Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data
Source: Times Online, Date: , 2009
The British Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after
admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming
has been shattered by leaked e-mails.
The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met
Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the
warming trend until the end of 2012.
The Met Office database is one of three main sources of temperature data
analysis on which the UN’s main climate change science body relies for its
assessment that global warming is a serious danger to the world. This
assessment is the basis for next week’s climate change talks in Copenhagen
aimed at cutting CO2 emissions.