Christopher Walter Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchely, is a former British politician affiliated with the UK Independence Party. He was a former advisor to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and was a “special advisor to Thatcher's Downing Street policy unit” in the 1980s.
Monckton's first claim to fame was his creation of the “eternity puzzle,” a board game that Monckton believed was so challenging that he offered 1 million euros to the first person to solve it. To his surprise, the eternity puzzle was solved in 16 months. , 
For example, his archived profile at the Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI) states: 
“His [Monckton's] contribution to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 - the correction of a table inserted by IPCC bureaucrats that had overstated tenfold the observed contribution of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets to sea-level rise - earned him the status of Nobel Peace Laureate. His Nobel prize pin, made of gold recovered from a physics experiment, was presented to him by the Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester, New York, USA.”
Monckton later conceded that claiming to be a Nobel Peace Laureate was “a joke, a joke” and “never meant to be taken seriously.” But the above claim remained on the SPPI website until at least Oct, 2011.  The claim has since been taken down from Monkcton's SPPI profile. 
Stance on Climate Change
”[…] there has been no global warming for 18 full years.” 
Monctkon led a Tea Party crowd in a call-and-response: “Global warming is? “Bullshit!” “Obama cannot hear you. Global warming is?” “bullshit.” “That’s bettah.”
“Yes, there is a greenhouse effect. Yes, CO2 contributes to it. Yes, it causes warming. Yes, we emit CO2. Yes, warming will result. But not a lot.” 
“Why haven't air or sea temperatures turned out as the UN's models predicted? Because the science is bad, the 'consensus' is wrong, and Herr Professor Ludwig Boltzmann, FRS, was as right about energy-to-temperature as he was about atoms.” 
“[Y]ou don’t have to worry about the cuddly polar bear. They are going to be just fine. Because what this means is that global warming will not affect us for the next 2,000 years, and if it does, it won’t have been caused by us. I therefore declare the climate scare officially over.” 
October 18, 2015
“This (environmental treaty) process has nothing to do with the weather. It has nothing to do with man's impact on the weather. It has everything to do with establishing the socialist international at the heart of the UN and making every nation bow the knee to this new dictatorship, and the climate is merely a fig leaf to cover what they are trying to do.” 
Monckton on Pope Francis, the encyclical on the environment, and climate change:
“My message to the Pope would be, don’t take sides on the science. Don’t make the same mistake as seven out of 10 judges in the trial of Galileo, when they invited him to retract his views.” 
April 28, 2015
Lord Christopher Monckton travels to Vatican City, Italy, with Marc Morano of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), and Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance, for a press event hosted by the Heartland Institute in order to “dissuade Pope Francis from lending his moral authority to the politicized and unscientific climate agenda of the United Nations,” according to a Heartland Institute press release. , 
DeSmogUK attended the event and noted that “just nine journalists made up the audience at Heartland's press conference”:
“The main reason, Your Holiness, of why we are here today, is it is not the business of the church to stray from the field of faith and morals and wonder into the playground that is science… it is not the business of the church to pronounce on science.
“Of course, it doesn't very much matter to the rest of the world what view the church takes now on this - very nearly all governments around the world have already already made up their minds on this.
“Some 'me too' statement from someone who is not a physicist but a chemist is not likely to carry very much weight in the councils of the world. The damage that would be done by a statement straying into the science of this question - on either side - would be to the church herself. For yet again, she would have gone beyond what she was founded to do… and yet again got the science 100 percent plumb wrong.” 
June 18, 2014
Lord Christopher Monckton speaks at an ideacity Conference in Toronto, Canada with a talk entitled, “Global Warming is a Hoax by Lord Christopher Monckton,” Monckton states:
2:35-3:00 “Now, part of the problem with the climate debate is that so much gas board language like that [the IPCC's language] has been used and there’s been too little plain, scientific, and economic thinking. And so, the entire political class has been captured by an idea, which as always with the best bad ideas has a grain of truth in it, which is then exaggerated beyond all reason. This has happened before—one thinks of the Dreyfus case, for instance.” 
5:56-6:24 “The breaching of the Berlin Wall and the melting down of the Iron Curtain marked not the end of totalitarianism, but the end of its confinement. The new menace to liberty is groupthink gone global. The globalization of groupthink is guilefully disguised under the green fig leaf of pietistic environmentalism. From behind that fig leaf, emerges today’s tumescent totem of totalitarian tyranny: climate change.” 
March 1, 2013
“The only scientists who are capable of coming to a conclusion as barking mad as that [that climate change is man-made] are computer modelists. And these are typically zitty teenagers sitting in dark rooms with a can of Coca-Cola and too many doughnuts and playing on their Xbox 360.” 
“Win or lose, though, Mr Obama was not and is not the president. The Hawaiian long-form 'birth certificate' he publicly endorsed and posted at the White House website last year as proof that he was born in the jurisdiction of the U.S. and is thus constitutionally eligible to be president is a forgery.
The probability that the 'birth certificate' and other Obama identity documents are genuine is just 1 in 75 sextillion.” 
“Even among governments now there is a realization that even if the science were as settled as the usual suspects are trying to tell us it is, the economic side of it is really very clear and that is that it is orders of magnitude cheaper and more cost effective to do nothing now and sit back and enjoy the sunshine than it is to try and spend money now on making global warming go away. It’s cheaper to let it happen and adapt in a focussed way to any adverse consequences of warming that may occur.” 
July 21, 2011
“The House of Lords says I'm not a member of it. My passport says I am - get used to it.” [National Press Club Debate - 13:02]
March 26, 2009
“The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing.” 
“Mitigation is always unnecessary - it is also disproportionately expensive. Green jobs are the new euphemism for mass unemployment.” 
“[T]here is only one way to stop AIDS. That is to screen the entire population regularly and to quarantine all carriers of the disease for life. Every member of the population should be blood-tested every month […] all those found to be infected with the virus, even if only as carriers, should be isolated compulsorily, immediately, and permanently.” 
Christopher Moncton claimed that his team of “very distinguished professors and doctors of science” had discovered a “major, significant, substantial error in the way in which the computer models calculate how much warming they would predict should be happening.” 
“Take that error away, and there is no longer any climate problem,” Moncton claims. “You might get one or two celsius of warming, a doubling of CO2 concentration, but you won't get much more than that.” 
December 6, 2016
Christopher Monckton is featured as a speaker at a meeting of The Siskiyou County Republican Women for a “discussion of issues facing rural Americans.” According to the event description, Monckton is “coming to this area to study and learn about the issues in the region, including the proposed removal of Klamath River dams, logging and more.” 
December 3, 2016
Christopher Monckton is listed as a speaker at Freedom Force International's “3rd Congress” event titled “Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie.” Freedom Force International describes the event as “a gathering of the world’s top experts on this subject who will put an end, once-and-for-all, to the myth of anthropogenic (man-caused) global-warming.” 
Monckton's speech is titled “Global Warming Is A Monstrous Hoax.” Monckton's short bio notes that he is a member of the “Freedom Force Hall of Honour.” The complete speaker list is below: 
- Lord Christopher Monckton – Global Warming Is A Monstrous Hoax
- William Happer – The Real Inconvenient Truth; More CO2 Benefits the Earth
- Tim Ball – Global Warming Is the Biggest Deception in History
- G. Edward Griffin – Why Do They Deceive?
- Holly Swanson – They Call It Education; Global Warming and Political Indoctrination
- Dan Happel – They Call It Green; Global Warming and Agenda-21
- Patrick Wood – They Call it Science; Global Warming and Technocracy
- Alex Newman – They Call It News; Global Warming and Propaganda
- Debbie Bacigalupi – They Call It Smart Growth: Global Warming and The Depopulation of Rural America
- Elaine Willman – Native Americans – Pawns in the Agenda-21 game
- Jim Lee – Geoengineering, Weather Modification, and the Weaponization of Nature
- Michael Shaw – Agenda-21; Bringing the Soviet System to America
- Willie Soon – Man vs. Sun; Put Your Money on the Sun
- Istvan Marko – CO2 Is Not Pollution. It is Our Friend.
October 4, 2016
As part of his speaking tour in Montana, Christopher Moncton spoke at a Kalispell event sponsored by Northwest Liberty News and Concerned Citizens of Northwest Montana. Monckton contended that scientific models have been exaggerated by “climate communists,” reported the Flathead Beacon. Moncton's speech was titled “Global Climate Change and BREXIT”: , 
“Wearing a cowboy hat and bolo tie, Monckton called for the abolition of the United Nations and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; urged the repeal of Agenda 21, which is the UN’s non-binding action governing sustainable development; exhorted a ban on environmental groups like Greenpeace; and trumpeted Montana’s right to secede from the United States,” The Beacon wrote. 
“[Y]ou don’t have to worry about the cuddly polar bear. They are going to be just fine,” Monckton said to laughter and applause. “Because what this means is that global warming will not affect us for the next 2,000 years, and if it does, it won’t have been caused by us. I therefore declare the climate scare officially over.” 
Monkcton is listed as the president of a new group titled Climate Exit (Clexit). According to Clexit's founding statement (PDF), “The world must abandon this suicidal Global Warming crusade. Man does not and cannot control the climate.” , 
As Desmog reports, another key member of Clexit's “60 well-informed science, business and economic leaders” is Hugh Morgan, a former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia and former CEO of Western Mining Corporation with close ties to Australia's Liberal party. , 
According to Clexit's founding statement:
“If the Paris climate accord is ratified, or enforced locally by compliant governments, it will strangle the leading economies of the world with pointless carbon taxes and costly climate and energy policies, all with no sound basis in evidence or science […]” 
Lord Christopher Monckton advocated Texas secede from the United States—what he calls “Texit”—as a way to preserve the best of America. According to The Daily Caller, Monckton views Texas as a lifeboat while the rest of america “is on the verge of being overrun with Islamic invaders which will be accompanied by 'imminent' financial destruction.” 
“The United States Constitution has not proven sufficiently robust against the relentless increase in federal power and wealth at the expense of the states,” Monckton said, “and the Supreme Court has increasingly aggrandized itself by inflicting new law on all states.”
“Unquestionably,” Monckton continued, “the quickest solution to this problem for Texas is to exercise the right of secession, which instantly cuts off altogether the power of the federal government to interfere in Texan affairs.”
“Texas has always retained the right — which I think is unique among the states — to secede from the Union,” Monckton added. 
While Monckton admits to being “no expert on the constitutional and administrative law either of the United States or of the Lone Star State,” he saiys that Texas's legal right to secede can be found in “internatinoal law.”
With relation to border security, Monckton calls Donald Trump's wall “daft” and suggests a different approach:
“Texas currently faces incursions from two principal directions – Islamic refugees, genuine or not, and Hispanic migrants from Mexico and all parts of South America. Military action would not necessarily be the most effective method of controlling immigration,” said Monckton.
“Mr. Trump’s proposal to build and staff a Great Wall of America right along the southern border would, if implemented, be expected to have the same disastrous effect on the national economy as the Great Wall of China had.”
“Instead, it should enhance the competitive advantage that its independence will confer upon it by paying lower welfare rates than the Union pays.” Monckton further suggested “denying both the right of permanent residence and the right to receive any welfare benefits” to anyone from outside Texas and anyone who has not lived in Texas for at least five years.
He also proposed a solution to dealing with Muslim refugees:
“Texas might also consider whether and in what manner to outlaw incitement to hatred or to violence. For instance, the Quran contains – on almost every page – violent passages inciting Muslims to hate and even to kill unbelievers,” said Monckton.
“One measure to deal with this problem might be to require every edition of the Quran circulated within Texas to mark out in red all such passages and to contain a plain warning in an introductory page that reading any such passages out loud…would be prosecutable as an offense of incitement to hatred and violence.” 
May 2, 2016
- Robert Giegengack
- Judith Curry
- Richard Tol
- Caleb Rossiter
- Ivar Giaever
- Roy Spencer
- Daniel B. Botkin
- Patrick Moore
- Don J. Easterbrook
- Robert M. Carter
- John Theon
- Dennis Rancourt
- William M. Briggs
- Roger Pielke Sr.
- Walter Cunningham
- Patrick J. Michaels
- Lord Christopher Monckton
- Anthony Watts
- Leighton Steward
- Philip Stott
- Will Happer
Marc Morano's Climate Hustle was released in U.S. theatres on May 2, 2016. Bill Nye described it as “not in our national interest and the world’s interest.” 
The film was produced by the Committee for Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and CDRCommunications. As noted at Desmog's project, ClimateHustler.org, CFACT has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. CFACT has also received at least $7.8 million in “dark money” through DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund. , 
CDR Communications was behind the 2010 video by the Cornwall Alliance titled Resisting the Green Dragon, which claimed environmentalism was a “false religion” and a “global government” power grab. Chris Rogers of CDR Communictions is also chairman of The James Partnership, the umbrella arm that includes the Cornwall Alliance as one of its projects and pays the salary of Calvin Beisner, Cornwall’s founder and spokesperson. 
“We are putting together what I think is the most comprehensive, unique, entertaining and humorous climate documentary that has ever been done or attempted,” Morano had said before the film was released. 
“The reason that this is a unique film,” Morano has said, “is that we are going for a pop culture-friendly… sarcastic approach and we actually give both sides in this movie.”
In an interview with Ezra Levant, Morano said:
“I am not interviewing a lot of the main climate sceptical scientists because I feel like they have been interviewed by many other people and their stories have been told. I am trying to find another layer of scientist whose stories have not been out there yet. You will see a lot of new names in this.” 
See a preview of the film below:
At the Paris premier of the film, reporters from Desmog and the Irish Times were denied entrance after having their RSVPs accepted days earlier. 
April 22, 2016
“We and many others alongside us have come to the opinion that the BBC's continuing bias on the climate question – its performance is too often like a scientifically illiterate, naïve, oft times emotive green activist organisation - is unacceptable and must now be brought to an end. In future, both sides in the climate debate must be fairly heard, whether BBC staff like it or not,” the letter reads. 
Among the letter's recommendations is to “arrange for Lord Monckton to co-ordinate a team of leading sceptical scientists and economists to give a day-long, high-level briefing for senior BBC executives.” 
It suggests that “The Trust should require that the section on 'Consensus' in the impartiality topic under the BBC's Guidelines should be rewritten or deleted,” and that “The BBC should employ at least one climate sceptic in a senior journalistic role,” among numerous other recommendations. 
- Piers Corbyn
- Richard Courtney
- David T C Davies MP
- Philip Foster
- Roger Helmer MEP
- Alex Henney
- Paul Homewood
- Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
- John Whitfield
- Rupert Wyndham
December 7, 2015
Christopher Monckton appeared at the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris, France with the Heartland Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to “hold a ‘counter-conference’ … called the Day of Examining the Data.”  Other notable climate science deniers that were in attendance at the “counter-conference,” included: Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Christopher Essex, James Taylor, Patrick Moore, Wolfgang Müller, James Inhofe, and Willie Soon. 
Watch Christopher Monckton's “counter-conference” presentation with the Heartland Institute, below (Christopher Monckton's presentation begins at 5:54:40):
Lord Christopher Monckton commented at a meeting of climate change deniers at Rue de la Rochefoucauld in Paris held by Roger Helmer MEP and Piers Corbyn. The event was titled PCC15 (“The Paris Climate Challenge”). 
With reference to the COP21 climate conference, “They are trying to establish a single world government,” Monckston said. “You can argue whether it is communist or fascist depending on whether you think the people concerned are crony capitalists, in which case it’s fascist, or whether they are collectivists, in which case it’s communist.” 
The session was chaired by Tom Harris. Some of Monckton's talking points included that CO2 is beneficial and a “life-giving gas on the planet,” that ocean acidification “is not a threat,” that climate change is solar-driven, and that we should be increasing fossil fuel use otherwise we are “depriving the poor of inexpensive fuel.” 
October 18, 2015
Christopher Monckton was cited in an article published by LifeSiteNews titled, “Monckton: Harper defeat in Canada election will allow “world government” win at UN Paris climate meet.” In the article, Monckton refers to Stephen Harper as “the last man standing against the establishment of a 'one world government.'” With Justin Trudeau succeeding Stephen Harper as the new Prime Minister of Canada, Monckton warns that “world governance will finally begin with a successful December, 2015 Paris Climate Conference.” 
“This (environmental treaty) process has nothing to do with the weather. It has nothing to do with man's impact on the weather. It has everything to do with establishing the socialist international at the heart of the UN and making every nation bow the knee to this new dictatorship, and the climate is merely a fig leaf to cover what they are trying to do.” 
June 11-12, 2015
Christopher Monckton was a speaker on Panel 9: “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies,” at the Heartland Institute’s Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC10) in Washington, D.C., with Craig Idso, Bob Carter, and S. Fred Singer. 
View Christopher Monckton’s Panel 9 presentation at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC10, below: 
Christopher Monckton was a speaker on Panel 11: “Attacks on Scientists and the Corruption of Science,” at the Heartland Institute’s Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC10) in Washington, D.C., with Bob Carter, Tim Ball, and William Briggs. 
May 12, 2015
Christopher Monckton is a signatory to an open letter to Pope Francis on climate change. The letter invites the Pope to reconsider his views on climate change before his upcoming encyclical letter on the environment, which is widely expected to call for measures to prevent climate change in the interests of the world’s poor. 
The open letter was coordinated and signed by Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance. According to the letter, “Good climate policy must recognize human exceptionalism, the God-given call for human persons to 'have dominion' in the natural world (Genesis 1:28), and the need to protect the poor from harm, including actions that hinder their ascent out of poverty.” 
Judith Curry comments on her blog Climate Etc. that “Arguably the most effective ‘pushback’ comes from Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance, who coordinated An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change.” 
Christopher Monckton is one of several climate change skeptics cc'd on an email from S. Fred Singer in hopes of countering the documentary film “Merchants of Doubt,” which exposes the network of climate change skeptics and deniers trying to delay legislative action on climate change. 
The October, 2014 email was leaked to journalists before the documentary was released. “Can I sue for damages?” Singer asked in the email. “Can we get an injunction against the documentary?” 
InsideClimate News reports in their article “Leaked Email Reveals Who's Who List of Climate Denialists,” how “Many of those copied on the email thread, such as Singer and communications specialist Steven Milloy, have financial ties to the tobacco, chemical, and oil and gas industries and have worked to defend them since the 1990s.” 
InsideClimate News also documented all those who were cc'd on the email, including the following skeptics and groups: 
- Ron Arnold
- Timothy Ball
- Joseph “Joe” Bast
- Joe Bastardi
- Michael Bastasch
- William Briggs
- Russell Cook
- Judith Curry
- Joe D'Aleo
- James Delingpole
- David Paul Driessen
- James Enstrom
- Steve Goddard
- Pierre Gosselin
- Greenie Watch
- William Happer
- Jim Lakely
- Patrick J. Michaels
- Steven J. Milloy
- Christopher Monckton
- Marc Morano
- Joanne Nova
- Roger Pielke Sr. (Or Roger Pielke Jr. - Unclear in Email)
- Thomas P. Sheahen
- S. Fred Singer
- Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon
- Roy Spencer
- James Taylor
- Anthony Watts
Christopher Monckton wrote a letter defending Willie Soon after pieces were published in The Guardian and the New York Times that accuse Soon of failing to disclose a conflict of interest in recent scientific papers. Monckton was also the co-author of one of the papers, titled “Why models run hot: results from an irreducibly simple climate model” published in January in the Science Bulletin, the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The New York Times writes “He has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers.” These articles were written in light of documents obtained by Greenpeace through freedom of information filings. , 
Christopher Mockton writes, “It is apparent that the well-funded, highly-organized, concerted campaign of hatred and libelous vilification against Dr Soon has a rankly political motive. Certainly, as you will see from the attached note of the various instaquotes from rent-by-the-hour climate 'scientists', their attempts to attack the science in our paper have been remarkably insubstantial, unmeritorious and too often intellectually dishonest.” 
September 18, 2014
Christopher Monckton and Willie Soon co-authored an opinion piece in The Washington Times titled, “Boycotting the U.N. climate summit; Awareness grows that faulty science would keep millions in the dark.” 
Soon and Monckton state Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, “is right to have no more to do with such murderous nonsense. It is time to put an end to climate summits,” also noting the President of China and the Chancellor of Germany “likewise intend to skip the event”: 
“The spiritual yet down-to-earth Mr. Modi knows that 300 million Indians still have no electricity. His priority is to turn on the lights all over India. In Bihar, four homes in five are still lit by kerosene … The world’s governing elites, however, no longer care about poverty. Climate change is their new focus.” 
July 7 - 9, 2014
In early April, Monckton arrived in New Zealand for a speaking tour sponsored by the Climate Realists Network titled the “Climate of Freedom Tour.” According to the event description, Monckton will speak on “Climate Change and its underlying idealogical framework, the United Nations Agenda 21 and the threat this is to freedom.” 
Agenda 21 (PDF available here) is a plan created by the United Nations with the primary purpose of promoting sustainable development. A full list of Monckton's tour venues and dates is available online. 
An article in The New Zealand Herald published near the start of his tour questioned Monckton's motives and qualifications to speak on climate science. The article suggests that Monckton's views are not based on science: James Renwick, associate professor of physical geography at Victoria University, told the paper that “[Monckton] has no training and has studiously avoided learning anything about science[…]” 
Monckton responded to the letter and threatened the New Zealand Herald, saying that he would send a complaint to the Press Council if the Herald did not publish his email or correct the article's “factual inaccuracies.” He also claims that the scientists quoted in the original article were being “malevolently inaccurate about climate 'science'.” While Monckton's letter was published by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition on April 3, it does not appear the Herald has responded. 
Michele Hewitson interviewed Monckton in a separate article for the New Zealand Herald on April 6 where, she reported, that he “He had got the huff and walked out of the interview” after she brought up the episode when Monckton called youth activists in Copenhagen members of the “Hitler Youth.” 
“The direct effect of putting CO2 into the atmosphere is not really going to be much more than 1 degree celsius of warming per doubling of CO2 concentration. And that is the generally accepted figure, of which only half, or about 0.5 or 0.6C would come through in the first 100 or 150 years. During which you're doubling the CO2 concentration.” 
- There was less sea ice in the 1920s and 1930s than now.
- Arctic sea ice has only declined for a few weeks in summer.
- Water can't get underneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
- Increases in Antarctic sea ice make up for half of the losses in the Arctic
- Arctic sea ice set a new record high in March, 2013
May 21 - 23, 2012
DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland's ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations. 
The House of Lords have had an ongoing dispute with Monckton over his membership, as authorities have said Monckton is not and never has been a member and that there is no such thing as a non-voting or honorary member of the House. 
“I am publishing this letter on the parliamentary website so that anybody who wishes to check whether you are a Member of the House of Lords can view this official confirmation that you are not.” 
July 19, 2011
Christopher Monckton debated Richard Dennis at the National Press Club Address in Canberra Australia on the subject of global warming. Video below: 
Monckton's response was to personally attack Abraham, calling him “snake-like”, saying he had the face of “an overcooked prawn” while speaking in an “irritatingly nasal tone” and having arguments that are “venomously ad-hominem.” He further describes Abraham as belonging to a “Bible college.” 
When a group of 50 young activists stormed Monckton's stage during his conference at Copenhagen (with, according to SustainUS, a “paltry audience of five conference attendees” ), Monckton exploded on live webcast, calling the students “Hitler Youth” and “Nazis.”
The clean energy activists still managed to get their message through on the Americans for Prosperity sponsored video feed, chanting “Real Americans for Prosperity are Americans for Clean Energy.”
After this incident, Monckton later visited the SustainUs booth at the UN climate investigations and proceeded to lecture those present on his skeptical views on climate change, claiming that “there hasn't been any global warming for fifteen years and you know it.” 
When a representative from SustainUs responded to Monckton, saying that she would appreciate if he “stopped calling us Nazis,” Monckton told her that “you are killing millions by starvation in the third world,” and that “until you start caring, I will call you the Hitler Youth.” 
June 2, 2009
Monckton also cites the Cambrian Period as proof plants love carbon dioxide, although it was a time period where there were no land plants. 
October 8, 2008
These include how polar bears are in no danger from global warming, that global warming will have a positive impact on crops, that carbon dioxide doesn't significantly affect the climate, and that global warming is the result of solar activity. Monckton summarizes his responses to John McCain's statements on climate change as follows (Monckton's responses are on the right): 
- “The scientists, politicians, and media behind ‘global warming' are honest”: They are not;
- “The debate is over and all credible climate scientists are agreed”: They are not;
- “Temperature today has risen exceptionally fast, above natural variability”: It has not;
- “Changes in solar activity do not much impact today's global warming”: They do;
- “Greenhouse-gas increases are the main reason why it is getting warmer”: They are not;
- “The fingerprint of anthropogenic greenhouse warming is clearly present”: It is absent;
- “Computer models are accurate enough to predict the climate reliably”: They cannot be;
- “Global warming is to blame for present and future climate disasters”: It is not;
- “Mitigating climate change will be cost-effective”: It will not;
- “Taking precautions, just in case, would be the responsible course”: It would not be. 
The Manhattan Declaration asserts that “human-caused climate change is not a global crisis,” that CO2 “is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life,” that industrial carbon dioxide emissions do not affect climate change, and that “warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder.” Its recommendation is “that world leaders reject the views expressed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” 
The Manhattan Declaration was conceived by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). The ICSC, Directed by Tom Harris, is affiliated with several high-profile climate skeptic organizations and websites including the Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI), Climate Audit and the Friends of Science (FoS).
- The Heartland Institute — “Policy Expert” and regular speaker at the Institute's International Conference on Climate Change. 
- Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI) — “Chief Policy Advisor” 
- Senator James Inhofe — Monckton is on Senator Inhofe's list of “prominent climate scientists.” The Daily Green notes he is one of 70 with no background in climate science. 
- United Kingdom Independence Party — Past deputy head (according to SourceWatch) and currently UKIP Scotland Leader and Head of Policy Unit.” , 
- Margaret Thatcher — “Special Advisor” 1982 to 1986. 
- Climate Exit (Clexit) — President. 
- Galileo Movement — “Independent Adviser.” 
Christopher Monckton worked for the British government between 1982-1986, and has previously claimed to be a “chief policy advisor” to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Christopher Monckton has been quoted as saying “I gave her advice on science as well as other policy from 1982-1986, two years before the IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was founded”, that he was “the only one who knew any science” and that “it was I who – on the prime minister's behalf – kept a weather eye on the official science advisers to the government, from the chief scientific adviser downward.” He has also said that he “advised Margaret Thatcher, FRS, on scientific scams and scares.” 
Bob Ward at The Guardian investigated these claims and found them to be false. Interestingly, in Margaret Thatcher's autobiography, she makes no mention of Monckton's role as policy advisor. When she describes the issue of climate change, she refers only to “George Guise, who advised me on science in the policy unit.” 
Monckton had also claimed to have brought in “the first computer they had ever seen in Downing Street,” but Ward noted “that this novel and important innovation by Viscount Monckton was not recognized by the current minister for science and universities, David Willetts, who was also a member of the prime minister's policy unit between 1984 and 1986.” 
According to a search of Google Scholar, Monckton has never published peer-reviewed research in any journal at any time.
Apart from starring in the Great Global Warming Swindle as a bona fide climate change expert, Monckton has also funded its distribution in schools across the country as part of a campaign to counter what he considers the propaganda presented by Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. 
The Great Global Warming Swindle has received critical responses from the scientific community, including a complaint to ABC signed by thirty-seven British Scientists that claimed “the misrepresentations of facts and views, both of which occur in your programme, are so serious that repeat broadcasts of the programme, without amendment, are not in the public interest. In view of the seriousness of climate change as an issue, it is crucial that public debate about it is balanced and well-informed.” 
George Monbiot. “This is a dazzling debunking of climate change science. It is also wildly wrong,” The Guardian, November 14, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/SuHwh
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“Pope Francis Should Answer to ExxonMobil Rather Than God, Imply Climate Deniers,” DeSmogUK. April 27, 2015.
Lord Christopher Monckton. ”Global Warming is a Hoax by Lord Christopher Monckton,” ideacity. June 18, 2014.
“Christopher Monckton - climate change denier from the film “Greedy Lying Bastards,” Youtube video uploaded by user 7thGenerationMovie, March 1, 2013.
Lord Monckton. “Win or Lose, Obama Was Not and Is Not the President,” WND, November 6, 2012. Archived August 18, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/QUCd1
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“The Clexit Committee comprises” (PDF), Clexit.net. Archived.pdf on file at Desmog.
“After Brexit, Clexit” (PDF), Clexit.net. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.
Graham Readfearn. “After Brexit, Climate Science Denialists Form New Group to Call for a Clexit,” Desmog, August 3, 2016.
“Monckton: It’s Time For ‘Texit’ — Texas Should Secede, Thatcher Advisor Says,” The Daily Caller, June 4, 2016. Archived June 14, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/5hBfR
“Complaint of BBC prejudice in covering of climate change and warning of potential judicial review” (PDF), Retrieved from NotALotOfPeopleKnowThat. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.
Paul Homewood. “Major New Complaint Submitted To BBC Over Climate Bias,” NotALotOfPeopleKnowThat, April 25, 2016. Archived August 12, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Iri77
“PARIS COP-21: Day of Examining the Data with The Heartland Institute, CFACT, and CEI,” Heartland Institute, December 7, 2015.
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Brendan Montague. “Obama's Secret Plot to Launch Communist World State at Paris Climate Conference*” DeSmogBlog, December 3, 2015.
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“Panel 9: Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies with S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., Craig Idso, Ph.D., Christopher Monckton, and Bob Carter, Ph.D.,” Heartland Institute, June 12, 2015. Archived July 14, 2015.
“Panel 11: Attacks on Scientists and the Corruption of Science with Bob Carter, Ph.D, William Briggs, Tim Ball, and Christopher Monckton,” Heartland Institute, June 12, 2015. Archived July 14, 2015.
Katherine Bagley. “Leaked Email Reveals Who's Who List of Climate Denialists,” InsideClimate News. March 12, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/CVOi5
Suzanne Goldenberg. “Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry,” The Guardian. February 21, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/OKnJZ
Justin Gillis and John Schwarts. “Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher,” The New York Times. February 21, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/AHjNa
“Dr. Wei-Hock Soon’s Peers Fire Back Against Global Warming Witch Hunt,” Breitbart. February 23, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/rJUAS
James Delingpole. “NYT Smears Scientist Willie Soon for Telling the Truth About ‘Global Warming’,” Breitbart. February 21, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/sl5bg
Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton. “Boycotting the U.N. climate summit; Awareness grows that faulty science would keep millions in the dark,” The Washington Times, September 18, 2014. Archived September 23, 2014. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/PqqCY
“Return of Climate Denial-a-Palooza: Heartland Institute Hitches Anti-Science Wagon to Vegas FreedomFest,” DeSmogBlog, July 7, 2014. Archived July 14, 2014.
“Kiwi scientists rally against climate change sceptic,” The New Zealand Herald, April 2, 2013. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/R0sC3
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“ZBTV: Lord Christopher Monckton,” NewstalkZB, April 4, 2013.
“MONCKTON IN NZ: TELLS LIES ON RADIO, THREATENS ACADEMICS AND JOURNALISTS,” Hot Topic, April 4, 2013. Archived August 18, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/XMXrb
“Seventh International Conference on Climate Change” (Conference Program - PDF), The Heartland Institute. Document created February 12, 2014.
Brendan DeMelle. “Heartland Denial-a-Palooza Sponsors Have Received $67 Million From ExxonMobil, Koch and Scaife Foundations,” Desmog, May 22, 2012.
Leo Hickman. “Lords distance themselves from climate sceptic Christopher Monckton,” The Guardian, August 11, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/eKSfN
Leo Hickman. “Climate sceptic Lord Monckton told he's not member of House of Lords,” The Guardian, July 18, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/XPvOw
David Beamish. Letter to Viscount Monckton (PDF), July 15, 2011. Accessed January, 2012, from parliament.uk. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.
“National Press Club Lord Monckton,” YouTube Video uploaded by user nihongo02341, July 21, 2011.
“A Scientist Replies to Christopher Monckton”, interactive presentation by John Abraham at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.
Christopher Monckton. “Monckton: At Last, the Climate Extremists Try to Debate Us! (PJM Exclusive),” PJ Media, June 4, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/GOo1b
“Lord Christopher Monckton: Real Data Disproves Al Gore's Global Warming Theory - Alex Jones Tv 5/6,” YouTube Video. Uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel, June 24, 2010.
“US Youth Crash Climate Denier Live Webcast in Copenhagen” (Press Release), Sustain Us, December 9, 2009. Archived November 1, 2012. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/QqNp8
“Lord Monckton Invades SustainUS Booth - Calls U.S. students 'Hitler Youth',” YouTube Video. Uploaded by SustainUs on December 10, 2009.
“Climate Change: Scientific Debate and Economic Analysis,” International Conference on Climate Change (climateconference.heartland.org). Archived October 8, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/ZShsz
Kevin Grandia. “Lord Monckton and Rep. John Shimkus Declare Global Warming Emissions 'Plant Food',” Desmog, March 29, 2009.
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley. “An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy (2),” American Thinker, July 28, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/bYCwG
Dr. Andrew Glikson. “Responses to Monckton of Brenchley’s article 'A Non-Problem Spun into a Global Crisis'.” Retrieved from Scribd. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/DmV5i
“ENDORSERS OF THE DECLARATION PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY,” International Climate Science Coalition. Archived August 18, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/b1XAl
“70 of Inhofe's Global Warming Deniers Have No Climate Science Background,” TheDailyGreen, January 10, 2008. Archived January 19, 2012. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Wrzl8
Bob Ward. “Thatcher becomes latest recruit in Monckton's climate sceptic campaign,” The Guardian, June 22, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/tyrSy
Kevin Grandia. ”Monckton, global warming, UFO's and time travel,” Desmog, January 2, 2007.
“The Great Global Warming Swindle: open letter to Martin Durkin from 37 signatories (April 2007),” Climate of Denial, April 24,2 007. Archived August 18, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/mscpB
Kevin Grandia. “ABC Australia's Tony Jones and Durkin Transcript,” Desmog, July 16, 2007.
“'Climate Hustle' debuts as skeptics take on global-warming 'consensus',” The Washington Times, May 1, 2016. Archived August 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/XtLXp
“Background on Climate Hustle Host and Producers,” ClimateHustle.org. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.
Graham Readfearn. “The Evangelical Christian Climate Deniers Behind Marc Morano’s Climate Hustle Documentary,” Desmog, November 19, 2015.
Matthew Kasper, “Climate Hustle, Latest Global Warming Denial Documentary, Set For World Premiere In Paris During COP21,” Republic Report, November 13, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/s7OHs
Graham Readfearn. “Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths,” Desmog, November 12, 2015.
Graham Readfearn. “The Fakery of the Paris ‘Red Carpet’ Premiere of Marc Morano’s Climate Hustle Film,” Desmog, December 30, 2015.
Tristan Scott. “Climate Science Skeptic Calls Global Warming a 'Huge Exaggeration',” Flathead Beacon, October 8, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/urDMk#selection-427.0-427.66
Graham Readfearn. “Climate Science Denier Lord Monckton Tours Montana Thanks To GOP Group And An Extreme Fringe,” Desmog, October 4, 2016.
“Republican women invite international speaker to Siskiyou County,” The Siskiyou Daily News, November 30, 2016. Archived December 2, 2016.
“The 3rd Congress of Freedom Force,” Freedom Force International. Archived December 2, 2016.
Jamie Micklethwaite. “Revealed: 'Mathematical PROOF' global warming is a hoax,” Daily Star, February 4, 2017. Archived February 7, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/cYrCe
Leo Hickman. “Lord Monckton throws his safari helmet in the ring as Ukip candidate,” The Guardian. April 20, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/hdWmB