Tuesday, March 13, 2007

C4: The Great Global Warming Swindle

If you watch one video this year...

The great global warming swindle focusses not on the material I've always found more convincing; the policy analysis of emissions curbs. Instead, it takes the science on directly with great verve and makes a case I haven't really heard all in one place before.


Update: This is the best response I've heard to the points the programme raises. Make up your own mind on the science, I'm inclined to believe that the truth is that there is good evidence for something close to the IPCC convention view of what is going on but that it is far less extreme and certain than the green movement is pretending to boost its political case. This is the kind of view that Lawson's speech and most of my own writing on the subject is based upon and is not overly dependent on a particular side of the scientific debate.

1 comment:

Richard Beddard said...

I agree. It's a shame the debate is so polarised. The 'consensus' view is in fact a majority view and we need to be doing something about it. But we can't ignore the fact that the majority view might only be partly right, or not right at all. Obviously money must be thrown at mitigating climate change but equally importantly scientists must keep an open mind and C02 must not crowd out other avenues of research. There's evidence of that in other fashionable areas of science too. I blogged about it too!.