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Lord Christopher Monckton vs Dr. Richard Denniss on Climate Sensitivity

Posted: June 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   by’s coverage of Lord Christoper Monckton’s presentation in Sun City (here, here, and here, May 28, 2012) could rightly leave some readers feeling we’ve covered only one side of the controversy.  Furthermore, Lord Monckton’s use of humor to present the skeptic’s side of the controversy in an entertaining way could wrongly leave the impression that Lord Monckton is not a serious debater on the subject.

To correct both of these arguable deficiencies, WFP offers the video below, in which Lord Monckton and Dr. Richard Denniss engage in a serious, sometimes-contentious debate on the subject of “climate sensitivity” as it is called in this discussion. The video includes a sharp Q&A session with the audience.  This debate took place in July of 2011 in Australia, and this widely watched YouTube video has scored over 40,000 hits on YouTube as of June, 2012.

David Leeper

David Leeper began writing for in January, 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 44 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.