British Documentary: Global Warming 'Biggest Scam of Modern Times'

A British television station is set to do something that no American network (including Fox News) has ever done--air a lengthy documentary arguing that global warming is not caused by humans.

The Washington Times has the story:

With a packet of claims that are almost certain to defy conventional
wisdom, a television documentary to be aired in Britain this week
condemns man-made global warming as a myth that has become "the biggest
scam of modern times."

The program titled "The Great Global Warming Scandal" and set
for screening by TV Channel 4 on Thursday dismisses claims that high
levels of greenhouse gases generated by human activity causes climate
change. Instead, the program suggests that the sun itself is the real
culprit.[...]

In his program, Mr. Durkin rejects the concept of man-made
climate change, calling it "a lie ... the biggest scam of modern
times."

The truth, he says, is that global warming "is a
multibillion-dollar worldwide industry, created by fanatically
anti-industrial environmentalists, supported by scientists peddling
scare stories to chase funding, and propped up by compliant politicians
and the media."

Channel 4 says that the program features "an impressive
roll-call of experts," including nine professors, who are experts in
climatology, oceanography, meteorology, biogeography and
paleoclimatology.

There's lots more:

Scientists in the Channel 4 documentary cite what they claim
is another discrepancy involving conventional research, saying that
most of the recent global warming occurred before 1940, after which
temperatures around the world fell for four decades.

Mr. Durkin's skeptical specialists view this as a flaw in the
official view, because the worldwide economic boom that followed the
end of World War II produced more carbon dioxide, and therefore should
have meant a rise in global temperatures -- something he says did not
happen.

"The Great Global Warming Swindle" also questions an assertion
by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report,
published last month, that it was backed by some 2,500 of the world's
leading scientists.

Another of Mr. Durkin's professors, Paul Reiter of Paris'
Pasteur Institute, an expert in malaria, calls the U.N. report a "sham"
because, he says, it included the names of scientists -- including his
own -- who disagreed with the report and who resigned from the panel.

"That is how they make it seem that all the top scientists are agreed," he says. "It's not true."

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