Monday, March 05, 2007

"The Great Global Warming Swindle"

Channel 4 in the UK will be airing a documentary that argues that the earth's climate changes due to solar radiation rather than because of man-made greenhouse gases.

Here are some choice quotes from an article on the documentary:

"In fact, the experts in the film argue that increased CO2 levels are actually a result of temperature rises, not their cause, and that this alternate view is rarely heard. 'So the fundamental assumption, the most fundamental assumption of the whole theory of climate change due to humans, is shown to be wrong.'"

and

"Finally, the film argues that restricting CO2 emissions could actually be damaging for people in the developing world. James Shikwati, Kenyan director of the Inter Region Economic Network, says: 'The rich countries can afford to engage in some luxurious experimentation with other forms of energy, but for us we are still at the stage of survival.

'I don't see how a solar panel is going to power a steel industry, how a solar panel is going to power a railway network, it might work, maybe, to power a small transistor radio.

'The thing that emerges from the whole environmental debate is the point that there is somebody keen to kill the African dream, and the African dream is to develop. We are being told don't touch your resources, don't touch your oil, don't touch your coal; that is suicide.'"

1 comment:

Psyclist said...

John,

Did you see the special on Discovery regarding the tomb of Jesus?

Some of the assertions bite at the foundation of Christianity. I wouldn't argue that Christianity is not valid due to the assertions in that documentary.

Nor would I argue that Christianity is invalid because some of the recent news that evangelical leaders have strayed from their teachings.

You may be aware that American industry is actually driving additional regulation of CO2. Keeping the issue of global warming at arms length versus embracing it is a disservice to the science of global warming.