Met Office Having Difficulty Understanding Numbers

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2010/pr20101202b.html

The HadCrut web page shows 0.49 – not 0.52

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/hadcrut3vgl.txt

Joe Bastardi reports that England is having its coldest start to winter for as long as temperature records have been kept. Instead of reporting that, The Met Office writes that it is the hottest year ever.

Looks like Vicki has completely lost the plot.

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8 Responses to Met Office Having Difficulty Understanding Numbers

  1. suyts says:

    yeh, I just ran the numbers, 1998—-0.528666667
    —————————–2010 — 0.4911——so far.

    Given the La Nina induced trend, 0.531, 0.476, 0.387, 0.386(last 4 months through Oct), I don’t see 2010 getting anywhere close to 1998.

  2. Ian says:

    “Looks like Vicki has completely lost the plot.”

    Funny you should say that, Steve. Earlier today I unsuccessfully tried to get the following comment published on the Daily Mail’s website (maybe they didn’t like the reference to a rival newspaper):

    “In an interview in The Independent published on the 26 November 2010 (and reported to have taken place the day before) Dr Vicky Pope, the Met Office Hadley Centre’s head of climate science advice, said: “And we are starting to see a trend of fewer cold winters and more heatwaves in Britain, which we can link to global warming.””

    Reading this, I am afraid that I just can’t help being somewhat reminded of those people who are adamant that they can see fairies at the bottom of their gardens.”

  3. slimething says:

    MetO hasn’t run it through their model verification algorithm yet.
    http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcrut3/diagnostics/global/nh+sh/monthly

    HadCRUT is just the “raw data”. Met O analyzes it and adjusts. Seriously. Just watch what Met O does with the numbers in January. I had a bet with someone last year on 2009. The bet was to be based on HadCRUT, but later in the year he starting posting Met O numbers which were higher than HadCRUT (which made me the winner). Of course the loser claimed Met O is the official record to which my response was less than congenial.

  4. Lewis says:

    It looks like they’re using January through August which averages to .517

  5. Looks like Vicki has completely lost the plot.

    No, I think she’s being faithful to the plot in the global warming script. Probably why she has the job she’s got.

  6. PJB says:

    Global temps are weather, are they not? Climate scientists may be out of their elements as well as their minds…

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