As is well known, I am very active on Social Media. This includes twitter as PaulHBeckwith, Facebook as Paul Beckwith, and YouTube also, as PaulHBeckwith. This new website is essentially completed, and aggregates much of my work over the last few years. Moving forward, I will continue to focus my message on abrupt climate system changes, and you can expect to see a lot of new content, especially in videos and blogs.
To date, my videos on YouTube have been viewed more than 166,000 times. Among them, the top 20+ videos have seen close to 110k views.
My main strength is in taking scientific information from a vast array of different climate change fields (including, but not limited to glaciology, oceanography, meteorology, paleoclimatology, permafrost and marine methane, biosphere, soils, etc.) and distilling out the important elements and connections between elements to determine what the overall system is doing, find out where it is heading and in what timeframe.
I then break down my findings and explain them in everyday language to the general public, without any sugarcoating, just as I see things. In summary, I have a great appetite for teaching and explaining complex climate system change science with clear, simple, and easy to understand presentations (oral and visual).
It is very important that the general public understand the enormous risks that society faces from the rapid climate change that is underway so that they can apply pressure to effect change in their politicians and governments at all levels (federal, state or provincial, and municipal) to try and deal with the problem. When this pressure reaches a critical threshold, I expect a tipping point in human understanding and then behavior to address abrupt climate change.
As an educator, I also believe that making the presentations and movies more entertaining helps me to get the message out, and so I continue in that vein, for example with my selfios (self-filmed videos as I am walking the streets, for example). As more and more information on climate change enters the public domain, it becomes even more important to provide concise and relevant information that is as accurate as possible.
Please peruse the various menus for different sets of videos; shown below is an example of one of my very popular videos:
[This is active work FYI and not inert. There are 91 videos by Paul (70 shown at this time, 32 at this site currently), and some 40 to 50 of Videos, by Others, which we have definite plans to carefully share, near term. ** Notably about 13 to 15 of the latter have been carefully selected aggregated by timeliness, value, view count. ** Think manufacturing or production: ‘quality, speed, cost’ (in this case: ‘pick two’). Investment: PE, EPS, sentiment. Liquids: GPM, static pressure, rate. Electrical: volts, amps, resistance. Wed_18-Nov-2015, dk]