Some interesting new information on the formation of the Oxburgh Panel has come as a result of Andrew Montford continuing to appeal and dig. See here and here. The formation of the Oxburgh Panel seems to have been a somewhat hurried response to a dismal press conference on Feb 4, with Alan Thorpe of NERC […]
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Please read the preceding post on Yamal background before today’s post discussing the handling of Yamal/Polar Urals by the Oxburgh “Inquiry”. The Oxburgh and Muir Russell are particularly disquieting when one closely examines their handling of Yamal and Polar Urals, the issues that were most strongly highlighted in my own submission and that were most […]
Stringer (at about 9.53) observed: A lot of the papers that the controversy was about – the multiproxy papers – were not included. Trevor Davies answered: I will dispute that. Trevor Davies then proceeded to make a lengthy statement that did not, in fact, contradict Stringer’s point that the multiproxy papers in the most controversy […]
Who recommended Oxburgh to chair the Science Appraisal Panel? Who indeed? In their press statement announcing the “Science” Appraisal Panel, the University of East Anglia stated: His [Oxburgh's] appointment has been made on the recommendation of the Royal Society, which has also been consulted on the choice of the six distinguished scientists who have been […]
Almost none of Oxburgh’s testimony to the Science and technology Committee can be taken at face value. Even on something as simple as climate background of Lisa Graumlich and Kerry Emanuel, Oxburgh’s statements to the committee were untrue.
In response to a question asking Oxburgh about criticisms that the report – all five of pages of it – appeared “rushed and superficial”, Oxburgh described how the panel had patiently stayed in Norwich to see the project through. Oxburgh (my approximate transcript at about 10:51 time on program): After we had done all the […]
Notice of the Oxburgh hearing is here at 10.30 am UK time ( 5.30 am Eastern). The Science and Technology Committee will hold an oral evidence session following-up to the previous committee’s report on the disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The session will be on […]
A bombshell from the Oxburgh “inquiry”.
It’s hard to restrain snark when considering an email like the following: Oxburgh – “We all understood how and why this happened”. OK, then wouldn’t it have been worthwhile reporting how and why this happened? Isn’t that would inquiries are supposed to do? Oxburgh: “it’s just not fair to blame this on CRU!” Boo hoo. […]
In response to my inquiry asking for a copy of any document setting out the terms of reference of the inquiry, Lord Oxburgh stated: I am afraid that I am not able to be very helpful as none of the documents about which you inquire exists. And later: The only written record, apart from any […]