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cc: "Jones, Gareth S" <gareth.s.jonesatXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>, "Jones, Phil" <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Folland, Chris" <chris.follandatXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>, "Boucher, Olivier" <olivier.boucher@metoffice.gov.uk>
date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 12:21:06 +0000
from: David Parker <david.parkeratXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>
subject: Re: FW: New Statesman
to: Press Office <pressofficeatXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>

Barry

Here is an initial contribution

David

"Dear Sir,

It is not possible to establish a significant trend of global annual
surface temperatures, or lack thereof, over a period as short as 10
years. However the longer-term trends, whether over 25, 50 or 100 years
remain highly significant. Short-term fluctuations in global surface
temperature can be caused by natural oceanic phenomena including El Nino
(warm) and La Nina (cold) events in the tropical Pacific, and 2007 has
been cooled by the latter. However these phenomena merely redistribute
heat towards or away from the ocean's surface, rather than changing the
total heat content, which will always rise if (owing e.g. to higher
concentrations of greenhouse gases) the longwave radiation going out to
space is less than the incoming solar radiation. The oceans are by far
the largest heat reservoir and the 2007 IPCC Report shows that their
heat content is increasing. The record melt of Arctic sea ice in 2007
also represents an increase of the heat content of the Earth."


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On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 14:03 +0000, Press Office wrote:
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> Please see the New Statesman article below which Vicky suggests we
> should consider responding. Would either of you wish to draft a letter
> in reply?
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> Thanks
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> Barry
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> ______________________________________________________________________
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> From: Pope, Vicky
> Sent: 20 December 2007 13:59
> To: Press Office
> Subject: RE: New Statesman
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> THis looks like one it might be worth responding to.
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> David Parker, Olivier Boucher or Peter Stott might be able to help?
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> Vicky
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> Dr Vicky Pope
> Head of Climate Change for Government
> Met Office Hadley Centre, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB
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> From:Gromett, Barry On Behalf Of Press Office
> Sent: 20 December 2007 12:46
> To: Pope, Vicky
> Subject: FW: New Statesman
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> Vicky
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> Any thoughts on responding to Whitehouse�s latest musings?
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> Barry
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> ______________________________________________________________________
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> From: Bob Ward [mailto:Bob.Ward@rms.com]
> Sent: 20 December 2007 12:37
> To: Press Office
> Subject: New Statesman
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> I was wondering whether you have seen the article by David Whitehouse
> in the latest edition of 'New Statesman'?
> http://www.newstatesman.com/200712190004
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> Do you have any plans to respond to the article, and if not, do you
> have any advice for anybody who does want to respond.
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> Yours sincerely,
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> Bob Ward
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> Director, Global Science Networks
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