It wouldn’t surprise me if the recent UK floods were a direct result of climate change. Some people think this is not the case, but we all know weather is a dynamic system. To deny it out right like many of our right wing MPs and their newspaper journalists like to do is however quite puerile.

I quite like this response by the Met office which perhaps doesn’t exactly stick two fingers up at the government, well perhaps only one finger 😉

Official blog of the Met Office news team

An article by David Rose appeared yesterday in the Mail on Sunday entitled: ‘No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office’s most senior experts’

In it he says that Mat Collins, Professor in Climate Systems at Exeter University, ‘appears to contradict’ the report released by the Met Office last weekend and that he ‘declined to comment on his difference in opinion’ with one of the report’s authors, Dame Julia Slingo.

This is not the case and there is no disagreement.

The report by the Met Office states that “As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to the recent storminess, rainfall amounts and the consequent flooding. This is in part due to the highly variable nature of UK weather and climate.”   This agrees with the latest IPCC Report that states: “Substantial uncertainty and thus low confidence remains in…

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