Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
151. UKIP: Monckton member costs Australians $100,000

151. UKIP: Monckton member costs Australians $100,000

|Views: 35|Likes:
From the document:

Lord Monckton climate change lecture costs Australian sceptics $100,000
It's astonishing, but aside from travel costs, climate sceptic Lord Monckton will get a $20,000 stipend as the organiser in Noosa, Queensland calls for donations

From the document:

Lord Monckton climate change lecture costs Australian sceptics $100,000
It's astonishing, but aside from travel costs, climate sceptic Lord Monckton will get a $20,000 stipend as the organiser in Noosa, Queensland calls for donations


More info:

Published by: John Adam St Gang: Crown Control on Jan 18, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Latest from environment
Last 24 hoursBritish supermarkets at root of vegetablesupply problem Greenpeace to build
14m flagship Arctic permafrost leaking methane atrecord levels, figures show Video: How climate change is shrinkingthe river Nile Asia's greed for ivory puts African elephantat risk top stories 
Green shopping 
Most viewedLatest Most commentedSign in Register Mobile versionTextlargersmaller 
NewsSportCommentCultureBusinessMoney Life & styleTravelEnvironmentTBlogs Video Community Jobs
Posted byLeo Hickman Wednesday 13 January2010 12.30 GMTguardian.co.uk 
Climate changescepticism
 Travel andtransport
World news 
More fromEnvironmentblogonEnvironment
Climate changescepticism
 Travel andtransport
World news
Australia More blogposts
8 Dec 2009Ian Plimer's uncriticalcoverage in the hackedemails row is frustrating |Bob Ward 4 Dec 2009Climate sceptics: are
Lord Monckton climate change lecturecosts Australian sceptics $100,000
It's astonishing, but aside from travel costs, climate sceptic LordMonckton will get a $20,000 stipend as the organiser in Noosa,Queensland calls for donations
Buzz up! Digg it Comments (63)Blog home Go to:
guardian.co.uk homeGo
Climate change scepticismEnvironment
Costing the earth
Lord Monckton at his home at Carie Loch Rannoch, Scotland.The cost of his trip to do a climate sceptic talk in Australia will be $100,000.Photograph: Murdo Macleod
What price climate scepticism? Ever wondered? Well, now we have ananswer. With just a few days to go now before theclimate sceptic LordMoncktonsets off fromhis Highlands estateand embarks on his grand tour ofAustraliato spread the good word, a local newspaper inQueensland called the Noosa Journalhas revealedhow muchMonckton's trip down under is costing his loyal fans. Nice work if you canget it, judging by the comments made by Case Smit, the Noosa residentwho has invited Monckton to speak in his home town:Mr Smit said getting Lord Monckton to Australia came at asubstantial cost and he was appealing to supporters fordonations. "We have to fly Lord Monkton to Australia, coverall his domestic travel and accommodation and provide astipend of $20,000 [
11,500],'' he said. "Our aim is to coverthese costs from donations from individuals, appropriateassociations and corporations. We expect the required totalto be about $100,000. We would like to keep the cost ofadmission to Monckton's lectures to around $20 to maximisethe number of people that will come to hear him. We havealready had a number of offers of $1,000 and would preferdonations to be of that order, but of course any amount isvery welcome. Should there be a surplus, this, depending
Environment blog
most commented
1.Britain's cold snap does not prove climate sciencewrong(2282)2.Live Q&A: Nick Herbert(79)3.Lord Monckton climate change lecture costsAustralian sceptics $100,000(63)4.Doomsday Clock: Does nuclear threat outweighclimate catastrophe?(25)5.James Hansen rails against cap-and-trade plan inopen letter(22)Recycled Wool TravelRug Traditional Scottishrugs from BronteTweeds are available inthree attractive andauthentic tartandesignsOWL, the WirelessElectricity Monitor Tells you the amount ofelectricity you are usingin terms of both powerand cost.
On this blog
Activists Biofuels Carbon emissions Climate change Conservation Energy Food Renewable energy Wildlife Transport 
Sites we like
Grist Treehugger RealClimate Climate Feedback Celsias Climate Debate Daily Hugg Climate Ark Environmental Graffiti GreenBiz New Scientistenvironment blog 
Environment blog weekly archivesJan 2010MTWTFSS
282930311 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 13 14 15 16 171819202122232425262728293031
Bestsellers from the Guardian shopMost viewed on guardian.co.uk 
Why men use prostitutes 1.South Africa v England
day three as ithappened | Rob Smyth and Simon Burnton 2.'Even Charles Manson could beat himnow' 3.Tourist killed by 'dinosaur-sized' shark offSouth African beach 4.Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal - as ithappened | Barry Glendenning5.More top stories Complete 8 DVDcollection of the 1950sand 60s BBC TV series.
Railway Roundabout 8DVD Box SetVisit the Guardian reader offers shopGreen & ethical shopping at Guardian ecostore24 hours7 days
Showing first 50 comments |Go to all comments|Go to latest comment
 they gaining anycredence? 1 Dec 2009Why do climate deniershold sway in Australia? |Fred Pearce 27 Nov 2009Climate change bill splitsAustralia's Liberal party NextPrevious
Green House Gas Emissions 
Calculate & Report on Green House emissions and carbon tracking.www.intelex.com 
Climate Change Update 
Government is Finally Acting on Climate Change. Read More Inside!www.wilmerhale.com 
Video: Catastrophe Denied 
The Science of the Climate Skeptic Position. Free 90-minute Movie.www.Climate-Skeptic.com 
 Ads by GoogleComments in chronological order
(Total 63 comments)
Post a comment
 StaffContributorBlog home Printable version Send to a friend Share Clip Contact us Article history 
on the amount, will be given to Lord Monckton and/or theClimate Sceptics Partywhich is assisting with this project.''Personally, I would love to know what Monckton has requested to be onhisrider. One suspects that if the tour is reportedly costing $100,000,with Monckton bagging a $20,000 stipend, then the organisers canafford him something a little more luxurious than, say, the obligatoryfreshly pressed towels and bottles of mineral water.The story of how the idea for the tour was born is worth hearing, too.Australian Associated Press is reportingthat it originated how all goodideas originate
between good friends over a beer.Engineer John Smeed said he and a friend, retiree CaseSmit, were having lunch and "crying in our beer about whatMr Rudd was going to do to us", when they decided therewas no point just whingeing. The pair contacted Australianclimate changesceptic Professor Ian Plimer, who was withLord Monckton at the Copenhagen conference. "We rangIan and said, put the weights on his Lordship and ask him ifhe'll come out to Australia," Mr Smeed said. "He agreed, andit ran from there."What a double act
 Plimerand Monckton together on the same stage.And, by all accounts, it is building up to be quite the social event, too:It promised to be an entertaining tour, Mr Smeed said. "HisLordship's a bit of a thespian," he said. "He's very good onhis feet." Mining heiress Gina Rinehart, chairwoman ofHancock Prospecting, will host the Perth visit on 8 February,before Lord and Lady Monckton are scheduled to leaveAustralia on 9 February.Not all Australians are looking forward to the moment Monckton steps offthe plane in Sydney on 27 January, though. It seemsnews of Monckton'sinfamous "Hitler Youth" jibesduring the Copenhagen summit arecommon knowledge down under, as is his habit of making grandioseunfounded claims onhis curriculum vitae. TheAustralian news site Crickey, for example, isn't exactly enamoured by the thought of Moncktonhitting the nation's airwaves and lecture halls:It is tempting to scoff at the simple-minded mid-westAmericans who lap up [Monckton's] fairy stories, until weremember thatSenator Nick Minchinbelieves them too
Monckton and his associates are to climate scepticism whatblack-clad anarchists are to the anti-globalisationmovement, except that the Moncktonians are no longer justembarrassing parasites on the body of sceptical thought buthave colonised the host entirely.
Free P&P at the Guardian bookshop
Browse more nature and science books Buy books from the Guardian Bookshop Cloud Collector'sHandbook 
10.00 with free UKdeliveryClimate Crisis 
19.99 with free UKdeliveryHilarious. As Monckton's fellow rightwing ideologue Richard Littlejohn says, youcouldn't make it up.
13 Jan 2010, 12:55PMRecommend?(19)Report abuseClip|Link  I think a lot of us would contribute too, if it was a one way permanent ticket !
13 Jan 2010, 1:05PMRecommend?(27)Report abuseClip|Link  It would be Noosa wouldn't it?Dreadful, pretentious place full of 'boutique' this and 'boutique' that.I'm guessing a lot of its residents will be deniers right up to the day where thewaves are lapping at Murdoch junior's front door. They're welcome to Monckton -it's his kind of place.
13 Jan 2010, 1:05PMRecommend?(15)Report abuseClip|Link  I don't know what sort of planet these people think they're living on but it'sbecoming increasingly clear that it isn't the same I live onExcept of course ... it is :(
13 Jan 2010, 1:05PMRecommend?(15)Report abuseClip|Link  Those mainstream climate scientists who, according to the 'sceptics', are justin it for the money must be kicking themselves.
13 Jan 2010, 1:58PMRecommend?(15)Report abuseClip|Link  That's a bit over GBP57,000.It really proves a point, doesn't it, that the Copenhagen conference, with itsfantastic outcome, cost so much less.I can't actually remember the cost of Copenhagen, but no doubt you can find outon the internet.
13 Jan 2010, 2:22PMRecommend?(6)Report abuseClip|Link  Plus Copenhagen didn't cost the taxpayer a penny.
13 Jan 2010, 2:23PMRecommend?(3)Report abuseClip|Link  This comment has been removed by a moderator. Replies may also bedeleted.
13 Jan 2010, 2:37PMWell, at least if the extremes of both 'sides' of (A)GW are distracted knockingpetty tribal spots off each other, their various 'leaders' and their variousprofessional 'arrangements', maybe the way is let clear for those who areactually doing something worthwhile as regards the future to get on with it... andmaybe even score some objective press as they do so.But I rather doubt it. Name calling is so much more satisfying personally, andprofessionally doesn't hurt the ratings I guess.Does rather detract from those keen on maintaining the moral high ground,
13 Jan 2010, 2:41PMRecommend?(3)Report abuseClip|Link 

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->