Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good Timing?

It is interesting to see a chief scientist at Britain's Meteorological Office predict that Scotland won't have a ski industry in 50 years. I suppose that the time to make global warming predictions is when the weather is at unusually cold levels - that way it is hard to be proved wrong, but it is strange that a Met Office specialist can predict the weather fifty years from now yet usually gets it wrong to the next day.

Of course he does have a point - there is a difference between weather and climate, though this is not entirely obvious to many people, including, unfortunately, the politicians.