Paul Beckwith is a part time professor at the University of Ottawa and a post graduate studying and researching abrupt climate change, with a focus on the arctic.
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Analysis of climate situation by Paul Beckwith, U of Ottawa. Plus Arnie Gundersen updates Fukushima leaks and radioactive plume in the Pacific, heading for the U.S. Radio Ecoshock 130911 1 hour.Welcome back to the Fall 2013 season of Radio Ecoshock, broadcast on more than 70 college and community stations around the world. This is Alex Smith. Big news continues to pour in from around the world. We’ve got a lineup of guests, experts and activists, waiting to make sense of it all. As I left for a break in July, I issued a special podcast on the global heat wave. If you missed that, join the thousands who download it from our web site at ecoshock.org. At the time of broadcast, the heat wasn’t quite complete around the Northern Hemisphere. The Russian Arctic seemed still coolish, and no word from China, although Japan was suffering through record heat. One week later, Siberia went into an extended heat alert with hundreds of fires. South East China went down to a killer heat wave, setting the highest coastal temperature records ever seen on the Pacific Coast of Asia. So the circle went complete. I’m not sure if this is absolutely new, but in 25 years of reporting climate news, I can’t remember a super hemispheric heat wave like this. We can’t call it a global heat wave, because of course it’s winter in the southern hemisphere. But we can call it global warming, and 2013 is the year when we entered into a certain phase of climate change. It’s still cooking, with the hottest days of summer in Toronto Canada striking in mid-September (beach time!) and more records expected in Vancouver. Strange… what could it be? I’ll have lots more on all that later in the program, as we do a climate run-down with Paul Beckwith, a postgrad climate scientist at the University of Ottawa. Paul is a favorite climate correspondent, really linked in to the latest in both extreme weather events and the latest science behind them. Download this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)via … ecoshock.info