Sealed Message in Time Capsule, To Be Read in 100 Years

My official sealed message in a time capsule at the University of Ottawa for people to read in 100 years…

“Congratulations, since you are reading this message.  It means that rationality and science based thought and actions defeated ideology and fundamentalism in my time period.  It is not clear to me now, as I write to you, that science will win out.

Climate change is rapidly accelerating, manifested mostly in the enormous Arctic temperature amplification, which of course reduces the temperature gradient with the equator, and is directly responsible for increasing waviness, fracturing, and chaotic behavior in the jet streams.

In turn, this is leading to a great increase in the frequency, severity and duration of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts.   The warming of the atmosphere and oceans in the Arctic is causing the release of methane and CO2 in a vicious feedback cycle.

Which in turn threaten the global food supply and global stability.  In fact many people are losing hope that civilization will last much longer.  Not me, however.  I am confident that rationality will kick in soon, there will be a tipping point in human behavior, and we will deal with climate change to ensure survival allowing you to read this message.  Have a nice day:)”

Paul Beckwith
Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
Friday November 28th, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Information on the University of Ottawa timecapsule, sealed on  University of Ottawa website with my message:


About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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1 Response to Sealed Message in Time Capsule, To Be Read in 100 Years

  1. ccgwebmaster says:

    How about leaving some messages that might actually help people post collapse?


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