This is a BBC documentary that you'll never see on The Nature of Things. Go to the second segment, watch the Al Gore pitch on the correlation between C02 levels in the Vostok ice core air samples, then continue through the discussion on those levels.
Then run the clip back and watch the Gore clip again.
(a) you'll see the CO2 increases follow the rise in temperatures, rather than lead them (the left-right axis of the Al Gore graph representing time, the up-down axis representing C02 levels and mean global air temperature); and
(b) some level of doubt regarding the orthodox media/political take on C02-induced climate change will creep into your mind.
I'm not some kind of right-wing dinosaur, nor am I a shill for an oil company. I am a student of history and paleontology and it's clear to me that climate does change, often very dramatically and very quickly. What is not clear to me is the mechanism for the change: whether it's one thing, a combination of things, and how human activity fits in.
Keeping the third world poor and in political bondage by transferring wealth to third-world elites who sell carbon credits based on their pledge to keep the vast mass of the population in its current level of non-industrialization strikes me as bad politics and bad economics. It is immoral and it is not likely feasible, no matter how much force the elites of the third world use in their attempts to make it work.
And, quite frankly, I'm very leery of anything Maurice Strong supports, whether it's "oil for food", aid to North Korea, or Paul Martin and Bob Rae.
I've lived through the "New Ice Age", "Population Bomb" and other fear-inducing political-media scenarios. All of them make the same demands on the West: de-industrialize and end the consumer-driven economies. They make the same demands on the poor parts of the world: forget about industrializing, remain in poverty, and die; we can't afford your desires to live longer or better, to have kids, and to develop your nation into a place where the best and brightest stay, rather than emigrate.