Saturday, April 9, 2011

Global non-warming 101

*Dr David Evans’ address to the Anti-Carbon-Tax rally, Perth Australia, 23 March 2011:
...  I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence,  was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic.

... The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. .... At this point official “climate science” stopped being a science.

... Official climate science, which is funded and directed entirely by government, promotes a theory that is based on a guess about moist air that is now a known falsehood. Governments gleefully accept their advice, because the only way to curb emissions are to impose taxes and extend government control over all energy use. And to curb emissions on a world scale might even lead to world government — how exciting for the political class!
... Finally, to those of you who still believe the planet is in danger from our carbon dioxide emissions: sorry, but you’ve been had. Yes carbon dioxide a cause of global warming, but it’s so minor it’s not worth doing much about.
* Dr David Evans consulted full-time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part-time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia’s carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products. Evans is a mathematician and engineer, with six university degrees including a PhD from Stanford University in electrical engineering. The area of human endeavor with the most experience and sophistication in dealing with feedbacks and analyzing complex systems is electrical engineering, and the most crucial and disputed aspects of understanding the climate system are the feedbacks. The evidence supporting the idea that CO2 emissions were the main cause of global warming reversed itself from 1998 to 2006, causing Evans to move from being a warmist to a skeptic.



Anonymous said...

co2 is not even a minor part of global warming. we can reduce the human carbon footprint by placing a plastic bag over one's head and taping it securely around the neck. i recommend this to all carbon based organisms that think carbon dioxide is a problem.

JR said...

Heh. That's exactly what the David Suzukis of the world recommend for the rest us. I don't know why but it doesn't seem to occur to them that they should lead by example.