We have a double feature today. Josh and The One.
Josh writes: This is a tribute to Graham Stringer MP who is I hope going to be
very famous for this paragraph …
|“There are proposals to increase worldwide taxation by up to a trillion dollars on the basis of climate science predictions. This is an area where strong and opposing views are held. The release of the e-mails from CRU at the University of East Anglia and the accusations that followed demanded independent and objective scrutiny by independent panels. This has not happened. The composition of the two panels has been criticised for having members who were over identified with the views of CRU. Lord Oxburgh as President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and Chairman of Falck Renewable appeared to have a conflict of interest. Lord Oxburgh himself was aware that this might lead to criticism. Similarly Professor Boulton as an ex colleague of CRU seemed wholly inappropriate to be a member of the Russell panel. No reputable scientist who was critical of CRU’s work was on the panel, and prominent and distinguished critics were not interviewed. The Oxburgh panel did not do as our predecessor committee had been promised, investigate the science, but only looked at the integrity of the researchers. With the exception of Professor Kelly’s notes other notes taken by members of the panel have not been published. This leaves a question mark against whether CRU science is reliable. The Oxburgh panel also did not look at CRU’s controversial work on the IPPC which is what has attracted most [serious] allegations. Russell did not investigate the deletion of e-mails. We are now left after three investigations without a clear understanding of whether or not the CRU science is compromised.”|
…which he put forward as an amendment to the SciTech Report – see page 39,
for the UK Parliamentary SciTech review of the Climategate inquiries.
And this political cartoon was submitted in response to last night’s State of the Union speech by president Obama. Will the AGW proponents start using the “D” word for O?
As distasteful as that word is, many skeptics have been branded “deniers” for not taking climate as seriously as some people want. Will the greens now throw Obama under the bus in 2012 for not even mentioning climate in his speech?