Martin Durkin’s Documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle”


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Martin Durkin’s Documentary, "The Great Global Warming Swindle"
Martin Durkin’s 2007 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle outlines some reservations about the ongoing consensus about climate change. It follows the release of another documentary starring the former vice president of the United States, Al Gore. His An Inconvenient Truth including bold, alarming statements about what can happen if we fail to address climate change immediately. The spreading of Gore’s message, in documentary and book form, has impacted on the world’s attitudes toward climate change, which now has a level of moral weight that seems to make people too prickly to debate the issue in good faith. The Great Global Warming Swindle appears to be an attempt to...
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.....ill ice caps, and still people who furiously insist the world is melting. They insist and seem to desperately want it to be true, because then, even as the world has been ruined, they will have right been right at the critical juncture, rather than been swindled by Al Gore and British Petroleum.
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