“Monckton’s Mexican Missive #2“. Denialist blowhard Lord Monckton, rattling around the UN climate conference in Cancun waiting for supplicants to seek out his guidance, provides another rambling “report” about how everyone at the Conference is stupid. And evil. And mean. And blindly “religious.” And demoralized. And conspiring. The list seems endless. Anthony Watts gives it all his seal of approval.
And yet this unsupported repetition of a wide list of debunked denialist claims and allegations of conspiracy, along with a random political broadsides and references to his dinner menu, are all we get from the leading “intellectual” of the denialist movement… What a train-wreck.
Monckton reaches his pinnacle of cleverness when he encourages people to call the “wicked” IPCC the “ipecac”. Oh, if we use the name of syrup of ipecac instead of their real name no one will take them seriously! They’ll just think of throwing up! Oh you are by far the cleverest guy in Grade Three and your readers are, tellingly, quivering with delight.
On behalf of the British, I would like to apologise. We
call it “Care in the Community”.
By the company they keep–I still have trouble understanding how anyone who claims to support scientific understanding would quote Monckton. Yet while reading the posts and
comments on WUWT I keep coming across commentary that seems to take
this guy seriously. I keep looking for evidence of “tongue in cheek” but I can’t find it. Next thing we know, Monckton will be called to testify as an expert in a congressional hearing.
[Now who would be stupid enough to do that? – Ben]