Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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As another example, the company Vestas has achieved rapid growth and wealth by creating alternative energy generation technology (see wiki/Vestas). There is also a well-known argument in the environmental economics literature that tight environmental regulations are in fact a business opportunity and that they lead to innovation and new products (see Porter and Van der Linde (1995) Journal of Economic Perspectives,

The aim of this false claim by the film maker is evidently to associate the things that have helped our society to prosper (industrial growth) with tackling climate change, and thus make the public fearful that we will have these things taken away from us if environmentalists have their way. This intentional deception is a manipulation of the publics trust in public service broadcasters.]

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

[Comment 41: In addition, the IPCC 4th Assessment 2007 ( 24ps4t) states that mankind has caused the accelerated rates of climate change that are now being measured:

The understanding of anthropogenic warming and cooling influences on climate has improved since the TAR, leading to very high confidence that the global average net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming, with a radiative forcing of +1.6 [+0.6 to +2.4] W/m2

[IPCC Working Group I Summary For Policymakers 2007, p3]

Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations. This is an advance since the TARs conclusion that most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. Discernible human influences now extend to other aspects of climate, including ocean warming, continental-average temperatures, temperature extremes and wind patterns.

[IPCC Working Group I Summary For Policymakers 2007, p10]

Thus the narrators statement above, in which he implies that because past climate change was natural, it is therefore impossible that current global warming could be driven by human greenhouse gas emissions, is a clear misrepresentation of the current state of scientific knowledge about todays climate change.]

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

[Prof Patrick Michaels]

Anyone who goes around and says that carbon dioxide is responsible for most of the warming of the 20th century hasnt looked at the basic numbers.

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Comment 41: Non-sequitur regarding past and current climate]


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