The Great Global Warming Swindle

To: John Tongue <>
Subject: The Great Global Warming Swindle
From: "Scott O'Keeffe" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:54:12 +1000
John Tongue wrote:

Sadly typical of all media that they will enthusiastically air something that is deliberately controversial or provocative, just to boost ratings! "Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story".

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

On 13/07/2007, at 8:23 AM, L&L Knight wrote:

Actually, it think it is oxymoronic for the ABC to bestow the appellation "documentary" to a stitch-up job. An example of the program's misleading presentation is provided at http:// details/2007/07/13/1183833724424.html .

The program claimed that changes in solar activity were the reason why the climate was changing. However, the "evidence" it provided was a graph comparing temperatures to sunspot activity, which happened to end at 1980. Given that sunspot activity has declined since 1980 while many of the hottest years on record have occurred since that date, it is obvious that it is not the cause of the climate change we are experiencing, a point that the program conveniently ignores.

That the ABC enthusiastically promoted the program says something about what is going on at the ABC.

Regards, Laurie.

On Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 08:02  PM, Russell Woodford wrote:

This is being shown on ABC TV at 8.30pm tonight (both 1 and 2 at the same time, oddly). Replayed Saturday night on ABC 2

There is a panel discussion after the movie, with discussion moving to the ABC website thereafter.

Should be rather interesting viewing.


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I think you will find that airing this documentary has little to do with 'boosting ratings', and everything to do with political appointees in the ABC (courtesy of the Howard government) forcing these things to be shown in the name of "balance". When this happens in other countries we call it propaganda, political interference, or social engineering. You can hear the same views on the ABC radio program "counterpoint" on Monday afternoons.

The Howard government has been vigorously, and intelligently criticised by informed members of the liberal party, believe it or not, who are to say the least embarresed by the backwards thinking of the current government. An expose by Guy Pearse, himself a member of the libs, and former confidente of the PM has exposed the dirty tricks that the government and polluting industries are up to. The work is an everyday language version of the findings of Mr Pearse's PhD and it is called "High and Dry". I recommend that everyone interested in conservation, whatever point of view, read this book. Like a good objective scientist, Mr Pearse has not let his party affiliation interfere with reporting the facts as he has found them. He refers to the Howard Government and its business ties as the "Greenhouse Mafia". Its a rivetting read, even for someone with a cynical bent.

Scott O'Keeffe

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