Friday, 13 July 2007

British Global Warming Swindle Documentary Airs in Australia: Argument Shown to Be Fundamentally Flawed

The Great Global Warming Swindle documentary has recently been aired in Australia. The Swindle program's position is that Global Warming is not related to Human activities. However, in vigorous debate it has been shown that the science used in the documentary to make such claims is distorted or just plain wrong.
This link provides 5 brief rebuttals to the core arguments presented in the controversial documentary.

One particular Swindle documentary claim that has recently gained a lot of internet support is that the recent increases in global temperatures are related to increases in the Sun's temperatures. Yes, the Sun does affect the global temperature (along with the Earth's orbit ie. the Ice Ages) but the current short term temperature increases have been going on longer than the recent Sun temperature increase. The correlation lies with the CO2 level increase not the Sun.

Furthermore, I do not think it is a generally good idea to pump billions of tonnes of Carbon into our atmosphere that has hitherto been buried under ground for many millions of years.

The reader must also recognise that all science is based on a level of uncertainty- so we cannot be entirely sure how things will pan out. However, in the case of Global warming, it is better to err on the side of caution.

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