Monday, 7 August 2017

The Jetstream crosses the equator around the entire planet

This comes a year after Paul Beckwith produced a video for which he was roundly, and incorrectly, attacked by the Washington Post.

These days "upsupported" and "unscientific" has little to do with evidence or even the scientific method. As in this case this means anything that goes against the conservative concensus.

Jet Stream Crosses Equator Essentially Around Entire Planet

July 20th, 2017 was a very unusual day, yet none of us realized it at the time. On this day powerful Southern Hemisphere Jet Streams pulled high-altitude air ACROSS the Equator, essentially around the ENTIRE planet!

In my viral video: "Unprecedented? Jet Stream Crosses Equator" posted about a year ago I showed many locations with crossings. Not only is this still happening, but in this video I show NEW behaviour. Air is pulled strongly across the Equator, essentially ALL-THE-WAY around the Earth. Very strange indeed!!!

Here is the egregious attack on Paul

Washington Post, 30 June, 2016

Two bloggers have made a stunning claim that has spread like wildfire on the Internet: They say the Northern Hemisphere jet stream, the high-altitude river of winds that separates cold air from warm air, has done something new and outrageous. They say it has crossed the equator, joining the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere. One said this signifies that the jet stream is ‘wrecked‘, the other said it means we have a “global climate emergency.”

But these shrill claims have no validity — air flow between the hemispheres occurs routinely. The claims are unsupported and unscientific, and they demonstrate the danger of wild assertions made by non-experts reaching and misleading the masses.

The two bloggers who have perpetuated this misinformation are Robert Scribbler, who describes himself as ” a progressive novelist, non-fiction writer and emerging threats expert,” and Paul Beckwith, who is working on a PhD with “a focus on abrupt climate system change” at the University of Ottawa.


  1. Excellent elucidation Paul. This appears a global phenomena, do you attribute it to the heating of the arctic? The re-marblization of the wind currents no doubt comes from the sun as the primary energy source...perhaps the catalyst is the super heating of the cloudless Sahara, and the rapid evaporation of the cold water and ice in the Arctic. The interplay of these two forces in Mid Summer creates a motive engine that pushes the usual jet stream standing patterns out of their normal alignment. As this counter-levering increases year to year we can expect unusual and extreme weather anomalies at the height of the Northern Hemisphere summer July/August. Great work Paul, congrats.

  2. definitely unscientific interpretation here