Re: The psychology of climate change
A speech Monckton delivered in October to something called the Minnesota Free Market Institute(2). In the speech, Monckton maintains that:
• He has read the treaty that will be signed at Copenhagen next week. That’s quite a feat of clairvoyance.
• The treaty says that “a world government is going to be created”.
• Greenpeace is “about to impose a communist world government on the world” and President Obama, who sympathises with that aim, will sign up to it.
These are not the first of Viscount Monckton’s interesting statements. He has claimed, in a letter to two US senators, that he is a member of the House of Lords(3). He did once put himself forward for election among his peers. His score? Nul points.
He maintains that he is a Nobel peace laureate(4), on the grounds that he is an “IPCC reviewer” (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the peace prize with Al Gore in 2007). On the same grounds, everyone who sent an unsolicited letter to the IPCC could claim a share in the prize. But in Monckton’s case, he got a gold pin made for himself to prove it.
He contends that he won the Falklands war for Britain by persuading the British government to use biological warfare(5).
Now, on the CV attached to his announcement of his UKIP candidacy, he claims to be “responsible for invention and development of a broad-spectrum cure for infectious diseases. Patents have now been filed. Patients have been cured of various infectious diseases, including Graves’ disease, multiple sclerosis, influenza, food poisoning, and HIV.”
He spoils it all a little by boasting during one interview about telling “stories that aren’t actually true”.(6)