For some references, see below the cartoon…
But then last week, the rest of the media caught up with our report. On Tuesday, news finally broke of a revised Met Office ‘decadal forecast’, which not only acknowledges the pause, but predicts it will continue at least until 2017. It says world temperatures are likely to stay around 0.43 degrees above the long-term average – as by then they will have done for 20 years.
A day before the revised Met Office forecast broke, US blog site Planet 3.0 awarded me its Golden Horseshoe award for the ‘most brazenly damaging and malign bad science of 2013’.’
I’ll be clutching it when they burn me at the stake.
Christopher Booker writes on the issue:
The Met Office “wet” report: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/2012-weather-statistics
The WUWT rebuttal: UK Rainfall 2012-The Report The Met Office Should Have Produced
Jo Nova has a good writeup about it: Skeptic win: UK Met Office quietly drops prediction by 20%, hopes no one notices