Originally Posted by hpeer
Sorry Teeto, as I stated above, guess you missed it, the Brit Met office has called that bit a miss representation of their reports. They put out a press release about it.
I don't want to get into trying to exchange data to prove one point or another, there is far too much out there for anyone who cares to read and research
I have, the evidence is overwhelming.
Look, till the very end RJR et al tried to say there was no connection between smoking and cancer. Those who wished to believe that did. It is the same now. But if you wish to smoke, that is your business. But I quit.
I can get behind the idea of focusing on those things we can effect, although pollution and poverty are not two of them. Unless you are talking about cleaning
up your personal space and getting out of debt.
Got a link to the press release ?
While we wait lets take a look at the Met Office and what a bunch of dodgy customers they are. A few years ago they sourced their data from Phil Jones and his buddies at the University of East Anglia. Remember them and all their crooked " hide the decline " emails ? It is important to always be skeptical of anyone who stands to enrich themselves if you believe their theory and that applies to everything not just climate. The Jones Gang enjoyed a pretty fat budget
and so fed the politicians what they wanted to hear in order to keep the gravy train chugging along.
'Climategate' professor Phil Jones awarded £13 million in research grants - Telegraph
Well the boys down at the Met Office weren't going to let the Jones Gang take all the gravy so they climbed aboard too and awarded themselves some mighty fat bonuses. Toot toot !
Met Office staff scoop more than £12million in bonuses over five years (but get forecasts wrong) | Mail Online
Note the dates of the above two links. The Met Office took data feeds from the highly paid Jones Gang through 2008 - 9 and as a result rewarded their cleverness with a barrel or two of fat fresh pork and a huge dollop of gravy. When was the Met Office most disastrous error of recent times ? It was the 2008 - 9 Winter forecast
which was wildly wrong.
Final Score For The Met Office Winter Forecast | Watts Up With That?
Their summer forecasting was no better.
UK’s Met Office blows another summer forecast | Watts Up With That?
Notice that so far three from three forecasts have been HIGHER than reality, almost as bad as those rising sea level forecasts.
Not long after Phil Jones was forced into obscurity by his indiscretions and gave an interview to the BBC on the way out the door, perhaps in order to achieve an element of absolution. He admitted in respect of recent warming periods: " As for the two periods 1910-40 and 1975-1998 the warming rates are not statistically significantly different. " So the high priest of the warmistas now tells us that warming is not accellerating like he had been telling us. Oh well.
Climategate U-turn: Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming email row admits data not well organised | Mail Online
Perhaps the relevant Met Office press release is the recent one dated 8 January 2013. In that release an earlier forecast, when confronted with reality, was revised down by 20%. That now makes 4 out of 4 Met Office forecasts exceeding reality. Ever wondered why the odd one isn't lower than reality ?
Climate Revision Validates Sceptics | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
And to sum up the Met Office with a boating