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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.

Linking Mid-Latitude Extreme Weather Events to Arctic Amplification; Complexities Abound

Apr 16, 2021 One of the obvious consequences of abrupt climate system change is the large increase we have experienced in the frequency, severity, and duration of extreme weather events. In addition, these events are happening in regions where they … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic Climate Change has Slowed Global Agricultural Productivity Growth by 21%

I chat about an extremely significant brand spanking new scientific paper that was published in the last few days called “Anthropogenic Climate Change has slowed Agricultural Productivity Growth” in my first Part 1 of 2 videos. In my second, Part … Continue reading

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Risk of Amazon Rainforest Collapse Takes Lead Amongst Abrupt Climate Change Tipping Points

The Climate System Tipping Points Race: Risk of Amazon Rainforest Collapse Takes the Lead: 1 of 3 // Mar 26, 2021 In my last few videos I chatted about how our terrestrial biosphere sink is failing. Presently, land vegetation absorbs … Continue reading

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We NEED Climate Operation Warp Speed: We’re close to a Terrestrial Biosphere Tipping Point

We NEED Climate Operation Warp Speed: We’re close to a Terrestrial Biosphere Tipping Point: 1 of 2 // Mar 18, 2021 Humanity desperately needs a Climate Operation Warp Speed (COWS). Earthlings must pull out all stops, and work relentlessly until … Continue reading

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Underestimating Challenges for Avoiding a Ghastly Future

My 7th Birthday Underestimating Challenges for Avoiding a Ghastly Future: Part 1 of 2 // Mar 11, 2021 Recently a peer reviewed scientific paper titled “Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future” was published in the journal “Frontiers in … Continue reading

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Science Behind a Completely FRESH Arctic Ocean Under a Kilometer Thick Ice Shelf Cap

Science Behind a Completely FRESH Arctic Ocean Under a Kilometer Thick Ice Shelf Cap: Part 1 of 2 // Mar 5, 2021 I delve into the details of the science behind the remarkable new finding that the entire Arctic Ocean … Continue reading

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Profound Implications of a Completely Salt-Free Arctic Ocean as Recently as 60,000 Years Ago

Profound Implications of a Completely Salt-Free Arctic Ocean as recently as 60,000 Years Ago // Feb 28, 2021 A ground-breaking new finding in climate recently just occurred, and it seems blindingly obvious, in retrospect. In fact I became very close … Continue reading

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Review: Arctic Temperature Amplification Influence on Polar Vortex Causing Severe Winter Weather

Review: Arctic Temperature Amplification Influence on Polar Vortex Causing Severe Winter Weather // Feb 18, 2021 In my last few videos I discussed the brutal cold snap that has extended downward in the USA, as far south as the Mexican … Continue reading

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Using Indoor CO2 Levels, Find Out How Much People’s Breath–Virus–You Breathe In

Using indoor CO2 levels to find out how much of other people’s breath (virus) you breathe in: 1 of 2 // Feb 12, 2021 Is it possible to crush coronavirus like a bug? Without devastating lockdowns? Yes, we are all … Continue reading

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