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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 Arctic Ocean and Mid-Latitude Connections: Is Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Making the Weather Worse?

12/06/22 Answer to title question? YES!! Of course, most social media savvy people, and definitely my followers all know that Arctic temperature amplification is making the jet streams slow down, and become wavier, greatly increasing the frequency, severity, and duration … Continue reading


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Heartfelt Chat by Glaciologist on “The Jubilee Expedition” in Svalbard 2022, documents dead glacier

Nov 9, 2022 An excellent talk on how the glaciers, surrounding sea ice, and island of Svalbard is changing. Svalbard is warming 7 times faster than the global atmospheric temperature, and the glaciers are rapidly melting. The expedition documented a … Continue reading

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Why Arctic Sea Ice Loss Will Cause Stronger More Frequent El Niño’s

10/29/022 Please donate here to support my research and videos on the cutting edge science of abrupt climate system change. If you prefer to directly support my press conference presentations and travel to the global COP27 climate conference in early … Continue reading

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Massive Methane Hydrate Destabilization in the Past with Profound Implications for Today’s Climate

Oct 22, 2022 In the last video from October 21st, (‘AMOC Slowdown causing Rapid Warming of Subsurface North Atlantic causing Rapid Loss of Greenland Ice‘) I chatted about how huge subsea warming occurred at 150 meters depth in the North … Continue reading

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How do Individuals and Society think about RISK

Oct 6, 2022 As individuals, and as a society, our track record on assessing risk and responding to reduce risk appropriately is dismal. There are numerous examples of this inadequacy, but one of the worst is our lack of understanding … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Wreaking Havoc in our Climate Fuelled World

I’m back. My sabbatical to renovate my 111 year old house, relax, recharge my batteries, and fall in love with my puppy has reached its conclusion. The next five weeks will be extremely busy for me with new climate videos, … Continue reading

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Societal Dumbing Down of IQ, Collapse Risk From Solar Storm

The Dumbing Down of Society: Possible Reasons for the Global Reduction in IQ (Intelligence Quotient) Jul 29, 2022 From about 1900 to 1975 there was an increase in the IQ (Intelligence Quotient) of people of roughly 3 IQ points per … Continue reading

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Greenland Ice Sheet Vulnerable to Bone-Crushing Melt from Stronger More Frequent Atmospheric Rivers

Jul 14, 2022 About a year ago Greenland made worldwide jarring climate news as it rained for the first time ever on the summit at an elevation of almost 2 miles. This unprecedented rain event occurred during a very powerful … Continue reading

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Crossover of Military Attempts to “Predict the Future” on Climate Predictions; Perspective on Earth’s Energy Imbalance

Jul 10, 2022 Within the Pentagon and US Department of Defence Agencies, there is an ongoing quest to automate conflict, militarize data, and predict the future. A new book (2022) called “War Virtually” by Anthropologist Roberto J. Gonzalez delves into … Continue reading

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