To bet on global temperature

This was fun. Two climate deniers loose 1000£ each to a climate scientist, betting on the development of the global temperature. Sir Alan Rudge (picture above) from the climate denial think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), accepts that he must pay 1000£ to Chris Hope, a Cambridge University researcher. The bet, made in 2011, was about the year 2015 being more than 0.1C cooler than 2008. But as we now all know 2015 was the hottest year on record, and actually 0.35°C warmer than 2008. There is also…