"The Great Global Warming Swindle" (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
March 21, 2007
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
Organisation: 
One London Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you, Mayor. Given the fact that the full IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report was not made available at the time, and given the fact that many of the scientists who were quoted in it themselves had to take legal action to be disassociated from it because of the fact that the final draft of the communiqué avoided all of the doubts, all the question marks and all the qualifications, my only point really of this question is that you put something on with Al Gore -- let me just quote what he said himself about his own approach, `I believe it is appropriate to have an overrepresentation of factual presentations on how dangerous all this is as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are'. We all know that there are problems, but that idea of over representing on factual presentations is an absurdity. It is exactly what Gore accused Bush of doing on Iraq. The fact is there is a debate, there is a debate to be had, and you have put on here one side of a debate. Whatever you say about the Great Global Warming Swindle, the fact is it is another side at a time when people believe that politicians are only interested in this issue for one reason - money. To take more money off of us.

Answer

Answer for "The Great Global Warming Swindle" (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for "The Great Global Warming Swindle" (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The way in which scientists work is very different to the way in which politicians work. The level of proof a sensible scientist will require is usually so overwhelming that it is decades before any theory can be effectively accepted. There are still scientists over 20 years on arguing against the theory that a great asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. We could have David Irving here who will give you a convincing analysis of why the holocaust never happened.