2011-07-19 20:18:40Monckton Yet again gish gallops


Hi all,

Mike (Watching The Deniers) sent me the following link


I had enough time to pen out some of his nonsense the afternoon, but doubt I'll be able to do it full justice in the short term. I know there's a fair amount of answers already supplied on SkS - anyone keen?

For instance, on a number occasions, Chris has attacked a certain scientist as being currently under investigation (he did it also in the interview with Spencer). I suspect he's talking about the continuous attack on Mann, regardless how many times he has been cleared.

He mentions that an increase of 1 degree for doubling CO2 - which I suspect he's suggesting by ignoring feedbacks.

He states that most economists agree that we should do nothing, but this isn't true; http://theconversation.edu.au/economists-back-carbon-tax-package-2313

He mentions Abbott's fear tactic that mining jobs are at risk - which is absurd, looking at the couple of bucks per ton of coal..

I wrote down a few others, but left it at my desk.

2011-07-19 20:52:06


He also makes the claim that 1000 scientists think the MWP was warmer than today, which Abraham has smashed http://theconversation.edu.au/hear-ye-hear-ye-moncktons-medieval-warming-tale-is-climate-heresy-2326