Thursday, October 27th 2011, 3:12 AM EDT
The science and technology committee is carrying out an inquiry into the use of science by the Met Office and the effectiveness of the body as a whole.
It was told that scientists were increasingly able to gather the data necessary for very local predictions. It also heard that while accurate seasonal forecasts for northerly latitudes like the UK's were harder to achieve, progress could be made with investment....
Even if the Government switched all the funding for the failure of the Euro that would still not be enough to improve the forecasting ability at the Met Office. The Met Office would be able to spend even less then they do now if they accepted the work of Piers Corbyn. All the time the Met Office ignore the Solar activity of the Sun on the Earth they will NOT improve their long term forecasts, they seem to be totally entrenched in a lost cause, whereby they are using the analysis of data to support the "effect" rather then the "cause" of the weather.
...However, the potential economic benefits of more accurate forecasts were "enormous", the MPs heard.