The Boy Who Cried Warming

The Boy Who Cried Warming

2012, Environment  -   135 Comments
Ratings: 5.72/10 from 142 users.

The Boy Who Cried WarmingThis feature length documentary approaches the subject of Climate Change from a more scientific point of view than previous films on the subject. The film evaluates on many of the common held misconceptions associated with Global Warming, offers a scientific overview of Carbon Dioxide on our planet, and takes an in depth look at various Carbon Trading legislation and its potential negative effects on the economies of the world.

The film offers new interplanetary data on the topic of climate change. Also unique to The Boy Who Cried Warming is that the story of the film runs parallel to the Aesop fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

This is shown through the movie to portray that the shepherds of global warming most known are usually those who cry the loudest and make the boldest predictions.

Authors believe that this film will strike the perfect informational and entertainment balance, and thus will prove to be a truly worthwhile cause and topic that you can enjoy and be proud of participating in.

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11 months ago

I'm sure during this they stated that there is no increase in CO2 on Mars and Mars is experiencing global warming, Mars ice caps are melting and in the same documentary saying Mars ice caps are composed of Massive amounts of Solid CO2 that is evaporating?

6 years ago

Well done, thanks for the public comments refuting the climate alarmists.

7 years ago

Co2. Pump it out! More plants, more food! I like to eat. Heating causes more evaporation and clouds thus more rain. Earth knows what she is doing. Sun too. The warming people are communists that want to take away our property rights. They will use anything to scare people into submision.

8 years ago

The utter arrogance of most of the respondents here is upsetting. That you people believe you and the rest of mankind could pose such a burden on the enorminty of nature would be laughable if it wasn't so frightening. You attack well educated people who are offering an alternative point of view. You do it such a manner that feels to me like you are afraid of losing your life mission to save the world from the "deniers"! Good grief. Live you life. Be respectful of nature but don't be "busybodying" around in everyones garbage looking for links to "global cooling", no wait "global warming" no wait "climate change", yeah that's it!, "man made climate change". The earth is 4.5 billion years old, you have the audacity to think that here in 2015 in your precious lifetime that the earth is melting. The only thing wrong with this documentary is that they have the anology wrong. It's not "The Boy Who Cried Wolf, it should be "Chicken Little"...."the sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

8 years ago

That old guy falls into the category of deniers. By far the minority on this issue. yet he tries to tell us that he's the majority. OK dude, whatever. Delusion and Denial go together.

9 years ago

Inaccurate statements, missing pertinent information. Any reasonably informed individual will see right through this film.

9 years ago

More propaganda bought and paid for by the industries that pollute our planet. Seems like we could find just one issue that both right and left could agree on - like the effective stewardship of our shared planet. But this doesnt happen due to partisan politics and lazy, inept, corrupt media.
In order to believe that global climate change is a hoax, or better yet, an idea dreamed up by Al Gore for him to make money (weird), one must ignore/discount hundreds of scientific papers. That means ALL scientists would have to be liberal and they ALL would have to be in on the conspiracy to mislead the public. That makes no sense whatsoever.

9 years ago

Wow.. This documentary has really opened my eyes! I did some research and found that Global Warming is a much bigger problem than I though! Holy Crap!!! We're screwed if we can't find a good way to capture the carbon out of the atmosphere. The Ice Caps have Co2 locked into the ice as well. If they melt...... btw, this documentary is laughable. The conservative brain is flawed. It senses fear 3 times as intensely as a normal brain. This piece of trash documentary is just created to make them feel better.....HOly Crap! I hope Earth doesn't turn into another Venus!

Steven Fraser
9 years ago

The only "debate" about whether climate change is occurring or not is being done by the politicians and media who have an agenda to say that it's NOT happening. I'm not interested in anyone who attacks the scientists without even reading their papers. The next generation are going to be eating each other (literally) due to our decisions now, raises questions about anyone who has kids and refuses to actually spend the time to educate themselves on the scientific method and read the scientific literature (yet have no problem in using their computer which has been built on the same principles). When you finally realize it's too late, and your kids are going to *SUFFER* because of your own stupidity, I'll be laughing.

9 years ago

This documentary completely contradicts itself in the first 5mins considering that the vast majority of evidence suggests that global warming is currently occurring. These are NOT short sighted educated guesses but about as solid scientific evidence as you can get. Additionally, almost everything in science is a hypothesis, it takes an exceptionally long period of scrutiny before a hypothesis is considered a theory. This documentary is pure propaganda aimed at people who do not understand science or its methodology.

9 years ago

This is ridiculous, it is clearly aimed at people who do not understand the scientific method. Yes, it is only a hypothesis, every potential idea within science is a hypothesis. Once founded, you then collect your data, analyse it statistically and determine if your results support what you hypothesized. After that, people in your field run the same experiment following your procedure. If multiple experiments get similar results, then what you have hypothesized is well supported.
In the case of global warming, scientist have tested this hypothesis from many different fields of science (they are easy to find, just look then up on scholar). The vast majority of findings has found evidence supporting current global warming.
Additionally, there is no such thing as an alarmist in science, only skeptics. All scientists are skeptics, even if they are close colleagues they will still question everything that you do. This bullshit documentary is just trying to create fear where there is none. The real fear is that people will not react in time to mitigate the detrimental effects of global warming.

9 years ago

In contrast to the views previously posted regarding this documentary, I recommend viewers check out this program. (a breath of fresh air/pun intended) Although some things in science are non intuitive,(general relativity/quantum mechanics) the vast majority of scientific inquiry makes complete sense once a person has expended a little effort in trying to understanding it.
Note: I am not suggesting that people ignore the idea of humanity working in symbiotic cooperation with the planet. (sorry corporate greed) The awful truth is the logic of this documentary is undeniable, not just from the scientific data, but from a reasonable perspective of intellectual thought. What surprises me is that so many people accept what they are being told without questioning the validity of it. At what point do people actually think for themselves, and run information through what I call the 'sniff test'. (if it smells like bull**it, it probably is)
Humanity is a work in progress, and much of what we think we know, will not stand up a 100 years from now. So, put on your thinking cap, check out this documentary, and ask yourself; Whose future is more at risk, the planet, or the petty meddlesome species that is presently occupying it?
P.S: If your answer is the planet, I have some swamp land for you in Florida at a great price; any buyers?

9 years ago

The biggest problem we face is not the "warming" that comes with CO2 emissions, which is irrefutable and it is true that the Sun does have a huge affect on our global climate. The biggest problem is the industrial decimacations of our ecosystem, i.e. rainforests, oceans, water tables, wetlands, grasslands, rivers through over consumption and pollution.
The poisoning and gutting of the earth will see us all starve and thirst to death before we drown due to rising sea levels.

9 years ago

Although this video does rise some interesting questions and point out certain truths, I find it generally misleading and deliberately incomplete.
The wolf story is lame and it invites invalid/erroneous trains of thought.

Some of the people in this video contradict each other, for example, at one point one man admits we humans influence the climate just by building cities, a few minutes later another man states that we humans don't inluence the climate at all and that we are being arrogant just by thinking so...

Using polar bears, some articles from the 70's about global cooling and Al Gore to challenge human influence in global warming isn't serious. However, I will learn more about that medieval hot period, in my opinion, that was one of the most interesting elements of the whole video.

The fact that global warming may be happening in other planets too, doesn't rule out any human influence in Earth's global warming.
This video repeatedly attempts to discredit and ridiculize human influence on Earth by presenting misleading arguments/statements.
Well, I don't care what they say, I know I'm not able to see the other side of my city due to polluted air and that in certain cities you can't even breathe without feeling sick. I know there is far less fish in the sea because of humans and I also know fish can't survive in huge areas near the coast of the US because the water is poisoned.

I don't care who says what or what are their credentials, these are facts I know and are evident to me. Humans shape the land, change the chemical composition of huge amounts of water, land and air, it's absurd to think we have no impact on the planet whatsoever.
And while I'm on the subject of planets, it's interesting to see how none of these astronauts, astronomers, climatologists, etc. say a thing about Venus... It's the hottest planet in the Solar System althought Mercury is millions of km closer to The Sun. Unlike Mercury, Venus has a constant average temperature both during night and daytime, on the equator and the poles, it's a hellish oven of around 735ºK (462ºC, 863ºF) everywhere.
Mercury, on the other hand, experiences radical temperature changes between night and day that range from around -180ºC during the night to nearly 500ºC during the day. What's the difference? Mercury has no atmosphere whereas Venus has a tick atmosphere with high concentration of CO2 followed by other greenhouse gases.
I guess the fact that Venus is a constant hell thanks to its thick atmosphere of CO2 and other greenhouse gases is not important enough to mention in this video, right?

Later on they say CO2 isn't poisonous, that's another example of how misleading this video can be, they systematically select the parts of reality that agree with their arguments and leave out the elements that don't

CO2 is poisonous to humans and several other animals, that's why you die when you stop breathing, your cells start accumulating CO2 which isn't removed from your body via respiration and they stop working. Put a bag on your head, don't let air in or out, wait and see how good CO2 is for you (and don't even think about answering stuff like "water would also kill you if you tried to breathe it, but isn't poisonous". Our lungs are not designed to breathe in the water, we need to drink it, but we can, however, turn water into breathable air using electricity, that's how nuclear submarines fabricate their own air, for example.)

Nobody said CO2 was completely bad for us, without it life on Earth wouldn't be possible. This doesn't mean CO2 is only good and the more we have the better, Venus is the ultimate example of CO2 abundance, and nothing can survive there.
We need CO2 but only in certain amounts, too much or too little would kill us, that's what the "experts" in this video fail to point out.
The fact is that we are sending unknown levels of CO2 and other stuff into the atmosphere without really knowing how this will play out

in the long run.This stuff has never happened before on Earth because this is the first time there are 7 billion humans on the planet who are sending CO2 to the atmosphere 24/7.

Our planet is 4 billion years old and has changed radically since it was created, it has been much colder and much hotter than it is today, its atmosphere composition has changed many times thus driving mass extinctions and "life explosions". We depend on our blue shield to survive, we always have. Atmospheric composition is not a thing we should play with and the amounts of CO2 we are emitting are probably significant (it doesn't necessarily mean big or drastic, it simply means significant, important enough to trigger some kind of chain reaction), this is what makes sense to me. I don't care about hockey sticks, Al Gores and biased data from both sides, I care about atmosphere composition and its effects on life, that seems the less absurd approach to me.
A banana has Potassium-40, this is a radioactive isotope of Potassium and can kill you if ingested in significant amounts, this doesn't mean you'll die due to radioactive poisoning if you eat a lot of bananas, the amount of bananas you'd need to eat is so large you couldn't possibly eat them all, but the danger is still there.

If you ever found a way to eat billions of bananas/potatoes, etc. at the same time, you should start worrying about radiation, because you'd have found a way to bypass your natural limits thus separating yourself from the rest of Earthlings and opening a door no other being had ever opened.
That's what might be happening with human CO2 emissions on Earth, our planet has had extremely high amounts of CO2 during different periods of its history, but those were very different periods in which humans and most of today's animals didn't exist, they couldn't possibly exist because they'd die instantly.

9 years ago

This propaganda is so typical of the tactics used by the National Rifle Association (30,000 gun deaths a year + 80,000 injured) and the tobacco industry (440,000 lung cancer deaths per year; 44 million US tobacco addicts injured to varying degrees; 38,000 deaths inflicted by second-hand smoke; and 1.1 million respiratory and inner ear infections in smokers' children). Both make products that, if used as instructed, are designed to kill, injure or disable people.

The point that is being missed entirely is the fact that we are
exponentially running out of fossil fuels, with inadequately funded
technologies to replace them. Unfortunately, like Jesuit priests, they
focus on hair-splitting details, instead of the big picture: What kind of world are we handing to our grandchildren, after conspicuous, greedy consumption, which is currently costing 4 planets worth for every American?

10 years ago

I wonder how liberal revisionists will downplay historical facts such as the Medieval Warm Period or the Little Ice so that they can make climate change a reality. Probably in the same way they have revised history to make capitalism and western culture seem negative. It is so sad to see our institutions completely one sided. History is about geographical determinism and luck, not about superior cultures and ideas. Over the top political correctness makes me sick.

10 years ago

I wonder how many of negative views about this documentary are actually made by scientists, field workers, or educators. Most earth science professionals do not believe that global warming is a concern- and believe we are simply in another fluctuation of global climate. This documentary does not ask for money (as you find with global warming 'alarmists') or speculate, it simply provides facts from scientists. For real reference about how the common population is a flock of sheep- please watch Penn and Teller's Bullshit (di hydogen monoxide)

I for one thought this was a fantastic documentary offering a side not swayed by political greed

10 years ago

We all have right wing views. Which is why we bought the iPads were watching this on.

10 years ago


10 years ago

it has not much to do with documentaries. It ridicolize climate change theories. It's also political as it contains an attack to Obama.

10 years ago

All talk and no scientific back-up. These guys need to learn how to make a documentary..

10 years ago

What's the public to do? How about stop being sheep to fleece and cheap mutton to the psychopaths that would be your 'good shepherds', examine all their ways and your own, and act on your best conscience, where any is left?

10 years ago

they start documentary with f*cking bears i think this documentary sucks its pure propaganda material

Owain Bell
10 years ago

If you want to see the effect of CO2 on the temperature of a planet, it's easy enough to look at Venus.

I wouldn't waste your time with this. A biased and one sided argument, regardless of what some of the other comments are saying. I got 25 minutes in and didn't see a single environmental scientist interviewed, perhaps I missed it but I'd suspect there are few if any in the entire film.

10 years ago

Iam not a scientist , but when I see this all TC Propaganda about "Global Warning" an "Climate Change" , I belive mor this documentary and this people , than all hysterical "Green" people and their "scientific" reasearches."Green industry" become large buisness today , for whom benefit...........Data which "Green" show ia merly 100 years all , this real scientific researches showin data collected before years - and that is what I call science.........Wallstreet and politics enter in every aspect of our life, even here in Europe, this is for tham just one scam for the sheeps "Green Industrial Revolution" where huge bucks are made.

10 years ago

What products of the system you are. I think I'll light up another cigarette and see if the ice caps on Mars melt a little more. Climate change is NORMAL! CO2 is how all living things grow! Yes, pollution is real. That's why the corporatocracy wants us to look away from pollution toward CO2! Wake up!!!

Michael Burns
10 years ago

The stages of paradigm shift are
1. Deny the evidence/new truth
2. Explain/spin the evidence/new truth in terms of the old paradigm
3. Accept the evidence/new truth when the data is too overwhelming to do otherwise

The Right first adopted an anti-science paradigm and rejected the global warming evidence

As this film exemplifies, The Right now attempts to explain/spin global warming data in psuedo-scientific language

Stage 3 must be right around the corner.

Question is are we past a tipping point, i.e. should the discussion now be on how to deal with it rather than how to stop it?

Rocky Racoon
10 years ago

Such nonesense.....will be the end of us all.

10 years ago

Dan Courtney, it is YOU who have bought into propaganda and LIES from the major industries LOL. Carbon Taxation is going to be one of the most profitable sectors in the world. Just follow the money and see who will profit, oh ya, the leaders of all the fortune 500 companies lol. No one denies climate change, we just deny the "hockey stick" view of past temps. The medieval warm period when grapes were grown in England (they cant be grown outdoors there anymore) are fine examples of this. The narrative in this could be better but the information is accurate, the debate between scientists on this subject is far from over. Don't let them trick you just because they say in human history it has never been this high, we are but a spec of dust on the timeline of this planet. During the Middle Miocene (the time period approximately 14 to 20 million years ago), carbon dioxide levels were sustained at about 400 parts per million, which is about where we are today. Lots of creatures went extinct during this period but many more new lifeforms developed to the climate and plant-life was abundant. This was actually when our grass grazing animals started to spread like wild because plant-life was so voracious. Dogs, raccoons, horses, beaver, deer, camels, and whales all came around in this era. Inform yourself before you make wild assumptions based on the associated press and Al Gore.

b c
10 years ago

The film makers are not attempting to deny climate change. They in fact give lots of supporting evidence to show long and short term climate change over previous decades/centuries.

The point they are making, one which i have to say i am intrigued by, is that CARBON DIOXIDE! 'they are VERY specific' CARBON DIOXIDE is not... ill repeat that :p ... global carbon dioxide levels are NOT something that controls global temperatures, and that it is actually the other way around! and almost defy's their imagination that people are getting away with acting like it is causing anything bad at all. dont give me volumes as weight, give me volumes as percentages of total atmosphere. CO2 is so small and as such a small effect anyway that even if we increase it by 100 TIMES! it would still be in the very low decimal percentile.

They are attempting to argue that there is a lot of evidence for global warming being a natural and expected/predictable pattern. and/or that other things like the SUN are what actually controls global temperatues, NOT CO2.

etc etc im not gonna explain the whole film. its quite simple stuff for all you ''science'' people acting like santa has just been disproved. its called a hypothosis, they collect data and put forward a conclusion.
If u disagree, prove it.

All they are saying is CO2 is NOT what is causing the OBVIOUS global warming we are seeing, and that maybe... just maybe... it is something else causing it, weather it be our fault, or not.

10 years ago

Typical industry funded misinformation and propaganda masquerading as science. Don't waste your time.

10 years ago

Okay, I am not going to deny that the manner in which this documentary purports its view on the causes of global warming is completely patronizing to its audience- LUL WUT IS SCIENCE, I TEST HYPOTHESIS?? and it is especially awful paralleled with that awful woman's narrative rendition of Aesop's fable, completely dissolving the SCIENTIFIC perspective it is attempting to create, BUT (this is a big but), the information conveyed in this documentary contains a good amount of accuracy. I have verified elsewhere the data of stellar warming, as well as other mentions as to other causes of global warming. (sorry this is non specific). So while the information is really poorly presented, it isn't inaccurate.

10 years ago

The person who made the documentary, misses one big point, those of us who watch documentaries usually are scientifically literate, thus we can see through BS. I usually watch physics documentaries, and I kinda wasted my time, trying to see things from other perspectives, well this is was a sad attempt.

10 years ago

Not worth watching!!! Just a fairy tale - as it is described on top. It does mention energy, but it does NOT mention how do we get it, how do we produce it, how do we deliver it and what is the cost of it, not in money, but in resources, in the impact to the environment, CO2 LEVELS WHICH HAS INCREASED A LOT OVER THE LAST CENTURY and etc. This is the first thing that you have to know when you even start talking about the environment, environmental and climate change!

10 years ago

Some American documentary film makers should give us a break from the orchestral accompaniment, it really is persistently annoying & detracts from the intellectual content ~ it all gets transformed into histrionic "schmaltz." In fact, why spend a fortune on a motion picture when the information can be far more effectively presented in radio format? This is a worthwhile effort, but not exhaustive (no pun.) We need a far more comprehensive overview than this, that includes a greater diversity of perspectives. It's a helpful start and a welcome contribution, but is woefully unrepresentative of many points of view, like for example indigenous experience, micro-climate effects, possible weather-engineering and other immensely significant factors like deforestation. It's tone is far too comfortable for the majority of humanity facing environmental catastrophe directly due to industrial impacts. In that respect, global climate change is a straw man.

kyle w
10 years ago

I really should have read the comments before tuning in. Climate change is irrefutable. Politics, capital, and peoples' desires to continue living extravagantly is what's getting in the way of better judgement. In my opinion, even if you deny that human-induced climate change is occurring, there is still a massive need to conserve resources because they are finite. I think that's something everyone can get behind.

10 years ago

Is it a coincidence that this "documentary" is released now, when Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic?!?
Think with your own brain people!

10 years ago

Great doco! Spread far and wide!

Christian Hartmeyer
10 years ago

once again they fail to see the issue, the issue is not wether or not Global warming is true or not, the issue is not wether We are the cause of it...

the question is : IF things get 3-6 degrees warmer : will we be able to cope with it?

naysayers say : it will be a waste of money that can cause a financial collapse
yaysayers say : if we don't do anything we will have climate catastrophy, health catastrophy AND Financial collapse....

disregarding who is right
what would you choose: financial collapse or

financial, environmental and health collapse...

whatever is true, whoever is right... I know where I would put my vote...

10 years ago

Wow.... just wow. This wasn't a documentary. This was pure propaganda.

Dee Villan
10 years ago

Pezevenchiul, I agree. Ocean acidification is just as evil as global warming... it's just not as sexy though

10 years ago

Brought to you by, the people of Mobil, Exxon, BP, Ford, GM and the Coal Lobby.

10 years ago

is this "documentary" a joke?

10 years ago

I'm Mitt Romney and I authorized this message.

10 years ago

Ocean acidification anybody?!

10 years ago

I thought this debate was settled. Man-made global warming is fiction.

10 years ago

Ha, I didn't recognized any of the, so called scientists in this story. Did you? The powers that be are selling snake oil again,just in a different bottle. Stay sharp, we are NOT stupid.

10 years ago

CO2 is a natural and healthy part of our atmosphere, and plants do love it, however...plants absorb it over millions and millions of years. When they die, all the CO2 they collected is stored underground. When we mine and consume oil and natural gases, we are releasing stored CO2 from millions of years in a matter of a few centuries.
Like the documentary says, CO2 does cause warming, but it's "natural." Unforuntely for us, it's a natural process our society is speeding up. The negative effects it will have on our environment are well known...just look at Venus...the Earth will be fine, but will we?

10 years ago

Let's say there is a scientific theory which - if true - urgently requires heavy burdons on big business. If the chances are 50/50 it is infact true, YOU BET more than 50% of scientists oppose it...
Now, what does that tell you about a scientific theory that requires heavy burdons on big business and is still supported by practically everyone who has seen a university from the inside?
It tells you that the theory is as firm as the "theory" that smoking hurts your health...

Simon Gramstrup
10 years ago

"This feature length documentary approaches the subject of Climate Change from a more scientific point of view than previous films on the subject."

Huh? It was a very poor attempt at presenting a balanced scientific view on the matter. No rebuttal or anything..

There are scientifically consensus that GW is happening.
There are scientifically consensus that we are to blame.

Wether(?) or not we are the only cause, we still have to react to a potential serious situation, by backing up and awaiting further understanding before we proceed with our current style of global 'management'. It's that easy..