Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Great Global Warming ...

... Swindle?

Decide for yourselves.

(Warning - 1 hr 15 min long ... so make that cup of tea before you settle in to watch this).

(Hat tip - The wickedly wicked Danu)

P.S. - I'll reserve my position on this for the comments section, so as not to prejudice your viewing pleasure in any way :)


Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

My pleasure.. though I really wanted to know what you think about the video itself and the subject in general..

27 May, 2007 11:16  
Blogger nominally challenged said...

Hmm, I commented on your blog about that. If a discussion evolves here, then great. But at present, my readers seem apathetic at best - or perhaps they don't have the 75 minutes to spare ...

If not, then I reserve the right to continue our discussion on your blog :)

28 May, 2007 06:02  
Blogger Israeli Blogger said...

well, if you have an additional 45 minutes:

Scam of the "Great Global Warming Swindle"

28 May, 2007 14:26  
Blogger Israeli Blogger said...

oh - if you're short on time, skip to around minute 33 in the above video.

28 May, 2007 14:38  
Blogger nominally challenged said...

Hey IB - thanks for posting that :)

Not quite as exciting as the original documentary, but nevertheless interesting. He surprised me, though, by using the same discrediting tactics that he accuses the makers of the original documentary of using. And he completely fails to address one of the salient points (in my view at least) which is the accusation that the environmental lobby is effectively (even if unintentionally) keeping developing countries under-developed.

Apart from that, he failed to convince me that climate change is manmade - he only convinced me that it might be. Well, of course it might be, but by his own argument, it might not.

29 May, 2007 01:22  
Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

Israeli Blogger, thanks for that video.. this squabble can go on forever.

Personally, I'm all for using alternative sources of energy and for cutting down on carbon dioxide emissions, but this sort of forced cut-down on carbon-based fuels is affecting developing countries like my own, India.

Organizations like Greenpeace do have some political backing [and thus power] to push the leaders of developing countries to stop using fossil fuels. They can't completely force them and put them in a dilemma, as such, but they can make them feel very guilty about using fossil fuels. With such guilt, the media labels such nations as 'polluters' and makes lists of the top 10 polluters etc., which is harmful to the country's image.

29 May, 2007 02:27  

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