Over at Sonicfrog, our correspondent looks into one of the reviews supposedly clearing “climate science of any wrongdoing in the Climategate scandal.” He finds that, well, their inquiry was quite selective:
We already knew that the very small list of papers that were reviewed by the Oxburgh panel, twelve to be precise, were cherry-picked to provide as little damning evidence as possible – none of the papers reviewed were those that skeptics have issues with. We already knew that NOT ONE SKEPTIC of note was interviewed to discuss possible issues to be looked into. Well, now we find out that the papers that were chosen, were not only chosen by the University being investigated, East Anglia, but were given final approval by the very same Dr. Phil Jones, the man at the center of the entire Climategate controversy.
Read the whole thing. To paraphrase Sonicfrog, wonder how Congress would react if BP were allowed to select the sites a commission investigated its safety record was allowed to investigate.