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The @SanDiegoCounty #RegionalDecarbonizationFramework workshop is getting underway! Use our toolkit to call for a bold, equitable, regional approach at the scale of the climate crisis. We'll keep you updated on what's happening ... ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #ActOnClimate docs.google.com/document/d/1d7…
We're excited @SupNoraVargas is here to welcome us and emphasize the need for an equitable approach to achieving #ZeroCarbon and @SupLawsonRemer says we need to reduce GHGs - in 3 main buckets for the County: energy, transportation and land use
@SupLawsonRemer emphasizes that it's important that this work invests in good paying, union green jobs. We agree 👏, and emphasizes that the real work of implementation happens once the plan is completed
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Great to speak about climate impacts in the Pacific just now for @SEI_Sydney.
The climate crisis is the greatest threat to the Pacific, and there's a myriad of incredible people working to shine a light on what's needed to turn things around. Follow those threaded in for more:
Pacific voices to follow on climate justice, humanitarian aid and displacement due to climate change (1/2):
@mereiacarling
@Kathykijiner
@lagipoiva
@afgfiji
@sharonfiji
@Cameron_Diver
@charlp27
@CANPacificIs
Pacific voices to follow on climate justice, humanitarian aid and displacement due to climate change (2/2):
@lagiseru
@ilolahia_es
@SprepChannel
@Annmary_raduva
@wtmpacific
@Senator_Heine
@noelenen
@diva4equality
@LiceMovono
@JoLatuSanft
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I can't understand how it came to be that the number of people who think "build renewables" is the solution to climate change came to be such a majority that those who think otherwise are statistically equal to zero.
How did they sell that bullshit? I guess because the rich like.
Read this thread. This is hard numbers from the World Bank. This is what our leaders promise to do "for" us.
Read the whole thing. It should change *everybody's* mind.
This is the World Bank, people.
3. Depressing, to me, is that somehow with all these facts the author of this thread still concludes that would should build this disaster.
It's impossible.
No, we should not do the impossible.
It's impossible.
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Today new details were revealed of the sleazy, cynical lobbying effort by the @ScottMorrisonMP government to stop our Great Barrier Reef from being listed as ‘in danger’ by UNESCO. How did it come to this? Here’s a thread: #auspol #ActOnClimate
What we found out today is that the Morrison government actually pressured the Australian Institute of Marine Science on a key scientific report, and selectively leaked it to the Murdoch media. Read all about it: abc.net.au/news/2021-09-0…
Today’s revelations are shocking - but consistent with the cynical behaviour of Morrison and his predecessors over a long period of time. Let’s go through the tawdry history.
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But you’re annoyed that @ExtinctionR is going to be blocking some roads in London again. Makes sense.
#IPCCReport #ClimateCrisis #extinction #ActOnClimate
Today’s disaster is the death of more than 20 people in Hubei Province, China.
#IPCCReport #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #extinction
The aftermath of the #evia #Greecewildfires. Mile after mile of dead nature, covered in dusty ash. The ghostly evidence of admiring the climate problem for decades instead of acting on it.
#ClimateEmergency #greeceisburning #forestfires #extinction #nature
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Stages of reading the #IPCC report, in GIFs. 🧵
(2/n) Stage 1
(3/n) Stage 2
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I'm going to ramble a bit this afternoon on and around the topic of the ecosystem catastrophe we choose to call climate change.
Some of us refer to it as "The Anthropocene," but I think that's a misnomer.
Ought to be "Industriocene."
We were Anthro for a quarter million years.
2. Twitter is full of #ActOnClimate #ActNow and everybody knows what "act" means.
It means build and install a vast global electro-mechanical overlay in addition to the ones we have already built.
Can we agree on that?
When we say, "We have the technology," we don't mean,
3. you know, *have* the technology, as in, I have three donkeys. Have and can point at. Have in terms of physical reality.
We mean, "We have built a small model of the technology we think will enable us to power the entire industrial economy without emitting CO2."
Have. Not.
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1/. QUESTION: Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#EarthDay #EarthDay2021 #ClimateAction #plasticpollution #ClimateLeadersSummit
2/. You’d probably be outraged, like my friend Diane was! #EarthDay
3/. CONFESSION...

The ‘individually wrapped grapes’ in the video aren’t real...

But this footage from Haiti is...

And so was Diane’s reaction...

And so too was the outrage you perhaps felt....

It’s time to channel that outrage into action. #EarthDay
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Canadian weapons are fueling the war in Yemen. thespec.com/opinion/contri…
This report links Canadian weapons manufacturers to tax evasion in the Netherlands. Read page 11 on how they did it and follow the money. tni.org/en/publication…
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As #Texas assesses the damage from last week, and water + power flow again, there's going to be a lot going on this week. It's important the public stay engaged. Many are banking on you tuning out. Don't.

Here's what to watch for. A thread.

#txlege #txenergy
1/ Watch for announcements from retail electric providers (REPs) like this one from @JustEnergyUS which warns it may go under. Who will buy them for pennies on the dollar? Private equity? @nrgenergy or @VistraCorp? (btw, follow @JavierBlas)

2/ And what happens to their customers? They'll go to "Providers of Last Resort" program dominated by @nrgenergy and @VistraCorp. They're allowed to charge high prices as POLR. Hopefully, they won't do that. (Other REPs can apply by 3 today) Eyes open 👀

tpr.org/texas/2021-02-…
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We need a hard lockdown and patience to stop Covid. Follow New Zealand's lead. Why rely on vaccines when we actually know how to stop Covid right now? @JustinTrudeau @CPHO_Canada @COVID19Tracking @cupenat @UniforTheUnion #actoncovid #ActOnClimate #InThisTogether #cdnpoli
We need to stop giving the funding and and control of community power supplies to multinational tax evaders. Stop funding these guys. Stop funding and benefitting SNC Lavalin and Enbridge. Rethink and rebuild local jobs. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/inequali…
Water food and energy was always local in Indigenous cultures for centuries. We protected it because it was ours to protect. People break that duty allowing big companies to transfer energy long distance and it wastes so much money and energy. Look here. financialpost.com/commodities/en…
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1/ I was tracing out how much carbon we should remove to get a nice climate by 2100, & found that we should realistically remove all we've emitted based cumulative emissions listed in the Global Carbon Project and wrote about it in my preprint paper: doi.org/10.1002/essoar…
2/ The paper says if we act fast enough (i.e. before setting off more tipping points), we just need to remove all the CO₂ we've emitted. I ended up seeing in the experiments, was we must also stop using fossil fuels, to get to about <0.1ºC by 2100. bit.ly/cdrmexprj Image
3/ The 15 tipping elements are outlined: doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1… & quantified in the supplemental materials. Additionally, an older tipping point was highlighted by @DrJamesEHansen which is that we should definitely not exceed 450 ppm. doi.org/10.2174/187428…
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1. Portland almost appears to be in the eye of a hurricane. A short while ago, I went out to take pictures of the wildfire smoke that nearly surrounds the city. What looks like fog over the skyline is all smoke from various fires. #OregonFires #pdxtst #orwx ImageImage
2. On the way home, smoke was billowing up from near the DEQ off Columbia and 33rd. It turned out to be a grass fire next to a parking lot and several businesses. One car in the parking lot was destroyed before Portland Fire and Rescue could arrive. #pdxtst #OregonFires #orwx ImageImageImageImage
3. What happens when you do not #ActOnClimate? Due to #climatechange, #wildfire season has grown longer and more explosive. #OregonFires is one example. This is Portland, Oregon tonight. Smoke covers the city. God calls us to be stewards of Creation. We are failing. ImageImageImageImage
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Lots of attention on the @peabodyenergy announcing it has devalued the North Antelope Rochelle Mine (NARM) by $1.4 billion. Billion with B. For those following along, here is a thread with some background and additional context of why this is such a big deal. (1/?)
@peabodyenergy For good coverage of Peabody's NARM #coal mine announcement from yesterday, check out stories from @taykuy @MicahMaidenberg @camillereports @The_News_Record and @FT And here is our statement
@peabodyenergy @taykuy @MicahMaidenberg @camillereports @The_News_Record @FT The NARM #coal mine is huge. The largest in the world, in area. It takes 2 inspectors from @Wyoming_DEQ to be able to cover it all. You can see it from space with satellite imagery.
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Have you ever wondered why it is that two-thirds of Americans think government should do more to #ActOnClimate and over 90% of Americans support background checks, yet we’ve made virtually zero progress on either issue?

One reason is @ALEC_States.

#ExposeALEC #TradeUp
So what is ALEC anyway? I’ll let @iamjohnoliver explain it to you and then I’ll pick off where the folks at @LastWeekTonight left off back in 2014.

@IamJohnOliver’s description of @ALEC_States as a conservative bill mill responsible for every disastrous anti-climate law you could imagine was true then and it’s true now.

But 6 years later, ALEC’s #CopyPasteCorruption isn't just as shady as it sounds, it’s even shadier.
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Instead of the jobs he promised, #LyingTrump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (1/10) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. #TrumpTheGrifter is still pushing #hydroxycholorquine? (2/10) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
Instead of reducing the $19.9T debt he inherited to zero like he promised, #LyingTrump’s policies ballooned the deficit and sent the debt soaring to $24T in his first 3 years. The #TrumpCrash of 2020 exploded the debt further, to the current $26.5T. (3/10)
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Because #TrumpIsACompleteFailure in every way imaginable it's easy to forget ALL of the ways he's failed us. With the election just 100 days away, this THREAD and the attached article recap 10 key examples of Trump’s broken promises and colossal failures: thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
#TrumpIsACompleteFailure Instead of the jobs he promised, Trump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (2/11)
#TrumpIsACompleteFailure Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, surging hospitalization rates, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. (3/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
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After less than four years of Trump, the only things America leads the world in are death and devastation.

#TrumpTheDisaster -- a thread (1/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/trump-the-di…
#TrumpTheDisaster Instead of the jobs he promised, Trump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs. (2/11)
#TrumpTheDisaster Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare he promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, surging hospitalization rates, a growing death toll—and even Trump death panels. (3/11) thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-trump-de…
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#SolvingTheClimateCrisis demands urgency--reaching net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 requires a rapid and far-reaching transition at an unprecedented scale. C180 believes CDR must be a part of an ambitious decarbonization agenda, and we appreciate that the @ClimateCrisis cmte agrees
After power reading all 500+ pages, we commend @HouseDemocrats for putting forth a roadmap that addresses the full portfolio of carbon capture approaches. Soils, forests, DAC, CO2 storage, BECCS! We’re thrilled to see many of the reccs we put forth incorporated throughout.
The @ClimateCrisis cmte highlights that it’s more important than ever that we listen to experts and unite behind science🔬-- they use the IPCC 1.5 report to set mid-century emissions targets and rely on @theNASEM to provide robust, science-driven information. Guess what? So do we
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Happening RIGHT NOW: The visionary Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, is on the House floor. This bill would create jobs and address climate change. Urge your Representative to #ActOnClimate and vote YES on #HR2. act.ucsusa.org/3idsELs
BREAKING: The US House has passed the Moving Forward Act, #HR2. We are particularly excited about the parts of the bill that help transition to vehicle electrification, deploy #CleanEnergy, and build resilience into our infrastructure. Read more: act.ucsusa.org/2BYDGmW
We need infrastructure investments that ensure we're #ClimateReady, and HR2 outlines how United States infrastructure can be more resilient to climate impacts. #ActOnClimate act.ucsusa.org/2BYDGmW
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THREAD: Today the @ClimateCrisis Committee released the first-ever comprehensive congressional #climatechange report in our nation's history.

I'm proud to announce the Select Committee has recommended 2 of my bills to #ActOnClimate (1/x)
The first bill, the Coastal Communities Adaptation Act, would provide coastal states with grants to help communities conduct vulnerability assessments and carry out other measures to reduce climate risks to coastal communities. (2/x) congress.gov/bill/116th-con…
The second bill, the Pipeline Seismic Safety Study Act, would conduct a study on seismicity, land subsidence, and landslides concerning pipeline safety and identify any industry practices deficiencies. rouda.house.gov/media/press-re… (3/x)
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BREAKING: Clean energy lost 620,500 jobs over the past 3 months, or 18.5% of the #CleanEnergy workforce due to #COVID19. We need Congress to prioritize #CleanEnergyIncentivesNOW or we risk long-term damage to one of the fastest-growing job sectors: e2.org/reports/clean-… Image
180 lawmakers signed a letter urging for economic relief to the #CleanEnergy sector. Thank you @repblumenauer @RepCartwright & @RepMikeLevin for leading the effort to urge for #CleanEnergyIncentivesNow. Now, we need @SpeakerPelosi & @LeaderHoyer to join. blumenauer.house.gov/sites/blumenau…
We know that clean and renewable energy helps the environment and the economy. That's why @EnergyCommerce is holding a hearing TODAY AT 12pmET to hear from experts on the need for clean energy to revive the economy. #CleanEnergyIncentivesNOW. #ActOnClimate
energycommerce.house.gov/committee-acti…
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1) I just received notice that the distributor of Michael Moore's #PlanetoftheHumans is taking the film down due to misinformation in the film.

Thank you to @FilmsForAction for responding to our demand for a retraction and an apology from @mmflint.
See below. And thank you to...
2)Thank you to the early co-signers of the letter demanding an apology from @MMFlint:

@MichaelEMann, @Frances_Fisher, @ayanaeliza, @mzjacobson, @leahstokes, @Liptay, @tommiesunshine and many others...

We will continue to fight for truth,#RenewableEnergy and a #GreenNewDeal
3)Like all the distributors of the film that I spoke t, FFA had not seen the film prior to posting it. I don't blame @FilmsForAction for this-they did it bc of @mmflint's reputation. But I think it's strange that Michael Moore would not let anyone see the film before distribution
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This 50th #EarthDay, it’s more clear than ever: we need bold, aggressive action to tackle & defeat the #ClimateCrisis. We must #ActOnClimate, protect clean air & water, & build a clean energy economy to keep our planet safe for our children & grandchildren.
But the Trump administration has taken every opportunity – even a pandemic – to roll back safeguards for our air, water, climate, & public lands. It is wrong & unacceptable that they’ve stopped at nothing to do the bidding of their fossil fuel allies. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
With a former coal lobbyist leading the @EPA and a former oil lobbyist leading @Interior, it’s no surprise that the Trump administration is putting the profits of their former & future clients above the safety and well-being of our communities. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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