Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Comment: Is this before or after they agreed to “hide the decline” in global warming?
The past decade has been the warmest on record, according to the data presented by the Met Office at the Copenhagen climate change summit.
Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice, said the figures proved that the world is getting warmer, with 2009 ranking as the fifth hottest year since the 1850s.
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“These figures highlight that the world continues to see global temperature rise most of which is due to increasing emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and clearly shows that the argument that global warming has stopped is flawed,” she said.
The global surface temperature record for the last 160 years is maintained jointly by the Met Office Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
However this year their report will come under unprecedented scrutiny because of the continuing scandal surrounding the leaked ‘climategate’ emails.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 10:30 am