COP26 Glasgow: Everything You Want to Know About the Arctic Cryosphere But Were Afraid to Ask

COP26 Glasgow: Everything You Want to Know About the Arctic Cryosphere But Were Afraid to Ask // Nov 11, 2021

I have loads and loads of videos that I will be uploading on my video channel over the next little while from my work and travels in Glasgow, Scotland.

They won’t all be in chronological order. I have been doing almost daily press conferences mostly with CEF (The Climate Emergency Forum), and some with Facing Future (FacingFuture.earth), and most of these videos will be released over time by these respective organizations once they have been edited.

In the meantime, if you search the COP26 conference website for side event press conferences in the room Dundle Door for the NGO ICSD (The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development), then you will find the raw video footage filmed and recorded by the COP26 official media people.

I will post the entire series of presentation titles and links to the raw footage when I get a chance.

At the COP, in the Blue Zone, my favourite place to hang out has been in the Cryosphere Section.

Here is a video I filmed in the last hour or so in the Cryosphere Section covering many aspects of the Arctic Cryosphere like sea ice decline, mountain glaciers, permafrost, etc…


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Climate Talk on the Brink, Posted on November 11, 2021, by Radio Ecoshock

During COP16, Paul took advantage of the U.N. press room for non-profits. Some of the groups who booked time in advance did not show up, possibly due to COVID-19 travel complications. For example, the well-known Berkely group BEST, Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures did not show for their presentation. So Paul was able to add a few sessions to his planned briefings. These included:

is presentation with Dr. Peter Wadhams (by video), Regina Valdez and Stephen Salter (by video) on marine cloud brightening. This has been a constant theme with Paul, namely that humans must somehow cool the Arctic, to prevent a total loss of sea ice. Otherwise Earth’s energy balance will tip too far for survival in many parts of the world. Stephen Salter is probably the world’s best-known authority on creating clouds by spraying sea water. Salter already presented a plan to do his from automated ships (no crew). As they are spraying ocean particles, it is the most natural approach. The YouTube video of that event here.
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Methane and other Ticking Time-Bombs in the Arctic: Official COP26 Glasgow Scotland Press Conference

Methane and other Ticking Time-Bombs in the Arctic: Official COP26 Glasgow Scotland Press Conference // Nov 1, 2021

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Regina Valdez and I were fortunate enough to be able to chat about methane and other ticking time-bombs in the Arctic.

We wish to thank Scientists Warning Europe for allowing us to use their press conference slot on Day 1 (October 31) of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Regina and I were in a second press conference later in the afternoon that same day, under the umbrella of the Climate Emergency Forum (CEF). In that session, there were two pre-recorded videos by Peter Carter. The title of that session was “Extreme Weather Chaos in Our Climate Casino”. I won’t be posting that video on my channel here; it will be released soon by the Climate Emergency Forum, which I will direct you to the link when it is posted.

All of my UN press conferences run for 27 minutes or so, and are recorded and available on the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).

Thanks for watching and hopefully promoting by sharing my research, analysis, and videos as I connect the dots on Abrupt Climate System Change.
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A Lovely Wee Stroll along Glasgow’s River Clyde to Contemplate COP26 and Scottish Ingenuity

A Lovely Wee Stroll along Glasgow’s River Clyde to Contemplate COP26 and Scottish Ingenuity // Oct 30, 2021

COP26 officially starts tomorrow (October 31) in Glasgow Scotland and I chat about my last few days acclimatizing to Scotland and our fantastic weather.

People here are so friendly, and tell me that the COP26 is one of the largest events for Scotland in a long time.

I’m working on my Scottish accent, and even more importantly on training my ears and brain to understand more than the present 70% of the spoken Scottish words and content!!!

Wish me luck with my presentations. Tomorrow (Sunday) is Extreme Weather Chaos in Our Climate Casino.
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Amplified Arctic Warming Causing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Stretching and Extreme Cold Outbreaks

Amplified Arctic Warming Causing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Stretching and Extreme Cold Outbreaks // Oct 19, 2021

Arctic warming is occurring at a rate that is between 4 and 5 times faster than global warming. Not twice as fast, as still incorrectly reported by most mainstream scientists who should know better, and parroted incorrectly by the media.

This warming in the North lowers the temperature gradient to the equator, causing the jet streams to slow and become wavier in the North-South direction. This in turn increases the frequency, severity, and duration of extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts in some places, and torrential rains leading to floods in other regions. Also, weather extremes are occurring in regions where they did not before. I call this human experience of living in a world with this weather weirding, weather wilding, and weather whiplashing living in the climate casino.

Another effect that we are seeing is more cold weather outbreaks over North America, such as the February, 2021 cold, snowy, long duration freeze that crippled the entire Texas power grid.

Interestingly, but completely expected to me, and completely unexpectedly to most scientists and lay people and computer models, the Arctic Temperature Amplification (and thus climate system change) is the cause. Loss of Arctic Sea Ice, specifically in the Kara-Barents region of the Arctic, as well as abundant snowfall and snow cover in parts of Eurasia in the Fall season cause a stretching or elongation of the Stratospheric Polar Vortex (SPV) which opens a pathway in the atmosphere for cold air to spill out of the Arctic into places like Texas. Most studies on troposphere-stratosphere interactions up to now have focussed solely on Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) events and subsequent consequences, but it turns out that SPV stretching was the most important factor in causing the $20+ billion dollar US cold outbreak in the USA in February, 2021.

Ref: Linking Arctic variability and change with extreme winter weather in the United States.


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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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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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