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BBC forecaster says warming worries queen

Take it from the weatherman — Queen Elizabeth II worries about global warming.

Michael Fish, who recently retired as the British Broadcasting Corp.'s chief weather forecaster, said after receiving an award from the monarch that she had expressed concern.

"We talked about climate change," Fish said after the ceremony Tuesday at Buckingham Palace, where the queen made him a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

"She is clearly concerned about it — and rightly so," he said.

Fish, Britain's longest serving TV forecaster, will be remembered for his on-air promise in the winter of 1987 that a hurricane that was menacing France wouldn't reach Britain.

The following day, Britain suffered widespread damage in its worst storm in 300 years.