Monckton climate change video goes viral

Video of Lord Monckton Warning of Copenhagen Climate Treaty Exceeds 3.5 Million Views in a Single Month

http://i43.tinypic.com/xm3btj.jpgLord Monckton giving a presentation – photo by Derek Warnecke

 

Minneapolis – A video of Lord Christopher Monckton warning of the impending Copenhagen climate treaty has received over 3.5 million views in 30 days, according to Minnesota Majority, the organization responsible for posting the original 4-minute excerpt of Monckton’s speech.  The organization says that its original clip, together with the 100+ cloned versions that now exist on YouTube, in total exceeded 3.5 million views as of November 15, 2009.  The video clip made Minnesota Majority the #1 most viewed Non-Profit & Activism channel in the month of October on YouTube.

[ Note: Also I have a link to the draft Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty here Monckton’s Powerpoint presentation used at that speech is available in PDF format here (warning large download 17.5 MB) – Anthony]

See the video below.

The video clip is an excerpt from a 95-minute speech given by Lord Christopher Monckton at an event sponsored by the Minnesota Free Markets Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 14.  Monckton, former science advisor to Margaret Thatcher and a noted climate change expert, presented evidence dispelling the theory of man-made global warming.  He also warned that America’s sovereignty may be at risk if the United States signs the treaty scheduled to be negotiated at a United Nations climate change summit beginning on December 7 in Copenhagen.  Monckton says that the Copenhagen treaty will cede U.S. sovereignty, mandate a massive wealth transfer from the United States to pay reparations for ‘climate debt’ to third world countries and create a new ‘world government’ to enforce the treaty’s provisions.

Full video speech of  Lord Monckton’s speech. It is one hour and 35 minutes long.

The Monckton speech has spurred a national debate on the issues of man-made global warming and the Copenhagen Treaty.  His comments have been featured on Fox Business, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, The Wilkow Majority, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin and Breitbart TV.  An hour-long segment featuring Lord Monckton and Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton was aired on the October 30th edition of the Glenn Beck Show.

The Monkton video also helped to launch a national petition drive opposing the Copenhagen Treaty as well as domestic cap-and-trade legislation.  The petition, which is hosted at www.NoCapAndTrade.com, has generated over 135,000 messages to Congress.

“The more people learn about the supposed issue of ‘climate change’ and how green extremists intend to control our lives, the more skeptical they become,” said Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority.

Monckton’s message appears to be having an impact.  Last week, key US Senate Democrats said it is unlikely there will be any additional action on climate-change legislation this year.  The Obama administration had hoped to seal a deal on domestic cap-and-trade legislation prior to attending the Copenhagen conference in December.  Earlier this month, The Times reported that all hope is lost for a deal in Copenhagen and that a world treaty on climate change will likely be delayed by up to a year.

Davis warns now is not the time for treaty opponents to rest on their laurels.  “We may have bought ourselves some time,” said Davis.  “But green extremists will be back in-force trying to advance both domestic cap-and-trade legislation and an international climate treaty that will rob us of our liberties and grant government more control over our lives.”

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vg

looks like Asia will hit some cool records!
http://wxmof course 1aps.org/pix/temp5.html
to be fair western europe is looking “warmish” but 1/3 of visual area of china
http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp4.html

vg

apologies link should be http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp5.html

Jason Bair

Its because of his British accent. People love that. /s

DaveF

It sounds as if the Copenhagen Treaty is a bit like the Treaty of Rome, which eventually led to the European Union – it will be painfully slow, but it will only ever go in one direction. The USA would be well advised to have nothing to do with anything that cedes authority to a supranational entity.

PaulH

This is good news, but it’s going to be difficult to counter AGW-scare articles like this one about the spread of killer jellyfish in a warming world:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/climate_09_jellyfish_menace
;->
Paul

Thanks Mr. Gore, for inventing the Internet.

Clive

Great stuff. So concise.
This man (along with Anthony, Steve and many others) should ALL get a Nobel prize. (Mind you, the value of those has dropped a wee bit in the past 2 years, eh? ☺)
I sent this to my Canadian member of parliament. It looks as though the Canadian government will not sign anything without China and India. Sure hope so.
Good luck with Obama on this.
Clive
Alberta, Canada

Tor Hansson

Jellyfish?
That’s nothing. Here:
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm
DaveF: The United States cedes some sovereignty with every international treaty it signs. As we know international treaties take precedence over national statute.
I think we can agree that the Copenhagen Treaty is one we should steer clear of. It will not be the U.S. that torpedoes it, however. China and India will take care of it, at least in the sense that they will only support one that will never pass muster in the U.S. Senate.

M White

“The more people learn about the supposed issue of ‘climate change’ and how green extremists intend to control our lives, the more skeptical they become,” said Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority.
I put the post below on Tips & Notes, but given the above statement who wants to have their government put a GPS locator in their car? I wonder if the Duth will accept it?
“Dutch first in Europe to adopt green tax for cars”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dutch-first-in-europe-to-adopt-green-tax-for-cars-1821268.html
“The Dutch government is to become the first country in Europe to introduce a green tax to replace annual road tax on cars.
Drivers will have to pay per kilometer driven in a bid to end chronic traffic jams and cut carbon emissions. The system, which will use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to monitor cars, could be used as a test case for other countries weighing options for easing crowded roads. Singapore has a similar scheme for charging according to the amount of travel. “

rbateman

It’s too bad we don’t have leaders like that. Look at the way he stands. Who does that remind you of in American History?
Hmmm…… let’s see, our Founding Fathers were subjects of the King until…
Oops, I’m drifting here. The message is “Don’t let your guard down”.
Well taken. The Agenda will be back, after it licks it’s wounds, for another sneaky attempt at world domination.

DaveF

Tor Hansson 12:16:41:
” The United States cedes some sovereignty with every treaty it signs…” Yes, but not irreversibly. These clever politicians have now cottoned on to the idea that they can set up a new organisation that won’t give back that sovereignty without a fuss. This is how we here in the UK have got sucked into the EU. And they’re prepared to play a very, very long game; so, as rbateman says “Don’t let your guard down”. Best wishes.

If you live in a state where your senator is a confirmed socialist and won’t pay attention to her mail, here’s one effective way to address the problem:
http://www.nocapandtrade.com/boycott/
Profit making companies need to know that their support of green agendas is going to cost them income.

rbateman

We need a counter-executive, to keep the system from bending the Constitution into a pretzel. The Supreme Court can’t get the job done these days.
Can we hire Monckton?

Thiers

This man stated as fact, and in print, that the Chinese sailed around the arctic in the Fifteenth Century despite the fact that this claim had already been shown to be wrong. Even the Chinese don’t accept it. Honestly, if a loony Viscount like this is the best you guys can do, you are seriously marginalized.

Vincent

3.5 million hits. Excellent. The thing that must really rile the alarmists is how the public flock to anything skeptical of climate change – Ian Pilmer, Lord Moncktons video etc. It just shows there is a real hunger for truth. No wonder Monbiot is so frustrated.

Bryn

If Viscount Lord Monckton was a “scientific advisor” to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the same Prime Minister so eagerly jumped on the AGW bandwaggon, did she do so at the behest of VLM or did he advise her not to do so? Just wondering …

Basil

Okay, nothing to do with climate change – speaking as a non-scientist novelist (but mother of a geologist) who’s horrified by the non-scientific nature of the AGW agenda – PLEASE get his title right. He’s Lord Monkton. Christopher Monkton to his friends, maybe, but the Chris bit is nothing to do with his title. Bizarre, but it’s the way it works, and we like to be precise and accurate on WUWT. Lord Christopher M is completely wrong – won’t go into it, but just call him Lord Monkton.

Thiers (12:55:50) :

This man stated as fact, and in print, that the Chinese sailed around the arctic in the Fifteenth Century despite the fact that this claim had already been shown to be wrong. Even the Chinese don’t accept it.

Citations, please? And in keeping with the alarmist obsession, make sure they’re peer reviewed. Thanx.

jaypan

Has this administration and your nation not learned the UN lesson, where the United States is a founding member, paying most contributions, but every [not polite enought ~ ctm] (still a polite word for most of them) dictator is allowed to stand up there and scream about how bad this nation is?
Do you American people really want to establish and fund another organization, in the name of saving climate and planet, with the main goal to destroy your economy, capitalism and finally America as an inspiring model for mankind?
Do me a favour: Say NO.

Rob
Minitrue

“Threat of climate change should be treated like war say engineers”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6554690/Threat-of-climate-change-should-be-treated-like-war-say-engineers.html
* * * * *
“…The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, just to keep people frightened…”
-George Orwell, in 1984

Ron de Haan

M White (12:20:00) :
“The more people learn about the supposed issue of ‘climate change’ and how green extremists intend to control our lives, the more skeptical they become,” said Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority.
I put the post below on Tips & Notes, but given the above statement who wants to have their government put a GPS locator in their car? I wonder if the Duth will accept it?
“Dutch first in Europe to adopt green tax for cars”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dutch-first-in-europe-to-adopt-green-tax-for-cars-1821268.html
“The Dutch government is to become the first country in Europe to introduce a green tax to replace annual road tax on cars.
Drivers will have to pay per kilometer driven in a bid to end chronic traffic jams and cut carbon emissions. The system, which will use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to monitor cars, could be used as a test case for other countries weighing options for easing crowded roads. Singapore has a similar scheme for charging according to the amount of travel. “
The system is an horror.
It’s expensive and totally obsolete because they will achieve the same effect by increasing the tax on gasoline.
The only extra value is that the Dutch Government exactly knows who is driving where, an incredible breach of privacy.
The Germans already stated that it’s a screw up and one of the political parties is gong to test it according to the European laws.
I am confident that many Dutch won’t like the idea either.
Freaking socialists.

Indiana Bones

Vincent (12:56:22) :
3.5 million hits. Excellent. The thing that must really rile the alarmists is how the public flock to anything skeptical of climate change – Ian Pilmer, Lord Moncktons video etc. It just shows there is a real hunger for truth.

“It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.” Max Planck

Adam from Kansas

Joseph D’Aleo predicts the possibility of cold coming for the US and Europe at the end of November and December as an episode of Stratospheric warming may have started.
http://icecap.us/images/uploads/SSWNov25.pdf
His conclusion is that most here can look for rapid cooling starting about the end of Thanksgiving.
The Easterlies in the tropics replacing the westerlies according to him could cause water upwelling and cause the Kelvin wave to be pushed back west, ending El Nino sometime during the Winter.

Evan Jones

This man (along with Anthony, Steve and many others) should ALL get a Nobel prize.
In a way, he has one. He was an official peer reviewer of the IPCC, so he shares a piece of the prize. (IIRC, he even has the official pin.)

Phil Clarke

The Chinese Navy claim (based on a risible fantasy from Gavin Menzies, not sure if this counts as ‘research’, but hey if you’re going to rewrite climate science you may as well rewrite history while you’re about it) was in part one of Monckton’s piece in the Sunday Telegraph from November 2006. To be fair, he apologised and withdrew the claim a week later in Part Two. Presumably someone pointed out that his source was bunkum in the meantime. Shame about the other howlers. Shame he still hasn’t got round to addressing this latest batch.

Rob

AGW is promoted by the same misguided grouping that promoted Rachal Carsons Silent Spring, which led to the banning of DDT and has directly led to the deaths of over 40 million humans 4/5th of which are children.
The National Academy of Sciences concluded in 1965 that “in a little more than two decades, DDT had prevented 500 million [human] deaths that would otherwise have been inevitable.” The World Health Organization stated that DDT had “killed more insects and saved more people than any other substance.”
In the two decades DDT was used no instance of any human or animal harm was ever observed, yet DDT was banned.
The only way to permanently improve the lives of the third world population is base load power generation, which means coal powered generation, there is nothing else.
http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/summ02/Carson.html

Michael

I would like to thank everyone for doing their part in promoting awareness of the fact; the Weather is not our fault. We are not to blame for what the Climate does. One less thing to beat ourselves up over is a good thing.
I’ve been renovating my new house in the past few weeks that Deutsche Bank gave me for next to nothing, so I haven’t been able to blog much lately on this important climate issue.
Again, I thank you all for helping to wake up the world.

Ron de Haan

3.5 million hits sounds good and it’s a wonderful result, but it’s still not enough.
Obama will talk to the Chinese Leadership until their ears fall off for support on his Climate Bill and the Copenhagen treaty.
Don’t ask me why but I have a nasty feeling about it.
If he pulls it off he will be the “green hero” who saved the “deal”.
I think the biggest battle is ahead of us and I am glad to have Lord Monckton on our side but we are not out of the woods by a long shot.
We have to kill and bury the entire Climate deal and quit the the UN.

Dan

Slightly OT, but Russian President Medvedev recently said: “If we don’t take joint action, the consequences for the planet may be very distressing to the point that the Arctic and Antarctic ice can melt and change ocean levels,” he said
This shows he doesn’t understand High School physics. If 100% of the arctic ice melted, the effect on sea level would be zero. That ice is already displacing its mass in the water. Only snow or ice on land can melt and add to sea level. How do we get such innumerate leaders?

Mildwarmer

Who cares if he is wrong?? The Monkfish has spoken; the Monkfish gets lots of hits (YouTube rules!); blog science *wins* whatever the alarmists might say! I’d rather have a baboon spouting sensible nonsense than a scientist trying to bamboozle me with tree-rings, dodgy stats and whatnot on graph paper any day!
And I see that Arctic sea ice is on the up again, which is surely a good thing? (Or so my polar bear chums tell me…)

Ron de Haan

China will surprise Obama
http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2009/11/china-will-surprise-obama.html
Or China will surprise us!

Michael

There is 250 million tons of water on Earth for every man, woman, and child on the planet.
An olympic size swimming pool has 660,000 US gallons of water, which is approximately 2,756 tons of water.
If my math is somewhat accurate there is, 90,711 olympic size swimming pools of water for every man, woman, and child on the planet. That’s a lot of water.

Ron de Haan

Dan (13:40:35) :
Slightly OT, but Russian President Medvedev recently said: “If we don’t take joint action, the consequences for the planet may be very distressing to the point that the Arctic and Antarctic ice can melt and change ocean levels,” he said
This shows he doesn’t understand High School physics. If 100% of the arctic ice melted, the effect on sea level would be zero. That ice is already displacing its mass in the water. Only snow or ice on land can melt and add to sea level. How do we get such innumerate leaders?
Dan,
The Russians will make money if we take the suicide track.
They will get European grands because the use of natural gas reduces CO2 emissions, Europe will become more dependable from Russian gas and against the time we sink into a permanent depression (together with the rest of the free world) Europe will be up for grabs.
Of course the Russian play their former adversary to commit suicide.

Fred from Canuckistan . . .
Tim Clark

Thiers (12:55:50) :
This man stated as fact, and in print, that the Chinese sailed around the arctic in the Fifteenth Century despite the fact that this claim had already been shown to be wrong. Even the Chinese don’t accept it. Honestly, if a loony Viscount like this is the best you guys can do, you are seriously marginalized.

I call your Lord Monckton and go all in with one Mann et al, one Briffa et al, and one Steig et al.

Adam from Kansas

Apparently AGW hasn’t delayed the start of the first snow of the year here in Wichita, there’s no snow accumulating here, but it is snowing today even though it’s warmer in Nebraska, the reason being an upper level low dragging cold air into Kansas from Colorado.
For every year I remember snow has often been first seen in late November to early December, there was one year with an October snow but that was after Mt. Pinatubo erupted.

maz2

Belmont Club has a thread which may be of interest.
Sample:
“123. Konyok:
twobyfour,
I’m not sure that I completely buy it. Each ring of gaussian grid elements, stepping poleward, would have to be attributed with special rules for insolation, albedo, thermal conductivity, etc. It IS doable, but damned difficult to avoid artifacts and error propagation.
Of course, my perspective is biased. I’m accustomed to multi-layered model spaces where the earth’s curvature is not an important consideration. I can almost accept the possibility of modeling with a gaussian grid as long as it is only one layer thick – treating the atmosphere of the earth as a single surface. Spatial models by necessity rely upon a moving window of neighborhood functions – a grid element is evaluated with its neighbors, the window moves on and evaluates the next element with its neighbors and then feeds back to the previous element iteratively. Pretty straightforward on a 2d surface, the gaussian grid would require special rules for how the window’s algorithms treats each element, but, it is doable. However, when the model has more than one layer, the window must evaluate 3d neighborhoods adding incredibly complex considerations of how to treat the different kinds of boundaries between elements.
How to calibrate all of this complexity?”
…-
“High Society
“The Telegraph explains what Lord Smith of Finsbury believes is necessary to Save The Earth. The idea is simple: everyone should be given a ration coupon corresponding to a carbon allowance. The free people of the world may thereafter go about their business, provided they pay out of their carbon allowance for everything they do.”
http://pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez/2009/11/15/high-society/#comments

Thiers

Phil Clarke (13:33:07) wrote :
The Chinese Navy claim (based on a risible fantasy from Gavin Menzies, not sure if this counts as ‘research’, but hey if you’re going to rewrite climate science you may as well rewrite history while you’re about it) was in part one of Monckton’s piece in the Sunday Telegraph from November 2006. To be fair, he apologised and withdrew the claim a week later in Part Two. Presumably someone pointed out that his source was bunkum in the meantime. Shame about the other howlers. Shame he still hasn’t got round to addressing this latest batch.
Phil,
Thanks for beating me to posting the link to the Journal of World History piece on the Chinese in the Arctic nonesense. And I’m glad to know that Monckton withdrew the claim. I only wish the Telegraph would add that retraction as a modification to the original article. A student of mine was sent Monckton’s original piece from the Telegraph and quoted it in a term paper. Ouch!Climate change skepticism really has brought anti-science back and these poor children are at the mercy of their inboxes.

Zeke

Beautiful Longfellow verse at the end. If a certain South American poster were still here, he would add,
To The States
— by Walt Whitman
To the States or any one of them, or any city of the
States, Resist
much, obey little,
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved,
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever
afterward resumes its liberty.
(Although I usually don’t go in much for tipping points.)

rbateman

Ron de Haan (13:49:50) :
The West has the same level of mentality as the idiot that teenagers goad into jumping into something rotten, promising to follow after he goes first.
The Putin & Jintao will simply say sure, go ahead, after you.

rbateman

Tim Clark (13:51:26) :
The difference between Monckton and the Agenda riff-raff is that he is man enough to admit he made a mistake. Can’t say there is any honor to be found in the other side.

Jimbo

I give thanks that there are guys like Monckton around. He is persistent and won’t let his guard down as he knows how politicians operate.
However I can’t help an ironic smile whenever he is quoted at being “Monckton, former science advisor to Margaret Thatcher…”
“Before the 1980s this hypothesis was usually regarded as a curiosity because the nineteenth century calculations indicated that mean global temperature should have risen more than 1°C by 1940, and it had not. Then, in 1979, Mrs Margaret Thatcher (now Lady Thatcher) became Prime Minister of the UK, and she elevated the hypothesis to the status of a major international policy issue. ”
“So, early in her global warming campaign – and at her personal instigation – the UK’s Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research was established…..”
http://www.john-daly.com/history.htm
He started at the Policy Unit in 1982, where he worked until 1986 as a special advisor on economic matters. I only he knew then what he knew now.

RoyJ
Jimbo

Sorry typo last sentence should read “IF only he knew then what he knew now.”

Here is a short video challenge to Al Gore, offering him mega bucks if he accepts the global warming debate dare that Lord Monckton issued on the Glenn Beck show.
Video link:

Press release:
http://cei.org/news-release/2009/11/16/will-al-gore-change-his-no-debate-policy-after-cei%E2%80%99s-offer-big-bucks

Aligner

Here is a taste what you have coming if you give a single inch to this socialist claptrap …
EU Presidency candidate Herman Van Rompuy calls for new taxes
“Herman Van Rompuy, the man widely expected to be appointed the first President of Europe this week, has called for new eco-taxes and levies on the financial sector to fund a more powerful European Union.”
Read it carefully!

Marlo

Considering Monckton is known for just making things up and uttering some of the deepest nonsense in the skeptic realm, then having his video go viral isn’t exactly something we should be proud of. No wonder we’re mocked about our ignorance of basic science and the rules of logic. Make him stop, please, someone make him stop.
REPLY: Before judging Monckton too harshly, you might want to have a look at the latest Al Gore video here:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/11/16/gore-has-no-clue-a-few-million-degrees-here-and-there-and-pretty-soon-were-talking-about-real-temperature/
We’ll look forward to your comments about that – A