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Many believe he would be a good CSA because of his grasp of politics.

Sooo much can be read from that single sentence!

Apr 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM | Registered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

On the other hand, Barry, Prof Kelly doesn't have an honourary title and is apparently not a regular on the Today programme.

Where do you put your money?

Apr 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Registered Commentermatthu

Well if Prof Kelly gets the job

That would definitely be the beginning of the end for political CAGW. Ie very critical of CRU, inthe enquiries. And signed the wall street journal 16 scientits article.

Apr 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Whitehall ponders candidates for next chief scientist

Prof Sir Mark Walport, Wellcome Trust

Before joining the Wellcome Trust, Prof Walport was professor of medicine and head of the division of medicine at Imperial College London. Under his stewardship as chief executive, the Wellcome Trust has largely continued to fund high quality medical research. But Prof Walport also believes in getting the basics right and is a passionate advocate of good governance and good infrastructure. As a regular on the Today Programme, he has a proven track record as a good and respected communicator. Many believe he would be a good CSA because of his grasp of politics.

Prof Richard Friend, Cambridge University

Richard Friend is a distinguished professor of physics at the Cavendish Laboratories. He has experience turning theoretical thinking into money-making applications, driving development of innovative electronic devices, notably screens that can be rolled up.

Prof Adrian Smith, Bis

Before becoming a civil servant he was head of mathematics and professor of statistics at Nottingham University. As director-general of science and research at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis), Adrian Smith is the inside candidate in every way. He knows the innermost workings of Whitehall after years of overseeing the spending of the government's £4.6bn research budget - a budget that he is credited with helping to save from deep cuts.

Prof Graham Fleming. University of California, Berkley

A British chemist who has been working in the US for several years. Another world class scientist admired in the research community. Many feel that by being in the US Professor Flemming may have a valuable global perspective on scientific issues.

Prof Sir Roy Anderson, Imperial College London

He has the advantage of being a noted scientist and a Whitehall insider. Prof Anderson is a former scientific adviser at the Ministry of Defence and has guided the government and former chief scientists on the spread of human and animal diseases, such as Sars and Foot and Mouth Disease

Prof Frank Kelly, Cambridge University

Another respected scientist with Whitehall experience. He was scientific adviser to the Department for Transport between 2003-2006. He is credited with making the department one of Whitehall's most effective users of scientific information.

Apr 26, 2012 at 8:04 AM | Registered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

He's back....

Agency plea over climate warning By Roger Harrabin

Leading energy ministers have been told the world is on track for a long-term temperature increase of 6C unless they change their priorities.

The IEA projections are based on work done with the modelling group developing scenarios for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The 2C target is designed to offer an 80% likelihood on best estimates of staying within the 2C threshold.

Apr 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM | Registered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Arctic and Antarctic above average.
I was only going to light my home with renewable fuel to save the bloody cryosphere. I feel such a fool.

Apr 26, 2012 at 12:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

"Warm ocean driving Antarctic ice loss"

Jonathan Amos By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vienna

"BBC News, Vienna" would that be "Vienna cum Salford"?

Just how much more Antarctic ice there would be if it wasn't for all that warm water?

Apr 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand



Thankyou very much for this work!

Apr 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM | Unregistered Commentersankara

Apr 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM | Alan Reed:

According to the Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System, Arctic sea ice is already above average (and has been for a few days):
Given thriving polar bears and increasing sea ice, I recommend you grab those seals while you can.

Apr 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Heavy rain in drought areas leads to flood warnings

Only the Beeb could put out a headline like that without a second thought about why people take the proverbial out of the current corporation as opposed to what it used to be,

Apr 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM | Registered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

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