Lord Monckton to headline Tea Party protests

UKIP peer Lord Monckton will address the US Tea Party movement. He has made large sums of money spreading anti-science disinformation.

The Australian website, Crikey, summed him up:

    “He has claimed to be a member of the House of Lords (well, he once tried to become one), to be a Nobel Laureate (he wrote a letter to the IPCC which won a Nobel Prize, a connection close enough for him to commission his own gold Nobel prize pin), to have single-handedly won the Falklands War (he persuaded the British Army to use germ warfare on the Argies), and to have invented a cure for Graves’ disease, multiple sclerosis, influenza, food poisoning, and HIV.”

Even Rod Liddle has described him as a “swivel-eyed maniac.”

Can you guess who it is yet?

Yes, the UKIP peer Lord Monckton – who featured in this brilliant you tube hit before the Copenhagen talks in December, where he went and attacked a young Jewish climate campaigner as “Hitler youth” – now makes large sums of money spreading anti-science disinformation.

Joe Romm at Climate Progress reports that Monckton is lined up to address America’s infamous Tea Party movement. Romm explains:

    “The original Tea Party was aimed at freeing us from the rule and influence of the British monarachy.  But the Tea Partiers — who are unburdened by both irony and historical knowledge — have asked a British peer, The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (TVMOB), to speak at two Tax Day Tea Parties!”

Given Monckton is the same guy who claims global warming is a communist plot to impose one world government, you’d think no-one could really take the guy seriously – Glenn Beck excepted.

Monckton told a US audience two months before the Copenhagen climate talks that he’d read the climate treaty in advance. (Never mind that the talks later failed to produce one.) He said:

    “At last the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] captured it — now the apotheosis is at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president (Obama) who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He’s going to sign it. He’ll sign anything.”

Even though Monckton has so little time for science that he’s described the Royal Society as “a mere Left-leaning political pressure-group”, real climate scientists have still taken the time to debunk his arguments as have others including the American Physical Society. Still, I don’t suppose the Tea Partiers would care.

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5 Responses to “Lord Monckton to headline Tea Party protests”

  1. paulstpancras

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  2. Gregory Norminton

    I found myself ‘debating’ Monckton at St Andrews last year. My impression of him then has been confirmed by his behaviour since.

    A pathological liar with a grandiose sense of self; a man with a domineering and bullying temperament; an incapacity for remorse, self-criticism, shame or guilt; irresponsibility and a parasitic lifestyle (who pays for his world tours?): Monckton pretty much defines your bog-standard sociopath.

    That someone with a personality disorder should behave badly ought to surprise no one. What is surprising (or perhaps not, given the commercial appeal of freakshows) is that such an individual should receive so much attention. Of the non-professional kind, I mean.

    Can I suggest that we look away, henceforth, from the moral and mental train-wreck that is Monckton of Brenchley? It would be the civilised thing to do.

  3. John DV

    Thats right Gregory stick your head in the sand You are so nieve
    Monkton helped save Australia from their stupid Carbon Pollution reduction scheme which James Hansen himself says wont work anyway
    It was/is a disaster waiting in the wings
    Al Gore is a conman
    Well done Monkton

  4. Rob in Hull

    Gregory, your outright personal attack on Lord Monckton betrays how little real science lies behind the ‘man-made climate change’ religion. I could write more, but ‘pearls before swine’ comes to mind when confronting leftists.

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