This project was set up by Prof Richard Muller in the wake of the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) email disclosures to take a fresh look at the historical temperature data using independent scientists of a high calibre. Essentially Muller took a sceptical view of global warming claims so was somewhat chastened to have to report that there was no discernible difference between the new results and those of CRU (and 2 US studies). Full story is on the BBC website.
Leaders of nearly 200 companies around the world have signed a communique calling for tougher action on climate change. The companies, including Tesco, EDF, Philips, Unilever, eBay and Rolls-Royce, say that climate change is putting society’s future prosperity at risk.