Home » Green Tech

Met Office to print man-made global warming information

5 December 2009 No Comment

Technology.am (Dec. 05, 2009) — The Met Office (MO) is to broadcast about the publishing the raw statistics it uses to analyze man-made global warming. It follows a row about the consistency of data from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia which has been dubbed “Climategate”.

moThe MO has on paper written to 188 countries for authorization to issue the historic data it says proves that the world is warming up owing to man-made emissions.

The substance, dating back 160 years from over 1,000 weather stations around the world, is anticipated to be released this week. It comes as a self-determining assessment to be announced into leaked e-mails at the CRU in Norwich to see whether there is proof of treatment or repression of data “at odds with acceptable scientific practice”.

The MO’s database is a major basis of analysis for the UN’s climate change science body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which joins talks next week at the long-awaited Copenhagen summit.

An MO spokesman denied it would use up to three years re-examining the climate change data, and said it had previously intended to issue the material long prior to the “Climategate” controversy broke.

Downing Street has said Gordon Brown is “unequivocal” about the scientific case for action against climate change. Mr. Brown said the climate was the “greatest challenge” in front of the world.

He is one of several world leaders, counting US President Barack Obama, who will be present at the Copenhagen summit, intended at cutting emissions.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.