Climate Denial Event Gets Derailed, Then Speaker Goes Unhinged

“Have you seen the video of the youth climate activists crashing the global warming denier event?” a coworker asked me this morning in the break room. He laughed and shook his head, adding, “I almost felt bad for the Americans for Prosperity guy.”

Americans for Prosperity (formerly known as “Citizens for A Sound Economy”) is one of the country’s best-funded global warming denial groups, with “Citizens for A Sound Economy” receiving at least $380,250 from ExxonMobil. But the vast majority of its funding came from foundations supported by Koch Industries, the largest privately-owned dirty energy company in the U.S. (and one of America’s biggest polluters).

AFP had hoped to get their climate denial message webcast to over 40 events back here in the United States. Instead, those events witnessed students demanding clean energy — and one of the AFP speakers coming unhinged, with Lord Christopher Monckton (the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley) venomously insulting the climate activists as “Hitler Youth”:

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