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Mon, 2008-07-21 15:15Emily Murgatroyd
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Royal Society releases statement on Swindle Ofcom Ruling

The UK's Royal Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific bodies in the world has released this statement today on the Ofcom ruling that the “Great Global Warming Swindle” television movie misrepresented the views of some of the world's most distinguished scientists:

Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society said: “TV companies occasionally commission programmes just to court controversy, but to misrepresent the evidence on an issue as important as global warming was surely irresponsible. 'The Great Global Warming Swindle' was itself a swindle. The programme makers misrepresented the science, the views of some of the scientists featured in the programme and the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Mon, 2008-07-21 11:32Kevin Grandia
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Media coverage slams the Great Global Warming Swindle

Media coverage of the Ofcom ruling on a complaint leveled at a UK documentary called “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” has been quick and harsh.

And so it should be. We here at DeSmog have been relentless in debunking the misrepresentations of this climate change shock-u-mentary that appeared to be more about raising hackles and spreading misinformation than about reflecting the true state of climate science.

Mon, 2008-07-21 10:35Kevin Grandia
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Former Royal Society Spokesperson weighs in on Ofcom's global warming swindle decision

A press release has been issued by the original complainants to Ofcom, the UK's communications regulatory office, over the Channel 4 documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle.”

In the release (full version attached below), Bob Ward, former spokesperson for the prestigious UK Royal Society, who submitted one of the 265 complaints received by Ofcom and who reviewed parts of the test complaint, said…

Mon, 2008-07-21 10:14Emily Murgatroyd
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Ofcom Global Warming Swindle Website

A new website has been launched containing all the nitty gritty details of the complaint to Ofcom, the UK's communications regulatory board, over Channel 4's documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle.”

The website OfcomSwindleComplaint.net was set up by Dave Rado, one of the three concerned citizens who launched the original complaint to Ofcom over a year ago.

Mon, 2008-07-21 09:55Kevin Grandia
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UK's Channel 4 Green War

In reaction to the Ofcom ruling today on the Great Global Warming Swindle shock-u-mentary, Guardian columnist George Monbiot asks: “Why does Channel 4 seem to be waging a war against the greens?”
Tue, 2007-03-13 13:30Kevin Grandia
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Monbiot on the Channel 4 Swindle

Here's author and UK Gaurdian columinist, George Monbiot's take on the Channel 4 “Great Global Warming Swindle” piece.
Mon, 2007-03-12 15:44Kevin Grandia
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A Global Warming Swindle play-by-play

The UK Channel 4 documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle ” has been touted by deniers and slammed by a lot of others, including one scientist who appeared in the film. Having taken a quick glance over the movie, the first thing that jumps out is that it's the same guys we write about on DSBlog all the time. There's nothing new here that we have not heard ad naseum from the same handful of global warming deniers.

Here's a few obvious points:

Putting lipstick on a Llama: Tim Ball, retired professor at the University of Winnipeg's department of geography, has magically turned into “Professor Tim Ball, University of Winnipeg, Department of Climatology.” Here's some more on Tim Ball.

$100 in iTunes to the first person to find the elusive department of climatology at the University of Winnipeg. I'll even give you the list of departments at U of W to make it easier.

Mon, 2007-03-12 07:35Richard Littlemore
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Carl Wunsch Dismisses Channel 4 Fiction

Those who were wondering how someone as reputable as Dr. Carl Wunsch could have wound up on the UK Channel 4 “special” called The Great Global Warming Swindle now have their answer. He was tricked.
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