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My piece in @canberratimes today shows how #biodiversity loss is catching up to #climatechange as being recognised as a systemic financial risk (a thread 🧵👇)
Remember how last year's #BlackSummer fires started in spring? That was 12 months ago, in September. It's a pretty major example of how biodiversity loss, climate change, our health & the economy are intertwined.…
I know we've been focussed on the federal government's "low emission technology" roadmap and self-selecting gas lately, so I want to highlight some other fairly important news you might have missed:…
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In our latest report, we look at some of the obstacles facing #agroecology in West #Africa and beyond 🌍


But even if you haven't had a chance to read it, don't worry. We'll start giving you a #thread a day.

Obstacles #1?

Access to #finance 💵
Agroecological systems require little investment in external inputs and heavy machinery, as a result of drawing on natural synergies, maximizing #biodiversity, and using locally-available resources.
This makes #agroecology less costly than agro-industrial practices over the medium to long-term, and thus better suited to the economic realities of rural West #Africa
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/16/2020…
DNA damage caused by migrating light energy…

#energy #damage #dna #light
Machine Learning Widens the Gap Between Knowledge and Understanding | by David Weinberger | OneZero…

#understanding #MachineLearning #knowledge
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/12/2020…
Biodiversity scientists must fight the creeping rise of extinction denial | Nature Ecology & Evolution…

#biodiversity #extinction #denial #ecology
COVID vaccine, treatment trials create monkey shortage for science…

#trials #COVID19 #vaccine #monkey #shortage #consequence
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Bending the curve of biodiversity, just published in @nature. What are the 6⃣ actions needed to make it happen? ⬇️
1⃣ - Sustainable increases in crop yields.
2⃣ - Trade increases in agricultural goods with reduced trade barriers.
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#GlobalDealForNature, #NatureNeedsHalf, #VoiceForThePlanet, #30x30, #CampaignForNature (#Wyss, National Geographic),

- all marketing serves elite sought financialization of nature; the corporate capture of the commons.

#WEF #WWF #GDP #NaturalCapital #PES #Privatization
#VoiceForThePlanet is the sister marketing campaign of the #NewDealForNature. At helm of both campaigns are #WWF (atrocities against #Indigenous) working in #lockstep w/ World Economic Forum founded/headed by Klaus Schwab. Founding partners include UN - partnered w/ WEF in 2019.
The National Geographic Society markets the Global Deal for Nature, New Deal For Nature, & the Campaign for Nature w/ the #Wyss Foundation (billionaire Hansjörg Wyss). The Society operates via National Geographic Partners - a joint venture w/ #Disney.

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Sick of #Golfgate? This long thread will (I hope) make u question this Gov & shout #DitchPippaHackettsBill It's on what's wrong with her bill & to urge u make a sub b4 5pm Fri 28th August if u care about #climate #nature #water #AccessToJustice #Forestry #community #HenHarrier
So @pippa_hackett announced late Friday of the Aug Bank Hol, as the Dail arose for summer recess... a very short consultation (28 days) over the peak summer hols.. so many will miss it. .. So this was me 🤔 as I always worry when someone burys a consultation with its timing & ...
this one isn't even published on the Agri Dept's main web page so out with the old 🧐 to see what's up ? In short the bill proposes to : .. wait for it ..its bad ..
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Denial of scientific evidence and rejection of scientific methods is increasingly pervasive - in a new paper, written with Simon Attwood, @JosBarlow & @benphalan and available here:…, we describe the creeping rise of #ExtinctionDenial
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The @IPBES #GlobalAssessment Report published last year was met with considerable pushback and denial from media and political voices… for whom #TransformativeChange & policy options to restore & protect #Biodiversity are anathema 2/8
Subsequently, articles challenging the scientific consensus that threats to biodiversity viewed at a global level (rather than cherry-picked local level) require urgent attention have become increasingly common e.g. recently… and… 3/8
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"We're failing the world's #oceans. Businesses can help save them"

#WWF & Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder/CEO, #WEF trustee, Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, owner of TIME) - team up to "save" oceans w/ a #4IR tech & #NewDealForNature.
"The Friends of #Ocean Action is convened by the World Economic Forum & the World Resources Institute."

World Resources Institute is a founding partner of #VoiceForThePlanet, sister campaign of #NewDealForNature

#FinancializationofNature #WEF #GreatReset
"Some economists say the ocean economy is set to double in value by 2030."

#Nature4Sale #Privatization #NewDealForNature

#Nature / #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on Wall Street.

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#WWF storytelling as they #greenwash corporate #plunder & bear responsibility for the displacement, torture & murder of #Indigenous peoples:

"Building a sustainable & equitable future. For nature. For you."

Reality: "The financialization of #nature" Image
To obtain the required social license, the ruling class devised a strategy. A corporate campaign that would harness the momentum of the youth - to achieve the ruling class objectives & desired goals. #NewDealForNature

#Uganda ImageImageImageImage
An apt reminder for the aforementioned tweet - that TIME is wholly owned by Salesforce founder/CEO Marc Benioff - #WEF Board of Trustees & Chair, WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

#VoiceForThePlanet & #NewDealForNature - sister campaigns of #WEF, #WWF, #UN, #4IR ImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/24/2020…
Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Mother Jones…

#pandemic #preparations
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Twitter

#coronavirus #testing
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Food production threatens #Biodiversity

"The conversion of natural areas to industrialized agriculture, with a focus on monocultures and reliance on chemical pesticides & fertilisers, is having a devastating impact on biodiversity."… Image
New in Scientific Reports: "Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across central Europe, and if global greenhouse gas emissions rise strongly they could happen seven times more often"…
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With #Covid19 as the ultimate catalyst, the push is on to implement the financialization of nature.

The Natural Capital Coalition is made up of approx. 300 orgs/corps while working w/ thousands. Partners include #CocaCola, #Shell, #Walmart.

Those with money will own #nature.
Those w/ $ will own #nature.

The very corporations that have brought us to the precipice of #ecological #collapse - will now be appointed as the new stewards of nature. This has been dubbed (#XR Business - Elkington/Volans) as the new biosphere economy.

Let's take a look at how #Covid19 has been successfully leveraged (both fear & distraction) in order to aid the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history. Assigning monetary value to nature ("natural capital") will replace #GDP.

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📢 NEW PAPER! #PaperThread #SciComm

Master’s student @samherniman recently published an article about avian habitat suitability in Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. Sam has written this thread summarizing his findings...

In general, when a habitat has more #birds, it also has more of all living things. In scientific terms, we say that birds are good surrogates or indicators of #biodiversity.

This is excellent, because counting birds is really easy. Many of them sing or call. So, we can do a field survey of birds in a habitat and use that number to find a relative count of all biodiversity.

more birdsong ≈ more birds ≈ more biodiversity


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Travelling through #India you can't miss such boulder heaps...

Think of Hampi's ruins (below) or Sravanabelagola (Karnataka), or Mt Abu (Rajasthan)?

#DidYouKnow, such isolated hill/ridge features that jut out from the surrounding plains are called #inselbergs?

#Geo thread/ Geology: inselberg formation at Hampi, Karnataka, India
Derived from German words meaning 'island mountain', #inselbergs are residual features that form across climatic zones.

Yet are most abundant in tropical regions with granite-gneiss outcrops, like those on the cratons across India, as also in the zones marked BCG, CGC, and SGT. Map in the publication, The Indian Peninsula: Geomorphic Lan
Debates rage on how #inselbergs formed, yet most concede they are the result of weathering (breaking down of rocks at site) and erosion (transport of weathered material).

In #India, insolation (heat from sun's rays), rainwater, and rivers have shaped landscapes for millennia. Hampi's boulder inselbergs with the river Tungabhadra snakin
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No longer is it necessary to pay attention to my 2019-2020 ramblings/warnings of a global economic reset. Instead, as of June 3, 2020, you can now hear it directly from the source: the World Economic Forum (#WEF).

The World Economic Forum: home of the #FourthIndustrialRevolution as designed and desired by the ruling classes in tandem with the world's most powerful and ruthless corporations and institutions.

Leveraging #COVID19 (& global #protest) for all it's worth, the virus is indeed the new war on terror.

"The Great Reset" - "A better #capitalism and a better world—to help shape the recovery from COVID-19, the Forum has launched the Great Reset Initiative"

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1/6 Privately Protected Areas (#PPAs) are key for increasing and maximizing conservation efforts 🌎. PPAs are created & managed by private landowners.

Here, I will focus on #Peru, where PPAs aim to increase connectivity with PAs & foster local development. #SSWGTC20 @SCB_SSWG
2/6 Unlike other countries, 40% of #PPAs in Peru are led by #Campesino communities + 50% by families.

Peru offers no incentives or support to those who have a PPA *You are on your own*

So, what is motivating communities and people to voluntarily protect their land? #SSWGTC20
3/6 Due to #COVID I’m not in the field, but I have used secondary data to identify motivations Peruvians have for protecting #nature (@Conservamos, check their videos!)

There is a diverse range of motivations, clearly differentiated between family & community PPAs. #SSWGTC20
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become more imaginative ...get people from all over the world come together to solve problems
climate change . global warming and mitigation
More environmental and ecological research #biodiversity

Information- converting information into knowledge and converting knowledge into decision making.. "#ArtificialIntelligence is going to change lives all over the world. "- @PrinSciAdvGoI
balance data with the consequences is a challenge...Mission to understand data and use.. "ALL students must be adept at understanding data and hence we will not be afraid what other will do with our data"
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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay and this years theme is #biodiversity!🦁🐸🦍🐧🦋🐘🐬🦞🐝🌳🍄🌍
To mark this day, we'll explore why biodiversity is so important & why we need, and how to implement, whole system change to reduce biodiversity loss & tackle the #ClimateEmergency.
First, let's celebrate some of the UKs precious biodiversity. @WWF has selected some snapshots of UK nature & wildlife – from land & ocean species to breathtaking plant life – to raise awareness of the ongoing fight for our 🌍 & its vital biodiversity.
Why is #biodiversity so important?
As this @UN page explains, biodiversity is a concern that is both urgent and existential.
Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land and below water, affecting all aspects of human health.
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If you don't know how beautiful the nature is, you might have no motive to preserve it.

I hope this collection bring a smile on your face on #WorldEnvironmentDay .

Add your photos to this collection by quoting or replying to this tweet and retweet #ForNature .
Red-eyed Tree Frog

📷 Mark Kostich

Pair of Leppet-faced Vultures displaying their feathers.

📷 Lisle Gwynn

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The #COVID19 is the the global transformational reset button for the fourth industrial revolution sought by those World Economic Forum et al. We witness a global consolidation of power, inclusive of UN & WHO as the 4IR rolls out. Data & nature: the post2020 coveted class assets.
#WEF: "We partner w/ governments, leading companies, civil society, & experts from around the world to co-design & pilot innovative new approaches to policy & governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

#2020Reset #IoT #5G #Blockchain #AI

#WEF Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Founding Partners:

MESS Turkey
Motsepe Foundation
Reliance Industries
Kaiser Permanente
Koç Holding
Latham & Watkins
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1/ How should we conserve forests in the temperate zone? A diverse approach that includes Minimal intervention (passive #rewilding ), Traditional management, Non-traditional management, and Species management (trophic #rewilding ) is best. #RewildingScience @AgriPlantSoil
@AgriPlantSoil 2/ Frank Götmark reviews habitat management options for temperate forest conservation. He reviewed >2000 studies, and selected 150 for detailed review. Of these, 59% gave no recommendations for management, 8% recommend minimal intervention and 33% active management.
@AgriPlantSoil 3/ He warns against assuming there is one “best” forest habitat, and highlights a diverse approach is needed. (My own research is supporting this perspective in other habitats too)
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