The British Met (Meteorological) Office says it is time for a redo of the world temperature records.
The land-based temperature records collected by the British Meteorological Office form a central plank of the scientific evidence for global warming.I'm pretty confidant that if the review is carried out with that goal in mind the results will be reported as: "It is worse than we thought."
The office has collated global temperature readings back to 1850, and while the raw data have not been freely available, graphs representing it have been.
The office provided details this week of its self-imposed review of global temperature records, announced last month, in an effort to try to regain public trust in climate science in the wake of the East Anglia University debacle.
In a document entitled ''Proposal for a New International Analysis of Land Surface Air Temperature Data'', the office argued that it was time to propose an international effort to reanalyse surface temperature data in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organisation.
The new analysis, which is expected to take three years, aims to test the conclusions reached by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that ''warming of the climate system is unequivocal''.
What is interesting is that they make no mention of proving that CO2 is the cause. I guess that now a days that is just assumed.