The Muir Russell website states of its panel:
None have any links to the Climatic Research Unit, or the United Nations’ Independent Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More information about each of the review team members can be found in the Biographies section.
lectr then reader Sch of Environmental Science UEA 1968-86 … Univ of Edinburgh: regius prof of geology and mineralogy 1986-2008… gen sec RSE [Royal Society of Edinburgh] 2007-; contrib to numerous books and papers in glaciology, Polar science and global environmental change…
Muir Russell asked his listeners to accept that they were “independent” because – Muir Russell looking straight into the camera and saying “we are independent” and re-iterated on their webpage that “none have any links to the Climatic Research Unit”.
But the Inquiry bio left out Boulton’s 18 years of employment at the University of East Anglia.
I understand that climate scientists think that leaving out adverse information is a “good way to deal with a problem”, but people who aren’t climate scientists think that it’s a trick.
Update: Discussion of Boulton at The Scotsman here.
Prof Boulton said he had been open about having worked at the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA between 1968 and 1986. “Since then, I have had no professional contact with the University of East Anglia or the Climatic Research Unit,” he said.