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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.

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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Earth’s Largest Living Structure IS Dying

  Earth’s Largest Living Structure IS Dying: 1 of 2 // Published on Apr 10, 2017 Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an enormous tourist attraction that pumps billions of tourism dollars each year into the economy. Very soon, this revenue … Continue reading

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Understanding Atmospheric Circulation, Patterns in Global Ocean Currents

Understanding Atmospheric Circulation Patterns // Published on Apr 10, 2017 I teach you how (the layperson, or not) to draw the atmospheric circulation patterns of the Earth. All you need to know is that “hot air rises”, there are 3 … Continue reading

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Do Jet Streams Vanish with Arctic Sea-Ice?

Do Do Jet Streams Vanish with Arctic Sea-Ice? //  Published on Apr 6, 2017 What happens to the jet streams when we lose all Arctic sea ice and snow cover? Do they vanish? Do they still exist as a weak … Continue reading

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Waves in Jet Streams, Violin Strings, Laser Cavities, Bridges

   Planetary Waves & Violin String Vibrations: 1 of 2 // Published on Apr 2, 2017 Extreme weather events are happening more often around the planet, striking with ever greater severity, and lasting for longer periods of time. The root … Continue reading

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Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Parts Two and Three

Halting Abrupt Climate Change: Part Two // Published on Mar 24, 2017 Paul Crutzen, the Yoda of atmospheric science, played a large role in human understanding and action on ozone holes, got a Nobel Prize in 1995 and coined the phrase … Continue reading

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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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