Methane Levels from Copernicus, Rise Literally Off-the-Charts

         

Comparing Methane Levels from Copernicus, MetOps, and Ground Data: 1 of 2 // Dec 12, 2018

Methane levels are rapidly increasing globally. Methane release in the Arctic from thawing terrestrial and marine permafrost, and from methane clathrates on shallow continental shelves are a huge and ever increasing risk.

  • I compare and contrast methane observations from satellites (Copernicus and MetOp1) and from
  • Ground flask measurements to see what is happening now;
  • I chat about the colour legend change for the Copernicus data,
  • which was offset by 100 ppb, and what that means, and why.

Link to See More Rocks post, Large heat anomalies in Pacific Right Now by Robin Westenra [Addenda, Fri 13-Nov:  Reconsidering the large increase in methane emissions].

Link to Trends in Atmospheric Methane, NOAA.org.


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Global Methane Rise Literally Off-the-Charts: 2 of 2 // Dec 12, 2018

The unrelenting increase in global levels of atmospheric methane went literally off-the-charts used to display methane for the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS). Methane levels were so high that:

  • They swamped out the colour scheme used in the map legend,
  • Causing saturation in large red blobs with little detail.
  • The colour legend was shifted by 100 ppb to more clearly show the detailed structure of where methane was being emitted.

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Beckwith at Paris COP21 in 2015.
Wishing now, that he was in
Poland this year at COP24

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Videos on learning and neuroscience, from Nov 30th, Dec 2nd, and Dec 3rd, 2018 respectively:

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Plethora of Dire Climate Reports, Interview on Climate Matters TV

With Shackleton the Cat

A Plethora of Dire Climate Reports: 1 of 2 // Nov 30, 2018

For ages, I’ve been screaming from rooftops, clad in sandwich-boards, on the urgency of declaring a global climate emergency.  Some city’s and groups are now doing the same.

Governments, scientists, and main-stream media are not there yet (or even close) but judging by the plethora of recent reports and press they are inching forward.

I chat, top-level, to you, on:

  • IPCC SR1.5,
  • World Meteorological Organization GHG levels,
  • UN Emissions Gap,
  • US Fourth National Climate Assessment,
  • and Lancet Human Health; all major reports.

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A Plethora of Dire Climate Reports: 2 of 2 // Nov 30, 2018

The Second video.
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Conversation with:
Paul Beckwith on Jet Streams and Ocean Currents
// Nov 24, 2018

Stuart Scott of Climate Matters TV and United Planet, Faith Science Initiative–aka UPFSI–just published a video excerpted from his conversation with me from earlier this year.  As he says:

‘Paul Beckwith and I had spoke in April this year. He explained how the temperature gradient between the equator and the poles create both the jet streams and ocean currents. People need to understand more what drives both weather (short term variation) and climate (long term variation). Paul is well practiced in explaining the planetary phenomenon that drive both. Live data from’ Earth Null School here.
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Another freshly published video from Climate Matters TV, but also from several months ago.  Yet timely:

Another conversation with:
Paul Beckwith, Climate Change Emergency // Nov 30, 2018


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Stuart Scott with Greta Thunberg, the girl from Sweden who is doing school strikes on Fridays:  (from The New Yorker, Fifteen Year Old Climate Activist, Demanding a New Kind of Politics).

Recent:  In Katowice, Poland before start of COP24.
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Climate Change Cremation Consequences: Paradise Lost

Climate Change Cremation Consequences: Paradise Los:  1 of 2 // Nov 17, 2018

As people age they tend to think about their own mortality more, and plan their final exit, whether it be cremation or burial. Many people in Paradise, California had no such choice.

They were essentially cremated inside their houses, workplaces, and cars from horrific fires that essentially wiped the city from the face of the Earth.

At filming time, about 1300 people are missing, and I fear that many of these men, woman, and children have been reduced to ashes, never to be seen again. Consequences of abrupt climate change are inarguably horrendous. We must halt denial insanity.

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Climate Driven Hell in Paradise California: 2 of 2 // Nov 18, 2018

Paradise, a city of 27,000 people in California is no more. A wildfire on steroids, a veritable tsunami of flames, cremated people in their homes, workplaces and vehicles. Drought sucked moisture out of the air, and strong Santa Ana and Diablo winds reaching above hurricane force fanned hellish flames and gave people virtually no time to escape.

The vagaries of the fire, as I explain, torched structures and cars while leaving some trees virtually untouched. Nutter conspiracy theories of energy beams, chemtrail spraying, and HAARP, etc. are dismantled in my chat.
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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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