Saturday, January 2, 2010

So, how's the UK Met Office's prediction of a mild winter, with temps above average going?

Okay, anybody who watches the news (even here in Australia) knows the answer to that question.

The Met Office has yet again embarrassed itself with a prediction of warmer than average weather that has proven to be laughably wrong.

Well, I can laugh from the 'comfort' of a hot summer's day here in Oz anyway.

But these predictions that prove to be wrong aren't the point.

It isn't incompetence on the part of the Met Office which is causing this, as Christopher Booker from The Telegraph points out:
What is not generally realised is that the UK Met Office has been, since 1990, at the very centre of the campaign to convince the world that it faces catastrophe through global warming. (Its website now proclaims it to be "the Met Office for Weather and Climate Change".) Its then-director, Dr John Houghton, was the single most influential figure in setting up the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the chief driver of climate alarmism. Its Hadley Centre for Climate Change, along with the East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU), was put in charge of the most prestigious of the four official global temperature records. In line with IPCC theory, its computers were programmed to predict that, as CO2 levels rose, temperatures would inevitably follow. From 1990 to 2007, the Department of the Environment gave the Met Office no less than £146 million for its "climate predictions programme".

But in the past three years, with the Met Office chaired by Robert Napier, a former global warming activist and previously head of WWF UK, its pretensions have been exposed as never before. The "Climategate" leak of documents from the CRU, along with further revelations from Russian scientists, have shown the CRU/Met Office alliance systematically manipulating temperature data, past and present, to show the world growing warmer than the evidence justified. And those same computers used to predict temperatures 100 years ahead for the IPCC have also been used to produce those weather forecasts that prove so consistently wrong.

Full article here.

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Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Garth Godsman said...

And I will! Thank you.