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Climate Misinformation by Source: Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton is a British consultant, policy adviser, writer, columnist, and hereditary peer. While not formally trained in science, Monckton is one of the most cited and widely published climate skeptics, having even been invited to testify to the U.S. Senate and Congress on several occasions.

For a comprehensive rebuttal of many of Christopher Monckton's arguments, check out this presentation by Professor John Abraham. Abraham has compiled many examples where Monckton misrepresents the very scientists whose work he cites. Check out this PDF of Monckton quotes versus the scientists who in their own words explain how Monckton misrepresents their research.

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35 Inconvenient Truths

URL: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html
Date: 18 October 2007

Arguments by Monckton vs What the Science Says
"Al Gore got it wrong"

Al Gore's book is quite accurate, and far more accurate than contrarian books.

"Antarctica is gaining ice" Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
"Arctic was warmer in 1940"

The actual data show high northern latitudes are warmer today than in 1940.

"CO2 is not a pollutant"

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"CO2 lags temperature" CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"Corals are resilient to bleaching" Globally about 1% of coral is dying out each year.
"Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming" Extreme weather events are being made more frequent and worse by global warming.
"Greenland ice sheet won't collapse"

When Greenland was 3 to 5 degrees C warmer than today, a large portion of the Ice Sheet melted.

"Greenland is gaining ice" Greenland on the whole is losing ice, as confirmed by satellite measurement.
"Hockey stick is broken" Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
"Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming" There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
"IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers"

Glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, despite 1 error in 1 paragraph in a 1000 page IPCC report.

"Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice loss is due to land use"

Most glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, notwithstanding a few complicated cases.

"Polar bear numbers are increasing" Polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species.
"Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated" Sea level rise is now increasing faster than predicted due to unexpectedly rapid ice melting.
"Tuvalu sea level isn't rising" Tuvalu sea level is rising 3 times larger than the global average.

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