Healthcare System Has Serious Skin in the Game with Climate



Relief Analysis recently published yet another outstanding podcast, titled ‘Episode 3: Rick Gannotta Interview – Curating Healthcare in a Rapidly Changing World‘.  I am mentioned prominently and referenced there (get to that in a moment) [1].

But first please take note that this stems from its founding interview with me, ‘Episode 1: Paul Beckwith Interview – Abrupt Climate Change and Relief Operations‘, which was followed equally nicely, with ‘Episode 2: Jennifer Hynes Interview – Embracing Abrupt Climate Change with a Humanitarian Spirit‘.  Nick is off to a great start, and Kevin Hester was recently recorded, and likely to print in full next week, as Episode 4 (clips are in this Episode 3)

While anyone would have far to go to equal Alex Smith’s Eco Shock Radio or Doug Bennett’s Unspun:  An Experiment in Truth-Telling (I am often on the first.  I was on the latter, as was Jennifer recently)

Rick Gannotta explored my proposition  in Episode 1, ‘that abrupt polar climate changes (e.g. a “Blue Ocean Event“) could increase the number of lower-latitude disasters by a factor of 10-20 times–and drew parallels with the medical response on par with the September 11, 2001 attacks, and a level of international collaboration required on par with the Kyoto Protocol.

Relief Analysis also says that ‘Gannotta’s “Be Here, Be Now” philosophy itself comes across strongly in the interview, as he is able to navigate a broad spectrum of issues and provide insights within a medical framework. His ability to curate issues of vital importance to the disaster management and humanitarian assistance community is truly formidable.’
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I am glad to continue to be regularly engaged by Extinction Radio, most recently in Episode 47, Feb 12, 2016 with Peter Melton [2].  Go to 59:28 mark, where I discuss phytoplankton decline, marine life affect on oxygen, increasing carbon sinks and increasing phytoplankton, significant lack of information on this subject, and disruptions of surface currents and gulf stream.  15:51 long.  Full episode here:

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[1] dk, I cannot recall a single time in the last half year or so, that when Jennifer and Paul both had webpages, that BOTH highlighted and hosted the same podcast and content, concurrently AS SEPARATE ACTIONS.  If this does not get your attention, then nothing should. Wendy Bandurski-Miller (‘Redreamer‘) was moreover, that much more vocal that Rick needed to be heard, so that makes three.  This guy is the real deal.  Delightful.

[2] Works extensively with Carolyn Baker, and most recently Dean Spillane Walker, and again continues to powerfully support Guy McPherson.


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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3 Responses to Healthcare System Has Serious Skin in the Game with Climate

  1. They both read
    And so do I 🙂
    I translate some of their post for
    Which I write.
    Please have a look at my latest article. you’re mentioned in this one also Paul 🙂
    Have a great day and thank for your work and videos
    Take care and keep fighting eh



  2. ebajames says:

    Hi Paul,

    I just watched your most recent YouTube video regarding sea ice loss. I’ve been following your posts for some time and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the work you are doing.

    In the video you mentioned that sea ice creation for this winter has likely peaked and the its probably not likely to increase this season. I was wondering where I could go to see the most recent data.

    I was also curious if there was a way to estimate how much this event would impact the global warming rate as a percentage increase. It would be interesting to see the pre-melt radiative forcing versus post-melt. Maybe also in conjunction with snow cover loss in the Arctic.


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