“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
-Saul Alinsky’s Rule #13-
Lord Monckton, a climate change expert, was at Schenectady’s Union College, where he was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture. And the campus environmentalists were in a turmoil and set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own right after Monckton’s lecture. Their idea was, that there is no debate about global warming but there “is a consensus.” The science is settled. According to them anyway.
If you read Alinsky’s quote above, you can see this exact thing happening with Lord Monckton and his lecture, with that blonde tart that kept screaming at him, “There is a Concensus!”
He came back at her with a great answer, but, he should have confronted her and asked her to explain that “concensus”. Cause I bet she couldn’t.
Here is some of what did happen though, taken from WUWT:
As they filed in, Lord Monckton was chatting contentedly to a quaveringly bossy woman with messy blonde hair who was head of the college environmental faction. Her group had set up a table at the door of the auditorium, covered in slogans scribbled on messy bits of recycled burger boxes held together with duct tape (Re-Use Cardboard Now And Save The Planet). “There’s a CONSENSUS!” she shrieked.
“That, Madame, is intellectual baby-talk,” replied Lord Monckton. Had she not heard of Aristotle’s codification of the commonest logical fallacies in human discourse, including that which the medieval schoolmen would later describe as the argumentum ad populum, the headcount fallacy? From her reddening face and baffled expression, it was possible to deduce that she had not. Nor had she heard of the argumentum ad verecundiam, the fallacy of appealing to the reputation of those in authority.
Lord Monckton was shown a graph demonstrating a superficially close correlation between CO2 concentration and temperature over the past 150,000 years. Mildly, he asked, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Was it CO2 concentration that changed first, or temperature that changed first, driving the changes in CO2 concentration?”
The student clutching the graph mumbled that it was impossible to tell, and nobody really knew.
These people who believe that Global warming is going to kill us all, and that mankind is the main blame for it, hear something from someone that on the surface makes sense, without looking into the facts of it, and they run with it. Kind of like running with scissors, and if they are confronted, the scissors go the wrong way. Lord Monckton hit her with a fact and she didn’t know how to handle it except to shout out again, ‘There is a concensus!’
The best thing to do, is go to the article that I linked above and read it. It is a little lengthy, but it does show how Lord Monckton baffled even the professors with facts, that didn’t show them what they believed. It is great. I love reporting about people like Lord Monckton. He is a good man to have on our side.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.