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Topic - Met Office
The Met Office (originally an abbreviation for Meteorological Office, but now the official name in itself), is the United Kingdom's national weather service, and a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence. Part of the Met Office headquarters at Exeter in Devon is the Met Office College, which handles the training for internal personnel and many forecasters from around the world. The current chief executive is John Hirst. - Source: Wikipedia
Bad weather played havoc with the Premier League on Wednesday as two matches were called off because of stormy conditions in northwest England.
A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour on Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured, officials said.
Last summer's headlines blared, "Hottest July in the history of the United States." The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said so, so it must be true.
A year after an Icelandic volcano grounded planes across Europe, a spectacular new eruption flung up a miles-high ash plume that shut down the country's main airport, plunged nearby areas into darkness and sent ash drifting toward European airspace.
An Icelandic volcano was flinging ash, smoke and steam miles (kilometers) into the air Sunday, dropping a thick layer of gray soot in an eruption far more forceful _ but likely far less impactful _ than the one that grounded planes across Europe last year.
It hasn't rained in London since Sunday, but it might on Kate Middleton's wedding day.
The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998, says the U.N. weather agency, providing further evidence Thursday that the planet is slowly but surely heating up.
It's the coldest winter on record in Great Britain. Great Britain also has experienced its heaviest snowfalls since the 1920s. The mayor of London, who last year was subjected to a grilling in Parliament over the inability to keep the capital's roads clear, has asked why the government's Meteorological Office ("Met Office") didn't see this coming. The answer is almost certainly an institutional faith in global-warming models that is starting to conflict with reality. The United States needs to make sure it does not go down Great Britain's unplowed road.
What separates a scientific claim from mere opinion is its ability to be tested by experiment. No true scientist objects to having his theories verified; the charlatan is the one with something to hide. Not surprisingly, purveyors of global warming have proved anything but open.