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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:16 PM
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Spencer, Monckton Admit Anthropogenic Warming Is Real At Thinly-Attended Skeptics' Press Event
The British peer is in Cancun Mexico to be a voice of reason in a sea of madness at the United Nations climate change talks. In lucrative tours of the American lecture circuit and on prime time television, he is promoted as exposing the myth of global warming.

However Lord Monckton admitted the world is warming as a result of mankinds activities. "Some warming is to be accepted as a result of our activities but on balance not very much, he said. In a bizarre press conference attended by a handful of journalists and a climate sceptic activist dressed in a polar bear suit with a sign reading I am fine, Lord Monckton spoke out about his theories on climate change.

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Instead he said the world should focus on adaptation to any changes in climate as they occur and in supplying electricity to the poorest communities. To try to stop this problem by cutting carbon is like King Canute trying to stop the tide, he said.

Lord Monckton was introduced as the Lord of the climate sceptics during the conference arranged by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow(CFACT), a US free-market think tank, that has taken funds from oil companies in the past.

Dr Roy Spencer, a former scientist for Nasa who is now at the University of Alabama, also said the world is getting hotter but there is not yet enough knowledge of climate variability to say how much of the warming is man made. After first insisting he was not sponsored by the fossil fuel lobby, he said it was irresponsible to force poor countries to shift to expensive technologies like solar and wind when there is still uncertainty about climate change.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatecha...
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:31 PM
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1. "Humans are only causing a little of the Global Warming which isn't happening!"
They have to make up their minds first. Good luck with that!

--d!
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:05 AM
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2. Spencer has always maintained it existed, just questioned the forcings, and tried to come up with...
...alternate theories that might make it no big deal.
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