Lord Oxburgh (Of the famed Oxburgh non-inquiry of Climategate) was interviewed on Australia’s ABC radio recently
Simon at Australian Climate Madness, has the audio, transcript, and story. Well worth a look and listen for the sheer ineptitude on display.
Bishop Hill comments:
The interviewer is very impressed that an oil industry man is so convinced of AGW. He also seems well informed about Oxburgh’s advisory role to banks and governments. Strangely, however, he doesn’t seem to have picked up that Oxburgh is heavily involved in the renewables industry.
I found this bit interesting, apparently we just don’t have the right breeding and lineage to ask useful questions:
“Most of the allegations that had been made basically by bloggers and others against the UEA, certainly against their honesty and reputation, were really unfounded.”
“[Scientists] were like rabbits in the headlights and they did some stupid things, but they weren’t dishonest and really anything that happened then didn’t reflect on the fundamental science of climate change.”
Josh’s cartoon on Oxburgh is still relevant today:
Readers may recall that Oxburgh spent just 45 hours on the inquiry, much of that at lunches and dinners, and didn’t even ask pertinent questions. See: Lord Oxburgh’s whirlwind whitewash tour