Memorandum submitted by Peter Sinclair
I refer to your comments which appeared in the
Daily Telegraph on 23 January.
"There are a significant number of climate
deniers, who are basically using the UEA emails to support the
case this is poor science. We do not believe this is healthy and
therefore we want to call in the UEA so that the public can see
what they are saying."
I find your brief statement very disturbing
in several respects.
It is very offensive to describe as "deniers"
those who do not believe that carbon dioxide is the primary cause
of climate change. This lays bare your prejudice.
You do not believe that such scientific scepticism
is healthy. Scepticism and debate should be at the heart of the
scientific process, which is why peer review is so important.
It is a pity that this process was corrupted by CRU.
You want to call in the UEA so that the public
can see what they are saying. So, this so-called enquiry is actually
designed to be a public stage for AGW and UEA propaganda to convince
the public that the science is not rotten after all. Is this what
you meant by that comment?
I'm sure that the UEA and its cronies will be
very supportive to try to safeguard the many millions of dollars
of funding that the CRU has generated. The public is well informed
(though not by the MSM and not ever by the BBC) so I think any
banging of the AGW drum will further erode their low opinion of
Does the rest of your committee share your view
of the topic?
I initially welcomed the involvement of your
committee and I was planning a contribution, but now I don't see