History Channel 2007
running time 44 minutes, click play to start
Could North America and parts of Europe be headed for a "big chill?" Many experts fear that an abrupt climate change could
have catastrophic effects across the planet, including devastating winters in some northern regions. New research has indicated
to scientists that the climate is changing rapidly and unpredictably. In different parts of the world, we could be facing
drought, floods, storms and extreme cold. Cataclysmic climate changes, similar to what may happen to us, have happened in
the past. The great Mayan civilization was knocked out by drought in a few generations. The Little Ice Age battered Europe.
Within a decade, freezing temperatures increased and incessant storms brought starvation, disease, and death to millions.
Could this happen again? We may have little time to prepare. In fact, it may already be too late to prevent a global disaster.
A new sudden alteration of the environment could threaten the very survival of the human species.
Global Warming – or – Global cooling?
This January 2007 History Channel ‘Megafreeze’ documentary depicts a possible 'mini' ice age scenario just
around the corner – hardly ‘global warming’.
A growing number of free thinking climate scientists engaged in studying the sun's ‘global warming’ activities
(the sun is 99.98% of the mass of the solar system) are growing increasingly sceptical about the ‘Global Warming’
rhetoric of politicians. The 'global warming' phrase it seems has been used to directly mislead the public into an intellectual
acceptance of 'carbon taxation'. However as the ‘global warming’ scenario like the one portrayed here shows -
‘lying’ is really the only ethical option open to Governments - whose pronouncements govern the forward flow of
time and history. ‘Global Warming’ sounds a lot better than ‘Global Cooling’ – which publicly
pronounced would collapse northern hemisphere based stock markets in a matter of days.
What this overly dramatic ‘Global Warming’ documentary does is tell it like it is likely to be. Ten years is
one time frame mentioned in the film but some scientists are talking about 3-5 years. The phrase 'global warming' will, in
under 2-3 years be patently obsolete in the northern latitudes at least. Is it helpful to over dramatise potentially real
‘global warming’ scenarios as this work does? Does this approach reduce the likely-hood of rational and informed
scientific debate about the subject? Will the ‘tipping point’ about ‘global warming’ come in time
for our species to re-organise it’s activities – or will it just be that we lose the ability to feed more than
half of the planet’s population in under ten years.
Doom and Gloom? A wake up call? Business as usual? You decide – good luck!