Lord Christopher Monckton on Copenhagen Treaty
On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation in St. Paul, MN. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. Lord Monckton served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.
There has been considerable debate raised about Monckton’s conclusion that the Copenhagen Treaty would cede US sovereignty. His comments appear to be based upon his interpretation of the The Supremacy Clause in the US Constitution (Article VI, paragraph 2). This clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. TREATIES as the supreme law of the land. Concerns have been raised in the past that a particularly ambitious treaty may supersede the US Constitution. In the 1950s, a constitutional amendment, known as the Bricker Amendment, was proposed in response to such fears, but it failed to pass. You can read more about the Bricker Amendment in a 1953 Time Magazine article.
- Click here to Lord Monckton’s entire 95-minute speech in which he utterly destroys the so-called ‘science’ behind global warming (you can follow his power point with this pdf).
- Click here to read a draft copy of the treaty.
- Click here to see Obama’s speech to the UN on Climate Change.
One of the highest priorities of the current federal administration is to pass legislation limiting greenhouse gases emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels, based on the belief that reducing these emissions will lead to measurable declines in global temperatures. A bill to implement this policy, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, passed the House earlier this year by a narrow margin and, on September 30, the Senate Committee released its version of the bill, named the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.
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