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14 July 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

The BBC documentary the Great Global Warming Swindle went to air on the ABC TV in Australia last week and it gave rise to some vigorous debates in our office. It led to an interesting discussion about relativism and scientificity. Some people argued that, since the majority of the scientists agree that global warming is a problem we should listen to them. Others argued that the majority of scientists might be wrong. As I see it, even if the majority of scientists are wrong but we reduce our emissions and carbon footprint anyway there is no harm to the planet, only benefit. This is very similar to Y2K, we all fixed up our computer systems, which was a good thing, and the world was not made worse by doing so.

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