Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change

Bridging the Gap between Scientific and Public Opinion

by Eric P. Grimsrud



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/7/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781938908026
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781938908033

About the Book

Global warming has been a subject of great interest to both the scientific community and the general public during the last two decades. The consensus among scientists is that global warming is caused by man’s activities. At the same time, however, the public’s perceived importance of the global warming issue has not yet prompted them or their elected representatives to take an appropriate level of action.

In Thoughts of a Scientist, Citizen, and Grandpa on Climate Change, author Dr. Eric P. Grimsrud discusses this disparity of thought and examines whether there are valid reasons for this gap. He provides a basic scientific understanding of the global warming issue and talks about the substantial economic and political impacts. He also presents a brief review of the most current literature providing evidence for anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and uses a question-and-answer format to dispel the arguments against global warming.

From his vantage point of a scientist by trade, a citizen, and a grandfather, Grimsrud takes a stand on this issue that is certain to become of central importance to our descendents throughout the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Eric P. Grimsrud graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, receiving a PhD in chemistry. He was a professor of chemistry at Montana State University–Bozeman, for twenty-nine years. Grimsrud lives near Kalispell, Montana, with his wife, Kathy, and their Labrador, Svart som Bek.