Monckton’s Schenectady showdown

“Monckton vanquishes Union College “Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds.”

WUWT reports:

The news that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university’s environmentalists into a turmoil. The campus environmentalists set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own immediately following Monckton’s lecture. There is no debate about global warming, they announced. There is a consensus. The science is settled. Their meeting would be addressed by professors and PhDs, the “true” scientists, no less. Sparks, it seemed, were gonna fly.

Traveling with Lord Monckton on the East Coast leg of his current whistle-stop tour of the US and Canada, I was looking forward to documenting the Schenectady showdown. I have had the pleasure of listening to His Lordship at previous campus events. He is at his best when confronted by a hostile audience. The angrier and more indignant they are, the more he seems to like it.

The Union Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) sponsored the lecture, which was video streamed by CampusReform.org (where a video recording is available). The afternoon of the event, Lord Monckton appeared on the CFACT leaders’ hour-long weekly show on the Union College radio station. As a result, that evening 200 people packed a campus lecture theater to hear Lord Monckton speak…

Read the entire report.

4 thoughts on “Monckton’s Schenectady showdown”

  1. A good read. Just don’t expect to debate your favorite warmist to silence. They think they win by being the last ones left talking regardless of content.

  2. The typical college student, in particular liberal arts majors, have to think the way it is cool to be part of their generation. Thus we have the majority of college students thinking burning fossil fuels will incinerate the world. The lecture described is brilliant. I think one item Lord Moncton could bring up is debt owed by college students today. From what I have heard on PBS radio is 23 million college students owe $900 billion on student loans for an average of $40 thousand. I have no doubt the ones who owe the most are the ones who will say they believe in CAGW. Ask them if $8 a gallon gas and 40 cents per kilowatt-hour electricity will make it easier for them to pay off the loans.

  3. “There is a consensus”. That’s just the fancy way to say “Everyone else believes it.” How childish.

  4. Back in the 1630’s we had consensus in academia, backed by the church , that the sun orbited the earth. A scientist named Galileo said that, no, it was the other way around. For that he was turned over to the Inquisition and placed under house arrest for the rest of his life. This is what should happen to Lord Monckton, by gosh. He’s a meanie and must be silenced.

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