It took me a while to find a moment to write about this, but within 48 hours of the release of my video “Climate Changes, But Facts Don’t: Debunking Monckton” I received a short response from Monckton.
For the past 1.5 years there has been very little activity by me on my YouTube channel and on this website. This wasn’t because I had given up on creating content, far from it. During this time I was working, when I could, on a big project. Something I did hint towards a couple of times.
This big project was me going through the parts of a debate Monckton took part it. This debate took place on the 19th of July in 2011 and was held by National Press Club of Australia which had as subject climate change.
A while back Monckton sort of responded tot he videos Peter Hadfield (Potholer54) made about his misrepresentations and errors on the science of climate change. This eventually did leed to Monckton responding to the videos made about him. And the actual offer for a debate on Watts Up With That.
That article is well worth a read, especially the response Peter made to the claims.
But then silence from Monckton, and he doesn’t delivers on his promise to continue the debate. For which Peter has now called him out on:
Open letter to Christopher Monckton — Please return to the debate
Well Sort of…
Monckton didn’t respond directly to the videos Potholer54 (Peter Hadfield) made documenting and rebutting incorrect or dubious claims made by him.
No, he responded to a commenter who gave a simplified listing of the errors Potholer54 addressed:
This is a response by Christopher Monckton to the comment on the Nurse anti-science thread yesterday by anonymous commenter “The other Brian” who in typical troll style,tries to distract away from the post and point being made with noise.- Anthony
So instead of actually dealing with the excellent videos Potholer produced, he goes after a few lines of text. I think you can guess who made another excellent set of videos documenting how Monckton yet again contradicts himself: Read more
The Australian government is about to pass a law that would cut carbon emissions and get polluters to pay. But a major climate fight is ensuing with the regulator suspects, like Lord Monckton, taking center stage. All to muddy the water and to prevent the passage of this carbon pricing law.
This carbon pricing law is a win win measure. It will push dirty businesses towards clean production and tax polluters, generating more resources for working families. If it passes, it will spur other major emitters to follow suit and could be the next best hope for our planets climate. But the megaphone of the opponents is big.
For example Murdoch, who owns Fox News, also owns seventy percent of Australia’s press. If we can drown out his campaign to crush the bill with messages of hope from across the world, we could help it pass. For a long time we have been in the majority, telling our politicians to listen to us and take the actions that are needed. In the United States alone poll after poll has shown this:
- 71 percent of Americans say global warming should be a very high (13%), high (27%), or medium (31%) priority for the president and Congress, including 88 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of Independents, and 50 percent of Republicans
- 91 percent of Americans say developing sources of clean energy should be a very high (32%), high (35%), or medium (24%) priority for the president and Congress, including 97 percent of Democrats, 89 percent of Independents, and 85 percent of Republicans.
In under 4 days already over 335,000 people have signed a petition from AVAAZ to show their international support for this carbon pricing law. I have signed this petition to show my support, will you?