There is no one quite like Christopher Monckton, with his background in Latin classics, journalism, work for the Thatcher government, and dogged persistence to analyze the numbers. Last year he spoke in New York, Washington, Copenhagen, and across Canada (and that’s just the ones I know of, off the top of my head). Monckton is a gem of a man, and this is a rare opportunity to see him in action. He’s been storming the world for years now, a constant thorn in Al Gore’s side. Monckton challenged Gore to debate in March 2007. Al Gore claims “he want’s to convince the world”, but he’s had almost three years and still can’t find a single day to explain the “overwhelming” evidence on TV with Monckton present.
Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at The University of Adelaide, has made a huge impact around the globe with his book Heaven and Earth which has gone into its seventh print run. It will be an extraordinary double.
Dates and Details
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UPDATE: This is being organized by volunteers on the fly and there is no ticketing system as such. To cover costs, admission to Lord Monckton’s public lectures will be by way of a donation (of $20) at the door. Other donations are being collected at the moment.
Wednesday 27 January,
12:30, Luncheon, The Union Club
17:30 Public lecture, Sheraton on the Park
contact: John Smeed, phone or SMS 0417 269 216 johnsmeedATadna.com.au
Thursday 28 January
12:30 Public lecture, Newcastle City Hall – Banquet Room
contact: Anthony Cox, 0412 474916, akcsjAToptusnet.com.au
Friday 29 January
12:00 – 2.00 Brisbane Institute luncheon Panel Debate Brisbane Hilton – Grand Ballroom
Pre-registered and pre-paid event.
contact: Karyn Brinkley<KarynATbrisinst.org.au>
15:00 Public Lecture Brisbane – Irish Club, Tara Ballroom
$20 at the door, no pre-registration or booking required
contact: Tony Gomme <tonygomme1ATyahoo.com.au>
Saturday 30 January
2pm Public Lecture “The J”, Noosa Heads, Ian Runge (Brisbane Institute)/John McRobert
contact: Simon Gamble, jgambleATbigpond.net.au Ian Runge (Brisbane Institute)/
February Monday 1
12:30 “Sandwich Luncheon”, 6/112 Millswyn St Ian Runge (Brisbane Institute)/ Max Rheese (Aust. Climate Science Coalition)/Des Moore (Inst. For Private Enterprise) infoATauscsc.org.au
17:30 Public Lecture, Sofitel Hotel Grand Ballroom
contact: Case Smit case.smitATgmail.com
Wednesday 3 February,
Organisers hope it will be at the National Press Club
19:30 Public lecture Intercontinental Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
contact: Damian Wyld, thomasmoreATchariot.net.au, Ph 08 8379 0246
Monday 8 February
Luncheon Parmelia Hilton Hotel
17:30 Public Lecture Parmelia Hilton Hotel – Swan Room
contact: Daphne Dimitri for Gina Rinehart, daphne_dhimitriAThancockprospecting.com.au
Both Monckton and Plimer draw vitriolic ad hominem attacks, as if all their dozens of different scientific points can be debunked with a campaign of smears. Monckton especially attracts fire “because he’s not a climate scientist”, but then, neither is Al Gore. The dogged focus on details from their pasts, and the pedantic focus on minor points, tells us just how effective both these men are.