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“Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world”
Hysterical article by Louise Gray in the Daily Telegraph -

Nov 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterJockdownsouth

Checked the forecasts last night before retiring, it suggested temperatures around 0 to -1C, a clear night, and snow flurries today. I wake up to 5inches of snow at -5C. Now I know that atmospheric conditions are very variable, and predicting snowfall is not the easiest task, but this was a big big surprise. I'm delighted it came the day after the Met Office try and convince people it's really warmer than ever. (Yes I know climate/weather etc. etc.)

Nov 27, 2010 at 9:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad


0.03 deg C - across the entire globe? Blimey, they must have thermometers absolutely *everywhere* to detect this! No?
And fantastically accurate ones! Er, no??
Taking thousands of readings every day! Nope
And world-leading knowledge of statistics, so that they know it's for real... ROFL

....and not something they had to massage and dissemble about because Argo data is worse (i.e. COLDER) than they dreamed, so the observational data once again didn't match the latest entirely inadequate model.

Slaps forehead in despair.

Nov 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterSayNoToFearmongers

Today's Torygraph says Pollution Slows Global Warming yet the Graun has the headline World is warming quicker than thought in past decade, says Met Office

These both apparently cite the same Met Office report: which must say something about the standard of environmental journalism in our so-called quality broadsheets.

Nov 26, 2010 at 3:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterTurning Tide

Lovely laugh-out-load bit in the Mail from the Met Office :

"Correcting the analysis of the sea surface temperatures could mean global temperatures as a whole could have risen by up to 0.03C above what has already been recorded."

Ooooo! 3 100ths of a degree! I'm Scared! Will my thermometers be able to cope!

Nov 26, 2010 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered Commentersteveta_uk

Whoops! I seem to have over-promoted SIR Edward Acton.

Nov 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad


I believe that you would be interested in this episode of Newswatch.

Nov 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Lord Acton of UEA seems to have fired a shot across James Delingpole's bows, to which James has responded with a full broadside at point blank range.

Nov 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

A rather amusing and confused piece in the Telegraph today.

Nov 26, 2010 at 10:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss H

There is an article in Edge that poses this question:

The flat earth and geocentric world are examples of wrong scientific beliefs that were held for long periods. Can you name your favorite example and for extra credit why it was believed to be true?

There are dozens of examples given in answer, each by an established scientist.

Nov 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterSara Chan

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