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May 05

So Long And Thanks For Michael Fish*

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Is this a science post at all? BBC Weather is ditching its own familiar symbols for super-graphics which make britain look less green. The second controversial BBC weather story in two months, what is the world coming to.

This is clearly a science issue because part many peoples problems with science is that it is often poorly communicated. The old BBC weather symbols, with the arbitrary size and somewhat confusing divisions (my favourite was the dark cloud with rain AND sun = we don’t know) was not exactly scientific. Thoight the demands to go to centifgarde in the 1980′s was a positive step, soon all forecasts will be in Kelvin. But we knew what the symbols meant (ie we don’t know).

Is weather forecasting scientific anyway? Or is it just meteorological astrology?

*Has it come to this. Me stealing a joke from a BBC Talking Point thread.

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