Posted by: ericgrimsrud | August 16, 2014

Montana: Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems

Efforts by scientists of Montana to inform Montana’s reticent politicians of the relentless advance of climate change in Montana is described in a recent article by Elliot Negin of The Huffington Post (see it at Negin’s article bears the same title as used above and points to a letter written to Montana politicians and newspapers by a set of Montana scientists, including me, who have had considerable research experience in the field of climate change. That letter can be seen at


  1. Eric,
    Your stubborness is admirable so I show up here from time to time to applaud your efforts.

    The links you provide in the above post include statements such as this:
    “Innovations in clean energy and efficiency technology show that viable and affordable solutions exist.”

    Diana Six studies bugs and beetles so she can be excused for believing this nonsense but you won’t find many professional physicists who agree. The USA’s achievements in reducing CO2 emissions will not come close to offsetting the growth in emissions from the BRIC countries.

    Thus it follows that no matter what we do here in the USA, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will continue to rise at an accelerating rate. Will that cause “Catastrophic Global Warming”? There are reasons to doubt that.

    Over the last 15 years the increase in global temperature has “Paused” in defiance of the relentless increase in CO2 concentration. Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor. IMHO global temperatures are likely to fall over the next 30 years proving that CO2 is not a major factor in “Climate Change”. I hope to be around 15 years from now to hear you apologize for baseless alarmism.

  2. I would be interested in hearing your response to Ed Berry’s article in today’s Interlake.

    [Response from EPG: Jim, I would be glad to respond to Berry’s dribble, but have found that my input is no longer as welcome at the DIL. Perhaps because I have moved away from Kalispel, but also because of the moritorium the Editor put on climate science op eds a few months ago. However, it does appears that the Editor will run such op eds if its scientific content is sufficiently bad. Best Regards, Eric]

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