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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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Coolest year for a decade means more 'global warming' to come

URL: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/scarewatch/Gua...
Date: 7 December 2008

Arguments by Monckton vs What the Science Says
"Climate's changed before" Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"CO2 lags temperature" CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"IPCC overestimate temperature rise"

Monckton used the IPCC equation in an inappropriate manner.

"It hasn't warmed since 1998"

Every part of the Earth's climate system has continued warming since 1998, with 2015 shattering temperature records.

"It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low" Early 20th century warming is due to several causes, including rising CO2.
"It warmed just as fast in 1860-1880 and 1910-1940" The warming trend over 1970 to 2001 is greater than warming from both 1860 to 1880 and 1910 to 1940.
"It's cooling" The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"Most of the last 10,000 years were warmer"

This argument uses regional temperature data that ends in 1855, long before modern global warming began.

"We're coming out of the Little Ice Age"

Scientists have determined that the factors which caused the Little Ice Age cooling are not currently causing global warming.

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