Tag Archives: Christopher Monckton 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

IPCC silently slashes its global warming predictions in the AR5 final draft

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Unnoticed, the IPCC has slashed its global-warming predictions, implicitly rejecting the models on which it once so heavily and imprudently relied. In the second draft of the Fifth Assessment Report it had broadly … Continue reading

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On CO2 residence times: The chicken or the egg?

While some model based claims say that CO2 residence times may be thousands of years, a global experiment in measurable CO2 residence time seems to have already been done for us. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Is the ~10-year airborne … Continue reading

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Join my crowd-sourced complaint about the ‘97% consensus’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Three-quarters (rounded up to 97.1%) of all commenters expressing an opinion on my recent post about Dana Nuccitelli’s attempt at ex-post-facto justification of the false assertion in the lamentable Cook et al. paper of a … Continue reading

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97% Climate consensus ‘denial': the debunkers debunked

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Not the least of many signs that the rationalists who have dared to doubt the official story are winning the debate on the climate is the childish bluster to which the dwindling band of true-believers … Continue reading

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A question for Oreskes – But what do we mean by consensus?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Politicians pay for science, but scientists should not be politicians. Consensus is a political concept. Unwisely deployed, it can be damagingly anti-scientific. A reply to Naomi Oreskes (Nature, 4 September 2013). Subject terms: … Continue reading

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The bull and the Borg

NOTE: This satirical piece is rooted in facts. Having been to Australia on tour myself, I also heard the claims of bureaucratic abuse from many of the farmers who attended my talks. While Monckton’s essay has some biting satirical humor … Continue reading

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Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, reporting from Erice, Sicily ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that … Continue reading

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Sticking it to the Mann

Global warming has stopped. Get over it.  A response to Michael Mann in the Richmond Times Dispatch By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The collapsed global warming scare certainly has some odd characters coming to its defense in this paper. Michael … Continue reading

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Ten years of ‘accelerated global warming’ ?

Data doesn’t support Obama’s claim Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley During the July 2013 U.S. Senate hearing at which Roger Pielke Jr. and Roy Spencer gave stellar testimony to the visible discomfiture of the climate-extremist witnesses, none of … Continue reading

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Is it time to prosecute the IPCC for fraud?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The IPCC, having spent almost two months working out how to respond to my complaint about a notoriously bogus graph in its Fourth Assessment Report, has found itself not guilty. In doing so, it is … Continue reading

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How data revisionism hypes global warming

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I have now had the opportunity to study SteveF’s remarkable essay at Lucia’s Blackboard, to which Anthony kindly draws attention in his footnote to my earlier posting on the absence of statistically-significant global warming for … Continue reading

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No significant warming for 17 years 4 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As Anthony and others have pointed out, even the New York Times has at last been constrained to admit what Dr. Pachauri of the IPCC was constrained to admit some months ago. There has been … Continue reading

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HadCRUt4: revision or revisionism?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As Bob Tisdale has recently pointed out, the monthly temperature anomaly series published by the Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia has just been extensively revised. … Continue reading

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Monckton challenges the IPCC – suggests fraud – and gets a response

The IPCC fraud case (but not the planet) hots up Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Two weeks ago I reported the central error in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007) to its secretariat. After the contributing scientists had … Continue reading

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Benchmarking IPCC’s warming predictions

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The IPCC’s forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report continues to suggest that the Earth will warm rapidly in the 21st century. How far are its projections short of observed reality? A monthly benchmark graph, circulated widely to … Continue reading

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An Evening With Gore Acolyte Catherine Leining

Guest post by WUWT moderator Andi Cockroft I wrote the other week of an Evening With His Lordship – aka Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley – in which I outlined his presentation made here in New Zealand. Many … Continue reading

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Opinion: Life as a Target

Attacks on my work that are aimed at undermining true climate change science have turned me into a public figure. I am not vain enough to embrace that role. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley (with no apologies to Michael E. … Continue reading

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Monckton on his smashing the U.N. wall of silence on lack of warming, and censure

UPDATE: The Russian TV channel “RT” aka “TV-Novosti” blames Monckton for the failure of COP18 to fail to reach an agreement: The 18th Climate Change Summit in Doha is drawing to an end after once again failing to find common consensus … Continue reading

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Monckton gets evicted from Doha COP18 conference

UPDATE: Monckton is being deported from Qatar. Such a show of tolerance from the “tolerant left” who do these sorts of stunts all the time (sometimes illegally). Monckton has been ‘de-badged’, meaning he no longer has a visa to stay … Continue reading

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Monckton: Be skeptical, be very skeptical, of Skeptic magazine’s skepticism of climate skeptics

  By Jim Lakely A quarterly magazine called Skeptic published a cover story a few weeks back by Donald Prothero titled “How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human-Caused.” That struck us here at The Heartland Institute as rather strange. Our work for … Continue reading

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Monckton’s reply to Eos on Climate Denial

Christopher Monckton writes via email: Dear Anthony, – Ivar Giaever and I were subjected to an unprovoked and more than usually scientifically illiterate personal attack at some length in the AGU’s Eos newsletter recently. I wrote the attached reply, which … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about the ickle birdies

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Rio de Janeiro “BUT what about the ickle birdies?” wailed the ancient, off-blonde representative of the planet’s indigenous peoples in the shapeless, grimy, crumpled eco-sackcloth shift that is de rigueur this season among the … Continue reading

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The illogic of climate hysteria

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Special to the Financial Post (reposted here with permission from the author) “But there’s a CONSENSUS!” shrieked the bossy environmentalist with the messy blonde hair. “That, Madame, is intellectual baby-talk,” I replied. I was about … Continue reading

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Why mitigating CO2 emissions is cost-ineffective

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A couple of weeks ago I appeared before the California State Assembly and told legislators that the cost of the State’s cap-and-trade legislation, which comes into full effect in August this year, will be $450 … Continue reading

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Monckton’s Slide Presentation to the California Assembly

As readers have seen here and here, Monckton presented a presentation to committee members of the California Assembly yesterday at the invitation of Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield. There were no Democratic members present during the presentation that I was … Continue reading

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Monckton addresses California Assembly Committee

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. Live Blogging Maintenance guy adjusting thermostat down to keep people from keeling over … Continue reading

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The heavy cost of a non-problem

Testimony of The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley California State Assembly 21 March 2012 IN the 6 decades since 1950 the world has warmed at a rate equivalent to 2 F°/century. The IPCC’s central estimate is that in the 9 decades … Continue reading

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Submarines in the Winter Twilight

One of the more celebrated North Pole surfacings of the USS Skate happened today in 1959, see http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/26/ice-at-the-north-pole-in-1958-not-so-thick/ for more on that and several others. Nearly a couple years ago at the ICCC in Chicago, Lord Monckton noted that at … Continue reading

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Monckton in a rift with Union college Earth scientist and activist

Readers may recall this piece Monckton’s Schenectady showdown in which he schools a number of students despite “en-masse” collections (to use Donald Rodbell’s words) of naysayers. Mr. Rodbell and Erin Delman, pictured below, wrote this essay (which I’ve excerpted below) … Continue reading

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Monckton’s Schenectady showdown

Monckton vanquishes Union College “Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds” Guest post by Justin Pulliam THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the … Continue reading

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Update on the Monckton – Hadfield debate

As I have mentioned previously, I’ve provided space for a response from Peter Hadfield (aka the nom de plume potholer54). I’ve published Peter Hadfield’s response in entirety, submitted Feb 7th, 2012. I’ve made only some slight edits for formatting to … Continue reading

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Huhne is no loss

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Today’s resignation of Chris Huhne, the UK Minister for Climate Change, offers the prospect of a belated return to sanity at the former Ministry of Agriculture in Whitehall. Huhne now faces prosecution for an alleged … Continue reading

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Monckton responds to Skeptical Science

Cooking the books By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Mr. John Cook, who runs a website puzzlingly entitled Skeptical Science” (for he is not in the least sceptical of the “official” position) seems annoyed that I won the 2011 televised debate … Continue reading

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Monckton responds to Peter Hadfield aka “potholer54″ – plus Hadfield’s response

UPDATE: Below is Peter Hadfield’s response in entirety, submitted Feb 7th, 2012. I’ve made only some slight edits for formatting to fit. Comments are open. – Anthony By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Various You-Tube videos by a former “science writer” … Continue reading

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Hurrah for 8 orders of magnitude!

by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Those brave enough and open-minded enough to ask questions in the search for objective scientific truth about our influence on the climate rather than credulously swallowing and cloyingly parroting the socially-convenient, politically-expedient, financially-profitable party line … Continue reading

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