Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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The theory of man-made global warming is now so firmly entrenched – the voices of opposition so effectively silenced – it seems invincible. Untroubled by any contrary evidence – no matter how strong – the global warming alarm is now beyond reason

[Dr Frederick Singer]

There will still be people who believe that this is the end of the world – particularly when you have, for example, the chief scientist of the UK telling people that by the end of the century, the only inhabitable place on the earth will be the Antarctic; and it may, humanity may survive, thanks to some breeding couples who moved to the Antarctic – I mean this is hilarious. It would be hilarious, actually, if it werent so sad.

[Comment 137: Sir David King has said no such thing – what Sir David actually said, and the context in which he said it, is described in detail in Appendix H: page 167. This is another extreme ad hominem attack as well as being further example of the straw man fallacy; and is in clear breach of Section 7 of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, as Sir David was not given the opportunity to defend himself against this false allegation.

The closing statement in a documentary is what the viewer is left with as their most lasting impression of the programmes message; so this statement by Dr Singer amounts to narration and ending with such a clearly distorted message is a major breach of several Ofcom regulations, as listed below.]

(In breach of the 2003 Communications Act Section 265, Ofcom 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12, 7.2, 7.3, 7.6, 7.9)

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Comment 137: Misquoting and distortion of David Kings Antarctica comment]


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