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Russia’s Uranium One is buying a majority stake in Canada’s Wealth Minerals lithium project in Chile.

Lithium is one of the minerals on the Trump admin’s list of mineral commodities that are critical to the economy and national security of the US.
Here’s the full list of critical minerals published due to a Trump Executive order in May, 2018. It would be a critical situation for us if the supply chains of these minerals were disrupted. #China already has a big leg up and Russia is following.

usgs.gov/news/interior-…
Lithium is used primarily in batteries, such as those in electric cars and for solar panel use.

Notice how this goes right back to the #GreenScam that Democrats are pushing and in which Russia and China are also involved.

latimes.com/environment/st…
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Did you know: The cornerstone principle of the global warming theory, anthropogenic global warming (AGW), is built on the premise that significant increases of modern era human-induced CO2 emissions have acted to unnaturally warm Earth’s atmosphere #ThursdayThoughts Cont..
But It is scientifically impossible to distinguish the difference between volcanic CO2 and human-induced CO2.. So how did they Establish this AGW? #ThursdayThoughts
They used Terrance Gerlach’s volcanic CO2 calculation which is based on just 7 actively erupting land volcanoes and three actively erupting ocean floor hydrothermal vents. #ThursdayThoughts
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THREAD: In a new study in @nature we present a way to avoid the bias that burdens future generations and the risky strategies that current #climate change mitigation pathways suffer from.

A #climatetwitter explainer

#Fridays4Future #ClimateStrike #ParisAgreement

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Existing #ClimateChange scenarios focus on reaching a target in 2100

but by doing so weirdly suggest that the best way to achieve a #climate target is to delay action first, miss it over the next decades, and then to try to make up for it later

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This puts put a disproportionate burden on future generations, who:
-will suffer higher #climate impacts in their lives
-are burdened with later cleaning up the mess by actively pulling #CO2 out of the air

This strategy is very risky and can be avoided

#Fridays4Future
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Lord James of Blackheath has been threatened with the police, told to retract the comments he made in the House of Lords on EU Defence Union, and is facing demands to resign and remain silent on the issue from now on.
ukcolumn.org/article/hero-b…
"European Union Defence plans are associated with the eventual formation of a European Federal State. Under the current system of unaccountable governance, an unelected oligarchy. A nation state that contracts out its defence has ceased to be."
ukcolumn.org/series/eu-mili…
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1/7 One of the zaniest #carbontax stories I've seen yet

Now, any cabinet featuring the likes of Seamus O'Regan & Maryam Monsef will have competition at the bottom of the talent pyramid

But McKenna's botching of the carbon tax file is something special

theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic…
2/7 We ALL knew McKenna was lying/unserious when she said there was no plan to raise carbon tax over $50/tonne

When it comes to carbon taxes there has always been a Liberal hidden agenda

But McKenna was so excited to break this promise, she couldn't wait for after Election Day
3/7 The fact is that - if saving the planet is the REAL goal -- the current Nordhaus-based modelling that the IPCC relies on requires a carbon tax of AT LEAST $135 per tonne.

That's over 25 cents/litre in NEW tax gas taxes. At minimum. IPCC says tax could go into the $1,000s!
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It's more than a little ironic that @andrewscheer would claim @JustinTrudeau & the Liberals just make stuff up given there's a veritable treasure trove of evidence that it's EXACTLY what he & his party do DAILY. This CANNOT continue to go unchallenged! #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #thread
Just a short while ago, I dissented a 3-tweet thread from his Comms Director that contained multiple falsehoods. #cdnpoli

Here's a parliament hill journo calling out one of your MANY falsehoods. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia

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Middle-class demolishing Senators Coons and Feinstein, oops ChiFi (especially since #China is in on this) are going to introduce a #CarbonTax in yet another push to force their #GreenScam upon us all.

As always, right in step with China’s 2050 world domination plan.
Note the article says the #CarbonTax is also supported by Republicans such as former Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz.

Well, here’s some digging into them and their SCAM from a previous thread I did:

They’re all in cahoots with each other: The UN, the EU, #Democrats, and #China.

Note how they described it as a money making opportunity.

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Some of them are companies that would stand to make MAJOR $ Profits for forcing this crap on everyone and some of them, like Shell, are literally in cahoots with #Russia regarding #ClimateChange.

Shell's been lobbying for a #CarbonTax and is partnered with Russia's #Gazprom.
And Russia, who has also been FUNDING many of the #ClimateChange and #GlobalWarming protests, would love nothing more than the US, their major oil competitor, to stop our dependence on oil.

Of course, the Democrat House has since deleted or moved this document, but here's a thread on it, thanks to @TheChiIIum

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Ahh... here's yet another link to the Democrats #GreenScam and #China.

#NorthCarolina Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready invested in Strata Solar to build solar farms in North Carolina and guess who Strata works with? None other than #Huawei.

#FollowTheMoney
Hypocrite Dan McCready is trying to FOOL PEOPLE into believing he wants to be tough on China, but don't fall for it.

He touted his investments in his own campaign ads in the past.

dailycaller.com/2019/05/28/dan…
This is just what I've been looking for #GreenScam "investment funds."

Dan McCready, along with partner Rye Barcott, a "green" investment company called Double Time Capital in 2013.

fortune.com/2017/02/22/mar…
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Alberta's on fire again. Another record breaker. Our slowest & stupidest (& our bought & paid for) will tell you it has nothing to do with a #ClimateCrisis. They're reckless, wrong & turning our land into an ashtray. Stop listening to them. THREAD #abpoli #cdnpoli #GentThreads
But don't take my word for it. Take the @globeandmail's:
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theglobeandmail.com/opinion/articl…
Don't listen to me. Listen to National Geographic /2 @natgeo nationalgeographic.com/environment/20…
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Now there are also #Republicans, along with some #BigOil cos that are lobbying for a Carbon TAX and pushing the #GreenScam.

Americans for Carbon Dividends, led by former #GOP Secretaries of State James Baker III and George Shultz & former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello Of PA.
This #GreenScam has been pushed by the EU and UN, and of course #China is also invoked. They all invested in this stuff already, and She’ll described as a “new business opportunity.”

archive.fo/G24jj
Shell claims it would rely on 3rd party auditors after being asked about lack of transparency and fraud.

LOL....Who? The likes of auditors such Deloitte, KPMB, etc who did such a great job with things such as #1MDB that they are now being investigated?

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So you want to change the world for the better?
A Saskatchewan version:
Step 1: turn 18 because you can't vote otherwise. Spend the first 18 years of your life without political influence unless you're an unusual character involved in party politics, student council and activism.
If you're not 18 this year, you're probably too late to take the lazy vote-only route. You have to take the lead like Greta.
Step 2, you write the local newspaper to express your concerns about there being less than #ElevenYears left to make at least 6.5% / year reductions to carbon emissions if we want to have a hope of surviving the climate crisis.
Your edited letter appears next to a columnist
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There's a seriously big turnout for climatologist David Phillips tonight at @NLGEOCENTRE. Let's hope he does some real talk on #climatechange. He's already given a pitch for #yyt + #windpower
Plenty of chuckles from the crowd about our crummy weather (wettest... windiest... etc) stats #nlwx
David talks about the transition
1) global warming
2) climate change
What's next? 3) atmospheric terrorism
#nlwx
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Your plan is to make life expensive. There has never been a single tax in history, that when imposed on its population, has made life more affordable...not one. #cdnpoli
Furthermore, your "climate" plan is to give tax dollars to multimillion $$ companies. See @cathmckenna latest spending announcement. Meanwhile the price of gas, diesel, jet fuel as well as home, business and commercial heating all go up. #cdnpoli
Exactly how does taking more $$ from people make life more affordable? It doesn't. It didn't work in BC with their carbon tax...it's not working in Alberta, and it certainly won't work nationwide. #cdnpoli
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I'm going to wait until tomorrow to fill up my tank. Every litre I pump without a carbon price is a litre my kids will have to pay for as they suck it out of the atmosphere. I pay my own way whenever I can, and that's why I'm glad to have a #CarbonTax. #cdnpoli
So yesterday I got frustrated with PC shenanigans and wrote this off-the-cuff response, and it blew up a bit.

While you're here, follow @KHayhoe for climate science facts, @David_Moscrop and @StewartPrest for #cdnpoli analysis, and of course @ElizabethMay for good politics.
Many more to mention, but my point is that I retweet smart people who know what they're talking about all day long, and it never gets this kind of attention. There ARE real facts and analysis out there, easily accessible. If you bear with me for a minute I'll summarize a bit:
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SCHEER CONSERVATIVES on PARIS AGREEMENT

House vote #119 October 5, 2016 was to adapt the #ParisAccord UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK.... which included #carbontax

The Conservatives voted NO

▶️ openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/119/
House vote #308 June 6 2017 was about meeting TARGETS of #ParisAccord

▶️ openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/308/

They voted Yes to meeting the TARGET as a good will gesture towards Environmental resp b/c a clean🌎 is in everyones interest.Committing 2 proposed targets isn't legally binding
#Scheer is still against Trudeau's dangerous #carbontax. He's been campaigning HARD on this.

Over a 1 1/2 yr and Scheer never committed to any fixed targets the LIBS incl Trudeau, Butts & McKenna have complained loudly about NO Commitment from Scheer
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Has anyone read the "Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends"? I'll paste it here. About 30 Nobel Laureate economists, 4 former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers have signed it this in favour of "#carbontax" (1)
Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends

Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action. Guided by sound economic principles, we are united in the following policy recommendations. (2)
I. A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions at the scale and speed that is necessary. (3)
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The carbon tax made me stop using my clothes dryer. I now rack dry, and my clothes don’t wear out as fast. The #carbontax is helping me save money!
Because of the #carbontax I think more about where things come from. That makes me look for more local product & support Alberta producers.
Because of the #carbontax I now walk more to local shops and support our local economy. Less Bug Box & more #ShopLocal
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THREAD: We wrapped @Davos #WEF19 today & I want to share my thoughts on the mood this year. Discussions focused on geopolitical & economic risks to the energy sector, #climatechange, optimism abt the pace & promise of technological innovation & outlook for clean energy.
Compared to 2018, the economic mood @Davos was more grim & subdued. Ongoing US-China trade dispute weighed heavily.. Many expect some resolution before March 2 deadline, but thorny issues in relationship will persist & China digging in for long-term. Brexit added to worries.
Last year’s lamenting by world leaders that the U.S. had withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement were replaced w/ deep concern that the U.S. has exited the world stage completely.
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I must respectfully disagree with my friend @SenJohnBarrasso ’s Op-Ed on the @nytimes.

I will explain why in this thread⬇️ nytimes.com/2018/12/18/opi…
1️⃣ The referendum result in Washington State looked like more relentless campaigning by the fossil fuel industry against #climate action;

without that industry onslaught, the #carbontax referendum there would probably have passed.

nytimes.com/2018/12/30/opi…
2️⃣ A #carbontax is not “expensive,” as in our proposals all the money goes back to the public.

Taxing #carbon moves energy markets toward cheaper renewables.
On balance, people save money.

Don’t forget that the savings from avoiding #climate catastrophes are immense.
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@MeetThePress seems to think we can control the weather...
Hey @JerryBrownGov if you leave all the kindling in the forest, expect fire moron.

It's not raking leaves you f*****g moron, it's clearing dead brush, AKA kindling, AKA fire starter.

Why not just start tossing crumpled up news paper into the forest? (same thing) Idiot.
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In a ridiculously simplified way, yes!
Taxing people to use resources required to live because they "pollute" is a sick lie! We cannot allow raw sewage dumps and uncontrolled littering and unnecessary pollution to continue to be a modern convenience b/c it's easier than caring.
We need proper incentives that allow people to actually save money on making changes that save energy/reduce emissions/save on residual bills so that they can spend in other areas... investments, businesses, education, vacation here and there.
Having people be able to invest or spend on commodities is what helps improve the economy. The more that hard working people have extra in their pocket, the more they are willing to put back into the whole economy, not forced to pay taxes destined to other countries.
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I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is 210,000 Ontario college students losing their funding.

thestar.com/politics/provi…

#onpoli #DougFord
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is minimum wage earners in Ontario losing a $2000 per year income increase.

huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/23/ont…

#onpoli #Bill148 #15andFairness
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is taking away the ability to take time off work if you or your child has been threatened with/experienced sexual, physical, or domestic assault.

thestar.com/opinion/contri…

#onpoli #Bill148 #DougFord
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