Met Office weathers climate criticisms

Sat, Mar 6, 2010

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

The Met Office is in the news this week . Firstly they published an influencial review of more than 100 scientific studies that track the observed changes in the Earth’s climate system. The aim is to restore faith in scientific data following recent adverse publicity centred around the University of East Anglia Climate Change e-mail scandal.

The second story reported there will be no more seasonal weather forecasts from the Met Office.They have decided to provide these on a monthly basis rather than quarterly to avoid ongoing criticism that long range weather forecasts are highly inaccurate, especially in 2009 with the infamous barbecue summer that never was .They suggest this is due to the unpredicatability of our UK weather as a result of the country’s size and location.Combine this with the influence of climate change, which is seriously affecting the seasons, and long-range forecasting is a definite scientific challenge

Perhaps the best way to announce the arrival of spring is to experience the local weather in your garden. Here is a picture of beautiful flowers basking in the sunshine in my garden today.

How is the weather in your garden?


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