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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European Kids Ask Paul About Climate Change, at COP25 Madrid

 

Kids Across Europe Ask Paul Questions About Climate Change: COP25 Madrid Spain: Part 1 of 3 // Dec 20, 2019

I am extremely happy and grateful to post this video and the next two from my adventures in Madrid, Spain at COP25. My friend Alfonso Soria put out the word to his many teacher friends across Europe that climate scientist Paul was in Madrid.

Teachers in different countries recorded their kids (of all different ages) asking me questions on global warming/climate. The questions were awesome! Enjoy this holiday treat; I found it very touching. Thank you kids and teachers!!
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Dispatches from COP 25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid
By Alex Carlin | December 13th, 2019 at 7:07 PM (CST)

This is a series of annual special reports for CMD from guest contributor Alex Carlin about his observations at the United Nations climate conference — and this year from the “People’s Summit” in Santiago, Chile as well.

Shifting “Center of Cold” Underscores Critical Need for Climate Restoration
December 13, 2019–Here at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP 25), I ran into a great scientist whom I have followed for years, Paul Beckwith. Paul is a renowned climate system scientist at the University of Ottawa, who puts out many informative and entertaining videos that have helped innumerable people, including myself, get up to speed on what he calls “abrupt climate system change,” where you ask questions like,

will Earth become Venus any time soon?” In fact, his videos were my first entry into climate science, and I found them to be extremely well done, effective, and fun to watch.

As I interviewed Paul here, he enlightened me about Greenland becoming the “center of cold” in the Arctic. That is, if we don’t prevent the Arctic Ocean from losing its perennial ice, it will become a blue water ocean for most of the year, and Greenland will be colder than the North Pole.

Paul said, “This will lead to profound changes. Greenland is going to be exposed, and melt rates are going to go way way up,” leading to biblical sea level rises. But beyond submerging Miami, he explained that,

The center of cold in the Arctic will move fairly far to the south: from the North Pole (90 degrees North) to the center of Greenland (73 degrees North). So, since the jet air streams which travel around the Earth actually circle around the ‘center of cold,’ this will cause them to become even wavier than they are now, and also it will bring a jet stream ‘trough’ over North America for extended periods of time.

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Oceans Science Behind Our Climate Emergency: COP25 Madrid

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The Science Behind Our Climate Emergency in the Oceans: COP25 Madrid: Part 1 of 2 // Dec 11, 2019

Continuing on the climate emergency theme, myself, Dr. Peter Carter from the Climate Emergency Institute, and Regina Valdez discuss the oceans, and the scientific justification for an oceanic climate emergency. Clearly, as oceans warm, expand, acidify, and have reduced vertical mixing of oxygen and nutrients, the entire marine ecosystem from the base of the food chain to the highest trophic levels are all threatened. Life on land requires life in the oceans.
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Our Oceanic Climate Emergency: COP25 Madrid: Life on Land Needs Life in the Oceans: Part 2 of 2 // Dec 11, 2019

Second of two videos, continues from above.
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A Rant Through Madrid Spain’s Metro System on my way to the COP25 // Dec 11, 2019

The Madrid Metro System is an extremely clean, efficient, modernized transportation system, and many stations, like this one near the COP25 were adorned with posters chock full of interesting climate emergency slogans.

  

I couldn’t resist a stroll through the corridors, filming what was there and recording the messaging for the COP. Spain, Madrid specifically, did a great job in pulling together all the preparations for the conference with less than a months notice.

   
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