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.

New Videos: Arctic Volcano, Earth Surface Change, Halting Climate Change

Anthropogenic Arctic Volcano Will Calm Climate [1]// Published on Mar 20, 2017 As our climate spirals hotter into new and unfamiliar territory, we are seeing enormous stresses destabilizing our weather patterns, crops, water supplies, infrastructure, global supply chains, and civilization … Continue reading

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Science under the Jackboot of Ideology

Science Under the Jackboot of Ideology // Published on Mar 17, 2017 A number of years ago I filmed a video (on this very same chairlift) on the relentless attacks on science, originating with attacks on climate science and driven … Continue reading

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They Drove Off the Climate Cliff, Radio EcoShock Podcast

They Drove Off the Climate Cliff, podcast, with favorite interviewer, champion of many if not all precious things human and natural, Alex Smith. Paul’s segment, is called ‘Tracking the Big Picture with scientist Paul Beckwith‘. His post also shares from … Continue reading

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Global Dimming and Global Brightening

These are the first three of nine videos in this series, on Global Dimming & Global Brightening.  If civilization came to an abrupt halt, how much would the global temperature change? Would it spike 0.5 or even 4 degrees Celsius … Continue reading

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Extinction Radio, Interview with Jennifer Hynes

Extinction Radio Episode 67, 8th March 2017 – Guy McPherson, Kevin Lister and Paul Beckwith. Paul’s segment, ‘Jennifer Hynes interviews Paul Beckwith‘:  page down to Part Three.  Starts at 0:00:00 to 0:55:41.  You can find more about famed climate generalist and methane … Continue reading

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Stabilizing Feedbacks in the Climate System

  Stabilizing Feedbacks in the Climate System // Published on Mar 3, 2017 We often hear about “positive” (accelerating) feedbacks in the climate system speeding up rates of change, even exponentially. I tell the story of some powerful “negative” stabilizing … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Arctic Affects Antarctica and Cats

What Happens in the Arctic Affects Antarctica and Cats // Published on Feb 24, 2017 Did you hear that many (some?, half?) of the ultra-rich are preparing for abrupt climate change by buying spaces underground, and in spots like New … Continue reading

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