Were some of you waiting with interest to the BP analysis of CRU email promised in the March 20, 2010 meeting of the Muir Russell Team – see here
DE [David Eyton, BP Group Vice President, Research & Technology] presented an analysis (to be published on completion of the Review) of the emails which were the subject of unauthorized release from the UEA.
I, for one, was waiting with eager anticipation for this analysis. Unfortunately, Muir Russell has welshed on his promise and the analysis isn’t in the website documents.
As panelist Norton said at the opening press conference:
Either you or you accept that the process is as open and transparent and, as we discover things, they will put on the record as soon as it can be or you accuse us of covering up.
People sometimes say that I don’t ask for things politely emough ( I disagree.) However, deferring to this criticism, I tried to be especially deferential in my request to the panel for publication of this promised document:
In your minutes of March 22, 2010, you stated:
DE presented an analysis (to be published on completion of the Review) of the emails which were the subject of unauthorized release from the UEA.
I have been unable to locate this document in the documents released on July 7, 2010 and would appreciate it if you would either post this document on your website now that the Review is completed or send it to be. Thank you for your attention.
Since I am sometimes criticized for being insufficiently polite in making this sort of request,
Pretty please with sugar on it,
That didn’t work. The Team has “moved on”.
Many thanks for your email to the Independent Climate Change Emails Review.
Please note that the work of the Review team has now been completed and our final report has been published. As such we will no longer be accepting submissions or responding to questions raised.
With best wishes
The Independent Climate Change Email Review team
I just tried sending it to the “Consultations and Enquiries” email at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, but didn’t say “Pretty please with sugar on it.” I sure hope that they don’t think that I’m being impolite by leaving this out of my request.
Update – July 9
Even though I received an automated response yesterday, that the Team had moved on and will no longer be “responding to questions raised”, today I received the following acknowledgement:
Thank you for your enquiry which we will aim to answer as soon as possible.
Independent Climate Change Email Review team