tisdag 23 mars 2010

Scientific Assessment by the Royal Society

On the recommendation of the Royal Society, Lord Oxburgh FRS is to chair a  Scientific Assessment Panel of six scientists to examine the veracity of the science of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.

But the Royal Society is already assessing CRU in its stated support of IPCC, and so is to perform a form of self-examination, which is not the essence of science.

Moreover, Lord Oxburgh is chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables depending on climate change being seen as an urgent problem.

Professor Trevor Davies, UAE pro-vice-chancellor for research, said that the university had been aware of Lord Oxburgh’s business interests but believed that he would lead the panel of six scientists “in an utterly objective way” while making the following excuse:
  • It is unlikely that a group of people who have the necessary experience to assess the science, but have formed no view of their own on global warming, could be found.
In an interview in 2007, Lord Oxburgh said that the threat from global warming was so severe that 
  • it may be that we shall need . . . regulations which impose very severe penalties on people who emit more than specified amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Evidently, Lord Oxburgh has  invested in global warming and so his independence will be questioned...See Another Tainted Inquiry. 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is also supporting IPCC but does not seem to see a need for any reassessment...

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