« The Stupid Party | Main | England, the love that dares not speak its name »

Met Office Computer Models to be Sued

The Met Office has been blamed for triggering the “unnecessary” six-day closure of British airspace which has cost airlines, passengers and the economy more than £1.5 billion. - Telegraph

The government agency was accused of using a scientific model based on “probability” rather than fact to forecast the spread of the volcanic ash cloud that made Europe a no-fly zone and ruined the plans of more than 2.5 million travellers in and out of Britain.
A senior European official said there was no clear scientific evidence behind the model, which air traffic control services used to justify the unprecedented shutdown.
Legal experts suggested passengers and airlines may be able to sue the Government for more than £1billion in compensation.

BA said that there was a lack of accountability. “No one seems to take full responsibility,” a spokesman said. “The Civil Aviation Authority base their decision on what they are being told by the National Air Traffic Services [Nats]. Nats say they base their decision on what they are being told by the Met Office and the Met Office say they are only making a weather forecast.”

It is a good job we aren't relying on computer models from the Met Office to make any other decisions that are costing people billions of pounds, isn't it.....

Comments

We eep tugging at these threads. They have been woven very tightly but they are starting to come loose.

We keep tugging at these threads. They have been woven very tightly but they are starting to come loose.

Post a comment