Profound Changes in Our Jet Streams

Profound Changes in our Jet Streams // Published on Jul 11, 2017

All of us alive today are either privileged or cursed to bear witness to profound changes in our planetary climate system.

Join me here as I brainstorm on how our fractured, wavier, slower jet streams no longer just circumvent the planet as they have for eons but instead essentially fill the geographical space in the Arctic region with whirling vortices, acting as an enormous feedback to equalize heat between the Arctic and mid-latitudes. Huge temperature rises, with concurrent water vapour rises in the far north are spreading any normalcy in our global weather patterns.


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Jet Stream Shift South Can Take Out Larsen C // Published on Jul 10, 2017

Following up on my previous jet stream video, I now discuss how a slight southward shift of the Southern Hemisphere jet stream can nudge the 10% section of the Larsen C ice shelf that is poised to break off, seaward, and essentially rip it off the main ice shelf.

Do we really want to risk everything on our planet by allowing abrupt climate change to proceed unchecked? NOT ME. We cannot roll over and succumb, like we are doing. We must declare a global climate emergency, as the first step to concerted action for climate restoration.


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Our Jet Streams: Loopy, Streaky, Weary & Broken Down. SAD. // Published on Jul 7, 2017

Global Weirding. Global Wilding. Have you had a visit to the Climate Casino, or rather, has it visited you yet? Perhaps flooded out your house from torrential rains, like the 772 mm (30.4″) of rain that fell in 9 hours in Japan a few days ago, simply a result of a small white blotch associated with the jet stream carrying huge amounts of water. Climate Mayhem

Instead of circling the Arctic region like they used to, the broken and weary jet streams, with streaks & spirals & loops & crazy meanderings are filling up the entire Arctic region. Just wait until there is no sea ice in a few years.
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Main-Stream-Media Awakens to Perils of Abrupt Climate Change? // Published on Jul 11, 2017

A lot can happen in a day. Things can turn on a dime. Has this just happened? David Wallace-Wells wrote a great article in nymag.com recently on “The Uninhabitable Earth”. Media around the world carried parts of it, and a number of scientists chimed in. Many people said the article is too apocalyptic. I say that the article is spot on. Civilization, more correctly humanity is going down big time, on our current path. Abrupt climate change all but guarantees that. Unless we collectively change course by:

1) Declare a global climate emergency.

2) Deploy technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere &/or oceans.

3) Deploy technologies to cool the Arctic.

The Uninhabitable Earth, Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think, By David Wallace-Wells
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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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