Monday, March 12, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Heresy !!!! A non-believer !!!

For months I have been shaking my head in disbelief. The opinion makers, ie. the Canadian news media, have been telling us that desperately urgent Environmental issues and high anxiety over the threat of "Global Warming" are filling the average Canadian braincase to bursting point. Every politician in the country, from the civic to the federal, is grabbing free press simply by burbling nonsense on Global Warming or posing beside a hybrid automobile. I wrote about this hysteria on February 2, here in Blogspot, describing Environmentalism as the "New Canadian religion". It's become a real freak show. As I walk down the street I'm half expecting pod people to point accusingly at me, and give out an eerie alien shriek. Remember Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

If you are the hardy, self-reliant type (ie. conservative), you might want to dose yourself with a free injection of common sense serum. It called The Great Global Warming Swindle, and it's a free download on Google Video. "Why should I?" you ask. Well, as I've written before, this epidemic of Global Warming hysteria is going to last for years until it finally burns itself out. I intend to share the film with those I care about, especially students.

The Canadian federal parties have all crafted policy on Global Warming and the Opposition parties are already campaigning. My local M.P. is a "New Democrat" and we get virtually nothing from him in terms of representation. He has just rented a local movie theatre to show Al Gore's propaganda film; the one which has the indecent gall to use the word "truth" in its title. When I think of "Algore" I can't help but recall the super-star status of Marshall McLuhan in the 1960s. He was UP THERE with the Beatles, Marilyn, Elvis and Andy Warhol. A scholar noted in 1968
that McLuhan's success could not be the product of rational persuasion. People offer adulation to those who tell them "something they already want to hear". Hence the wholesale acceptance of the utterings of the likes of Michael Moore and Al Gore.

Last Friday, Channel 4 Television in Britain had the guts to broadcast a heresy I am recommending you view. The Great Global Warming Swindle won't be rebroadcast on PBS or CBC anytime soon, but some helpful soul has put it up on Google Video Canada. That's appropriate
because four or five of the scientists interviewed in "Swindle" are Canadian. It is over an hour in length but I found that my Shaw connection kept up with the stream, because I gave it a 15 minute headstart. You can find it now on both GOOGLE VIDEO and YouTube. Here is a link:
The film should be recut for DVD home use, because there are several repetitions of the key points. These repeats follow the advertising prompts of course. The show is edited in segments for television. Chances are you are already used to this, if you watch a lot of shows on Discovery and other cable channels.
Update March 19 : Wow, now I believe a few people are waking up to the swindle. Even Ottawa news-sniffer Pierre Bourque posted a link today.

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