Siberian climate change statistics were manipulated by the UK Met Office, according to a leading Russian think-tank founded by a former Vladimir Putin advisor:
The Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) claimed the Hadley Centre used statistics from weather stations in Russian and Siberia that fitted its theory of global warming, while often ignoring those that did not.
The report was seized on by media with close ties to the Kremlin, which is opposed to rigid new curbs on carbon emissions demanded by many Western countries at the Danish summit. Russian meteorological station data did not substantiate the global-warming theory,’ stated semi-official RIA Novosti news agency.
It went further in saying the Hadley Centre ‘probably tampered with Russian-climate data’ by using statistics from only a quarter of available weather stations in its report.
(Mail Online – UK)