Repeat Climate Fraudster Of The Day – Paul Beckwith

Paul Beckwith of the University of Ottawa declared the Arctic ice-free in 2013.

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Why Arctic sea ice will vanish in 2013 | Sierra Club Canada

Now he is back declaring a “global climate emergency” because the “jet stream crossed the equator.”

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  • Paul Beckwith, University of Ottawa


‘Unprecedented’: Scientists declare ‘global climate emergency’ after jet stream crosses equator

Dr. Roy Spencer explained why this is complete nonsense, and showed that Paul Beckwith understands nothing about climate or meteorology.

A “jet stream” in the usual sense of the word is caused by the thermal wind, which cannot exist at the equator because there is no Coriolis force. To the extent that there is cross-equator flow at jet stream levels, it is usually from air flowing out of deep convective rain systems. That outflow often enters the subtropical jet stream, which is part of the average Hadley Cell circulation.

There is frequently cross-equatorial flow at jet stream altitudes, and that flow can connect up with a subtropical jet stream. But it has always happened, and always will happen, with or without the help of humans. Sometimes the flows connect up with each other and make it look like a larger flow structure is causing the jet stream to flow from one hemisphere to the other, but it’s in no way unprecedented.

“Climate System Scientist” Claims Jet Stream Crossing the Equator is Unprecedented « Roy Spencer, PhD

Beckwith’s stupidity rates right up there with Al Gore’s northern hemisphere hurricanes rotating clockwise.


Climate alarmism has nothing to do with science. It is driven by fraudsters seeking money.

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36 Responses to Repeat Climate Fraudster Of The Day – Paul Beckwith

  1. CheshireRed says:

    I remember that very claim he made back in 2013. Says it all that he doesn’t have the nuts to acknowledge his factually wrong call but still rattles his collecting tin.

  2. AndyG55 says:

    Sierra club…….. seriously ?


  3. R Shearer says:

    Just send money. Please, it’s an emergency.

  4. Steve Case says:

    I stumbled upon a Paul Beckwith YouTube some time ago. After a minute or two I realized he was a crackpot. The usual crowd likes to name-call people who doubt that Climate Change is a disaster in the making as deniers probably suffering from the Dunning–Kruger effect. After reading Dr. Spencer’s blog yesterday and yours today, I realized that Beckwith is very likely a candidate for Dunning-Kruger.

  5. pinroot says:

    I went to the link (RawStory) to comment, but I forgot I got banned there years ago for having the audacity to call out someone for being a d*ck. Not being a liberal, using that kind of language got me banned. The place still hasn’t changed; progressives can call everyone else all sorts of names, but for some reason, they need protection from being called what they call everyone else. Turns out I haven’t missed the place or the constant insults from the comment section.

    • VincentVegas says:

      progressives are the masters of hijacking great names to perpetuate their underlying hate and lies. they should be call re-gressives and the are anything but true liberals, they are indeed a cult based on BS and most of them are d*cks and the ones who are not are just plain old stupid sheep.

  6. The jet stream results from the fact that upper level air at the equator rotates along with the earth at a high speed because the earth at the equator moves faster than it does at higher latitudes. The equator spins at 1000 MPH, the rest of the world spins slower. The equatorial air now moves poleward due to Hadley Cells and finds itself moving over a slower moving earth, so its speed is higher now, relative to the slower spinning Earth. As it gets towards the pole, where the Earth is spinning even slower, this air moves very fast, but once again, it’s not because the air is moving any faster, but because the earth is spinning slower, and the speed of the air is something that it picked up when it was at the equator. This fast air relative to the slow earth is called the jet stream. So, for them to say this jet stream can come back down to the equator, where it started from, and where it is impossible to move faster than, because the equator spins at 1000 MPH, shows that these people are complete fools who have no clue how the jet stream works. They are utter morons and are lying for political reasons, or they are lying for money from politicians. To be nice and forgiving, they are complete pieces of s….

  7. AndrewS says:

    Looks like Raw Story has got their headline wrong. Shouldn’t it say ‘Lone-wolf-Pseudo-Super-Scientist Declares Climate Emergency After Jet-Stream Crosses Equator’…? ;)

    I watched Beckwith’s video and I think he comes off as a really confused amateur. First off, his claims of Poles Warming is false. The S. Hemisphere is having a markedly colder Summer(winter) season this year, as evidenced by the unusual cold weather events in much of South America, also Australia. We are still seeing some occasional snow and cold in the Northern hemi., even though we are just passed Equinox:

    The South polar cold is what drives the stronger meridional flows seen in the south. The Northern Jet doesn’t look as busy as the S. right now because of N. Hemi. Summer conditions. [As the N. goes into its Winter we will see the S. Hemi. meridional flow decrease as the N. Hemi. meridional flow increases]

    If both poles were warming then we would be seeing more zonal flows from pole to pole latitudes, and a weakening of the polar jet. What I think is happening is that we are actually seeing the results of cooling at both poles which serves to push both jet-streams towards the equator, in other words, the temp/pressure gradients of both hemispheres are forced to lower latitudes by the cooling of the poles. This is what happens in times of glaciation increase. Weather systems are forced equatorwards as the mid and upper latitudes become icy arid wastelands. Beckwith has got it backwards. :P

    Conversely, if the poles were indeed warming, there would be less of a gradient, and therefore less pressure differences to cause equalization of temperatures across latitudes. And, less occurence of Jet fragments crossing the equatorial region!
    {gee, even I understand this and I’m not even a meteorologist} :)

  8. Terry says:

    I know a nearby diary farm that would love to make a large contribution to his research!

  9. TG McCoy says:

    As a semi-retired commercial pilot:
    Bravo Sierra! the fact he tried to do
    it-he must think we are all stupid..
    However if HE believes it…
    That is another story…

  10. Stephen Richards says:

    I just love the send me donations bit. Doesn’t say how that will benefit anyone but him!

  11. Chewer says:

    What a shocker, Academia needs more money, and unfortunately they don’t understand that they and those like them have brought on the funding woes through a persistent demonization and destruction of a free capitalist society. This of course, has resulted in their own downfall.
    The beatings will get worse before they get better!

  12. Andy Oz says:

    Paul Beckwith
    Winner of the prestigious Marshall Applewhite Science Award for 2016.

    I can’t wait for his acceptance speech.

  13. chris moffatt says:

    apparently an MS in laser optics makes him a climate change ‘expert’. He’s even had the nerve to testify as an ‘climate change expert’ at government committee. But UofO is a hotbed of pomo progressive BS so there’s more like him. The tragedy is he’s teaching this crap and filling his students’ mind with disinformation that will probably never be overcome by facts.

  14. Luc. says:

    Context on Dr. Spencer

    Other professional affiliations: Dr. Spencer is on the board of directors of the George C. Marshall Institute, a right-wing conservative think tank on scientific issues and public policy. He is listed as an expert for the Heartland Institute, a Koch brothers funded libertarian American public policy think tank. Dr. Spencer is also listed as an expert by the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project (ICECAP), a global warming “skeptic” organization

    • tonyheller says:

      Your left wing bigotry, ignorance and hatred is quite transparent.

    • AndyG55 says:

      It is totally understandable that Dr Spencer would be listed as an expert.

      And because he hasn’t been bought-off by the socialist totalitarian anti-science CO2-hatred AGENDA, means that he remains one of the few that can still be trusted not to “bend” data to fit the scam.

      Take your puerile leftist “ad homs” to someone who cares.

    • gator69 says:

      Instead of a BS ad hom, why don’t we reiew Dr Spencer’s actual qualifications…

      Spencer received a B.S. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Michigan in 1978 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1980 and 1982.[3] His doctoral thesis was titled, A case study of African wave structure and energetics during Atlantic transit.[5]

      After receiving his Ph.D. in 1982, Spencer worked for two years as a research scientist in the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[3] He then joined NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as a visiting scientist in 1984,[4] where he later became senior scientist for climate studies. After leaving NASA in 2001, Spencer has been a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). As well as his position at UAH, Spencer is currently the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, a position he has held since 1994.[3]

      In 2001, he designed an algorithm to detect tropical cyclones and estimate their maximum sustained wind speed using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU).[6][7]

      Spencer has been a member of several science teams: the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Space Station Accommodations Analysis Study Team, Science Steering Group for TRMM, TOVS Pathfinder Working Group, NASA Headquarters Earth Science and Applications Advisory Subcommittee, and two National Research Council (NRC) study panels.[3]

      He is on the board of directors of the George C. Marshall Institute,[8] and on the board of advisors of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.[9]

      Spencer’s research work is funded by NASA, NOAA, DOE and the DOT.[4]

      Your con-text was just as advertised Ms Luc.

    • tevake says:

      thank you Luc, for unmasking who Dr Sencer is sponsered by!

      • AndyG55 says:

        “Spencer’s research work is funded by NASA, NOAA, DOE and the DOT”

        What is it that you don’t like about someone who refuses to dump science over ideology ?

        Of course he is listed as an EXPERT in his field, and should be listed as such by everyone.

        Are you really saying he is NOT an expert.. are you really that dumb ??

    • AndyG55 says:

      “International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project”

      Is NOT a skeptic group.

      It is a group more interested in finding the FACTS.

      Something AGW propagandist scammers just NEVER have.

  15. lena adams says:

    All you climate naysayers
    with your hairbrained hypotheses you made up in your imagination…..
    you’re all so smaaaahhhht.
    Especially like the equater moving faster than the rest of the earth. Is that something new? You got it all figured out. Whatever. If you understand anything at all .. And in case you haven’t heard …
    It’s been 57 degrees warmer than it should be in the noth pole (that’s in polar winter). It will not be getting colder soon … And methane is dispersing from the ocean floor. Don’t forget to enjoy your life because the more you refuse to acknowledge what IS ..the sooner your take it all for granted world will be showing you what’s real. It really doesn’t matter what you all have opinioned.
    You all are the deplorable fakes you just don’t know it. Oh maybe you’re just genuine anti scientists. Fact makers.

    • tonyheller says:

      Proving once again that climate alarmists are complete morons

    • RAH says:

      Beckwith doesn’t even have a degree in meteorology and so can’t forecast the weather and has demonstrated no knowledge of historic extremes and yet repeatedly claims that weather events are being caused or exacerbated by “climate change”. Several of his claims about climate have been demonstrated to have been dead wrong.

      Roy Spencer, has a PhD and a degree in meteorology and has worked in the weather and climate field all his professional life. We go with Roy and we’re the “anti-science” ones. Typical opinion for Morons.

    • Gator says:

      WTF is a climate naysayer? Dr Roy Spencer is a climatologist.

      And as for hairbrained hypotheses, how about CAGW, which has been roundly disproven for decades now. Not one of the predictions based upon this religious fervor has ever come to pass. All of the models based upon that steaming pile of leftist pipe dreams have failed.

      Got any science you wish to discuss denier?

  16. Christoffer Ravn says:

    I came here to find out if mr. Paul Beckwith was a fraud.
    But if I understand correctly, I found a bunch of climate change deniers instead. That is alarming to me…

    • No, Mr Paul Beckwith is not a fraud. Although he is clearly not as experienced as some other hardcore climate scientists when it comes to publishing.

      Think of Paul like a science communicator. That’s what he’s good at. He’s taking factual information from the literature and trying make it more accessible to ordinary people via youtube. There’s nothing wrong with that. He has several science degrees and masters qualifications. Which is a lot more than climate change deniers.

      • tonyheller says:

        More like a junk science communicator. And you have no idea what my credentials are.

      • Gator says:

        Who denies climate change Ms Leslie? Certainly not skeptics, as we fully understand that climates change constantly. The science deniers are those that cannot accept natural climate change, and deny evidence of such.

        Too bad you do not have the ability to critically analyze data, and instead rely upon religious fanatics for your information.

    • Gator says:

      Chris, why do you deny science and facts?

    • BlahBlahBlah says:

      I agree with you Christoffer, the data and satellite observations (thickness of sea ice trend, loss of sea trend, new temperature records almost yearly, insurance company graphs on extreme weather events, C02/methane increases), don’t lie unlike just about everybody on this thread. As Paul has stated ‘climate science is not rocket science’, its easy and logical to grasp, GCSE level geography.

  17. Glenn Nelson says:

    It is important to draw a distinction between a skeptic and a denier. A scientist is by definition skeptical, requiring evidence to support a conclusion; a denier rejects the conclusion and even the evidence, a very apparent position by many commenters on this site. An article in Scientific American years ago examined scientific thinking and non scientific thinking in the science community and outside this community. The conclusion was there were practicing scientist who did not think scientifically outside their field, e.g., creationism, young earth, and many lay persons who were scientific thinkers. The association of Mr. Spencer with the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, an organization committed to denying climate science, (“We believe that idea—we’ll call it “global warming alarmism”—fails the tests of theology, science, and economics. It rests on poor theology, with a worldview of the Earth and its climate system contrary to that taught in the Bible.”) places him in the group of practicing scientists who do not always think scientifically.

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