It is Important to Call Foul on One's Allies as Well, and This From Christopher Monkton is Bad Stuff
Christopher Monkton has been a very public supporter of the climate skeptic position. I think he sometimes gets his science wrong, but he is glib and entertaining and by his position as peer of the realm he gets media space not available to many of us.
But this is bad, bad, bad. He is calling for using British libel law against an alarmist who merely disagrees. I have not problem with most of his factual defenses of Richard Lindzen. But the points he labels "lies" are more accurately described as areas where people disagree on data source and interpretation. Turning this into libel, under the egregiously onerous British libel laws, is a terrible precedent.
The climate debate is already over-full with vilification and ad hominem attacks. The last thing we need is to throw British courts into the equation.