Tag Archives: Roger Harrabin

The WUWT Hotsheet for Tuesday Sept 24th, 2013

IPCC on the hotseat… IPCC Chairman Denies Global Warming Slowdown Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s climate panel, dismissed suggestions of a slowdown in global warming. “There’s definitely an increase in our belief that climate change is taking place … Continue reading

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How data revisionism hypes global warming

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley I have now had the opportunity to study SteveF’s remarkable essay at Lucia’s Blackboard, to which Anthony kindly draws attention in his footnote to my earlier posting on the absence of statistically-significant global warming for … Continue reading

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Richard Black, BBC, Hypocrisy, and FOI

Geoffrey Thorpe-Willett writes in with this: Following the Gleick incident Richard Black of the BBC thinks there is a lack of transparency for the organisations involved. I agree, and so I also tried to see how transparent the BBC were. … Continue reading

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Oh, this is rich. BBC’s Harrabin asks CRU for programming advice

Roger Harrabin and Joe Smith write to UEA warmist Mike Hulme, ask: “What should the BBC be doing this time in terms of news, current affairs, drama, documentaries, game shows, music etc?”  

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Climategate 2 – “Impartiality” at the BBC

Guest post by Barry Woods It was only last weekend that the BBC’s Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin and Dr Joe Smith of the Open University made headlines in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. This was because their jointly run - Cambridge Media and … Continue reading

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BBC’s Roger Harrabin responds

After the revelation: The Met office and the BBC- caught cold that the Met office had issued a forecast to the UK Cabinet office, and that forecast didn’t contain much of anything useful, the least of which was any solid prediction … Continue reading

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The Met office and the BBC- caught cold

From the blog autonomous mind, a cold ill wind blows from Britain. At least this time, FOI requests weren’t quashed like they were with CRU.  Below are excerpts. The photocopy of the email from the FOI request is telling. ====================================== … Continue reading

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The plot thickens: BBC Hits UK Govt with Freedom of Information Demand in Cold Winter Forecast Fiasco

By John O’ Sullivan The BBC serves Freedom of Information request (FOIA) on UK Government over weather forecast failures secrecy in worst winter for 100 years. In an almighty battle to salvage credibility three British government institutions are embroiled in … Continue reading

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The Met Office ‘secret’ prediction and the political implications

Guest Post by Barry Woods In The Telegraph (UK newspaper), it was reported that Roger Harrabin, an environment analyst at the BBC, told the Radio Times: “The trouble is that we simply don’t know how much to trust the Met … Continue reading

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Met office: you want fries with that freeze?

The Met Office fries while the rest of the world freezes   By Christopher Booker (excerpt from his Telegraph column) First it was a national joke. Then its professional failings became a national disaster. Now, the dishonesty of its attempts … Continue reading

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The Met Office Bullhockey

We all know they are caught up in the warming meme, but the Met Office in the UK is now trying to spin the idea that they had truly forecasted a cold and snowy winter, but they just didn’t tell … Continue reading

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