The Heartland Institute held its 7th International Conference on Climate Change a couple weeks ago in Chicago. It wasn’t very well attended, and many of those who showed up were not actual scientists. Unlike an actual scientific conference, those with dissenting views and who were willing to publicly criticize Heartland’s “research” were not invited. So it was gathering of good old boys who reinforced one another’s beliefs and biases (e.g. the idea that scientists who accept the reality of global warming have a lot in common with the Unibomber).
The 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, was the biggest celebrity in attendance. In a case of life imitating art, he put on a Borat act. To the audible delight of his audience, he showed a fake Hawaiian birth certificate and claimed to be a US citizen.
Peter Sinclair captured the hilarity in his own inimitable way.
Finally, to see the art that life is now imitating, this send-up of the “Lord” is worth watching.