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With #LPC, we once again have jobs, seniors aren't terrified of losing all, millennials are buying homes+having kids b/c they feel they can afford them, reparations are being made for our transgressions to LBGTQ, 1stNations, etc, our flag is once again respected. #ChooseForward
Of course not perfect, but it's only been four years since the devastation Harper left us with. Harper, who never once apologized unless he was forced to by the courts+burned our reputation abroad. Don't toss our progress on dumb ideas cooked up by subreddits. #ChooseForward.
When I think of where we were as a nation in 2015, I can't believe what miracles #LPC achieved. We were so deep in the hole we could not see light. And look at our economy, our reputation in the world, our renewed confidence at home. #TeamTrudeau is dancing at our Pride FFS.
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Thread: #XR isnt about climate

Stuart Basden Co-founder Extinction Rebellion says XR not about Climate (that's just a symptom of a toxic system that has infected the ways we relate to each other as humans and to all life)"

XR is about #decolonialism…
XR about #decolonialism: Basden says "how European ‘civilisation’ spread around the globe thru cruelty & violence over the last 600 years of colonialism, where the roots of the infections go much further back"
Basden #XR: "#Europeans spread their toxicity around the world, they brought torture, genocide, carnage & suffering to the ends of the earth. Their cultural myths justified the horrors, idea that indigenous people were animals (not humans)"
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I have a lot to say, announce or rant on here right now.
Back on Reddit there was a shakedown in the pwned sub's adminship that saw first an incompetent one then eventually a quite draconian one coming to power in whom the latter had subverted this place with many metaphorical book burnings, looking from before up till now.
Speaking about the first incompetent one he talked about turning the whole subreddit into a gaming place, which angered a lot of users.…
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Late last week, @WildEarthGuard, @PSRenvironment, @westernlaw filed new lawsuit challenging #Trump Administration's failure to account for #climate impacts of selling #publiclands for #fracking,…
Latest suit comes on heels of huge court win last March.

Federal judge ruled feds violated law by failing to disclose regional and national #climate emissions associated with federal oil and gas leasing,…
In ruling, federal judge ordered halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres of #publiclands in #Wyoming.…
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Dear .@Cathmckenna yesterday I allowed my rage to take over when I saw both you & .@JustinTrudeau tweeting about #GretaThunberg & #climatestrikecanada #ClimateStrike.

Your work & this moment in history deserves more compassionate & thoughtful response, so here it is: THREAD
@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I admire your strength & commitment and as a woman who is attacked & threatened for my work I appreciate what you have been going through.

As a Canadian I also appreciate the coal phase out, the price on pollution & other elements of your climate platform but.../2

@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I knocked on doors in the last elxn to help this govt get elected b/c I was so horrified by the lost decade of climate inaction in Canada under the Harper govt & I believed you when you promised prorep, climate test for pipelines, stronger targets science based policy & UNDRIP/3
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#UNGA2019 #ModiUNGASpeech
Summary of Modiji's speech:
Quoted 3000 year old Tamil poet:"Yaadhum oore, Yaavarum keelir"
Quoted Vivekananda on his Chicago conference: "Harmony and speech"
"India has given budhdh and not yudhdh"
He started by saying, world's largest democracy++
has elected him.
1) Then worlds largest financial inclusion, Jan dhan,
2) water for 15 crore houses,
3) building of 2 crore new houses,
4) largest health assurance scheme,
5) eradicate TB from India before 2030
6) India works for the world, "jan Kalyan se Jag kalyan"++
7) India is upto to world challenges. On Global warming he said, India's per capita emissions is the lowest and is showing leadership in #climate action:
a) 450 GW for RE
b) Banning single use plastic
c) Developing coalition of disaster resilience infra (CDRI) for climate++
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With brand new epilogue: Dear Greta.

#climate #climatechange
#ClimateChange thread

The most sober & pragmatic analysis I've seen is from Citi, showing the benefits of clean solutions outweigh costs.

But that's the business side.

Sadly, the political rhetoric is now unhinged, exaggerated, irresponsible hysteria.…
1) Greta says "people are dying". Not exactly. Deaths from natural disasters have plummeted over past 100 years.

2) Greta says capitalism is the problem when its driven down pollution by subbing gas for oil/coal, driven innovation lowering solar, wind, battery & other alt costs.
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The German government unveiled a major policy package to combat #climate change. The subsequent discussion in the German media shows the huge political and economic cost of a simple-minded focus on #carbon pricing – it’s the 1980s all over again! A Thread @BMF_Bund @JWMason1
The policy package contains a mix of mainly sensible measures: A slowly increasing carbon price, public investment (public trains), subsidies for switching to green technology, transfers to compensate “losers”, and a plan to move out of coal energy.
What happened in the subsequent media discussion is very interesting. As expected, there was critique of certain transfers and subsidies that some groups did not like (“waste of money”). Also, the opposition parties were critical – no surprise here.
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Twitter Family, I had a wonderful, peaceful trip with Black American women to Ghana, followed by a productive, solo artist retreat, only to return to the USA and see two Black women in my city of #Pittsburgh being brutally beaten by FOUR MEN @ExxonMobil!…
We are still gathering the facts; but based on what has been reported so far, one woman pumped $17 worth of gas⛽️ but noticed the pump was leaking. She went inside the @exxonmobil (at 2501 Brighton Street, 15212), to report it and was rudely dismissed by employees. #Pittsburgh
An employee claimed the woman had not paid. The situation at the @exxonmobil turned violent and at least four men of apparently foreign origin, are viciously beating two Black American women in the head, slamming and hitting them on the ground, etc. Completely unacceptable!
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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

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

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

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1/ Clean energy thread time:

Yesterday the #Hydrogen Study for British Columbia was released. The Study makes a compelling case for clean H2 to achieve its 2050 GHG reduction targets…

#bcpoli #climate #energytwitter
2/ Interest in #hydrogen as a clean energy source has gone through peaks and valleys over the past 30 years. But, this time is different. The role for H2 is critical as a low-carbon energy carrier to address difficult to decarbonize end-uses.
3/ The promise of #hydrogen in the province is summarized nicely:
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mini-THREAD on a new debate between @KevinClimate and myself in @nature's @NatureNV column on the role of integrated assessment models (IAMs) in #climate strategies which inform much of @IPCC_CH recommendations. #climatetwitter #energytwitter 1/3
.@KevinClimate argues IAMs accelerate climate policy failure by promoting technocratic solutions & detracting attention from necessary social change. I respond that IAMs are indispensable to analyse driving forces of climate change & the scale of transformations needed 2/3
Both technocratic and social solutions can be represented in IAMs, but whether it is more feasible to deploy massive negative emissions or to radically change lifestyles should be established by disciplines other than IAMs. 3/3
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Environment Canada removed 70 years of recorded weather data from its climate change website
For the period 1950-2005 the Canadian Govt uses climate modeling instead the actual temperature readings to prove climate change
#ClimateBrawl #mckennamustgo
All data from 1850 to 1949 was deleted after Environment Canada concluded it did not like the data
For the period 1950-2005 observed data is not used but 24 computer simulations is the data set
The historical data at EC is not observed historical data it is modeled historic data
The highest recorded temp from every Province (except BC) is omitted at

July 5, 1937Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan45.0 °C (113 °F)
July 11 and 12, 1936St. Albans, Manitoba44.4 °C (112 °F)
July 16 and 17, 1941Lillooet, British Columbia44.4 °C (112 °F)
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🎉Today marks the start of the our launch week! 🎉 We'd like to introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about what we do.

We research the social science of #ClimateAction

We're a partnership between @cardiffuni @uniofeastanglia @UniOfYork @OfficialUoM & @ClimateOutreach. 1/5
We're funded by @ESRC and our work focuses on four challenging areas which have substantial #climate impacts, but which have so far proven difficult to change:

🥕Food and Diet
🌡️Heating and Cooling
🛒Material Consumption

We set out to align the positive outcomes of action on #ClimateChange with those in other domains like #health and #wellbeing.

We want to identify actions that provide other #cobenefits – like cleaner air, lower bills, or fairer communities.

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Starting from 1 October, Flemish civil servants are forbidden to take the plane for work trips of less than 500 km or 6 hours travel over land…

# Legislation and historical development :

* Proposals of 23 October 2017 […] by @JorisVDBroucke, Bruno Tobback @sp_a and @JohanDanen @groen and 4 july 2018 […] @JorisVDBroucke @IngridPira1 @NadiaSminate
@ward_kennes, pointing at 👇
- responsibility of aviation for +- 5 % of emissions
- only 2-8 % of external "costs" are internalized for short and long distance flights
- no measures taken on EU or international level to reduce emissions
- EU ETS does not apply
- flights 20 times more impact than flights

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. @IITEInstitut will host #GlobalGoalsJam in #Mogadishu, it will bring creatives,activists & changemakers from🇸🇴2 discuss &develop local solutions 2 #climate neutrality & #Sustainability challenges. It will be great momnt for #Mogadishu & 80 other cities across the 🌎.
Note: This event will be the first time of its its kind ever held right here in #Mogadishu. Thank you @IITEInstitute .
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Ever since I interviewed Kerry Emanuel at the onset of the 2018 #hurricane season, I've been showing some of the results of his team's downscaling approach that, combined with model simulations, can yield projected return periods for outlier cyclone events.

At my public outreach and educational presentations, I've shown how a hurricane like Irma at 180 MPH approaching Barbuda, a 1-in-800 year event, could have its return period reduced to 1-in-80 years by the end of this century. Similarly ...

A hurricane like María at 155 MPH approaching Puerto Rico, a 1-in-200 year event, could have a return period of 1-in-20 years by late this century.

I'm sure some of my followers that have seen my presentations in person recall me showing these slides.

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1/31. ~ Nov 2, 1922 The Artic ocean is warming up, icebergs growing scarce, seals finding water too hot

#ClimateChange #Climate #GlobalWarmth #ClimateHoax
2/31. ~ Sep 29, 1939: Scientists confirm, since 1910 the rise of winter temperatures has amounted to 16 degrees.

#ClimateChange #Climate #GlobalWarmth #ClimateHoax
3/31. ~ Dec 17, 1939 Glaciers Melting over Greenland

#ClimateChange #Climate #GlobalWarmth #ClimateHoax
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Manipulation of procedures, lack of transparency (when the rules require it), dragged out debates to confuse or tire members and blatant violation of rules.

After chair vote, I got 4 different reasons why they switched from paper to digital ballots minutes before vote from DNC
Reminder: Ellison came up a couple votes short of Perez on 1st ballot, triggering 2nd ballot. In btwn both campaigns were to receive list of votes from 1st ballot (to lobby members in btwn ballots). Ellison camp never got it. Later reports showed Obama called members btwn votes.
There were more tactical games played that adversely affected Ellison.

Members of Ellisons team had been hired to lobby. It's normal. But they had no lists to use.

DNC comms leadership said "it would've taken too long and required more staff to count the names between ballots"
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Trump rips Fed: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Powell or China's Xi? #EndThe #Fed…
#QAnon #FridayFeeling
The Federal Reserve act of 1913 #EndTheFed
How the bankers took complete control of our money system
The Federal Reserve is not Federal-it's privately owned commercial banks

#QAnon #FridayFeeling
Alan Greenspan "Federal Reserve is an independent agency"- No agency of the gov. can overrule the actions of the Fed!🐍
Federal Reserve says they are above the law #EndTheFed
When will the Federal Reserve be taken down for illegally taking control of our money in 1913?
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