Lord Monckton on Tour
Some of you might be aware of the fact that Lord Christopher Monckton currently is in the United States and Canada on a tour. His goal? To expose how flawed the science behind the environmentalists cries for greater regulation really is. I’ve seen several of Lord Monckton’s speeches online, as well as some shorter clips (For example, there are some great clips out there of the Lord confronting protesters outside the Copenhagen Climate meeting). The other day he visited Union College in Schenectady, New York. Justin Pulliam writes:
THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university’s environmentalists into a turmoil. The campus environmentalists set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own immediately following Monckton’s lecture. There is no debate about global warming, they announced. There is a consensus. The science is settled. Their meeting would be addressed by professors and PhDs, the “true” scientists, no less. Sparks, it seemed, were gonna fly.
Traveling with Lord Monckton on the East Coast leg of his current whistle-stop tour of the US and Canada, I was looking forward to documenting the Schenectady showdown. I have had the pleasure of listening to His Lordship at previous campus events. He is at his best when confronted by a hostile audience. The angrier and more indignant they are, the more he seems to like it.
The Union Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) sponsored the lecture, which was video streamed by CampusReform.org (where a video recording is available). The afternoon of the event, Lord Monckton appeared on the CFACT leaders’ hour-long weekly show on the Union College radio station. As a result, that evening 200 people packed a campus lecture theater to hear Lord Monckton speak.
Mr. Pulliam goes on to describe exactly how Lord Monckton handles those blinded by the “consensus” and how he goes toe-to-toe with both students and faculty. Pulliam’s article also mentions that Lord Monckton’s speech should be available at http://www.campusreform.org/. However, I am currently unable to verify that since the site appears to be down.
If you have a chance to go see Lord Monckton in person during his tour, I strongly recommend it. Unlike many others who simply trot talking points of the alarmist environmental movement, Lord Monckton actually presents his audiences with evidence and then asks them to think for themselves.