24
Feb

Met Office proposes a do-over

It may be hard to believe, but it seems the Met Office might be waking up. The only question is if it’s one of those mornings where you wake up vomiting and vow to never drink again, or is it one of those mornings where you wake up vomiting and half way through you convince yourself a little hair-of-the-dog is necessary to make it through the day. The latter seems more probable.

Fox News reported:

At a meeting on Monday of about 150 climate scientists in the quiet Turkish seaside resort of Antalya, representatives of the weather office (known in Britain as the Met Office) quietly proposed that the world’s climate scientists start all over again on a “grand challenge” to produce a new, common trove of global temperature data that is open to public scrutiny and “rigorous” peer review.

But it is hard to forget how the Met defended its previous data tooth and nail. And apparently, they still can’t let it go.

The executive summary of the Met Office proposal to the World Meteorological Organization’s Committee for Climatology was obtained by Fox News. In it, the Met Office defends its historical record of temperature readings, along with similar data collected in the U.S., as a “robust indicator of global change.” But it admits that “further development” of the record is required “in particular to better assess the risks posed by changes in extremes of climate.”

In the Met’s executive summary, they state the new effort would provide:

  • verifiable datasets starting from a common databank of unrestricted data
  • methods that are fully documented in the peer reviewed literature and open to scrutiny;
  • a set of independent assessments of surface temperature produced by independent groups using independent methods,
  • comprehensive audit trails to deliver confidence in the results;
  • robust assessment of uncertainties associated with observational error, temporal and geographical in homogeneities.

The Fox News report goes on to say:

The Met Office proposes that the new international effort to recalibrate temperature data start at a “workshop”‘ hosted by its Hadley Climate Research Centre, which maintains data in collaboration with the controversial Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at Britain’s East Anglia University. The Met Office would invite “key players” to start the “agreed community challenge” of creating the new datasets. A Met Office spokesman said the new effort would take about three years to complete, but would not estimate the cost.

Maybe they should ask the British taxpayers first if they want more money spent on more false data, which has only led them to devastating cap-and-trade legislation. And, it’s certainly doubtful they want any data that is “in collaboration with the controversial Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at Britain’s East Anglia University.”

Source: Fox News

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2 Responses to “Met Office proposes a do-over”

  1. Dominic says:

    You can find 95% of the data right here:

    ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/

  2. Graham says:

    I think the Met Office got a shock when the BBC stated it was going to review its relationship with them after they acted as the stand in for Phil Jones at Copenhagen.

    The fact that all their long range forecasts had been so hopelessly wrong didn’t help.

    No one cared about their charming eccentricity until they adopted the role of politically motivated AGW promoters.

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