Category Archives: Videos

Carbon Dioxide Removal From Atmosphere

Carbon Dioxide Removal Ideas // Published on Jan 27, 2017 Climate rates of change are abruptly spiralling upwards. Although we must slash fossil fuel emissions, that alone will not restore climate stability. Like the proverbial roadrunner charging over a precipice … Continue reading

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Methane Burps and Farts

Do you think good old Aristotelian Techne [1] or something darker like Thanatos [2] can help us better grasp or instead accept what is barreling down on our planet (dk), or more like, as Paul calls them, ‘methane burps and farts’? … Continue reading

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Joe The Plumber, WTF is the REAL Deal With Global Warming?

WTF is the REAL Deal with Global Warming”, For Joe the Plumber Folk // Published on Jan 19, 2017 Many folk are struggling to put food on the table and a roof over the heads of themselves and their families. Things … Continue reading

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Food Sources: Disruption, Climate Change, and Oceans

Food Disruption, Climate Change, and Ocean Sources of Food: Part 1 of 3 // Published on Jan 18, 2017 I tell the story of how our global food supply, derived from land and ocean, is being severely stressed by climate … Continue reading

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The Coast is Toast, Faster and Faster, Global Sea-Level Rise

Global Sea-Level is Rising Faster and Faster: Part 1 of 4 // Published on Jan 14, 2017 In  discuss new science and impacts of quickly increasing global sea levels. This is not a problem for 2100, but for NOW.     … Continue reading

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Humanity Flunked, Arctic Report Card

     Story on Arctic Report Card 2016: Part 1 of 2 // Published on Jan 8, 2017 In this video I tell the story of the massive changes that are underway at the top of of planet, and how … 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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Matter of Life or Death, Climate Change

Climate Change: A Matter of Life or Death; Part 1 of 2 // Published on Jan 1, 2017 Sometimes, a field is dominated by a single man or women, who stands head-and-shoulders above everybody else. In chess, that person in … Continue reading

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Arctic Ocean Blues Will Reverse Winds and Gyres

         Abrupt Climate Disrupting Arctic Changes: Part 1 of 2 // Published on Dec 30, 2016 I discuss gut-wrenching disruptions presently underway in our Arctic. These include: record high temperatures, near-record summer ice and spring snow cover loss, … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice Regrowth Is Eff’d This Year, Parts 1 and 2

Arctic sea ice regrowth is eff’d this year; in fact is truly horrible. As the ice extent, defined as regions with at least 15% ice tries to expand via sea water freezing; it is melted out by extremely high sea … Continue reading

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One Day, My Son, This Will All Be Underwater

One Day, My Son, This Will All Be Underwater // Published on Aug 23, 2016 The last time the Earth was this warm, global sea levels were 6 to 9 meters (20 to 30 feet) higher. In Earth history, sea … Continue reading

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Nil carborundum pro illigitimi

Madness writ large in image.  But Paul has not quit on the earth or interventions… ‘Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism meaning “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”, ‘ or 不要讓那些混蛋碾你失望. Inhabitat had a kick a_s interview with Paul … Continue reading

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Climate Barstool Leg Three: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

Climate Barstool Leg 3: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) // Published on Jun 23, 2016 Our climate system has destabilized and it is vital that people and governments around the world recognize that we are in a climate change emergency. We … Continue reading

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Our Climate System In A Nutshell

Our Climate System In A Nutshell // Published on Jun 19, 2016 I teach climatology to second year Geography university students and on a recent midterm AI asked: “Describe the climate system of the Earth starting at the sun.” It … Continue reading

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Arctic Snow and Ice. Will They Stay or Will They Go?

Published on Jun 12, 2016 Arctic sea ice extent, area and volume are at record lows this year. Will we have another record low year, or will conditions stabilize? What about Arctic snow cover? I discuss the present state of … 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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Fort McMurray’s 88,000 Climate Refugees, Climate Casino

Fort McMurray’s 80,000 Climate Refugees (now 88,000): Fort Mac Alberta Lucks Out In Climate Casino Don’t get me wrong. I empathize with the people from Fort McMurray.  Many lost their homes and memories.  I also empathize with the people of … 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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Chat on our ABRUPT Climate Change EMERGENCY

Chat on our ABRUPT Climate Change EMERGENCY // Published on Mar 26, 2016 Humanity is NOW, TODAY in an abrupt climate change EMERGENCY. This is what science tells us. When the public, policy makers and politicians around the planet recognize this … Continue reading

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Consequences Of Catastrophic Climate Change

“Suppose that your mom is sick. None of her brothers, sisters or children have taken her complaints seriously. Everybody has carried on with their own busy lives, thinking that mom was imagining things, and assuming that she was fine. And … Continue reading

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California Dreaming, Instrumentation Error Seems illogical

I took the day off to break ice, shop, get my hair cut, and see friends. What a day to take off:).  I stand by both of my videos released on February 29th on the California gas emissions on the … Continue reading

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Precursor to The Big One in California?

Have you heard of the precautionary principle… The gas emissions from the major fault-lines in California started on February 25 between 16:00 and 19:00 local time. It is now 5:20 pm PST on February 29th, almost a full 4 days … Continue reading

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Oxygen Level Decrease in Air from Climate Change

Oxygen Level Decrease in Air from Climate Change // Published on Feb 26, 2016 Combustion of fossil fuels causes oxygen to decrease in the atmosphere/ocean system. As does deforestation, exponential population growth and phytoplankton loss in the oceans from warming … Continue reading

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Angry Climate 1: Humanity 0: Science of Catastrophe

Our Ongoing Climate System Destabilization // Published on Feb 24, 2016 The Arctic region average temperature is from 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (11 to 15 F) warmer than normal. Arctic sea ice extent maximum occurred a month early. Our climate … Continue reading

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Global Ocean Phytoplankton in Severe Decline

Global Ocean Phytoplankton in Severe Decline // Published on Feb 9, 2016 Phytoplankton are about half the global biomass, and they are the base of the ocean food chain, and produce the oxygen in every other breath you take. In … Continue reading

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Ocean Disruption from Abrupt Climate Change, Crappy Sea Ice

Ocean Disruption from Abrupt Climate Change Published on Feb 6, 2016 The ocean surface currents and temperatures are not behaving normally. Abrupt climate change that is presently underway is changing ocean properties; I discuss how and why for the Pacific … Continue reading

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Ongoing Unravelling of our Climate System

Arctic Ocean Blowtorch Attacks Sea-Ice // Published on Jan 24, 2016 Our climate system has destabilized. Our fossil-fueled emissions have changed the chemistry of our atmosphere and our oceans, changing the heat balance between the equator and Arctic. This has … Continue reading

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Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris

Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris // Published on Jan 12, 2016 At COP21 in Paris on December 2nd, 2015 I filmed legendary climate change GURU James Hansen answering questions on the climate system, his recent presentations and … Continue reading

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To The Edge We Go – New Videos

We added new Recent Videos, here.  I have like eighteen new videos–mostly filmed in Europe. Not ten, not fifteen, but exactly eighteen for those of you who were maybe missing out, is quite well remedied again.  Hope you like them in … Continue reading

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Podcasts, Paris Climate Vs. Real Future, Extinction Radio, Letter on Flood

My interview with the fantastically good Alex Smith, was published here, on Dec 6th, 2015, but is now fortunately available in Podcast, at his site and SoundCloud, as distinct from link only.  Duly shared again in convenient form.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Starting 2016 With a Real Bang

     Above image from, ‘9 Maps That Show How Completely Bizarre Your Christmas Eve Weather‘ Was. Of course the stuck jet stream is heading North North East and separates the cold dry air from the Arctic extending far southward … Continue reading

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May The Force Be With You

After much success, Paul is flying back home tonight/today.  He has had many great catches on his Facebook and twitter, and till he gets back and gets to share more about Paris and Norway, we share some of his best ones … Continue reading

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Abrupt Change: Ecological and Economic

Topic Abrupt Change:  Ecological and Economic Change.  As Stuart Scott frames it, a ‘flood of changes’.  He asks, ‘why did you come to the COP21?‘  Here I am also with Baba Brinkman [1]. Click here, for the full replay:  UNFCCC Webcast. … Continue reading

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Real Games or Solutions? Humanity at the Crossroads

Paul on Alex Smith, Eco Shock Radio show: Paris Games Vs Real Solutions. Starts here, at 20:50 mark (18:18 long, goes to 39:08) ———- ———-   Watch 50,000 Kilograms of Methane Per Hour, Gush From a Busted Pipe. Infrared footage … Continue reading

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Paul Beckwith Interviewed by Nick Breeze, Paris 2015

Paul:  The Sharpness of Non-Linear Change. dk:  The work of the esteemed Nick Breeze of Envisionation is universally excellent.  He is no fool.  Besides filmmaking, he is robust in communications and culture and does a ton of work involving a lot of people … Continue reading

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Unspun: Ringside At COP21 With Climate Researcher Paul Beckwith

KKRN.FM of Round Mountain California’s “Unspun, An Experiment in Truth-Telling” Doug Bennett conducted a particularly well done, professional quality interview with me in Paris Saturday night (Weekly Saturdays at 9 am PST): ‘Unspun attempts to cut through all the media … Continue reading

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Climate Matters, Conversation with Paul Beckwith

Beyond Crisis // Published on Dec 4, 2015 (9:33 long) Paul speaks with Beyond Crisis in Ottawa on abrupt climate change; the earth’s warming creating dramatic loss of sea ice in the Arctic; and the urgent need to act NOW … Continue reading

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James Hansen Talks Climate Change at COP21

Three videos of great Q/A after James Hansen’s riveting talk on climate change threats at COP21, my first day in Paris. Needless to say, he was surrounded by people with great questions afterwards [1]. I told him that I have … Continue reading

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Twenty-Five Thousand Climate Marchers, Met David Suzuki

My Heartfelt Message to COP21 Negotiators // Published on Nov 29, 2015 COP21 is all about the policies, methods and timeframes that will ensure we slash carbon dioxide emissions and avoid global climate change chaos. My research tells me that … Continue reading

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Going to Paris, New Disaster Relief Analysis Site, Interview, Norway, Video

I have lots to share since much is happening, very quickly: Je suis Paris!  I am going!  To COP 21… Then to Norway!  To work on climate solutions! I have confirmation on a badge giving me full conference access for … Continue reading

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Beckwith is Back, New Video: Abrupt Climate System Update

I am back, after a long video hiatus. I have been chomping at the bit to film, but held off to essentially finish this website.  Like many projects that start out small, they can become nonlinear like the climate.  My … Continue reading

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Beckwith is Back – Abrupt Climate System Update

I am back, after a long video hiatus. I have been chomping at the bit to film, but held off to essentially finish this website.  Like many projects that start out small, they can become nonlinear like the climate.  My … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press

As I said, I try to bring you the best of the best or the topically new or, where possible, both. From the last few days: Below, a piece on Canadian Environmental MP, Indonesia slash and burn, Greenland Melt per … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Results: Figures and CBC 3D View

Click here, for nice 0:34 video, ‘CBC News election night results in 3D‘ Elections Canada Data 2015 Registered electors: 25,638,379 Voted: 17,559,353 Percentage voted: 68.5% Record high (1993): 70.9% Percentage voted (2011): 61.1% Percentage voted (2008): 58.8% Party breakdown for … Continue reading

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China’s Pollution Has Reached Apocalyptic Levels

‘China is the most populous country on the planet, but also the most polluted. This video shows how bad China’s pollution problem has become’. It has reached apocalyptic levels. // Published on Feb 4, 2015 ‘9 out 10 cities in China … Continue reading

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Flash Flood, SR58 Cameron Canyon Road

I am not laughing.  Hope you are not.  Yet at the same time, this is a small taste of what is to come.  We cannot go one as we are.  Striking 2:41 video at link.  Get out of car to … Continue reading

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‘The Pacific is Absolutely Insane’

My video ‘Arctic methane skyrocketing’, made in late May, has now hit 10,000 views.  Also shown on my toolbar with other videos, here. [Fri 25-Sept-2015, now 14,748.  Granddaddy of all Paul Beckwith videos is on the burner!]

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In defense of AMEG (Arctic Methane Emergency Group)

In defense of AMEG–Arctic Methane Emergency Group //Published on Apr 6, 2014 ‘What is AMEG–Arctic Methane Emergency Group-)? Why did we form and when? Who are we, and what do we want? I joined 2.5 years ago–1 month after the … Continue reading

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