Category Archives: Monckton

Ten Years’ “Accelerated Global Warming”? No, Mr. President!

By | July 23, 2013

During the July 2013 U.S. Senate hearing at which Roger Pielke Jr. and Roy Spencer gave stellar testimony to the visible discomfiture of the climate-extremist witnesses, none of the Democrat Senators and none of those they had chosen to testify before them was at all anxious to defend Mr. Obama’s assertion that over the past decade global warming… Read More »

Request for Correction of Serious Inaccuracy

By | May 7, 2013

As an Expert Reviewer for the Fifth Assessment Report, 2013, and in accordance with the IPCC Protocol for Addressing Possible Errors in IPCC Assessment Reports, I am writing to report a serious inaccuracy in the contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report, 2007. As a result of the inaccuracy, one of the report’s central conclusions… Read More »

Is C02 Mitigation Cost-Effective?

By | May 3, 2013

This summary updates Monckton of Brenchley (2013), read at the World Federation of Scientists’ 2012 Seminars on Planetary Emergencies. The paper applied inter-temporal investment appraisal to mainstream IPCC climatology by comparing the cost of Australia’s 10-year CO2 tax (Parliament of Australia, 2011) with the benefit in the cost of warming-related damage the tax might avoid.

No Global Warming for Almost Two Decades

By | January 15, 2013

The Science and Public Policy Institute has been asked to comment on the apparent inconsistency between the news that July 2012 was the warmest July since 1895 in the contiguous United States and the news that the Meteorological Office in the UK has cut its global warming forecast for the coming years. The present paper is a response… Read More »

No Global Warming for Almost Two Decades

By | January 15, 2013

The Science and Public Policy Institute has been asked to comment on the apparent inconsistency between the news that July 2012 was the warmest July since 1895 in the contiguous United States and the news that the Meteorological Office in the UK has cut its global warming forecast for the coming years. The present paper is a response… Read More »

Sea Ice: An Open Letter to Jeremy Paxman of the BBC

By | October 15, 2012

Your Newsnight segment on Arctic sea ice (BBC2 TV, 8 September 2012) featured a “scientist” who said ice loss since a high point in 1979 would cut the Earth’s albedo and, by this feedback, cause warming equivalent to 20 years’ global CO2 emissions. On the IPCC’s current central climate-sensitivity estimates, 20 years’ CO2 emissions would only warm the… Read More »

Sea Ice: An Open Letter to Jeremy Paxman of the BBC

By | October 15, 2012

Your Newsnight segment on Arctic sea ice (BBC2 TV, 8 September 2012) featured a “scientist” who said ice loss since a high point in 1979 would cut the Earth’s albedo and, by this feedback, cause warming equivalent to 20 years’ global CO2 emissions. On the IPCC’s current central climate-sensitivity estimates, 20 years’ CO2 emissions would only warm the… Read More »