As part of his $100,000 tour around our great brown land, Christopher Monckton has claimed a great knowledge about the Great Barrier Reef. In an interview with Jon Faine of ABC Radio 774, Monckton claimed that he had a chart which showed that the temperature on the Great Barrier Reef have not changed for 30 years. He even claimed that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority itself had made the measurements itself (a fact disputed by senior GBRMPA scientist David Wachenfeld).
Going with Australia’s leading experts at the Bureau of the Meteorology, nothing could be further from the truth. Sea temperatures in the Coral Sea are marching ever upward (see our posting here). Not even our self-proclaimed marine expert Andrew Bolt can refute this one (unless, of course, there is a massive conspiracy as he claims that involves every Australian scientist that knows anything about sea temperature! Yeh, right Andrew!).
ABC Media Watch also caught up with this fabrication as well. For some amusing and revealing moments see the video above for Monckton’s fabrications or read the transcript here.