Claimed to be an 'independent' review, allegations of bias have been thrown up thick and fast against Review panel member Professor Geoffrey Boulton, local to this parish. Another panel member has already resigned following allegations that he was not independent.
But the Russell review has struck back with this defence (15th February entry) of Professor Boulton.
The defence has in turn been dissected by Steve McIntyre, who also points out that the outlined issues which the enquiry will address appear to have been written by - the controversial Professor Boulton.
Technical and complex though many of the arguments in these links are, we are clearly witnessing a crucial skirmish in the latest round of the climate wars.