I am often critical of LibCon for their kneejerk leftism, but, hey, that’s what they are for. But the sterling footsoldier work they have done refuting climate change sceptics is welcome, for people like me with none of the resources to go chasing so many false stories.
For example, this video of Lord Monkton, denier extraordianaire, calling environmental activists “Hitler Youth”, led me to look up Monkton, clearly quite an odd man. And this led to Monbiot’s excellent refutation of Monkton’s ‘scientific paper’, which claimed, amongst other matters, that sailing across the north pole happened in 1421.
There are about 2,000 stations measuring temperature over land, and there are 1,200 drifting buoys and about 4,000 ships taking measurements of temperatures over the oceans. Together they now provide widespread coverage of land and ocean . . . The conclusion from such data, when combined with other observations such as widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level, is inescapable; warming of the climate system is unequivocal.
From Peter Stott,
Head, Climate Monitoring and Attribution,
Met Office Hadley Centre,
Exeter, Devon, UK
Perhaps he is part of the giant conspiracy the not particularly scientific Delingpole has claimed to have unearthed? Yes, Al Gore, is doing all this just to get rich. And the Chinese? Are they going along to Copenhagen because they think it’s a nice little earner?
When I want to know what is going on to the climate, do I want someone whose “main influences, he says, are Boswell and, currently, BS Johnson”? Or a science graduate like Monbiot?