Move Along Folks
Posted by Jeff Id on September 16, 2010
Steve McIntyre got an answer as to who chose the papers to review for the Oxburgh report — Turns out it was Trevor Davies.
He’s got a gorgeous quote up from Oxburgh himself trying to explain that the small detail of which papers needed to be reivewed as representitive of UEA work slipped his otherwise razor sharp attention.
Q – Right. Can you tell us how did you choose the 11 publications?
Ox- We didn’t choose the 11 publications. They were basically what… We needed something that would be provide a pretty good introduction to work of the unit as it had evolved over the years. The publications were suggested to us came via the university and by the royal society, I believe. We feel ..let me just emphasize..they were just a start… because all of us were novices in this area, we all felt that they were a very good introduction – we moved on. We looked at other publications… we asked for raw materials, things of that kind. The press made quite a meal out of the choice of publications. For anyone on the panel, this all seems over the top. It didn’t have that significance.
Q – there are two things that arise out of that. It was a small unit. Are you saying that Jones, the subject of the investigation, chose the papers that were to be investigated… and that it wasn’t the panel or royal Society?
Ox – No suggestion Jones chose them,
Q – Where did they come from?
Ox- I believe they came … I suspect that that the […] involved was Professor Liss who was acting head of the unit who’d been brought in from outside the unit…he’s been an chemical oceanographer who is broadly interested in area. he in consultation with people with royal society and maybe others outside the unit who had some familiarity.
Q -So the list did not come from the unit – you’Re absolutely categorical ?
Ox – Well I cant
Q – So the list did not come from CRU?
Ox – I can’t prove a negative. There’s absolutely no indication that it did.
Q – Your publicity said that it came from royal society. The Panel given list before royal society asked.
Ox – I… Not as far as I know. You Might be right but I don’t believe so. No certainly I don’t think that can be true.
Gawd this is funny, it turns out that Trevor Davies was picked to choose the papers which might clear up any conceivable problems in the UEA emails AKA climategate. The boys set up a ‘review committee’ on UEA honesty and asked the ex UEA team to provide the data for the review while simultaneously ignoring any information from critics.
At the time of “hide the decline” Davies, was none other than the Dean of the School of Environmental Sciences of the UEA. The big dog, the man in charge.
From email – 925823304.txt
Professor Trevor D. Davies
Dean, School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
It is really funny to see the lengths they went to just to say — Climate Science Exonerated!!
IMHO, Governments and institutions are like children. Sometimes they need to learn to admit failure and change behavior.