Edwin X Berry, PhD, CCM
Dr. Edwin Berry is CEO of Climate Physics, LLC, in Bigfork, Montana. He received his BS in Engineering from Caltech, his MA in Physics from Dartmouth, and his PhD in Physics from the University of Nevada.
At Dartmouth, Berry studied probability and Markov chains, and philosophy of science, under John Kemeny, a student of Albert Einstein. At Nevada, Berry’s PhD mentors were Friedwart Winterberg, Heisenberg’s best student, and William T. Scott.
Berry’s theoretical PhD thesis is recognized in textbooks as a breakthrough in the physics of rain and in numerical modeling, and still receives several citations per year.
Berry is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), and a pilot, with glider, power, and instrument ratings. Berry was chief scientist for Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) airborne research facility. The Department of Defense (DOD) choose Berry to be the only civilian in a top-secret weather modification project.
Berry was National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Program Manager for Weather Modification, where he managed the Metropolitan Meteorological Experiment (METROMEX), the National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE), and university research.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) used Berry’s methods to reduce wind shear accidents at major airports. The California Energy Commission (CEC) funded Berry to perform its wind-energy study of the southern California desert.
Berry has been an expert witness in many climate-related legal trials. His courtroom numerical model involving climate helped win a major criminal trial. Berry’s model later won the People’s Choice Award at Microsoft’s Windows World Open software contest with over 1300 entries.
The University of Nevada Alumni Association awarded Berry with its Professional Achievement Award. Berry was nominated by his mentor, Friedwart Winterberg.
Berry led Montana’s successful fight against the Our Children’s Trust climate lawsuit.
In sports, Berry has won international and national sailing competitions, track events, and currently holds first places in Concept 2 worldwide rowing competition.
Berry has self-funded his climate research since 2001. His website, edberry.com, provides climate education and information for the public. His current research shows human emissions contribute less than 18 ppm to the present 410 ppm, and, therefore, do not cause climate change.