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The Met Office & The Civil Service Code

January 7, 2016

By Paul Homewood 


h/t Anonomeuse 




The Met Office has claimed that December 2015 was the wettest month since records began in 1910. As we know, they have records dating back to 1766 which totally demolish this claim.

Of course, the Met Office statement has this footnote, which covers its back.




However, there is something called the Civil Service Code, which states:




How “truthful and open” is it to make no mention at all of the longer running rainfall series for England & Wales, which confirms that the wettest December was in 1876, and the wettest calendar month was October 1903?

These facts are clearly an embarrassment to Julia Slingo and her colleagues, who have been determined to convince us that global warming is leading to more extremely wet weather. But “integrity” means putting aside such personal interests and providing both government and public with all of the information, and not just the bits that suit them.

  1. Bloke down the pub permalink
    January 7, 2016 12:32 pm

    The BBC jumps through all sorts of linguistic hoops to call the ‘Islamic state’ by a name that won’t land them in any trouble. It should not be beyond the means of the Met Office to find a form of words that makes clear that the record they’re referring to is not the complete story.

    • January 7, 2016 12:40 pm

      How about “wettest month since at least 1910”?

      Given the vast sums spent on logos that could be designed by any competent primary school class these kind of soundbites must be worth a non-trivial amount of money.

    • January 7, 2016 1:08 pm

      Indeed. I now call the BBC, the “so-called” BBC, as a result of them referring to “so-called” Islamic State. Twats

  2. January 7, 2016 1:02 pm

    On December 4, 1770, John Adams (one of the US Founding Fathers and 2nd President) wrote in an argument in Defense of British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, the following statement which ever rings true and which a lot of people need to heed:

    “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

    • BLACK PEARL permalink
      January 7, 2016 8:46 pm

      Nice … will have to remember this one

  3. Coeur de Lion permalink
    January 7, 2016 6:04 pm

    I have recently written to Dame Julia about the Met Office website which in its Climate Change pages has several untruths of an alarmist nature. Perhaps I will get a reply.

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    January 7, 2016 6:05 pm

    All government pronouncements go first to an tall structure of glittering white concrete with thousands of rooms. Therein workers of the Ministry of Truth, responsible for the falsification of historical events, convert the text into Newspeak for public release.
    Example: “not a record” becomes “since records began”

  5. Bitter&twisted permalink
    January 7, 2016 7:14 pm

    Politicised “science”, AKA climate change/warming, means corrupt science.
    As demonstrated by the Met Orifice.

  6. Bitter&twisted permalink
    January 7, 2016 7:15 pm

    I have a better name for “Islamic State”; Satanic State.

  7. dosbrygos permalink
    January 8, 2016 1:18 pm

    I quizzed the Met Office and got a reply of: “Prior to 1910 there were too few regional records. Further info here,
    I would be interested to hear Paul’s (or anyone else’s) appraisal of this “Newspeak” page obviously prepared laboriously by a worker at the Ministry of Truth.


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