Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Above its station

When you think about it, the Met Office is a trading agency of the MoD, set up originally (and currently) to deliver weather forecasts – many of which it gets wrong.

Now, this lowly operation – staffed by taxpayer-funded civil servants – is telling us (actually, an international audience of policy-makers) to cut "pollution" from cars and factories at a rate of five percent a year by 2020.

And since when do the weather men have the power and authority to dictate policy? When did this happen?