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 in Qatar and had 24 hours to leave the country.

UPDATE2: Monckton says “I was very bad” see below. We now have video. There doesn’t seem to be any “booing” after his statement as asserted by the press reports, and his statement was more than a sentence as reported.

UPDATE3: Monckton gives his account here

An excerpt from an E &E Newswire story

After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president’s assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak.

“In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming,” Monckton said as confused murmurs filled the hall and then turned into a chorus of boos.

The stunt infuriated negotiators and activists here who gather every year to address what they believe is one of the world’s top threats, the steady rise of man-made global warming.

As Monckton was escorted from the hall and security officers stripped him of his U.N. credentials, several people noted that just a few hours earlier a group of young activists had been thrown out of the convention center and deported. Their crime: unfurling an unauthorized banner calling for the Qatari hosts to lead the negotiations to a strong conclusion.

By late today, several activists attending the conference had posted calls to “deport Monckton” on their Twitter feeds

Full story:

Inhofe, Monckton crash U.N. talks with gusto

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/print/2012/12/06/2

h/t Marc Morano

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Lord Monckton claims victory over climate change scare stories – Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthvideo/9728622/Lord-Monckton-claims-victory-over-climate-change-scare-stories.html

Excerpt:

Earlier in the week he appeared in a video promoted by US lobby group the Committee on a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) riding a camel to promote a “different perspective” of the talks.

The two-week meeting, due to end on Friday is deadlocked on modest goals such as aid and an extension of an existing UN-led plan to combat climate change into 2013.

The European Union, Australia, Ukraine, Norway, Switzerland are the main backers of Kyoto who are willing to extend legally binding cuts in emissions beyond 2012 until 2020.

But they account for less than 15 per cent of world emissions.

Russia, Japan and Canada have pulled out, saying it makes no sense to continue when big emerging nations led by China and India have no binding goals.

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From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/9728866/British-peer-ejected-from-UN-climate-talks-for-denouncing-protocol.html

[Monckton] has been banned for life from UN climate talks.

Speaking afterwards, he said he was acting on the “spur of the moment”.

“I don’t think it was my turn to talk, but the opportunity presented itself and I took it,” he said.

“I was very bad – I pressed the button and made a short statement.”

“I know it was bad of me, but I got some brief points across which the delegates probably didn’t expect.

“They have now taken my badge, but it’s not the end of the world.”

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Guess they just can’t handle (or recognize) the truth.

I’m with Monckton!

Jenn Oates

Snort. 🙂

Mike

What an unbelievable ass.

Keith AB

You just have to love him don’t you.
Christopher Monckton, adaptable and action oriented. Using the opposition tactics with good effect. Just the kind of guy you need in your corner.
You go Lord M.

bilbaoboy

How infantile! I love it! It appeals to my immature personality. Well done, Monckton

Jeff in Calgary

Funny stunt. However, he had to expect that outcome.

Steve

Jolly well done your Lordship. I would have loved to see the look on their faces when confronted by someone actually telling the truth

Jeff in Calgary

This could actualy backfire a bit. Until now, no one in the entire world even knew that there was a climat summit in Doha. But this story is hitting the MSM, and people may take notice. Also, doesn’t really help his credibility.

RockyRoad

Thrown out for telling the truth!
Wow, COP18–real classy there.
NOT!

Way to go, Lord Monckton! Good on you. Let’s hope that at least some in that crowd actually dare to wonder and maybe even – shock – question. I know, I know, too much to hope for, but that ripple of confusion is a start. Head scratching comes next. Some might dare to peek at real data (not that they would ever tell anyone, of course). Monckton is a fantastic human being. I love his strength of spirit.

“In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming,” Monckton said as confused murmurs filled the hall and then turned into a chorus of boos.
The stunt infuriated negotiators and activists here who gather every year to address what they believe is one of the world’s top threats, the steady rise of man-made global warming.

Ah yes, the steady rise that stopped 16 years ago. No wonder those murmurs were confused.

D Böehm

Censorship of opposing scientific views is essential to keep the idiocracy up and running.
Lord Monckton’s small rebellion caused me to click on Climate Depot, something I haven’t done in a long time. Anyone else who did the same thing as a result of this story would see plenty of news and information contradicting the UN climate alarmist crowd.
So kudos to Lord Monckton. Publicity is good. This was almost as entertaining as his parachute landing. ☺

davidmhoffer

…and thus the entire climate debate can be summarized:
UN: The world is coming to an end!
Monckton: Good news! Turns out it isn’t!
UN: Boo!

Bob L

Anthony: Now that the “Sea Ice Substantially Disappears” clock has run out, can we get a clock counting up “Time without warming?” Would love to see that 16 years as it grows…

I wonder if protester/law-breaker James Hansen will denounce Monkton for this. That would be a hoot. Long live Lord Monkton!

Phil M

Fantastic news that he was thrown out and booed. It was a forum for the grown ups. Not for right wing lobbyists protecting funding for conservatives. No doubt the anti vaccers also get outraged at their chosen one getting booted out of science forums, or intelligent design nutters getting booted out of biology or geology discussions. There is a place for nutters pushing private agendas, just not in science.

RockyRoad

Mike says:

December 6, 2012 at 11:29 am
What an unbelievable ass.

Only unbelievable if you’re willing to deny the truth, Mike, which is obviously what you’re doing.
Monckton’s statement is very believable–there has been no significant warming in 16 years. The fact that COP18 would kick him out speaks volumes on their regard of the truth!
And I’ll spell it out to you, Mike, you ignorant, classless, misguided and facinorous dude: Anthropogenic Global Warming is FALSE. Earth has just proved it to you. Gaia has just spat in your face and caught you and yours in the biggest, boldest, most expensive and destructive LIE ever perpetrated on mankind.
So respond, Mike: Show everybody how destitute is your logic, how overblown is your conceit, and how evil is your intent.
I can’t wait.

richardscourtney

Mike:
At December 6, 2012 at 11:29 am your post says in total

What an unbelievable ass.

I agree that you are, but I have a question. Why do you want to proclaim it?
Richard

brians356

MIke,
Personally I never noticed the shape of His Lordship’s behind, but if you find it attractive, you certainly are free to express that there, I suppose.

Jimbo

This is what happens when you tell people the inconvenient truth. What’s to boo? Did he lie? They say the truth hurts and here it was illustrated.

There is no freedom of speech in the UN.

Rick K

What an unbelievable asset!

The Doha conference and all the previous conferences are like a conflab of a church. Roman Catholics would not be happy if someone suddenly told the gathering that there is nothing to support a belief in the virgin birth or transsubstantiation, and they would react in exactly the same way as did the delegates to the Doha conference, with booing, eviction, etc. It just goes to show that those at both types of conference are “true believers” who are not to be dissuaded from their beliefs.
IanM

Chris B

Leave it to W S Burroughs………

Kurt in Switzerland

Had to happen sooner or later. I suppose the illustrious delegates to his right & left were beside themsves with anger, for hearing his lordship utter such blasphemy!
He should now concentrate on doing something REALLY mischievous and get himself put in prison. Then he could hold a hunger strike to draw attention to global temperature stagnation!
Kurt in Switzerland

Worth every character of a tweet:
#cop18 “In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming” hooray for #Monckton Hero #climatechange

William

Hats off to Lord Monckton. Reality is reality. Observations do not support the extreme warming paradigm.
It is amazing that the AGW media circus continues unabated when there is no scientific support for extreme AGW.
Western countries do not have billions of tax dollars to spend on green scams. It will be interesting to watch for the tipping point in the media.

ConfusedPhoton

brians356 says:
“MIke,
Personally I never noticed the shape of His Lordship’s behind, but if you find it attractive, you certainly are free to express that there, I suppose.”
I think Christopher Monkton might start to get worried!
Well Mike whatever rocks your boat.

TimO

So if we adopt their methods of ‘science with no dispute’ I guess we should give up the airplane, space flight and evolution; after all, they were all regarded as ‘impossible’ by consensus.

Carnwennan

Well done that Viscount. Speaking truth to power!

Watch the MSM and how they handle this.
When GreenPriest or Cardinal Hansen carry out their stunts they get mountains of free publicity.

Mike Bromley the Kurd

Mind you, Kurt, Monckton would NOT want himself to end up in a Qatari prison. Another cause to ponder the UNFCCC choice of Qatar as a venue….their human rights record is likely not squeaky clean.

What are you guys going on about? You’ve already won. There will be no decisive action on climate change for at least another generation. The politicians have been paralyzed. Mission accomplished.

Chris B

climatetruthinitiative says:
December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am
The Doha conference and all the previous conferences are like a conflab of a church. Roman Catholics would not be happy……..
I’m not aware that Roman Catholics are interested in a Global Taxation of CO2 emmissions or any other inducement or imposition on non-members. Bad analogy based on bigotry.

Skeptik

Or, to put it another way, 20 years of warming in the last 72 years.

It is up on Drudge, which means that if it has not gone viral, it soon will. Anthony may have the most viewed climate website, but it still pales in comparison to what Drudge delivers. I think that Lord Monkton has done exactly the right thing at the right time to shine a light on what is going on at Doha. It is the sort of publicity that is needed in the absence of competent media coverage.

RockyRoad

Phil M says:
December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

Fantastic news that he was thrown out and booed. It was a forum for the grown ups. Not for right wing lobbyists protecting funding for conservatives. No doubt the anti vaccers also get outraged at their chosen one getting booted out of science forums, or intelligent design nutters getting booted out of biology or geology discussions. There is a place for nutters pushing private agendas, just not in science.

Only “fantastic news” if you reject science, Phil, which is obviously what you’re doing.
Monckton was the only grownup in the assembly, Phil—a forum attended only by children who, like you, would rather ignore the fact that the earth hasn’t warmed significantly in 16 years.
And I’ll spell it out to you, Phil (just like I did for Mike), you ignorant, classless, misguided and facinorous dude: Anthropogenic Global Warming is FALSE. Earth has just proved it to you. Gaia has just spat in your face and caught you and yours in the biggest, boldest, most expensive and destructive LIE ever perpetrated on mankind.
So respond, Phil: Show everybody how destitute is your logic, how overblown is your conceit, and how evil is your intent.
I can’t wait.

Ockham

Mods,
For a second I thought I was reading HuffPo. It is really disappointing to read comments like brians356 above. On a quality blog like this, I expect this kind of juvenile talk to be filtered out. You diminish the quality of your site by allowing it.
Ock
[Reply: WUWT moderates with a light touch, and we don’t censor like most of the alarmist blogs do. Readers can make up their own minds about the value of comments, and critically respond if they like. — mod.]
[Reply: Had to look up the comment. Not seeing an issue. Play on words instead of an attack. Humor instead of anger. I’d let it through. ( A couple of the others were more rude and I’d have left them for a more experienced hand to decide…) -ModE ]

Lance

Heartland conducts conferences and invites ‘alarmists’, and unfortunately, most don’t accept, but i believe 1 or 2 have come, and they were treated with respect for their view.
Go to the UN and speak against it and you are tossed out….
Yes indeed, the UN stands for what?

Phil M says:
December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am
Walks on mirrors.

Fred from Canuckistan

Well he is [too] old to scale a building and hang a sign a la greenpeacers, so this a very age appropriate protest that must make more than a few Eco protesters think he played the game very well.

Robert Clemenzi

What a jerk. There are standards of civil behavior.
Since the science is clear – there is no reason to stoop to the “activist” level.
Since the above link is paywalled, might I suggest a well written piece by Monckton of Arabia. Writing articles like this is the way to deal with the climate deniers (ie, those who accept the UN IPCC reports and deny the science), not getting thrown out of the proceedings.

Gamecock

Phil M says:
December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am
Fantastic news that he was thrown out and booed. It was a forum for the grown ups. Not for right wing lobbyists protecting funding for conservatives. No doubt the anti vaccers also get outraged at their chosen one getting booted out of science forums, or intelligent design nutters getting booted out of biology or geology discussions. There is a place for nutters pushing private agendas, just not in science.
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Monckton says temperature hasn’t risen in 16 years. You counter that he’s a “right wing lobbyists protecting funding for conservatives.” Nice! Ad hominem and non sequitur together!

ablertalad

Thanks for saying exactly what I would have said Lord Monkton! It takes a real man to stand up in the midst of liars and fools and thieves stealing from nations for their own personal idiocy. Truth speaks in their midst and not one of them had the courage to demand he be allowed to speak. That is what courage is all about. Thank you, sir! You have my respect!
Mike, truth isn’t very welcome in your world, is it buddy? I pity you.

MikeP

IanM, I think it’d be more appropriate to associate AGW or CAGW with other man-made religions like the cargo cult. I think there’s far more in common using this comparison.
(MikeP … NOT Mike)

RockyRoad

climatetruthinitiative says:

December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am
The Doha conference and all the previous conferences are like a conflab of a church. Roman Catholics would not be happy if someone suddenly told the gathering that there is nothing to support a belief in the virgin birth or transsubstantiation, and they would react in exactly the same way as did the delegates to the Doha conference, with booing, eviction, etc. It just goes to show that those at both types of conference are “true believers” who are not to be dissuaded from their beliefs.

Tell me when the Catholic Church plans on imposing a global tax and I’ll get worried about that religion.

beesaman

The good thing about this is that the skeptic voice has been heard, the alarmists would like to pretend we don’t exist, how wrong they are.

John West

Phil M says:
“Fantastic news that he was thrown out and booed. It was a forum for the grown ups. “
Compare with Heartland’s reception of Dr. Scott Denning:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/20/a-warmist-scientist-embraces-the-heartland-conference/
Who’s acting like adults?

Dodgy Geezer

Fantastic news that he was thrown out and booed. Indeed. The kind of publicity you can’t buy.
It was a forum for the grown ups. Not for right wing lobbyists protecting funding for conservatives. It’s become a forum for left-wing lobbyists protecting funding for watermelons…
There is a place for nutters pushing private agendas, just not in science. Indeed. That forum is full of left-wing nutters pushing private agendas. I would go further than you, though and suggest that they should not be given any support at all…