The material presented was a mixture of truth, half truth and falsehood put together with the sole purpose of discrediting the science of global warming as presented by the main world community of climate scientists and by the IPCC. […] 1. First, it is important to note that the main lines of evidence for human-induced climate change not addressed in the programme were: - growth of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere mainly due to fossil
fuel burning to a level greater than for at least 600,000 years;
- observations of global warming at the earth’s surface (in magnitude and pattern) consistent with the increase in greenhouse gases, the basic science of which has been known and understood for over 200 years
JRI - The Great Global Warming Swindle Sir John Houghton was co-chair of IPCC Scientific Assessment working group 1988-2002, and Director General of the UK Meteorological Office 1983-1991.