The Global Warming War

November 201478 minutes
Documentary

The documentary starts with a short extract from a black and white TV address given by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower in 1961. His words set the underlying theme for the subsequent narrative. Eisenhower articulates his concern for the corruption of the scientific process as part of the centralization of funding in the Federal government: The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocation, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet in holding scientific discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. The film is made up of 14 chapters, each dealing with a separate dimension of the man-made global warming issue. They are: Polar Bears / Ice Caps / Sea-Level Rise / Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather / Computer Models / Temperature Records / CO2 / Climate System / Cosmic Ray Theory / Consensus / The IPCC / Funding / Environmentalism / Global Warming Policy. The format more or less follows the same pattern with each topic opening statements or explanations by global warming advocates such Al Gore or President Obama, followed by interview discussions with a range of subject matter professionals on each topic. These are usually eminent scientists, but are often combined with commentary from experts in a sociological or other related fields. As the documentary unfolds the interviewees progressively lacerate the arguments that support both the scientific and social positions held by the global warming advocacy groups. Speaker after speaker thoroughly deconstructs each facet of the global warming debate. High-reputation scientists voice their concerns about the hijacking of their profession by governmental agencies primarily the United Nations. The interviewees conclude that Anthropogenic Global Warming has been disproven by real empirical data and scientific evidence, and therefore isn’t a valid scientific hypothesis. Furthermore, that global warming and the environmental movement are being used for a political agenda. It contains a powerful message that harks back to Eisenhower’s warning about the corruption of the scientific process. A viewer is left with a good understanding of how the public’s opinion about global warming has been politically influenced. This documentary will challenge the beliefs of the global warming faithful.
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Audio language
English (Stereo)
Subtitles
English [CC]
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Run time
78 minutes
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