As discussed in Episode 3 (28:15 for the relevant bit), John Abraham of St. Thomas University delivered a devastating debunking of Monckton. Monckton initially replied by claiming ad hominem, while launching into ad hominem in the same sentence:
So unusual is this attempt actually to meet us in argument, and so venomously ad hominem are Abraham’s artful puerilities, delivered in a nasal and irritatingly matey tone (at least we are spared his face — he looks like an overcooked prawn), that climate-extremist bloggers everywhere have circulated them and praised them to the warming skies.
Hence the name Prawngate
But now Monckton has gone a step further, asking people to flood Abraham’s university with emails demanding it start a disciplinary inquiry, and threatening to launch a lawsuit. (see here for more).
While Monckton, and his ilk should not be taken seriously, their attempts to silence critics and infringe on their academic freedom must be. That is why I encourage everyone to sign the petition organized by Gareth at Hot Topic, and join the Facebook group.