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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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Climategate: Caught Green-Handed!

URL: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/Monc...
Date: 3 December 2009

Arguments by Monckton vs What the Science Says
"Climategate CRU emails suggest conspiracy" A number of investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.
"CO2 lags temperature" CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"Hockey stick is broken" Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
"It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low" Early 20th century warming is due to several causes, including rising CO2.
"It's cooling" The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"It's microsite influences"

Microsite influences on temperature changes are minimal; good and bad sites show the same trend.

"Medieval Warm Period was warmer"

Globally averaged temperature now is higher than global temperature in medieval times.

"Models are unreliable"

Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.

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

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

"Satellites show no warming in the troposphere" The most recent satellite data show that the earth as a whole is warming.
"Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC?"

Official records, Editors and emails suggest CRU scientists acted in the spirit if not the letter of IPCC rules.

"Temp record is unreliable" The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
"There's no empirical evidence" There are multiple lines of direct observations that humans are causing global warming.

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