One of John Austin’s main concerns is that journalists do not always convey scientific information accurately. So in recent years, he has broadened his work into popular science, through the website http://www.DecodedScience.com and in 2014 he created an internet scientific publishing business Enigma Scientific Publishing, http://www.enigmascientific.com. He has always had an interest in our unit system and the science of measurement, and the book “Measuring the World” is his first popular science book. He also has a keen interest in Sudoku and related puzzles.
Prior to this recent career change, John had over 30 years’ research experience on the Upper atmosphere. During 2003-2011 John worked in Princeton, NJ, USA, prior to which he worked at the UK Meteorological Office for almost 25 years. His main scientific contribution has been to show the connection between ozone depletion and climate change. John has been involved in the writing of numerous international reports for the World Meteorological Organisation and The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel peace prize.