The Great Global Warming Swindle

March 28, 2007

For those who haven’t see it yet.

You probably won’t want to hit “play” unless you’ve got broadband.

I’m a global warming agnostic, myself. I don’t understand the science, and both sides can make an argument that sounds perfectly reasonable and convincing — until you read the rebuttals.

But global warming always struck me as a modern version of medieval apocalyptic: not the Chicken Little variety (‘the sky is falling, the sky is falling, oh! whatever shall we do?’), but the full-blown Revelation-of-St-John version, complete with ominous signs of The Last Days, and the imperious command to general repentance by humanity at large as their only hope of eventual salvation.

Personally, I think that if AGW is really occurring, there is virtually nothing we can do about it. Others may have greater faith in the UN than I do, but as an organisation it has not been able to prevent such relatively trivial things as war, pestilence, flood and famine. How on earth is it going to be able to prevent something like global warming?

Maybe we should do what we’ve always done: wait and see what really happens (forgetting the baroque scenarios conjured up by computer modelling), and trust to human ingenuity to come up with the solutions if, as and when they’re required.


  1. Rob

    Your blogroll is almost a carbon copy of mine! I’ll get you added to my list.

    btw – where is Ljubljana? And what are you doing there?

  2. Mate

    I’ve been asked to post an article on Stopper site, LeftWrites, on ‘Why I Support the Euston Manifesto’ to coincide with Nick Cohen’s visit. Could use some support!

  3. pg — It’s the capital of Slovenia (used to be part of Czechoslovakia). I was there on holiday with my wife. We loved the place; a bit weird, rather like Prague 10 years ago, but fascinating.

    What can I do to help on the Manifesto?

  4. That movie’s crap. Google “Carl Wunsch” and see.

    Wait and see? pfft.. Everyone can at least get more efficient light bulbs, unless you think burning fossil fuels improves the planet and want to pay more on your electric bill to help it out.

  5. Rob

    Will let you know as and when i need some support!

  6. By the way, welcome back to active blogging.

  7. Thanks MCB. I’ll try to keep it up.

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