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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.

Oceans Science Behind Our Climate Emergency: COP25 Madrid

 . The Science Behind Our Climate Emergency in the Oceans: COP25 Madrid: Part 1 of 2 // Dec 11, 2019 Continuing on the climate emergency theme, myself, Dr. Peter Carter from the Climate Emergency Institute, and Regina Valdez discuss the … Continue reading

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Global Climate Emergency Scientific Justification, COP25 Press Conference

   Anxiously preparing for my #COP25 press conference in 1.5 hours or so. Today’s topic is the scientific justification that we are in an urgent climate emergency Global Climate Emergency Scientific Justification: COP25 Madrid Press Conference: Part 1 of 2 … Continue reading

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Climate Restoration to Ensure Life’s Long-Term Survival on our Planet: 1 of 3

Packing for Madrid. Find Shackleton in the photo. Climate Restoration to Ensure Life’s Long-Term Survival on our Planet: 1 of 3 // Nov 25, 2019 When people talk about what society needs to do about climate change you often hear … Continue reading

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Stunted Growth in Arctic Sea Ice Refreeze

Stunted Growth in Arctic Sea Ice Refreeze // Nov 19, 2019 Arctic sea ice behavior continues to surprise us. In August as it approached the September minimum, ice loss stalled out, and as it refroze in October/November ice growth stalled … Continue reading

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Cop Out? Diddly Squat on COP25

Twenty Four Climate COPs and Diddly Squat. Can COP25 in Madrid be Different? // Nov 8, 2019 Twenty-four COPs and diddly squat. What can humanity possibly achieve at COP25? Many of us had high hopes for strong, concerted action on … Continue reading

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Call-Out To Support Beckwith’s Travel, Kicking Butt at COP25 Madrid

Paul Goes Soon to Madrid’s COP25 to Hang Out with Greta and Warn Our Planet on Our Climate Emergency // Nov 7, 2019 Many people like me that were going to attend the Conference of Parties (COP25) climate conference in Santiago, … Continue reading

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Sea Rise & Power Plants, War & Carbon, Epidemics, Military Carbon

Rapid Sea-Level Rise “Threat Multipliers” to Coastlines, Nuclear Power Plants, and Mega-Cities The military worries about rapid climate system change as being a “threat multiplier”. As climate caused catastrophes worsen, risks to nuclear power plants, spent radioactive fuel storage, and … Continue reading

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