Monthly Archives: September 2007

E-mail exchange between Bob Ward and Martin Durkin (September 2007)

From: Bob Ward
Sent: 20 September 2007 10:57
To: Martin Durkin

‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’: Misrepresentations of scientific evidence and researchers’ interpretations in the DVD version

20 September 2007

Dear Martin,
In April, I and 36 leading scientists wrote to you about your plans to distribute a DVD version of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’, a version of which was broadcast on Channel Four and More4 in March. We stated that it would be “very much against the public interest to distribute the DVD without removing the major misrepresentations that appeared in the broadcast versions of the programme in early March”.

I have learned that the DVD version of the programme has been available for purchase through Amazon since 23 July. I have now obtained a copy of the DVD myself, and have checked whether you removed the major misrepresentations that appeared in the broadcast version.

I have been glad to discover that you removed two of the major misrepresentations that I outlined in my complaint to Ofcom, namely the false claim that volcanoes currently emit more carbon dioxide than human activities each year, and the comments by Professor Carl Wunsch that he claimed you edited to give a false impression of his views about the contribution of the oceans to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide.

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Five major misrepresentations of the scientific evidence in the DVD version of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’

‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’: Five major misrepresentations of the scientific evidence and researchers’ interpretations in the DVD version

September 2007

Bob Ward

The DVD version of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ has been available for purchase since late July 2007. The front of the presentation case describes it as a “documentary”, which is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a film or television or radio programme giving a factual account of something, using film, photographs, and sound recordings of real events”. However, the DVD contains at least five major misrepresentations of the scientific evidence and researchers’ views on climate change. This document presents details of the five misrepresentations.

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