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The transmission system failure in Southeast LA seems like part of a general controversy related to @Entergy, but it's just the latest entry in a lengthy pattern of events spanning decades.

This thread may be a dang Tolstoy novel, but this is only a brief Tweetstory 1/26
Let me first set the stage for this drama. In the late 90’s all interesting things were happening in the utility industry - deregulation in some states, mergers between smaller utilities in response, and who could forget - Enron… 2/26
1999- @FERC Order 2000 was issued, which sought to organize electricity markets over in a given transmission grid territory to support reliable transfer and delivery of electricity to consumers, with market competitive pricing.… 3/26
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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#Climate Image

2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food.…

3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC…
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We're about to start our live session, 'Planetary and Climate Health' with experts from @UTAS_ @UTAS_MPH, @ANUPopHealth @scienceANU and @DeakinHealth @Deakin. We'll live tweet #AustPH2021 Screenshot of program for plenary session 3.
First presenter is Prof Fay Johnson (UTAS) who is explaining safer air for public health in Australia, and fire. How we use fire determines everything else. #AustPH2021 screenshots of slides by Prof Johnsonscreenshots of slides by Prof Johnson shows domestic, indust
Just like the west of Nth America, we are getting more fires, means more air pollution, and fires in places that never used to burn, eg Tasmanian rainforests, Prof Johnson says. #AustPH2021 present and future on a slide showing fires
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Coal, Cars, Cash and Trees.

Boris Johnson's 4 key areas he just told the #UNGA he wants to use to tackle #climatechange.
Boris Johnson thanks Chinese President Xi Jinping for ending investment in coal production outside China. Calls on him to now tackle coal use in China.
Johnson to #UNGA says UK will cut carbon output by 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Says not all climate change action is technological and says more trees need to planted worldwide.
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PHAA President Prof Tarun Weeramanthri @tarunw gets our #AustPH2021 underway. We'll soon be joined by @WHOWPRO's @takeshi_kasai,
ACT Minister for Health @RachelSS_MLA @ACTHealth, Prof @AlisonRitter1
and Prof Simon Lenton of @NDRIau. Program is here: Screenshot of PHAA President addressing the webinar.
We're delighted @RachelSS_MLA Minister for @ACTHealth is here to give our opening address at #AustPH2021. She thanks #PublicHealth members of PHAA for their vital work confronting the COVID19 pandemic, and advising @actgovernment. screenshot of the ACT Health Minister addressing the confern
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/22/2021…
Ecosystems are really important, are we correctly applying them in Business?…

#BusinessApplications #EcosystemThinking
How Flu Vaccine Effectiveness and Efficacy are Measured…

#vaccine #flu #effectiveness #efficacy #measurement #method
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Every year, exposure to #AirPollution is estimated to cause 7⃣ million premature deaths and result in the loss of millions more healthy years of life.

🆕 guidelines recommend air quality levels to protect health and save lives around the 🌎🌍🌏

The WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage #AirPollution inflicts on health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood. The guidelines recommend 🆕 air quality levels by reducing levels of 🔑 air pollutants.

The 🆕 WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines recommend air quality levels for 6⃣ pollutants.

Small particulate matter (PM₁₀ and PM₂.₅) are of particular public health relevance, as they are capable of penetrating deep into the lungs 🫁.

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LIVE: Launch of the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines with @DrTedros…
"There is nothing more essential for life than air.

And yet because of #airpollution, the simple act of breathing contributes to 7 million deaths a year.

Almost everyone around the world is exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution"-@DrTedros
"Inhaling dirty air increases the risk of:
-respiratory diseases like pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
-severe #COVID19.
It’s also a major cause of other noncommunicable diseases like ischaemic heart disease, stroke, and cancers"-@DrTedros #AirPollution
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Our guest-edited special issue on #climatechange policy is now online 👉
Here's a quick intro from our Blog Editor @policy_centre and a thread

@Sander_vdLinden @CassSunstein @1969ajo
Thinking back to high-level work 40 years ago calling for behavioural science to integrate with climate science leads Baruch Fischoff to consider why it didn't happen, and how it can happen now: "A planetary threat needs an academic world worthy of the challenge"
Read the outcome of 5 experiments on how attitudes are formed on "hot-button" policy issues such as climate change, and our "contagious sense of understanding". Can we help people know what they don't know, and thereby combat polarisation around climate change?
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1. Yesterday, the UN Secretary-General warned: "We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime."

World leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly, where the climate crisis and other 'Great Divides' are on the agenda.

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#UNGA #ClimateCrisis #peace

2. Unlike just five or ten years ago, it's now only the odd one out who is not alarmed about the climate crisis.

Especially the younger generation doesn't need to be convinced of the seriousness of our global challenges.

#youth #schoolstrike…

3. Being alarmed doesn't always lead to concrete action.

Nobody can ignore the daily news about extreme weather disasters or the latest scientific report about the climate crisis.

But our leaders still don't treat the new reality as a crisis.

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From floods and landslides to cyclones, extreme weather events are happening more frequently, triggering disasters across Asia and the world.

Our new explainer breaks down key questions on #ClimateDisasters *THREAD*
How are natural disasters and #climatechange related?

Many disasters are no longer purely natural, but are the most dramatic impacts of climate change caused by human activity.

As global temperatures rise, the frequency and intensity of disasters is expected to increase.
In recent years, cyclones in the Bay of Bengal have picked up intensity when they move over the sea, becoming more destructive 🌀

Scientists attribute this to higher sea surface temperatures due to climate change: more water evaporates and gets sucked into the storm's vortex.
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Africa Speaks to the World:

African National Leader addresses in the 76th #UNGA General Debate which started yesterday.

#COVID #ClimateChange #Equity #HumanRights #Justice

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President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo.

"The UN must have a greater impact on people's lives through a focus on peace-building activities."

#UNGA #AfricaSpeaks Day 1 - 21st September 2021
Faustin Archange Touadera, Head of State of the Central African Republic.

"Faced with new challenges sweeping reforms of [UN] organs are needed for it to remain the forum par excellence for multilateralism."

#UNGA #AfricaSpeaks Day 1 - 21st Sept. 2021
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In my role @CLF, I often have to think about what our future looks like in Massachusetts. As the #ClimateCrisis looms over us, with impacts like increasingly frequent extreme weather, we know we have to do something – and do something now. (1/9)
And we know what we need to do. It’s time for us to leave behind the polluting fossil fuels at the root of #ClimateChange & transition to #CleanEnergy. #DirtyGas is one of those fuels responsible for the #ClimateCrisis. (2/9)
#BigGas like to tell us that they’re on our side: that they care about affordable bills, reliable service, and our safety. But the truth is, they’re out for profit first and foremost. (3/9)
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🇨🇦 With Canada's ruling Liberals projected to form a minority government, here's a look at how voters decided their vote and what they had to say 👇More #Elxn44 coverage:… 1/9
♻️ Emily Wynn, a first-year student at Ryerson University, said action on #climatechange is what guided her vote for #Elxn44. After a summer of record-breaking weather, climate change action was the top issue this election, data shows 2/9
🏞 For many Canadians, 2021 is the year the climate crisis hit home. John Moore said his message is to make the world know that Ontario and Canada care about the environment #Elxn44 3/9
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1. Firefighters in California are in a desperate battle to defend giant sequoias

Like glaciers or coral reefs, it is another example where climate change threatens some of the most beautiful sights on our planet.

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#Sequoia #wildfires #California #ClimateCrisis

2. The changing climate changes the planet, including some of the most beautiful sights that you may see in your lives.

From the magnificent glaciers in the mountains to the coral reefs in the oceans, we destroy the most iconic examples of nature.…

3. I remember how amazed I was in the 1990s when seeing some of these enormous trees in California.

Standing on the forest floor and looking up, they seemed to grow into infinity.


#nature #forests #SequoiaNationalPark #California #hiking
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@thezambologist It's #climateChange, not global warming (see floods & extreme temperatures both summer & winter with dumps of thousands tons/day #CO2 and other toxins by #UK .gov & #NATO over #Britain and #Europe)

#COP26 is a con trick @beisgovuk

@LanceForman random ➡️…
@thezambologist @beisgovuk @LanceForman I've literally watched it happening

I'm a plane spotter, not a climate change activist

But this year of literally solid #CO2 dumping coming from .gov and #NATO has to be the biggest con-trick ever played on the public

#LIAR #CORRUPT #EMBEZZLING bank/corporate controlled #SCUM
@thezambologist @beisgovuk @LanceForman @LanceForman - these planes cost hundreds of millions of £ / € a day to run) typically go nowhere. They're in the air from the early hours until well after dark

Those planes could have helped to get the "assets" out of #Afghanistan in a timely manner (3 months into 3 weeks)
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"Our world is challenged like never before.From #climatechange, to conflicts, to #COVID19, which is putting the Sustainable Development Goals further out of reach. It would be easy to lose hope. But we are not hopeless" @antonioguterres
"We have a path to recovery. Ifwe choose to take it. That’s what this SDG Moment is all about.Coming together to save our planet. And today we are coming together with @BTS_twt" @antonioguterres
"Two weeks ago, I launched Our Common Agenda –A plan to re-boot the multilateral system and gather the world around our common objectives. Because only by recovering together can we get the SDGs back on track"
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Very few on the Left are in denial of Ecocide or anthropogenic climate change.

What they are in denial of, however, is White Self-Genocide, which they have been taught is a far-right & White supremacist conspiracy theory.

It's not a conspiracy theory, but true.
Anyone, like myself, trying to draw attention to White self-genocide is demonised accordingly.

Genocide is inflicted by one racial or ethnic group on another. White self-genocide is being inflicted by Whites (people of European heritage) on themselves, & includes Ashkenazi Jews.
That it includes Ashkenazi Jews is key to understanding it.

Some see Jews as a race apart, who are inflicting genocide on Whites in revenge for the Holocaust, or in pursuit of world domination, but are mistaken.

Ashkenazi Jews are White, people of essentially European heritage.
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1. Climate anxiety: the climate crisis is even scarier from a child's perspective; 6 out of 10 say they feel betrayed by their governments.

40% of young people worldwide are hesitant to have children due to climate change.

Thread: How can you help?…

2. Recent research found that anxiety of the youth is related to perceived government inaction.

#climatecrisis #youth #anxiety #climateanxiety #mentalhealth #environment #nature #climatechange #ClimateAction…

3. A UNICEF report published last month provides some context to understand these perceptions of young people better.

The report found that approximately 1 billion children live in one of the 33 countries classified as "extremely high-risk.”…
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Not a submarine expert, but as a recently arrived Aussie in #Europe I’d like to offer some insights as someone who’s researched/taught Aus foreign & security policy re the #AUKUS deal, so here we go… 1/
There’s really no justification the French were caught unawares re the cancellation of the @navalgroup_AU contract. The writing had been on wall for some time that the deal was on rapidly melting thin ice. Anyone claiming otherwise just wasn’t paying attention. 2/
But it’s also true the Morrison Govt mishandled the r’ship in rushing to announce #AUKUS. At the very least, the trilateral presser should have been delayed until Morrison had spoken directly w @EmmanuelMacron, or conveyed the same through @FranceAustralia Ambassador. 3/
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-U know which countries would be richest & rule world
-1s who have plan for #climatechange
-Freak #weather & #floods will destroy weak links
-#India needs to move away from agriculture-dependent #economy
-Need to decongest densely populated coastal regions…
-Coal has long been #India & #China’s top energy source & its production has increased consistently
-India’s per capita CO2 emissions rose from 15 to 40% of world emissions betn 1990-2019
-Good news is since 2015, India’s solar & wind power elect production increased fm 3 to 10% CEICData
-#USA’s International Development Finance Corporation has invested $300 mil in 4 solar energy projects in #India
-Quad meeting in US where #PMModi would come face to face with Pres #Biden has a lot on the plate to discuss
-#Climate would be 1 of those important topics
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🧵 Global catastrophic and existential risks: the weightiest complex phenomena?

"Our job is to think about how humanity can have a happy ending...about how GOOD it can be."

- @anderssandberg of @FHIOxford speaking at SFI today:

#AIEthics #Biosecurity
"The idea that humanity actually *could* go extinct required a lot of ideas to come together. First you needed to know that species go extinct. This wasn't clear until [the discovery of fossil Mastodons]."
- @anderssandberg of @FHIOxford at SFI today:

"It's not just that the end of the world could be caused by a bad political decision. In principle, the *right* political decision or technology could *avert* these risks. In the 19th C, it was a considered merely a matter of natural causes."
- @anderssandberg (@FHIOxford) at SFI
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We're live 🔴 Our moderator Andrea Éltető is welcoming our participants to "European Solidarity and the #COVIDresponse: Hungary and the Czech Republic"

Follow the highlights along here!

This event is taking place as part of the pan-European book launches of "Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals", TEPSA's upcoming book edited by @MichaelKaeding (@unidue), @_PaulSchmidt (@oegfe), and @JohannesPollak (@WebsterVienna)

Zdeněk Sychra, András Inotai, Norbert Szijártó, and András Bíró-Nagy are leading experts in European affairs, and contribute to the discussion on the basis of their expertise of the #solidarity situations in 🇭🇺 & 🇨🇿

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