The oral evidence sessions for the Parliamentary Inquiry into CRU have been announced.
Monday 1 March 2010
3.00pm The Rt Hon the Lord Lawson of Blaby, Chairman, and Dr Benny Peiser, Director, Global Warming Policy Foundation
3.30pm Richard Thomas CBE, former Information Commissioner
4.00pm Professor Edward Acton, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia and Professor Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit
4.40pm Sir Muir Russell, Head of the Independent Climate Change E-Mails Review
5.00pm Professor John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Julia Slingo OBE, Chief Scientist, Met Office, and Professor Bob Watson, Chief Scientist, Defra
I suppose that the best one can say is that at least sceptics are going to be heard for half an hour, but to me this looks like a determined attempt by the committee to hear only the message it wants to hear. None of the people who were actually involved in dealings with the CRU, who were involved in the nitty gritty of trying to extract information from them, the people who were insulted and abused in the CRU emails, the people who understand the technicalities of "Mike's Nature trick" and hiding the decline, none of these people will actually get a say. They are left outside in the cold.
Why would our elected representatives want to hear from people who actually know something about what went on?