Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Yet another enquiry clears warmers of cooking the books

The “independent” panel convened to examine the research published by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, at the centre of the "Climategate" affair, has found there was “no scientific malpractice” involved. Lord Oxburgh, chairman of the panel, is also the current president of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association as well as chairman of wind energy firm Falck Renewables. Of course, having one’s nose very deep in the trough whilst at the same time chairing a panel set up to investigate if the trough really needs continuous filling doesn’t automatically imply any conflict of interest nor any corruption or downright dishonesty, deceit, sleaze, fraud, cheating, immorality, cronyism, gangsterism and gall, but, in Frit’s view, it doesn’t quite imply “independence” either.