Author Archives: paulbeckwith

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.

Accelerating Sea-Level Rise. Vacation From Increased Extreme Weather Frequency, Severity, Duration

Accelerating Sea-Level Rise with Increase in Extreme Weather Frequency, Severity, and Duration // Aug 15, 2019 I continue to expand upon my argument that global sea level will rise 7 meters by 2070, as I originally discussed over 5 years … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Climate Change, Rapid Climate Change, Uncategorized, Warnings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vulnerability and Mayhem: Greenland, Blue Ocean Events, & Accelerating Sea Rise

Greenland Vulnerability to BOE and Accelerating Global Sea-Level Rise // Aug 7, 2019 Five years ago I posted the video: “Can global sea level rise 7 meters by 2070?”; based on the ongoing 7 to 10 year doubling rates of … Continue reading

Posted in Catastrophe, Climate, Rapid Climate Change, Science, Uncategorized, Warnings | Tagged | 1 Comment

Albedo Not Tomato, Potato, Keto, or Waco

All about Albedo & Arctic Darkening: Snow, Ice, Clouds, Open-Ocean, Sun Angle // Aug 3, 2019 I continue chatting about Albedo (reflectance) and how the Arctic is rapidly darkening. By assumption, when people talk about albedo it is for: Diffuse unpolarized … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Global Warming, Science, Weather | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Five: Ice-Free Arctic, Wildfires, Albedo, Feedbacks, and Equivalent Emissions.

How Much Heating can we EXPECT from an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean? // Aug 1, 2019 Abrupt Climate System Disruption is clearly accelerating; we are in a global climate EMERGENCY, not yet widely acknowledged by the powers that run our society. … Continue reading

Posted in Catastrophe, Climate, Global Warming, Rapid Climate Change, Science, Uncategorized, Warnings, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Environmental Coffeehouse Interview, Sea-Ice Death Spiral, Global Aviation

Editor: For the first time in the last four years, we lead off with a video BY others, not Paul’s. Having seen virtually all of Paul’s videos, some of them several times, it is clear that peripatetic, free, and informal … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Rapid Climate Change, Science, Uncategorized, Warnings, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Asteroids: Risk and Impacts, or Air Conditioning Demand?

[ Addenda by dk, 2 am Fri, 25 July: ‘City Killer Sized Asteroid Aptly Named “Asteroid 2019 OK” Barely Missed Earth this Morning‘ // Jul 25, 2019 What a crazy coincidence. Last night I uploaded three videos on asteroid and … Continue reading

Posted in Catastrophe, Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Rapid Climate Change, Science, Uncategorized, Warnings, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dynamic Systems, Ocean Acidification, and Tipping Points

Nonlinear Tipping of Oceanic Carbon Cycle Driving Mass Extinctions: 1 of 2 // Jul 19, 2019 A characteristic of the five large mass extinctions in Earth’s geological history is disruption of the ocean carbon cycle, causing large, rapid ocean acidification. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Rapid Climate Change, Uncategorized, Warnings, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment