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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.

Twenty-Seven Ways to Die, From …

Fatal Wetbulb Temperatures Reached at Pakistan-India Border // Jun 19, 2019 Analyzing data from the Meteologix website for India suggests that present extremely hot temperatures combined with high humidities exceed the 35 C (95F) wetbulb temperature threshold of human survivability … Continue reading

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Promethean Impacts on Society: Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry, Green, and Brown

Limit of Human Survivability at High Temperature, Humidity Conditions Leading to Uninhabitability // Jun 16, 2019 A combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity, called heat index, humidex, etc. can be calculated many ways; the net result: when you reach … Continue reading

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Earth Life Support at Breaking Point

Existential Abrupt Climate Change Risks to Humanity: Part 1 of 3 // June 7, 2019 First of three videos.  Humanity is stressing vital life-support systems on Earth to the breaking point.  It is incomprehensible to a thinking person like myself how: … Continue reading

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Food Jeopardy

Paul’s high school yearbook photo.  Reminds editor of a similarly toned famous school photo Food, Glorious Food. Never Before Has Earth Needed More: Part 1 of 2 // May 30, 2019 Planting of corn, wheat, soy, etc. has been severely … Continue reading

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The End Is Near: Paroxysms, Smorgasbords, Earth Life Support

   First image:  Marathon Day in Ottawa.  Second:  The Un-Happy Hooker Earth Life Support Systems Undergoing Wrenching Climate Change Paroxysms // May 26, 2019 This video is the 4th of 6 in my synopsis of recent significant abrupt climate change … Continue reading

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Mishmash on Abrupt Climate Change

Mishmash on Abrupt Climate Change Status: Prognosis Grim // May 24, 2019 This video is the 1st of 6 where I chat about the most significant recent developments in our ongoing abrupt climate change system. I am simply joining the … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down For the Deluge and Flood in the Climate Casino

Hunkering Down For the Deluge and Flood in the Climate Casino // May 16, 2019 Many places are experiencing torrential rain deluges with epic flooding. This includes my city; almost all of North America, and many other places. Here I chat … Continue reading

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