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Lord Christopher Monckton: “The Climate of Freedom”, May 28, 2012

Posted: June 1, 2012 at 9:20 am   /   by

In Sun City, Arizona, on May 28, Lord Christopher Monckton addressed an open meeting of more than 300 attendees on “The Climate of Freedom”.  The meeting was hosted by the Surprise, AZ, Tea Party.

Lord Monckton is an outspoken and widely known skeptic on the politics, economics, and so-called science of global warming.  In this 1-hour presentation, he lays waste to virtually everything the public has heard from climate alarmists about global warming.

Lord Monckton’s style is humorous, erudite, and educational, helped along by his most proper British accent.  As he teaches, he pokes fun at almost everybody, including himself.  It’s well worth an hour to watch this presentation, but if you wish to look for particular topics of interest, you may consult the timeline index of topics below the video.  See also the May 28 WFP interview of Lord Monckton at this link.  A video of the post-presentation question-and-answer session will be posted shortly (check back here for the link).

02:50  The Tea Party, “The Climate of Freedom”, and European democracy

03:30  Some brief remarks about Hawaiian birth certificates (!)

06:45  The Illogic of Climate Hysteria — founded on Aristotle’s dozen most common logical fallicies
07:30  (1) “There’s a Consensus”
09:40  (2) “Experts Agree”
10:45  (3) “We can’t explain warming without a strong effect from manmade CO2”
11:20  (4) “Warming is accelerating, so we are the cause”
14:25  (5) “What about the cuddly polar bears?”
16:02  (6) “We add CO2 to the air: it causes warming: so observed warming is down to us”
16:55  (7) “We tell the models CO2 causes much warming: the tell us just the same”
17:25  (8) “Warming makes hurricanes bad: Katrina was bad: so we caused it”
18:00  (9) “Arctic ice is melting, so manmade global warming caused it”
19:05  (10) “Agree with us or we’ll haul you up before the International Climate Court”
24:40  (11) “Monckton says he’s a Lord.  Parliament clerks say he isn’t. So he’s wrong about the climate.”
26:40  (12) “Monckton liar”

28:00  It isn’t happening as predicted
28:25  Ocean warming
30:22  Sea level rising
32:02  Hurricanes getting worse
33:10  Global sea ice
33:52  Rising methane gas
35:30  IPCC over-prediction of global warming since 1990

37:00  Why have the ‘scientists’ been getting it so wrong?
37:10  The Drake Equation as an example — too many unknowable, umeasurable variables
38:55  The Quack Equation — unknowables & unmeasurables
43:50  Homeostatic models, positive vs negative feedback
48:00  The case for homeostasis
48:40  The IPCC admits long-term prediction is not possible

49:20  The economics of climate control versus focused adaptation
49:30  It is cheaper & more cost-effective to deal with any climate change than to control it
51:30  The cost of the premium exceeds the cost of the risk — so don’t insure
52:00  Might more CO2 actually be beneficial?  Surprising correlations?
53:30  The human cost of getting this so stuff wrong — true horror stories
56:50  What could be done for humanity with money now being used to “save the planet”
59:00  What to do with international cooperation and the energy in the Tea Party

1:01:00  A closing Memorial Day message

Western Free Press thanks Jim Wise, Julie Wise, Mark Rogalski, the Surprise Tea Party, and especially Tom Ballantyne (author of Oh Really, O’Reilly!) for hosting Lord Monckton’s presentation and for allowing to make this video.

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Lord Christopher Monckton: "The Climate of Freedom", May 28, 2012