I’ve noticed an increasing trend of sceptics being reported in the news. So I was intrigued to find an article yesterday in a small Australia paper about the research of “Dr Evans” – not surprised to find he works in Fourier analysis because it was my knowledge in Fourier analysis that was key to making me a sceptic. And not surprised to find he is also an electrical engineer (as engineers understand how to deal with complex systems whereas academics are taught how to ignore all the real world complexity and focus on the bit they can model).
But then I thought I saw a familiar face:
Miranda Devine: Perth electrical engineer’s discovery will change climate change debate
A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month.
A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.
He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.
He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much lower than was thought.
It turns out the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has over-estimated future global warming by as much as 10 times, he says…