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On the fringes with Monckton and the anti-Islam creationist pastor

A new political force is led by an anti-abortion pastor who hates Islam, and will be launched next month by climate sceptic Christopher Monckton. Graham Readfearn of Desmogblog reports.

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Global Mail born … Monckton TV … the FitzShameless …

Welcome to the neighbourhood, Global Mail. After a few teething problems — it didn’t quite launch at midnight as expected, and the site crashed briefly this morning under the traffic load. Plus other media news.

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Sceptics on the menu at Rinehart’s
luncheon

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart hosted a lunch with WA Premier Colin Barnett with a presentation from a prominent Australian climate-change sceptic, writes Graham Readfearn.

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What now for Rupert and News?

Crikey readers have their say.

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Power out for Monckton at Port Adelaide as Lord lashes out

Lord Christopher Monckton slams Port Adelaide Football Club for its decision to withdraw its venue for his speaking tour.

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‘A breath of fresh air’: pollster Gary Morgan to host Monckton shindig

Gary Morgan has defended his firm over a decision to host a speech by fervent climate change skeptic Christopher Monckton next month, as controversy continues to swirl ahead over the ex-Margaret Thatcher adviser’s use of the Nazi swastika.

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Come in Spinner: Gillard’s carbon price campaign outguns Rudd’s

If Kevin Rudd had approached his mining tax, and the emissions trading system, in the way Julia Gillard is approaching the carbon tax, he might still be Prime Minister.

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Is The Australian addicted to Monckton’s denial?

In an article in The Australian, climate change denier Christopher Monckton tried to convince readers that politicians were beginning to ask “privately, quietly” if a supposed climate crisis was not “necessarily so”. Graham Readfearn picks through the lies and mistakes.

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Is The Australian addicted to Monckton’s denial?

Notorious climate sceptic Christopher Monckton appeared in the opinion pages of The Australian again, claiming that politicians are beginning to privately question the existence of climate change. Graham Readfearn examines the gaping holes in Monckton’s arguments.

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Rundle: Bjørn again? Reshaping the climate change debate

These are strange times for climate change sceptics-deniers. The science is gradually overwhelming them, and more and more sensible people in the centre-right have come to accept it as something which must be treated as real. Now it’s Bjørn Lomborg, writes Guy Rundle.

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Group think: a Crikey graph

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman believes “group think” is at work on climate change. Consider this graph…

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The Monckie of the month

Hey hey it’s the Monckies: Crikey’s new regular competition for the dumbest contribution to the climate change debate. First up: The Oz and their interview with a Bondi beach regular (note, not a climate scientist).

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Abbott to the lunatic fringe: it’s OK, I’m one of you

Tony Abbott’s decision to meet Lord Monckton was contemptible — but smart politics. Abbott is just doing what he has been hired to do: dog-whistle to the extreme right of the party.

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Monckton and Plimer: publish or perish

Climate change sceptics Lord Monckton and Ian Plimer have every right to their opinions. But if they want us to take them seriously, they must submit them to credible peer-reviewed journals, says scientist Alex Cook.

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The stupid adventures of Lord Monckton

3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

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An ideological rather than scientific objection to climate change

Crikey readers weigh in on Clive Hamilton versus Viscount Monckton and his over-egged CV, plus the Taliban in Pakistan and being unAustralian.

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Hamilton: Viscount Monckton of Brenchley’s over-egged CV

One thing’s for sure, Viscount Monckton of Benchley — the “high priest” of climate scepticism soon to tour Australia — does not lack self-belief. His significance on the world stage is enough for him occasionally to forget himself and rewrite his biography.

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The Australian | ENVIRONMENT|

Lord Monckton: Dear Kevin… You’re wrong

Notorious climate change sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton pens a fascinating open letter in The Oz to PM Kevin Rudd saying that it isn’t worth spending taxpayers money on climate change since global warming isn’t real. Ahem. Read the full letter here.

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