Monday, March 05, 2007

Green TV

If you live in the UK, you're spoilt for choice on TV tonight.

On eco-living, Panorama (8:30pm BBC1) has Justin Rowlatt living greener for a year. For those who miss it, or for our non-UK readers, the programme should be available on-line for a week afterwards.

Clashing with this is Dispatches: Greenwash (8:00pm Channel 4), where George Monbiot tears into the UK Government's Climate Change efforts (no doubt with some relish). You can read the gist of this in the Guardian: the headline article and a piece from Monbiot himself.

Later in the week is a documentary entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle (Channel 4, Thurs, 9:00pm), which I'm sure will stimulate some debate. The central argument is that the warming effect is due to solar activity and CO2 emissions are following temperature and not the other way around. This is a common argument, but why isn't there a body of peer-reviewed scientific papers to back it up? Surely the achievement of proving global warming is a natural cycle would make 'Science', 'Nature' or one of the other most prestigious journals? We'll just have to watch & see...

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At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the channel 4 program will make for good watching there are a large number of scientist who speculate that Solar activity is a more likely factor in warming the earth, they just don't get as much media coverage, remember even the IPCC only say "very likely" or a 90% chance that C02 is to blame, thats high but its not high enough for me to except carbon taxing. I have also read but can't confirm that some IPCC scientists have spoken of their fear of a IPCC hidden agenda.

At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gareth,
Not a comment about this wretched programme I'm afraid but about the Warmcell in your loft. I'm thinking of using it but am worried about the possibility that it might get pretty dusty. What's your experience? If it does get dusty, is it just in the loft or is it throughout the house?

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Gareth Kane said...

Hi Matt,

I used a dust mask when I put the Warmcel in, but most of the dust came from the rubbish I had to remove first. Each pack is quite well compressed, so you have to crumble it and spread it around. The only mess in the rest of the house was what stuck to my clothes and this was easily swept up.

You can get Warmcel blown into your loft and this will be much more dusty.

Have fun,



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