Posts Tagged ‘climategate inquiries’

Sir John B and the IPCC

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Source: Bishop Hill

As readers no doubt know, I have previously obtained a great deal of Sir John Beddington’s correspondence around the Climategate affair. As evidence of Sir John’s involvement in setting up the whitewashes grows, I started to wonder about the information that Sir John’s office had said they had withheld for one reason or another. In particular I wondered what was covered by this:

* various internal advice from Government Office for Science and other officials to Sir John regarding the UEA incident and the establishment of the independent reviews, and advising on aspects of the handling of this from the viewpoint of the Government and his personal role.

Since there is a presumption in favour of disclosure, I decided to appeal the decision to withhold and I have now received some further information. (more…)

Killing the green wave

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Source:Toronto Sun

by By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN

Most people understand what an independent public inquiry is.

Except climate scientists and politicians.

In a public inquiry, a third party with no interest in the outcome — typically a judge — is appointed by government with a mandate to investigate an issue of public concern.

The inquiry has its own legal counsel, investigators and budget.

It has the power to compel witnesses to testify publicly, to cross-examine them, to demand documents and call in outside experts.

By that standard, the three official “inquiries” into “Climategate” — the last of which recently “exonerated” scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) — again were farces. (more…)

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