Until half hour back even I was a great believer in the first angle. Until I came across this article about a documentary made by British producer Martin Durkin. It’s called the The Great Global Warming Swindle. The documentary was aired in March 2007 on UK’s Channel 4. The documentary says “if the planet is heating up, it isn't your fault and there's nothing you can do about it.” The documentary has been in the eye of controversy ever since its airing.
The documentary claims that the theory of man-made global warming is “the biggest scam of modern times”!!!! Some of the arguments given by the documentary are quite valid.
1)The earth gets heated up due to solar radiations.
2)The earth has always experienced climatic disturbances with, without, in spite of human inhabitation. When ice age ended there were no humans to cause the melting.
3)There was a small ice-age (the river Thames froze in the 17th century)and small heat wave (the temperature went higher than present day readings) even before the industrialization started.
4)Apparently some of the effects of man-made global warming that were predicted have not come true. For ex: if the earth is getting heated up because of man made global warming then the troposphere is suppose to get heated up. But it has not.
Some African researcher has blamed the developed countries of conspiring against the developing nations and trying to hinder their growth in pretext of protecting earth.
The only point that they have raised is that maybe man made global warming is a minor contributing factor. How much 'minor' the contribution has not yet been determined.
They even partially won a legal suit against the documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ that is backed by Al Gore, which was circulated amongst schools in the UK. The documentary was made to sensitize young students about the harms n impact of global warming. It claimed certain things like the polar bears were drowning which is only in theory.
Whereas all the arguments presented in the Great Global Warming Swindle have scientific confirmation.
Guess.. we were blaming ourselves for no fault of ours. The mammoth’s are as much to be blamed for the end of the ice age!!
The Great Global Warming Swindle:: http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/index.html