Threat to Arctic Warming and Sea-Ice Loss is Ongoing

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Trace Halocarbon GHG Threat to Arctic Warming and Sea-Ice Loss is Ongoing: Part 2 of 2 // ggg

Continues where previous video from yesterday ‘New Paper: Banned Halocarbons Still Responsible for HALF of Arctic Warming and Sea-Ice Loss: 1 of 2‘, left off:

If this study is confirmed by many others, then between 1955 and 2005 about half of the surface warming in the Arctic, and about half of the Arctic sea-ice extent loss was actually due to the GHG (Green House Gases) effect from ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances), and not due to ozone changes.

After stabilizing for many years after the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the ODS CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane has been rising since 2013 or so from illicit production in China, according a separate paper. Our societies cannot afford to let these trace, long lived, huge GWP (Global Warming Potential) gases to rise in concentration in our atmosphere.

Ref:  HFC (Hydrofluorocarbons).

Ref:  ‘Substantial Twentieth -Century Arctic Warming, Caused by Ozone-Depleting Substances‘, 20 Jan, 2020–Nature by Polvani, Previdi, England, Chiodo, and Smith
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In case you missed it, here are three videos on arctic sea ice, starting with:  ‘When will Arctic Sea-Ice Vanish in the summer?‘, continues with ‘Going, Going…‘, and concludes with ‘Arctic Transition…

And if those were not enough, two videos, starting with ‘Incredibly Warm Weather in Europe…‘, and continues with ‘Our Abrupt Climate Disruption Bus…

That’s eight new videos, so that your job to take in a markedly wide view on weather and climate, is THAT much easier.  Donations to Paul, were and are, continue to be appreciated.  PayPal account is not required, just normal credit card.

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Live Interviews on Mainstream Canadian National TV Programs: CTV and CBC News

Beckwith’s Live Interviews on Mainstream Canadian National TV Programs: CTV and CBC News: 1 of 3 // Feb 2, 2020

When you start to wonder why I’ve had a video hiatus for a week or so, please rest assured that

  • I am on a massive learning quest (or succumbing to my chess addiction),
  • Reading huge numbers of books on all different topics: i.e. philosophy, to build better coping skills to deal with our existential crisis;
  • But most books are technical in various fields of endeavor.

    

I fortuitously bought “Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History” by Catharine Arnold a few months ago (a premonition??). Given the new coronavirus emergency it was very prudent to read it immediately.
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Beckwith’s Live Mainstream National Media (CTV TV and CBC TV) Interviews: Aussie Wildfires: 2 of 3 // Feb 2, 2020

Back in September, 2019 (oh so long ago, in abrupt climate system change time) I did a video on the record setting Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) over Antarctica and explained how it would deflect the jet streams (and this rain bearing storms) away from Australia in their summer (Canada’s northern hemisphere winter).

The rest is history, as they say.

  • Australia has been hit by extreme heat and dryness, and thus ongoing apocalyptic wildfires.
  • As the SSW subsided, heavy rain and golf-ball” sized hailstorms hit,
  • Then back to drought and massive dust storms.

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Beckwith’s Interviews Live On-Air with Canada’s National TV Broadcasters: Aussie Wildfires: 3 of 3 // Feb 2, 2020

Over the last month I have had six or seven on-air TV interviews with Canada’s largest private broadcaster (CTV News) and another with Canada’s largest public broadcasters (CBC News). In this final video of my three part video series I continue to play the recorded TV news clips, and discuss:

 

  • The keystone role that abrupt climate system change has in driving Australia’s catastrophic wildfires.
  • I also discuss the jaw-dropping ineptitude of governments to respond to our ongoing climate casino reality.

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Ice Carving Competition at Ottawa’s Yearly
WinterLude Festival (soon to be WaterLude?).

Bench is made of ice (I was on the cold seat!)

 

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Climate System Change Update Live from Canadian University Chess Championship Skittles Room

Climate System Change Update Live from Canadian University Chess Championship Skittles Room

Live climate change reporting from the skittles room before the final round of the Canadian University Chess Championship team tournament at beautiful Wilfred Laurier University in snowy Kitchener, Ontario.

  

We got 20-30 cm of snow; eastern Newfoundland received almost a meter of snow; snowfall rates of 10 cm per hour; winds up to 157 km/h (Cat. 2 hurricane wind equivalent).

Needless to say, snowdrifts covered many cars and even some houses, and many people had to literally dig themselves out. Check out the online photos. Australia is finally catching a break from the wildfires and heat.

The Sudden Stratospheric Warming that switched on in September just switched off, so jet streams could bring moisture and rainfall over Australia to put out fires.
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How Arctic Ocean Blue Ocean State Will Crush Humanity Like a Bug


How Arctic Ocean Blue Ocean State Will Crush Humanity Like a Bug: Part 1 of 3 // Jan 10, 2020

In my previous two videos I discussed how the reflectivity of the Arctic region reduced from 52% to 48% between 1979 and 2011, with global average warning 0.21 W/m2 (1/4 that of CO2).

Now I explain the newest science from 2019 on how a Blue-Ocean State (zero Arctic sea ice) in summer would heat the overall planet 0.71 W/m2 with expected cloud invariance (or 2.24 W/m2 with clear skies, or 0.37 W/m2 if overcast). This equals 1 trillion tons of CO2 or 25 years of warming. i.e. global food shortage chaos.
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‪Another TV interview from Monday the 6th:  I chatted earlier today on CTVNews about the horrible fires, and we covered impacts to First Nations people.
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Here on Extinction Radio again, Episode 102 – 10th December 2019 – Paul Beckwith live from CoP 25 in Madrid.  The interview with founder and creator, Mike Ferrigan, has downloadable versions in both video and audio for this episode.
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Arctic Sea-Ice Loss and Literal Darkening of the Arctic Causing Warming Amplification

Arctic Sea-Ice Loss and Literal Darkening of the Arctic Causing Warming Amplification: Part 1 of 2 // Jan 7, 2020

I am back after my much needed holiday break. I am chomping at the bit and ready to go. Here I discuss how the Arctic region (from 80 to 90 degrees N) albedo (reflectivity) declined from reflecting 52% of sunlight in 1979 to reflecting only 48% of the sunlight in 2011. This decline occurred mostly in regions where the Arctic sea ice melted out, and was not compensated by cloud cover since the latter did not increase significantly. Arctic temperatures thus increased by 3x the global average.

Ref from 2014 paper by Pistone, Eisenman, Ramanathan:  ‘Observational determination of albedo decrease caused by vanishing Arctic sea ice‘.
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Darkening Arctic with Loss of Sea-Ice and Snow Cover, Consequences of Blue-Ocean State: Part 2 of 2 // Jan 7, 2020

How much Arctic darkening will occur with an ice-free Arctic Ocean (Blue-Ocean State)? How much more warming will occur? To get a handle on the answers I continue to delve into the scientific literature. According to a recent paper, the annually-averaged Arctic Ocean planetary albedo under ice-free and cloud-free conditions would be 14% over the region. Compare this to the estimated cloud-free albedo of 39% in 1979. The Arctic is becoming a much Darker place; cloud growth does not compensate for ice loss.

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Three Interviews: Spencer, CTV, and Radio EcoShock

91 Beckwith After COP 25 // Dec 23, 2019

Here Paul is again interviewed by Metta Spencer.  Previously, Paul was on her show, on 14 October, as shared here, proximate to the Young Turks.  As she says:  ‘Canadian climatologist Paul Beckwith attended the COP 25 meeting in Madrid that ended in a stalemate. He and Metta agree that there is too little progress by elected government officials, and they consider ways of speeding up responses to the emergency. Beckwith favors sprinkling iron in oceans to encourage plankton and feeding CO2 to limestone.’
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New CTV national TV news clip, from 12 noon yesterday.  Click link here.
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The Dark Edges Of Climate Change:‬
‪I chat on EcoShock Radio with the great Alex Smith about climate restoration while I was at COP25 in Madrid Spain.  This is from 18 Dec, after Paul got back (dk).

Paul Beckwith Reporting From COP25 Climate Conference In Madrid‘:

The world’s largest climate meeting wrapped up in Madrid. It is called The Conference of the Parties. This was COP25. There were no headlines other than world leaders again agreed to let Earth slip farther into climate disaster. Radio Ecoshock had our own observers on site, including regular guest Paul Beckwith. Paul is a genuine climate scientist who often teaches at the University of Ottawa. Now he is also Professor to the World with his in-depth series of climate videos on You tube.

‘Outside the COP25 climate conference in Madrid’s December, climate activists gathered to call for real action. But a small number of experts claim we can “restore” the climate with technology. Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith is tracking that web of small foundations and micro-investors pushing everything from carbon-capturing concrete to fertilizing ocean plankton. All that becomes more desperate as yet another gathering of world leaders abandons the future to stalling and words‘.
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What WE Must Do: Wadhams-Carter-Beckwith-Valdez Chat On DIRE Climate Emergency


Wadhams, Carter, Beckwith, Valdez chat on our DIRE Climate Emergency, and on what WE Must Do: 1 of 2 // Dec 22, 2019

In the late afternoon of Friday Dec.13th at COP25 in Madrid Spain, Dr. Peter Wadhams, Dr, Peter Carter, myself (Paul Beckwith), and Regina Valdez chat on our dire, ongoing climate emergency, and about what we need to do to extricate ourselves from the crisis and ensure future survival on Earth. Whether or not humanity will be successful is not the issue; we have no option but to do what is necessary to survive with our planetary resources and human ingenuity, for as long as we can.
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Wadhams, Carter, Beckwith, Valdez chat on our DIRE Climate Emergency, and on what WE Must Do: 2 of 2 // Dec 22, 2019

Second of two videos, continues where first video left off.
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Back in Canada after the COP25.
A winter wonderland…
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