Film on Global Warming Is Challenged
Wednesday April 25, 3:22 pm ET
By Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer
Scientists Demand Changes to Global Warming Skeptic's Film
LONDON (AP) -- A group of British climate scientists is demanding changes to a skeptical documentary about global warming, saying there are grave errors in the program billed as a response to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
"The Great Global Warming Swindle" aired on British television in March and is coming out soon on DVD. It argues that man-made emissions have a marginal impact on the world's climate and warming can better be explained by changing patterns of solar activity.
An open letter sent Tuesday by 38 scientists, including the former heads of Britain's academy of sciences and Britain's weather office, called on producer Wag TV to remove what it called "major misrepresentations" from the film before the DVD release -- a demand its director said was tantamount to censorship.
Can you imagine the "heads of Britain's academy of sciences" writing such a letter to the director of a movie openly skeptical about, say, evolution or the Big Bang? I hear no outcry from these "heads" regarding the exaggerations and hyperbole in Gore's film.
Speaking of our erstwhile Vice President,
Gore has been hired as an adviser to the British government, which plans to send copies of his film to schools around England.
So, according to the article,
British broadcast law demands impartiality on matters of major political and industrial controversy -- and penalties can be imposed for misrepresentations of fact.
Oh, really? Then they must already have decided that "An Inconvenient Truth" is the gospel according to Gore. No misrepresentations there, no sir! No fixation on the absolute maximum possible negative effects of any and all conceivable factors contributing to climate change to make it look like humans are the major and most destructive players. No, it's completely politically neutral! Honest!