By far my favorite climate crank is the Non-Lord Cristopher Monckton. He is prolific and pseudo-scientific and the darling of the denialosphere, but he is also a certifiable crackpot and a very colourful loon. He is great material to make fun of and I highly endorse his self-promotion as the spokesman-in-chief for the climate sceptic community.
Unfortunately, after the laughing stops, his nonsense continues to resonate in the anti-science echo-chambers. The arguments, gibberish dressed up in sciencey language and mathematical equations, need to be undressed and shown for what they are.
Enter Skeptical Science, and their newest excellent resource:
Now, the next time someone somewhere quotes a Moncktonism like Greenland is gaining ice, or sea levels are not rising, or climate sensitivity is very low, or any of his favorites, you know the actual science of the matter can be found here quickly and easily.
The next time someone posts a link to an article and says, yeah but Monckton says “Not the IPCC”, you can find that article and what is wrong with it here.
Given his prolific output, this kind of reference is very valuable, but don’t forget, as with everything you link to, read it, understand it and follow the links! Our denier friends don’t worry about that, but we can set the bar a little higher for ourselves. After all, maybe one day Monckton will actually say something true!
But I’d say that is about as likely as next year’s global average temperature anomaly coming in at or below the zero degree baseline.