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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89 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.

    • if the shoe fits says:

      To stumbling Steve,
      1 It’s intriguing that wiki characterizes the Dunning–Kruger effect as something that those affected by it have no idea that they suffer from it.
      2 It must be great to be so smart and so well informed that one could know within 1-2 minutes that a view which does not comport with one’s firmly held beliefs is not worthy of any lengthier consideration.

      Hey, did I just say the same thing twice?

  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.

      • spike55 says:

        “science communicator. That’s what he’s good at.”

        ROFLMAO. No he isn’t

        He is nothing but a low-end propagandist.


        Try to get rid of that crush you have on him, so you can start to see clearly.

      • spike55 says:

        Makes his living out of climate anti-science and propaganda.

        Of course he will never tell the real facts.

    • 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.

      • neal s says:

        Are you a continually failed predictions denier?

      • spike55 says:

        “‘climate science is not rocket science’”

        Lucky for him. He’s failing at what he is doing anyway.

        Also, rocket science doesn’t need propagandists. !

        “new temperature records almost yearly, “

        Yep LOTS of new COLD records in the USA and Europe this year.

      • spike55 says:

        Do you have any empirical evidence that atmospheric CO2 causes warming?

        Do you even know what “empirical” means??

        Or do you just “believe” what you are fed with a spoon and pusher?

        You do know that there has been no atmospheric in 40 years except from El Nino ocean releases of energy from the Grand Solar Maximum of the latter half of last century, don’t you ???

  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.

    • tonyheller says:

      I see no evidence that mainstream climate scientists are capable of rational thinking.

    • Gator says:

      The only deniers are those that refuse to acknowledge natural climate change.

      • forecast gloomy says:

        Humankind has had 11,00 years of unusually predictable climate- geologically speaking- which has led to so much . I like to use the analogy of a plate spinning atop a stick. The showman ( that’s us ) could help it spin and maintain that balance , or do nothing, or he could poke at the plate which could make it wobble and fall. It’s our habitat. We’ve conducted a careless experiment. To ignore what we’re seeing now, what some of the results are, would be reckless. I hope that our legacy will be that, once faced with this existential threat, we did everything we could to hand-off a viable habitat to future generations. I think that we are at serious risk of being remembered, perhaps only briefly, as the generations that trashed the planet. I grieve for our species and see us blindly accelerating towards extinction.

        • tonyheller says:

          You have no clue what you are talking about.

        • Gator says:

          Religion is important. Beliefs can make us stronger. But ignorance is not strength Bedwetting Forecaster.

          There is absolutely nothing unusual or unprecedented about our climate, or how we got here. It is boringly average.

          You have a choice. Continue your unfounded belief that enables mass genocide, or get educated. I can educate you if you reserve the mental capacity. Just let me know.

          • forecast gloomy says:

            As Moynihan said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. ”
            Observe the disruption. The globe will eventually stabilize but it won’t much resemble what we’re losing. The Holocene is ending, aka the sixth mass extinction, and humankind has midwived the next epoch. I’m not a Zionist, Prepper Denialist, I’m just a fellow consciousness calling it like I see it. Abrupt climate change. Stay human, although that would be your choice.

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            “I’m not a Zionist, Prepper Denialist, …”

            Nobody is arguing with you about that but it’s good you let us know.

            Good luck with the rest but you should stop watching TV so much.

          • spike55 says:

            You have ZERO FACTS, Foolish Goat…

            … just mindless brain-washed rhetoric.

            Name one facet of climate that has changed in the last 40 years that can be SCIENTIFICALLY slated to be caused by human CO2.

            Come on, produce empirical evidence that atmospheric CO2 causes warming.

            Or remain just another yapping puddle.


          • spike55 says:

            This Foolish Goat doesn’t seem to be short of Ice, does he.

            Plentiful supply according to his mindless ranting.

          • Gator says:

            Wow! We have a full on Gorian climastrology proselyte, and he swallowed not only the hook line and sinker, he took down the pole boat and fisherman too. LOL

            Talk about your science denier! Let’s see if we can get some more barking dog madness out of him just for fun.

            Come on boy! Tell us about the coming CO2 apocalypse, I’m putting on some popcorn and grabbing the neighbors.

          • spike55 says:

            “Name one facet of climate that has changed in the last 40 years that can be SCIENTIFICALLY slated to be caused by human CO2. “

            The silence !!!!!!

            Seems fg’s mind is empty !

        • spike55 says:

          I have to ask.. What sort of toadstool have you been eating, FG ?

          Hallucinogenic madness seems to be your only redeeming characteristic.

          Do you have any actual empirical scientific evidence that atmospheric CO2 causes warming ?

        • spike55 says:

          We are NOT faced with any existential threat EXCEPT from the AGENDA of the AGW globalist scammers.
          We are leaving a total mess of wasted opportunity, rusting wind turbines and polluted ground from solar panels while destroying one of the main things that has built all societies around the world..

          … cheap RELIABLE, on-demand, electricity.

          Future generations will NOT thank the AGW agenda.

    • spike55 says:

      Poor GN, your utter desperation is showing through

      You don’t have ONE SINGLE BIT of real science to back up ANYTHING you are yapping about, do you?

      You KNOW the AGW meme is just a FANTASY. !

      There has been NO WARMING apart from El Nino events in 40 years

      There is absolutely ZERO human fingerprint in any climate indicator.

      (except by data adjustment)

    • David of Aussie says:

      I thought science was about hypothesis followed by repeatable testing to prove.
      So far the hypothesis that rising CO2 is linked to rising temperature has failed at every hurdle, both looking backward at the historical record, and forward with projections.

      Just because pseudo scientists on fat tax payer salaries, backed up by a complicit Main Stream Media, says it is so does not make it so.

      Wake up and follow the money!

      • who you gonna believe... Me or your lyin' eyes ? says:

        David, Enough already that climate scientists are grifters trying to take your money. Greenland is melting. It makes no difference which year the blue water event ( no Arctic ice ) happens. It is coming fast. These are significant.
        Every which way you turn, there are the signs.
        The coincidence of increased greenhouse gas, and increased greenhouse effect is no longer debatable, and no longer debated except where folks are unwilling to believe their own observations. Everyone outside this bubble is lying; the entire world has been duped; it’s a Chinese ruse; just think about it.
        No one is paying me to write this.

        • tonyheller says:


          • who you gonna believe... Me or your lyin' eyes ? says:

            I read your posts. I think that you are a bot of some kind. Tell me something to prove that you’re a human being.

          • tonyheller says:

            Pretty nutty

          • spike55 says:

            We read your posts, lying eyes, and we KNOW you are NOTHING but an IGNORANT BRAIN-HOSED NON-THINKING MORON. !!

          • spike55 says:

            We read your posy , lying eyes,

            and it is obvious that you are NOTHING but a gullible braindead empty vassal.

            Do you have any empirical evidence that enhanced atmospheric CO2 causes warming ?

            We can wait.. or do you live your life in WILFULLY BLIND and ignorant “belief” ?

        • Gator says:

          Right, because a trillion dollars would never attracted grifters. Besides, it’s all just basic physics and settled science. Right Skippy?

        • spike55 says:

          roflmao.. What a load of brain-hosed anti-science GARBAGE from LYING YOU !!!

          Come on, lets see if you can answer.

          In what way has the GLOBAL climate changed in the last 40 years that can be EMPIRICALLY and SCIENTIFICALLY attributed to human influence.

          Back it up with scientific references.

          Answer, or be NOTHING but a cackling hen !!

          • who you gonna believe... Me or your lyin' eyes ? says:

            I’m old enough to remember when science was not a point of contention between tribes on the right&left. My own good fortune includes the ability to think for myself and having passed through competent public schooling that cultivated that ability.
            I feel certain that human altruism is , at it’s core, biologic and it is this that has kept me engaged in a conversation with folks who would remain unconvinced no matter what I might mention, but would instead refute whatever is shown to them because they are here on this site not to share any critical analysis but to huddle with one another in a more primal way. I’m the interloper to your 2018 version of of a primitive tribe dancing naked around a bonfire at night shaking your pointed sticks at the moon.

            Heads up stick shakers. The change is gonna rock your world.

          • tonyheller says:

            You are a loon

          • Gator says:

            The only real science deniers are those that believe failed model outputs over real world observations. And the real climate change deniers are those that deny that climate changes naturally all the time.

            Fantasizing about me dancing naked around a fire with a pointy stick simply solidifies the fact that you are a sick bastard in need of institutionalized counseling and heavy medication.

          • spike55 says:

            “passed through competent public schooling “

            Junior High.. whoopy-do !!

            Now go and get a proper education !!

            And stop smoking whatever it is that has addled your tiny mind.

            “ability to think for myself?”

            ROFLMAO. Brain-washed empty vassal, by the sounds of it, and a total and complete MORON.

          • spike55 says:

            Come on, have the guts to answer the question is stead of your PETTY childish attempts at evasion

            In what way has the GLOBAL climate changed in the last 40 years that can be EMPIRICALLY and SCIENTIFICALLY attributed to human influence

            Bring “science”, not empty yapping !!

  18. who you gonna believe... Me or your lyin' eyes ? says:

    …would remain unconvinced no matter what I might mention, but would instead refute whatever is shown to them because they are here on this site not to share any critical analysis but to huddle with one another in a more primal way….

    keep shakin that stick

    • tonyheller says:

      You are a nutcase

    • Gator says:

      Troll, put up, or shut up.

      1- List all climate forcings, order them from most to least effectual, and then quantify them all.

      2- Please provide even one peer reviewed paper that refutes natural variability as the cause of recent, or any, global climate changes.

      There is nothing unusual or unprecedented about our climate, or how we got here. For 4,500,000,000 years climates have always changed, naturally. This means there has been a set precedent, and the burden of proof falls on natural climate change deniers like yourself.

  19. Disillusioned says:

    One would think Beckwith, or his friends, would want for this thread, that exposes him for the abject fool he is, to stay buried. Instead of resurrecting it over and over again.

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