don't agree with everything Paul says, especially about
geoengineering, but I had this to say on Facebook today
few thoughts of my own.
climate news gets worse and worse every day and is becoming more
difficult for governments and media to ignore. The evidence is clear
that there is no "solution" to this and we have already
gone over a threshold and we are in an era of runaway climate change.
cannot but accept the conclusions of Guy McPherson that we are on a
fasttrack to the extinction of our species.
also accept that while the evidence is clear there are many unknown
variables in this so cannot say that this is inevitable and so cannot
put a date on this.
thing I refuse to do. Having accepted the evidence I am not going to
turn that into an ideological position that I have to fight for. How
can there be anything like an "extinction movement"?!
bristle at suggestions that people like Robertscribbler have somehow
"joined the ranks of the enemy" because they make public
their faith that this can be "solved", either through
renewables or geoengineering.
is not my position and I will say it publicly.
I will never attack any well-meaning person for expressing an opinion
differing from my own when they play such a crucial role in conveying
the truth about our predicament.
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
then she took a turn for the worse. Everybody close suddenly realized
that she was very frail and ill, depleted of her energy and
resources. She was no longer the ageless, sacred source of life that
nurtures all living beings. Now,
suppose that she is everyone’s mother. She is Mother Earth. And
her illness is abrupt climate change…”
Paul Beckwith ———-
that I put together March 12th in reply to interview questions with
Will Fox at FutureTimeline.net.
Please forward, etc. Use as you want..
Hi Paul. Thanks for agreeing to do this interview. First of all,
could you tell us a bit about your background, how long you’ve been
involved in climate science, and what areas of climatology you
Will. Thank you. It is my pleasure to have this interview with you.
am an Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Engineering
Physics (often called Engineering Science) from McMaster University
in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I finished at the top of my class and
received many …’ [Click here, to go
to the fully elaborated text,
continues.] ———- ———-
Of Catastrophic Climate Change // Published on Mar 14, 2016
before in human history have we faced such a global-reaching upheaval
like that underway today from early stages of abrupt climate system
change. Will humanity continue its haphazard and disconcerted feeble
attempts to address the gut-wrenching disruption and pretend that
everything will work out fine as we spiral into civilization
collapse? Or will we finally do what is required and treat the system
turmoil as a global emergency far larger than we have ever faced
before, and throw all our resources into surviving it? ———-
BarStool For Surviving Climate Change // Published on Mar 14, 2016
desperately needs a multi-pronged approach to survive ongoing abrupt
climate system change: Leg 1: zeroing fossil fuel emissions Leg
2: halting extreme Arctic temperature rise Leg 3: removing CO2
from atmosphere/ocean Without 3 legs society topples, like the
barstool. A harsh reality… ———-
Warming At Least 34x Higher than CO2 // Published on Mar 14, 2016
Methane Pet Peeve. Almost all reports (blogs, articles, newspapers,
mainstream or not) incorrectly state that methane is 25x, or 24x or
22x stronger for warming than carbon dioxide. WRONG. Did I say WRONG.
Over 100 years, the correct number from IPCC AR5 (2013) is 34x. It is
86x over 20 years, and up to 200x over a year or two. Methane
lifetime is about 11 years in the atmosphere, but varies with
latitude. The risk of large methane burps, especially in the Arctic
is HUGE and growing. ———-
WE MUST a) cool the Arctic, b) lower CO2 levels // Published on Mar
have run OUT of time on climate change. All heck is breaking badly.
We must zero fossil fuel emissions, but this is not enough to restore
climate stability. I discuss why and how we will cool the Arctic, and
why and how we will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and/or
oceans. There is no other option. If you are against this then DO NOT
understand how severe abrupt climate change is, and what it will cost
us. Basically, everything… ———-