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Massive supercomputer used to predict climate change one of Britain's worst polluters

Notice how they're calling it 'climate change" now?
They know damn well that it's not warming any more.

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27 Aug 09 - The 48-million-dollar supercomputer in the Met Office's headquarters uses enough energy to power more than 1,000 homes.

The building that houses it “has now been named as one of the worst buildings in Britain for pollution - responsible for more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

“But Met Office spokesman Barry Grommett said the computer was 'vital' to British meteorology and to help predict weather and environmental change.

“We couldn't do what we do without it’” said Grommett. 'We would be throwing ourselves back into the dark ages of weather forecasting if we withdrew our reliance on supercomputing.'

“It is the second time the Met Office has been criticised this year - after the machine famously helped predict a "BBQ summer" which turned out to be another wash-out.”

      “Ohhhh, I get it!” says reader CG Ewing. “So, when you guys tell all of
        the rest of us to cut carbon emissions 30%, it's ok, because we are wasteful.
        But when you guys need to cut carbon emissions, you "couldn't do what
        you do without it". Don't you think that every single sodding business is
        operating to be as profitable as possible as it is? I can't "do what I do",
        i.e. paying my bills and saving for retirement, if power costs double what
        it does now in ten years. Hypocrites.”

      “Garbage in, garbage out.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1209430/Weather-supercomputer-used-predict-climate-change-Britains-worst-polluters.html
Thanks to Emma Corry for this link

 

  

 

 

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