Monckton’s response to Abraham has drawn the attention of bloggers everywhere. George Monbiot finds it “magnificently bonkers”. Gareth Renowden examines Monckton’s claim to have a science background. Eli Rabett is collecting limericks. Richard Littlemore believes if they look at Abraham’s presentation and Monckton’s response, “most people will conclude that John Abraham is a careful scientist and that the Lord Monckton is a belligerent and unapologetic polemicist”.
Which is perhaps the reason why Monckton, supported by Anthony Watts, is trying to suppress Abraham’s presentation. Over at Watts Up with That? Monckton defames Abraham and asks for help in suppressing Abraham’s speech:
Please contact Father Dennis J. Dease, President of St. Thomas University, email@example.com, and invite him – even at this eleventh hour – to take down Abraham’s talk altogether from the University’s servers, and to instigate a disciplinary inquiry into the Professor’s unprofessional conduct, particularly in the matter of his lies to third parties about what I had said in my talk at Bethel University eight months ago? That would be a real help.
Rather than flood St Thomas with supporting emails, Gareth Renowden is collecting signatures for this statementh:
We the undersigned offer unreserved support for John Abraham and St. Thomas University in the matter of complaints made to them by Christopher Monckton. Professor Abraham provided an important public service by showing in detail Monckton’s misrepresentation of the science of climate, and we applaud him for that effort, and St. Thomas University for making his presentation available to the world.
If you agree, go there and sign.
In his post Monckton claims that Abraham admitted “that his talk is libelous” by producing a revised version. This doesn’t make any kind of sense — people revise presentations all the time for many different reasons. In any case, the original version is still available.