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"We depend on our planet for everything we are and everything we have.
The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink.
#ClimateChange strikes at the heart of what it means to be human"-@DrTedros at #PIF2019 🇹🇻
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO "We must work to mitigate the root causes of #ClimateChange. By 2030, we want to see a world in which all countries will be reducing their carbon emissions. This will protect the most vulnerable from climate risks, & deliver large health benefits"-@DrTedros at #PIF2019 🇹🇻
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "WHO #ClimateChange & health in SIDS initiative has four goals:
-Amplify the voices of SIDS health & political leaders
-Gather the evidence for investment in climate change & health
-Prepare for climate risks
-Facilitate access to climate & health financing"-@DrTedros at #PIF2019
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“Unless we address noncommunicable diseases with the urgency of an outbreak, the NCDs epidemic will take a toll for decades to come. I commend #Tonga for their efforts to #BeatNCDs by increasing taxes on tobacco, alcohol, sugary drinks & other harmful foods"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"I commend you for strengthening services for those who suffer, both at the hospital and at the health centers. We need to collaborate with other governments and communities who face the same challenges to #BeatNCDs"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
"WHO is starting to provide support to the Government of #Tonga on two projects targeting children: one on ending childhood obesity and the other on health-promoting schools. It’s vital that we teach our children healthy habits when they are young"-@DrTedros in 🇹🇴
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This is an important conversation that nobody seems to be having. @MohamedNasheed’s sovereign nation fund needs to be back on the agenda, I think. If the unthinkable happens, which the scientists studying climate change think it will, then Maldivians are in a lot of trouble.
How does the entire population of a country who have been made into climate refugees get back to any sort of normal life after the events? Most ppl's income sources are deeply tied to the geography of Maldives - tourism/resorts and landlords/real estate. All of it will be gone.
A lot of people lack the necessary skills, education to thrive in a modern world in the event of forced migration or relocation in the worst case scenario. In such an event, families would get broken up due to circumstances out of control of the people being impacted.
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"WHO is committed to the people of the Pacific. We have 194 Member States. Every single one is important, because every single person is important. In the @GlobalGoalsUN, we have committed to leave no one behind. That is a promise that I take very seriously"-@DrTedros #PHMM2019
@GlobalGoalsUN @DrTedros @WHOWPRO "I heard a recurring set of themes about the challenges you are facing:
-#ClimateChange
-Noncommunicable diseases
-Health security
-Weak #PrimaryHealthCare
Each of these challenges is addressed in the Triple Billion targets in WHO’s five-year strategic plan"-@DrTedros #PHMM2019
@GlobalGoalsUN @DrTedros @WHOWPRO "Although you are the least responsible for #ClimateChange, you are among the most at risk. The world is facing a climate crisis and the Pacific is on the front line"-@DrTedros at #PHMM2019
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UK bridges carry big messages about one of the biggest contributors of environmental destruction and no... it isn’t the industry you think it may be.

#banner4change #bannerforchange
You can’t have failed to hear about climate activist Greta Thunberg, a 16‐year‐old school girl making her voice heard for climate justice amongst our most powerful leaders and politicians.

#bannerforchange #EarthOvershootDay
Despite the awareness she’s created, many feel the response is too slow, ‘criminal’ even, given the emergency of the situation, with groups such as Extinction Rebellion blasting the inaction of those in charge..

#banner4change #climatechange
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The #GreenNewDeal is a NON-biding Resolution🤨👉The #OFFAct is an actual Bill
"@AOC was one of the 1st Congressional candidates to pledge to support @TulsiGabbard's #OFFAct, IF SHE GOT ELECTED" ~@mschlos from @foodandwater
ALL WE GOT😡👉CRICKETS
foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/climat…
#Tulsi2020
#TulsiGabbard is the ONLY candidate & in Congress that has put forward comprehensive legislation how we ethically get to 100% renewable energy by 2035:
foodandwaterwatch.org/news/rep-tulsi…👈#OFFAct

#ClimateAction #Tulsi2020🌺#GND
#GND combines a vision of renewable energy w/ good paying jobs & social equity. The backbone for what must be inc. in any #GND exists in the form of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (#OFFAct), which was introduced in Sep 2017 by @TulsiGabbard👇 foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/climat…
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Delighted to be an observer at @irishcongress #BDC19 this morning as they debate motions on #ClimateAction and #JustTransition and a keynote address from Mary Robinson. Government plan is hopelessly weak on Just Transition, compared to #JOCCA report. We need a Task Force now.
Speaking to @irishcongress #BDC19 Mary Robinson praises @GretaThunberg for speaking so directly and quotes her:
“We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground and we need to focus on equity.”
Are you listening @LeoVaradkar, @RichardbrutonTD and @SeanCanney?
Mary Robinson sets out 3 steps for people taking #ClimateAction. First, take personal ownership and action. She says again she has become a pescatarian, still eating fish but giving up meat. @irishcongress #BDC19
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The business of the state is not done until significant #climateaction is in place. Cap-and-invest is not dead for 2019. It’s what we voted for. Thousands of Oregonians, from every corner of our state, call on our elected leaders for a special session to pass this bill. #ORleg
Bold action is necessary for our state to combat and prepare for the #climatecrisis. Make no mistake, Senate Republicans are coming back under their terms after walking out on Oregon’s children twice this year. This is not how our democracy is supposed to work. #ORpol
Continuing to capitulate to demands of a small minority, which has taken our legislature hostage, will only lead to more of the same because there are no consequences. It was never just about a climate protection bill, but a long list of Senate GOP demands and grievances.
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At the @cityofsydney we want you, the people who live, work & visit Sydney, to help us shape the city’s future: that’s what #SustainableSydney2050 is about. I’m at Town Hall with about 500 people to further the plan today, part of 18months of consultation on our city, our future.
As Lord Mayor @CloverMoore just said, we don’t want to just react. We want to lead. We want our community to be prepared & resilient to face a changing world.

Our cities can be engines for Inclusion & sustainability, but business-as-usual won’t get us there. #ourcityourfuture
But we *do* need to recognise our enormous privilege & out-sized impact. Megan Flynn from @Earthwatch_Aus tells us, in most of the world, July 29 is the day we “use up” our sustainable allocation of natural resources.

In Australia, that date is March 31. #ourcityourfuture
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Freedom for who? 🇺🇸🦅

Freedom for Puerto Ricans who lost their lives after Hurricane Maria?

Freedom for Nebraskans who has their homes flooded last week?

Freedom for indigenous Alaskans forced to relocate their village due to rising seas?

#FreedomGas
forbes.com/sites/jamesell…
And that's just the Americans.... 🇺🇸🦅🌎

Freedom for the people of #Tuvalu whose country could drown?

Freedom for Australian farmers whose cattle die from drought?

Freedom for the Mozambiquan villagers rebuilding after #CycloneIdai?

#FreedomMolecules
forbes.com/sites/jamesell…
Let's have a quick look at all the freedom being spread by #FreedomGas!

3,000 #PuertoRicans killed by #HurricaneMaria

edition.cnn.com/2018/08/29/us/…
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#TheResistance🤬🌎

💥Trump’s changing how Govt #Climate Agencies report results!All 4 $$$ 4 BIG OIL🏭

Astonishing article.He’s KILLING THE EARTH 4 GENERATIONS 😢🥀

#TrumpFakeScience #ClimateChange #SaveTheEarth

#Trump Admin #Attacks #ClimateScience-NYT apple.news/AHPORDARiQk642…
This is the thickness of the #EarthsAtmosphere from pictures I took during one of #NASA’s Live Feeds from the #ISS!Trump wants to change how #Climate data is shown to Americans so that releasing CO2 looks less dangerous then it actually is #ClimateChange #ClimateAction is needed!
Here’s one reality, we should be spending more money to stay on Earth than planning to leave to go to Mars because Earth’s Atmosphere is no longer viable to sustain life. Research is important but Mars Doesn’t Have an Atmosphere. Millions of people can’t live there in 125 years‼️
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The #Earth has already warmed by more than 1 °C due to #ClimateChange. Looking at our common home from space, we can witness the impacts in real-time. Thread. 1/10 🌎
We see that #wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense, like here in California. 2/10
(Image: @esa @Astro_Alex)
Or here in Sweden (in 2018). 3/10
(Image: @esa)
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A bazillion times this.
While researching my investigative piece on #ClimateChange for @damemagazine, I interviewed families whose kids had died or nearly died from the impact of environmental racism.
This isn't some future event.
This is r
now.
Half the Midwest is underwater.
I wrote about who is leading on #ClimateChange. Also, every woman running supports the #GND. Biden claiming the working class do not is false--many working-class women are leading #ClimateAction.
https://www.damemagazine.com2019/04/02/climate-change-is-a-feminist-issue/
Here's the correct link: damemagazine.com/2019/04/02/cli…
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Remember the #integrityInitiative and the Institute for Statecraft? integrityinitiative.net Are we being manipulated again by the people behind #ExtinctionRebelion
Gail Bradbrook is a Co-Founder of #extintionrebellion and according to @LinkedIn is a director bit.ly/2IKyhCr of Citizens Online. Gail's ex-partner is John Fisher the Chief Executive bit.ly/2GLWUw6
You might be wondering why all this is significant? While Gail promotes #ClimateAction stating that there is a #ClimateEmergency Through her association with Citizens Online she advocates working in partnership with companies such as BT and Cisco.
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The best parts of the #CNNTownHalls were
Klobuchar on #ClimateAction
Warren on #StudentDebtCrisis
Harris on #GunViolence
Sanders on overturning the #GOPTaxCuts
Buttigieg on #ImmigrationReform.

1/
What stood out were the breadth of the questions and the manner in which each candidate answered.
Disappointingly, Sanders was least able to explain how he would achieve his goals, even though they are unchanged since 2015, so he's had 4yrs to refine them.
#CNNTownHalls
2/
Also disappointing: not one female moderator and few students of color.
The women candidates all got hard questions about policies they had previously had, Buttigieg had to answer for demoting the 1st black police chief and Sanders got no difficult questions, just 2015 replay.
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Next Wednesday @CityofVancouver staff report back to #Council on ramping up our #ClimateAction, in line with the #IPCC science and in response to the #ClimateEmergency. Here’s my breakdown of the recommendations 👇
This #ClimateEmergency report outlines 6 Big Moves for Council to direct staff to pursue & come back w. comprehensive/costed plans. Plus 53 Accelerated Actions to move on now. The targets are strong & won’t be easy. This is what governing in line with the science looks like.
Big Move 1: By 2030, 90% of people will live within an easy walk/roll of their daily needs (we’re at 45%). Focused on land-use & complete n'hoods, it would ⬇️ 153,000 tonnes carbon/year, while creating ⬆️ housing choices, ⬆️ social interaction, and supporting local businesses.
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💥 we're kicking off the #KooyongVotes candidates forum!

@JoshFrydenberg
@_Oliver_Yates
@JulianBurnside
@JanaforKooyong
#BillChandler
#AngelinaZubac

MC'd by #BarryJones

i'll be live-tweeting here… tune in below.

@LiteFootPrints #AusVotes19
the good people of @LiteFootPrints — the organisers — are live-streaming tonight's event on facebook live:

facebook.com/LighterFootpri…
questions will be taken using 'slido' — head over to slido.com and enter s916 to join in.

add a question, or up-vote others. (i've submitted 2 questions. hint hint!)
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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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.@UN report warns that cities and regions in Asia, middle-east and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050 if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures.

Read: wxch.nl/2W2NQrG
Photo: Rahul Gayakwad/BCCL/Kolhapur
Flagging the deadly impact of #AirPollution and #WaterPollution that annually claims at least nine million lives globally, a new @UN report calls for urgent action to save humanity from the disastrous consequences of environmental degradation.

#UNEA4
The report warns that #WaterPollution alone will become the number one cause of death in the world by 2050.

#UNEA4
📸Adityamadhav83/Wikipedia Commons
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I had an epic #bikenyc day yesterday, until I got doored and knocked off my bike for the first time. I’m fine, just angry that a For Hire Vehicle passenger’s carelessness and bad infrastructure hurt me and could’ve killed me. 1/
I was riding home from a friend’s bday dinner in the Village, heading east on Houston Street to 1st Ave, which I take up to the Queensboro Bridge. On the last block, I rode in the “bike lane” between the vehicles poised to turn right and the cars positioned to go straight. 2/
As I was riding through the stopped vehicles, about to make my left onto 1st Ave, an SUV passenger in the going-straight lane (far away from the curb) flung the right rear door open into me and knocked me down in the “bike lane.” 3/
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“Information is not enough for people to act.” #climate psychology, activism and anxiety by @FridaHylander at @SkaneXr @LUCSUS_LU
What's needed for people to #ActOnClimate? @FridaHylander uses "Model of helping" to understand #climate psychology.
To motivate action, people need to:
1. notice an event
2. interpret the problem as an emergency
3. feel personal responsibility.
1. Notice event- barriers to notice #climatechange include:
Humans perceive emotionally, not rationally
Slow gradual threats seen as risky as fast, vivid ones
"villains" are easier to blame than nature
Living in cities, far from nature
fragmented knowledge
-@FridaHylander
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Good morning! ☕ A nugget from the upcoming @DCHCMPO Board meeting: Growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is outpacing population growth in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina. dchcmpo.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m…
@DCHCMPO As more people move here, they encounter land use patterns, transportation infrastructure, and policy making that encourage driving as the primary or only travel mode. So what do they do? They drive.
At the state level, resources through @NCDOT to make lasting, substantial changes in nonhighway infrastructure are paltry compared to those for road widening, intersection and interchange "improvements," and other projects that reinforce driving as the best and only travel mode.
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#climate twitter! I want to donate 10% of my 2019 income where it will do the most good to reduce emissions. Would love to hear your take on the most effective orgs (in this thread or private DM). Thanks! Ping @drvox @KHayhoe @Fisher_DanaR @AmyAHarder @LeehiYona @EricHolthaus
As I replied to @EricHolthaus- I'm aware of and inspired by @givingwhatwecan & @GiveWell work on global health/poverty; I personally want to support climate mitigation. I realize there's no one right answer, depends on theory of change etc; curious to hear different perspectives.
Esp. in climate arena where impact could be on different possible levels (eg X tons avoided from cookstoves vs Y tons #fossil CO2 kept in the ground vs systemic political or economic change)- curious to hear diverse range of theory of change or evidence of effectiveness.
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She is incredible. I will tell my students next year that if they wish to #ClimateStrike one day per week, they must spend some time studying @GretaThunberg, #ClimateChange and effective activism during the other four days. This can fit the NZ curriculum well. Links to follow.
Curriculum level 4 social studies is full of opportunities to consider power, advocacy, activism, and cause and effect: nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/The-New-Zealan…
Persuasive language is also relevant here: englishonline.tki.org.nz/English-Online…
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