This compilation of video clips from the film ”The Great Global Warming Swindle” discusses various reasons why many scientists, journalists, and political organizations such as the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) have a vested interest in distorting information related to global warming issues.
Many scientists depend on a perception of a danger from the effects of global warming in order to receive funding for their research, political organizations use it to push agendas which are often not even related to the environment, and media outlets often hype inaccurate scientific reports to appease powerful political elites who have an increasing control over corporate media.
Following is a written description and partial transcripts of the information in this video clip.
After a brief introductory segment, it is explained how in 2005 a House of Lords Inquiry was set up to examine the scientific evidence of man-made global warming. A leading figure in that inquiry was Lord Lawson of Blaby who was the first politician to commit government money to global warming research in the 1980s. Lawson explains, ”We had a very very thorough inquiry— took evidence from a whole lot of experts in this area and produced a report. What surprised me was to discover how weak and uncertain the science was. In fact, there are more and more thoughtful people, some who are a little frightened to come out in the open but who quietly and privately, and some of them publicly are saying, ‘hang on, wait a minute .. this simply doesn’t add up.’”
It is shown how in 1974, the BBC aired a show warning of impending global cooling and a potential coming ice age, and it is explained how scientists who felt that the atmosphere might be warmed by the addition of Carbon Dioxide were ridiculed. Then as temperatures started to rise again during the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher had an agenda for moving away from coal power and toward nuclear power, so she offered governmental financial assistance to scientists who would show a correlation between increased CO2 due to man’s activities and global warming. She also initially set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). From the outset, the IPCC stressed the significance of man-made CO2 for the changes in the temperature of the climate and disregarded much of the previous climate science including the role of the sun which had been the subject of a major meeting at the royal society only a few months earlier.
Activists often find the subject of man-made global warming to be an important issue to protest as CO2 is a major byproduct of industrialism. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, explains that the environmental movement was quick to embrace the issue of global warming because the public was increasingly becoming aware and agreeing with other environmental issues, which tended to move many in the environmentalist movement to find more extreme and anti-establishment positions. He also explains that as Communism fell in the Soviet Union, activists from other areas moved into the environmentalist movement and brought with them anti-capitalism and anti-globalization agendas which many linked with CO2 being the byproduct of industrialism. [ Note— Although environmentalists are often led to believe that it is ”anti-globalist” or ”anti-capitalist” to have views to opposing man-made global warming, it is actually shown that global warming issues are being exploited for imposing dangerous and deceptive globalist agendas. See Motives of the Globalist Establishment - from 'Global Warming or Global Governance?', and Behind the Big News: Infiltration of the Anti-WTO Movement. ]
By the early 1990s, global warming was a full-blown political campaign which was attracting media attention, and as a result more government funding. Prior to George Bush Sr.’s Presidency, the budget for climate science was around $170 million a year, and eventually it jumped to $2 billion a year, which brought many jobs and new people into the area of science who often otherwise would not be interested in the subject, says Professor Richard Lindzen. A number of scientists are shown explaining how many are frequently pressured into biasing their research toward global warming in order to receive funding from grant applications.
The media often attempts to over-dramatisize issues concerning man-made global warming, because it makes for interesting news. A new generation of reporters known as "environmental journalists" frequently have an obligation to report on issues which reinforce the theories of man-made global warming or else risk loosing their job. Also many newspaper editors frequently are looking for increasingly sensational news stories about global warming, even though many experts show that the current warming is a part of a natural cycle which has been happening for the entire history of the Earth.
The IPCC frequently makes false claims concerning greenhouse warming, such as claims that the continued warming of the climate will lead to the spread of Malaria to regions of the world where it currently does not exist. This claim is rebuffed by Professor Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who is one of the world’s leading experts in Malaria and other insect-borne diseases, and he explains how research of contributing scientists is often distorted to fit the agendas of the IPCC to be subsequently published. Mr. Reiter also explains that when he resigned from the IPCC due to issues of his work being distorted, his name remained on the final draft of the report along with others, and he had to threaten legal action in order to get his name removed. He also explains that others have reservations about being on the list of 2,500 of those who support the theory of man made global warming as well, but many have been included in the list anyway.
Research into Global Warming is now one of the best funded areas of science. The US Government alone now spends more than $4 Billion a year. According to NASA climatologist Roy Spencer, scientists who are skeptical and speak out against global warming have a lot to loose as they are frequently not funded. Other scientists claim that having the view that global warming is not caused by man are frequently accused of taking money from interests such as the energy industry, while the opposite is actually more often true.
Narrator: ”There is now a powerful institutional momentum behind the idea of man made global warming. Here in Nairobi, dedicated civil servants, professional NGO campaigners, carbon offset fund manager, environmental journalists and others have gathered for a ten day conference sponsored by the UN to discuss climate change. The number of delegates exceeds 6,000.
Professor John Christy, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville: ”The billions of dollars invested in climate science means there is a huge constituency of people dependent upon those dollars. And they will want to see that carry forward. Happens in any bureaucracy. ”
Lord Lawson of Blaby: ”Anybody who then stands up and says ‘Hey wait a minute, let’s look at this cooly and rationally and carefully and see how much this stands up’— they will be ostracized.”
Patrick Moore: ”The environmental movement really is a political activist movement, and they have become hugely influential at a global level, and every politician is aware of that today. Wether you are on the left, the middle or the right, you have to pay homage to the environment.”
The United States government, once a bastion of resistance, has succumbed— George Bush is now an Ally. Western Governments have now embraced the need for international agreements to restrain industrial production in the developed and the developing world. But at what cost? Paul Driessen is an environmental campaigner: ”My biggest concern with global warming is that the policies being pushed to supposedly prevent global warming are having a disastrous effect on the world’s poorest people.”
Some activists believe that it is best to be on the ”safe side” of the global warming issue no matter what the reality may be, and to follow strategies for cutting carbon dioxide emissions anyway using a ”precautionary principle.” However many of these strategies are designed with ulterior motives and can even have dangerous implications if implemented, especially in the developing world.
Paul Driessen, Author, ”Eco-Imperialism; Green Power, Black Death”— ”The ‘precautionary principle’ is a very interesting beast, it it basically used to promote a particular agenda or ideology, it is always used in one direction only- it talks about the risks of using a particular technology— fossil fuels, for example, but never the risks of not using it. It never talks about the benefits of having that technology.”
As examples shown, many people in developing nations would benefit from the use of fossil fuels as those in western countries do, however many are limited from doing so under proposed legislation which reinforces populations using unhealthy practices such as relying on cooking methods which create deadly indoor smoke.
Despite Africa having coal and oil reserves, environmental groups are campaigning against the use of these sources of energy in favor unreliable solar and wind power.
James Shikwati, Economist & Author, ”If you were to ask a rural person to define Development, they’ll tell you, yes, I’ll know I’ve moved to the next level, when I have electricity. Actually not having electricity creates such a long chain of problems, because the first thing you miss is the light. So you get that they have to go to sleep earlier, because there’s no light. There’s no reason to stay awake. I mean, you can’t talk to each other in darkness.”
Narrator: ”No refrigeration or modern packaging means that food cannot be kept. The fire in the hut is too smoky and consumes too much wood to be used as heating. There is no hot water. We in the West cannot begin to imagine how hard life is without electricity. The life expectancy of people who live like this is terrifyingly short, their existence impoverished in every way.”
James Shikwati, ”The question would be how many people in Europe, how many people in United States are already using that kind of energy ? And how cheap is it ? You see, if it’s expensive for the Europeans, if it’s expensive for the Americans, and we are talking about poor Africans, you know, it doesn’t make sense. The rich countries can afford to engage in some luxurious experimentation with other forms of energy, but for us we are still at the stage of survival.”
James Shikwati, ”The challenge we have when we meet Western environmentalists who say we must engage in the use of solar panels and Wind Energy, is how we can have Africa industrialized. Because I don’t see how a solar panel is going to power a steel industry. How a solar panel, you know, is going to power some railway train network. It might work maybe to power a small transistor radio.”
Narrator: ”The theory of Man-Made Global Warming is now so firmly entrenched, the voices of opposition so effectively silenced, it seems invincible, untroubled by any contrary evidence, no matter how strong. The Global Warming alarm is now beyond reason.”
Dr Frederick Singer, ”There will still be people who believe that this is the end of the world, particularly when you have for example the Chief Scientist of the UK telling people that by the end of the Century the only habitable place on the Earth will be the Antarctic. And Humanity may survive thanks to some breeding couples who move to the Antarctic. I mean, this is hilarious. It would be hilarious, actually, if it weren’t so sad.”
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