Claims by Barry Smith
- Smith describes global warming as a "red herring." Smith claims there is no evidence that thegreenhouse effect has begun.
- HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS, was in fact deliberately made by the World Health Organisation and the US Army research institute in Fort Detrick, Maryland, is involved in secret biological warfare programmes against the "free world".
- A Russian cruise ship, the Mikhail Lermontov, which struck a rock in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, and sank, in 1986 was the subject of a deliberate cover-up and conspiracy, involving possibly, espionage activities by the then Soviet Union's navy. Conspiracy theories concerning this sinking have persisted in New Zealand.