Actually he's not a climate scientist - he's an electrical engineer.
Yeah, looks like the Australian Greenhouse Office will employ any old engineer doesn't it?
Dr David Evans worked for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, modelling 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 analysing 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.
Six degrees. But as he points out, you don't need to be a scientist to spot cheating anyway.
- is tied up with the Lavosier group: which is, surprise, surprise, a mining lobby group
Isn't Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC also tied up with mining companies? (surprise surprise)
I've started hanging out at WUWT
Did you check this article out?
“Gross” Data Errors in GHCN V2. for Australia
Unlike realclimate.org, at WUWT, we don't censor, so all shades of opinion are represented. Anthony Watts expressed his own reservations about the Evans article, but posted it anyway, because he believes, as I do, that people have a right to make up their own minds.
I linked it here, because it's written in everday language and alhough I don't agree with every detail either, it conveys some of the things people may not have heard through the media.