Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Nigel Lawson]

We had a very, very thorough enquiry, it took evidence from a whole lot of people expert in this area, and produced a report. What surprised me was to discover how weak and uncertain the science was. In fact, there are more and more thoughtful people, some of them a bit frightened to come out in the open, but who quietly, privately – and some of them publicly – are saying hang on, wait a minute, this simply doesnt add up”.

[Comment 34: Contrary to this assertion by the narrator, the House of Lords enquiry was supposed to be about the economics, not the science, of climate change (see: Although the scientific evidence was considered, the enquiry was conducted by the Economic Affairs Committee, which has little or no scientific background, rather than by the more qualified Science and Technology Committee.

Furthermore, at this point it should have been made clear that Lord Lawsons views on the House of Lords Enquiry and on the IPCC have been substantially refuted, both by the mainstream scientific community (see and in the official British Government response to the enquiry (see]

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


Palaeoclimatic Temperature Reconstructions of the Past


We are told that the earths climate is changing. But the earths climate is always changing. In earths long history there have been countless periods when it was much warmer and much cooler than it is today: when much of the world was covered by tropical forests, or else vast ice sheets. The climate has always changed; and changed without any help from us humans.

[Comment 35: The narrator is trying to make the public believe that previous warming and cooling periods have been overlooked by climatologists; and they are therefore mistaken in their theory of greenhouse warming. Yet the entire field of palaeoclimatology is a study of historical climates. The documentary makers actually make reference to these historical climate studies in discussing ice-core data, so they must be aware that climatologists are aware that the climate is always changing. For the narrator to try to mislead viewers in this way is a clear breach of the Broadcasting Code.]

(In breach of the 2003 Communications Act Section 265, Ofcom 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.6, 7.9, 7.14)


We can trace the present warming trend back at least 200 years, to the end of a very cold period in earths history. This cold spell is known to climatologists as The Little Ice Age”.

[Cut to temperature graph showing the Little Ice Age.]

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