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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.

Plethora of Dire Climate Reports, Interview on Climate Matters TV

With Shackleton the Cat A Plethora of Dire Climate Reports: 1 of 2 // Nov 30, 2018 For ages, I’ve been screaming from rooftops, clad in sandwich-boards, on the urgency of declaring a global climate emergency.  Some city’s and groups … Continue reading

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Climate Change Cremation Consequences: Paradise Lost

Climate Change Cremation Consequences: Paradise Los:  1 of 2 // Nov 17, 2018 As people age they tend to think about their own mortality more, and plan their final exit, whether it be cremation or burial. Many people in Paradise, California … Continue reading

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Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity

Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity // Nov 8, 2018 I am only wearing a T-Shirt in this RANT as I walk to school in Ottawa. Problem is that we are in November, and I am at at latitude 45 … Continue reading

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Trifecta: Climate Tipping Points: Atmospheric/Ocean Circulation, Gary Null Podcast, Radio EcoShock Interview

Climate Tipping Points: Atmospheric and Ocean Circulation // Nov 1st, 2018 Presently, global average temperature is rising 0.25C per decade. However nonlinear, tipping points can greatly increase this rate of warming. Atmospheric circulation (jetstreams) and ocean circulation (currents like the … Continue reading

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Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth, Interviewed by Kevin Hester on NBL

     Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth: 1 of 2 // Oct 26, 2018 Arctic sea ice regrowth in October is freakishly slow. We are at record low ice extent for late October; even lower than the 2012 minimum. In … Continue reading

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Flaws in IPCC Report: Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System

Abrupt Cryospheric Tipping Elements in Climate System // Oct 18, 2018 Computer modelling simulations of climate change have a very difficult time accounting for abrupt, nonlinear state changes, also known as tipping points. Since IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) … Continue reading

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Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C

Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C // Oct 10, 2018 As I filmed today, yet another massive hurricane has just come ashore in Florida’s panhandle. Hurricane Michael, at 155 mph (1 mph shy of Cat. 5) … Continue reading

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