Attended the Monckton/Plimer public lecture at the National Press Club today. A quick reprise.
The hall was packed, 370 people +/-5%, with a handful standing. Prof. Plimer gave a rollicking 4 minute intro covering 3 billion years to set the geological scene, Monckton spoke to 85 minutes covering 150 years since. Peter Spencer was present and got a rousing round of applause. He and 30,000 other farmers have had their farms essentially expropriated as ‘carbon sinks’ by a dirty deal between the Rudd Government and the State governments. That expropriation deal is in direct breach of the Constitution.
The trip was funded by a retired couple from Noosa, from their superannuation. They are being paid back by the $20 ‘donation’ to attend. If I had known that I’d have paid more.
Monckton’s presentation was brilliant; erudite, witty, crammed with facts and with small insights just not seen anywhere. For example, the IPCC said there was no discernable human impact on climate until 1995, when some bureaucrat realised saying this might affect his job. So they got one man (yes, just one, over at Benson-Livermore Labs) to rewrite what the scientists said and this appeared in 1995. By 2001 they still had not been caught, so ICC was waffling about a 66% chance, up to 90% chance in 2007. They were caught then, 90% is an unusual statistical marker. On investigation, that figure had been chosen by a show of hands by the political reps of the governments funding IPCC!
That is the warmies ‘scientific consensus’.
He ran through the bad human outcomes of ‘science groupthink’, pointing out that before DDT was banned, 50,000 people a year died from malaria. After the ban, 1,000,000 a year died of it, mostly third world children. The ban lasted 40 years, so lefties, greenies and the scientific groupthink they created caused a policy outcome of 40,000,000 dead, mostly kids. Places the left in their real light: as feel-good mass-killers.
Demostrarted how the IPCC uses bogus methods to ‘prove’ warming since 1970 by taking exactly the same data and the same method to ‘prove’ global coldening since 1970.
Ran through the real costs of Climate change policy and pointed out the sheer fatuous idiocy behind it, then dived into the cesspool of scientific fraud, lies, chicanery and deceit being the AGW ringleaders. The flow of examples was astounding. He even covered the way they have deliberately corrupted individual station temperature records at places like Darwin.
Points to take away:
The Warmies have to lie to make any case, so minimise the damage of their lies and let the truth come out.
Point out that the UN itself says that shutting down the global economy to a Stone-Age level for 40 years will ‘prevent’ ONE DEGREE of warming. So why destroy the economy for nothing, when we can adapt to any climate change an less than 1% of the cost of the failed Kyoto Agreement?
Science will be saved by stopping taxpayer funding, which has created a ‘welfare culture’ of dependency among scientists.
Excellent afternoon, and I now have a copy of Plimer’s book ‘Heaven and Earth’ with both his and Monckton’s signature in it.