Climate Clash

8. Future Millennia

by Eric Grimsrud This last (possibly last) post by me extends the discussion of future effects of increased CO2 out into the next 8 millennia – roughly the same period of time over which man has developed advanced civilizations after the last glacial period which ended about 12 millennia ago. The essence of these predicted …

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6. The Age of Man

by Eric Grimsrud In this post, I will summarize the countless effects man has had on physical aspects of the Earth.   With each of these components, I will used select figures which I believe are worth a “thousand words”, as they say, and allow me to use a minimum of my own. In addition, I …

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4. Prosecuting in strict accordance with the Scientific Method.

by Eric Grimsrud It is time to move this debate forward. As the Prosecutor I will now attempt to do that in strict accordance with the Scientific Method, a portion of which Ed has previously summarized in his Post #2. To the Jury: In science, we have theories and we have observable facts. Our understanding …

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2. The Scientific Method

by Dr. Ed Berry Introduction to the AGW problem Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the hypothesis that human emissions of CO2 due to burning fossil fuels are causing dangerous global warming. AGW proponents claim AGW is so dangerous that we must drastically reduce our fossil fuel CO2 emissions in order to stop the disastrous effects …

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1. A Common Sense View of AGW

by Eric Grimsrud The essence of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) problem is really quite simple and can be viewed in this way.  The Earth contains two very different forms of carbon. We can call one of these “geological carbon” (GC).  GC includes “inert” substances such as the fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) and various inorganic substances such a …

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Climate Clash Definitions

Here the Definitions agreed to by Dr. Ed and Dr. Eric: GHG means “greenhouse gases” including water vapor, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and the halocarbons AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is global warming caused by human emissions of CO2 and other GHGs . CAGW means “Catastrophic AGW” Climate Clash (as now defined) will focus on the …

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Climate Clash Claims

Here are Dr. Eric’s claims. Dr. Ed disagrees with all of Dr. Eric’s claims. Therefore, these claims will be central in the Climate Clash debate. Before 1850, CO2 did not exceed Base CO2 during the last 12,000 years. CO2 did not exceed 300 ppm in the last 750,000 years. Human fossil fuel burning and deforestation, …

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