by Ed Berry, Ph.D., Physics, CCM
On January 8, I left home at 4:10 am and arrived at the Glacier International Airport at 4:40 am. Delta Airlines flew me to Salt Lake City and then to Phoenix, Arizona. After unwinding at my hotel, I took a taxi to the Phoenix Convention Center and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting.
It was about 2:00 pm. The AMS poster presentations would begin at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. So, I walked through the commercial exhibits.
At 3:00 pm, it was getting near show time. So, I took my cloth poster out of my briefcase, unfolded it, and pinned it to the 4 ft by 8 ft board the AMS supplied for my booth #494. Then I had time to walk through the other poster presentations. At about 3:30, people began showing up to see the posters.
A few days before, the AMS emailed that many government employees might not show up for the meeting due to the shutdown. Indeed, almost half of the planned poster boards remained empty, representing the government employee contribution to the AMS meeting. That means most of the people who attended the AMS meeting were from universities, or private companies, or were people who, like me, are sincere enough about climate science to pay our own way.
The AMS assigned me an excellent poster location. My poster began a row that had great visibility for all who entered the poster area. My poster was 4 ft by 8 ft to fit the available board space and all my lettering was easy to read from a distance. However, almost all the other posters were about 3 ft by 4 ft and looked like an enlarged page of a scientific journal with small print. You can see the pdf of my poster here.
Now for some estimated statistics.
About 50 percent of those who walked by my booth stopped to seriously study it. About 50 people in all stopped long enough to have a serious conversation with me. Of those, only 2 blew me off with a snide comment and hurried away.
I talked to about 30 people for more than 5 minutes. Sometimes it was one on one. Sometimes is was a group of about 4 people. There were always another 6 or more people who watched my conversations without engaging in the conversation.
When people stopped to read my poster, I quickly learned that my best opening was, “This poster asks “What caused atmospheric CO2 to increase since 1750? Was it human CO2 or natural CO2?”
Everyone who talked to me took time to discuss this question seriously (except for the 2 who blew me of). We talked about science. There were no politics. This was, after all, a science meeting. The most discussed of my poster slides were The Problem Defined, The Physics Model Replicates the 14CO2 Data, Physics Theory system, Physics theory equations, and Natural and Human CO2 set Balance Levels.
I emphasized that the continuity equation plus only one assumption – that outflow equals level divided by a reference time – exactly reproduces the 14C data after 1970, which is something the UN IPCC climate theory cannot do. And this physics theory easily concludes that human CO2 adds only about 18 ppm to atmospheric CO2.
I did not attempt to push anyone to agree with me. I simply explained my case and answered their questions. About 80 percent of those who talked to me said they agree. About 10 percent said they would think seriously about it.
One noted the “Ph.D., Physics” after my name and remarked,
“The problem with too many meteorologists is they do not know enough physics. That is why they think human CO2 causes climate change.”
Many congratulated me on my work and on my “nerve” to present my case at the AMS meeting. (Little did they know that I thrive on competition and challenges.)
Over half of those who seriously talked to me were Chinese. They were university people, not government people.
At 6:00 pm, they turned out the main lights and it was time to pack up and leave.
The AMS meeting showed that a large percentage of real scientists in the meteorological field seriously question the UN IPCC claims about climate change.
Where have you ever heard that before?
These data suggest there is a significant scientific audience interested in hearing and learning about theories that show human CO2 emissions are not the primary cause of climate change.
It’s no secret that the Republican Party must seriously address the liberal view of climate change. There are three different political approaches made by Republicans. Only the last one will work. The first two are like running away from the challenge with our tails between our legs.
- Try to convince the people that warming is good for them. – This approach is a political disaster because it agrees with the liberal fiction that human CO2 causes global warming. It undermines scientific truth. Might as well kiss science truth goodbye.
- Develop Republican versions of liberal climate fiction. Propose a different carbon tax. Don’t question the UN IPCC climate fiction. – This is also a political disaster because it reinforces the ongoing liberal agenda, it does not save our carbon-fuel energy companies, and it offers no reason for the millennials to support the Republican Party. Might as well be a Democrat.
- Learn and defend climate truth, which is human CO2 emissions make no essential difference to atmospheric CO2 and atmospheric CO2 makes no essential difference to global warming. – This is the only solution that will save the Republican Party in 2020. It is the simplest climate science truth to teach to the public. The public gets this and will support this.
There is a place for compromise in politics. There is no place for compromise in scientific truth. The Chinese and Russian people will not fall for climate fiction. If we forge climate fiction into our people, China and Russia will clean America’s clock in energy efficiency, space exploration, national IQ, and national defense.
Seek the truth because ONLY the truth will make us free.