Met Office has “cherry-picked climate change figures in a bid to increase evidence of global warming.”
The UK’s Meteorology Office has been accused by the Russians of lying. Well, I never! They say the Met Office has “cherry-picked climate change figures in a bid to increase evidence of global warming.”
I don’t like to keep on about it, but I said this in my book last year! I got the information via a science forum I belong to, populated by high-level scientists, including IPCC contributors. To get into my book I had to have had the information in early 2008, meaning that the truth about the Russian weather stations was made at least in 2007!
What we knew at that time was simple: the Russians closed down a huge number of temperature measuring stations, at the same time as Western scientists were collating world figures subsequently used in the IPCC Reports. Suddenly, there were incomplete data from a vast area of the northern hemisphere. But, the westerners continued without these vital figures! And, make no mistake, proxy measurements, whether tree-rings or satellite, are not equal to thermometer measurements and should never be mixed.