I was going to refute the Monckton "facts" parroted by Topher, an actor who conned tens of thousands of dollars out of readers of denier blogs, but there are no facts to refute. I can't believe anyone put their name to this 50 to 1 video. I can't even credit Jo Nova would - and she's as batty as they come. It's even worse than the typical Monckton diatribe.
For starters Monckton uses unusual units. The science is kaput and so divorced from reality you'd think he was talking about a planet in a far off universe. On the "economics" he assumes Australia is the only country to price carbon, which is a pile of nonsense. We were late to the party. For another thing he assumes no benefits. And then he makes up a pile of numbers out of thin air. None of it makes any sense at all. It's utter garbage. Full of wrong numbers. Full of fake references. I picked out a couple of quotes from the video in my previous article if you're interested.
Did I say it's a pile of codswallop? Topher will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Deniers are bloody barmy.
If anyone wants to read the Monckton diatribe it I've put the document up on google docs here, so neither Topher nor Watts will get any hits.
So far the response on WUWT has been underwhelming. Anthony posted his article about seven and a half hours ago and so far only 30 responses. There might be a few more as people in the USA wake up and start bashing away at their keyboards. There aren't too many tweets either. (An article bashing Professor Mann or John Cook gets a much more vigourous response and at no cost to deniers.) The youtube video has around 1700 hits FWIW.
The deniers who have written comments reckon they got their moneys worth. Goodness knows why. I guess they like coloured cartoons.
Sorry to disappoint you all. But truly. There is nothing to refute. It's a dogs breakfast.
Oh, there is a heap of very long one hour videos with the various interviewees, too. It would take someone of much sterner stuff than I'm made of to wade through those. I'll just list the deniers interviewed and if any are familiar to you then you can guess what they say.
- "Jo Nova" and her partner her partner David Evans.
- Anthony Watts - oops, sorry wrong one - it's this Anthony Watts
- Donna Laframboise
- Marc Morano
- Fred Singer
- Henry Ergas
Give me insects any day :)
PS A humorous note, the mods at WUWT weren't briefed on WUWT fund-raising for the Topher video atrocity. This from the tips on WUWT.
Tom in Texas says:
September 1, 2013 at 7:02 pmThe 50 : 1 website & video is now up at:
[You have not explained what the 50:1 project is, and why Anthony should spend his time researching your link. Mod]