Many others have mentioned the recent grilling of Lord Monckton by Australian radio commentator Adam Spencer. (Here’s a good one by Moth at New Anthropocene.) Spencer grilled him about claiming to be a member of Parliament, about misinterpreting scientific literature, about claiming to be a Nobel laureate, and so on. The bit about claiming to be a Nobel laureate caught my eye, because although Monckton claims it was a joke, Spencer asked him why this claim is so widespread on the Internet. Monckton replied that it wasn’t on any website he has control of. Of course, as Moth and others have pointed out, the Science and Public Policy Institute (sppinstitute.org–I’m not kidding) website has a bio of Monckton that makes this claim, and Monckton is the “Chief Policy Advisor” for SPPI.
Well, I have a juicy little tidbit to add to the mix. In April of last year, I personally informed Bob Ferguson (president of SPPI) about his organization’s complicity in Monckton’s résumé padding in an e-mail conversation.