The Royal Society (Motto: Nullius in Verba Unless Itâ€™s About Global Warming In Which Case Weâ€™re Happy To Believe Whatever Unsubstantiated Drivel Weâ€™re Fed By Michael Mann, Phil Jones, et al) has announced whoâ€™ll be chairing its â€œindependentâ€ inquiry into the science behind the Climategate scandal.
And guess what? The man could scarcely be more parti pris if theyâ€™d given the job to Al Gore.
His name is Lord Oxburgh and, as Bishop Hill reports, he is:
- President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association
- Chairman of wind energy firm Falck Renewables
- A member of the Green Fiscal Commission
So the chairman of this â€œindependent panelâ€ has a direct financial interest in the outcome.