Harry Clarke is very annoyed. Again. It seems the Met Office have provided a rebuttal to the Daily Mail piece that Steve linked to a few days ago showing no global warming over the past 16 years.
I haven’t noticed a retraction at either of the local sites I mention.
So I went to have a look at the rebuttal.
To address some of the points in the article published today:
Firstly, the Met Office has not issued a report on this issue. We can only assume the article is referring to the completion of work to update the HadCRUT4 global temperature dataset compiled by ourselves and the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit.
We announced that this work was going on in March and it was finished this week. You can see the HadCRUT4 website here.
Secondly, Mr Rose says the Met Office made no comment about its decadal climate predictions. This is because he did not ask us to make a comment about them.
Gee – how convincing was that?
We can only assume …
Yes. We know.