Climate of Doubt

Climate of Doubt

DVD - 2013
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Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal? FRONTLINE goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment to shift the direction of the climate debate.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, [2013], c2012.
ISBN: 9781608838165
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)

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hesselugano
Jun 19, 2018

Conspiracy theorists who claim that the climate debate has been subverted by pseudo-scientists and stooges of the oil and gas industry would do well to borrow from this library "The Great Global Warming Blunder" by Dr Roy Spencer. Spencer has worked for the NOAA for a lot of years, he has not been fired and he has more knowledge of climate science in his little finger than David Suzuki has in his addled cranium. As the late Stephen Hawking pointed out, a good scientific theory can explain all the observed phenomena of the past and make accurate predictions of future trends. The doomsayers cannot explain the medieval warming period, nor can they explain the prolonged mini ice age of the 17th and 18th centuries. Climate change is an enormously complex scientific puzzle, and the computer models that predict armageddon are only as accurate as the assumptions of those who programmed them. Equally talented programmers created the computer models on which the derivatives industry relied and they caused a global depression that wiped out peoples jobs, homes and life savings.

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akirakato
Jun 18, 2018

Originally broadcast on October 23, 2012 as a FRONTLINE TV program, this 55-minute documentary delves into the climate change.
Obviously many politicians and lobbyists redifine the policies of global warming.
Why?
Conspiracy?
It involves denial, dismissal, or unwarranted doubt that contradicts the scientific opinion on climate change.
Some people seem to promote climate change skepticism.
Why?
If you're interested in climate change, this is a must-see.

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 20, 2014

97% of climate scientists claim that dangerous climate change is occurring and that it is caused by humans (since the industrial revolution). 3% of climate scientists claim that there is no climate change. Since the 3% cannot win the science argument, the fossil fuel industry had give the 3% the task of saying there is some doubt that climate change is real. Then when scientists meet head to head on CNN, the panel is 2 scientists from the 97% and 2 scientists from the 3%. The audience is given the impression that the two sides are equal, thus most Americans throw up their hands and go back to mowing their lawn. One new item, is that the fossil fuel industries funnel their money to a small office called the Donor’s Trust which is a charitable 501(c)(3) which then gives money to the Americans for Prosperity, the Heartland Institute, and the Cato Institute, which then pay scientists to spread the word that there is doubt that climate change is real. The fossil fuel industries then get to write off their propaganda as a charitable contribution. In essence, the taxpayers are paying to get lied to and to get more pollution and climate change.

K_ROK Aug 19, 2014

This Doc was simply the viewpoints of the climate change denialists that are all funded by big oil and energy,(Koch brothers) there really was no other or opposing point of view here. The so called grass roots organization mentioned (Americans for prosperity) is really an organization again funded and created by big oil and energy to basically brainwash the American people to think that climate change is just a hoax. This film was one sided and I was disappointed that no ther view points were explored. There are much better docs out there that give more on this topic than just the denailists who are ravaging public opinion on climate change. Instead, check out the doc, 'Greedy Lying Bastards' and you will see both sides to this argument. A much better film in my opinion.

aaa5756 Mar 08, 2013

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

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Dec 28, 2015

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aaa5756 Mar 08, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington

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