Category Archives: Geography

Impact of Abrupt Sea-Ice Loss on Greenland, Radio EcoShock Interview

  Arctic Blue-Ocean-Event Consequences for Greenland: 1 of 2 // Feb 15, 2019 Between 60,000 and 22,000 years ago there were numerous abrupt temperature fluctuations recorded by oxygen and nitrogen isotopes (paleo-thermometer proxies) in Greenland ice cores [1].  Temperatures over … Continue reading

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Surprising Effects: Glacier Melt, Mayhem Down Under, Argentina Heat, Tasmanian Fires, Land vs. Water Temps

Non-Intuitive Consequences of Rapid Melt in Greenland and Antarctica: 1 of 2 // Feb 8, 2019 Glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica are rapidly melting due to Abrupt Climate Change, and melt rates are doubling with a period of roughly 7 … Continue reading

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Antarctica Needs a Dentist

  Thwaites Glacier. Credit: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Huge Cavity Melted Out in Antarctic Glacier: Part 1 of 2 // Feb 4, 2019 A huge cavity–4 km wide by 10 km long by 300 meters high–has melted at the glacier base in … Continue reading

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Three More Videos On Tornadoes: Ottawa,

Nonlinear Tornado Damage With Rapid Climate Change / Sep 29, 2018 This video is the last of four on the science, dynamics, and consequences of tornado swarms that will become more frequent in northern states and Canada.  The first video ‘Our … Continue reading

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Methane Venting Over Arctic Sea Ice — OSFAS Lecture, WBAI Live

Methane Venting Into Air Over Arctic Sea Ice // Published on Apr 27, 2018 Humanity, we have a problem.  We are venting methane into the Arctic. Why?  How much?  How fast? What does it mean for abrupt climate change? What does it mean for … Continue reading

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Last Gasp Arctic Sea Ice Death Rattle

Last Gasp Arctic Sea Ice Death Rattle // Published on Jan 30, 2018 Elaborating on my last video; I take a cold, hard look at the reality of vanishing Arctic sea-ice. All signs point to an Arctic in collapse.  Cold … Continue reading

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Paul’s New BBC interview: Climate Mayhem Worsens California Wildfires; Hypocrisy of COP23 and AGU Climate Conferences

I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 on Tuesday December 5th at 8:30 pm EST (Wednesday December 6th at 1:30 am London time):  ‘Rhod Sharp presents news, interviews and stories from around the world’.  Runs from 35:44 to 43:25. … Continue reading

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Earth Tipping Elements: New Kid on the Block

Earth Tipping Elements: New Kid on the Block // Published on Nov 27, 2017 An amazing thing about the recently release US Climate Report (more discussion, last post) is the open acknowledgement in Chapter 15 that huge risks exist for our … Continue reading

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More Climate Change Collateral Damage: Hurricane Maria Takes Out Dominica

More Climate Change Collateral Damage: Hurricane Maria Takes Out Dominica // Published on Sep 18, 2017 Hello People of the World. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you have been lied to for years about the grave risks … Continue reading

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Crisis in Capitalism and Cascading Climate Chaos

Crisis in Capitalism & Cascading Climate Chaos // Published on Sep 15, 2017 I discuss how ongoing and cascading climate chaos is the root cause of our crisis in capitalism.  The US is considered one of the richest and most powerful … Continue reading

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Tornadoes Galore in Florida, spinning off Superstorm Irma

Tornadoes Galore in Florida, spinning off Superstorm Irma // Published on Sep 9, 2017 I highly recommend you download the RadarScope app on your smartphone to track Hurricane Irma, and do your own real-time weather forecasting. I explain in detail … Continue reading

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How You Can Track Superstorm Irma from Minute-to-Minute

Track Superstorm Irma in Real-Time: Tutorial // Published on Sep 7, 2017 I teach you how to track Superstorm Irma (or any other storm) in real-time. Following Twitter Hashtags is the easiest way to get the very latest.  I talk about … Continue reading

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Will Irma be a Superstorm Like Harvey? Two Video Tutorial

        Me, after I saw the latest forecast for Hurricane Irma Will Irma be a Superstorm Like Harvey? Tutorial 1 of 2 // Published on Sep 4, 2017 The US and European Weather Models are both forecasting a … Continue reading

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Science of Superstorms. After Harvey, What’s Next?

Science of Superstorms. After Harvey, What’s Next? // Published on Sep 1, 2017 Why was Harvey a Superstorm: expected $ losses greater than Katrina & Sandy combined?I teach you about how the science of abrupt climate change is turbocharging storms. … Continue reading

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Epic Tutorial on Horrific Hurricane Harvey

Image: After Horrendous Hurricane Harvey Tutorial A // Published on Aug 26, 2017 Welcome. Please sit down in front of your computer and join me in a harrowing journey into how horrendous Harvey is.  I guide you through the many … Continue reading

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More Unprecedented Jet Stream Behaviour: Filling Southern Hemisphere & Crossing Almost Entire Equator

Midas Touch Beauties and The Beast, At Ottawa’s Busker Festival Jet Streams WIDEN and FILL Most of Southern Hemisphere // Published on Aug 8, 2017 Strange things are happening, as abrupt climate change speeds up, and the Arctic refrigerator transitions … Continue reading

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Exposing the Elephant: Exponential Population Growth

Exponential Global Population Growth: Exposing Elephants in the Room:  A A city of 240,000 people. This is roughly the number of extra people appearing on Earth each day (births minus deaths). We just passed 7.5 billion, which is amazingly about … Continue reading

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Best 15 Ways to Drawdown Greenhouse Gases

Best 15 Ways to Drawdown Greenhouse Gases / Published on Jul 24, 2017 I discuss 15 of the most important ways that humanity can significantly reduce fossil fuel emissions. The ultimate goal is removal of carbon from the atmosphere/oceans, as … Continue reading

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Fending Off Scientist’s Attacks on “The Uninhabitable Earth”: Five Videos, Parts A to E

Fending Off Scientist’s Attacks on “The Uninhabitable Earth”. Part A / Published on Jul 17, 2017 The controversy over the accuracy of the New York Magazine article “The Uninhabited Earth” expands and deepens. Sixteen scientists examined and commented on the article, … Continue reading

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AMEG (Arctic Methane Emergency Group) Plea to G20 Leaders

2017-07-05 Version 3 To the G20, at their summit, July 2017 Warning of climate change emergency Dear world leaders, You will have received an increasing number of warnings from scientists about the seriousness of climate change and therefore how important … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice Going Down With the Blues

Zero Arctic Sea Ice Very Likely By 2020 // Published on Jun 30, 2017 There is a very high probability that the Arctic sea ice will essentially vanish by the end of summer melt in 2020 or earlier. The ice-free duration … Continue reading

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Bubble, Bubble, GigaTons of Methane Trouble

Bubble, Bubble. GigaTons of Methane Trouble // Published on Jun 28, 2017 Vast amounts of methane exists within ocean floor sediments on the Eastern Siberian Arctic Shelf, in the form of methane hydrates & free methane gas.          … Continue reading

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Changing Climate Chats

Water Weirding: Too Much or None at all // Published on Jun 21, 2017 Water is vital for life. Water cycling from solid to liquid to vapour (gas) on Earth is changing with abrupt climate disruption. Phenomena like atmospheric rivers and … Continue reading

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Ottawa River Flooding: Human Error vs. Act of God?

Ottawa River Flooding: Human Error vs. Act of God? // Published on May 16, 2017 Record low water levels were reported in the Des Joachim reservoir 235 km north of the Britannia Bay water gauge in Ottawa. I estimated the volume … Continue reading

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Weighing Solar Radiation Management Options

Weighing Solar Radiation Management Options // Published on Jan 29, 2017 To have a fighting chance of arresting abrupt climate change we must deploy Solar Radiation Management Tech to cool our planet and buy us time to remove carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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0ceans on Acid and Rant in Snowstorm

Evil Twin of Climate Change; Ocean Acidification: Part 1 of 2 //  Published on Jan 3, 2017 Engrained into human nature is a tendency to not think much about things we do not see. When we think about climate change … Continue reading

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Death by 1,000 Cuts: Epic Interview, Extreme Changes Not Seen in Time of Humans

       Paul is again a feature guest on Alex Smith’s Radio Ecoshock, ‘Extreme Climate News & Science‘ (dk).  This is a wide ranging hour long interview: As Alex introduces Paul, ‘It’s been summer in the Northern Hemisphere, when … Continue reading

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Context of Brutal Heatwave in India, Fort McMurray

Brutal Heatwave Hits 122 F in India // Published on May 20, 2016 Vast regions of NW India and E Pakistan have been savaged by temperatures over 50 C (or 122 F) for an extended period of time. India has … Continue reading

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Alberta Climate Change Denial

For many decades, climate change denial has mislead the public and thus prevented action on climate change. And now our climate system is spiralling out of control. We are in a period of abrupt climate change. We are in a … Continue reading

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First Blue-Ocean Event in Arctic

First Blue-Ocean Event in Arctic: Part 1 // Apr 27, 2016 I discuss the state of Arctic sea ice. Will we have a blue-ocean event this summer, or in the next few years? What are the global implications if this … Continue reading

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My Condolences to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

‘We have a crisis today on the largest ecological system on earth.  The Great Barrier Reef is under extreme stress, from very, very warm water, which has bleached vast areas of the coral.  First, by way of background, the size, … Continue reading

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Current Class, Syllabus and Outline

My new Syllabus and Outline was just posted.  You can view it, download it, or see it on the cloud.  I am excited and eager to be back.  So far, there are 70+ persons who have enrolled and it is not … Continue reading

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