The Daily Mail is not a Murdoch paper, but it seems determined to join in a last-ditch effort in trying to convince people that science is moving away from a consensus of accelerating climate change under business as usual. It ran a headline “Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)”
Yet the press release for the paper they cite begins with “New research has found that solar output is likely to reduce over the next 90 years but that will not substantially delay expected increases in global temperatures caused by greenhouse gases” !!!
Barry Bickmore has the scoop.
The UKMO has posted a response:
This article includes numerous errors in the reporting of published
peer reviewed science undertaken by the Met Office Hadley Centre and
for Mr. Rose to suggest that the latest global temperatures available
show no warming in the last 15 years is entirely misleading.
Despite the Met Office having spoken to David Rose ahead of the
publication of the story, he has chosen to not fully include the
answers we gave him to questions around decadal projections produced
by the Met Office or his belief that we have seen no warming since
Nevertheless, the denial squad is likely to be asserting this newly made-up fact for decades. When will the press start calling them on this sort of thing? Don’t hold your breath.