Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Lord Christopher Monckton
(born February 14, 1952) is a British
politician and chief policy advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute. He spent a career in journalism, working as an editor for the Catholic
newspaper, The Universe, and then a managing editor for The Sunday Telegraph’s Magazine. Monckton served as a policy advisor for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
from 1982 to 1986. After serving as a consulting editor for the Evening Standard, he became a business
consultant, launching his own specialist consultancy company. In 1999, Monckton invented the eternity puzzle, an enormously difficult geometric jigsaw puzzle consisting of 209 pieces made from equilateral triangles and half-triangles. In 2006, he inherited his peerage title through the death of his father.
Monckton has received attention for his scepticism of man-made global warming, and has published articles criticizing climate change opinions. After U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe wrote a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil asking him to stop funding scientists who reject global warming, Lord Monckton wrote a letter to the senators reminding them of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and called on them to reverse their position or resign.