Met Office hides from inconvenient news coverage

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So reads the Met Office’s introduction on their ‘Met Office in the news‘ page.  But, it seems, the Met Office is very selective about which ‘Met Office in the news’ story links it will display on its news feed.  Between 26th January and 4th February only three national news stories about climate change or global warming involving the Met Office were linked to.

Approved news:

27/01/10: UK’s top scientist urges care in presenting results of climate change

04/02/10: Why was it cold in the UK, but not across the world?

04/02/10: Prince Charles hits back at global warming sceptics as top scientist calls for critics to provide evidence for their views

In the interests of balance, here’s a selection of other stories featuring the Met Office they could have included in their news feed.  I cannot imagine why these were not added… perhaps they would have left too much egg on the faces of the self regarding forecasters.

Rejected by Met Office censor:

29/01/10: How Climategate boss broke rules by hiding key data

29/01/10: Water vapour is a major cause of global warming and cooling find scientists

29/01/10: Climate change: sailing through the perfect storm

30/01/10: UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

02/02/10: Climate email row: scientists speak out

03/02/10: Climate scientists contradicted spirit of openness by turning down FoI requests

04/02/10: Met Office relying on amateur computer

Only one version of the ‘truth’ is permitted at the Met Office, yet these people have the temerity to call themselves scientists.  They are nothing more than propagandists, ignoring anything contrary to their claims and withholding information that could undermine their position.  Closing your ears to findings that do not fit the conclusions you have decided you want to see is not how science is supposed to work.

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2 Responses to “Met Office hides from inconvenient news coverage”

  1. 1 Mike Spilligan 07/02/2010 at 8:34 pm

    ….and why don’t they concentrate on making more accurate weather forecasts?

  2. 2 JohnRS 07/02/2010 at 10:53 pm


    You mean, actually produce weather forecasts? How quaint!

    Will it help increase our pensions?

    Oh. I see. Well in that case we’ll just keep on with the propaganda if it’s all the same to you.

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