Some Reflections on Life in the Climate Casino and on the Latest Climate Report // Aug 12, 2021
I am long overdue for a video, since I have been spending some time boning up on the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) WG1 (Working Group 1) AR6 (Assessment Report 6). I am reading every word in the main report (3497 pages long) and in the Summary for Policymakers document (40+ pages), as well as thoughts from various scientists and NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations) and ENGOs (Environmental NGOs).
This takes a little bit of time, but I am game:)
I already know my overall conclusion on the report. Too little, too late. Governments around the planet are still subsidizing fossil fuel companies to the tune of trillions of dollars, which continues to destroy our planet.
We are rapidly heading to a global food shortage and then famine. Vegetation (forests, grasslands, tundra, croplands, etc…) in ever larger areas of the planet is going up in flames and smoke, but for now it is still a small percentage of the total.
In a few years, with ever higher temperatures, it is easy to imagine Canada’s and Russia’s boreal forests completely incinerating, and causing horrendous nuclear winter type scenarios.
But that is for future, detailed videos, while I finish my reading of the IPPC report in its entirety.
Here, in this video, I prefer to chat, and “shoot the breeze” on life and my latest SCUBA diving exploits including having my weight belt fall off, and surfacing from the dive in torrential rains, with a massive thunderstorm overhead and close lightning strikes, which I could actually see while I was 40 feet under the water:) Also, enjoying the near darkness and 4 degree C temperatures 24.7 meters down (82.5 feet) near the bottom of an old magnesium quarry in Quebec.
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Alex Smith, is always a absolute fav! Have We Crossed a Climate Tipping Point?
Posted on August 11, 2021, by Radio Ecoshock
With record heat, drought, Biblical wildfires, and flash floods around the world – did we just pass a climate tipping point? The latest news & science from Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith, with reporting from Alex Smith. Beckwith has a couple of degrees and taught climate science at two Canadian Universities. Now he is the single biggest climate science teacher on the Net with hundreds of YouTube video explainers.
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From Ottawa Canada, we welcome Paul Beckwith back to Radio Ecoshock. There is so much catastrophic news in so many countries it is hard to know where to start. And all that comes to a drumbeat of more urgent predictions from the biggest climate science institutions. Let’s start with this: THE WORLD WATER CYCLE HAS GONE HAYWIRE (continues below. cf link,)
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