Author Archives: paulbeckwith

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.

Ottawa River Flooding: Human Error vs. Act of God?

Ottawa River Flooding: Human Error vs. Act of God? // Published on May 16, 2017 Record low water levels were reported in the Des Joachim reservoir 235 km north of the Britannia Bay water gauge in Ottawa. I estimated the volume … Continue reading

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Ottawa River Flood: Human and Natural Elements, Three Videos

Ottawa River Flood: Human & Natural Elements, Part 1 // Published on May 15, 2017 Whenever a “natural disaster” occurs, like the severe flooding recently in Ontario and Quebec, there are many questions. Did it have to happen? Could humans … Continue reading

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Record Ottawa River Flooding From Climate Change

Record Ottawa River Flooding From Climate Change // Published on May 8, 2017 In July, 2013 downtown Calgary had record flooding with insured losses exceeding $6 Billion. Three weeks later, extensive Toronto flooding from torrential rains cost more than $1 … Continue reading

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Flooding ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Climate Scientist Warns

A car sits stranded in flood waters on Rue Saint-Louis in Gatineau on Tuesday, May 2. (Radio-Canada) Here Paul was picked up by CBC Television, and has an associated podcast clip (about six minutes long) which they shared with him, and … Continue reading

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People’s Climate March: Emergency Call to Action

Go Paul!  People’s Climate March; Emergency Call to Action // Published on Apr 29, 2017 I marched in Ottawa’s version of The People’s Climate March. In this video; in my speech to the masses rallying before the start of the march, … Continue reading

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Climate Change Making Storms More Intense, Changing Jet Stream

How climate change is making storms more intense ‘Massive flooding in Windsor last year was a sign of climate change — but the science behind these ever-intensifying storms is more complex than it seems’ … The Ontario Educational Communications Authority … Continue reading

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