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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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Trenberth's Twenty-Three Scientific Errors | Monckton

URL: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/23errors.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.

"Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ????"

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

"Greenland has only lost a tiny fraction of its ice mass" Greenland's ice loss is accelerating & will add metres of sea level rise in upcoming centuries.
"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.
"Greenland was green" Other parts of the earth got colder when Greenland got warmer.
"Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming" There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
"IPCC is alarmist"

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

"It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low" Early 20th century warming is due to several causes, including rising CO2.
"It's not us"

Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.

"It's the sun"

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"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.

"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.

"There's no tropospheric hot spot"

We see a clear "short-term hot spot" - there's various evidence for a "long-term hot spot".

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