climate skeptic, Ukip deputy leader and hereditary peer, is off
to Australia, again. Following his visit
in February 2010, the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley is
planning another trip down under to preach his own unique brand of
But it seems that before he's even raised the money for his
airfare, Monckton is already facing tough questions.
Writing at ABC's The Drum
current affairs website Graham Readfearn, askes whether his
visit is really going to be that valuable an experience for the
Australian populace -
"Among other things, Lord Monckton
argues that attempts by Governments and the United Nations to
reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation and burning
fossil fuels are part of a conspiracy to install a world
government. In Lord Monckton's eyes it's all a socialist plot.
Climate change is not caused by burning fossil fuels and, even if
it was, the impact is negligible. No action is required."
Monckton does get a lot of stick for his flamboyant performances
and incredible claims about science. Earlier this year, we noted
that even his
fellow climate sceptics were confused about whether they should
be cheering him, or distancing themselves from him. His lectures
have been deconstructed and debunked by climate scientists
in meticulous detail.