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At #ClimateJustice panel at #CountdowntoCOP there is recognition that the UK govt has taken on the discourse, but we wait to see the action. Across audience a recognition on the need to centre climate justice in #COP26 & beyond. I am looking forward to hear reflections on #gender
@HarpreetKPaul, an expert on #lossanddamage shares concerns about the lack of movement on the #WIM at a time where #disasters are leaving countries & communities in the global south increasingly & unfairly indebted. We have a moral imperative - #MichaelGove said it himself today
Nick Robins @GRI_LSE & from finance sector explains there is now broad agreement in sector that #ClimateJustice is the right thing to do, AND the necessary thing. #justtransitions must be led by all industries, communities&citizens. Place-based dimension is v.important even in UK
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The current #ColdWave spell in #Pakistan isn't normal!

Dr Ghulam Rasool, Regional Prog. Manager @icimod, M. Riaz, DG @pmdgov and @atsheikh blame #ClimateChange & #Smog for the prolonged #ColdWave spell in #Pakistan.

My latest for @TheNewsonSunday

thenews.com.pk/tns/detail/610…
@icimod @pmdgov @atsheikh @TheNewsonSunday @Ajazaly @deb_comms @MaximShrestha @julienmh @UNDP_Pakistan @hnaqikhan @tahirrasheed92 @SamanIqbal3 @MattSwaine @viewmagazine Muhammad Riaz DG @pmdgov "The impacts of climate change are evident in the current cold wave episode. (&) Smog led to the formation of N02 (which) was converted to ozone (O3), (blocking) the solar radiation, due to which the day temperature was very close to night temperature.”
@icimod @pmdgov @atsheikh @TheNewsonSunday @Ajazaly @deb_comms @MaximShrestha @julienmh @UNDP_Pakistan @hnaqikhan @tahirrasheed92 @SamanIqbal3 @MattSwaine @viewmagazine Dr Ghulam Rasul, Regional Prog. Manager @icimod, “For past few decades, the monsoon season has been starting early or late. The last 2 decades happened to be the warmest stretch & climate variability & change highly affected winter and summer weather patterns.”
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My commentary on the #GE2020 manifestos. Firstly, instead of the #OneFuture #ClimateAction asks that @CAugustenborg and Prof. John Sweeney looked at, I assessed the parties against the 2019 Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action Report data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/…

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I had to revise the criteria a bit to make the analysis work alongside @OneFutureIre, and comparable with Cara's and John's. Here is my framework: drive.google.com/file/d/16NrOOZ…
My scores were roughly in line with the other two experts. But this means that the big parties @fiannafailparty @FineGael that scored badly with 'E' grades did not wholly stand by the climate commitments they made in 2019, as part of a landmark cross-party consensus.
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/cQfYSTI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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By now you've seen the news: BlackRock made a major climate announcement this week.

But what does it mean?

What's the good, the meh, and the missing for #ClimateAction and our work to #StopTheMoneyPipeline?

We lay out out here -> blackrocksbigproblem.com/post/our-in-de…

& in this🧵1/
tl;dr: It's a major shift for BlackRock, which previously had failed to take meaningful action on climate, and is a very important step in the right direction as the world faces increasing risk from climate change.

And BLK still has to do more cuz we're in a #climatecrisis! 2/
On to the details.

First announcement: Coal divestment.

BlackRock will move companies with 25% or higher revenue from thermal coal production out of all actively managed funds and all ESG funds.

What we like about this: Coal is dead! It's time BLK got with the program. 3/
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@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox Thanks for the response. I think we are largely on same page here. I do agree that there are big issues w papal history/messaging (fell out w Catholic church myself for similar reasons as a teen), & the IPCC does state that popn growth is a contributing factor to cc.

At the
@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox same time I agree w Ginny that it is a wise to be prudent when discussing the population issue bc:

1. there is an established history of issues going waaay back of ppl w racist / nativist agendas looking to use overpopulation as leverage for implementing amoral control measures
@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox that range fm impinging on civil liberties to draconian eco fascist strategies:
* an example fm 60s is Garrett Hardin (who was also partially wrong about much of his famed tragedy of the commons ideas (as shown by Elinor Ostrom)) splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
* I’m not sure
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Great read in @nytimes by @NathanielRich, focusing on the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of #climatechange.

#ClimateEmergency #climateaction #climate

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
"More carbon has been released into the atmosphere since the final day of the #Noordwijk conference, Nov. 7, 1989, than in the entire history of civilization preceding it."
"By the end of the 21st century, scientists predict that Switzerland could face a temperature increase of five degrees Fahrenheit because of climate change; by then, a majority of central #Switzerland’s glaciers will have disappeared."
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Greens in Austria plan to form coalition govt with Conservatives. This shows the challenges thrown up by PR🤔A choice between blocking a far-right govt but accepting some nasty policies & agreeing #ClimateAction while sacrificing ideological purity [1/7] bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
So, before defenders of FPTP jump up, let’s look at what Greens in govt means.
🚫Countering advances of the far-right
🇪🇺 Pro-European rather than anti-European (unlike last govt)
🌞Push to make Austria a pioneer on tackling the #ClimateEmergency [2/7]
Specifically on #ClimateChange
✅Introducing a ‘climate check’ on all legislation
✅Investment of €2bn into local/regional transport
✅€3/day annual Austria-wide public transport ticket
✅Switch entire power supply to renewables by 2030 & end oil and coal in heating [3/7]
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Where are we?

1. Trump is impeached.

2. He just announced that he can do ANYTHING he wants without consulting Congress. He can ignore a subpoena and any US laws.

3. He just said he can commit troops to any assassination or act of war WITHOUT consulting or notifying Congress.
Where are we? <continued>

4. Trump is quietly gutting tax law while Americans are distracted, simultaneously bankrupting the country and setting up the #oligarchy !

5. Trump is creating one of the largest deficits and adding many trillions of dollars to the national debt.
Where are we? <continued>

6. Trump's war on science continues (more ignorance) ... especially attacks on #ClimateAction attempts, almost as if he's trying to accelerate #GlobalWarming !

7. Trump lies about protecting the environment, simultaneously removing all protection.
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I no longer have patience with CLIMATE science deniers. They and the fossil fuel industry have delayed #ClimateAction for three decades. Now, my country, my second homeland, is on fire. All of it. Every single state. Precious wildlife vanquished. Human life lost. Homes destroyed.
2/ Forests devastated. Kangaroo Island is burning to the ground, along w/ some of the world’s oldest, most unique, irreplaceable species. Our fires are NOT normal. They are driven by global warming and #ClimateChange. World, please hear our cry: We are the canary in the coal mine
3/ Australia is a warning about the #ClimateCrisis gripping our planet. Deniers, step aside and let the rest of us do the work to reverse the damage humans have done to our environment. Lives are at risk. I, for one, am no longer standing by while you stifle efforts to reign
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Horrific #Bushfires 🔥 are burning in every Australian state. No wonder people are angry + despairing about lack of action on the #ClimateCrisis

But w/out glossing over tragedy, here's a list of things happening right now in Australia that inspire me.
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Australia is installing #RenewableEnergy at an amazing rate DESPITE federal govt resistance. We're on track to have ~ 30% renewable energy by 2021. Imagine what could happen with fed govt support!
theconversation.com/australia-is-t…
The ACT is now on 100% renewable energy as of Jan 1st 🌞🌬️
sbs.com.au/news/australia…
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The list of truly fundamental needs for human life is a short one.

Food is on that list.

▶️This is how climate change impacted crops in 2019◀️

This is terrifying.

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food #2019InReview
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*North America*

#UnitedStates:
The midwest was plagued with heavy rain, leading to flooding & causing major challenges with corn, soybeans & other crops nyti.ms/2swW95K

This was widely documented by farmers themselves: #noplant19

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food
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This caused investors to revisit their investments: bit.ly/2te9XSM

Impacts spanned the Midwest and beyond, including Wisconsin bit.ly/2rLv2nm, Indiana bit.ly/30cfPIk, ...

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food #2019InReview
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2019 has been kind of a banner year for municipal climate action. In the spirit of year-end reminiscing, here are my top twenty developments at the U.S. cities-law-climate-mitigation nexus. 🧵 in no particular order. 1/22
@ColumbiaClimate @leagueofcities @c40cities @ICLEI_USA @theUSDN @CarbnNtrlCities @RockyMtnInst @WRIRossCities They peaked emissions: 10 U.S. cities have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions. This means that not only are emissions in these cities on the decline, but they can share their hard-earned wisdom with others targeting net zero. More from @c40cities 2/22 c40.org/press_releases…
@ColumbiaClimate @leagueofcities @c40cities @ICLEI_USA @theUSDN @CarbnNtrlCities @RockyMtnInst @WRIRossCities They went big: a big challenge merits a big goal, @A2GOV is meeting the task before it, setting a pace-setting target of carbon neutrality by 2030. Would love to see a little friendly competition among U.S. cities in 2020! 3/22 mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
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The perfect Christmas read to prepare you for #ClimateAction in the year to come. So much wisdom, inspiring history & examples of people fighting today for our collective future. Made me cry the good type of tears! Merry Xmas family & bring on 2020 #ClimateTwitter
"This is the time to do what scares us. Rather than being individualistic, humans are actually so social that it’s hard to be different from the pack — even if the pack is heading over the falls. But fear doesn’t have to kill us. Fear can be exhilarating." #ClimateEmergency
"Choose people in your life who are gutsier than you, more willing to take risks, and absorb that from them and be courageous yourself. That is what this moment calls for." @fmlappe
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The @BrownUniversity @climatedevlab is investigating 10 #utilities historically dedicated to #climatedenial and opposing #climateaction. (1/8)
These companies are part of a tight-knit historical cohort of #coal #rail and #utility companies, three carbon-intensive industries that have driven the extraction, transportation, generation of American #dirtyenergy. (2/8)
Our research found that many of the same large coal & rail companies have been doing business with the profiled utilities — again & again. (3/8)
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WATCH LIVE: Young activists are at #COP25 to launch a new declaration on child rights and climate change. uni.cf/2sVg4ew

#MyPlanetMyRights
Right now, we’re launching a new declaration urging governments to include children and young people in climate change policy. The climate crisis is a child rights crisis. Learn more. 👇

#MyPlanetMyRights

uni.cf/cop-25
Normally adults help their children avoid putting their futures at risk.

The adults today are doing the exact opposite.

Theo, 17, from Ireland at #COP25 today.

#MyPlanetMyRights
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The thing that scares me most in #wpgpoli lately? The mass exodus I see happening. Young women who are out there doing the hard work that's needed to make our city/province/world better, and so many are considering leaving #Winnipeg.
They're feeling like their hope is waining. The city is working on a 4 year budget that will cut everything we need to improve to the bone. When you put your whole soul into progressing, it's hard to see such huge steps BACK being taken.
It's easy to say "stay here and make it better". But when a 4 year austerity budget looms, it makes you wonder if this is where your energy should be.
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A new thread as #COP25 begins.
I am totally fed up with the messages about 1.5C or 2 C warming
And fed up with the "Lalaland" way of thinking that "we are about to cut emissions"
So i decided to sum up the data i have..to call this BULLSHIT
It's time for all to WAKE UP
Please RT
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Let's have a look at every sector emitting Co2 or methane
Nature
NEW FACTS
tropical forests co2 capture ended
nature.com/articles/s4147…
Soil not capturing co2
 nytimes.com/2019/01/23/cli…
nature.com/articles/s4158…
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Global fossil CO₂ emissions set to grow a slow 0.6% in 2019 [range: -0.2% to +1.5%] with robust growth in oil & natural gas, but a slight decline in coal.

#CarbonBudget #COP25 #ClimateAction globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/i…

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We project global coal, oil, & gas emissions for 2019
* Natural gas up 2.6% [+1.3% to +3.9%], driving >50% of growth since 2012
* Oil up 0.9% [+1.3% to +3.9%] continuing trends
* Coal down -0.9% [-2.0% to +0.2%] continuing its woes
#CarbonBudget #COP25 rdcu.be/bYf1O

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By region
* China +2.6% [+0.7% to +4.4%], GDP vs stimulus
* USA -1.7% [-3.7% to +0.3%], coal -10%
* EU28 -1.7% [-3.4% to +0.1%], coal -10%
* India +1.8% [+0.7% to +3.7%], big monsoon, weak economy
* Others +0.5% [-0.8% to +1.8%], weak economy
#COP25 rdcu.be/bYf1O

3/
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Safeguarding human health from #ClimateChange impacts 🌪️🌊🔥🌞 is more urgent than ever, yet most countries are not acting fully on their own plans to achieve this, according to the WHO first global snapshot of progress on climate change & health 👉bit.ly/2YdhTPO #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC The most common #ClimateChange sensitive health risks identified by countries:
🌞heat stress
🌪️injury or death from extreme weather events
🦟 food, water and vector-borne diseases (such as cholera, dengue or malaria).

bit.ly/2YdhTPO #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC Countries are increasingly prioritising #ClimateChange & health, with half of the 101 countries surveyed having developed a national health & climate change strategy or plan. bit.ly/2YdhTPO #COP25
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WHO and the global health community call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to deliver an ambitious #COP25.

Here 5 recommendations to boost #ClimateAction & protect our health 👉 bit.ly/HealthCOP25
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres 1⃣Commit to save lives, cut carbon emissions & clean air

#AirPollution kills over 7 million people a year.
2/3 of outdoor air pollution is from burning fossil fuels. Governments can clean air & save lives by bringing down the CO2 emissions that are driving #ClimateChange. #COP25
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres Following the @UN #ClimateAction summit, over 50 national & 80 subnational governments have committed to achieve WHO Air Quality Guideline values & align their climate and air quality policies by 2030.

Act Now: Join the Clean Air Initiative 👉bit.ly/2mEAIfV #COP25
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Hey Twitter: Is there a place where all jobs related to #ClimateAction are posted? I'm getting a lot of emails from people wanting to commit themselves to climate work full time. Which is great! And be thrilled if there's a centralized source to direct folks too.
Looks like this is one good resource. Thanks @Lydia_Beeyoobee! community.iisd.org/climate-change…
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My analysis on potential #runawayclimatechange and the #IPCC goal of 1.5-2C target
And why/how i expect nasty surprises soon
First, a chart with trend lines showing warming speeding up
#methane #permafrost #arctic #antarctica
#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #gretathunberg
A few charts showing #breakout of temperatures, or potential #runawayclimatechange in 2019, from #alaska to #california or #europe
#ClimateAction #climatechange #gretathunberg
Why warmer soon? several factors
1/ the SUN
Sun is waking up, with solar spots appearing , and the solar minimum period is ending , with a weak solar maximum expected in 2023 .
Lagging time: 4 years
#sun #solarcycle #solarminimum

spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/11/02/sol…
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The Road Map to Environmental Action is kicking off @SwanseaTownHall. #ParkHP residents are designing a community action plan to tackle the climate crisis. "We're trying to change the world," says Sarah Doucette, former Ward 13 city councillor and founder of @Green13Toronto. A poster saying A brochure with
The event runs from 7-9pm at 95 Lavinia Ave. It's a nearly full room and the event will be starting a minutes late.
Attendees are ticking their priorities for climate action on the local, provincial and national scale.
#TOpoli #ONpoli #cdnpoli
#climateaction #ClimateCrisis BuildingsTransportationFood and agriculture
Its not a #ParkHP event without a bit of heckling, provided tonight by someone who thinks Sarah Doucette, as a former politician, should not be MC. Sarah responds "everyone is political" + that she is MCing tonight as a member of Green13.
Tonight's hashtag is #ParkHP4Climate
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