel painting of figures in the snow.]

[Comment 36: The palaeoclimatic evidence suggests that the Little Ice Age was not a very cold period in the earths history, but was probably less that 1°C cooler than today on a hemispheric or global scale, and was more intense in some regions (for example, Europe) than in others (see IPCC 2001: Hence, showing a picture from Europe with narration stating that the Little Ice Age was very cold gives a highly misleading impression of global climate during this period.

It also attempts to imply to the viewer that anecdotal evidence such as paintings can be used as a reliable proxy for accurate temperature measurements, which it cannot – for example, see page 7 of the Jones/Mann report Climate Over Past Millennia, at:]

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

[Dr Philip Stott]

In the 14 century, Europe plunged into the Little Ice Age; and where wed look for evidence of this are the old illustrations and prints and pictures of Old Father Thames; because during the hardest and toughest winters of that Little Ice Age the Thames would freeze over. And there were wonderful ice fairs held on the Thames – skating, and people actually selling things on the ice.

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