"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Met Office Now in FOI Row

After reports that Phil Jones had illegally avoided FOI requests the Mail Online reports that the Meteorological Office has been playing the same game:
The Meteorological Office is blocking public scrutiny of the central role played by its top climate scientist in a highly controversial report by the beleaguered United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Professor John Mitchell, the Met Office’s Director of Climate Science, shared responsibility for the most worrying headline in the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning IPCC report – that the Earth is now hotter than at any time in the past 1,300 years.
And he approved the inclusion in the report of the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph, showing centuries of level or declining temperatures until a steep 20th Century rise.
 This will be a severe embarassment to the Met who have been unable to get their predictions right and have been something of a laughing stock! The Met office has been a willing partner in the UEA climate science section and is now coming under some investigation!


  1. Prof John Mitchell like so many of these 'boffins' he wanted to see his name in lights, so it was real easy to jump onto the 'warm' bandwagon. Can we blame him, could ANYBODY have imaged that the IPCC had set out to totally CORRUPT every piece of science that did not fit their persuasion?
    Where should he go to bury his shame? A hot spot no doubt.

  2. The Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has endorsed the blockage of information. We may not have heard the last of this.

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