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Autonomy For All: Irony Collapses After Desperate Sprint to Not Get Lapped

Thin skinned anti-science idiot Chrisopher Monckton has a big sad that a bunch of actually smart people called out his errant nonsense as nonsense so he’s naturally doing what real intellectuals do when their ideas are challenged:  Defend them, I mean complain to authorities and try to have the critics fired: In a letter to . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Irony Collapses After Desperate Sprint to Not Get Lapped

Autonomy For All: New Zealand Sets the Gold Standard For Monckton Journalism

This is how every article about one of Christopher Monckton’s revivalist evangelical bamboozlement roadshow sessions should go:

Lord Monckton, who once argued for the quarantine of AIDS patients in internment camp-like facilities, is a vocal leader of the climate change-denying movement. 

In Copenhagen in 2009, the member of the right-wing anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP) . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: New Zealand Sets the Gold Standard For Monckton Journalism

Autonomy For All: Christopher Monckton Knows Nothing About Economics Too

Christopher Monkcton has taken time out of his busy schedule of being completely wrong about climate change to be completely wrong about economics too, in the pages of the Obama-birther and general conspiracist World News Daily:

BANKRUPT: CYPRUS TODAY, AMERICA TOMORROWExclusive: Lord Monckton has action plan to protect your wealth from Cypriots’ fate

Action plan! . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Christopher Monckton Knows Nothing About Economics Too

Autonomy For All: Solid Monckton Journalism

Viscount Monckton is on another one of his highly lucrative climate denial evangelism tours of Australia.  I caught this great piece from a Tasmanian newspaper called “The Mercury”, Monckton’s Hot Air:

At a public lecture in Hobart this week, he said there had been no global warming for at least 16 years. 

“The climate models . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Solid Monckton Journalism

Autonomy For All: Chrisopher Monckton, Climate Skeptic Hero

This post provides the sources of a series of claims I am making over Twitter.  My main points are two:

1) Christopher Monckton is the leading climate “skeptic” and is held in extremely high regard by climate skeptics.

2) Monckton is singularly unreliable, dishonest, deceitful, preposterous and possibly some kind of compulsive liar or outright . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Chrisopher Monckton, Climate Skeptic Hero

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Chris Of Arabia

Climate change denier Christopher Monckton, adding to the gaiety of nations.

DeSmogBlog: Andrew Bolt Cuts Ties With Climate Science Denying Galileo Movement Over Alleged Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

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ANDREW Bolt is Australia's loudest and most popular climate science doubt-spreader who just loves to stoke the fires of environmental conspiracy theorists with his daily splurge of blog posts and his weekly radio and TV shows.

The blogger and columnist in the Murdoch-owned News Ltd press describes climate change as a "religious movement" . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Andrew Bolt Cuts Ties With Climate Science Denying Galileo Movement Over Alleged Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

DeSmogBlog: Climate Science Denier Debunks Greenhouse Theory With Two Fish Cooler Boxes And A Roll Of Cling Film

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SOMETIMES in the world of climate science "scepticism", things can become a little surreal. A bit odd, if you will, to the point where you need to inflict a sharp pain upon your person to confirm you've not drifted off into an alternate reality.

Like the time, for example, when Australian mainstream TV station . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Science Denier Debunks Greenhouse Theory With Two Fish Cooler Boxes And A Roll Of Cling Film

DeSmogBlog: What The World’s Richest Woman Gina Rinehart Thinks About Climate Change

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SHE is the richest woman on the planet with a personal fortune approaching $30 billion thanks to her coal and iron ore businesses.

But when it comes to arguably the planet's most pressing problem – human-caused climate change – the Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart dismisses out of hand not only the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What The World’s Richest Woman Gina Rinehart Thinks About Climate Change

DeSmogBlog: Christopher Monckton Described as "Loose Cannon" "17th Century Pamphleteer" By UKIP, Party Cuts Ties With Him

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The Guardian reports that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has distanced itself from "Lord" Christopher Monckton, the crazypants climate denier who thinks President Obama's birth certificate is fake, compared youth climate activists to "Hitler Youth" and a litany of other crazy stunts well-documented here at DeSmog over the years. 

The . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Christopher Monckton Described as "Loose Cannon" "17th Century Pamphleteer" By UKIP, Party Cuts Ties With Him

DeSmogBlog: Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Bids For Editorial Control Of Australia’s Fairfax Newspapers

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WHEN you think the news stories just aren't going your way – when parts of the media just refuse to tow your particular ideological line – what are your options?

For most people, the choices are limited. You could perhaps write a letter to the editor or maybe even pen an opinion . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Bids For Editorial Control Of Australia’s Fairfax Newspapers

BigCityLib Strikes Back: When Chris Met Ezra

I’m surprised that the entire Universe did not disintegrate in a flash of pure dorkiness as soon as their elbows touched.  More pics here.

DeSmogBlog: Who Are The Australian Backers Of Heartland’s Climate Denial?

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ANY conference worth its salt needs a nice long list of sponsors to give the impression of widespread diverse support for whatever the conference  organisers are advocating.

In the case of the Heartland Institute and their advocacy for the denial of the risks of human-caused climate change, their just-started conference for climate . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Who Are The Australian Backers Of Heartland’s Climate Denial?

DeSmogBlog: Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax

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Modern anti-science was created by the tobacco industry in the 1950s and then used against climate science, often by the same well-experienced think tanks and individuals.  Tobacco anti-science is strangely entangled with climate anti-science, as the attached report shows in detail involving Fred Singer's SEPP, Joseph Bast's Heartland, and more.

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. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Fake science, fakexperts, funny finances, free of tax

DeSmogBlog: A Curious Tale of Monckton, Rinehart and Blaming God For Bushfire Deaths

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IT was an extraordinary response, but then it was an extraordinary video revealing some extraordinary alliances.

Two weeks ago I posted a story on my blog about a YouTube video featuring one of the world’s least media-shy deniers of human-caused climate change – British hereditary peer Lord Christopher Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley*.

. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A Curious Tale of Monckton, Rinehart and Blaming God For Bushfire Deaths

DeSmogBlog: Australian Meteorology Bureau Corrects Record On Former Research Head William Kininmonth’s Actual Climate Change Experience

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WHEN it comes to climate change science, as with most things in life, it pays to listen to actual experts with a solid background in their field.

On Monday the Wall Street Journal and, later, The Australian newspaper, ran an editorial from a group of climate science contrarians which claimed global warming . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Australian Meteorology Bureau Corrects Record On Former Research Head William Kininmonth’s Actual Climate Change Experience

DeSmogBlog: Monckton Pitches ‘Fox News Australia’ Idea To Mining Magnate, Seeks ‘Super-Rich’ Backers

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BACK in July last year in a boardroom of a western Australian free-market think tank, the extrovert British climate change sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton was holding court.

The topic for discussion? How to better capture the Australian media to help push a right wing, free-market and climate sceptic agenda. At the time, Lord . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Monckton Pitches ‘Fox News Australia’ Idea To Mining Magnate, Seeks ‘Super-Rich’ Backers

DeSmogBlog: Monckton Reaches New Heights of Anti-Environmentalism

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CLIMATE science denial think-tank the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow is flying a four-strong delegation to next week’s UN climate conference in South Africa, with a promise to engage in a “balanced, civil and genuine” dialogue.

But the chances of much civility appear to be somewhere between zero and naught, given their . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Monckton Reaches New Heights of Anti-Environmentalism

DeSmogBlog: Commonwealth Business Council Picks In-house Denier To Chair Climate Forum

cbc.jpg IF you were going to have a serious high-level discussion about, say, improving science teaching in schools, then who would you invite to chair the meeting? How about an astrologer? … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Commonwealth Business Council Picks In-house Denier To Chair Climate Forum

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

“Lord” Christopher Monckton, climate skeptic and scientific ignoramus, shown up to be the pompous idiot that he is by the British comedy show “The Hamster Wheel”: . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

DeSmogBlog: Lord Monckton Gets Punked By Australian TV Satirists

monckton_genius.jpg YO – check this out. Jet-setting climate change denier Lord Christopher Monckton has been revealed on Australian television as a fictional character created by comedy gen… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Lord Monckton Gets Punked By Australian TV Satirists

DeSmogBlog: Australia Gets a Price on Carbon Despite Toxic Anti-Science Campaign

carbon_rally.jpg THEY paid millions of dollars for adverts on television, in newspapers and online. They flew in climate change deniers from across the globe. They held rallies, engaged prominent… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Australia Gets a Price on Carbon Despite Toxic Anti-Science Campaign

DeSmogBlog: How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science

badnews_cover.jpeg THERE is a publication in Australia where for every one story you read which agrees society should take firm steps to combat climate change, there are four stories suggesting w… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: In The Dog Days of Summer, CFACT Still Barks The Same Tune

211119_90787162851_5857348_n.jpg   Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, or CFACT Campus, the student wing of Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, wrapped up its student climate and ener… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: In The Dog Days of Summer, CFACT Still Barks The Same Tune

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial Down Under With The Galileo Movement

galileo.jpg THERE’S a new climate denial lobby group on the block – bravely regurgitating previously debunked pseudo-science and making wild unsubstantiated claims that climate scientists are all… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Denial Down Under With The Galileo Movement