About the author

My name is Thomas Walton. I am a 72 year old retired Mechanical Engineer living in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. I started my career working in the petroleum industry and switched to my true love, software, after the 1984 collapse of the petroleum industry. I have no political or religeous affiliations, I have no funding, I have no axes to grind or oxen to gore.

Tom Walton Feb, 2016

But I do have grandchildren.

While software does not have to obey the laws of physics, anyone working as an Engineer in any of the disciplines must know these laws and apply them rigerously. They cannot be broken. Individual beliefs mean nothing. You Cannot fool Mother Nature. Whether or not a person believes in gravity, if they jump from the top of a 50 story building, they will die. So it is with the physics of climate change. The physics doesn't care what you believe, what party you belong to, which industry supports your favorite non-profit or which god you worship.

I started this web site because I saw all sorts of conflicting information, as well as outright impossibilities and untruths, being circulated about climate change. I didn't understand the subject at all but at my fingertips was an unrivaled research tool; one that scientists even 40 years ago would have traded their firstborn for. I am of course referring to the Internet.

This web site is the result of my research. It explains, in the simplest terms, the physics driving climate change, provides examples from around the world and offers a picture of some possible futures.