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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.

Global Average Temperatures in 2020 Reached a RECORD HIGH of 1.55 C above PreIndustrial in 1750

Global Average Temperatures in 2020 Reached a RECORD HIGH of 1.55 C above PreIndustrial in 1750 //  Jan 16, 2021 The numbers are out, and they are not pretty. Global average temperature in 2020 was 1.25C above the turn-of-the-previous-century average … Continue reading

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Halting Coronavirus In Public Spaces Using CO2 Detectors Measuring Ventilation

Halting Coronavirus Spread in Indoor Public Spaces using Cheap CO2 Detectors to Measure Ventilation // Dec 30, 2020 Apart from vaccine rollouts, I am 100% confident that the absolute best way to eliminate the coronavirus and future pandemics (perhaps even … Continue reading

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Yippee Ki-Yay MF (2020): Top Ten Weather and Climate Disruption Events of 2020

Dec 12, 2019 Madrid, Spain, Stuart Scott, Peter Wadham’s, Paul Beckwith, Peter Fiekowsky Top Ten Climate Disruption Events of 2020: You ain’t seen nothing yet: Part 1 of 4 // Dec 24, 2020 Where do I even begin? Abrupt climate … Continue reading

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2020 Arctic Report Card Fail: End of Road for Cold Arctic, Highs, Lows

The End of the Road for a Cold Arctic: Arctic Report Card 2020 Highlights & Lowlights: Part 1 of 3 // Dec 12, 2020 Arctic Report Card 2020 (ARC2020):  Result: FAIL Summary: Out with the Cold; in with the Hot … Continue reading

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Godzilla Dust Storm of 2020 From Low Sea Ice; Abrupt Climate Change Disrupting Food Supply

Huge & Intense “Godzilla” Dust Storm of 2020 Arose from Record Low Arctic Sea Ice: 1 of 2 // Dec 5, 2020 We all know that 2020 is a year for the record books, at least until we experience 2021, … Continue reading

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Can we keep our Earth habitable? Abrupt Climate System Change

Given Abrupt Climate System Change, can we keep our Earth habitable? Part 1 of 2 // Nov 26, 2020 We risk an uninhabitable Earth if we allow abrupt climate change to continue unchecked, at its ever accelerating (even exponential) pace. … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord of Abrupt Climate Change Happenings

A Mishmash of Abrupt Climate Change Topics: Part 3 of 3 // Nov 6, 2020 My main focus is on the lack of Arctic sea ice regrowth in the Eastern Siberian Arctic Shelf region and the Laptev Sea region. These … Continue reading

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‘‘Twas the Night before US Elections when all through the Lands, Many People were Stirring…

‘‘Twas the Night before US Elections when all through the Lands, Many People were Stirring… // Nov 2, 2020 Twas the night before US elections, when all through the lands, Many people were stirring, some with shaking hands; The ballots … Continue reading

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US Election 2020 Chaos and Existential Climate Chaos

On the Existential Risks of Abrupt Climate Change and a chat on Chomsky Election Thoughts // Oct 31, 2020 Hello Everybody, I agree completely with Chomsky on the following statements, and have said these things for years: “Definitely the worst one … Continue reading

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