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.

Abrupt Climate System Change Mayhem

Extreme Weather Patterns // July 20, 2021?? (dk) CTV Video, about 4 minutes long. Me, live on CTV News, connecting heat domes and wildfires out west to torrential rains and flooding in Europe, via high crests and deep valleys of … Continue reading

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A Farewell to my Friend: Climate Warrior Stuart Scott

A Farewell to my Friend: Climate Warrior Stuart Scott // Jul 19, 2021 A Farewell to my Friend:Climate Warrior Stuart ScottDied: Thursday July 15th, 2021 My friend Stuart Scott will be sorely missed. Although his physical manifestation is gone, there … Continue reading

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A Community of People Most Likely to Survive Abrupt Climate Change: The Amish and Mennonites

A Community of People Most Likely to Survive Abrupt Climate Change: The Amish and Mennonites // Jul 14, 2021 In Northern Ontario, while on the road towards home in Ottawa, I passed a horse pulled carriage. I pulled off the … Continue reading

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Calgary’s Saddledome Stadium: Ground Zero for Epic Flooding from Climate Driven Extreme Weather

Calgary’s Saddledome Stadium: Ground Zero for Epic Flooding from Climate Driven Extreme Weather // Jul 7, 2021 I am in downtown Calgary, Alberta next to the famous Saddledome stadium. I’m glad my visit was not a week later, since the … Continue reading

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Downtown Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Tunnels Built by Chinese Workers Reveal Dark Tales of Canada’s Past

Downtown Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Tunnels Built by Chinese Workers Reveal Dark Tales of Canada’s Past // Jul 2, 2021 In Moose Jaw Saskatchewan there is an underground maze of tunnels under the city in the downtown core. For longer than … Continue reading

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Cross Country Climate Reports with Paul: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta

Cross Country Climate Reports with Paul: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta // Jun 25, 2021 Two week road trip to Canada’s tornado alley, to document extreme storms, old disaster spots: Calgary flooding, Fort Mac Wildfires and crap, Grassy Narrows mercury, Elliot … Continue reading

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On the Deployment of Ocean Spraying Vessels to Brighten Marine Clouds to Cool the Planet

On the Deployment of Ocean Spraying Vessels to Brighten Marine Clouds to Cool the Planet // June 23, 2021 I was recently in a great video discussion with Peter Wadhams and Stephen Salter, hosted by Metta Spencer, to hash out … Continue reading

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Autonomous Spray Ship Deployment to Cool Planet via Marine Cloud Brightening

Autonomous Spray Ship Deployment to Cool Planet via Marine Cloud Brightening: Part 1 of 4 // Jun 19, 2021 I was recently in a great video discussion with Peter Wadhams and Stephen Salter, hosted by Metta Spencer, to hash out … Continue reading

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Cascading Climate System Domino Feedback Effects, NOT Good

Cascading Climate System Domino Feedback Effects, NOT Good // Jun 4, 2021 A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published June 3rd discusses the risks of climate domino effects from cascading feedbacks. Essentially, the risk is rapidly increasing to cross critical thresholds … Continue reading

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