Ask Paul, He Knows Everything About Climate


Ask Paul. He Knows Everything About Climate. Part 1 // Published on Jul 4, 2016

In Part 1, I talk about my extensive range of videos, and in particular about the recent, controversial ‘Unprecedented? Jet Stream Crosses Equator‘ video.  Most of you saw it, but for those of you who maybe did not, the above link takes you to it.

And in this new video, in Parts 1 and 2, I dissect the recent Washington Post article, ‘Claim that jet stream crossing equator is “Climate Emergency” is Utter Nonsense stemming from my now viral video, and discuss how over-specialization is not working to deal with climate mayhem. We need much more big-picture system thinking.

There is a funny story behind my tongue-in-cheek title; which is a recent exact quote from a very famous Canadian Cabinet Minister.

Mentions were given in Forbes, ‘Lessons From ‘Jet Stream Crossing The Equator’ Mania‘, Reddit, by RobertScribblerInhabitat (1) and here (2), RT News, three times by SeeMoreRocks super blogger Robin Westenra: ‘Ad hominem attack by Washington Post on Paul Beckwith and Roberscribbler‘ (1), ‘Paul Beckwith’s video and the response (and calling out Robertscribbler)‘ (2), and ‘Paul Beckwith in the Daily Express‘(3), and Express here (Scotland).

And as though The Washington Post, SeeMoreRocks, and Reddit were not enough, Raw Story picked it up here, as did Tech Times.  Apologies for others missed here with truly too many to mention.


Climate Depot, ‘No Effing Clue What He is Talking About’: Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue Calls Warmist Physics Prof. Michio Kaku of NY City College ‘a festering wound on field of meteorology’ for Kaku’s blaming ‘excess heat’ on record cold and snow’.

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Roy Spencer is covered widely on the web: ‘Climate Scientists Debunk Latest Bunk by Denier Roy Spencer‘.  As well as wiki basics here.

Jennifer Francis ‘Meteorologist Trashes Jennifer Francis’ Extreme Weather Theory‘ is here.  Recent video (h/t Jim Reeve at Facebook, thx. dk)

Also:  ‘Dr Jennifer Francis – Arctic Sea Ice, Jet Stream & Climate Change‘ by master climate film maker, Nick Breeze is here… [dk:  Paul has GREAT regard for both Jennifer and her work.  She teaches at Rutgers in New Jersey (links, more bio), and here is more of her work].

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Shock Poll: Meteorologists Are Global Warming Skeptics‘, Forbes.

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Is the U.S. Mainstream Media’s Climate Coverage Criminal?
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Here of course is the second part:  ‘Ask Paul. He Knows Everything About Climate. Part 2’ // Published on Jul 4, 2016

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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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4 Responses to Ask Paul, He Knows Everything About Climate

  1. Paul West says:

    For a half hour you addressed everything but your assertion that the Northern Jet Stream actually crossed the equator. Your analysis of the Jet stream crossing the equator is what is under scrutiny. You need to explain the illustration ( are you qualified to interpret this information,are you incorrectly interpreting this information?) Is this illustration valid? How are other meteorologists interpreting this information. Can you name other meteorologists who share your interpretation ?
    If you want to rebut the Post you need to address the actual Jet stream which must be validated by other experts.


  2. Daryl Byron West says:

    Paul – You are not the first to court controversy regarding climate change (…and I doubt you’ll be the last). Professor James Lovelock has rocked the boat on numerous occasions…. But it was Jim Lovelock that was one of the first ‘Independent Scientists’ to urge for a move toward a grand view. He maintained that our planet is as complex an organism in itself as any of its parts (species, environments etc…). That especially when regarding climatology and that other relevant, but equally chaotic and complex discipline – ocean science, we should be amalgamating the disciplines to create a broader picture. He likened such scientists whose purview encompasses: ecology, earth science (Including… The paleo sub-specializations), oceanography/ocean science, meteorology, glaciology, climatology and modelling etc…) to the General Practitioner in medicine. Your common Doctor. A person needing to know the general picture of a person’s health, as opposed to say, an oncologist, who sub-specialises specifically in understanding cancer and its treatments etc…

    Lovelock kick-started the ‘Gaian Philosophy’, as we call it. The notion that this planet is a complex organism, akin to any high-order organism.

    Well, this wondrous organism is far from being in peak physical fitness… Like a person stuffing their face with cream doughnuts, fries and washing it down with Coke, then having a cigarette, followed by several pints of alcohol, is unlikely to stay healthy on that regime, this planet is beleaguered in much the same way… Only, it is caused predominantly by anthropogenic vectors – toxins, radionuclides, out of proportion gases, acidification etc… ad nauseum.

    I have been involved with environmentalism all my adult life (pretty much…). I have fought for my planet as an ‘green terrorist’ (…a branding to those who have served with certain NGO’s), then I studied Environmental Science as a pre-cursor to studying at a higher level – Ocean Science. But I eventually dropped that line of study, in order to pursue studies in a broader spectrum. I would not liken myself to a ‘Green General Practitioner’…. More like a ‘Gaian Paramedic’. But I am now part of the dissemination network, which comprises of many people with specific backgrounds but all who share a common ‘general view’.

    Paul Beckwith hits the nail on the head, (echoing Lovelock and others) in his reasoning that we need more ‘generalisation’ if we are ever to comprehend our planet’s complex systems, many of which conform to chaos theory….

    Paul, your credibility is intact in my opinion. But your passion for the ‘bigger picture’ serves as a standard that we should all see as the most logical way forward in such chaotic and uncertain times. So proceed in your endeavours.

    As for the ‘journalists’ of MSM, who thrive on sensationalism and stirring up and ultimately confusing the issue (…as is their remit). Ad hominem attacks are mostly regarded by anyone with any modicum of intellectual ability as counter productive and unprofessional. The damage however, is caused when the issues are trolled out to the wider audiences of minimal education, who just accept whatever they are fed by these organs of misinformation.



  3. songhees says:

    I would like to tell you of my latest book and documentary.
    ‘The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science’.
    My latest documentary and video of my presentation.

    My website is
    Thank you.

    Debate between Dr Tim Ball and Elizabeth May
    Scroll down to Ian Jessop part 1


  4. Jacob says:

    Hi Paul,

    As a frequent visitor to your blog, and others of the like, I appreciate the work you and the others do to bring the existential importance of climate change to the attention of us all. Even if, due to my own financial position, I can’t financially support that work.

    It’s unfortunate, not to say unexpected, that those who deny the scientific and empirical evidence of climate change would misrepresent what you say, while pouncing on the most minor of errors to further their agenda, and simultaneously ignoring the glaring errors/falsehoods of those who spew out disinformation in denying the climate change predicament we find ourselves in.

    Even among the climate emergency bloggers there seems to be great care taken by some to disassociate themselves from the work done by others. I appreciate the need for fact checking and holding people accountable to the facts, but going out of your way to consistently demonize people fighting for the same thing is something else. This isn’t something I see you doing, but I do see others doing it at your expense and that is troubling to me.

    Regarding the Jet stream crossing the equator. It may or may not be a semi-regular event. Despite an active interest in climate science I am certainly no scientist. Even without credentials something tells me that prior to the raising of the Co2 levels the Jet stream crossing the equator was not regular and instinct tells me that when the arctic ice cap melts out all bets will be off as to what the Jet streams of the world will do. Needless to say that such an event will have to have an effect on the seasons our civilization, to say nothing of nature, has become accustomed to for many millennia.

    Mistakes, whether just perceived or actually real, are bound to happen from time to time. Keep up the good fight. Thank you for the work that you do.



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