Is The Great Global Warming Swindle Movie Factually Accurate?

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In summary, the conversation is about a recommended documentary on climate change. One person enjoyed watching it and thanked the other for sharing the link. However, they express concern about potential flaws in the documentary and point out two real errors, including the lagging of CO2 in ice cores and the misconception about volcanoes producing more CO2 than human activities.
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Highly recommended but take your time:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4499562022478442170
 
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great, Andre.
 
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I enjoyed watching that. Thanks for the link.
 
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Thanks, a nice documentary.
 
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I'm a bit sad about it though. Such a highly exposed movie will be /is scrutinized and therefore it should be flawless. One clear error and the whole thing is compromised.

One can argue about suggestive styles and about the accuracy of data:

http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=1519

Yet it contains at least two real errors. The lagging of CO2 in the ice cores is well known. Of course Gore did not address that, far too complicated to bring to the crowd. But he could have, since the warmers have explanations for that:

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/co2-in-ice-cores

So "discovering" that lag is one step behind. One should be one step further and one should know why that explanation is wrong:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=162192

And volcanoes do not produce more CO2 than mankind in a modest volcanic year.
 

Related to Is The Great Global Warming Swindle Movie Factually Accurate?

1. What is the premise of "The Climate Swindle" movie?

The premise of "The Climate Swindle" movie is that the science behind climate change and its causes is a hoax perpetuated by scientists and politicians for their own gain. The movie claims that there is no evidence to support the idea of human-caused climate change.

2. Is the information presented in the movie scientifically accurate?

No, the information presented in "The Climate Swindle" movie has been widely debunked by the scientific community. The movie cherry-picks data and misrepresents scientific findings to support its false claims.

3. Who funded the production of "The Climate Swindle" movie?

The movie was funded by a number of conservative think tanks and organizations with ties to the fossil fuel industry. This raises concerns about the objectivity and accuracy of the information presented in the movie.

4. Are there any legitimate criticisms of the mainstream view on climate change?

Yes, there are always legitimate criticisms and debates within the scientific community. However, the evidence overwhelmingly supports the idea of human-caused climate change and the need for urgent action to address it.

5. What impact does the dissemination of misinformation, such as in "The Climate Swindle" movie, have on public understanding of climate change?

The dissemination of misinformation can have a harmful impact on public understanding of climate change. It can lead to confusion and skepticism, hindering efforts to address the issue and mitigate its effects. It is important to seek out reliable and scientifically accurate information from reputable sources when learning about climate change.

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