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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.

How Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons Change the Strength and Waviness of Jet Streams

How Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons Change the Strength and Waviness of Jet Streams: 1 of 3 // Sep 17, 2020 My main intention in this 3 part video series is to show you how large cyclones (hurricanes, tropical cyclones, typhoons, … Continue reading

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Find Out Soon, How Low Will the Big Arctic Ocean Slushy Go

Paul Beckwith: Post-doom with Michael Dowd // Sep 6, 2020 This conversation with climate systems scientist and abrupt climate change expert, Paul Beckwith, was recorded August 31, 2020. ——— ———– Most damaging atmospheric rivers 1978–2017 How Low Will the Big … Continue reading

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Going, Going. Arctic Sea Ice Soon to be Gone

Arctic Sea Ice Status: Going. Going. Soon to be Gone // Sep 3, 2020 In this first of a new series of videos I chat about Arctic Sea Ice. We are approaching the yearly minimum, and it is a toss … Continue reading

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Record High Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

Record High Greenland Ice Sheet Melt // Aug 25, 2020 Years with near record lows of Arctic sea-ice are often associated with a persistent jet stream ridge (blocking high) over Greenland. This means very low snowfall in the winter to … Continue reading

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Comparing Contemporary Abrupt Arctic Climate Change to Paleoclimate Dansgaard-Oeschger Oscillations

Comparing Contemporary Abrupt Arctic Climate Change to Paleoclimate Dansgaard-Oeschger Oscillations // Aug 21, 2020 The ongoing rapid destruction of Arctic sea-ice is having profound effects on our overall climate system, and will soon likely reduce our ability to grow food. … Continue reading

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Greenland Tragedy, Fractured Sea Ice at Mercy of Wind, Waves, Currents, Sun

Arctic Sea Ice Status Update, and a Tragedy in Greenland // Aug 14, 2020 We are 4-5 weeks away from our yearly Arctic Sea Ice mid-September minimum. I chat on present Arctic sea ice status and loss trends. Gone are … Continue reading

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Rising Risk, Global Methane Budget: No Methane Bomb in Arctic YET

Global Methane Budget: No “Methane Bomb” in the Arctic YET. Risk is RISING // Jul 27, 2020 The latest science on the Global Methane Budget was recently published in a landmark paper authored by over 70 multidisciplinary scientists. No methane … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequences

Updating the Climate Science: Truth and Consequences: 1 of 3 // Jul 17, 2020 Dr James E. Hansen is one of my climate heroes. He tried to tell the world about the grave threat of climate change by testifying to … Continue reading

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Bizarre Warm Weather Thunderstorms, Occurring in High Arctic Near North Pole

Warm Weather Thunderstorms are Bizarrely Occurring in the High Arctic Near the North Pole // Jul 10, 2020 The Arctic has warmed so fast that warm weather thunderstorms now occur in the Arctic reaching a record latitude of 85 degrees … Continue reading

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Risk. Risk, Risk, and More Risk. Risk

New UN Report on Electronic-Waste: e-waste: We think we can throw something AWAY. There is no AWAY // Jul 2, 2020 I was just on CTV News talking about major findings within a brand new UN report released today titled … Continue reading

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Global Food Supply at RISK from Simultaneous Crop Losses Due to Specific Jet Stream Patterns

  My son Neil put him in the tree low down, and Shack wanted to go higher. Neil then took the photo, and climbed on a chair to get him down. He seemed to like it up there; he trusts … Continue reading

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Jet Stream Configurations: Consequences of Abrupt Climate Change

The Five Main Jet Stream Blocking Configurations and Consequences of Abrupt Climate Change /Jun 22, 2020 With slowing, wavier jet streams (less zonal; more meridional waves) the likelihood of atmospheric blocks is much greater. As I explained from a boat … Continue reading

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Change in Jet Stream Driving Abrupt Climate Change

      Jet Stream Change Driving and Responding to Abrupt Climate Change: Part 1 of Many // Jun 16, 2020 Throughout Earth history, physical changes in the jet stream (location, speed, waviness, width, etc.) have been vitally important for … Continue reading

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Aerosol Reductions Effects on Arctic Temperatures, Targets By Months

No Arctic Sea Ice in Aug and Sept for 2C Warming; July and Oct Sea Ice Vanishes at 2.5C: Part 1 of 2 // Jun 11, 2020 I continue studying the latest peer reviewed scientific studies on when we can … Continue reading

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What Happens to Sea Ice, After First Arctic Blue Ocean Event?

      After First Arctic BOE (Loss of All September Sea Ice) then What Happens Next to the Sea Ice? 1 of 2 // Jun 9, 2020 Many years ago I discussed my thoughts on how Arctic sea ice … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice Trajectories from Observations and Models

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Projections From the Latest-and-Greatest Climate Simulation Models (CMIP6) // Jun 3, 2020 The latest, most sophisticated climate models of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) have been used to track Arctic Sea Ice Area and Volume … Continue reading

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English Translation of CMIP6: Drought Three Ways

Abrupt Climate Change: Drought Projections in the Latest State-of-the-Art Climate Models (CMIP6) // May 28, 2020 I talk Drought. A new science paper uses the latest state-of-the-art climate models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project to determine which parts of … Continue reading

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World Meteorological Organization Report: Global Climate in 2015 -19

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Report: The Global Climate in 015 – 2019 // May 25, 2020 Recently the World Meteorological Organization published their 5 year update: “The Global Climate in 2015 – 2019”, comparing this period with the previous 5 … Continue reading

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You Are Here: Tipping Elements in Climate Systems, Canadian Geese

Stratocumulus Cloud Deck Collapse and other Tipping Elements in the Climate System that Can Smush Us // May 12, 2020 Stratocumulous cloud decks cover lots of ocean and block sunlight providing some cooling offset to GHG warming. Typically these clouds … Continue reading

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“Climate Niche” Shifting Away From Where Most Live

    Humanities Preferred “Climate Niche” is Shifting Away From Where Most of Us Live Now // May 5, 2020 Why do we live where we do? Many complex social reasons exist, but fundamentally most of us live in a “climate … Continue reading

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Everyone OUTSIDE For Weeks, Suppressing Pandemic?

Could we all live OUTSIDE for a few weeks to SUPPRESS the Coronavirus Pandemic? // Apr 23, 2020 Last video I discussed extensive detailed results in a scientific study (link immediate below) looking at coronavirus virus transmission in over 7000 … Continue reading

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Logic 101: COVID-19 Spreading Characteristics: What We Know

Logic 101: COVID-19 Spreading Characteristics: What We Know // Apr 15, 2020 Logic 101: Coronavirus Spread: 1) The virus can be spread by people who never develop any symptoms. 2) People that get sick may have no symptoms for two … Continue reading

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MAGI: Make America Gravely ill Again. Blue Ocean Event, Computer Simulations Say

First Arctic Blue Ocean Event: What Computer Simulations and Statistical Trend Analysis Tells Us // Apr 6, 2020 In this video and the next, I continue my examination of Arctic sea ice data which gives us a clear picture of … Continue reading

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Going. Going. GONE; but WHEN?

Arctic Sea-Ice: Going. Going. GONE; but WHEN? // Apr 2, 2020 The essential go-to website for near real-time plots on the Arctic sea-ice can be easily found by Googling “Arctic sea ice graphs”. Personally, I really appreciate the effort and … Continue reading

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Arctic Polar Vortex North Pole to Greenland Shift: Ozone Hole, Sea-Ice Loss

Arctic Polar Vortex Shift from North Pole to Greenland: Large Ozone Hole and Sea-Ice Loss // Mar 28, 2020 I predicted 1.5 years ago that Arctic sea-ice loss will shift the jet stream center of rotation to Greenland’s center at … Continue reading

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Impact of Coronavirus On Global Dimming

Magnitude of Global Dimming from Coronavirus Shutdowns: Part 1 of 3 // Mar 22, 2020 Global Dimming from industrial and transportation aerosols is likely between 0.25C and 1.1C with a best estimate of 0.5C. As global industry/transportation shutters due to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Tsunami

Modelling the Coming Coronavirus Tsunami: Imperial College Paper // Mar 18, 2020 This new paper from Imperial College models the expected number of cases of coronavirus and the total number of deaths that we would expect in both the UK … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Why YOU Must ACT NOW

Coronavirus: Why YOU Must ACT NOW: Part 1 of 3 // Mar 12, 2020 On March 10th a vitally important article was published online by Tomas Pueyo, and I chat about it in this video and my next two. Even … Continue reading

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Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change

Chat on Hard-Hitting New Report: “A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change”: 1 of 2 // Mar 7, 2020 A new report called “A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change” came out last month, produced by a National … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Effect on Global Warming and Global Warming Impact on Pandemic Risks

Coronavirus Effect on Global Warming and Global Warming Impact on Pandemic Risks: Part 1 of 3 // Feb 28, 2020 The Coronavirus has shuttered about 25% of Chinese industrial production for weeks on end. Since Chinese production and industrial activist … Continue reading

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Climate Catastrophe Warning in J.P.Morgan’s, Risky Business – Climate and Macroeconomy

Climate Catastrophe Warning in J.P.Morgan’s: Risky Business: the Climate and The Macroeconomy: 1 of 2 // Feb 24, 2020 “…it is clear that the Earth is on an unsustainable trajectory. Something will have to change at some point if the … Continue reading

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Expected to Greatly Accelerate as Southern Ocean Warms

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Expected to Greatly Accelerate as Southern Ocean Warms: Part 1 of 3 // Feb 19, 2020 An island off the northernmost tip of Antarctica reached a record breaking temperature of 20.75 C (69.35 F) for the … Continue reading

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Threat to Arctic Warming and Sea-Ice Loss is Ongoing

HELP! Sub-title: I am stuck in Arctic Sea-Ice Trace Halocarbon GHG Threat to Arctic Warming and Sea-Ice Loss is Ongoing: Part 2 of 2 // ggg Continues where previous video from yesterday ‘New Paper: Banned Halocarbons Still Responsible for HALF of … Continue reading

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Live Interviews on Mainstream Canadian National TV Programs: CTV and CBC News

Beckwith’s Live Interviews on Mainstream Canadian National TV Programs: CTV and CBC News: 1 of 3 // Feb 2, 2020 When you start to wonder why I’ve had a video hiatus for a week or so, please rest assured that … Continue reading

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Climate System Change Update Live from Canadian University Chess Championship Skittles Room

Climate System Change Update Live from Canadian University Chess Championship Skittles Room Live climate change reporting from the skittles room before the final round of the Canadian University Chess Championship team tournament at beautiful Wilfred Laurier University in snowy Kitchener, Ontario. … Continue reading

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How Arctic Ocean Blue Ocean State Will Crush Humanity Like a Bug

How Arctic Ocean Blue Ocean State Will Crush Humanity Like a Bug: Part 1 of 3 // Jan 10, 2020 In my previous two videos I discussed how the reflectivity of the Arctic region reduced from 52% to 48% between … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea-Ice Loss and Literal Darkening of the Arctic Causing Warming Amplification

Arctic Sea-Ice Loss and Literal Darkening of the Arctic Causing Warming Amplification: Part 1 of 2 // Jan 7, 2020 I am back after my much needed holiday break. I am chomping at the bit and ready to go. Here … Continue reading

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Three Interviews: Spencer, CTV, and Radio EcoShock

91 Beckwith After COP 25 // Dec 23, 2019 Here Paul is again interviewed by Metta Spencer.  Previously, Paul was on her show, on 14 October, as shared here, proximate to the Young Turks.  As she says:  ‘Canadian climatologist Paul … Continue reading

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What WE Must Do: Wadhams-Carter-Beckwith-Valdez Chat On DIRE Climate Emergency

Wadhams, Carter, Beckwith, Valdez chat on our DIRE Climate Emergency, and on what WE Must Do: 1 of 2 // Dec 22, 2019 In the late afternoon of Friday Dec.13th at COP25 in Madrid Spain, Dr. Peter Wadhams, Dr, Peter … Continue reading

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European Kids Ask Paul About Climate Change, at COP25 Madrid

  Kids Across Europe Ask Paul Questions About Climate Change: COP25 Madrid Spain: Part 1 of 3 // Dec 20, 2019 I am extremely happy and grateful to post this video and the next two from my adventures in Madrid, … Continue reading

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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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Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes? Young Turks, Save The World Interview

How Hurricanes (Typhoons, Cyclones) Trigger Earthquakes As They Cross Continental Shelves: 1 of 2 // Oct 20, 2019 When Typhoon Hagibis hit Tokyo, Japan October 12th, 2019 there was a 5.7 earthquake the same day. A new paper discusses “stormquakes”, … Continue reading

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How Nuclear Winter Halts Global Plant Growth, Causes Crop Failure & Mass Starvation

How a Limited Nuclear War (Pakistan v. India) Would Cause Global Food Shortages and Mass Starvation // Oct 18, 2019 Since the Cold War between the world’s major superpowers ended, people have become very complacent about the threats of nuclear … Continue reading

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Jaw-Dropping Arctic Methane Levels Up 9 x Global Average

Arctic Methane Measurements over Eastern Siberian Shelf Are Now the Highest Ever Measured: 1 of 2 // Oct 10, 2019 A group of Russian scientists led by Igor Semiletov, aboard one of the world’s largest research ships, the RV Akademik … Continue reading

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Greta: Catalyst Tipping Humanity to Finally Act, Tipping Humans to Understand Huge Risks?

Greta Thunberg the Catalyst that Tips Humanity to Understand Huge Climate Risks and Finally Act? // Sep 27, 2019 As I marched in today’s Climate Strike for in Ottawa along with thousands of people I had time to reflect on … Continue reading

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The Return of Blob 2.0? Marine Heat Wave

Return of the BLOB; aka Marine Heat Wave // Sep 25, 2019 In 2014 a phenomena appeared on which there is no history. The ocean temperature off the west coast of North America rose and destroyed marine diversity and wreaked … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Paul just asked that this be published, to this site, dk: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit //  Sep 23, 2019 ‘Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing … Continue reading

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Record Setting Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) Over Antarctica: Causes and Consequences

Here is the first of three new videos dealing with much more southern weather and oceanography, posted today and yesterday.  Paul also added one more video dealing with the North Pole and Greenland from our recent post, here.  This is … Continue reading

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What’s Up Or Down: Extent, Thickness, Volume, Thermodynamics of Arctic Sea-Ice

What’s up (down) with Arctic Sea-Ice: Extent, Thickness, Volume Dynamics and Thermodynamics // Sep 12, 2019 In September, 2012 Arctic sea ice extent (regions with at least 15% sea ice concentration) set a record low extent, far below any previous … Continue reading

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Bahama Death Toll of 40,000 from Hurricane Dorian: My Estimate

Bahama Death Toll of 40,000 from Hurricane Dorian: My Estimate // Sep 9, 2019 Just after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Grand Bahamas and Abaco Islands for 1.5 days, with 185 mph sustained winds (225 mph gusts) and … Continue reading

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Climate Charged Hurricane Dorian Tragically Destroys Grand Bahamas

Art at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario (L) Google Google Earth and explore Grand Bahama Island (R) Abrupt Climate Change Realities: Hurricanes Stronger, Intensify Faster, Move Slower, Dump More Rain // Sep 3, 2019 I continue to delve deeply … Continue reading

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Global Warming: Vulnerability, Carbon Sinks, Numbers, Replenishment, & Getting Burned

Amazon Rainforest as a Significant but Highly Vulnerable Global Climate Tipping Element // Aug 27, 2019 The Amazon Rainforest is one of the very significant yet vulnerable tipping elements in the overall climate system. Willful human destruction of the rainforest … Continue reading

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Browning Earth Since 1998: Terrestrial Vegetation Decline & Atmospheric Drying

Browning of the Earth: Land Plant Growth Decline Since 1998: Part 1 of 2 // Aug 23, 2019 Earth stopped getting greener 20 years ago. A new research study used satellite images to determine that plant growth on land increased … Continue reading

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Accelerating Sea-Level Rise. Vacation From Increased Extreme Weather Frequency, Severity, Duration

Accelerating Sea-Level Rise with Increase in Extreme Weather Frequency, Severity, and Duration // Aug 15, 2019 I continue to expand upon my argument that global sea level will rise 7 meters by 2070, as I originally discussed over 5 years … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Mayhem: Greenland, Blue Ocean Events, & Accelerating Sea Rise

Greenland Vulnerability to BOE and Accelerating Global Sea-Level Rise // Aug 7, 2019 Five years ago I posted the video: “Can global sea level rise 7 meters by 2070?”; based on the ongoing 7 to 10 year doubling rates of … Continue reading

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Albedo Not Tomato, Potato, Keto, or Waco

All about Albedo & Arctic Darkening: Snow, Ice, Clouds, Open-Ocean, Sun Angle // Aug 3, 2019 I continue chatting about Albedo (reflectance) and how the Arctic is rapidly darkening. By assumption, when people talk about albedo it is for: Diffuse unpolarized … Continue reading

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Five: Ice-Free Arctic, Wildfires, Albedo, Feedbacks, and Equivalent Emissions.

How Much Heating can we EXPECT from an Ice-Free Arctic Ocean? // Aug 1, 2019 Abrupt Climate System Disruption is clearly accelerating; we are in a global climate EMERGENCY, not yet widely acknowledged by the powers that run our society. … Continue reading

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Environmental Coffeehouse Interview, Sea-Ice Death Spiral, Global Aviation

Editor: For the first time in the last four years, we lead off with a video BY others, not Paul’s. Having seen virtually all of Paul’s videos, some of them several times, it is clear that peripatetic, free, and informal … Continue reading

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Asteroids: Risk and Impacts, or Air Conditioning Demand?

[ Addenda by dk, 2 am Fri, 25 July: ‘City Killer Sized Asteroid Aptly Named “Asteroid 2019 OK” Barely Missed Earth this Morning‘ // Jul 25, 2019 What a crazy coincidence. Last night I uploaded three videos on asteroid and … Continue reading

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Dynamic Systems, Ocean Acidification, and Tipping Points

Nonlinear Tipping of Oceanic Carbon Cycle Driving Mass Extinctions: 1 of 2 // Jul 19, 2019 A characteristic of the five large mass extinctions in Earth’s geological history is disruption of the ocean carbon cycle, causing large, rapid ocean acidification. … Continue reading

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Not in Eighty Years But Now: Global Food, Climate Casinos, New Orleans

How 2030 is the new 2100: Global Food Yields Already Dropping from Abrupt Climate Change // July 12, 2019 2030 is the new 2100. Climate change is ALREADY reducing global food yields TODAY, with an average 1% annual reduction in … Continue reading

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Game of Risk: DC Submersion, Guadalajara Hail, Planting Glorious Trees, Antarctic Regimens, Arctic Blues

Tiny Blip in Jet Stream Submerges Large Parts of Washington, DC // July 8, 2019 Only a few days ago, America celebrated its July 4th Independence Day, and the government whipped out tanks for Washington, DC festivities. I hope the … Continue reading

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Life After Arctic Blue-Ocean-Zero: Abrupt System Disruption

What will life be like after Arctic Blue-Ocean-Zero: Abrupt Climate System Disruption // Jul 4, 2019 Blue Ocean Zero (BO-0; first Sept with essentially zero Arctic sea ice) is ever more likely each year. I chat on when it will … Continue reading

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Sea Ice Nitty-Gritty, Profoundly Disturbing European Heatwaves

Sad Slushy Sloppy Spiraling South Status of Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice: Part 1 of 2 // Jun 28, 2019 I chat about the sorry slushy spiraling downward sloppy state of what is otherwise known as Arctic Sea-Ice, and the profound … Continue reading

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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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Fire Triggered Thunderstorms: Climate MAYHEM New Reality

  Pyro Storms (Fire-Triggered Thunderstorms): Climate Mayhem Part 1 of 2 // May 9, 2019 Firenados, fire whirls, megafires, and fire-triggered thunderstorms are a new, terrifying reality turning wildfires from local to globally significant events in our faster-than-expected, extremely rapid … Continue reading

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Rarity: Cyclone Fani Originated in Southern Hemisphere & Crossed EQUATOR

      Rare Cyclone Fani Originated in Southern Hemisphere and Crossed the EQUATOR: Part 1 of 2 // May 3, 2019 Rare Cyclone Fani hit NE India today as a strong Category 4 storm, just a 2 mph under … Continue reading

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Water Woes. Windier and Wavier Oceans. Ottawa Flooding Emergency

Abrupt Climate System Risks from Hydrogen Sulphide Ocean Outgassing: Part 1 of 2 // Apr 22, 2019 Various ocean coastlines, off Africa, Gulf of Mexico, California, and India have periodic emissions of hydrogen sulphide gas. Concentrations less than 1 ppm … Continue reading

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Arctic Emissions of Nitrous Oxide Worse Than Expected, Radio Ecoshock, Mention on CounterPunch

Duh. Arctic Emissions of Nitrous Oxide GHG a Dozen Times Worse Than Expected. OOPS. Part 1 of 2 // Apr 20, 2019 Surprise… Nitrous oxide emissions from our rapidly warming north are up to 12-times higher than we previously thought, … Continue reading

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Arctic Feedbacks Stopping Winter Sea-Ice Refreezing, Two Videos

    Arctic Feedbacks Stopping Winter Sea-Ice Refreezing: Part 1 of 2 // Apr 18, 2019 I discuss the very latest cutting edge scientific understanding on a powerful Arctic feedback that keeps regions of open, ice-free Arctic from refreezing during the … Continue reading

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Food Supply Threats from Ongoing Catastrophic FLOODING in US Midwest

  Food Supply Threats from Ongoing Catastrophic FLOODING in US Midwest // Apr 12, 2019 I chat about ongoing US Midwest misery from a deep, persistent jet stream trough. After a cold snowy winter, a “bomb cyclone” dumped up to … Continue reading

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State of Climate: Not Good at All, Faster Than Expected

State of the Climate: NOT Good at All // Apr 2, 2019 Second of two videos.  Every spring, for the past 25 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) releases their State of the Climate report. This years edition clearly shows … Continue reading

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Two-Way Connections Between Arctic & World, Record Northern Temps

Two-Way Connections Between the Arctic and the rest of the Globe // Mar 26, 2019 Third video. I discuss a new UN Environmental Report titled “Global Linkages: A Graphic Look at the Changing Arctic” (Google it!). Mainstream Media focused on … Continue reading

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Faster Than Expected, Earth Spasms: Abrupt Climate Change

Faster Than Expected Abrupt Climate Change Wisdom // Mar 12, 2019 Fourth video in prior series, from Tuesday, called ‘Reflections on Abrupt Climate Change‘. ———– ———– Earth Spasms from Profoundly Abrupt Climate Change  // Mar 12, 2019 Fourth view in … Continue reading

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Reflections on Abrupt Climate Change

Reflections on Abrupt Climate Change // Mar 11, 2019 For many years, myself and colleagues at AMEG (Arctic Methane Emergency Group; founded by John Nissen in the UK) have brainstormed on how risky our rapidly accelerating climate destabilization is to all … Continue reading

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Rise of the METHANE Over Time and Latitude, Two Videos

    Rise of The METHANE; Latest Science on Temporal and Spatial Variations: 1 of 2 // Feb 26, 2019 Since 2007 atmospheric methane concentrations have risen strongly; average rate 7 ppb per year. Methane’s Global-Warming Potential multiplies warming vs. … Continue reading

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Quadfecta: Bo, Bis, Bit, Bimus: Glacialis Detrimentum

LECTURE ONE: How Abrupt Climate Change is Redrawing the Map // Feb 20, 2019 In my last video I skated on Ottawa’s frozen Rideau Canal and RANTed about abrupt climate change redrawing planetary maps. Now, in the next few video … Continue reading

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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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Status Report On Our Abruptly Changing Climate, Two Videos

Status Report on our Abruptly Changing Climate: 1 of 2 // Jan 18, 2019 Here is an overdue chat on our abruptly changing climate. After a hiatus for chess study and competition and to recharge my internal batteries, I am … Continue reading

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Jubilee Video, Donation Drive, Searchable Index, Joining Dots: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

My 500th Video & Searchable Index: Joining Dots on Abrupt Climate System Change: Last Chance to Donate in 2018:) // Dec 31, 2018 Recently released by NOAA, the Arctic Report Card 2018 details profound changes underway in the Arctic from … Continue reading

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Arctic Summer Temperatures Set to Skyrocket Like “Bat Out of Hell”

Arctic Summer Temperatures to Skyrocket like a “Bat out of Hell”: Part 3 // Dec 29, 2018 Recently released by NOAA, the Arctic Report Card 2018 details profound changes underway in the Arctic from rapid temperature increases. “What happens in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Tipping Points or Just Cascading Feedbacks, Destabilizing Systems?

   Cascading Feedbacks Destabilizing Our Climate System: 2 of 2 // Dec 23, 2018 One global truth: the only constant is change. In the case of the climate system, this change is massive far-reaching abrupt change, highly nonlinear, much faster … Continue reading

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