Daily Archives: February 28, 2021

Profound Implications of a Completely Salt-Free Arctic Ocean as recently as 60,000 Years Ago

Paul Beckwith – Feb 28, 2021

A ground-breaking new finding in climate recently just occurred, and it seems blindingly obvious, in retrospect. In fact I became very close to figuring this out all by myself, many years ago.

During extremely cold, long duration ice ages, at two different periods in the last 150,000 years; namely (a) 60,000 to 70,000 years ago, and (b) 130,000 to 150,000 years ago; the entire Arctic Ocean was fresh liquid water, entombed underneath a thick ice layer, and separated from the Pacific Ocean by land, and from the Atlantic Ocean by a combination of land and grounded ice shelves, with only small passages where fresh water would exit, keeping salt water from entering. How was this possible?

During these exceptionally cold, long duration cold periods there was so much water stored within the glacial ice that global sea levels were lower by 130 meters (430 ft). With sea levels this low, the Bering Strait sea floor became dry land, as well as all the gaps within the Canadian Archipelago and the Nares Strait. There was no water channel connection to the Pacific Ocean at all.

On the Atlantic Ocean side of the Arctic, the ocean passages become greatly reduced by the lower sea level exposing the continental shelves. Very thick ice sheets on Greenland and Europe created extensive ice shelves on the coastlines that extended far out into the Arctic Ocean, and these ice shelves, up to 900 meters thick (90 meters above sea level, 810 meters below sea level) almost completely blocked off the remaining ocean passages between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, between Greenland and northern Scotland.

Lots of fresh water still entered the Arctic Ocean, from meltwater, northern rivers, rainfall, and snow melt. Therefore, over time freshwater built up in the Arctic Ocean basin, floating above and eventually forcing out the remaining salt water near the ocean floor. Clearly, this led to an entirely fresh Arctic Ocean.

When these ice ages ended due to Milankovitch Cycle changes in Earth’s orbit around the Sun, and the Earth started warming, the sea level rose again and the ice shelves thinned, releasing huge amounts of fresh water back into the Atlantic Ocean and then the Pacific, causing enormous wrenching temperature swings and abrupt climate oscillations until the climate system again reached stability. The Arctic Ocean once again became a salty ocean.


One of my subsequent videos goes through the peer reviewed paper on this with a fine toothed comb…

How Bad Was The Great Oxidation Event?

History of the Earth

Dec 20, 2020

Researched and Written by Leila Battison Narrated and Edited by David Kelly Art by Khail Kupsky Thumbnail Art and Art by Ettore Mazza

Justin Jackson: Bernie ONLY Dem to vote against Ag Sec who devastated Black farmers

The Hill

Running back for the LA Chargers and host of the new YouTube show, The Takeover, Justin Jackson, discusses Sen. Bernie Sanders’ vote to oppose the nomination of Tom Vilsak to head of the Department of Agriculture. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day’s political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day’s political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country’s most important political newsmakers.

This week’s Roundup from across XR | Extinction Rebellion UK

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This week’s Roundup from across XR will be hosted by Verel from XR Birmingham!

Live interviews with: Dr. Larch Maxey from StopHS2, 29 days in a hand dug tunnel and why he shaved his head. And interview with what is happening with Norway XR and the struggles with authorities.

Latest Climate News including stark warnings from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, results from Cambridge College Action and more.

Looking for Life on Mars | NOVA | PBS

NOVA PBS Official Premiered Feb 24, 2021

Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars.

The spacecraft will blaze into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover in the rocky Jezero Crater, home to a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life. Perseverance will comb the area for signs of life and collect samples for possible return to Earth. Traveling onboard is a four-pound helicopter that will conduct a series of test flights—the first on another planet.

During its journey, Perseverance will also test technology designed to produce oxygen from the Martian atmosphere, in hopes that the gas could be used for fuel—or for humans to breathe—on future missions.

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The Link Between Lyme Disease And Climate Change – By Author Mary Beth Pfeiffer

The Real Truth About Health

Feb 28, 2021
The Link Between Lyme Disease And Climate Change – By Author Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, has been an award-winning investigative journalist for three decades. A reporter who has specialized in social justice, environmental and health issues, she is also author of Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill. The book is a critically acclaimed look at treatment of the mentally ill in prisons and jails in the United States.

Pfeiffer’s reporting for the Poughkeepsie Journal drew national attention in 2001 when she documented the suicides of mentally ill inmates in round-the-clock solitary confinement. As a 2004-2005 Soros Justice Media Fellow, she found systemic abuse in lockups across the nation, where people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were subjected to psychologically torturous isolation. Her October 2004 article in the New York Times Magazine, about the suicide of a 21-year-old mentally ill woman in solitary confinement, became the genesis of Crazy in America.

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Witness | Extinction Rebellion UK | Hastings & St Leonards

Extinction Rebellion

Feb 28, 2021

A film by Malcolm Glover https://www.malcolmglover.co.uk/
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The Mueller Report – A PBS NewsHour/FRONTLINE Special

PBS NewsHour

Mar 25, 2019

The nearly two-year investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has concluded, with Mueller’s final report delivered to Attorney General William Barr for review. Now, a groundbreaking collaboration between PBS NewsHour and FRONTLINE illuminates the complex details behind the Mueller investigation and analyzes what’s yet to come.

Tim O’Brien: Cy Vance Has ‘Much More’ Than Trump’s Tax Returns | Dead line | MSNBC


Feb 25, 2021

Bloomberg Opinion senior columnist Tim O’Brien explains what the investigation into Trump’s finances could look like now that Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance is in possession of the former president’s tax returns. Aired on 02/25/2021

How online misinformation from local-level Republicans helped fuel the Capitol riot

PBS NewsHour – Feb 28, 2021

What level of online influence did local and state-level Republican officials have in the lead-up to the Capitol insurrection? An Associated Press investigation delved into the public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 Republican officials to look at how many perpetuated online misinformation leading up to the Jan 6 riot. Garance Burke, global investigative journalist for the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.