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Met Office In Crisis Meeting As Sun Comes Out

Rod Liddle, The Spectator

The Met Office is apparently holding a ‘crisis meeting’ today to discuss why Britain’s weather refuses to behave itself these days. No sooner had the camp, pirouetting, forecasters told us that we were in for weeks and weeks of gale force winds and torrential rain, stretching into July, better wear your wellies etc, than the sun came out, the birds began to sing again and the wind became a vague, if pleasant, caressing of the senses.

Their meeting is really to ask the rhetorical question, the only question they know – is it global warming or what? – rather than the more immediately relevant question: why are we always completely wrong about everything? I think it’s pique that makes them believe so unquestioningly in climate change. It certainly seems that climate change is now the Met office response, effectively, when they fail to tell us what the weather’s going to be like.

The Spectator, 18 June 2013