Thursday, August 26, 2004

How to hurt yourself with math

Two conservative researchers present a paper that tries to explain away global warming. There is great rejoicing among those who want political inaction on climate change issues. Then Tim Lambert checks the analysis and finds that the researchers put in angle measurements in degrees when the software package expected radians. For those who aren't very mathy, 360 degrees equals ~6.28 radians. Ouch.

Via John Quiggin.

1 comment:

D.X. said...

that sounds suspiciously like the plot of "the day after tomorrow" which was kind of exciting but in a hollywood-ish way.