Underestimating Challenges for Avoiding a Ghastly Future

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Underestimating Challenges for Avoiding a Ghastly Future: Part 1 of 2 // Mar 11, 2021

Recently a peer reviewed scientific paper titled “Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future” was published in the journal “Frontiers in Conservation. Science”.

It used to be extremely unusual for scientific papers to have such dire titles, but not anymore.

I chat about some of the key findings in this paper. I review some of the abundant evidence that future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than many people and organizations currently understand. Political and economic systems and leadership do not seem prepared or even capable of action at any scale large enough to even begin to tackle the problem. We need all scientists to speak out candidly and accurately to convey the enormous scope of our dire situation.

I chat about Biodiversity Loss, the Sixth Mass Extinction, Ecological Overshoot (Population Size and Overconsumption), failed international goals and future prospects, climate disruption, political impotence, and how we collectively need to change the rules of the game
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The Most Important Topics of the Climate Emergency // Mar 6, 2021

Join Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez as they discuss the most important topics of the Climate Emergency, including climate systems, global warming, water scarcity, food shortages, and loss of sea ice, biodiversity and biomass.

Peter Carter
– MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute

Paul Beckwith
– Climate Systems Scientist. Teacher at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as Carleton University

Regina Valdez
– NYC Climate Reality Leader and Mentor. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate

Charles Gregoire
– Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth

Heidi Brault
– Organizer and convener. Metadata technician, COP team lead for FacingFuture.Earth
The video was produced by Charles Gregoire and Heidi Brault.

The background music is called “Through the City II” by Crowander.
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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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