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BBC Agitprop on Global Warming

Will BBC2's new thriller charm us into taking notice of climate change? - TV & Radio Reviews, Film & TV - The Independent

The makers of Burn Up knew from the outset that their drama would be a tough sell. The two-part BBC2 thriller by Simon Beaufoy, the writer of The Full Monty, focuses on an oil-industry conspiracy to cover up the full extent of global warming...

Christopher Hall, the producer of Burn Up, which is going to hit the screens next week, admits that "the question we kept asking ourselves was, 'How do we make a sexy programme about CO2? It's a gas, for goodness' sake!' So we see this piece as a Trojan horse: we rivet viewers with good drama and smuggle the message in that way." ..."There isn't a more important issue in the world than global warming. Even the Cold War and the Bay of Pigs crisis were notional threats. A warming planet isn't a threat – it's happening."

The Star Bradley Whitford, Josh in The West Wing -" We've just lost eight years because we've had the worst President in history at the most delicate time in history."

Many believe, too, that the high profile of environmental issues is in large part owing to the success of Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. "The documentary works so well because of Gore's spellbinding character," Whitford says. "There is also a fascination about him. Viewers think, 'Oh gee, we could have had this guy as President. He is smart and prepared and curious – and look who we got instead!'

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Al Gore's "spellbinding character"?

That's a bigger laugh than global warming. The guy is a cardboard cutout.

Heard this poor deluded fool on Radio 4, made me turn off. Radio 4 is the only semi-intelligent broadcasting in this country, and even they can't stop repeating this propaganda. At least there are people with a sense on humour - have a read here
Daily Mash

Keep up the good work my friend.

Another BBC drama series worth missing.

What warming?

Global warming is worse than the threat of thermo-nuclear war, and its happening ! Why only this week in a cross-country race in Switzerland one of the competitors died of exposure due to unusually cold temperatures ! Damn this Global Warming, giving the UK the coldest summer since the great freeze of the Very Cold Years In The Days Of Old Before Evil Oil Made It All Hot So They Could Make Even More Money.

Global warming is worse than the threat of thermo-nuclear war, and its happening ! Why only this week in a cross-country race in Switzerland one of the competitors died of exposure due to unusually cold temperatures ! Damn this Global Warming, giving the UK the coldest summer since the great freeze of the Very Cold Years In The Days Of Old Before Evil Oil Made It All Hot So They Could Make Even More Money.

Have you seen this item: http://www.dailytech.com/Myth+of+Consensus+Explodes+APS+Opens+Global+Warming+Debate/article12403.htm

It appears that the American Physical Society (a big name on the other side of the pond) is having second thoughts about the science behind global warming. Could be beautifully embarrassing if the whole deceptive edifice came down just as this series got aired...

The oil-industry has done a greater job in covering it up, to the extent that they've got thermometers to show a slight cooling in recent years. I think they did it with smoke and mirrors.

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