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This decade 'warmest on record'

BBC News — 08 December 2009 12:15
Environment correspondent, BBC News website, Copenhagen The first decade of this century is the warmest on record, a report by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has...

...the fifth warmest year. In a separate report, the UK's Met Office said the current decade was "by far" the warmest since instrumental records...

Global temperatures up since 1850: UK Met Office

Reuters uk — 08 December 2009 09:42
LONDON (Reuters) - Global average land temperatures have been rising since 1850 and the warming has speeded up since 1970, UK Meteorological Office data released on Tuesday...

...Global temperatures up since 1850: UK Met Office LONDON (Reuters) - Global average land temperatures have been rising since 1850 and the warming...

Tornado blamed for destruction in Didcot

The Oxford Times — 08 December 2009 08:39
Comments (0) Have your say ' FAMILIES were last night clearing up thousands of pounds worth of damage after freak winds ripped through their...

...up, and then a big whoosh! It was quite frightening. The Met Office was yesterday unable to say whether the damage had been caused by a tornado.

Expert view: Let the people see our climate as the scientists do

Guardian Unlimited - G2 — 07 December 2009 23:13
It is important that members of the public can see the types of information scientists use to understand our weather and climate. The release of the Met Office HadCRUT temperature data is welcome because everyone will begin to see what the data looks like and what a big task it is to put it all...

...use to understand our weather and climate. The release of the Met Office HadCRUT temperature data is welcome because everyone will begin to see...

Unlimited emissions will warm planet 4 degrees: U.K.

Reuters uk — 07 December 2009 17:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions could lead to global warming of 4 degrees centigrade or more by the end of the century, Britain's Meteorological Office said on...

...centigrade or more by the end of the century, Britain's Meteorological Office said on Monday. The Met Office launched a new map exploring the...

Climate change: Go figure!

The Independent — 02 December 2009 01:10
So, just how worried should we be? Tim Walker reduces the climate change debate to a few stark...

...far have taken place since 1995 5 of the next 10 years are expected by the Met Office to be hotter than 1998 (the hottest year on record) 1.3°C...

Welcome to the age of extremes

The Independent — 02 December 2009 01:10
Recent weather disasters are consistent with a warming planet, says Steve Connor. Could the trouble have started...

...ecosystems," says a recent joint statement by the Royal Society, the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council. The heatwave in western Europe...

November was wettest month on record, says Met Office

BBC News — 01 December 2009 19:29
The Met Office has said last month was the wettest November on record, with an average of 217.4mm (8.6in) of rain across the UK. The weather station that recorded the highest rainfall last month was in Shap, Cumbria, with...

...November was wettest month on record, says Met Office The Met Office has said last month was the wettest November on record, with an average...

Close-Up: The Shipping Forecast

BBC — 29 November 2009 06:39
Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Advertisement In a new series, BBC News focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the...

...such an important part of the British consciousness - helped by Met Office forecaster Steve Randall, Devon fisherman Geoff Ingram and Radio...

Clouds created by jets cut out Britains sunshine

Times Online — 29 November 2009 02:25
CLOUDS generated by a single jet aircraft can reduce sunshine levels over thousands of square miles, researchers have found. The Met Office used satellites to watch the vapour trail of an aircraft flying over the North Sea on a sunny day earlier this...

...levels over thousands of square miles, researchers have found. The Met Office used satellites to watch the vapour trail of an aircraft flying...