As the University of East Anglia, BBC, Nature and other global warming advocates attempt to set aside Climategate following the latest inquiry, and press ahead with Operation Sweep it Under the Carpet, for once Lil Lou at the Barclay Brother Beano has done what journalists like Richard Black should do, and scraped just a little deeper for some insight.
Lou Lou has spoken to Graham Stringer, the lone scientific and honourable voice on the Science and Technology Standing Committee, for his assessement of the report:
“It does not say this is the end of the scientific case for global warming but it does say that people at the centre of this research did some very bad science,” he said.
“It is not a whitewash, it is the establishment looking after their own. They are not looking hard enough at what went wrong.”
While Stringer takes the view what we have is not a whitewash, what he says is a serious indictment. They are not looking hard enough because they know what they might find could destroy the reputation of the globally influential Climatic Research Unit. The public is not being served, it is being conned.
And isn’t interesting that while Louise Gray speaks to Stringer and offers unusual balance for her, Richard Black only cites the comments of those with involvement in previous unsatisfactory inquiries. Perhaps its the unique way the BBC is funded that makes such bias by omission possible.