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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.

The Climate and Weather Science Behind the Urban Firestorm Near Denver, Colorado’

The Climate and Weather Science Behind the Urban Firestorm Near Denver, Colorado // Jan 10, 2022 Greetings and Happy New Year to everybody. This morning I was up just after 6 am to go live at 7 pm on Canada’s … Continue reading

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Brutally Cold Outbreaks in Our Climate Casino

Brutally Cold Outbreaks in Our Climate Casino // Dec 30, 2021 Brutally Cold Outbreaks are part of our Weather Weirding, Weather Wilding, and Weather Whiplashing in our Climate Casino. Although we usually focus on extreme weather as being heat domes, … Continue reading

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My Christmas Message on Abrupt Climate System Mayhem and on What is Likely to Happen Soon…

My Christmas Message on Abrupt Climate System Mayhem and on What is Likely to Happen Soon… // Dec 24, 2021 I was just out for a walk on a crisp but sunny afternoon near my place in lovely Ottawa, Ontario. … Continue reading

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An Hour Long Synopsis on Abrupt Climate System Mayhem and My Views on COP26

An Hour Long Synopsis on Abrupt Climate System Mayhem and My Views on COP26 // Dec 8, 2021 I have listed below what is presently on my mind, and what I either prepared to present at COP26 and actually presented … Continue reading

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Abrupt Climate System Disruption Recap: Extreme Weather Around the Planet

Abrupt Climate System Disruption Recap: Extreme Weather Around the Planet // Oct 12, 2021 Extreme weather events around the planet are increasing rapidly in frequency, severity, and duration. They are also happening in places that have not experienced them before. … Continue reading

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COP26 Glasgow: Everything You Want to Know About the Arctic Cryosphere But Were Afraid to Ask

COP26 Glasgow: Everything You Want to Know About the Arctic Cryosphere But Were Afraid to Ask // Nov 11, 2021 I have loads and loads of videos that I will be uploading on my video channel over the next little … Continue reading

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Methane and other Ticking Time-Bombs in the Arctic: Official COP26 Glasgow Scotland Press Conference

Methane and other Ticking Time-Bombs in the Arctic: Official COP26 Glasgow Scotland Press Conference // Nov 1, 2021 . Regina Valdez and I were fortunate enough to be able to chat about methane and other ticking time-bombs in the Arctic. … Continue reading

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A Lovely Wee Stroll along Glasgow’s River Clyde to Contemplate COP26 and Scottish Ingenuity

A Lovely Wee Stroll along Glasgow’s River Clyde to Contemplate COP26 and Scottish Ingenuity // Oct 30, 2021 COP26 officially starts tomorrow (October 31) in Glasgow Scotland and I chat about my last few days acclimatizing to Scotland and our … Continue reading

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Amplified Arctic Warming Causing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Stretching and Extreme Cold Outbreaks

Amplified Arctic Warming Causing Stratospheric Polar Vortex Stretching and Extreme Cold Outbreaks // Oct 19, 2021 Arctic warming is occurring at a rate that is between 4 and 5 times faster than global warming. Not twice as fast, as still … Continue reading

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