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Thu, 2007-07-12 15:20Kevin Grandia
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Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle

The Swindle is a one-sided anti-global warming argument put together by a film maker with a name for skewing the facts, and featuring greenhouse skeptics with media profiles that far exceed their scientific publishing records.”

- ABC Online Science writer, Bernie Hobbs

A new little button titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle SWINDLE” has just been added on ABC Australia's dedicated “Great Global Warming Swindle” webpage.

The new section absolutely trashes Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle” film.

Thu, 2007-07-12 10:57Kevin Grandia
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Insider says all not well at ABC over Swindle decision

Australian newspaper, The Age, is reporting the inside scoop on the internal battles at ABC Australia over its decision to air shock-u-mentarian Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle.” 

According to one website, the head of Factual Entertainment for ABC flew to London to personally apologize to Durkin for the “rough treatment” he received from ABC Lateline host Tony Jones who was in London last week doing a pre-taped interview to be aired after the Swindle.

Wed, 2007-07-11 22:01Kevin Grandia
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A "Great Global Warming Swindle" Library

Check out this blog for a large collection of articles debunking the Great Global Warming Swindle.

There is then of course my favorite story (*note: explicit language) on Swindle director, Martin Durkin, and his rather explicit email response to two British scientists.

Here's the email exchange in its entirety. 

Wed, 2007-07-11 15:26Kevin Grandia
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A Video Response for ABC Australia

As we reported earlier today, ABC Australia will be airing Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle” tonight.

ABC requested video responses to their decision to air the Swindle. DeSmogBlog replied.

Check out our video below. And check out our previous posts on the Swindle here

Wed, 2007-07-11 10:19Kevin Grandia
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ABC Australia to Air Durkin's Swindle

ABC Australia will be airing the UK-produced “Great Global Warming Swindle.” Following the show, Lateline host Tony Jones will interview the Swindle's director, Martin Durkin. There will also be a panel discussion on the scientific validity of the Swindle claims that will include well-known denier Bob Carter.

According to media reports , the addition of the Tony Jones interview and the panel were a compromise after much editorial in-fighting over whether to air the documentary.

Mon, 2007-05-14 14:11Kevin Grandia
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Inconvenient Truth blocked by a Swindle-touting trustee

Update #2: the Surrey School Board issued a correction late yesterday stating that: “On Monday, the Curriculum Review Committee recommended the “An Inconvenient Truth” video as an instructional resource, as per the Surrey School District's regular curriculum approval process. When the DVDs are received by the district, they will be distributed to all secondary schools.”

Sat, 2007-05-05 10:02Kevin Grandia
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"Bias in favour of the truth"

This columnist today takes the “Global Warming Swindle” film to task.

Choice quotes:

Certainly, there is considerable pressure to offer a balanced presentation of controversial issues. This is nowhere more apparent than in the case of global warming. Witness Mike Chernoff's recent attempt to get copies of The Great Global Warming Swindle into high school classrooms to “balance” Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, and his statement that “without balanced information on a subject, an unbiased decision is difficult.”
Thu, 2007-05-03 09:16Richard Littlemore
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Scientists Suggest that Swindle Fudged Data

Two more scientists have stepped forward to criticize the U.K. TV documentary, the Great Global Warming Swindle , for misleading viewers with unsubstantiated conclusions about climate change.

Dr. Eigil Friis-Christensen, Director of the Danish National Space Center, and Nathan Rive, a Research Fellow and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) in Oslo, Norway, say the only way the program could have produced at least one of its graphs (inset) was by making up the data.

Mon, 2007-04-30 14:01Richard Littlemore
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Vancouver Sun Promotes Climate Swindle

The Vancouver Sun added its voice today to the campaign to remove science - or even common sense - from the climate change debate.

In response to an initiative to show the award-winning Inconvenient Truth in British Columbia high schools, the Sun has joined the effort to “balance” that movie by also showing The Great Global Warming Swindle, a shoddy counterpoint featuring a host of discredited scientists and industry apologists questioning the role of CO2 in climate change.

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