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Okay, global warming. The general consensus is it's our own damn fault, and if we don't stop spewing out greenhouse gases, we're headed for disaster.
Well, that's one side of the story. The Al Gore side, you could say. But there's a growing camp out there, that suggests Gore and company are full of it. Lord Christopher Monckton is in that camp.
Monckton isn't a scientist. He was trained as a journalist, and was high up at some pretty big British papers. He also was a close advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. So, how'd he get into the global warming thing?
Well apparently, a few years ago, Monckton was recovering from an illness, and to pass the time, he decided to get into the science of climate change. In 2006, he wrote an article called 'Climate Chaos? Don't Believe It'. Monckton says the earth's temperature won't rise nearly as much as we've been told, and that we don't have much to do with global warming. He says all the scientific evidence we hear about - is flawed. And so is Gore's Oscar-winning film - 'An Inconvenient Truth.'
In fact, Monckton challenged Gore to a debate in 2007. Gore didn't bite. But that hasn't stopped Monckton. He trashes Gore for his stance on global warming - to anyone who'll listen.