Tuesday, December 08, 2009


This decade has been the warmest on record and this year is likely to be the fifth warmest, according to the World Meteorological Organisations's (WMO) assessment of global average temperatures.

The WMO released the preliminary data at the Copenhagen climate summit in what the Met Office, which contributed to the figures, admitted was an attempt to influence the negotiations over cutting greenhouse gases.

Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at the Met Office, said the Office analysed land temperature data using a computer code developed by CRU. She said CRU also supplied the Met Office with original data from some remote weather stations which had a significant impact on the global average.

Nuff said.