Global Climate Emergency Scientific Justification, COP25 Press Conference

 

  

Anxiously preparing for my #COP25 press conference
in 1.5 hours or so. Today’s topic is the scientific
justification that we are in an urgent climate emergency

Global Climate Emergency Scientific Justification: COP25 Madrid Press Conference: Part 1 of 2 // Dec 5, 2019

The World Meteorological Organization-WMO reported global average temperatures 1.1C higher than 19th century levels.

Paris 1.5C and 2C targets are relative to a pre-industrial baseline (1750). Thus, add 0.3C to the WMO number so warming is already 1.4C.  How can this not be a climate emergency?

Making the case for scientific justification of a global climate emergency, myself, Dr Peter Carter from the Climate Emergency Institute, and Regina Valdez chat.  We are at the COP25 Conference, right now, in Madrid Spain.


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Scientific Justification of Global Climate Emergency: Part 2 of 2 // Dec 5, 2019

Second of two videos, continues from above.
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Climate Restoration to Ensure Life’s Long-Term Survival on our Planet: 1 of 3

Packing for Madrid.
Find Shackleton in the photo.

Climate Restoration to Ensure Life’s Long-Term Survival on our Planet: 1 of 3 // Nov 25, 2019

When people talk about what society needs to do about climate change you often hear talk of Mitigation (reducing emissions to zero by 2050) and Adaptation (dealing with the changes that are already occurring). We must add CLIMATE RESTORATION to this lexicon.

Climate restoration is all about ensuring that the climate for our children and grandchildren is returned to the healthy climate enjoyed by our parents and grandparents when they were young children.
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Help Paul Go to COP25/UN Climate Conference: donate to my GoFundMe here appreciated.Beckwith, Patrick Farnsworth and Michael Sliwa‘.  Click here for full episode.
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Stunted Growth in Arctic Sea Ice Refreeze

Stunted Growth in Arctic Sea Ice Refreeze // Nov 19, 2019

Arctic sea ice behavior continues to surprise us. In August as it approached the September minimum, ice loss stalled out, and as it refroze in October/November ice growth stalled again. The high Arctic above 82.5 degrees latitude was 7 degrees C warmer than normal for October.

The jet streams crossed Greenland pushing warm air northward into the Arctic Ocean forming a strong cyclone bringing lots more heat and high winds over the struggling sea ice, as I show on Earth Nullschool.
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Recent interview on Extinction Radio:  ‘Episode 101 – 15th November 2019 – Paul Beckwith, Patrick Farnsworth and Michael Sliwa‘.  Click here for full episode.
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Help Paul Go to COP25/UN Climate Conference: donate to my GoFundMe here appreciated.Beckwith, Patrick Farnsworth and Michael Sliwa‘.  Click here for full episode.
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Before saying goodnight for now, we wanted to share an extra feature, to share some of the work of two colleagues, Alex Smith of Radio EcoShock, from the May 8th, 2019 episode:  ‘Harsh News from the Weatherman‘.

It features Nick Humphrey, who dk recently connected with on Facebook after a several year rapprochement.  He has also been features on our friend Sandy Schoelles’s Environmental Coffeehouse.  SoundCloud is always a nice way to go, for those of you that can:

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Cop Out? Diddly Squat on COP25

Twenty Four Climate COPs and Diddly Squat. Can COP25 in Madrid be Different? // Nov 8, 2019

Twenty-four COPs and diddly squat. What can humanity possibly achieve at COP25? Many of us had high hopes for strong, concerted action on climate change after COP21’s Paris Agreement, only to have our hopes crushed like bugs.

  • Soon I am going to Madrid for COP25 and I will do everything in my power to educate policymakers in all governments about how our climate emergency is rapidly spiralling out of control. Wish me luck, and please see my ask below.
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Preparations for Madrid COP25 Climate Conference: A Plethora of Catastrophes to Present // Nov 9, 2019

As abrupt climate change accelerates and detrimental consequences to humanity notch upward, there is never a lack of material to present. I focus on:

  • what is happening,
  • why, and what we can expect in the next 5 years, 10 years, etc.
  • As I prepare for presentations at Madrid’s COP25,

I have a huge number of colourful infographics, gifs, and papers to draw on. I discuss some here; if you come across something exceptional then please alert me in a comment with a link.
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I am an independent, Climate System Scientist.  I put a lot of time and effort into researching, studying and producing my videos so that you can learn how quickly our world is changing.

It would mean a lot, if you would please consider supporting my Trip to COP25–expenses will include transportation/airfare from Ottawa, Canada, to Madrid, Spain, as well as meals and transportation while at COP.

Please also consider donating to support my work.  Please click here.  Donating does not need a PayPal account, but simply a credit card.
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Call-Out To Support Beckwith’s Travel, Kicking Butt at COP25 Madrid

Paul Goes Soon to Madrid’s COP25 to Hang Out with Greta and Warn Our Planet on Our Climate Emergency // Nov 7, 2019

Many people like me that were going to attend the Conference of Parties (COP25) climate conference in Santiago, Chile in early December watched as civil unrest and protests worsened. Chile has been a relatively stable place in South America since the end of the Pinochet regime about 30 years ago.

Things were in limbo as the Chilean government cancelled the COP, but fortunately the mantle was taken up by Madrid in Spain. I head to Madrid in a few weeks.

  • Please consider a new–or further–donation to my PayPal, to help offset my out-of-pocket COP25 travel expenses.  Does not require an account, just credit card.

Or if you prefer, you can alternatively consider please donating at my GoFundMe page, at:

Paul Beckwith, well-known climate system scientist/physicist/engineer and educator, will be attending the UN Climate Change Conference from December 2 to December 13, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. The conference will feature the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). His travel expenses will be out-of-pocket.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Paul is a respected creator of entertaining and comprehensible videos, usually pertaining to climate system science, abrupt climate change, meteorology, oceanography and Earth Sciences…

During his time at COP 25, Paul will have the opportunity to participate in press conferences, provide climate reports, and meet with other climate scientists and activists, such as:

  • Greta Thunberg (Youth Swedish Climate Activist),
  • Dr. James Hansen (Ex-Nasa scientist/Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program at Columbia University),
  • Dr. Peter Wadhams (Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group) and
  • Dr. Peter Carter (Founder of the Climate Emergency Institute and IPCC Expert Reviewer).

Paul’s expenses will include transportation/airfare from Ottawa, Canada, to Madrid, Spain, as well as meals and transportation while in Madrid. He would be most grateful for every single donation.

Last but not least, very special thanks to both ScientistsWarning.org’s Core Team Members, Heidi Brault and Charles Gregoire.  They are very special persons.
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Sea Rise & Power Plants, War & Carbon, Epidemics, Military Carbon

Rapid Sea-Level Rise “Threat Multipliers” to Coastlines, Nuclear Power Plants, and Mega-Cities

The military worries about rapid climate system change as being a “threat multiplier”. As climate caused catastrophes worsen, risks to nuclear power plants, spent radioactive fuel storage, and the power grid proportionately increase.

  • We’ve already had nuclear power plants narrowly missing direct hits by massive hurricanes, specifically in Florida in the last few years.
  • We had to throttle down power output from nuclear plants using river cooling water during heat waves, due to high water temperatures, or low water levels. The biggest risk going forward is to coastal nuclear plants being swamped by rapid sea level rise.

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Waging War Has Gigantic Carbon Footprint that is NOT even Counted in Overall Global Emissions

Horribly, some major industries that cross borders, most significantly container shipping transport, and airline transport, for both goods and people, are not counted in global carbon budgets.

The military carbon footprints in most countries are not counted either, or even calculated consistently and publicly reported on or even acknowledged. Many, like the U.S. military, which has waged war since 2001, have an enormous carbon footprint. This has to change, with our climate emergency nobody gets a free pass. In this video and the next two, I continue to chat on risks of collapse of the U.S. military from abrupt climate system change.
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Climate Change Caused Power Grid Collapse and Disease Epidemics Could CRUSH U.S. Military Like a Bug

Cascading, devastating, consequences of abrupt climate change are hitting us (you and I) harder and harder, threatening to even topple the mighty U.S. military within 20 years.

One of the weakest links in modern economies is the rapidly degrading electrical power grid; think of the enormous size, power, and wealth in California’s high-tech industries, yet many companies and over a million people there have been facing rolling power outages with their decrepit, wildfire causing power line poles being toppled in Santa Ana winds, bringing economies to their knees.

  • What happens when the power no longer comes on?

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U.S. Military Could Collapse within 20 Years due to Climate Change: Pentagon Commissioned Report

A recent report by the U. S. Army War College (Pentagon commissioned) concludes that the U. S. Military could collapse within 20 years from climate change. This is a startling admission; that the most powerful military force that has ever existed on Earth could be rendered impotent, crushed like a bug, in less than 2 decades by climate change.

Clearly, the ability of abrupt climate system mayhem to utterly destroy humanities military, infrastructure, indeed human civilization itself is scarcely recognized or acted on by human power structures, yet is blindingly obvious to hordes of schoolchildren around the planet (and me).
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https://twitter.com/Sifill_LDF/status/1188796015949819904?s=20
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Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes? Young Turks, Save The World Interview

How Hurricanes (Typhoons, Cyclones) Trigger Earthquakes As They Cross Continental Shelves: 1 of 2 // Oct 20, 2019

When Typhoon Hagibis hit Tokyo, Japan October 12th, 2019 there was a 5.7 earthquake the same day. A new paper discusses “stormquakes”, as a new discovery connecting small magnitude 3.5 earthquakes to tropical storms or nor’easters crossing “ocean banks” on continental shelves, exciting vibrations in the rock that can then propagate across entire continents.

However, this is not new stuff!! I discussed these connections with Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012, where the storm triggered three large earthquakes (magnitudes 7.8, 6.3, and 6.2) off Vancouver, Canada.

Ref:  ‘Typhoon Hagibis and Japan earthquake: Can hurricanes and typhoons trigger earthquakes?‘ by Kate Whitfield, Sun, Oct 13, 2019.
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Second video, Hurricanes Triggering Earthquakes: New Research on So-Called “StormQuakes”:  2 of 2here.
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On October 13th, Paul had a short–but well conducted–interview with John Iadarola on The Young Turks:  ‘Science EXPOSES Greta Thunberg Haters‘, on The Damage Report, TYT.

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Paul is ‘the first person interviewed when you open the Table of Contents pdf’, on Talk Show, TOC:  To Save The World.

Project Save the World is sponsored by Peace Magazine:  ‘We post a new hour-long video discussion every Monday at 8:00 pm EDT on Peace Magazine’s Facebook page, YouTube, and our website, http://tosavetheworld.ca, where you can endorse the Platform for Survival, 25 public policy proposals to reduce the risk of six threats to humankind.

Each sound track is available as an audio podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and other sites, as well as on our website‘.

Ref:  Their Project Save the World newsletter, can be downloaded here (word).
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