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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 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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