Author’s Book and Video

Welcome to my website!

I’m Eric P. Grimsrud, author of Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change: Bridging the Gap between Scientific and Public Opinion.  An introduction to me and my book is provided on this U-tube video  (click here).

The book can be ordered from any of the major book distributors such as

About the Author

I graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, and received a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970. I have been a teacher and research scientist at several universities and was a Professor of Chemistry at Montana State University, Bozeman, for 29 years. I have been an active participant in the field of atmospheric chemistry for almost 40 years. After living and working in Montana for almost 40 years, my wife and I now live in Liberty Lake, WA, and Grand Rapids, MN.

About my book, Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change

We are now live in a critical moment in the history of human civilization and have a choice of monumental importance to make.

Are we or are we not going to aggressively address the issue of anthropogenic global warming (AGW)? If we do, the short term adjustments will be challenging, but if we don’t, the longer term consequences are sure to be horrendous – certainly during the lives of our grandchildren and very likely during the lives of our children.

So, how do we decide which of these choices to make?  For starters, it helps a great deal to understand what Mother Nature is likely to do in response to the impacts of mankind on our planet – and what She does do can be predicted only via our understanding of the science involved. Therefore, a primary goal of Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change is to provide the general public with an improved understanding of the causes of climate change. The economic and social impacts of the needed changes will also be addressed.



  1. Hi Eric,
    I’m contacting you on behalf of a committee planning the STO Class of 1966 55th reunion, Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6. Several of us on the committee are aware of your impressive work on climate change. We’re hoping you might be willing to contribute your expertise to a Saturday afternoon presentation in the form of either a panel discussion (if we’re able to be in person) or a video presentation (if we must hold a virtual reunion). I’ve watched the 2017 Democratic Visions program you did with Jeff Strate. An update of that program would be perfect either by itself, or as an introduction to a broader panel discussion.
    We want to keep our formal programming to a minimum to allow plenty of time to just catch up with one another. However for 30 to 60 minutes on Saturday afternoon, we’d like to develop the theme: “The Impact of 60’s Activism on our Post Ole Lives” For some of us, our involvement in the causes of the Sixties directly shaped our career choices and life passions; however for many of us, we were way too busy tying to meet the academic challenges of a St. Olaf education to be directly involved in the Civil Rights or Anti-War Movements. Now during our retirement yeas, we finally have the time and energy to respond to the issues we face—- climate change, structural racism, economic disparity, LGBTQ rights, feminism, etc. Whatever, as older, wiser, “Golden Oles”, how are we dealing with the challenges of the times in which we live?
    We sincerely hope you will be willing to be a part of the discussion.
    Ann Piltingsrud Oyen
    612-360-1197 (cell and text)
    P.S. Congratulations on your book publications.

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