COP26 Fundraiser

Friday 15 October, 2021

Before I do a new video later today or tomorrow on Earth albedo measured from Earthshine on the moon, I am eager to share about my new COP26 fundraiser.

I have the plane ticket, AirBnB, and am prepping like crazy…

Help Paul Go To COP26 – UN Climate Conference.

Paul Beckwith, well-known climate system scientist/physicist/engineer and educator, will be attending the UN Climate Change Conference from October 31 to November 12, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference will feature the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) 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. He also occasionally teaches at the University of Ottawa and is often asked by concerned citizens and government officials to speak at conferences and events, and has participated in numerous panel discussions. He participated in several panel discussions at COP25 in Madrid and has often been interviewed as a guest on various radio and podcast programs.

During his time at COP 26, Paul will be participating in panel discussions, providing climate reports and reporting on carbon dioxide levels. He will also have the opportunity to meet with other noted scientists and activists such as Dr. Peter Wadhams (Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group), Stephen Salter (Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr. Ye Tao of the Rowland Institute at Harvard University as well as distinguished youth activists.

Paul is planning on recording videos every day. Some of the topics covered will include:

Carbon Dioxide Drawdown Via Ocean Pasture Restoration
• Water: Crumbling Coastlines, Storm Surges and Massive Flooding
Flaming Forests, Charred Cities, Smoking Permafrost, and Loss of Carbon Sinks
Cascading Abrupt Climate Change Feedbacks
• Everything YOU Need to Know About Climate Changing Jet Streams
• Global Climate Mayhem: Weather Wilding, Weirding and Whiplashing
• How the Meme of Money Fuels Planetary Destruction
• Oceans in Peril: Heating, Stratification, Acidification, and Deoxygenation
• Likelihood for Global Food Shortages and Famine Within One Decade
• Climate Forced Migration of People, Animals, and Yes; Plants
• Effective Climate Reality Education for the Public Masses
• Understanding Both Risk and Exponential Growth are VITAL to Planetary Survival
• Fossil Fuel Subsidized Destruction of Life on Earth
Heat Waves and Drought Create Uninhabitable Regions
• Our Global Dimming Faustian Dilemma: What to Do?
Scientists Yell From Rooftops; Politicians go Blah, Blab, Blah…
• Marine Cloud Brightening
• Human Health Decline and Spiking Climate Change Mortalities
• Climate Restoration Triad: Our Three-Legged Barstool Approach

Paul’s expenses will include:

• Transportation/airfare from Ottawa, Canada, to Glasgow, Scotland – approximately $ 1000.00
• Accommodations while in Glasgow – approximately $ 1000.00
• Meals and transportation while in Glasgow – approximately $ 500.00
• Technical equipment – approximately $ 300.00
• Required COVID-19 testing – approximately $ 500.00

Paul’s participation in COP 26 will undoubtably help spread public awareness and understanding regarding climate change. The climate crisis has already had a huge impact on particular regions and nations, and is a global emergency. Let us help Paul in his mission to raise awareness regarding the global climate emergency.

He would be most grateful for every single donation.
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Besides GoFundMe above, and easy to use Donate feature, at this wordpress, you can also use Patreon.

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City Clobbering Asteroid 3,600 Years Ago + Multiple Asteroids 12,800 Years Ago Causing Younger Dryas

City Clobbering Asteroid 3,600 Years Ago + Multiple Asteroids 12,800 Years Ago Causing Younger Dryas // Oct 4, 2021

In the Middle-East there was a city called Tall el-Hammam. This bustling city with over 8,000 people was near the Dead Sea in Jorden. One day it was thriving, and the next day it was gone. The city was totally destroyed in a flash of light, with fire and a massive explosion. An unseen icy space rock moving 38,000 mph (61,000 mph) exploded in a massive fireball 2.5 miles (4 km) above the ground, with the power of 1000 Hiroshima bombs. Air temperature was instantly over 2000 C (3600 F) causing clothing, wood, and human bodies to burst into flames.

Swords, spears, mud bricks and pottery melted, while the entire city was engulfed in flames. A few seconds later, a massive shockwave hit the city, moving at 740 mph (1,200 mph), a speed faster than the strongest tornado ever. These deadly winds demolished every building in the city, and sheared off the top 40 feet (12 meters) of the central four story palace, blowing debris into the next valley. None of the 8,000 people or untold numbers of animals survived; the bodies were torn up, incinerated, and bones were pulverized into tiny pieces. One minute later, the winds and shock waves travelled 14 miles (22 km) to the west, hitting the biblical city of Jericho, tumbling the walls down and burning the city to the ground. For the next 600 years there was no agriculture in the region, since salt spread by the explosion contaminated the soils, and it took that long for the land to become arable again.

How do we know all this happened?

Over the last 15 years research by hundreds of people including archeologists, geologists, geochemists, geomorphology states, mineralogist, paleobotanists, sedimentologists, cosmic-impact experts, and medical doctors has given us this understanding. Next video, I discuss in detail the peer reviewed scientific paper published mere weeks ago on this research.

This city destruction by a rock from space was not the first recorded in history. In Syria 12,800 years ago a city was destroyed with melting temperatures above 2,200 C (I briefly discuss this paper as well). In that case, there was not just one impact, but numerous impacts many places in the Northern Hemisphere, and even at one place in the Southern Hemisphere (perhaps unrelated)? The cause is thought to have been impacts from many large chunks of a much larger fracturing comet or much larger disintegrating asteroid. The widespread destruction around the globe likely changed the global climate (timing works out perfectly) and triggered a massive cooling period called the Younger Dryas.

In this video I discuss important details from the peer reviewed scientific papers on these global climate changing asteroid impacts.

I also discuss the evidence for multiple impact strikes on Earth at locations around the northern hemisphere 12,800 years ago, including one destroying a city in Syria. These impacts are believed to be the cause of the global climate change known as “The Younger Dryas” which was a cooling that occurred between 12,800 years ago to 11,600 years ago.
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Status Report on our Global Oceans: NOT Good…

Status Report on our Global Oceans: NOT Good… // Sep 22, 2021

In this video I chat in detail on the status of our global oceans.

I explain the stories that the plots from the most recent BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society) “State of the Climate in 2020” tell about how our oceans are in grave peril.

Humanity, in the collective sense, is slowly becoming more aware of the grave threats and consequences that we face from abrupt climate system change. However, it is important to remember that the atmospheric heating giving rise to extreme weather events around the planet, that threaten our global food supply, are only due to about 3% of the overall heating. In fact over 91% of the Earth’s heating is in the oceans, and about 5% is in the cryosphere.

Using the BAMS plots, I show how the ocean is heating from the surface to the deep ocean floor around the planet, absorbing more and more gases like CO2 and becoming more acidic, and how the ocean currents that circulate heat around the planet from the warm equator to the colder poles is fundamentally rewiring.

We are in for a wild ride. Life on the land requires life in the oceans.

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Climate Turmoil: Details on How Trends across the Earth are Undergoing Rapid Change: from BAMS

Climate Turmoil: Details on How Trends across the Earth are Undergoing Rapid Change: from BAMS // Sep 20, 2021

In this video, I give a detailed discussion on how the Earth was different in 2020 from the previous 3 decades. If you haven’t already downloaded the detailed PDF report by BAMS (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society) called “State of the Earth in 2020” then please do so, and follow along in the document while I chat (drone on) about it.

Some of the stuff is quite “dry”, but bear with me as it is quite important to understand; the more you understand, the more interesting it gets.
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Tipping Points in Earth’s Climate System: Cascading Feedbacks in our highly Nonlinear System

Tipping Points in Earth’s Climate System: Cascading Feedbacks in our highly Nonlinear System // Sep 10, 2021

Every year brings us new mayhem in our Abruptly Changing Climate System. This summer has been one for the record books, with intense widespread heat waves and droughts, torrential monsoon-like rains leading to record flooding, widespread wildfires, and large cyclones. Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, severity, and duration around the planet, and are occurring in regions they never did before.

Welcome to our Climate Casino.

Climate breakdown is not linear, nor smooth, nor gradual. We are living through abrupt, highly nonlinear changes. Meanwhile, responses by governments are way too feeble and just don’t cut it; they are linear, smooth, and gradual and are nowhere near enough given the seriousness of the wrenching changes we are experiencing seemingly every day.

Spock, we are losing our planet. Can you help us since Earthlings seem incapable of saving themselves…

Thank you for watching!
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Science Says WE Can ALL Expect Much More CATASTROPHIC Flooding in OUR Climate Casino

Science Says WE Can ALL Expect Much More CATASTROPHIC Flooding in OUR Climate Casino // Aug 24, 2021

Welcome to the Climate Casino.

A few days ago a region just west of Nashville, Tennessee in the grand ole’ USA ran out of luck in the climate casino. Over 17 inches (432.3 mm) of torrential rainfall within one day created a wall of water almost like a tidal wave, sweeping away people’s cars, homes, and businesses; worst hit was in town of Waverly (population 4,100). The Piney River rose from a nominal height of 4.3 feet (1.3 m) to a historic crest of 31.8 feet (9.69 m) six hours later; most of this rise occurred in 3 to 4 hours, as measured by a river gauge. Much of the community was cut off from elsewhere by impassible roads even after the water retreated.

The problem is that this level of rainfall in a very short period of time can occur almost anywhere in our climate casino. A few months ago, in July, the exact same thing happened in Europe, flooding out many riverside towns that have been standing for centuries. Several hundred people died; many homes and cars were completely swept away.

The Arctic is warming way faster than lower latitudes, so the temperature contrast between the Arctic and lower latitudes is getting smaller. Thus, the jet streams are getting much slower and wavier and even getting stuck into ridges (under which there are heat waves and droughts) or troughs (above which there are many storms and torrential rains). Slower jet streams mean storms move across the Earth surface more slowly, so have longer time to dump rain in any given storm.

On our warmer planet, there is more evaporation from lakes, rivers, and oceans; leading, in fact to 7% more water vapour in the atmosphere. This water vapour rises and condenses into clouds, releasing huge amounts of stored energy (latent heat), fuelling ever more intense storms with torrential rains.

Just wait until there is no Arctic Sea Ice left in a few years; there will be a skyrocketing of Arctic Temperatures and even more chaotic jet streams. Without jet streams to guide storms, our weather patterns will become much more monsoonal.


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Some Reflections on Life in the Climate Casino and on the Latest Climate Report

Some Reflections on Life in the Climate Casino and on the Latest Climate Report // Aug 12, 2021

I am long overdue for a video, since I have been spending some time boning up on the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) WG1 (Working Group 1) AR6 (Assessment Report 6). I am reading every word in the main report (3497 pages long) and in the Summary for Policymakers document (40+ pages), as well as thoughts from various scientists and NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations) and ENGOs (Environmental NGOs).
This takes a little bit of time, but I am game:)

I already know my overall conclusion on the report. Too little, too late. Governments around the planet are still subsidizing fossil fuel companies to the tune of trillions of dollars, which continues to destroy our planet.

We are rapidly heading to a global food shortage and then famine. Vegetation (forests, grasslands, tundra, croplands, etc…) in ever larger areas of the planet is going up in flames and smoke, but for now it is still a small percentage of the total.

In a few years, with ever higher temperatures, it is easy to imagine Canada’s and Russia’s boreal forests completely incinerating, and causing horrendous nuclear winter type scenarios.

But that is for future, detailed videos, while I finish my reading of the IPPC report in its entirety.

Here, in this video, I prefer to chat, and “shoot the breeze” on life and my latest SCUBA diving exploits including having my weight belt fall off, and surfacing from the dive in torrential rains, with a massive thunderstorm overhead and close lightning strikes, which I could actually see while I was 40 feet under the water:) Also, enjoying the near darkness and 4 degree C temperatures 24.7 meters down (82.5 feet) near the bottom of an old magnesium quarry in Quebec.

Take care, and I wish to thank everybody, from the bottom and top of my heart, that are watching my videos, and the folks that are going above and beyond by contributing to my blog PayPal at easy to use Donate button here, to help support my independent scientific research on abrupt climate system change (can be either $CAD to $USD). Take care, and stay safe in our Climate Casino so we can experience our climate unravelling together:)
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Alex Smith, is always a absolute fav! Have We Crossed a Climate Tipping Point?
Posted on August 11, 2021, by Radio Ecoshock


With record heat, drought, Biblical wildfires, and flash floods around the world – did we just pass a climate tipping point? The latest news & science from Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith, with reporting from Alex Smith. Beckwith has a couple of degrees and taught climate science at two Canadian Universities. Now he is the single biggest climate science teacher on the Net with hundreds of YouTube video explainers.

Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (17 MB)

From Ottawa Canada, we welcome Paul Beckwith back to Radio Ecoshock. There is so much catastrophic news in so many countries it is hard to know where to start. And all that comes to a drumbeat of more urgent predictions from the biggest climate science institutions. Let’s start with this: THE WORLD WATER CYCLE HAS GONE HAYWIRE (continues below. cf link,)

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Paul Beckwith Abrupt Climate System Change Mayhem

Paul Beckwith Abrupt Climate System Change Mayhem // Jul 28, 2021

Canadian Association for the Club of Rome

Summary:
Temperatures in Lytton, BC set new consecutive records recently on a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and then on Thursday wildfires burned the town to the ground. Torrential rains leading to swollen rivers and flooding just devastated many towns in Europe. Weather extremes are wreaking havoc around the planet. No place is spared. Why?

Two Basic Facts:
1) For each 1 degree C rise in temperature, the air can hold 7% more water vapour. This results in the supercharging of storm intensities.

2) The Jet Streams which guide weather patterns are slowing as the Arctic warms, making them wavier in the North-South direction. This increases the intensity, duration, and frequency of extreme weather events around the planet. It also causes them to occur where they never did before.

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not like Las Vegas. Polar changes have rewired the behaviour of the jet streams.

Weather wilding, weirding, and whiplashing is wreaking havoc on our society and imperiling our ability to grow food.

It won’t end well; it is getting uglier and uglier at an accelerated pace.
What can we do??

Who is he?
Paul Beckwith, a well-known climate system scientist/physicist/engineer and educator, recently returned from his latest road trip to create a series of videos pertaining to the climate and biodiversity crises. Paul went from Ottawa, Ontario, to Alberta. In addition, he took a carbon dioxide monitor with him to measure CO2 levels in enclosed spaces.

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. He occasionally teaches at the University of Ottawa in the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology, and has also taught at Carleton University.

He is often asked by concerned citizens and government officials to speak at conferences and events. In addition to participating in numerous panel discussions, Paul has often been interviewed on various radio and podcast programs, and has participated as a guest and panelist at three United Nations Conference of the Parties Climate Conferences, including COP25 in Madrid, Spain, in December 2019.

In addition to his own YouTube channel , he is a panelist on the Climate Emergency Forum and is a member of the Facing Future team.

Paul has been committed to raising public awareness about the climate crisis for over twenty years. Prior to the Kyoto Protocol, he collected petition signatures, which he presented to a Canadian representative, Elizabeth May. Paul has been actively involved in local climate events since the Kyoto Protocol.
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Abrupt Climate System Change Mayhem

Extreme Weather Patterns // July 20, 2021?? (dk)

CTV Video, about 4 minutes long.

Me, live on CTV News, connecting heat domes and wildfires out west to torrential rains and flooding in Europe, via high crests and deep valleys of the slow jet stream wave winds; all part of abrupt climate system change mayhem.


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Abrupt Climate System Change Mayhem: Part 1 of 2 // Jul 18, 2021

Temperatures in Lytton, BC set new consecutive records recently on a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and then on Thursday wildfires burned the town to the ground. Torrential rains leading to swollen rivers and flooding just devastated many towns in Europe. Weather extremes are wreaking havoc around the planet. No place is spared. Why?

Two Basic Facts:
1) For each 1 degree C rise in temperature, the air can hold 7% more water vapour. This results in the supercharging of storm intensities.

(cf Ref below,Clausius-Clapyron equation)

2) The Jet Streams which guide weather patterns are slowing as the Arctic warms, making them wavier in the North-South direction. This increases the intensity, duration, and frequency of extreme weather events around the planet. It also causes them to occur where they never did before.

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not like Las Vegas. Polar changes have rewired the behaviour of the jet streams.

Weather wilding, weirding, and whiplashing is wreaking havoc on our society and imperilling our ability to grow food.

It won’t end well; it is getting uglier and uglier at an accelerated pace.

What can we do??

Please donate here, to support my research and videos.

Ref: Clausius-Clapyron equation. Wki: The Clausius–Clapeyron relation, named after Rudolf Clausius and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, is a way of characterizing a discontinuous phase transition between two phases of matter of a single constituent.
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Second Video, Part Two of Two:

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Wowie:

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