Duelling lords 4: Christopher Monckton will debate Tim Lambert

“Christopher Monckton will debate Tim Lambert on global warming in the Grand Ballroom at the Sydney Hilton Hotel at 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Friday 12 February 2010.” See Deltoid for Tim’s posts on the zany Lord Monckton.


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See also Lord Monckton is on the fringe: Barnaby Joyce!

Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, the eccentric UK climate sceptic, is proving too hot for some of Australia’s most prominent climate sceptics — including Barnaby Joyce.

Joyce, who famously said that climate change sceptics were being treated like holocaust deniers and likened environmental campaigners to eco-Nazis, believes Monckton is on the fringe of the debate and unhelpful to those who question human induced climate change.

Monckton, an adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is about to embark on an Australian tour with our very own climate sceptic celebrity Ian Plimer.

The tour is reaching most of Australia, except the Northern Territory and Tasmania, and it will cost $100,000. That enormous sum is being underwritten by two semi-retired engineers in Noosa, John Smeed and Case Smit — and includes the $20,000 stipend Lord Monckton has requested to do the 13-day tour.