Category Archives: Monckton

More in Sorrow than in Anger, Lord Monckton’s Response to McCain

By | February 20, 2019

Lord Monckton, UK — Christopher, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher as UK Prime Minister from 1982 to 1986, and gave policy advice on technical issues such as warship hydrodynamics (his work led to his appointment as the youngest Trustee of the Hales Trophy for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic), psephological modeling… Read More »

Inquiries Regarding the Physics and Society Affair: Publication of Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered

By | February 20, 2019

    For the Full Report in PDF Form, please click here.   Responding to enquiries to me as the author of “Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered” The paper was reviewed in meticulous detail by Professor Alvin Saperstein, an eminent Professor of Physics who is perhaps best known for maintaining a database of the current locations of all civil and… Read More »

Was 2014 the Warmest Year on Record? No, It Wasn’t…

By | January 20, 2015

Nature trumpets “2014 was the hottest year on record,” citing the Japan Meteorological Agency, the World Meteorological Organization, and NOAA. However, NOAA and several other principal terrestrial temperature datasets – which are anyway subject to measurement, coverage and bias uncertainties and have been repeatedly revised in a questionable fashion over the past year to show ever greater warming… Read More »

Onward Marches the Great Pause

By | December 23, 2014

Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 1 month to 18 years 2 months (indeed, very nearly 18 years 3 months). Will this devastating chart be displayed anywhere at the Lima conference? Don’t bet on it.

The IPCC Admits Defeat

By | February 19, 2014

All you need to know about “global warming” is in this one simple graph. For 17 years 5 months, there has not been any global warming at all.

Frauds, Serious Frauds and IPCC Assessment Reports

By | September 19, 2013

In the 19th century, British Prime Ministers used to say there were “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. In the 21st century, we may say there are frauds, serious frauds, and IPCC Assessment Reports. Recall, for instance, the notorious graph in the Fourth Assessment Report that falsely indicated that the rate of global warming is accelerating and we are… Read More »

But What Do We Mean by Consensus?

By | September 18, 2013

The celebrated mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Abu Ali Ibn al-Haytham, or Alhazen, is justly celebrated as the founder of the scientific method. His image appears on Iraqi banknotes and on the postage stamps of half a dozen nations of the ummah wahida. Al-Haytham, unlike Naomi Oreskes, did not consider that consensus had any role in science.

Response to the Scare-Mongering of the Financial Times

By | September 4, 2013

A recent article in the Financial Times reproduced on the internet recently by CNBC (, is predicated on the assumption that there has been a “record decline in Arctic sea ice”. However, the data on sea-ice extent only go back to 1979. And they show the Arctic sea ice declining but Antarctic sea ice increasing, so that the… Read More »

The Logical Case against Climate Panic

By | July 25, 2013

Logic is the heartbeat of all true learning – the soul of the Classics, the Sciences and Religion. Once everyone studied the Classics, to know that in logic there is a difference between true and false; the Sciences, to discern where it lies; and Religion, to appreciate why it matters. Today, few study all three empires of the… Read More »