Met Office’s Amazing Admission
By Paul Homewood
Last month, I corresponded with the UK Met Office regarding some of the errors they had made in responding to the Mail on Sunday’s report that global warming had stopped 15 years ago. One issue, that I raised, concerned the end of the last La Nina episode, which they claimed was still influencing temperatures in August 2012, despite the ENSO index showing that La Nina conditions ended in February, and that El Nino conditions had existed since then.
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I made the point that HADCRUT showed a global temperature increase of 0.32C between February and August this year.
“Please also note also that there are many factors which impact global temperature, in addition to the state of the ENSO cycle. The natural climate variability dominates any changes in global temperature values over timescales of a few months or years.”
So, according to them, an increase of 0.32C is due to “natural climate variability “.
HADCRUT figures also show that global temperature anomalies increased from 0.09C in 1980 to 0.40C in 2011, an increase of 0.31C. Presumably this too, then, could be due to “natural climate variability”.