The Uncertainty Has Settled, Critical Documentary About Climate, Agriculture and Energy Now Online

From the GWPF.

“This documentary has all the ingredients to become a milestone in the debate on climate change” – is what Science journalist Jan Jakobs wrote after seeing the 90 minutes documentary `The Uncertainty Has Settled`. The multiple award winning film is now available worldwide through online-demand.



After eight years of travelling through conflict and poverty zones, Marijn Poels – a progressive filmmaker – decided to take some time off. In the Austrian mountains no less. It confronts him unexpectedly with the roots of agriculture and its modern day perspective. Globalisation and climate politics are causing radical changes such as farmers becoming energy suppliers. But the green ideology raises questions. The scientific topic of climate change has now become incontrovertibly a matter of world politics. Poels faces a personal conflict. Are we doing the right thing?

The Uncertainty Has Settled is the first film within a planned trilogy by Marijn Poels. “What is so beautiful and compelling in this documentary is the ignorance of the maker”, Jan Jakobs wrote in his review. “Marijn stumbles from one surprise to another. You can see his disbelief and amazement and sometimes even read the despair on his face. The beautiful images and transitions, along with the necessary rest points, provide the viewer with the necessary breaks but at the same time evoke a desire for more information. The way in which the issue is addressed, the words used to interpret the information, make the film extremely suitable for all and sundry. Even for those who thought there was only one opinion on the subject of climate change and CO2. There are also the conversations with ordinary people, who are victims of the remote and detached politics in Europe, which add so much more to this documentary than just a collection of facts to show that you are in the right. The human factor is ever present; the painful exposure of failed politics aimed at reducing human CO2, the devastating consequences for the landscape and nature, the income of entire populations that disappears and farmers who are busy producing energy instead of food. It eats away at the sense of justice of a man such as Marijn Poels”.

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July 17, 2017 4:19 pm

The trailer looked interesting.

Reply to  TA
July 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Needs a link – hope the link works.

John F. Hultquist
July 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Link below is to a review of the film from March 3, so it seems the news is that this is now available widely — not that it is just released.
There is 1 comment from James H. Rust, professor of nuclear engineering (ret. Georgia Tech).
It also tells a little about Marijn Poels.—filmreview-contrib.html

July 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Well, I hope the documentary has clips of frozen old pensioners falling from the sky, birds exploding in death rays, rotting depictions of poor without enough to eat and people with bloody stumps who cannot afford fuel or energy. Well it works for Greenpeace and WWF doesn’t it?comment image

Reply to  Duncan
July 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Sorry, forgot the /sarc tag for anyone that needs it.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Duncan
July 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Drunken polar bears driving again!

Eric Simpson
July 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Why are these people making films opposed to the scientific consensus? You guys don’t understand post-modern science. Everybody knows that CO2 must cause the lower troposphere to warm. Over 97% of scientists agree that warming must have occurred due to anthropogenic emissions. If the historical record of temperatures does not confirm to this, the historical record is clearly wrong, and small adjustments are justified for it to accord with the scientific consensus.comment image

Curious George
July 17, 2017 4:56 pm

The Big Oil should provide this free of charge.

Reply to  Curious George
July 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Big Oil has chosen to placate the Greens by going along with the AGW charade.

Reply to  BernardP
July 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Big Oil, in their infinite wisdom, hope to replace coal as a primary energy source. Unfortunately, they’ve not thought this through all the way to the totalitarian socialist regime that is the objective of the “Greens.”

Jon Alldritt
Reply to  BernardP
July 17, 2017 8:08 pm

A simple partner in reducing supply to increase their own profits. Limit drilling to increase value of holes already in operation.

tony mcleod
Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 12:12 am

That would have to be the most ludicrous comment I’ve read here and there have been some doozies.
Big Oil are kowtowing to socialist, watermelon, hysterical greenies even though that threatens their business model?
Wow, dude, you are in for one hell of a surprise.

Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 1:21 am

Big Oil are kowtowing to socialist, watermelon, hysterical greenies even though that threatens their business model?

In what way has their business model been damaged or threatened?
Big Oil has some of the best engineers on the planet.
Some of them looked at renewable energy very closely.
What have they got to gain by going against a new orthodoxy they know is no threat?
Especially when its being used to suppress their greatest competitor
Nuclear power.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 4:44 am

“tony mcleod July 18, 2017 at 12:12 am”
BP funded the UEA CRU.

Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 5:36 am

tony mcleod, the green charade has greatly limited oil supplies, This is one reason oil prices have soared so high, and oil companies have made so much money the past several decades.

Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 7:07 am

McClod, continuing his record of unbroken stupidity.
Like most socialists, he assumes that anyone with money must be a capitalist.
In reality big companies love socialism, because buying politicians is way cheaper than actually creating good products that people want to buy.

Reply to  BernardP
July 18, 2017 9:43 pm

Having worked in the energy business for many years including biofuels and coal conversion, “Big” oil is really in the energy business and they have looked at all the possible means to provide energy including coal liquefaction and gasification, biofuels, batteries, algae, and everything else including Nuclear. They studies ethanol years ago and found it to be a farce, not economic without subsidies.
Since they have to do business in hostile environments to fossil fuels, now including Europe, they have to hedge their bets and resist criticism of the CAGW folks throughout the world. If a government imposes a carbon tax, good business says you need to accept the facts and do business and try to make $$ in the environment imposed by the local governments. It may not be productive business wise to fight the government on scientific grounds. Remember they learned how to do business under very hostile governments, sometimes they win other times they loose with Nationalization. It is a tough business
Regarding competition with Nuclear, for the most part, oil is in the business of transportation fuels and chemicals, not electricity generation although natural gas may have changed that somewhat.
Nuclear is in the electricity generation business, not transportation unless you believe electric cars is the future, which is way off time wise at best since a viable battery remains to be elusive and may never be developed. It is foolish to depend on technology that remains to be proven.
I don’t see much competition between big oil and Nuclear because the products used in transportation business is quite different than the electricity generation with minor exceptions.

Ron Clutz
July 17, 2017 6:04 pm

This documentary is part of a process where people are waking up to the destruction caused, not by climate change, but by policies claimed to fight climate change.
More and more in the nations “leading on climate change” people are starting to question the actions of policymakers. Recently Robert Lyman, Ottawa Energy policy analyst presented on the theme: Can Canada Survive Climate Change Policy? From Friends of Science
“It must indeed seem strange that someone would wonder about the effects of the policies now proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as though the policies themselves are the threat. And yet they are.”

Reply to  Ron Clutz
July 17, 2017 6:28 pm

as though the policies themselves are the threat. And yet they are.”
Now you are talking.
My blog at pulled holes in the AGW theory and my other blog at explores a number of policies which will make a normal person’s hair stand on ends. Global warming has allowed “progressive” nonsense into our schools, local governments and national governments in the name of “sustainability” an inexplicable doctrine which will rob us of our modest wealth and way of life.

Reply to  rogerthesurf
July 18, 2017 9:19 am

Well you gotta admit sustainability has a lot of appeal for those on the public teat and their way of life. Just not much for the deplorables and their modest way of life but you can’t have everyone gorging themselves on sustainability.

Reply to  Ron Clutz
July 18, 2017 6:14 am

“It must indeed seem strange that someone would wonder about the effects of the policies now proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as though the policies themselves are the threat. And yet they are.”
Strange? Hardly! It should be expected by everyone now that government policies have a far greater chance of doing more harm than good. What is really strange is that whole populations continue to give up their freedom and wealth to small groups of people promising some kind of safety that never happens. It is strange that we never seem to learn!

July 17, 2017 7:13 pm

I googled for examples of “The cure is worse than the disease.” Among many other things, the war on drugs popped up.

What about character? When leaders like Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama support policies that incarcerate young people for behavior that they themselves engaged in without any apparent harm to themselves, their futures, or anyone else, it is they who exhibit character failures. link

What gets me is the hypocrisy. The war on drugs is much like Prohibition (from which we learned no lessons).

By the time Capone went down, support for Prohibition was already ebbing away. With newspapers alleging that as many as eight out of 10 congressmen drank on the quiet, it was obvious that the attempt to outlaw alcohol had failed. link

The people who think they are better than us poor despicables maintain their huge carbon footprints all the while demanding that we cut back the quality of our lives. The likes of rich alarmists like Al Gore are no different than the coke sniffing congress critters or the drunken congresscritters of the prohibition era. Dante would place them all in the eighth circle of hell. link

Reply to  commieBob
July 18, 2017 12:09 am

“What gets me is the hypocrisy.”
I think you are only grazing the surface. Google: Drugs Mena Arkansas.
Mena is an airport in Arkansas. See which notable people on both sides of the aisle were implicated and what is purported to have happened.

Reply to  graphicconception
July 18, 2017 4:40 am

Are you referring to the Iran-Contra Affair?
Similarly, we’ve had a series of whistleblowers exposing government criminal activity. It’s pretty clear that the government would rather punish them than go after the perpetrators of the criminal activities exposed by the whistleblowers. link

July 17, 2017 7:34 pm

Al Gore is getting unhinged again and this could push him over the edge to call for the killing, he will pay, of people who disagree with him!

John Pickens
July 17, 2017 9:07 pm

I just visited a friend who has a family farm in Germany. I was surprised to see so much maize being grown. He explained that it all was being harvested, dried, and burned to produce electricity. They call it corn here in the U.S., and lots of it is converted to ethanol for gasoline. Both situations are immoral, in my opinion. You shouldn’t be burning food! It raises the price for those who can least afford it.

July 17, 2017 9:16 pm

Gore looks like he is 80 . Scared, worn out and desperate . You know it’s over when the only thing left is the race card (slavery ) comparison . No more goofy predictions just an urgency and Hail Mary to incite an audience that is leaving the building to the clowns . The newest clown is the diminutive French hand shaker
claiming climate change is a link to terrorism .
How about stop invading and destroying other peoples countries under false pretences ?

July 17, 2017 11:27 pm

“The scientific topic of climate change has now become incontrovertibly a matter of world politics.”
It became a matter of world politics when Margaret Thatcher peddled the idea to the UN.

July 17, 2017 11:37 pm

Unfortunately, we are well beyond the point of no return.
If everybody were to wake up tomorrow and realize that it is all a scam, it will make no difference.
The people with the technical knowledge to rebuild the energy and logistical infrastructure (ie: homophobic, xenophobic, heterosexual, white engineers) are now retiring, and dying off, in droves.
Their replacements have all been indoctrinated in the new multicultural, green sustainable equity garbage. I have recently sat in on “engineering” lectures presented at some of our “Ivy League” engineering schools. They were embarrassing. So the chances of anything their graduates do manage to build, actually working, are pretty slim. I have had the horror of having discussion of Ivy League graduate engineers, who I would not trust to fix a flashlight.
So, it will take more than just a few generations to rebuild the intellectual capital and infrastructure that will be required to repair the damage that has been done to our society.
I don’t think that is possible any more, so my prediction is that as this plays out our civilization will revert to the horse and buggy, living in the dark, subsistence living of the middle ages.
Remember killing whales to provide oil for lamps? If I were a whale, I would be very scared.

Reply to  William
July 18, 2017 6:30 am

Very insightful, William! And very depressing. I tried to think of ways in which you might be wrong, but failed. This is the real threat to our children and grandchildren.

john harmsworth
Reply to  jclarke341
July 18, 2017 1:41 pm

Actually, we’ll be very fortunate if the impending, next glaciation doesn’t overtake all our other troubles, or aggravate them to the point of the complete collapse of civilization. Unfortunately, we certainly can’t rely on CO2 to do anything whatsoever to slow it down.

Reply to  William
July 18, 2017 9:53 pm

A lot might driving horse and buggy, but a lot might also be going to the stars.
Those who value technology, will obviously keep it.
Government policy is destroying government “supported” education, but when has the world ever depended upon governmental supported education?

tony mcleod
July 18, 2017 12:19 am

“…what Science journalist Jan Jakobs wrote”
Would mean something if he was one. Laughable.

Reply to  tony mcleod
July 18, 2017 7:10 am

As always, the troll defines science as anything that agrees with his religious convictions.

Eyal Porat
July 18, 2017 1:23 am

If Freeman Dyson is on this film, expect it to be OK.

July 18, 2017 1:25 pm

“Mind you, many climate scientists and ecologists are beginning to quite openly turn against the big eco-bullies like Greenpeace, WWF and other multinational extremist ecological groups. …Without realizing it, these organisations and their naive helpers are actually helping the multibillion eco-companies and major banks.
European politicians still do not realize that they are the spokespersons and implementers of this small but very well organised group of subsidised extremists.”
Without “realizing”? Helloo!
Maybe the filmmaker is just taking a page from Angela Merkel’s book. She’s quoted as having staved off attempted recruitment by the STASI by saying, “you know I can’t keep a secret.”
OF COURSE everyone has to be “naive” and not realizing what’s happening, otherwise we’d be in the forbidden realm of “conspiracy theory”.

July 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Oh dear! It looks like I used words from the secret list of no-no words and expressions…

July 18, 2017 1:41 pm

“Your comment is awaiting moderation.
July 18, 2017 at 1:25 pm”

Rob Mitchell
July 19, 2017 7:45 am

Just watched the documentary last night. Great film! Two thumbs up! What is so wonderful about this documentary is that you can see how a lefty-progressive sort of guy is having his eyes opened to the alternative viewpoint of so-called “climate change.” The interview he had with Freeman Dyson was most intriguing.

July 22, 2017 8:23 pm

Just watched the documentary and I will also give it 2 thumbs up. It covers a wide range of topics and does so in a very open way.

July 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Tried to watch on Vimeo but the icon that advertises the movie (1:28:26) connects to the Trailer. Only.
Conspiracy? Perhaps.

July 31, 2017 11:39 pm

I thought I signed that offer if no, yes I will drop in and do it. Kaye
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