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  1. Jonathan on October 14, 2015 at 11:20

    Pulling the curtain back Richard, thank you for the post.

  2. Steven on October 14, 2015 at 14:22

    But the science is settled!!!

    No matter how the science was deciphered, complied, modeled or paid for.

  3. andy on October 14, 2015 at 18:24

    This is the same person who falsely claimed to be a member of the House of Lords and also claimed to have won a Nobel prize, which he tried to pass off as joke when he was found out. I’m not a scientist (neither is he) and am sceptical about some of the more dire predictions about CO2 induced climate change, but this bloke is a fruit cake. Love your blog Richard but please spare us M’Lord Monckton. By the way, Miranda Devine is a bit of a nut case too. Would do some homework before publishing any of her work.

    • FrenchFry on October 15, 2015 at 01:10

      There is a rap sheet about Monckton, sure enough he seems to be an odd ball,


      But that’s not the point of the conference, the point is to show how the IPCC screwed up data and all this shite got political. Regardless of whether Monckton is saying or claiming funny things about himself (after all he’s a Brit …), the message of his presentation still remains valid.

      And one should not forget that CO2 increases over the last few 100k of years or more are actually _following_ an increase in global temp. A simple conclusion is that CO2 is not causing warming but is following it and probably adds a little positive feedback (most likely a second order effect). This completely breaks the political narrative served to the masses.

      • Nigel Kinbrum on October 19, 2015 at 12:02

        That rap sheet isn’t only an ad hominem. It shows deliberate misrepresentation of data. Those are the sort of shenanigans practised by people with an agenda. They cherry-pick confirming data, while ignoring contradictory data. Just like Gary Taubes & Nina Teicholz.

  4. Σαλπιγκτής on October 18, 2015 at 19:15

    Climate change is a super complex subject that goes over the heads of virtually everyone who isn’t a climate scientist without at least an appropriate masters degree, so it’s difficult to have a meaningful debate. However, the wealthiest entities in the world i.e. giant oil companies and the US government, have a vested interest in maintaining the view that climate change isn’t caused by humans in order to protect their profits and the petrodollar. If the petrodollar were to come to an end, there would be the biggest economic depression the world has ever seen. A lot of people would lose a lot of money, and the US would be the biggest loser in Earth’s history.
    The giant oil companies run campaigns to combat climate science, but 95+% of climate scientists, including those who work for the US government, agree that climate change is caused by humans, so as a group they are virtually certain. Also, the more climate expertise a climate scientist has, the more likely they are to believe that humans are the cause. So I would say the science is probably correct for the most part, and it’s the campaigns and lobby groups run by the big money, and uneducated (in climate science) members of world governments who have significant interests in selling mined energy commodities that are blocking progress.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 18, 2015 at 20:51

      OMG Σαλπιγκτής, you χτυπήσει το καρφί στο κεφάλι!!!

      “Climate change is a super complex subject that goes over the heads of virtually everyone who isn’t a climate scientist without at least an appropriate masters degree, so it’s difficult to have a meaningful debate.”

      I hear you. We’re on καρφίτσες και βελόνες over here, waiting for you to tell us of your credentials.

    • Steven on October 18, 2015 at 21:07

      My 74 year old mother knows more about the climate than the supposed experts you cite at the top echelon of science.

      She has nothing to lose by being wrong or correct. Those guys you cite… have everything to lose if they are wrong. And by everything I mean everything. Money and respect… POOF gone if your wrong.

  5. Jane Karlsson on November 2, 2015 at 05:40

    Some years ago I spent a lot of time going through the science of climate change, as best I could being a biologist and not a physicist, and I came to the conclusion that everything Monckton says is correct. I have enormous respect for him, although I can’t say I like him. This video is well worth watching.

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