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The @FoxNews lie machine is loudly denying the reality of the #ClimateCrisis.🤨

Part of billionaire Rupert Murdoch's media empire (his $ comes from #BigOil) it's his 24/7 #disinformation platform.🤥📢

He's denied the science of #climatechange since 2006:… Image
"When it comes to climate change denial, #FoxNews is leading the pack. Through politically-charged news segments and commentary, Fox is spreading #misinformation about #climatechange, telling viewers that scientists are 'torn' on the #ClimateCrisis issue."…
PS: did you see that the author of the "It's not climate change making wildfires worse" thinks Ottawa is a province? 🤨

It's a city, dude.

If Fox can't even get BASIC facts correct about Canada, why should ANYONE believe them about complex scientific issues like climate change? Image
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In 2018 I created an ongoing #ClimateEd thread about the #ClimateCrisis.

Five years later, it's time for an update.✅

This #ClimateAction thread has a TON of info to help EVERYONE get #ClimateBrainy about the #science and facts of #climatechange.📊

Save, share and visit often! Image
Here's the old thread, which I'll no longer be updating:

It still contains MANY informative articles and links from reputable sources, so it's worth revisiting, even if some info isn't all that up-to-date.

The old tag was #Climate_Ed.

New: #ClimateEd👍
This NEW thread will contain PLENTY of top-tier posts from MANY solid #climatescience contributors, so come back regularly to see what's been added.

#Climatebrawl folks especially, as you can use these posts to #refute #deniers handily.

Don't argue with any trolls, however! 🧌 Image
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#Grifters exploit fear and ignorance for profit.🤑

They push #disinformation on ANY issue that's of big concern to the public, and David Icke is one of the worst.

Which is likely why he's branching out into #ClimateCrisis #denial, citing a garbage #climatechange paper.

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2/3 The paper was mentioned in a reply to me yesterday, intended to sow doubt about the scientific concensus of evidence about manmade climate change.📈📊

Which is FULLY supported by every scientific agency on earth.🌎✅

#Misinformation travels fast and confuses the public.📲🤨 Image
3/3 #BigOil's agents and those they fool are ALWAYS pushing noise, flooding #socialmedia with hundreds of false and misleading 'facts' on climate.👹🌊

Read the comments on this page to understand why the paper is ONLY mentioned on #denier sites like WUWT:… Image
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@CloeILogan About 5 years after being slapped w. one of the largest fines for environmental pollution in Canadian history, Irving Pulp and Paper has received a federal loan for up to $100M to help clean up waste effluent from the mill. #Oligarchy #nbpoli…
Nov. 2022: @poitrasCBC & @fredericzalac reported the #Irvings created an offshore insurance co. in the #TaxHaven of Bermuda that allowed it to accumulate over $13M in untaxed income between 1973 and 2001. #FMALtd…
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🚨NEW: In this investigation I examined the internal #BigOil docs from the House Oversight Dems' investigation to see what was being said privately about carbon capture & storage (CCS) - the industry's favored 'climate solution.' This is what I found (🧵)…
#BigOil explicitly acknowledges carbon capture's role as a fossil fuel enabler - a lifeline to extend the fossil fuel era. Here's how one former BP exec summarized it (from an internal meeting w/ Princeton's CMI circa 2016)… Image
And here's what Shell said: "The value of CCS to Shell is the ability to decarbonize our products, retain a larger market share for our products in the energy transition, in addition to reputational value." 🛢️ Image
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1) @Woodsideful Canada’s financial heavyweights are trying to convince the federal govt. to let them keep pumping money into the oil & gas sector, confidential docs obtained by @NatObserver reveal. #BigFiveBanks #BigOil #CAPP #cdnpoli #LPC #NDP…
2) Conveniently enough, the Sustainable Finance Action Council (SFAC) also has its own 'institute', and appears to be affiliated with @queensu in Kingston, ON.
#AstroTurfing #Greenwashing Image
3) JW: Including carbon capture for oilsands production in a transition definition is greenwashing, climate advocates say, because it can only capture emissions from the production stage, which represents only a fraction of oil’s emissions. @GreenMission @EcologyAction @ecelaw
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Our new report 'Paris Maligned' finds #oil & #gas🛢️companies are spending vast sums on new #FossilFuel production that will tip the world past #ParisAgreement goals & towards climate catastrophe…
'Paris Maligned' finds #Exxon, #Shell, Total, #Equinor & other companies approved $58bn in investment that is only needed if #oil & #gas demand reaches the point to push global 🌍 temperatures above 2.5°C🌡️…
Thom Allen, #Oil & #Gas Analyst & report author said: “Oil & gas companies are marketing themselves as part of the solution to #ClimateChange, while simultaneously planning production increases that would lead to climate catastrophe"… #BigOil #greenwashing
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Big Oil CEOs, their front groups, and their Republican backers in Congress are already working to undo climate and clean energy progress. 1/7
#ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis #BigOil #RepublicansAreDestroyingAmerica
New York Times reported on how oil and gas lobbyists are plotting with Republicans in Congress to keep costs high by repealing billions of dollars in consumer energy electrification incentives that were part of the Inflation Reduction Act. 2/7
Oil & Gas #Lobbyists and #Republicans in Congress want to gut the $14,000 in rebates people could get for things like electric-powered induction stoves or heat pumps. 3/7 #ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction
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"Ravishing reviews" is what they say, right?

Unfortunately my reviewer @LentzGuy must have forgotten to link the article he was referring to, but I assume it's my most recent one, published today by @KluwerArb:…

But there are more out there 🧵 Image
@LentzGuy @KluwerArb Should the European Union Fix, Leave or Kill the @Energy_Charter Treaty? Published February 09, 2021…
@LentzGuy @KluwerArb @Energy_Charter Investment Governance in Africa to Support Climate Resilience and Decarbonization, co-written with @uwase_brenda, highlighting the dangers of ECT expansion. Published December 10, 2021…
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Let's set the record straight about @AngeliqueAshby @AshbyForSenate's #lies and disinformation campaign against @CA_DaveJones:
1. Taking away #Medicare (FALSE): Dave is endorsed by @CalNurses, the leading advocate for #MedicareForAll for ALL Californians.
@AngeliqueAshby @AshbyForSenate @CA_DaveJones @CalNurses 2. Raising car insurance rates (FALSE): Dave saved #California consumers and businesses over $3.11 billion in premiums, by regulating rates for auto, homeowners, and other property and casualty insurance.
@AngeliqueAshby @AshbyForSenate @CA_DaveJones @CalNurses 3. Sued by wildfire victims for failing to protect them from out-of-state insurers - The case was filed by two Sonoma County residents in 2018 and ultimately dismissed as "moot" by the Superior Court of #California, as well as the First District Court of Appeals, in 2020.
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Thank you @AOC I would not be silenced by @RepClayHiggins so let's talk about #petrochemicals in #Louisiana that are disproportionately killing Black people, shattering climate efforts and suffocating the world in plastic and other toxics. A thread.
#Petrochemicals, which are the toxic oil and gas products used to make plastics and pesticides, are #bigoil's big bet - set to be the main consumer of crude oil by 2050 they will shatter climate efforts like the #ParisAgreement:…
@RepClayHiggins' Louisiana is home to 150 #petrochemical plants - they are a part of the state’s ongoing legacy of #fossilfuelracism, and are killing Black and low-income residents.…
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#ClimateChange Heads of Delegation are in Cairo to discuss #LossAndDamage.

I made an intervention for @CANIntl in the opening plenary urging them to put L&D Finance on the #COP27 agenda to establish L&D Finance Facility and deliver #ClimateJustice.

Excerpt as a THREAD – 1/11
#We are already in the era of #LossAndDamage!

In the last few months, we have seen unfathomable levels of suffering because of #climate impacts

We've seen #heatwaves #droughts #wildfire and #floodings sweep through the world and the horrific devastation by #PakistanFloods

Science tells us how much worse this situation is and why that is.

Because #polluters keep polluting and those who are most responsible refuse to do their fair share.…

#BigOil #CarbonBomb @dpcarrington @mrmatthewtaylor

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(THREAD) 1 of 5 ⬇️🧵

Oil companies see ‘net positive’ in climate bill …
(And why #BigOil baron @Sen_JoeManchin signed off for $)
#Climate #ClimateCrisis #ClimateBreakdown #ClimateEmergency #ClimateStrike #ClimateBrawl #Manchin #InflationReductionAct Image

At Manchin’s urging, though, it would require the government to offer oil & gas leases on federal land and in the Gulf of Mexico, albeit at a higher royalty rate. It also provides tax incentives for projects that capture carbon dioxide and new forms of energy like hydrogen.”

- @AP The bill would impose a new fee on excess methane emissions from oil and gas drilling while giving fossil fuel companies access to more leases on federal lands and waters.”…
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I wrote about the moment the fossil fuel coalition joined forces with a PR genius to spread doubt & persuade the public that climate change was not a problem
It happened at a little-known meeting, 30 years ago, in autumn 1992.
The ‘dean of environmental PR’, E Bruce Harrison, was pitching for a lucrative comms contract with the Global Climate Coalition, which represented the oil, coal, auto, utilities, steel & rail industries. 
The GCC was looking to change the narrative on climate change.
Harrison had a string of campaigns for some of the US's biggest polluters under his belt.
Media historian Melissa Aronczyk @M_Aronczyk, who interviewed him at length before he died last year, says “he was a master at what he did.”
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My latest documentary DENIAL, the first part of a new series Big Oil vs the World, will be broadcast tonight on BBC2 at 9pm.

With this week’s unprecedented heatwave the latest reminder that devastating climate change is already underway, this is the story of how we got here.
It begins 4 decades ago, when scientists working for Exxon, the world’s biggest oil company, warned that burning fossil fuels would cause climate change - with potentially catastrophic effects. But from the late 1980s, the oil industry went on to mount a campaign to sow doubt.
Over the past year we’ve pieced that campaign together, with thousands of newly uncovered documents and over 100 interviews.

Please watch and share – this is the story behind the most important issue of our age.
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BREAKING: All Public Members Resign from @ValleyAir's Workgroup due to their lack of accountability for systemic failures in their air pollution "credit" banking scheme that has favored #BigOil at the cost of public health, esp EJ hoods.

Full statement:
CVAQ Director @catherinegw called the workgroup “another disappointing failure by @ValleyAir that exposes their bias toward polluters. CVAQ will continue to pursue reconciliation and justice, but I can no longer give cover to this performative process.”
Jesus Alonso, Clean Water Action pointed to "an unwillingness to compensate disadvantaged communities...this broken system allows credits for emission reductions that don't actually happen and, it robs communities of the opportunity to increase direct emission reductions.”
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Courageous #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger is finally free today, after 6 months of confinement — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron.… #FreeDonziger #StevenDonziger #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #Amazon ImageImage
I hope it’s final, because Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the petroleum industry's black robed Putin, is on a crusade to muzzle the man who exposed Chevron's poisoning of the Amazon.
Let’s get some heat on New York’s corporate senators Gillibrand & Schumer to block the nomination of Chevron Consigliere Jennifer Rearden to the federal bench. And let's flood the White House with the demand that @SDonziger be given the Medal of Freedom.
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~THREAD~ The @oversightdems hearing on #BigOilLies fueling the #ClimateCrisis brought in leading climate scientists and researchers in to discuss the ways #BigOil spread disinformation that delay climate action & what that delay costs us. Here is a 🧵 of some of the big moments:
2/ Big Takeaway - We have zero time left to wait yet a small handful of the largest #oilandgas companies are undertaking a new effort to keep fossil fuels burning: Climate Commitments
3/ Climate commitments can be a good thing if commitments are based on science & goals are inline with the #ParisAgreement. And of course commitments only work if companies meet them. Thus far @chevron @exxonmobil @shell @bpplc & others haven't met any of these requirements
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With the official arrival of MAGA in Canada - that's what all these trucker demos are about - the Libs should immediately institute Proportional Rep. MAGA is a populist movement & they are energized & could win a majority & we are screwed. Look no further than the U.S.1/
If you look at the US, it's easy to see that Progressives & environmentalists have zero power & the Dems will lose their one-vote majority in The House in '22. America will move even further back to the previous century under the MAGA run GOP. Same here if the Cons get in. 2/
Many Greens are into the ant-vax thing & the NDP is useless re enviro-issues. There are good people in both parties, but without PR they won't stand a chance. Liberal corruption & general disgust with Trudeau will mean many voters will stay home & an energized Right will prevail.
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With a fearsome winter storm expected to hit New England this weekend, you’re probably thinking about how to hunker down and stay warm...🧵 (1/14)
As you plan for this Friday & Saturday, you’re probably also hearing frenzied voices panic about the possibility of rolling energy #Blackouts. (2/14)
In fact, @jonchesto was recently one of those voices, writing in the @BostonGlobe about how New England’s “luck” of avoiding blackouts may come to an end. (3/14)…
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BREAKING: #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger was admitted to the federal prison in Danbury, CT, today.
The Court of Appeals denied @SDonziger's request for bail yesterday — despite the ruling of the judges of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ordering his immediate release. #FreeDonziger…
#StevenDonziger has been sentenced to prison for 6 months — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge — and is currently appealing his conviction. #FreeDonziger…
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