Met Office in the News: 8 July 2010

Summary

Various national newspapers and industry magazines reported on the Met Office being awarded the contract to continue to supply weather services to the BBC. The daily mail provided further coverage of the hosepipe ban coming into force across parts of northeast England.  With a weekend of events taking place GigWise covers our forecast for T in the Park and F1Fanatic covers our forecast for the British Grand Prix.

Muir Russell Review

Many national newspapers reported on the findings of the Muir Russell review into the stolen emails from the Climatic Research Unit and UEA.  The Independent reported ‘Conspiracy theories finally laid to rest’ whilst the Daily Telegraph comments that ‘Climate scientists were unhelpful, not crooked’.

Julia Slingo, Met Office Chief Scientist commented on the findings of the report saying “What is quite clear from this, and earlier inquiries, is that the integrity of the fundamental science of climate change is unquestioned – our climate is changing and we have shown beyond reasonable doubt that humans are in part responsible.

“Climate change has huge implications societally and economically, so it is right that the science is subject to the closest scrutiny and we fully support the need for greater openness and clarity. We are already taking action by making data and codes available, and we have led an international proposal for a new global daily land surface temperature dataset, which has the backing of the World Meteorological Organization and has open access as its key element.”

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