The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


The Great Global Warming Swindle
Definition: A television program written and directed by Martin Durkin that gives an entertaining but sensationalized version of the AGW skeptic's argument. It was first broadcast on March 8, 2007 on Channel 4 in the UK. After that it was shown to a large group of Republican Senators and Congressmen at a private screening in the US. This was perhaps the only time in cinematic history that fossil-fuel corporate executives were cheered by a movie audience.

You are being told lies

I believe that the following quote best captures the intellectual tone of the piece:

"Everywhere you are being told that man-made climate change has been proved beyond a doubt. You are being told lies."



Notes:
1. Click here to read Carl Wunsch's (one of the experts interviewed in the film) scathing critique of the documentary.

2. Australia's ABC TV conducted a very interesting debate about this film in 2007, click here to view it.


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