Climate Clash

John Swallow versus Eric Grimsrud on Climate

by John D Swallow I see that Eric has offered up his power point presentation that he probably impressed the  crowd with at the AAUW in Grand Rapids. Power Point Slides for AAUW, Grand Rapids, 2016 » slide16  The AAUW stands for: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN. “Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through …

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Democrats keep lying about global warming

by Dr. Ed Berry The University of Montana continues to lie about Global Warming and Steve Running. Today, the University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station announced it will host a presentation on July 5 titled, “What’s New in the Global Warming World?” Their announcements reads: Join the Bio Station and the Flathead Lakers to hear Dr. Steve Running, University of Montana Regents …

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Review of Hansen’s "Storms of My Grandchildren"

by Jim Hollingsworth, a building contractor in Kootenai County Idaho First published by Science & Public Policy Institute, June 20, 2010 Reference: Hansen, James. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. Bloomsbury, USA, 2009. INTRODUCTION While scientists the world over continue to study and …

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James Hansen: Singing in the Rain

by James Hansen, Singing in the Rain, 26 January 2011 In the past 2-3 weeks I received a deluge of nasty-language messages saying that I should be fired, deported, run over, etc.  Such a sudden burst of malice seems unlikely to be spontaneous.

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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3. Are we at an Impasse?

by Edwin Berry Back to the Scientific Method Allow me to address Dr. Eric’s comments to my Post “2. The Scientific Method.” Dr. Eric seems reluctant to agree to using the scientific method to verify the AGW hypothesis. He suggests in “complex systems … the testing of theories … becomes more difficult.” OK, granted, our …

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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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The Great Climate Clash

September 15, 2010 Dr. Eric Grimsrud and Dr. Ed Berry both live in Flathead County, Montana. As a result of their Letters to the Editor in the Daily Inter Lake, they agreed to conduct an online debate open to the general public. While they live in what many consider a remote part of America, their …

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