Reader ZT has pointed to a video (see here) in which Geoffrey Boulton, erstwhile “contributor to G8 preparatory and Intergovernmental Panels on climate change”, opens a Coca Cola bottling plant in Romania, identified this time as the “UK Govt’s Chief Adviser on Climate Change”.
I’m all in favor of energy efficient plants and have no objection to Geoffrey Boulton cutting ribbons here and there, as sort of a scientific Queen Mom.
But let’s remember what Muir Russell promised the beleaguered University of East Anglia:
“I agreed very willingly to Professor Acton’s request to undertake this Independent Review. Given the nature of the allegations it is right that someone who has no links to either the University or the Climate Science community looks at the evidence and makes recommendations based on what they find.”
Someone who is billed at the openings of Coca Cola plants in Romania as the ‘UK Govt’s Chief Adviser on Climate Change’ hardly fits Muir Russell’s promise of having “no links to either the University or the Climate Science community”.
The University of East Anglia already has a hard enough time dealing with problems created by CRU. By betraying Russell’s promise to the university community, Russell and Boulton are being profoundly unfair to not only the staff, but the students of the university.