At the risk of being thrown into the pokey for being a climate denier, move over Sheldon Cooper! Dr. David Evans of Perth in Australia may well have you beat. See, while the fictional too smart for his own good physicist just put a decimal point in the wrong place when he made his great discovery, Dr. Evans, a lowly engineer, actually found a “glitch” in the math of the computer models that keep telling the world that climate change is an actual problem.
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.
“Yes, CO2 has an effect, but it’s about a fifth or tenth of what the IPCC says it is. CO2 is not driving the climate; it caused less than 20 per cent of the global warming in the last few decades”.
Oops. Two members of Free Republic’s thread on this issue claim that the discovery was more along the lines of the data being rigged via the hardcoding of the math. Or, more simply, the program was put together to take any data put into it and to spit out the exact same results, and a whole lot of people bought it. That, my friends, is known as a scam.
Given yet another climate skeptic’s taking raw CO2 data and demonstrating that the infinitesimal global changes in CO2 world wide are seasonal, and that the numbers are so small so as to be negligible if billions of dollars were not on the line for the scamming parties, it’s safe to assume that among the “deniers,” the CO2 theory is now a moot point when it comes to climate change and world-wide fluctuations in global temperatures.
So, what, exactly causes this? Dr. Evans DOES have a theory:
solar activity. What he calls “albedo modulation”, the waxing and waning of reflected radiation from the Sun, is the likely cause of global warming.
He predicts global temperatures, which have plateaued, will begin to cool significantly, beginning between 2017 and 2021. The cooling will be about 0.3C in the 2020s. Some scientists have even forecast a mini ice age in the 2030s.
Holy cow. Solar activity might actually be the cause of freezing or roasting on earth. Ya don’t say. Not all that different than has been observed pretty accurately since at least the 17th century actually. Since the sun is snoozing these days, please excuse this writer as she starts crocheting socks, hats, hand warmers, slippers, scarves, cowls, and all that jazz. We’re going to need it.