Lord Christopher Monckton (pictured) had an opportunity to educate representatives of governments and dictatorships at the United Nations climate change summit in Doha, Qatar, about the fact that there has been no global warming for the last 16 years. However, after pretending to be a delegate from the regime ruling Burma to get at the microphone, the prominent climate realist was escorted from the UN Conference of the Parties (COP18) by the organization’s security.
The former advisor to ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, however, was not deterred in his efforts to expose climate hysteria and global power grabs based on bogus UN theories. In fact, he plans to keep at it as long as the tax-funded warming alarmism continues to be used as a justification to build a planetary carbon regime, which critics say would come at the expense of liberty, prosperity, and national sovereignty while doing nothing to stop non-existent “global warming.”
As self-styled government climate dignitaries were assembled in a plenary session on December 6, Lord Monckton, who regularly slams global warming alarmists and has become a staple at the seemingly never-ending series of UN climate summits, took a seat reserved for Burmese officials. After being recognized to speak by the conference president, he took the microphone and began his brief educational seminar as confused delegates started displaying contorted faces and quietly mumbling to each other.
"In the 16 years now that we have been coming to these events, there has been no global warming at all," said Lord Monckton, referring to the most recent U.K. Met Office data showing that there has actually been no observable increase in planetary temperatures for more than a decade and a half. Like a wide array of climate scientists and experts, Lord Monckton has been trumpeting that key point for days.
Simply stated, no warming means the UN’s “climate models” were wildly inaccurate at best and should therefore be discarded. Many critics, in fact, argue that the computer-generated “predictions” were actually deliberately misleading, designed to produce hysterical forecasts more for public fear-mongering purposes than scientific accuracy. Even if the Earth had been warming, however, Lord Monckton told the delegates that other approaches would be better suited to the task of dealing with it than an international UN-run climate regime.
"Secondly, even if we were to take action to try and prevent global warming, the cost of that would be many times greater than the cost of taking adaptative measures later,” Lord Monckton, sitting in the Burmese regime’s spot, continued as other UN delegates began to realize what was going on. “So our recommendation, therefore, is that we should initiate very quickly a review of the science to make sure that we are all on the right track."
Unsurprisingly, the international “climate” negotiators were unimpressed with the facts, knowing full well that if the truth were to become more widely known, the entire multi-billion dollar global warming industry could collapse. UN security promptly arrived to escort Lord Monckton out of the Doha summit — permanently, it emerged later — as COP18 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah of Qatar apologized to delegates for the brief, if unwelcome and unauthorized, educational talk on the lack of global warming.
"Sorry, the last speaker is not a party, he's an NGO," the COP18 boss said, sounding bewildered. "It was confusing for me because it was written Myanmar (Burma) for me, but when I looked at his face he's not from Myanmar, so I was correct, so anyway, thank you very much.” Delegates representing almost 200 national governments and dictatorships responded with awkward chuckles.
According to the UN, the British viscount was booted for allegedly “violating the UN code of conduct” and for “impersonating a party,” the term used to describe government delegations to the climate summits. The international organization later told reporters, multiple news outlets reported, that Lord Monckton had been permanently banned from international “climate” summits because of the stunt.
While the brief speech, which lasted about a minute, garnered news headlines and celebrations by climate realists worldwide, it also prompted fury from tax-funded global warming alarmists and international bureaucrats hoping to profit at the COP18, some of whom reportedly booed after being reminded that there had been no global warming for 16 of the 18 years that the climate summits have been going on. Certain pro-climate alarmism publications, especially in the UK, were clearly displeased with Lord Monckton’s efforts as well.
Lord Monckton, though, explained that it was important to make summit participants aware of the fact that the public is waking up to the bogus alarmism and the emperor has no clothes. The science must be reviewed, he said. Plus, some of the official delegations might not have even been aware of the now-well-known data showing that there has actually been no global warming — the supposed “problem” the UN is purportedly trying to “solve” — almost since UN global warming conferences began.
“One just couldn’t resist,” the climate realist explained in a written piece about the incident that he e-mailed to The New American. “There they all were, earnestly outbidding each other to demand that the West should keep them in pampered luxury for the rest of their indolent lives, and all on the pretext of preventing global warming that has now become embarrassingly notorious for its long absence.”
Somebody had to say it. “No one was allowed to give the alternative — and scientifically correct — viewpoint,” Lord Monckton’s statement continued. “The U.N.’s wall of silence was rigidly in place. The microphone was just in front of me. All I had to do was press the button. I pressed it.... As I delivered the last of my three points, there were keening shrieks of rage from the delegates. They had not heard any of this before. They could not believe it. Outrage! Silence him! Free speech? No! This is the U.N.! Gerrimoff! Eeeeeeeeeagh!”
While dictatorships seeking ever greater sums of Western taxpayer cash and delegates from wealthier governments hoping for increased control over humanity were hostile, apparently, some at the summit had trouble containing their smiles. Even the security guards charged with stripping Lord Monckton of his UN credentials appeared amused, he said.
“One of the hundreds of beefy, truncheon-toting U.N. police at the conference approached me as I left the hall and I was soon surrounded by him and a colleague. They took my conference pass, peered at it and murmured into cellphones,” Lord Monckton recalled about the aftermath of the incident. “Trouble was, they were having great difficulty keeping a straight face. Put yourself in their sensible shoes. They have to stand around listening to the tedious, flatulent mendacities of pompous, overpaid, under-educated diplomats day after week after year. Suddenly, at last, someone says ‘Boo!’ and tells the truth. Frankly, they loved it.”
Lord Monckton was at the COP18 with a pro-market, U.S.-based environmental group known as Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), which has become one of the most important organizations pointing out the flaws in UN theories while exposing the absurdity of the global body’s proposed “solutions” to “global warming” at the UN summits. As the conference was coming to an end, CFACT hosted a press conference featuring multiple heavyweights calling for a suspension of UN “climate” treaty negotiations.
The UN, however, undeterred by the spectacular implosion of the alleged “science” underpinning its power grabs, ignored those calls. “Doha successfully concluded the previous round of climate negotiations, paving the way to a comprehensive, legally binding agreement by 2015,” explained a statement issued a spokesperson for UN chief Ban Ki Moon, who recently came under fire for ignoring science in his effort to blame Hurricane Sandy on global warming.
UN “global warming” chief Christiana Figueres, the so-called “executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” (UNFCCC), made even more audacious, and perhaps honest, statements. “What is occurring here, not just in Doha, but in the whole climate change process is the complete transformation of the economic structure of the world,” she explained.
As The New American has documented extensively, the Western establishment, the UN, and many of its member governments have long been hoping to use climate hysteria to transform the economic structure of the world while centralizing power at the international level. However, with the global warming alarmism becoming increasingly irrelevant and discredited, that task has become much more difficult. Kicking Lord Monckton out of the summit, of course, will do little to reverse the trend.
Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is currently based in Europe. He can be reached at
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