Is the growing business behind the Global Warming "problem" perpetuating a myth that is becoming politically incorrect to question?
According to a group of scientists brought together by British-based documentary-maker Martin Durkin, if the planet is heating up, it isn't your fault... and there's nothing you can do about it.
We've almost begun to take it for granted that climate change is a man-made phenomenon. But just as the environmental lobby think they've got our attention, a group of naysayers have emerged to slay the whole premise of global warming."
Quotes from the 60-minute video available via Google video:
"Climate scientists need there to be a problem in order to get funding."
"There is one thing you shouldn't say. And that is: This might not be a problem"
"This is how the story of how a political campaign turned into a political bandwagon."
From the article in Spiked:
"The Great Global Warming Swindle featured scientists questioning whether global warming is manmade. Some of them argued that the Sun - directly, or through its effect on cosmic rays - causes global warming. Others claimed that CO2 levels are influenced by changes in temperature rather than the other way around. If this were the case, it would turn on its head every fundamental assumption underpinning not just the green movement but also national and international politics, a whole new genre of global warming literature and research, and much of the newly greened education system in Britain: those assumptions being that a rise in CO2 is causing the Earth to warm, that man is responsible for that rise in CO2, and thus we must rein man in."
From the article in UK's The Independent:
"Channel 4 will screen what it calls a 'polemical and thought-provoking documentary' -- The Great Global Warming Swindle - by one of the environmentalists' favourite hate figures, film-maker Martin Durkin. It follows hot on the heels of a decision by David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, to send a copy of Al Gore's box-office hit, An Inconvenient Truth - which this month won two Oscars - to every secondary school throughout the country."