Dangerously Dishonest Climate "Expert" at Large in Canada
- Monckton claimed in a 2006 letter to U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and John D. Rockefeller that he is Member of the House of Lords - when he is no such thing. This looks more like a barefaced lie than a mistake. Monckton, who lost his first shot at the Lords in 1999, also ran in an election and lost again in 2007. An honest man would have noticed.
- Monckton, or someone working curiously from Monckton's personal IP address, claimed in 2007 that he had won a libel judgment against Guardian newspaper columnist George Monbiot - when he had done no such thing. When challenged, Monckton dodged rather than denied. Not convincingly, though.
- After the Nobel committee awarded the 2007 Peace Prize to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change", Monckton claimed to also be a Nobel winner because he had done such good work trying to undermine their effort. He even got a friend to melt down an old science experiment so they could fashion a little Nobel Prize pin, later presented to Monckton in a highly unofficial ceremony. (For the record, Monckton claims he deserves the accolade because he was a "reviewer" of the IPCC report. The IPCC accepts reviews, unsolicited, from all parties and actually invites reviews from people who have varied perspectives, scientific and otherwise. DeSmogBlog manager Kevin Grandia, for example, is an IPCC reviewer, but makes no claim to being a Nobel laureate.)
- When, in 2008, Monckton wrote an opinion piece in a newsletter of the American Physical Society, he told everyone he could find that it was a "peer-reviewed publication." This would be true only if another Lord - a "hereditary peer" - was looking over his shoulder. And when the APS attached a note to the article to clarify its status, Monckton did the pompous twit stomp - to no avail.