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Sammy Wilson Opposes £14M Met Office Bonuses
Thursday, January 12th 2012, 10:39 AM EST
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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said that it absurd that MET Office staff have received performance related bonuses of almost £14million over the last five years despite some of their forecasts being wildly inaccurate. Mr Wilson had received the figures through a Parliamentary Question to Liberal Democrat Ed Davey and was shocked to find out that the total bonuses had actually increased in 2010/11 from the previous year. 2010/11 was the year that they predicted that winter would have been one of the mildest, when it was actually one of the coldest, with it being the coldest December since records began in 1910. Sammy Wilson MP said:

“It does not make sense for performance related bonuses to be paid out on such a large scale when their some predications have been so wrong. Barbecue summers and mild winters did not materialise but it seems that they have not only been left with egg on their faces but big bonuses as well.

It's a bit ironic in the week that the Prime Minister has talked about ending this bonus culture and bonuses for failure, that a Government body has awarded its staff a 30% hike in bonuses.

The Government needs to account for why these bonuses were paid. I am sure most people in the country would be horrified to hear that should a large sum of money is being spent on performance related pay when the performance has been shoddy at best.”
Source Link: mydup.com
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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: Climate Fools Day 2011
Sunday, October 30th 2011, 2:05 PM EDT
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Climate Fools Day 2011



Weather Action Climate Fools Day Video taken at the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th of October 2011

Many apologies for the poor sound quality, we had one cameraman, but no soundman. This YouTube is still worth it's weight in gold for climate information. Well done to all those who came, pity the AGW media and Government reps (apart from our very own Sammy Wilson) did not take time out. It may have helped them to understand how the tax payers money is being thrown down the drain. GR
You Could Not Make It Up: The Met Office Book of British Weather
Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 2:06 PM EDT
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Press Release: Book Published 24th June 2010

The Met Office Book of the British Weather 978-07153-3640-3 · £9.99 · paperback with flaps

· Includes the latest climate science research and predictions of how the weather will change where you live

· Authoritative Met Office information

· A great gift – everyone talks about the weather – especially in light of the extreme weather over Christmas 2009 and into 2010, and for anyone whose hobby or sport relies heavily on the weather e.g. sailors, pilots, fisherman & walkers

· Forecasts the likely weather for the British Isles over the next thirty years
Source Link: cisionwire.com
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BBC drops top IPCC source for climate change data by Lawrence Solomon, National Post
Monday, January 18th 2010, 3:48 AM EST
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The British Broadcasting Corporation has put its weather forecasting contract out to tender – the first time since its radio broadcasts began in 1923 – after taking heat from the public for a string of embarrassingly inaccurate long-range weather forecasts. The UK Met Office, the government-owned meteorological department that has had the BBC contract for almost 90 years, is a partner with the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia University of Climategate fame. CRU and the UK Met Office jointly provide the climate change data that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change relies on.

The BBC’s decision comes amid one of the fiercest winters in decades that has left the country unprepared for the snow-related chaos it has seen. In August, the Met Office had forecast a mild winter. Last summer, the BBC had again been embarrassed: Thanks to the forecasts it had received from the UK Met, the BBC had warned its audience of an "odds-on barbecue summer" that instead was cool and rainy. In both cases, the BBC has faced outrage from a public that had been misled by the information the BBBC had provided it.

Many blame the UK Met Office’s abysmal forecasts record on a climate change bias. The BBC’s own climate correspondent, Paul Hudson, who for a decade had been a UK Met forecaster, believes the UK Met’s problem could stem from flawed computer models at its Hadley Centre, which provides data to the IPCC.

Click source to read FULL report from Lawrence Solomon

Also Listen to the Sammy Wilson YouTube below and hear what he says about the Met Office
Source Link: network.nationalpost.com
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Sammy Wilson, the Northern Ireland minister at odds with the world’s climate experts in Copenhagen by Linda Stewart, Belfast Telegraph
Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 2:06 PM EST
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...here in Northern Ireland, former Environment Minister Sammy Wilson insists his climate-sceptic views now represent the majority opinion following a number of polls suggesting most people do not believe in man-made climate change. People are becoming sceptical about climate change, partly due to recent reports statistics that didn’t support global warming had been sidelined, said the DUP minister now in charge of Northern Ireland’s purse-strings. “These talks have come at the worst possible time for the global warmists,” the now-Finance Minister said as the two-week UN climate summit in Copenhagen opened amid warnings of the devastating impact climate change poses to many countries. “It’s come at a time when it’s been shown that some of the chief proponents of climate change have been massaging the figures and have been seeking to quell any voices of dissent from even having their views published in a scientific journal. “It’s also come at a bad time for them because the world isn’t warming at the minute — in the last decade temperature has been falling instead of going up. They talk about the trend over the last 100 years and ignore the last 10 and it’s making people sceptical.
Source Link: belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Must See: WeatherAction.com 'Climate Fools Day' Sammy Wilson YouTube Part 1 & 2
Thursday, November 19th 2009, 4:40 PM EST
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It is thanks to Ralph Tittley from Kane-tv.com we can now show you Sammy Wilson at his very best.

Weather Action's 'Climate Fools Day' Sammy Wilson Part 1

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DUP slammed over climate change 'U-turn'
Thursday, October 29th 2009, 2:08 PM EDT
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THE DUP has made a "U-turn" on global warming which places it firmly in the sceptics' camp, it has been claimed.

The allegation comes as former DUP Environment Minister Sammy Wilson prepares to give a keynote speech to a conference in London today in which he will argue that man is not the primary cause of climate change - instead, he believes change is cyclical.

Only last week, his party colleague and current Environment Minister Edwin Poots took the opposite viewpoint, saying he was "particularly pleased" to announce falling figures in "harmful" greenhouse gases, which many scientists say are responsible for global warming.

The contrasting views between the two DUP men were found to be reflected in the last two party manifestos.
Source Link: newsletter.co.uk
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Government must be consistent in its approach to air travel by Sammy Wilson
Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 4:46 PM EDT
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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said that the Government is sending out mixed messages with regards to air travel.

Mr Wilson said:

“Today’s analysis by the Climate Change Committee regarding what must be done to cut air travel and the consequences of not doing so gives further confirmation that the whole climate change agenda is about finding ways of for the Government to delve deeper into the pockets of the taxpayer.

By scaring people to death with exaggerated stories of the consequences of climate change or making them feel guilty about the impact of their lifestyles on the planet the Government is softening the public up for yet new taxes.

The latest assault on air travel, which is predicted to increase by 100% by 2030 will result in billions of pounds of tax being imposed on flights – pricing flights beyond the reach of many people, but not Government Ministers and environmental’ specialists’ who will continue to fly around the world at the taxpayers expense proclaiming the evils of carbon emissions without even seeing the irony of their inconsistent behaviour.
Source Link: sammywilson.org
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MUST SEE VIDEO: Sammy and the Met Office - So much for a BBQ Summer
Friday, August 14th 2009, 7:32 AM EDT
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Take time out to see this Video with Sammy Wilson
Source Link: youtube.com
Sammy Wilson pours scorn on Met Office
Thursday, July 30th 2009, 5:09 PM EDT
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Former Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has joined criticism of the Met Office as it defended its failure to predict our wet summer — saying it has “egg on its face”.

The East Antrim MP, who has been criticised for his disbelief in man-made global warming, accused the Met Office of losing credibility after initially predicting a heatwave summer which turned into a washout.

Back in April, it issued a seasonal forecast that sparked hopes for a warm and sunny season, described as a “barbecue summer”, based on its long-range forecast.

But in an update yesterday the situation was rather wetter, prompting questions over the usefulness and accuracy of long-term forecasting.

The Met Office said that “for the rest of summer, rainfall is likely to be near or above average over the UK and much of northern Europe”.
Source Link: belfasttelegraph.co.uk
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