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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Ah, them again.

Okay, you can't blame the Met Office for a volcano erupting but I can't honestly say I'm shocked to hear that fingers are pointing the way of the 'Barbecue Summer' gang for fucking up the predictions of how it would affect air traffic.
The Met Office has been blamed for triggering the “unnecessary” six-day closure of British airspace which has cost airlines, passengers and the economy more than £1.5 billion.
The government agency was accused of using a scientific model based on “probability” rather than fact to forecast the spread of the volcanic ash cloud that made Europe a no-fly zone and ruined the plans of more than 2.5 million travellers in and out of Britain.
A senior European official said there was no clear scientific evidence behind the model, which air traffic control services used to justify the unprecedented shutdown.
Eleven major British airlines joined forces last night to publicly criticise Nats, the air traffic control centre, over the way it interpreted the Met Office’s “very limited empirical data”.
With the Met Office involved I think we should count ourselves lucky that instead of accepting that volcanos sometimes, y'know, just erupt sometimes, some fruitcake isn't blaming it all on warble gloaming instead.

Oh, wait.
Global warming may trigger more volcanoes.
Oh dear God.


Even small changes in the environment could trigger activity such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
Straight from the 'Warble Gloaming Causes Everything' school of thought. For fuck's sake, small changes in the environment happen all the fucking time and more than a few will be a result - rather than a cause - of vulcanism. Jeebus Aitch Ker-rist on a fucking tea tray.

You know there are days when I just think the smartest thing to do is get all the guns and ammo I can and head for the hills. We can all come down again when these fuckknuckles have all starved themselves to death.


Anonymous said...

And we'll be paying for the £1 bn plus lawsuits which arise. They are entirely blameless, of course.

The election results should be interesting, assuming they're not tampered with.

Rob F said...

Warble gloaming (again, love that term!) causes earthquakes now?!?

They're really taking the piss now. My degree was well over ten years ago and only involved a little geophysics, sea-floor spreading, etc. and even I could refute that one.

Maybe they reckon that after NuLabour's remarkable achievements in the fields of education, even someone graduating with a degree in Seismology with Transgender Studies from Milton Keynes University would buy their bullshit.

Actually, they're probably right. Maybe that was the plan all along..

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