global warming…or climate change

Don’t get my wrong. I’m an environmentalist. I’m not rabid about it, but I consider myself more aware of the environment than most people. I think most people are like that. Most people think they’re a better than average driver, when in reality they’re probably just an average driver. No one wants to think of themselves as ‘average’.

But I digress.

Recently I watched a program called ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’. See the whole thing YouTube, or see it below.

The show provides some really compelling evidence, even refuting the primary claims in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.

The only thing that I didn’t like about the program was that it didn’t provide any contrary opinions. I know it’s not meant to be a debate, but if you’re going to say something like ‘Global warming and everything related to it is a scam, it’s normal for the Earth and is ’caused’ by the Sun and clouds!’ then there really should be some equally high-level scientists refuting the claims made by the scientists in this program.

I did find a YouTube response here that has many links to sites directly refuting the points put across in the program. This one in particular is good, although like most scientific data it might be over the head of the average person.

But it’s an interesting program to watch. I think it will influence people who don’t bother to do post-watching research that global warming is nothing to worry about (so that’s most people then), but if you’re an environmentalist or consider yourself concerned about global warm…errr climate change, you should watch this. I think it’s good to occasionally question and challenge your views.

Me? I’ll continue to recycle and strive to get better fuel economy out of my car, enjoy the outdoors when I can and ‘do my bit’ – it makes good sense, no matter which scientists you believe.

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