University College, London ...has forfeited the right to be taken seriously as a seat of learning.
Now, who are the members of this “rather fringe group” that might have caused the “UCL community” to go into the corner, turn its back to the room, suck its thumb and blub?
They include not only ProfessorBaghdad Planetarium fundraiser Alsabti but also Professor Nils-Axel Mörner, who has published more refereed papers on sea-level rise than Professor Butterworth has had hot dinners;Professorpolar bear counter Ole Humlum of the University of Oslo, who publishes a widely-circulated monthly data update on global temperatures and related matters blog; Professor Jan-Erik Solheim of Norway; members of the Swedish Polar Institute, of the Asociacion Rural de Paraguay; of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, of the U.S. Geological Survey; of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; a former moonwalker & hisvalet, the former president of the Italian National Research Council; an octagenarian mafioso, the Professor of Paleobotany at the Sapienza University, Rome; a world-leading physicist from post-doc at the François Rabelais University in Tours; an analytical expert a technician from the Laboratoire Analyse at the University of Paris; the brother of the leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in the House of Commons; Corbyn's loonier younger brother , dozens a handful of doctors of science and a totally bogus D.Phil.; and a sprinkling of IPCC expert reviewers, hangers on, including your humble servant.
If this is a “rather fringe group”, then the academic mainstream must – as many of us have long suspected – have been reduced to a thin, dreich, terrified, narrow, narrow-minded, insignificant trickle, confined deep within the gloomy and inspissate [sic] canyon of its own no doubt profitable but increasingly discredited prejudice.
Lord Monckton's paper: “Why models run hot: results from an irreducibly simple climate model” has been
downloaded more often than any other paper in the 60-year archive of the Science Bulletin of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences – by a factor of 12.
More than 3 million people have viewed Lord Monckton's 2009 speech in the US giving details of the world
“government” proposed by the UN in the draft Treaty of Copenhagen. The speech went
platinum on YouTube in a week – the fastest-ever for a political speech. In West Virginia on
Labor Day, 2009, more than 100,000 attended a miners’ rally which he addressed live on a
mountain-top. Tea Party rallies at which he spoke in Washington DC and in North Houston
attracted 40,000 and 15,000 respectively. His article on climate science in the Sunday
Telegraph on 5 November 2006 attracted 127,000 hits in two hours, crashing the paper’s
website. His speeches at the St. Andrews and Oxford Unions were followed by student votes
defeating climate alarmism for the first time in Scotland and England respectively.
Wordpress ranked his summary of the draft Durban climate agreement in December 2011 as
having received more hits than any other among its 500,000 blog postings on all subjects
worldwide that day. A video of his talk to the Mannkal Foundation in Australia in July 2011
became the most-watched video in Australia in February 2012. A video of his talk predicting
the toppling of Australia’s then prime minister by climate-extremists a year before it happened
became Australia’s most-watched video in September 2015. He has given talks on the
climate in more than 30 countries. He holds the Meese-Noble Award for Freedom and the
Intelligence Medal of the Army of Colombia for his climate research.