Abusing his title? It does give him a forum I suppose, a bit liking being the ex-VP of the USA. Monckton’s academic credentials are a lot better than Al Gore’s (a C minus student in his science classes). More importantly, both Gore and Monckton claim to base their arguments on the peer reviewed work of credible scientists (rather than their own work). That is definitely true for Monckton (he references all his sources), it may even be true for Gore – the very least conlusion a rational person would have to take from Monckton’s video and writings is that the issue of global warming is capable of huge differences of interpretation depending on what scientific reports you subjectively select. Scientific consensus? That is one ‘fact’ in Gore’s version that is unquestionably wrong.