Posts Tagged ‘Lord Christopher Monckton’

Global Temperature Update

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Source: Monckton Foundation

Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

It’s official: no global warming for 18 years 1 month

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

The RSS monthly satellite global temperature anomaly for September 2014 is in, and the Great Pause is now two months longer than it was last month. Would this year’s el Niño bite soon enough to stop the psychologically-significant 18-year threshold from being crossed? The official answer is No.

Globally, September was scarcely warmer than August, which was itself some distance below the 18-year trend-line. Therefore, taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomalies, there has now been no global warming for 18 years 1 month. (more…)

Ocean acidification and coral reefs

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Source: SPPI

Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

by Christopher Monckton

The calcite corals first achieved algal symbiosis in the Cambrian era, 550 million years ago, when CO2 concentration was 20-25 times today’s. The more delicate aragonite corals first evolved in the Jurassic era, 175 million years ago, when CO2 concentration was 12-15 times today’s. Both species not only throve on the higher partial pressures of CO2 but also survived the only period – 55 million years ago – when the global ocean was acid (pH < 7.0). For comparison, rainwater is pronouncedly acid at pH 5.4, while the oceans are pronouncedly alkaline at pH 8.0 or thereby. (more…)

No global warming for half the satellite record

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Source: Lord Monckton Foundation

by Christopher Monckton

No global warming for half the satellite record

According to the RSS satellite data, since September 1996 there has been no global warming for 210 months (17 years 6 months). NOAA’s 2008 State of the Climate report said 15+ years without warming would show a discrepancy between prediction and observation. There has been no warming in central England for 25 years.Monckton chart

The Lord Monckton Foundation’s monthly Global Warming Projection Index number for March 2014 is 0.14 Cº. That is how much the IPCC’s latest central projection of global warming over the 9 years 2 months January 2005 to February 2014 has overshot the observed temperature trend. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Game Over! IPCC Quietly Concedes Defeat

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Source:  SPPIMonckton - game over 1-5-14

You couldn’t make it up. A Russian “Antarctic research vessel” carrying not diligent scientific researchers but 74 taxpayer-funded climate extremists on a junket to help them make up headlines about sea ice melting because of “global warming” finds itself stuck in – er – sea ice. And sea ice in high summer at that. The extremists, as so often happens, had believed their own propaganda. They had believed Al Gore. They had believed, poor saps, that Antarctica was warming and melting. It isn’t.

The AGU climate policy statement as redrafted by Monckton

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Source: WattsUpclimate science fraud

by Christopher Monckton

The American Geophysical Union, after three previous attempts at a policy statement on climate change, has just published yet a fourth. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley redrafts it to say what it should have said if the AGU’s objective had been the honest scientific truth.

Anthropogenic climate change requires no action

Our influence on the climate is minor but beneficial

Human activities are changing Earth’s climate, but – as the AGU must now concede – not by much. The atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased from 0.03% before the Industrial Revolution to 0.04% today. Much of this alteration of 1 part in 10,000 of the atmospheric composition may have been caused by burning fossil fuels.

The world has warmed by 0.8 Cº over the past 140 years, but a recent survey of the abstracts of 11,944 scientific papers on global climate change showed only 43 abstracts, or 0.3% of the sample, endorsing the notion that humans were responsible for most of that warming. The mean residence time of a CO2 molecule in the atmosphere is 7 years, so the AGU must recognize that its earlier fears that anthropogenic emissions will influence the climate system for millennia have proven unfounded. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Ten Years of “Accelerated Global Warming”? No, Mr. President!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Source: SPPI  Monckton response to Obama 2013

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

During the July 2013 U.S. Senate hearing at which Roger Pielke Jr. and Roy Spencer gave stellar testimony to the visible discomfiture of the climate-extremist witnesses, none of the Democrat Senators and none of those they had chosen to testify before them was at all anxious to defend Mr. Obama’s assertion that over the past decade global warming has been accelerating at an unforeseen rate.

At a fund-raiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Chicago May 29, he had said: “We … know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or ten years ago.” He had added: “I don’t have much patience for people who deny climate change.”

Yet one should deny that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or ten years ago. For science is done by measurement, not by parroting the Party Line. And the measurements do not support the Party Line.

Let me demonstrate. First, what warming does the IPCC anticipate in its upcoming and much-leaked Fifth Assessment Report?

Full paper:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/ten_years_qaccelerated_global_warmingq_no_mr_president.html

 

Obama climate video stars GOP truthsayers

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Source:  SPPI Blog

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND – A priceless video [editors, please insert link here] at barackobama.com, Call Out Climate Deniers In Congress, is herding voters to the GOP.

The video cites a dozen Republican lawmakers talking common sense about climate, followed by Soebarkah talking nonsense. The GOP, which controls the House, has rejected 24 Donkey Party requests to hold climate hearings. The Eeyores are upset.

For the Donkeys:

Ex-Sen. Barry Soetero a.k.a. Soebarkah (D: IL): We can choose to believe that superstorm Sandy and the most severe drought in decades and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were just a freak coincidence, or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science and act before it’s too late [Incorrect: Even the IPCC now admits there has been no global warming for 17 years, so it cannot have caused Sandy or anything else. What has not happened cannot have caused what has. Besides, science is not done by consensus but by measurement and math].

For the GOP: (more…)

Monckton Replies to Critic

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Source:  SPPI

Lord Monckton

Lord Monckton

 Note:  Lord Monckton’s responses are in bold type.

You make statements on your site that it was Al Gore’s party that had not done enough prior to Katrina. You want us to believe your posts yet this glaring error is on your site. G.W Bush was president and GOP party was in power 4 years prior to the event and 4 years after. How was it the Democratic parties fault at all?

There is no error on our part, let alone a “glaring error”. Responsibility for maintenance of the levees that failed when a mere category 3 hurricane struck lay with the Corps of Engineers, under the direction of the local administration in New Orleans, which was and is Democrat-controlled. I have recently inspected the levees and, though some remedial work (of generally poor quality) is evident, the levees are still not being properly maintained. 

You also make many statements alluding to Al Gore lying in his move “Non-Mainstream media” as to say that if other scientist come up with a theory it isn’t valid cause its not part of mainstream science. (more…)

10 killer questions for climate extremists

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Source: SPPI

Lord Monckton

Lord Monckton

by Christopher Monckton

1. CO2 concentration has risen by 10% in the past 23 years, but the RSS satellite global lower-troposphere temperature-anomaly record shows warming over that period that is statistically indistinguishable from zero. How come?

2. Aristotle, 2350 years ago, demonstrated that to argue from “consensus” is a logical fallacy – the headcount fallacy. Some 95% of all published arguments for alarm about our influence on the climate say we must believe the “consensus”. Why was Aristotle wrong?

3. Aristotle, 2350 years ago, demonstrated that to argue that the “consensus” is a “consensus” of experts is a logical fallacy – the fallacy of appeal to authority. What has changed since 2350 years ago to make argument from appeal to authority acceptable rather than fallacious? (more…)

No Global Warming for Almost Two Decades

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Source: SPPI

by Christopher Monckton

The Science and Public Policy Institute has been asked to comment on the apparent inconsistency between the news that July 2012 was the warmest July since 1895 in the contiguous United States and the news that the Meteorological Office in the UK has cut its global warming forecast for the coming years. The present paper is a response to that interesting question.

Paper here:  http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/no_global_warming_for_almost_two_decades.html

 

Monckton on Climate Change and More

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Source: http://www.inquisitr.com/378251/interview-viscount-monckton-obama-would-not-mind-in-the-least-if-democracy-were-forever-destroyed/

Lord Monckton

British Lord Christopher Monckton is one of the last of a dying breed. A man of varied interests and talents, he is brilliant, articulate, and absolutely sure of himself on the issues of the day. Even the most powerful world leaders are not exempted from criticism; including President Obama, who has been on the receiving end of Viscount Monckton’s scathing remarks.

First and foremost, Christopher Monckton is the world’s leading climate change skeptic and a dedicated foe of the despots who would impose their ruinous agenda on every sovereign Western nation. He stands against the tyrants who seek to redistribute the wealth of the West to the petty dictators who dominate the Third World.

Viscount Monckton came to international attention in the 1980?s as an adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, when he disputed the honesty and accuracy of the Global Warming evangelists. To call Lord Monckton a skeptic is an major understatement. He sees the climate change movement as nothing less than an attempt by the political elite to punish the First World for many centuries of success and prosperity. (more…)

Thinking Green: Monckton seeks access to Gore, Cortes agrees to meeting

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Source: Gibraltar Chronicle 

Lord Monckton, the outspoken critic of environmental guru Al Gore, has formally requested press accreditation to attend the controversial Thinking Green seminar organised by the Gibraltar Government at the Tercentenary Hall on Sunday October 21st.

It already emerged that the former US vice-president and defeated presidential candidate “will not be present or available for any press interviews at any time.”

Convent Place further confirmed that press photographers, TV cameramen and sound recorders “will be asked to leave the hall after five minutes of Mr Gore’s speech.”

Only paying guests to the seminar will therefore be allowed to field questions to Mr Gore after his address. (more…)

Is CO2 mitigation cost-effective?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Source:  SPPI

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by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

Australia’s carbon tax: This note, prepared for distinguished scientific delegates at the 2012 annual seminars on planetary emergencies of the World Federation of Scientists, demonstrates the application of a much-simplified method of climate-mitigation investment appraisal to the recently-introduced Australian carbon dioxide tax. For the first time, mainstream climatological and economic-appraisal approaches are combined in a simple but robust appraisal method. The $130 bn cost of the Australian carbon tax (Parliament of Australia, 2011) over the intended ten-year term is compared with its benefit in the cost of warming-related damage avoided by successful implementation and the consequent intended 5% cut in Australia’s emissions. A zero inter-temporal discount rate is assumed. The minimum market rate would be 5% (Murphy et al., 2008). The calculations are made explicit. (more…)

The $6 quadrillion cost of the climate scam

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Source: WND

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Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on economics of fighting ‘global warming’

ERICE, Sicily – The capture of the once-pure environmental movement by the hard left is far from cheap for the rest of us. I have just told the annual planetary-emergencies conference of the World Federation of Scientists that on the basis of the lunatic anti-CO2 policies now fashionable among scientifically illiterate governments, it would cost $6 quadrillion to prevent the 6 degrees Fahrenheit of predicted “global warming” that will not happen anyway.

Professor Antonino Zichichi, one of the world’s top six particle physicists (he discovered a form of anti-matter 40 years before the multi-billion-dollar Large Hadron Collider did), is the most famous Italian scientist since his hero Galileo. He founded the Federation half a century ago and, at the age of 83, is its president to this day.

Nino looks like a proper scientist. Imagine giving his friend Albert Einstein an electric shock, and that is what his hair looks like. He is fitter than me and attributes his good health to walking an hour every day, not drinking alcohol and not eating lunch (that’s for wimps). He lives in a medieval stone house in the unspoiled, monastic village of Erice, Sicily, perched high on a 2,500-foot crag overlooking the blue Mediterranean. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Reply to Climate Extremist

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Source:  SPPI

by Lord Monckton

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/reply_to_a_climate_extremist.html

In August 2012, a climate extremist addressed to various skeptical climate researchers what he offensively called “an appeal to you to be reasonable”. Christopher Monckton of Brenchley replied, whereupon the extremist – unable or unwilling to produce a single scientific argument – said he did not wish to pursue the debate further. This paper is an extended version of the reply to the climate extremist.