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How Met Office blocked questions on its own man’s role in ‘hockey stick’ climate row

Posted By admin On February 7, 2010 @ 6:39 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

David Rose
UK Daily Mail [1]
Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The Meteorological Office is blocking public scrutiny of the central role played by its top climate scientist in a highly controversial report by the beleaguered United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Professor John Mitchell, the Met Office’s Director of Climate Science, shared responsibility for the most worrying headline in the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning IPCC report – that the Earth is now hotter than at any time in the past 1,300 years.

And he approved the inclusion in the report of the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph, showing centuries of level or declining temperatures until a steep 20th Century rise.

By the time the 2007 report was being written, the graph had been heavily criticised by climate sceptics who had shown it minimised the ‘medieval warm period’ around 1000AD, when the Vikings established farming settlements in Greenland.

In fact, according to some scientists, the planet was then as warm, or even warmer, than it is today.

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[4] Michael Mann says hockey stick should not have become ‘climate change icon’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-mann-says-hockey-stick-should-not-have-become-climate-change-icon.html

[5] The IPCC scandals: yet another coverup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-ipcc-scandals-yet-another-coverup.html

[6] Not Again! Media Promoting Arctic ‘Hockey Stick’ – Claim Temps Warmest in 2000 Years – But Scientists Already Rebuking Latest Study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/not-again-media-promoting-arctic-hockey-stick-claim-temps-warmest-in-2000-years-but-scientists-already-rebuking-latest-study.html

[7] Uproar As BBC Muzzles Climate Change Skeptics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uproar-as-bbc-muzzles-climate-change-skeptics.html

[8] Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data: http://www.prisonplanet.com/met-office-to-re-examine-160-years-of-climate-data.html

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