Thanks to Kevin Grandia’s posts over on DeSmogBlog.com ABC Australia’s Tony Jones and Durkin Transcript I learned about video and a transcript of Australia’s ABC journalist Tony Jones’ interview with "Great Global Warming Swindle" director, Martin Durkin and a subsequent debate in the studio on Durkin and his movie and the Global Warming issues a whole. As I’ve done in the past for instance with You Tube videos of PBS’s Nova Series: Evolution I’ve assembled together in one place all the videos to make their viewing easier to follow.
The first two videos are of the actual interview with Martin Durkin and videos 3 thru 8 are the studio debate and Q & A.
Kudos to Tony Jones for a journalist’s job well done.
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt1 Martin Durkin yet again conclusively demonstrated to be a lying swindler. ABC Australia TV debate 12 July 2007
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt2 Martin Durkin dissected, demolished and debunked by ace Australian journalist Tony Jones. Durkin revealed as a dangerous lying knave.
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt3 Debating Panelists: Robyn Williams (science journalist), Michael Duffy (talk show journalist -a denier), Professor David Karoly (IPCC Climate Scientist)
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt4 Debating Panelists: Professor Bob Carter (Geologist, Skeptic). Professor David Karoly (IPCC Climate Scientist), Ray Evans (Lavoisier Group Skeptic and Propagandist)
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt5 5 Debating Panelists: Professor David Karoly (IPCC Climate Scientist), Nick Rowley (UK Climate Change Strategist), Dr Nikki Williams (CEO, NSW Minerals Council), Ray Evans (Lavoisier Group Skeptic and Propagandist)
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt6 Debating Panelists: Robyn Williams (science journalist and broadcaster), Dr Nikki Williams (CEO, NSW Minerals Council), Michael Duffy (skeptic journalist), Greg Bourne (ex-BP, now CEO of WWF), Professor Bob Carter (Geologist, Skeptic), Professor David Karoly (IPCC Climate Scientist), RW (again), BC (again).
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt7 Debating Panelists: Greg Bourne (ex-BP, now CEO of WWF), Professor David Karoly (IPCC Climate Scientist), Nick Rowley (UK Climate Change Strategist), Dr Nikki Williams (CEO, NSW Minerals Council), Audience Participation (three members of the public)
Global Warming Swindle Debate Pt8 Q&A from the public in the audience: Fiona Wain (CEO, Environment Business Australia), The Muddled-Guy-in-the-Brown-Hat (a must see!), the 30-Something Man accusing environmentalists of a "Hitler-Nazi-race-science" conspiracy (wow, this sounds serious!), Dr Chris Turney PhD (paleoclimatologist, University of Wollongong) asking WTF are we going to do about sea level rise, the Suit-and-Tie man saying there’s-too-much-fiddling-while-we-burn, and finally the Wise Woman raising the massive "DEAD ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM" issue of sustainable population levels for our planet.
Given the last ten years of data sets collected by the two satelites that show a steady decline in Global temperatures despite rising CO2 levels, I would like to see round 2 of the Tony Jones Global Warming debate.
Alteration of historical data including changing the baseline by GISS data holders has now lead them to being the laughing stock of the professional community.
“Kudos to Tony Jones for a journalist’s job well done”
Nice quote mate, you obviously have a different idea of what real journalism should be. Jones is a dud. This “debate” was a sham.
Really good show, and I agree: Tony Jones did a good job. It was so funny to see the climate-sceptics on the board rambling on about how all the theories was refuted and its all the about the sun. Daft punks. Funny that they didn’t want to use new data available. No, “new data is not accurate enough” – well obviously because it ruins their credibility as sceptics, surely they have to refute the data. The old geezer from the enron-think tank was though the most hilarious. He was way out of his league – what a joke. And where did they find this audience. I thought that america was the place for conspiracy-loons – but apparently its Australia. Good fun though. Muddle-guy-in-brown-hat takes the crown.
Martin Durkin did surprisingly well, considering that he appeared not to have known the questions in advance (for he looked surprised, and he certainly could have prepared much better answers), and that he was up against well-researched and thoroughly-scripted challenges, complete with video clips from experts. Even if Durkin would have had experts at his side, the interview would have been unfair. He should have had the questions in advance and an opportunity to draft complete answers. Then there could have been an unscripted interview, journalist to journalist, if Tony could have been honest.
Tony did a hatchet job.
Swindle wasn’t perfect, just right.
Looks like Australia has really bought into Global Warming.
Good luck with that.