Climate Denial as Humor

As an intellectual, I am embarrassed but must admit I enjoy the humor of Sasha Baron Cohen. So imagine my glee at learning that the most prominent climate denier in Britain, Lord Christopher “Monckton” is yet another creation of Mr. Cohen.

For those of you unfamiliar with “Monckton’s”, he is a prominent Tea Bagger invitee who looks like an aged version of Rowan Atkinson’s “Mr. Bean.”   Mr.’ Cohen’s “Monckton” however is a British Lord, a spokesman for climate denial, and a former aide for Margaret Thatcher.

Among “Monckton’s” most outrageous stunts, he one described the Hitler Youth as a liberal Green organization and proposed that Britain quarantine AIDS patients.

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    Tone can be so difficult to read in text. You do realize that the Cohen thing is the joke. The tv program in the video linked the absurd Monckton and Chohen to be funny. Monckton is not Cohen, but the idea is brilliantly funny.

  2. theaveeditor #

    Sarcasm in the defense of sanity needs to restraint.