Washington Post Published Paul’s Response to Viral Jetstream Article


Accolades to my new friend Jason Samenow, The Weather Editor of the Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang, for his good will publishing most of my response.

Here is the much awaited publication of my response and reply by The Washington Post:  ‘Man behind claim that jet stream made rare equator transit responds to criticism‘.

What was unpublished is also interesting.  My full response is here:  ‘Paul’s Response to Washington Post, Jetstream Article‘.



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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2 Responses to Washington Post Published Paul’s Response to Viral Jetstream Article

  1. Nemesis says:


    ” 9.6.2016 – Wobbly Jet Stream Is Sending the Melting Arctic into ‘Uncharted Territory’

    Extraordinary melting in Greenland’s ice sheet last summer was linked to warm air delivered by the wandering jet stream, a phenomenon that scientists have increasingly tied to global warming.

    This interplay of climate phenomena, described in a new study in the journal Nature Communications, is more evidence of the complex ways in which the Arctic’s climate is heading for “uncharted territory,” said the study’s lead author, Marco Tedesco.

    The study adds to an emerging theory on the effects of the pronounced warming of the Arctic, where temperatures are rising faster than in more temperate zones, as models have long predicted. Known as “Arctic amplification,” this moderates the normal temperature incline that drives the jet stream. If it makes the jet stream wobble, as some scientists suspect, it would suck warm air up into the Arctic—as was observed in Greenland last year.

    The new study analyzes the severe shift in wind patterns last July that transported huge masses of warm, moist air from the Atlantic to the Arctic, dramatically melting the northern reaches of the ice sheet. Never before has the jet stream been seen to intrude so far into the Arctic during the summer, the scientists reported…”



  2. Dale Lanan says:

    A planet husk of rocky nature will spin on its axis, wobbling a bit as it goes around the sun with or without oceans of liquid water (ad placed here for Habitable Zone where Sea of Life is vibrant for fun of it in an ongoing garden basically flying through specie of space generally not hospitable.
    Things orbit around the beltway of capital in or and with the disposition of a frolic taking @ liberty.
    Scientists wanting to test if change is doable in aligning the capital enterprise to planet w HZ Sea have a bit of a headwind shaking the tree. So I want to say thanks to you and others outing debt based cutting of the forest that holds thought of Open System entrepreneur,


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