Deep Climate covers the latest in the IOPgate scandal

The controversy over the Institute of Physics biased submission to the U.K. Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee’s investigation of the stolen emails from East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit is about to get a whole lot hotter.

Of particular interest to Deltoid readers might be the Monckton connection (quoting Donald Oats on 8 Mar):

Monckton was touring Australia – perhaps still is – and during that tour he made some allusions to Climate Scientists being about to face criminal charges, and also to peak academic bodies having some very interesting submissions to make to the UK inquiry. I don’t know whether the IOP submission or Inhofe’s blacklist were already in the public domain when Monckton made his comments (as digressions in either his talks or interviews; I don’t recall precisely) or whether he was aware ahead of time, but I’ll say this: usually I’m up with the latest stuff very soon after it is made public, yet I missed these two rather big items.

From what I’ve seen, Monckton, Plimer, Carter, etc are in frequent enough contact with each other and the organisations that circulate fud as their strategy, that I’m fairly confident Monckton knew ahead of time and was basically boasting.


  1. #1 Ezzthetic
    March 21, 2010

    Ha ha, is trick question!

    That Monkton, he don’t know nothin’.

  2. #2 EoR
    March 21, 2010

    And here I was thinking the moonbat was busy fighting those evil ‘eco-facists’ [sic] on behalf of the UKIP (according to which link, 4 out of 5 people are now sceptical of climate change even though the Guardian poll they use as a source says nothing like that).

  3. #3 Mike
    March 21, 2010

    Hmmm, interesting. How deep do the links and connections go, and how much do they coordinate their activities? Without saying “it’s a conspiracy”, it would not surprise me if like-minded deniers/sceptics would seek to amplify their message by co-ordinating. Another thought, just how far has Pilmer fallen from respectability?????

  4. #4 John
    March 21, 2010

    I demand to see Monckton’s email.

  5. #5 Neven
    March 21, 2010

    This should worry the IOP greatly, even if it is only half true.

    It’s time the IOP comes clean. It would be nice to see another example revealed of how these things work when denialists infiltrate an institution.

  6. #6 Majorajam
    March 22, 2010

    I think the debate could really stand for more transparency, and that the likes of Monckton, Carter, McIntyre, etc. really ought to turn over their correspondence as it relates to climate change for public evaluation. Can we demand any less on an issue of such importance to the public at large???

    I know, I know, there is cost to divulging personal correspondence. But what about the cost of climate disaster??? Surely, if they have nothing to hide, there can be no harm in furthering public transparency into climate skepticism. I have no doubt that each will agree.

  7. #7 Ed Darrell
    March 25, 2010

    May God have mercy! Monckton is back in the U.S. (Did the British refuse to let him back in?)

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