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5 Reasons Why You Should Hear Christopher Monckton

, posted: 6-Apr-2013 15:10

  1. Climate change is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Is the expense justified? Government policy should be based on credible science*. Thus it is important to know whether or not to support such policies.
  2. All news sources in North Korea are state-controlled. Similarly, most of what you hear or read about Christopher Monckton is filtered through hostile media. You owe it to yourself to hear directly from the "original source".
  3. Christopher Monckton is careful to include sources for all data that he quotes. Much of it comes directly from IPCC reports.
  4. He attracts strange detractors to his meetings. None are willing to debate him publicly - or on broadcast media - but they attend purely to garner attention to themselves, or disrupt polite discourse. This makes for an amusing sideshow.
  5. It's cheaper -- and better researched -- than listening to Al Gore.
Check him out for yourself. I did. Tour itinerary.



* "Credible science" is my term. It is science where all data (including confidence intervals), methodologies, and analysis algorithms are published so that independent researchers can confirm the results. The data presentation accurately represents the underlying measurements without resorting to dubious methods (such as carefully selecting time series ranges). The conclusions are scientific -- not political.


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Comment by Linuxluver, on 6-Apr-2013 18:57

Monckton is no longer remotely credible. What he has to say can only be interesting and informative if one is not very well informed about the current state of climate science. 



Author's note by dmw, on 6-Apr-2013 19:36

@Linuxluver, I like your blog byline about Truth Seeking.

But that is incongruous with your complete dismissal of a man who is well read, thoughtful, erudite and also seeking the truth.

I think that someone who points out that the measured global temperature data falls outside the bounds of ALL the IPCC global warming models has greater credibility than the scientists (whose income happens to depend on global warming) insisting that the IPCC is the correct and scientific and official and only word on the matter.


Comment by Technofreak, on 6-Apr-2013 21:25

I think he could be very interesting to listen to.

Climate change (incorrectly called global warming if you ask me) has been going on for centuries.  There is no disputing this fact.  What is in dispute is what causes the changes to take place.  Is it man made and can we (mankind) have any effect on the outcome?

It has been suggested by some people that the money being spent on trying to minimise climate change is a complete waste of money as mankind cannot influence the outcome and that money would be better spent on helping those communities that bear the direct affects of climate change.


Author's note by dmw, on 6-Apr-2013 21:51

@Technofreak: Of course, climate change is not in dispute. Human influence, however, is difficult to single out conclusively. The honest scientists, even within the IPCC circles, are finally admitting that global warming has stopped (they say "paused" as they assume it will recommence), even though atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise.

Monckton presented some economic calculations towards the end of his talk that certainly reinforced the conclusion that adapting to climate change is far more cost-effective than trying to prevent it.


Comment by Bll Butler, on 7-Apr-2013 02:33

Monckton is a crackpot – just check out my webpage link.

If anyone doubts that global warming exists, take a look at New Zealand’s glaciers. (While they last.) I have documentation including then and now photos here: http://www.durangobill.com/GwdLiars/GwdLiarsFranzJosefGlacier.html


Comment by Nathanial Pipeblower, on 7-Apr-2013 10:46

This man is a hero! Very few have the courage to so staunchly reject the dark arts of peer reviewed science. Such practices lead to odious and false beliefs such as that the Earth is round and are an abomination. The good Lord Monckton stands alone as a force of reason against the foul fiends of modernity known as 'scientists' and he should be celebrated as the hero that he is.


Comment by Steph, on 9-Apr-2013 00:42

Peter Hadfield critique of Lord Monckton (1-5)

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbW-aHvjOgM
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTY3FnsFZ7Q
[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpF48b6Lsbo
[4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3giRaGNTMA
[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRCyctTvuCo

There are 3 other videos (search for them) including a challenge by Hadfield to debate Christopher Monckton.

Monckton very wisely backed away.


Comment by Dratsab, on 9-Apr-2013 22:38

Funny you should mention the false belief of our planet being round given that it's an ellipsoid - in fact it's extremely close to being an oblate spheroid.


Comment by Joe V., on 15-Apr-2013 02:32

Listening to Hadfields attempts at self promotion at another's expense are an excercise in tolerating tedium to the point of nausea.

The time he must have spent poring repeatedly over transmissions to find something to comment on. The guy could bore for Britain with his nit-picking, drivelling 'analysis' of overblown illelevances. These types are so often experts in hindsight.

There's only so much time serious commentators can afford to indulge such time wasters with little better to be doing.


Comment by Joe V., on 15-Apr-2013 02:34

Listening to Hadfields attempts at self promotion at another's expense are an excercise in tolerating tedium to the point of nausea.

The time he must have spent poring repeatedly over transmissions to find something to comment on. The guy could bore for Britain with his nit-picking, drivelling 'analysis' of overblown illelevances. These types are so often experts in hindsight.

There's only so much time serious commentators can afford to indulge such time wasters with little better to be doing.


Comment by Eddie Oates, on 15-Apr-2013 02:45

Seeing Gore is on the Itinerary, Wed 24 April for the penultimate appearance of the tour, just short of Invercargill ( he really is doing the length & breadth of NZ this time). I guess Chris just couldn't resist that one. The nearest he'll ever get to a debate with Gore, albeit with the good people of Gore. and the only chance he'll ever have of debating within a country mile of Gore, because Al baby just can't stand up and look the truth in the eye.


Comment by barf, on 16-Apr-2013 08:47

Lord Mockton did make some great points in a debate on rapnews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzR0-j0O0o


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