Thursday, 10 December 2009

Scientists rally to defence of Met Office

It is reported today that more than 1700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the "integrity and honesty" of global warming research, responding to a round robin request from the Met Office as a sign of how worried it is that emails stolen from the University of East Anglia are casting doubts on anthropogenic global warming (see my blog of 23rd November).

This to me doesn't seem the best way of convincing people that the science is sound, and one of the scientists said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work! The Met Office also admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change! One scientist told The Times "The Met Office is a major employer of scientists and has long had a policy of only appointing and working with those who subscribe to their views on man-made global warming."


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