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 ...

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) ...

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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

galileo.jpg 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" and says climate ...

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

IMG_0761.jpg 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 Channel Seven chose a ...

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

gina1.jpg 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 issue, but the ...

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

Christopher-Monckton-.jpg 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 Guardian's Leo Hickman reports ...

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

getup_ad_mining_media.jpg 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 piece or start ...

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?

heartland.jpg 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 science misinformers in ...

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

heartland.png 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. read more

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

getup_ad_mining_media.jpg 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*. In the video, ...

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

bom_logo.jpg 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 had stopped and ...

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

monckton_boardroom.jpg 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 Monckton was in ...

DeSmogBlog: Monckton Reaches New Heights of Anti-Environmentalism

daily_caller_screenshot.jpg 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 delegate Lord Christopher ...

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? Perhaps a purveyor of crystal healing would be a good choice? Maybe a creationist, a fortune teller or a spiritual healer? Well of course not. This ...

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”:

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 genius Sasha Baron Cohen, who also gave the world Borat, Ali G and Bruno. Actually, that's not quite true. But Australia's leading TV satire show has screened an interview with Lord Monckton ...

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 right-wing media personalities, threatened scientists and turned the cold non-partisan findings of peer-reviewed science into some kind of blood sport. But despite what was surely the dirtiest ...

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 we shouldn’t. When climate change is viewed through the pages of this publication, most of the world’s “experts” think it’s either not happening, not worth worrying ...

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 energy conference, the Truth 2 Power Conference. The Cable, Wisconsin conference was a direct response to the “dangerous agenda” of PowerShift2011. Apparently, finding solutions to effectively fight climate change and ensure a clean ...

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 corrupt. Not happy with misrepresenting the science on climate change, The Galileo Movement has also misappropriated the name of the father of modern science who was persecuted for ...