Climate Risks from Equatorial Atmospheric Super-Rotation // Published on Dec 4, 2017
If we continue on the current path of high greenhouse gas emissions, we risk triggering an abrupt change in our atmospheric circulation.
As the band around the equator warms, intense convection adds energy to the winds aloft, which can speed up and become faster than the Earth’s rotation. This super-rotation state can confine water vapour within this band, thus reducing cloud cover at higher latitudes and causing a DOUBLING of climate sensitivity.
On Sunday December 3rd I had an interview with CTV television at 4:20 pm EST on this years brutal hurricane season. I emphasized the root cause being disruption of climate causing very hot ocean water and wavy/stalled jet streams. Climate disruption is primarily from the greatly warming Arctic due to human emissions and feedback effects.
‘This year’s deadly Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on Thursday. According to Accuweather, 2017 ranks among the 7 most intense seasons ever recorded. We saw 17 storms including Maria, Harvey, Irma and Ophelia rip through the Caribbean and North America’s east coast causing flooding and mass devastation. For more on this we’re joined by Paul Beckwith, climate system scientist at Ottawa University’.
My live interview with the Environmental Coffee House with Sandy Schoelles from Thursday November 30th (Editor: REALLY great intro by Sandy Schoelles. And even the best have ranges from highly lucid to lucid to average, depending on the day. Paul is super lucid here):
‘ECH welcomes back Paul Beckwith, Abrupt Climate Educator. Paul has a popular website, You Tube and FB page where you can follow him and see his informative videos . Tonight we discussed climate change and what to do about it, exploring many topics of interest‘.
For reference, Earth Null School here.
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