Older Videos

Several older videos, but still of value and quite representative:

Consequence of Climate Change // May 15, 2013

‘On May 9th, 2013 the atmospheric CO2 level reached 400 parts per million, the first time since 800,000 years ago. Paul Beckwith, PhD candidate in Climate Science at University of Ottawa, talked about the wide range impact of climate change, December 2012.’

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Paul Beckwith: Rapid climate change in the Arctic and global implications (Eschaton 2012) // Aug 28, 2013

In 2012 I was invited to be a guest speaker at the Ottawa Skeptics Society Eschaton, 2012 Conference. The skeptics society has nothing to do with climate change denial. It is skeptical about religion, and is a group of mostly technical, scientifically minded people. Of course I said yes.

About a year later (I must admit, I was very skeptical that it would ever appear), the video of my talk appeared on the internet. Here it is!
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Paul Beckwith: Climate Change Science Since 2007, Sierra Club Canada // Uploaded on Jan 15, 2010

‘Climate Change Science since 2007.  An update on the science since publication of the Fourth Assessment Report (FAR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. Report by Paul Beckwith, Sierra Club Canada’

My first volunteering for Sierra Club Canada

In late 2009, I volunteered at Sierra Club Canada in Ottawa to read the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 4th assessment report that had been released in 2007, from cover to cover. Then I examined the latest and greatest science at that time, and wrote a report comparing the latest science with the science in the assessment report.

My report identified that the IPCC report was greatly underestimating the rates of change of sea level rise, Greenland and Antarctic Ice melt rates, Arctic temperature amplification levels and completely ignored increased levels of Arctic methane emissions.

I was filmed discussing my report findings on the IPCC report. Side note: the CEO of Sierra Club Canada sent my report to John M.R. Stone, a key author for the Nobel Prize winning IPCC report to see if I was accurate. I passed with flying colors!

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[edit, link to ‘summary for Sierra club Canada on the us national climate assessment report’, Dec 7, 2009. dk]
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[Some additional videos below. dk Wed_25-Nov-2015]

Abrupt climate change rant // Published on Mar 24, 2014

Extreme weather is taking out cities (Calgary + Toronto floods), states like Colorado and countries like the UK. Cause is wavier jet streams from huge Arctic warming die to collapsing sea ice and snow cover. This video is for Earth Day 2014. Do your own 2 minute or so clip and post to theclimatemessage.com
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El Niño 2014 will be huge? // Published on Jun 20, 2014

I explain what is happening in the Pacific Ocean basin near the equator between Australia/Indonesia and South America. Atmospheric circulation, temperature, water vapour, and clouds are examined; as well as ocean temperature anomalies, currents, and behaviour are discussed. Conclusion: 2014/15 El Niño is likely to rival 1997/98 and 1982/83 events, which were the largest in the last 140 years or so.
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Can climate change cause human extinction? // Published on Apr 15, 2014

No sane person can expect indefinite exponential growth on a finite planet. Are we close to a breaking point? Can we slam on the brakes? Is NTHE (near-term human extinction) possible? How long is near-term anyway? Decades, centuries, or millennia? That depends on who you ask…
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Climate change deep freeze // Published on Jan 27, 2014

I discuss the severity and extent of the North American deep freeze and how it results from fractured jet streams due to climate change. Also discussed is extreme stress on infrastructure (roads, rail, pipelines,…) from rapid 40 degree C temperature swings.
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Arctic sea ice thickness + motion June 10 2013 // Published on Jun 10, 2013

Left pane shows Arctic sea ice thickness; right pane shows sea ice motion (direction and speed).
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Abrupt climate change Part A // Published on Feb 1, 2014

Our abruptly changing climate system: where we are and where we are going.
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Abrupt climate change Part B // Published on Feb 1, 2014

What is next for climate and extreme weather? Where are we heading and how long will it take to get there?
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