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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.

Heat Wave in India & Pakistan Hits 1 Billion: Coal to Generate Electricity for AC’s in Short Supply

Heat Wave in India & Pakistan Hits 1 Billion: Coal to Generate Electricity for AC’s in Short Supply // Apr 28, 2022 More than 1 Billion people are facing a relentless heatwave in India and Pakistan this week. Temperatures are … Continue reading

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Atmospheric River Attacks on West Antarctic and East Antarctic Ice Sheets, Ice Shelves, and Sea Ice

Atmospheric River Attacks on West Antarctic and East Antarctic Ice Sheets, Ice Shelves, and Sea Ice // Apr 21, 2022 In the previous video I chatted about how Atmospheric Rivers have directly contributed to the past collapses of both Larsen … Continue reading

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HUGE: Atmospheric Rivers Triggered Collapse of Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves Larsen A and Larsen B

HUGE: Atmospheric Rivers Triggered Collapse of Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves Larsen A and Larsen B // Apr 14, 2022 A HUGE and significant new peer reviewed scientific study/paper ties the collapse of both Larsen A and Larsen B ice shelf … Continue reading

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New Report on Climate Mitigation: Assessment Report (AR6) by Working Group (WG3) of the IPCC

New Report on Climate Mitigation: Assessment Report (AR6) by Working Group (WG3) of the IPCC // Apr 4, 2022 In this video I chat about the New Report released today on Climate Mitigation; namely the Assessment Report 6 (AR6) by … Continue reading

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Climate Change Risk Assessment: Emissions, Heat Waves, Drought, and Cascading Impacts: Chatham House

Climate Change Risk Assessment: Emissions, Heat Waves, Drought, and Cascading Impacts: Chatham House // Mar 17, 2022 I chat in detail about the excellent Chatham House report on Climate Change Risks to our society. First I talk a bit about … Continue reading

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Survival Saga of Shackleton the Explorers Antarctic Journey and Discovery of his Ship Endurance

Survival Saga of Shackleton the Explorers Antarctic Journey and Discovery of his Ship Endurance // Mar 11, 2022 Amazingly, Sir Ernest Shackleton ship Endurance has just been found in 10,000 feet of ice covered water in the Weddell Sea near … Continue reading

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Climate Recap around the Globe

Climate Recap around the Globe // Feb 27, 2022 I chat about recent and significant climate mayhem and extreme weather events around the globe. There are a few puppy and cat disruptions, but not too many; please bear with me.———- … Continue reading

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Societal Decline of Rationality and the Collective Good; with the Rise of Emotion and the Individual

Societal Decline of Rationality and the Collective Good; with the Rise of Emotion and the Individual // Feb 17, 2022 Is our entire world going nuts? Are people in all fields of human endeavour, and at all levels of government … Continue reading

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Protest–Occupation–of Ottawa After One Week

Protest (Occupation) of Ottawa After One Week Last night, during a perfect snowy winter evening, I did my daily walk downtown Ottawa while filming (dk: the “Freedom Convoy” Protests [1] ). It seemed a bit like the calm before the … Continue reading

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