Lord Monckton Heads Down Under to Remind Australians there is No Global Warming

January 9, 2013

I have to keep reminding myself,  “..this is not The Onion”.

Ticketek:

After 16 years of NO WARMING, Lord Christopher Monckton returns to Australia and NZ for a speaking tour late January – April 2013

Tour Title: “Carbon tax, climate scam, Agenda 21: can democracy survive all three? Lord Monckton does due diligence”.

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The Atlantic Wire:

See that deep purple in the middle of this acne-red weather report from Down Under? That right there represents 129.2° F or 54 °C — it’s a brand-new shade that the Australian bureau of meteorology was forced to add to its heat index because their country is, you know, kind of on fire. “The scale has just been increased today and I would anticipate it is because the forecast coming from the bureau’s model is showing temperatures in excess of 50 degrees,” David Jones, head of the bureau’s climate monitoring and prediction unit, told The Sydney Morning Herald, which notes that the previous record high was 50.7°C  (123°F), recorded in 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport in the southern part of Australia — right around where the new shades of hot are showing up today

Having delighted his US supporters by going “full birther” – becoming a leading voice for the “Obama birth certificate” conspiracy theorists that now wield power in the US republican party, Lord Monckton, the intellectual leader of the global warming denial movement, appears to be expanding his reach beyond what Perth native Stephen Lewandowsky calls “the monarchist prostate crowd”,  into even more rarified realms of nutter-dom.

Desmogblog:

PASTOR Daniel Nalliah, president of the fringe political party Rise Up Australia, has what you might politely describe as some fairly interesting views on matters of science, the climate, abortion and religious tolerance.

In the pulpit-driven eyes of Melbourne’s Pastor Nalliah, humans didn’t appear on Earth until 6000 years ago, when his god put us there. That same god was also behind Australia’s most devastating bushfires, but only because laws are in place to allow abortion.

But more of all this later, because Pastor Danny has announced the name of the man to give the keynote speech at the official launch of his Rise Up Australia political party.

Lord Monckton’s three-month-long speaking tour of Australia starts at the end of this month. The country is currently experiencing its worst heatwave in recorded history with high temperature records tumbling and homes and property burning from bushfires.

Bureau of Meteorology climate expert David Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald the unprecedented heatwave was on the back of a long-term warming trend and climate change would serve up more extremes in the future.

So why Lord Monckton? Well, he and Pastor Danny are old friends. In January 2012, Nalliah and his Christian evangelical Catch the Fire ministry hosted Lord Monckton for a lecture as part of his nationwide speaking tour that year – one which was prefaced by a scandal surrounding Monckton’s use of Nazi swastikas.

If all this doesn’t sound incendiary enough, then Pastor Nalliah’s views on the cause of deadly bushfires are among his most offensive views. During the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, when 173 people were killed and hundreds were injured, Nalliah claimed the devastation was all down to God, who had removed his “conditional protection” of  Victoria because of the state’s abortion laws

And what of climate change, the rising trend in global temperatures and emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and other human activities? This is all conveniently immaterial because, as Pastor Nalliah went on to explain: “The fact is God is in charge of climate for 6000 years…  we cannot change the climate.”

Lord Monckton returns to Australia in a month’s time for his third national speaking tour. Previous tours have been supported by one of the world’s richest women, coal and iron ore mining magnate Gina Rinehart, and also by a mining industry association.

38 Responses to “Lord Monckton Heads Down Under to Remind Australians there is No Global Warming”


  1. […] I have to keep reminding myself, ”..this is not The Onion”. Ticketek: After 16 years of NO WARMING, Lord Christopher Monckton returns to Australia and NZ for a speaking tour late Janua… (RT @BadAstronomer: Denialist buffoonery.  […]


  2. Oh, my. And just moments after I saw this: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/09/us-australia-wildfires-maps-idUSBRE90806V20130109

    Btw, there’s a term for your conundrum (almost not being able to tell the diff between extremism and satire): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe's_law

  3. Geoff Brown Says:

    Hey, Kooka, great reference site isn’t it? How about 160 days above 100º? When?

    The world record for the longest sequence of days above 100°Fahrenheit (or 37.8° on the Celsius scale) is held by Marble Bar in the inland Pilbara district of Western Australia. The temperature, measured under standard exposure conditions, reached or exceeded the century mark every day from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924, a total of 160 days.

    From the bom: http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/climate/levelthree/c20thc/temp1.htm

    Meahwhile, the UK version of the bom has admitted that global warming has stalled and the BBC’s Paul Hudson says;

    “The new projection, if correct, would mean there will have been little additional warming for two decades despite rising greenhouse gases.”

    http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/global-warming-has-stalled-admits-met.html


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  5. After Senator Eric Abetz comments on the ABC that the bushfires were not a result of carbon emissions/coal mining industry I surmise the richest woman on the planet Ms Rhinehart is going to have a prime spot on Monkton’s and Liberal campaign.


  6. Fires neither prove GW, nor AGW.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      Increasing incidence of wildfire, by itself, may not prove anything, but in the context of disappearing polar ice, shrinking glaciers, rising oceans, rising atmospheric temps with the predicted fingerprints of warming troposphere/cooling stratosphere/polar amplification it is powerful supporting evidence.

  7. Tyson Adams Says:

    I just can’t wait for Monkton to explain the increase required in Bureau of Meteorology charts. You know things are bad when you need to change the scale of the graph.

    http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/temperatures-off-the-charts-as-australia-turns-deep-purple-20130108-2ce33.html


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  9. Doug Steley Says:

    http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/fire-and-other-emergencies/major-bushfires-in-victoria/black-friday-1939-summary

    Black Friday – 1939 Victorian Bushfires

    The bushfires of January 13 1939, known as the ‘Black Friday’ fires, were the result of a long drought and a severe, hot, dry summer. Fanned by extremely strong winds, these fires swept rapidly across large areas of Victoria, causing widespread destruction.

    In Victoria an area of almost 2 million hectares was burnt, with 71 people losing their lives. Whole townships were destroyed, many sawmills burnt to the ground and thousands of sheep, cattle and horses were killed by the intense heat and flames.

    http://www.abc.net.au/blackfriday/home/default.htm

    ===============================================

    If abortion caused the 2009 fires what caused the 1939 fires ????


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