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Fri, 2009-12-11 08:13Richard Littlemore
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Monckton's cure for climate change: Put the scientists in jail

Christopher Monckton, leading voice for the denier delegation sponsored by the oil-backed Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, has been recorded telling youth delegate Brennan Garrett that the cure for the Kyoto protocol is to lock up all the world’s best climate scientists for “fraud” and “racketerring.”

Monckton, who won a certain amount of infamy in the 1980s by saying that the UK government should lock up and quarantine all people with HIV/AIDS, turns his attention in this video to how the same “cure” could be applied to scientists who are trying to get the world’s attention on climate change. When Garrett implies that it is actually the deniers who are “new,” who’s efforts could be fatal for a huge portion of earth’s population and who’s condition (denial) appears incurable, Monckton chooses to miss the point.

Thu, 2009-12-10 06:02Richard Littlemore
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Best Dissection Yet of CopenDeniers Conference

Guardian environment editor John Vidal gives the DenierChaps convening in Copenhagen the kind of attention they deserve in his piece today.

He had the temerity to stand up in the room and ask:

“I would like to know whether you or anyone in this room has been to the Himalayas, or to the Sunderbans, or to the villages that are now drowning near Chittagong in Bangladesh, where temperatures are being recorded 4C above normal, where respected scientists are finding significant sea level rises, where cyclones are more frequent and intense? Have any of you tried to find out for yourself what is going on there?”

Through the whistling and abuse that followed, you could only conclude that the answer was no.

Howard Hayden

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Howard Hayden

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Denver. [1]

 Background

Howard C. Hayden is a retired professor of physics at the University of Connecticut. [2]  He is the editor of The Energy Advocate, a monthly newsletter promoting energy and technology. [3]

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Hugh W. Ellsaesser

Hugh W. Ellsaesser

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology. [1]

 Background

A meteorologist by training, Ellsaesser is a retired “guest scientist” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a widely-quoted global warming skeptic.

He is “CEO of HWE Atmospheric Consultant.” [1]

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