Tagged: Monckton

Leighton Smith, Monckton melt down over climate - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 04, 2011

Talkback listeners were in for a rare occurance this morning as Newstalk ZB host Leighton Smith introduced fellow climate change sceptic Christopher Monckton onto his show for a ninety minute discussion on climate change. Leighton Smith & Christopher Monckton When you take out the incessant commercials and advertorials, which Smith has to voice himself, and … Read More

Rash Brash and the potty peer’s PR pratfall - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 30, 2011

The schedule for “potty peer” Christopher Monckton’s visit to New Zealand next week has now been finalised. He’ll be visiting Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei, but there’s no sign of any of the high-profile debates his sponsors were so keen to set up. ACT party leader Don Brash is joining in the fun, accusing the Greens [...] … Read More

de Freitas feeds his students sceptic propaganda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 17, 2011

Auckland University associate professor Chris de Freitas has been caught feeding climate denier propaganda to first year geography students. A close examination of the student workbook for de Freitas’ lectures on climate for the University’s core first year geography course reveals that it includes material from sceptic blogs and US think tanks — even a [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #15: Michael Ashley and the ineducable Carter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2011

We thought we’d try for a record short show — and failed, because once again there was just to much to talk about. We have more on Eritrean volcanoes, extreme weather over the last 18 months, a new report on the dire state of the oceans, and Stoat’s big bet. Special guest is Professor Michael [...] … Read More

John Abraham: How to give good radio - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 28, 2011

It’s hard to know listening to this recent US radio interview with John Abraham whether to be more admiring of his incisive responses or more astonished at the regularity with which tired old denier claims are put forward by the interviewers. The interview perhaps highlights the extraordinary divergences of American society – home to impressively [...] … Read More

Umm, a Gummer and carbon nonsense - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 28, 2011

Twenty years ago I’d have crossed the street to avoid meeting John Selwyn Gummer, then agriculture minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government, chiefly famous for having attempted to feed his young daughter a beefburger at the 1990 Ipswich Boat Show to demonstrate his understanding of the risks of contracting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (aka mad cow disease) [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #6: Monckton and the iron in the ocean - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 03, 2011

A very wide ranging Climate Show this week, with Dr Philip Boyd of NIWA and Otago University explaining why fertilising the oceans to soak up more carbon is not likely to be our “get out of jail free” card, John Cook of Skeptical Science introducing the new Monckton Myths section of the site, plus interesting [...] … Read More

The 2010 Climate B.S. of the Year Award - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 31, 2010

This a guest post by the Climate BS Awards committee. Welcome to the 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award. 2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions [...] … Read More

A carol for Monckton - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 28, 2010

Stave One: The ghost of global warming Global warming was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by Lindzen the clergyman, Spencer the clerk, Morano the undertaker, and lauded from the rooftops by Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, who sat in his library before [...] … Read More

In Christmas, a denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 24, 2010

My Christmas present to the world: Kurt Cobain’s great anthem revitalised by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Listen to the lyrics, and imagine them being sung by Monckton. I am about to disappear into the kitchen to dismember a turkey, prior to its reassembly for tomorrow’s lunch. Bryan promises some posts over the holiday [...] … Read More