Why Credibility Matters: An Example

Has anyone ever referred you to the documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle for “the other side of the story”?

As we can see from our credibility spectrum, documentaries shouldn’t be taken too seriously – their directors are, at best, professional individuals. A documentary should never be treated like a scientific report. Just because you saw it on TV, doesn’t mean it’s true, or even the prevailing scientific view.

The Great Global Warming Swindle is an example of why documentaries should not be blindly trusted. Take a look at this video, by the ever-more-popular Peter Sinclair, to see why.

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2 thoughts on “Why Credibility Matters: An Example

  1. This Peter Sinclair video is good and very entertaining. What is particularly helpfull is that he often provides references allowing you to fact check his information which is a big help. For example in his previous video on the carbon dioxide temperature lag issue for ice core record data he cited a Caillon paper (Mr. Caillon was the lead author) which I got a copy of and read for myself. And confirmed what Peter had said.

    Pat

    • Yes, his citations really improve his credibility. Even if he’s just a journalist, he’s relaying the words of peer-reviewed articles and professional scientific organizations. He’s not twisting their conclusions in any way, which is more than we can say for the Great Global Warming Swindle….

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