If You Think Climategate Has Blown Over, Think Again

Just when Climate Scientists thought the Oxburgh Science Inquiry of the CRU, that didn’t look at the science of CRU (see: http://climateaudit.org/2010/07/01/oxburgh-and-the-jones-admission/ ) and the Muir Russell Inquiry that didn’t Inquire too much about the naughty bits ( see: http://climateaudit.org/2010/07/22/blatant-misrepresentation-by-muir-russell-panel/ ), had made it safe for them to return to business as usual just got a bit of bad news:

31 August 2010

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:

Wednesday 8 September 2010 at 10.30 am

Thatcher Room, House of Commons

The Committee will take evidence from Lord Oxburgh, who headed the International Panel that was set up by the University to assess the integrity of the research published by the Climatic Research Unit.

An oral evidence session with Sir Muir Russell, who headed the Independent Climate Change E-mails Review, will be announced in October.

The sessions will focus on how the two reviews responded to the former committee’s recommendations about the reviews and how they carried out their work

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news/100931-uea-ev-session/

Now for those that have not been following the Climategate aftermath closely might have missed that the Members of the UK Parliament that sat on the committee believe that they had been lied to by UEA and thes supposed “Inquiries:

Parliament was misled and needs to re-examine the Climategate affair thoroughly after the failure of the Russell report, a leading backbench MP told us today.

“It’s not a whitewash, but it is inadequate,” is Labour MP Graham Stringer’s summary of the Russell inquiry report. Stringer is the only member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology with scientific qualifications – he holds a PhD in Chemistry.

Earlier this week the former chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Phil Willis, now Lord Willis, said MPs had been amazed at the “sleight of hand”.

“Oxburgh didn’t go as far as I expected.

The Oxburgh Report looks much more like a whitewash,” Graham Stringer told us.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/09/stringer_on_russell/

Me thinks that Sir Muir Russell and Lord Ron Oxburgh are being called in for a grilling, what happens after that is anyone’s guess but one thing can be said the UK Parliament is not happy about those Inquiries.

h/t Bishop Hill

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