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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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'Wet Office' issues a scare watch

URL: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/scarewatch/wet...
Date: 16 April 2009

Arguments by Monckton vs What the Science Says
"Arctic sea ice loss is matched by Antarctic sea ice gain" Arctic sea ice loss is three times greater than Antarctic sea ice gain.
"CO2 was higher in the past"

When CO2 was higher in the past, the sun was cooler.

"Greenland is gaining ice" Greenland on the whole is losing ice, as confirmed by satellite measurement.
"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.
"Medieval Warm Period was warmer"

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

"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.

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