Skip to comments.Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)
Posted on 02/05/2014 7:22:18 PM PST by Texas Fossil
Lord Monckton invites ‘Chazza’ to spar over ‘unroyal’ global-warming remark
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,
Clarence House, London.
Your Royal Highness recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion on climatic apocalypse in uncomplimentary and unroyal terms as headless chickens mark the end of our constitutional monarchy and a return to the direct involvement of the Royal Family, in the Person of our future king, no less, in the cut and thrust of partisan politics.
Now that Your Royal Highness has offered Your Person as fair game in the shootout of politics, I am at last free to offer two options. I need no longer hold back, as so many have held back, as Your Royal Highness interventions in politics have become more frequent and less acceptable in their manner as well as in their matter.
Option 1. Your Royal Highness will renounce the Throne forthwith and for aye. Those remarks were rankly party-political and were calculated to offend those who still believe, as Your Royal Highness plainly does not, that the United Kingdom should be and remain a free country, where any subject of Her Majesty may study science and economics, may draw his conclusions from his research and may publish the results, however uncongenial the results may be.
The line has been crossed. No one who has intervened thus intemperately in politics may legitimately occupy the Throne. Your Royal Highness arrogant and derogatory dismissiveness towards the near-50 percent of your subjects who no longer follow the New Religion is tantamount to premature abdication. Goodnight, sweet prince. No more Your Royal Highness.
Hi, there, Chazza! You are a commoner now, just like most of Her Majestys subjects. You will find us a cheerfully undeferential lot. Most of us dont live in palaces, and none of us goes everywhere with his own personalized set of monogrammed white leather lavatory seat covers.
The United Kingdom Independence Party, which until recently I had the honor to represent in Scotland, considers on the best scientific and economic evidence that the profiteers of doom are unjustifiably enriching themselves at our expense.
For instance, even the unspeakable Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has accepted advice from me and my fellow expert reviewers that reliance upon ill-constructed and defective computer models to predict climate was a mistake. Between the pre-final and final drafts of the Fifth Assessment Report, published late last year, the Panel ditched the models and substituted its own expert assessment that in the next 30 years the rate of warming will be half what the models predict.
In fact, the dithering old fossils in white lab coats with leaky Biros sticking out of the front pocket now think the rate of warming over the next 30 years could be less than in the past 30 years, notwithstanding an undiminished increase in the atmospheric concentration of plant food. Next time you talk to the plants, ask them whether they would like more CO2 in the air they breathe. Their answer will be Yes.
The learned journals of economics are near-unanimous in saying it is 10-100 times costlier to mitigate global warming today than to adapt to its supposedly adverse consequences the day after tomorrow.
Besides, in the realm that might have been yours there has been no change none at all in mean surface temperature for 25 full years. So if you are tempted to blame last years cold winter (which killed 31,000 before their time) or this years floods (partly caused by the Environment Agencys mad policy of returning dozens of square miles of the Somerset Levels to the sea) on global warming, dont.
You got your science and economics wrong. And you were rude as well. And you took sides in politics. Constitutionally, thats a no-no. Thronewise, mate, youve blown it.
On the other hand, we Brits are sport-mad. So here is option 2. I am going to give you a sporting second chance, Charlie, baby.
You see, squire, you are no longer above politics. Youve toppled off your gilded perch and now youre in it up to your once-regal neck. So, to get you used to the idea of debating on equal terms with your fellow countrymen, Im going to give you a once-in-a-reign opportunity to win back your Throne in a debate about the climate. The motion: Global warming is a global crisis. You say it is. I say it isnt.
Well hold the debate at the Cambridge Union, for Cambridge is your alma mater and mine. You get to pick two supporting speakers and so do I. We can use PowerPoint graphs. The Grand Debate will be televised internationally over two commercial hours. We let the world vote by phone, before and after the debate. If the vote swings your way, you keep your Throne. Otherwise, see you down the pub.
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
I absolutely love Lord Monckton's way of expressing himself. He really enjoys mocking the (arrogant) Prince.
But he has long been a Science Advisor to the Queen herself. I think the Prince would be well advised to shut his mouth and be quiet about this Scam called AGW.
Not a chance. As major stockholders in BP, the British Royals are among the most generous supporters of Green hustlers. Indeed, they had a lot to do with making it a global racket in controlling access to resources for fun and profit.
I agree with Lord Monckton about Charles. I’ve always thought Charles was not worthy of inheriting the throne from the queen.
“Global warming” is now a knee slapping, belly laugh joke. What a political attempt to control free enterprise. Go to hell.,
Your point well taken, and illustrated.
Thanks. I agree.
“The Prince” is late in the game. Oregon’s then royal governor Kulingoski fired the state climatologist years ago for questioning AGW
The purpose of Science is to find the truth.
We used to use Cause and Effect, The Scientific Method and a large dose of skepticism.
Today we settle for what a politician can infer from Statistics, Null Hypothesis Testing, and voting.
A Scientist tries to prove his idea wrong, and failing to do so he/she is duty bound to ask his/her peers to prove his idea wrong.
After a large number of objective, independent testing of all assumptions, speculations and variables in the idea, it moves from an idea to a speculation to an hypothesis.
IF the peer Scientists cannot objectively prove the idea wrong, THEN a few frustrated peer Scientists will begrudgingly admit that the hypothesis should be tentatively raised to the rare and lofty level of a Theory.
Since the Global Warming Speculation has no known Cause and Effect, it thus remains where it began - - - as an unscientific speculation that is popular with Social Engineers.
Yep, a global tax power grab.
I so despise the lying UN and it’s vile global plotters.
The question is does anyone want to stop this?
an upper class twit of the first magnitude
Yes, the new Prime Minister Anthony Abbott in Australia is doing exactly that. He knows it is a total scam.
This is about imposing a global tax for a few despots use.
Don’t think it would be a fair intellectual fight. Monckton would likely overwhelm Prince Charles who’s not known for intelligence.
Thanks for the pic.
I wonder if Charles even has the wits to comprehend what Lord Monckton just said to him.
No, he is a dummy.
I think the Queen will eventually see through this. Charles is not up to the job.
That was beautifully written. Kudos.
I think you're right. Obviously, she knows her son better than any other person. A lot of folks think it's one reason she's stayed on the throne so long.
I don't know how much control the Queen has over the succession, but Charles really needs to just pass the baton onto his son William and retire gracefully (if the moron can possibly manage it).
Prince Charles is at the top of his intelligent arc when his mouth is closed and yet he continues to lower the bar by talking.
Succession is a serious problem with Monarchies over time. Even Monarchies with somewhat limited power suffer from this.
I haven’t much use for such Rulers.
There are those here on FR that defend Monarchies. Yes, it is hard to believe in this day and time. But it is so.
Privately held companies can have the same problem. I worked for 2 such companies. One is gone, the other is still strong and 150 years old. But each leadership change has it’s challenges.
The debate should be held immediately and it should be held outdoors.
At how many paces?
Or did you mean in a snow storm? hee hee hee
It is even cold in Texas. Forecast calls for 8 deg. F. tonight here in the rolling plains.
Chazza couldn’t win a debate with a headless chicken.
bwaahaaHAA. gotta love it.
Monckton could in 3 minutes flat, take him on any subject Charles cared to spout off about. But 2 hours of AGW discussion sounds like the sort of good pummeling fun I would love to see.
Perhaps some other
Global Warming "Climate Change" wind-bag will step into the breech.
Monckton has been demonstrating (marching) back-and-forth in front of their various castles (first the ivory-towers now increasingly tinged a sickening green) for years, and now, the castle-fort of the intellectually lightweight, pansy Prince Charles.
He's daring them all. But where are they? COWARDS, the lot of them.
But the Viscount would spring for the pub-tab, I would venture, regardless of outcome of the debate. Could we say that about those who don't dare face him? I will also venture that the answer to that would be a double "hell no".
well the English do enjoy beheading their kings with names starting with Charles..
Otherwise, see you down the pub.
Charles will stand the Cherry Brandies...
The Prince will bring Al Gore and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Aw, shucks - - - - . thanks.
It seems obvious that the queen long ago decided Charles should not be king. If she had a competent successor, she would have abdicated long ago. She seems determined to remain queen until such time Charles becomes physically/mentally unfit for the job.
William will be the great king his father never could be.
It is interesting that Lord Monckton and his father before him were valued advisers to the Royal family. The Queen listens to him and apparently appreciates his advice.
The whole Monarchy think stinks to me. But of the Monarchs I have observed in my lifetime, the Queen of England is a classy lady.
But true and I suspect he knows it.
It would be fun to watch if the prince was stupid enough to accept.
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