Friday, 28 August 2009
The Met Office Does Its Bit for Global Warming
Ah the delicious irony - the Met Office supercomputer, dedicated to mapping global warming, emits 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, making the Met Office building one of the most globe-warming (if you buy into the anthropogenic model) in the country. What should also be pointed out is that, so far, the Met Office supercomputer has proved spectacularly useless, as weather forecasting in this couuntry remains the bad joke it's always been - it's just that now it's an incredibly expensive and polluting bad joke. It hardly bears thinking about that the calculations of this mighty mathematical engine are a key element in the climate change projections that are driving government policies around the world. The Met Office and its mighty supercomputer have managed to call the last three summers wrongly, and have a record on forecasting tomorrow's weather that is little better than hanging up a bit of seaweed. Why should they be any more reliable on climate change?