"I think it is a step forward for my evidence to be accepted and thank the Committee which I hope will put the needs of the country before ideology in it's deliberations. THE MET OFFICE's submission is, I would say: a Mubarak-style, bunkerish, self-serving, denial of reality:-
- They claim to have learned some valuable lessons but show none.
- They say 'accurate regional forecasts on a monthly scale have proved to be useful' !!! Perhaps they are talking about someone else's forecasts (eg WeatherAction's). The observed FACT is Met Office seasonal forecasts have demonstrably negative skill. They have consistently - with zero success in all the last 6 unusual (extreme) seasons - misled the public, emergency services and Councils and led to deaths on unsalted roads consequent on ill-advised Council's believing MetOffice warmist winter forecasts.
- They say 'we are committed to developing the cutting edge science employed in monthly and seasonal forecasting'. This is as delusional as Colonel Gaddafi. Their science is not cutting edge, it has failed 6 times over. They have not shown any commitment to work with us or support our work; and note our success rate on the last 6 unusual (extreme) seasons is 6 out of 6**.
- Then their pinnacle of self-serving arrogance
'The extent and speed of this development is, of course, dependent on the availability of resources – particularly in supercomputing power to enable modelling to incorporate new science and understanding.'
NOT SO! No amount of taxpayers money wasted on more supercomputers could improve their forecasts at all. Their models are based on false assumptions and more computer power will only produce misleading forecasts faster. The problem needs proper Physics and equations - which we research into, develop and apply - NOT bigger computers."
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