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The Met Office has caused a storm of controversy after it was revealed their £30million supercomputer designed to predict climate change is one of Britain's worst polluters.
It is capable of 1,000 billion calculations every second to feed data to 400 scientists and uses 1.2 megawatts of energy to run - enough to power more than 1,000 homes . . . responsible for more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
"if you just say "the weather tomorrow will be the same as today" you will be right more often than the supercomputer.... Dr John Thornes of Birmingham University has calculated that this prediction has a 77 per cent chance of accuracy ..."