Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity

Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity // Nov 8, 2018

I am only wearing a T-Shirt in this RANT as I walk to school in Ottawa. Problem is that we are in November, and I am at at latitude 45 N and it is a balmy 10 C (50 F). Dude, where is winter?? I chat on:

  • Rapid Climate Change, Arctic darkening,
  • Hope vs Hopelessness, Compassion, Resilience, Stoic Stoicism,
  • CDR, SRM, Iron Salt Aerosols, Marine Permaculture Arrays,
  • Sulphur, Biomimicry, Trees,
  • Artificial Cement, Sucking Carbon from the Sky and Water, and a lot of other cooling things.

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Mini-Tsunami in Flooded Quarry, and Cement Chat // Nov 11, 2018

About a week ago, in this water filled quarry in Quebec, a rock wall collapsed, generating a tsunami that crossed the lake, picking up sand and rocks from the lake floor and casting them on the far shoreline. There was some damage to docks, etc; the amazing thing was that a submerged airplane in 25 feet of water was moved several feet by the force of the wave. Not sure if the sunken submarine at 60 feet depth was moved.

My 16yr old son had four scuba dives here this weekend, to successfully complete his scuba certification. I hiked around the site and chat about ideas to make cement limestone from CO2 that is captured from the atmosphere; this has great potential scalability.
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Nature Bats Last 2018 | October 5, 2019 | Guy McPherson, Paul Beckwith & Kevin Hester.  This was previously published as, The Case for Declaring a Climate Emergency, from the previous podcast, which Paul shared on October 27th.  Here is a convenient video version:


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Extinction Radio Interview, Kevin Anderson and Paul Beckwith, Episode 95, 5th November 2018, linked here.
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Climate or Bust, a Global Reckoning, Published by Revolt Against Plutocracy, Nov 7, 2018


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Trifecta: Climate Tipping Points: Atmospheric/Ocean Circulation, Gary Null Podcast, Radio EcoShock Interview

Climate Tipping Points: Atmospheric and Ocean Circulation // Nov 1st, 2018

Presently, global average temperature is rising 0.25C per decade. However nonlinear, tipping points can greatly increase this rate of warming. Atmospheric circulation (jetstreams) and ocean circulation (currents like the AMOC, or Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation) can switch state behaviour and quickly rocket us up to a much different, chaotic world. In this video, the first of two parts, I chat about the risks of these tipping points being triggered.
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Global Circulation Tipping Points in the Atmosphere and Oceans // Oct 30, 2018

In this second video, I continue to chat about the risks of these tipping points being triggered.
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A review of the IPCC report and updates on the status of global climate change, The Gary Null Show – 10.17.18.  Replay at link, or Podbean download here.  While the entire episode is 59:13 long, Paul’s segment starts at the 41:10 mark.

Key segment at 56:10:  Paul talks about impact, four to ten years out of BOE, ‘blue ocean event’, shift of center of gravity of extreme cold to Greenland, global food shortages, and urgency of declaring then acting on our global climate emergency.

Dr. Null’s patently conceived show introductions–where he outlines what to expect–are impeccably clear.  By all means, listen to the entire show, but those on short shift can zone in on the part framing Paul, by going to the 1:04 mark.

It was a great honor for Paul to be on Gary Null’s show again.  For those of you in Canada perchance unfamiliar, or in Europe who might not know him at all, Dr. Null has for decades helped listeners with diet and nutrition, in all aspects of holistic or clean, correct living.  His reputation is of the highest standard in the USA and has been heard probably by over 20M–or more–listeners, maybe 50M…

He is a sound voice of clear-eyed reason in all aspect of healing.  This must necessarily now include our home, planet earth.  To be clear:  how can it be that a widely regarded show focused on nutrition again hosts a climate system scientist?  Because ‘as it is above (outside), so it is below (inside, dk):

Paul ‘chats about the latest scientific developments on “faster than expected” climate change, and ineffectual human responses rather lack of responses’.
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Big Trouble on a Small Planet, Alex Smith, Radio EcoShock, posted Wed 24 October, 2018.

Here is a link for the Lo-Fi version of the show (Paul is the whole show)

Welcome to a stormy world. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith and I cover the breaking science news behind the big storms and strange times. It’s not just you: the record weather on the outside, with a climate shift behind it all. From a hot Arctic to the hurricanes we investigate the big picture, while Billionaires tell us to “get used to it”‘.

As Alex goes on to say:  ‘When we need the big picture on continuing extreme weather, I call Paul Beckwith. He’s got the cutting science behind the scenes. Next up on Radio Ecoshock we travel to the atmosphere with specialist scientists like John Lin from Utah and from the UK, Edward Hanna.

Famous American scientist Michael Mann is coming up – plus two interviews with lead scientists on that alarming news about way more heat in the ocean! Along the way, we discover why all the computing power behind Bit Coin can – all by itself – take us to the two degree C. danger zone. When scientists are on edge, they talk directly and fully to you on Radio Ecoshock‘.
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Artifacts of a colder Canada, soon to only
appear in memories and museums.
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Cornel West: on fighting fascism; Lee Gelernt: on child separation; Paul Beckwith: on climate emergency

Choices of links to show, here and here:  It is delightful to be on Dougie Hanson, The Abolitionist’s show, Voices of Dissent again:  ‘One Person, One Vote: anything less diminishes democracy‘.
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Above is image, not navigable video.

Clip from a few weeks ago:  CTV News Channel Interview:   Hurricane Michael.  ‘Recent weather events are certainly sounding the alarm on climate change. Climate system scientist, Paul Beckwith, joins us for his insight’.
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Abandoned car on an island connected with a bridge
to the mainland; bridge was removed in 1950s…

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Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth, Interviewed by Kevin Hester on NBL

    

Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth: 1 of 2 // Oct 26, 2018

Arctic sea ice regrowth in October is freakishly slow. We are at record low ice extent for late October; even lower than the 2012 minimum. In this video, and the next, I chat about:

  • Beaufort Gyre stalling and reversal,
  • atmospheric and ocean circulation changes,
  • sea-surface and water column temperatures,
  • salinities,
  • heat transport, and much more.

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Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth: 2 of 2 // Oct 26, 2018

Second video continues as before.  And since formation in 2015, there have been two permanent hot spots in the oceans off Svalbard, with water temperatures at 78 degrees latitude North of 18.5 degrees Celsius in late October.

 
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The Case for Declaring a Climate Emergency, Paul was a guest on Nature Bats Last three weeks ago, here.  He was interviewed by super activist, spokesperson for the earth, and good friend and supporter of Dr. Guy McPherson, Mr. Kevin Hester–himself quite a person in his own right!  Not to be missed!  57:25 long.


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Flaws in IPCC Report: Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System

Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System // Oct 18, 2018

Computer modelling simulations of climate change have a very difficult time accounting for abrupt, nonlinear state changes, also known as tipping points. Since IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, including the sr15_ts (download PDF of sr15_ts here):

  • Rely too much on computer models,
  • They tend to understate the urgency and emergency state of ongoing abrupt climate change.

In this video I discuss the main broad-brush tipping points in the climate system, with a focus on the cryosphere (frozen regions).

Canada on October 17th

Ref:  Tipping Elements – the Achilles Heels of the Earth System, from the Potsdam Institute fro Climate Impact Research.
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More On Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System // Oct 19, 2018

Continuation of Thursday’s video on how computer modelling simulations of climate change have a very difficult time accounting for abrupt, nonlinear state changes, also known as tipping point, relying too much on computer models, understating urgency of climate change.
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I visited the Mosaica exhibit in Gatineau; huge plant displays; amazing art!!

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Ref: Hurricane Michael Reminded America Why Climate Change is a National Security Risk, For the Air Force, Climate Change Just Got Personal.

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Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C

Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C // Oct 10, 2018

As I filmed today, yet another massive hurricane has just come ashore in Florida’s panhandle. Hurricane Michael, at 155 mph (1 mph shy of Cat. 5) appeared almost out of nowhere and strengthened rapidly in the way too-warm Gulf of Mexico.

This video is not just on this storm, but:

  • Primarily on the human/media/global storm that has arisen with the release of the IPCC 1.5C report on our present state of the climate system, and
  • Whether or not we can keep global temperature rise to 1.5C or even to 2C.

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Profound Climate Mayhem With NO Arctic Sea-Ice

 

Part 2: Profound Climate Mayhem With NO Arctic Sea-Ice // Oct 4, 2018

In a few years we face a world with NO Arctic sea-ice. Profound climate and weather changes will profoundly disrupt human societies, eg. severe global food shortages.

In previous videos I discussed timeframes and trajectories for a zero sea-ice state, and a shift of the center-of-cold by 17 degrees latitude.
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Profound Climate Mayhem With NO Arctic Sea-Ice // Oct 3, 2018

Just as in the last video, I delve into heat capacity changes with spiking Arctic warming, magnified ocean waves bringing heat from depth, destabilizing Greenland’s glaciers; also wind reversals, monsoon effects, and bubbling methane.


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Three More Videos On Tornadoes: Ottawa,

Nonlinear Tornado Damage With Rapid Climate Change / Sep 29, 2018

This video is the last of four on the science, dynamics, and consequences of tornado swarms that will become more frequent in northern states and Canada.  The first video ‘Our Changing World; A Tornado Outbreak in Canada‘ was shared Wednesday, here.

We can build new houses to withstand an EF2 tornado by spending an extra $150 to simply strap down the roof with horizontal nails attaching ties between walls and roof beams. So simple and cheap. Wind drag force on a house scales to wind velocity squared; wind power scales to velocity cubed. Thus, below a certain wind speed there is almost no damage; slightly above that threshold there is catastrophic damage. Highly nonlinear process.
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Will Tornado Alley Shift Northward Into Canada? / Sep 28, 2018

Third of four videos discusses dynamics of tornadoes and how they impact people and communities: 

Supercells are huge collections of storm clouds bunched together, with rotation. They often generate tornados, as happened recently in Ottawa, and a few days later, in Detroit. As rapid climate change proceeds, and the speed, waviness, location, and nature of jet streams changes, it is possible that “Tornado Alley” in the US will shift northward, and impact northern states and Canada greatly.

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What Happened Inside the EF3 Tornado Hitting Ottawa? / Sep 27, 2018

This is the second video in this series.  An EF3 tornado razed the town of Dunrobin and moved into Ottawa crossing the river hitting Gatineau; it had winds up to 265 km/h (1 km/h faster is EF4).

  • The forward speed of the cold front generating Supercell clusters and tornados was 80 km/h, thus rotation speed of the tornado was 185 km/h (for CCW rotation, the right front quadrant was 185+80=265 km/h while the left front quadrant was 185-80=105 km/h).
  • Air pressure inside funnels drops as much as 60%; a 1 km wide funnel moving forward at 80 km/h crosses a point on the ground in 45 seconds.

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