28 Jun 2010
Lord Monckton Defrocked, Point by Point….
I haven’t blogged about this before due to lack of time, but I really should have, given that it really is essential reading/viewing. Lord Monckton is one the leading climate sceptics out there, who very publicly argues that the world is actually getting colder, the oceans are not acidifying, arctic ice is not retreating, and that climate change is all a scam cooked up by the UN in order to usher in a New World Order (still with me?). Last October, he gave a talk at Bethel University in Minnesota in which he set out his case. In the audience was one John Abraham, associate professor in the School of Engineering at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota. He knew something was wrong, and then went off and spent months chasing up Monckton’s references, arguing that “the science community is slowly learning that if we don’t perform this service, no one will”. His conclusion? Every single reference is misinterpreted, distorted or falsified. His online presentation patiently goes through every one of Monckton’s slides and pulls his arguments to pieces. If you still think climate sceptics have even half a leg to stand on, this is essential viewing.