Risk. Risk, Risk, and More Risk. Risk

New UN Report on Electronic-Waste: e-waste: We think we can throw something AWAY. There is no AWAY // Jul 2, 2020

I was just on CTV News talking about major findings within a brand new UN report released today titled “Global e-waste Monitor 2020”, and I decided to make a video. Globally, in 2019, we dumped a record 53.6 million tons of e-waste, equal to the weight of 350 Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ships.

Inside this waste was:

  • $57 Billion in platinum, gold, silver, copper and other high value components;
  • as well as many toxic substances such as mercury that are extremely harmful to human health and the environment.

This is unsustainable. We must do Cradle-to-Grave product design, and stop planned obsolescence of products.
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High Risk of Simultaneous Crop Failures in North America, Europe, and Asia From Stuck Jet Streams // Jul 3, 2020

With Abrupt Climate System Change, we are hit with worsening, severe, increasingly grave consequences. When the Jet Stream Rossby Waves get stuck in persistent quasi-resonant locking patterns with wavenumbers 5 and 7 (i.e. 5 and 7 wavelengths: a ridge H and a trough L is one wavelength cycle) circumventing the planet then crucial agricultural regions in North America, Europe, and Asia have lower yields. This jet stream resonance with Earth (from topography and land-ocean temperature contrasts) causes simultaneous crop failures spiking food prices causing geopolitical conflict and mayhem.
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Editor (dk): We had promised awhile back, a very good friend of ours in climate work and alert, to share his work to Paul’s site, but failed to do so. We hope to remedy that, here. JimTanya Qually-McHenry who has been holding Climate Rallies weekly in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, of all places. They are outstanding. Besides having, and please forgive us if we recollect poorly, taught history in Public Schools, Jim is very lucid and on point. He has been tireless in his message. Besides that, he is an extraordinarily accomplished lifetime runner, with many top or winning finishes in Seniors in the Marathon, at the National Level.

He is and has been a huge fan of Paul’s, Peter Wadhams, Peter Carter, Sam Carana’s Arctic News blog, and Sandra Amy’s Environmental Coffeehouse, but in particular Paul.

His most recent video, came out today. You must view this, at Facebook: ‘Climate Change Emergency Protest #82‘:  ‘The Arctic’, July 3, 2020 Gettysburg PA US
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I was just on CTV News talking
about major findings within a brand
new UN report released today

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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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