This was a live blog of this event held at the State Capital in committee, meeting room 127. Brevity is due to blogging on my cell phone.
Maintenance guy adjusting thermostat down to keep people from keeling over in packed room. Hansen would have turned it up like 1988
Monckton has arrived shaking hands in a packed room
Lots of people handing out Eco flyers now.
Packed room the air is thick. Standing room only.
Monckton making a point to greet everyone he can.
State Assemblyman Dan Logue at right of Monckton in center chair.
Various introductions and statements now.
Monckton starts with “unsettled” science
Slide says ipcc credibility gap
Now onto the skeptic argument and climate history
Drawing some laughs commenting on ipcc
Graph on cycles now and where are we measuring within cycles
Hockey stick trick description, citing M& M and preference for software to make HS shape by 390x
91 people in a room designed for 50 by my count people still trying to get in
Talking about censored folder and Mann data wipes out MWP when used
Now onto hide the decline
Monckton taking questions from committee
Now onto AR3 and changes to final draft to change conclusion
Showing actual data diverges from models now
454 trillion $ per degree F global
Still having thermostat trouble
Citing a quote from David Archibald
“West no longer the problem”
CA losing major manufacturers
Biofuels and diversion of food and funds from other worthy projects
Talk concluding 2:35pm
Now q and a from committee
Crowd well behaved
Guy on the end of dais making a 15 minute speech now…question anywhere?
Committee chair shuts him down with courtesy, draws big laugh.
Copies of Jo nova’s skeptic handbook being passed out to some committee members
Just now got to sit down after standing 1.5 hours some people leaving as q and a winds down.
325pm session ends with closing remarks
Monckton and I invited to governor’s office for private meeting
UPDATE 745 PM Governor ducked our meeting, passed us off to an aide. Hope to have update on this and full presentation tomorrow, pretty beat after 90 mile drive back.