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Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Malibu Arts Reviews ^ | February 1 | Kriss Perras Running Waters

Posted on 02/06/2008 7:28:49 AM PST by Entrepreneur

The National Geographic Channel (NGC) will begin airing on February 10 a new environmental show titled Six Degrees. NGC in a statement on the man who inspired the show says, "In possibly the most graphic treatment of global warming yet published, noted science writer and 2006 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mark Lynas explains in his latest book, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, how Earth’s climate will be impacted with every degree of increase in temperature—and what we need to do about it, now, to avert disaster." If Katrina bothered you not just because of the environmental issues but also the failed government response, then Six Degrees is a show you should watch.

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The National Geographic Channel is making a big push around this show. It's based on the book, Six Degrees by Mark Lynas.

This is likely to be one of the worst pieces of fictious global warming propoganda ever. It may even be worse than Gore's movie.

Lynas is an extreme kook. He's the guy who threw a pie at Bjorn Lomborg, stating afterwards, "I wanted to put a Baked Alaska in his smug face in solidarity with the native Indian and Eskimo people in Alaska who are reporting rising temperatures, shrinking sea ice and worsening effects on animal and bird life."

Lynas isn't too concerned with truth either. When a UK judge ruled that Gore's movie had too much propoganda, lies, and errors to be shown to children, Lynas said it didn't matter. He said, "All these points, however, are trivial in the context of the film's main argument, which is unambiguously correct in its portrayal of mainstream scientific understanding of climate change."

Lynas continued, "Hence the need to move the debate from science and towards precaution. It is now very likely that global warming this century will present major challenges to the survival of human civilisation - and to our children's and grandchildren's lives. If we listen to the deniers, we are taking a very dangerous gamble - a bit like playing Russian roulette with five bullets and only one empty chamber."

So what about his documentary? In one of the preview clips, he made the ludicrous claim that automobiles generate 20% of greenhouse gases.

Ironically, the entire premise of his book and movie are based on the most extreme temperature projection from the 2001 IPCC report, which fall outside of the best estimates from the latest IPCC report. The 2007 IPCC report's best estimate for temperature between now and 2100 is 1.8 deg C to 4.0 deg C. The IPCC ignored the most recent findings showing the mistakes Hansen made and the embarrasing GISS revisions. It also doesn't account for the Urban Heat Island Effect properly because it relies on the allegedly fraudulent research of Wei-Chyung Wang.

What are his solutions? Try carbon rationing.

"Only a top-down carbon rationing scheme can deliver a predetermined outcome with any certainty," claims Lynas

"Top-down" sounds involuntary because that's what Lynas means. "Imposed it must be, as participation could not be voluntary."

What do you bet the documentary skips Lynas' prescription for rationing personal energy use?

1 posted on 02/06/2008 7:28:52 AM PST by Entrepreneur
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To: Entrepreneur

Australian geologist Bob Carter (How to lie with statistics about global warming)

http://wmbriggs.com/blog/2008/01/27/best-statistical-scientific-talk-on-global-warming/


2 posted on 02/06/2008 7:32:26 AM PST by listenhillary (Free Republic 2008 - an orgy of peeing in everyones Wheaties)
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To: Entrepreneur
"Imposed it must be, as participation could not be voluntary."

Toss my cookies, must I. Mmm! Yes!

3 posted on 02/06/2008 7:35:05 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Entrepreneur

I really believe that these people can’t separate real life from movies and fiction.
Everyone loves a disaster movie and everyone loves to imagine what life would be like after extreme catastrophes and such, but these supposed smart people are having trouble differentiating.


4 posted on 02/06/2008 7:35:50 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Entrepreneur

Six Degrees of Prevarication...............


5 posted on 02/06/2008 7:36:55 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Entrepreneur

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/18/wsun18.xml
Blame the Sun.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 7:37:01 AM PST by BGHater ("Ron Paul won every debate!" Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Entrepreneur

“ronically, the entire premise of his book and movie are based on the most extreme temperature projection from the 2001 IPCC report, which fall outside of the best estimates from the latest IPCC report. The 2007 IPCC report’s best estimate for temperature between now and 2100 is 1.8 deg C to 4.0 deg C. The IPCC ignored the most recent findings showing the mistakes Hansen made and the embarrasing GISS revisions. It also doesn’t account for the Urban Heat Island Effect properly because it relies on the allegedly fraudulent research of Wei-Chyung Wang.”

WELL STATED.

This is fiction, not fact.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 7:37:05 AM PST by WOSG ( better a convert than a traitor - Another Conservative for Mitt!)
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To: Entrepreneur
So now we are back to global “warming”? It must be that summer is coming back at the NG home office.

The mushheads in the media have been using the term “Global change” in the last few months since winter started up again. And in the 70s it was global cooling.

The socialist pinheads are bound and determined to put a stop to the free market whatever lies it takes to get it done.

8 posted on 02/06/2008 7:37:05 AM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: Entrepreneur

“Imposed it must be, as participation could not be voluntary.”

U.S.S.A. here we come!


9 posted on 02/06/2008 7:37:36 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: eleni121

The socialist pinheads are bound and determined to put a stop to the free market whatever lies it takes to get it done.
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My name is Al Gore, and I approved this message....


10 posted on 02/06/2008 7:41:09 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: NoGrayZone

“Imposed it must be, as participation could not be voluntary.”

U.S.S.A. here we come!
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It is almost here already, and a Marxist President in the White House will be the final nail in the coffin of a Constitutional America.


11 posted on 02/06/2008 7:42:57 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Entrepreneur
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12 posted on 02/06/2008 7:43:04 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: Entrepreneur

I generally like NatGeo TV, but their global warming programming keeps me from watching. Write them and express your opinion about this.


13 posted on 02/06/2008 7:43:25 AM PST by szweig (Had it up to here)
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To: Entrepreneur
“If Katrina bothered you not just because of the environmental issues but also the failed government response.”

The most OVERRATED disaster in world history.

What there was of it should read “failed preparation by
New Orleans and Louisiana government.”
The good people of Mississippi never complained and went on with their lives. Nagin and his chocolates are still whining and sucking the public teat.

14 posted on 02/06/2008 7:43:41 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Entrepreneur
I don't see any SCIENCE education for Mark Lynas. I guess science was too difficult a study for the jackass.

"Mark Lynas was born in Fiji in 1973, and grew up in Peru, Spain and the UK. After gaining a first-class honours degree in history and politics from the University of Edinburgh (where he also edited the university's student newspaper), he joined a web start-up called OneWorld.net - helping turn it into the world's most-accessed internet portal for human rights and sustainable development issues. He was also active in the flourishing environmental direct action scene during the late 1990s, joining road protests and helping mount 'decontamination' exercises against genetically-modified crops, as well as participating in Reclaim the Streets protests in London and Oxford.

Since leaving OneWorld in 2000 to work full-time on climate change, Mark has also been active as a broadcast commentator and journalist, writing for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and various other publications, as well as appearing on radio and television news and discussion programmes ranging from Newsnight to the BBC World Service. His book High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis was published by Flamingo/HarperCollins on March 1, 2004. He lives in Oxford, but has given talks and presentations on climate change and his travels for High Tide as far away as the United States and Australia.

16 posted on 02/06/2008 7:44:59 AM PST by avacado
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To: Entrepreneur

Six degrees big deal it would the high today 21.


17 posted on 02/06/2008 7:45:10 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: EagleUSA

Unless of course we American Patriots stop it. Won’t be pretty, everyone needs to get their survival gear in order.


18 posted on 02/06/2008 7:47:17 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: Entrepreneur

You can bet the this will be used to force the McCain-Lieberman Cap and Trade Scheme.


19 posted on 02/06/2008 7:48:08 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: listenhillary

can we assume all government schools will require middle and high school students to watch the shows???


20 posted on 02/06/2008 7:51:58 AM PST by elpadre
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To: WOSG; xcamel; Reform Canada; Congressman Billybob
But, you see, they WANT a disaster.

NOBODY in the enviro movement is acknowledging the 15-27% IMPROVEMENT in plant growth and crop yield that we see NOW from higher CO2 levels. The movement wants the death and doom scenarios - and denies any benefit from the 1/2 - 2 degree temp increase that “might” come.

21 posted on 02/06/2008 7:53:57 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: elpadre

My local school was showing Day after tomorrow and Inconvenient truth in their science classes.


22 posted on 02/06/2008 7:55:46 AM PST by listenhillary (Free Republic 2008 - an orgy of peeing in everyones Wheaties)
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To: Entrepreneur

I recently cancelled long-standing subscriptions to the National Geographic, Smithsonian and New Yorker because they have become increasingly left wing in their orientations. It seems like everything I enjoyed so much in the past is succumbing to liberal fascism.


23 posted on 02/06/2008 7:58:20 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Entrepreneur

National Geographics is left wing.


24 posted on 02/06/2008 7:59:46 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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Somebody should ask the idjit how many people would be left living on the planet if we had six degrees of COOLING.

Hundreds of millions of acres of cropland frozen solid 9-10 months a year.

BILLIONS of people dead of starvation, and those who are left would be quite familiar with the taste of human body parts...


25 posted on 02/06/2008 8:00:19 AM PST by djf (...and dying in your bed, many years from now, did you donate to FR?)
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To: Entrepreneur; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; SideoutFred; Ole Okie; ...


FReepmail me to get on or off
Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown
Dr. John Ray's
GREENIE WATCH



26 posted on 02/06/2008 8:02:40 AM PST by xcamel (Two-hand-voting now in play - One on lever, other holding nose.)
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If Katrina bothered you not just because of the environmental issues but also the failed government response, then Six Degrees is a show you should watch.

Katrina didn't bother me but the condition of the levees did and that was the fault of New Orleans. And the only govt. response, or lack of, that pissed me off was again from New Orleans....

So I guess Six Degrees is not a show I should watch......

28 posted on 02/06/2008 8:07:46 AM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: Digital Sniper

Great tag!


29 posted on 02/06/2008 8:10:04 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Don't forget that you're unique--just like everybody else.)
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To: Entrepreneur

His name is Mark Lyin’_ss?
How appropriate.


30 posted on 02/06/2008 8:10:16 AM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: avacado
Like most AGW campaigners, looks like none of his "6 degrees" are in science. Since when does a "degree in history and politics" become expertise in climatology?

Another windbag blowing hot air.
31 posted on 02/06/2008 8:11:38 AM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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To: Entrepreneur
Global warming might have saved Buddy Holly's life.

If Buddy had lived the Beatles might not have become such heroes.

If the Beatles had not become such heroes we might have had fewer "flower children" and the US might be in better shape.

32 posted on 02/06/2008 8:14:46 AM PST by syriacus (McCain promises to transfer all Gitmo prisoners to Ft. Leavenworth on his first day as president.)
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To: elpadre
Ha! We are way ahead of you here in California. Not only will our kids have to watch the movie, they will soon be required to study GW "science" in the classroom. California State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, introduced CA Senate Bill 908 to require GW science be taught in CA public schools. The bill cleared the Senate by a 26-13 vote last week and is now moving to the Assembly.

"California's students need to understand what's happening," Simitian said in a statement. "A rigorous program of science instruction has to be both current and relevant, and that certainly has to include climate change."

33 posted on 02/06/2008 8:16:39 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Entrepreneur

I saw the commercial for this piece of garbage and immediately put a parental block on NGC. I don’t want my children exposed to this anti-intellectual, lefist, alarmist Bravo Sierra.


34 posted on 02/06/2008 8:16:59 AM PST by 50mm (The sky is not falling!!!!)
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To: Entrepreneur

Global Warming is our FRIEND.
Longer growing seasons, lower heating bills.
I don’t see any drawbacks.


35 posted on 02/06/2008 8:17:54 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Well said! Farmers talk about record yields from the increased season and the increased CO2, and they want to wreck that?


36 posted on 02/06/2008 8:19:51 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Don't forget that you're unique--just like everybody else.)
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To: xcamel

Thanks for the ping(s)!


37 posted on 02/06/2008 8:20:41 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Don't forget that you're unique--just like everybody else.)
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To: djf
Hundreds of millions of acres of cropland frozen solid 9-10 months a year.

The US would look like it did when Al Gore's farm was overrun with mastodons and people were living in caves in Tennesse.


38 posted on 02/06/2008 8:22:15 AM PST by syriacus (McCain promises to transfer all Gitmo prisoners to Ft. Leavenworth on his first day as president.)
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To: Piquaboy

NG had a show on about prisons last night. My wife was watching it, but I could hear it from my office. They were stating that we have more people in prison than ever, but we are no safer. In fact, we are worse off. Absolutely ignoring stats on lower crime rates. Pure propaganda.


39 posted on 02/06/2008 8:27:21 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Entrepreneur

This just re-confirms my decision to tell National Geographic where to stick their magazine. I only wish someone from the magazine had called asking why I wasn’t renewing for 2008 so I could have REALLY told them what I thought of their “Glo-bull Warming” stance.


40 posted on 02/06/2008 8:29:20 AM PST by ssaftler (Campaign 2008 slogan: DRIP [Don't Return Incumbent Politicians] on Congress)
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To: syriacus
Al Gore's farm was overrun with mastodons and people were living in caves in Tennesse.

You mean Al moved out of the cave? ;)

41 posted on 02/06/2008 8:30:34 AM PST by ssaftler (Campaign 2008 slogan: DRIP [Don't Return Incumbent Politicians] on Congress)
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To: Entrepreneur

In other words, it’s global warming porno.


42 posted on 02/06/2008 8:31:40 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Entrepreneur; All
For anybody who missed this previous thread:
2nd coldest January for the planet in 15 years

43 posted on 02/06/2008 8:38:26 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: syriacus

The numbers I saw for the year 2007 were:

(remember, this number is an average of ocean temps, land station temps, etc. Thus, not very reliable as an indicator of CLIMATE)...........

Avg 2007:

-0.6 C

A worldwide drop of 3-5 degrees centigrade would be sufficient to trigger another ice age.

After the Toba eruption 75K years ago, worldwide temps fell by 10 degrees F.

The Earth was plunged into an ice age that lasted more than 1,000 years.


44 posted on 02/06/2008 8:41:33 AM PST by djf (...and dying in your bed, many years from now, did you donate to FR?)
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion

Beam me to Planet Gore !

45 posted on 02/06/2008 8:46:27 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Digital Sniper; Entrepreneur

Global warming, an additional foot I received. Shovel I must!


46 posted on 02/06/2008 8:47:15 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: Entrepreneur

Can we put swim suits on these lying, self serving Socialist flim-flam hucksters, and set them adrift on floe ice, when the cooling starts in earnest?


47 posted on 02/06/2008 9:01:58 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: svcw

We are having our second big snowstorm, with ice and sleet and stuff thrown in, in two weeks. Our fair city has already run through almost its entire Al-Gore-Inspired winter snow removal budget and it’s the first week in February with three months of winter left to clear away.

We Canadians are miffed that Global Warming has left us off its list. What are we, chopped liver?


48 posted on 02/06/2008 9:11:03 AM PST by Appleby
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To: Entrepreneur
"Kriss Perras Running Waters"?
49 posted on 02/06/2008 9:52:39 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: Entrepreneur
Laugh-a-minute Lynas also does weddings and bar mitzvahs.
50 posted on 02/06/2008 9:56:08 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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