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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.

Paul’s Brilliant Video (Editor Title)

RANT: How Abrupt Climate Change is Redrawing the Map // Feb 18, 2019 Climate Disruption is Ubiquitous.  Discuss PCAM, or Polar Cold Air Mass: Tropics have expanded by 0.5 degrees in latitude per decade since 1970s: Sahara Desert enlarged 10% … Continue reading

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Impact of Abrupt Sea-Ice Loss on Greenland, Radio EcoShock Interview

  Arctic Blue-Ocean-Event Consequences for Greenland: 1 of 2 // Feb 15, 2019 Between 60,000 and 22,000 years ago there were numerous abrupt temperature fluctuations recorded by oxygen and nitrogen isotopes (paleo-thermometer proxies) in Greenland ice cores [1].  Temperatures over … Continue reading

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Alpine Glacier Melt-Out at Third Pole, Amplified Warming at High Elevations, Feedback Mechanisms

Alpine Glacier Melt-Out at the Third Pole // Feb 12, 2019 Since 1970 about 15% of the glacial ice has melted out at the “Third Pole”; the extensive region with high elevations in Asia that encompasses the Himalayan Mountains and … Continue reading

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Surprising Effects: Glacier Melt, Mayhem Down Under, Argentina Heat, Tasmanian Fires, Land vs. Water Temps

Non-Intuitive Consequences of Rapid Melt in Greenland and Antarctica: 1 of 2 // Feb 8, 2019 Glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica are rapidly melting due to Abrupt Climate Change, and melt rates are doubling with a period of roughly 7 … Continue reading

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Antarctica Needs a Dentist

  Thwaites Glacier. Credit: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Huge Cavity Melted Out in Antarctic Glacier: Part 1 of 2 // Feb 4, 2019 A huge cavity–4 km wide by 10 km long by 300 meters high–has melted at the glacier base in … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex and Australia Scorched: Three Videos, Risks, Gists, Mayhem

    Chat on Enormous Risks of Rapid Climate Disruption: 1 of 3 // Jan 25, 2019 Ongoing 2019 climate disruption is fast and furious. Abrupt climate system change cares not about human affairs, structures, politics, our livelihoods, and our … Continue reading

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Climate Change Disruption, Ratio of Male-Female Babies

Climate Change Disruption of Baby Male-Female Ratio // Jan 23, 2019 Two truisms on rapid climate change are that a) it affects just about everything, and b) it is happening much faster than expected. With a) in mind, it is … Continue reading

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