Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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Industrial production in the early decades of the 20th century was still in its infancy – restricted to only a few countries, handicapped by war and economic depression. After the Second World War, things changed. Consumer goods like refrigerators and washing machines and TVs and cars began to be mass-produced for an international market. Historians call this global explosion of industrial activity the post-war economic boom. So how does the industrial story compare with the temperature record?

[Comment 42: At this point, the original transmission (on Channel 4, 8 March, 2007) showed the following graph of world temperatures, which it attributed to NASA, with a time axis running from around 1875 to 2005, and two arrows to illustrate the claim that most of the rise in temperature [since the mid-19th century] occurred before 1940:

World Temp – 120 Years

An investigation by The Independent newspaper (see revealed that the graph used by the Channel 4 programme was taken directly from a non-peer-reviewed paper by Arthur Robinson and Zachary Robinson of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (see page 154), with co-authors Sallie Baliunas and Dr Willie Soon (see page 138) of the George C. Marshall Institute (see page 149).

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Comment 42: 20th Century Cooling / Graph from the film: World Temp 120 Years]


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