Matter of Life or Death, Climate Change


Climate Change: A Matter of Life or Death; Part 1 of 2 // Published on Jan 1, 2017

Sometimes, a field is dominated by a single man or women, who stands head-and-shoulders above everybody else.

In chess, that person in recent decades was Gary Kasparov; prior to him in the 1970s it was Bobby Fischer.


In climate change study that person is James Hansen [1]. From the 1980s to present day. In this video I tell you all about his latest landmark paper from Fall/2016 [2].  His ample CV is here.

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Climate Change: A Matter of Life or Death; Part 2 of 2 // Published on Jan 1, 2017

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[1Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris, which Paul wrote about here, dk.


[2] Young People’s Burden
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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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2 Responses to Matter of Life or Death, Climate Change

  1. Pingback: Canute and the rising seas… | Seedlings from a Sussex Green House

  2. jay says:

    Your graphs show that even with severe cuts to emissions what’s already in the system is enough to do us. Natures carbon sinks are failing and giving off co2 even the soil. Eric Rignot says stopping emissions won’t stop what’s happening now! VICE – Rignot Excerpt Dahr Jamail | We Have Released a Monster: Previously Frozen Soil Is “Breathing Out” Greenhouse Gases
    Hence the three legged bar stool!
    We’re caught in the monkey trap! 😦


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