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Thread 1/ #Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in #Japan and has caused widespread flooding with human lives lost. Spare a thought for those in Japan who need help at present. #Fukushima Daiichi. But some are using this storm to promote scientific misinformation
2/ I am seeing posts that link the #radioactive contamination/decay heat from #Fukushima Daiichi & the development of tropical cyclones like #Hagibis and going so far as to say the human caused global warming is not like to #CO2 but nuclear fallout/contamination
3/ The argument goes something like this and is summarized in a blog I posted some time ago @dailykos dailykos.com/stories/2016/1…:
1. Fukushima released radionuclides to the environment with much of the contamination ending up in the Pacific Ocean
2. Isotopes generate heat on decay
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[Thread] 1/ This one's for @GretaThunberg . I was interested in the overlap of pro-Trump and right-wing accounts with climate denial #climatechange denial. Given Trump's obvious steer & tweet against Greta, I was curious to see how ppl spoke her on Twitter #climatestrike
2/ Disclaimer: Greta has 2.8 million followers, and will be inundated with tweets. Indeed the number of people mentioning her on Twitter is huge. In a 12 hour period yesterday there were around 51,000 people interacting with her. See below >
3/ This was from around 16,000 unique accounts. Given that climate denial should be a fringe belief, it makes sense that Trump's hue and cry to attack Greta awoke the MAGA trolls. In this sample of 16,000 accounts, there are a few points worth highlighting...
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For weeks and months, i have been tracking the arctic temperatures and the decline of the icecap.
Wondering why it was so warm , and for so long.
What is happening there? Icecap is down over 50%.
Albedo effect will be massively impacted by this.
#climatechange #gretathunberg
We learned a few days ago, that scientific expedition in the east siberian arctic just found methane fountains bubbling on the sea surface , in the middle of the east siberian sea.
Some of the implications :

#ClimateCrisis #climatestrike #ClimateAction

telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/0…
Here is the theory:
1/ Increasing periods of open water implies an increasing number of storm events.. Such events have the potential to rapidly ventilate bubble-transported and dissolved CH4 from the water column, producing high emission rates to the atmosphere
#gretathunberg
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You're taking a job running a #renewable exports campaign? Renewable exports - what's that? Why is it important?

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Last year I came up with a #Renewable Exports typology.

I reckon there are six main types of exports.

1. Direct electricity transfer via undersea cables, like the SunCable proposal to export power to Singapore afr.com/companies/ener…
2. Clean hydrogen-based fuel, using #renewable electricity to electrolyze water. Renewable hydrogen can then be turned into other chemicals like ammonia, which can be transported more easily and safely at scale.
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1. Hey, Aaron! Why do you care about transit so much?

I’m glad you asked!

What I REALLY care about is what transit does & wow! does it do a lot.

Hop on board - let’s tour few of the amazing things we get from a great transit network & why it matters.

#yeg #yegcc #transit
2. Transit is an economic driver. The 2009 Ottawa transit strike had a negative economic impact of about $400 million over 51 days - that’s est. $2.5 billion a year!

In 2019 #yeg that number will be even higher.

Let that sink in a little.

#economy #yegcc
3. A 2016 Auditor’s report estimated transit saves #Yeg about $700 million a year by reducing congestion/ traffic jams, collisions & decreasing parking demand and environmental impacts.

This is big money, folks.

Let’s unpack that.

#transit #savings #yegcc
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[Thread] As i've said. You are not gaining sympathy for your movement with these kind of protests. Look at the replies. 80% is negative towards you. You are doing more harm then good. You are costing people money, and now you are asking for donations as well? This is not the way!
Use your resources, your following, to educate people instead.

Like I teach my children to separate trash, plastics go by plastics, papier goes by paper ect, save empty batteries, and bring them to designated locations once a month. No water tap stays open while brushing
your teeth, no shower has to spill water while soaping in your body. No refrigerator door stays open. Close the doors because the heater is on. We are using our bicycles for small trips to get groceries. We have a small bag with us while on a hike to gather trash till we find a
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#StarTrekTNG has aged so well. #ClimateChange Perhaps we shout discuss this episode S7E9 on #StarTrekHour?

1/2
[Alt] Alien: Our climate is changing.LaForge: Maybe I should have looked at the research more closely.Alien: We're going to have to change.LaForge: I just don't know how easy it's going to be to change.
2/2 But that were the 90s. There was still optimism.
#ClimateChange Alien: It won't be easy at all.Picard: I was ... helping to damage ...Picard: ... the thing that I hold most dear.LaForge: We still have time to make it better.
@threadreaderapp Unroll, please.
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A dark tweet, sorry about this.
We learned yesterday that scientific expedition in the east siberian arctic just found methane fountains bubbling on the sea surface .
#ClimateCrisis #climatestrike #ClimateAction #climatechange #gretathunberg

telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/0…
Please watch the video and focus on what the russian scientist declares (13.20-14-20)
Dr Natalia Shakhova
"WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LIKE WHAT WE SEE THERE"
#ClimateCrisis #climatestrike #ClimateAction #climatechange #gretathunberg #methane

Natalia Shakhova doesn't agree with the #ipcc, which doesn't take the ESAS risk into account for calculating the various #RCP ..or any feedback loops including #CH4

You can read more here
counterpunch.org/2019/06/20/the…
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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
medium.com/@plaosmos/exti…
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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"
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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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Stopping climate change enables us to also solve “systemic racism, white supremacy, and the wounds of the patriarchy”.

Yep. Straight from the mouth of @ExtinctionR’s co founder, Gail Bradbook.

@ExtinctionR Don't be fooled by @ExtinctionR's @gailbradbrook's flowery words and rhetoric, it is a mask to hide a hardleft pro-socialist totalitarian anti-capitalist & anti-economic growth ideology. #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateChange #auspol.

@ExtinctionR @gailbradbrook While Bradbook is crazy, her compatriot Roger Hallam literally embodies nihilism and sheer dementedness...

#ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateChange #auspol

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#OnThisDay, one year ago, the @IPCC_CH published its Special Report on the #ParisAgreement 1.5ºC temperature target, which has transformed scientific, political and societal discourse on #ClimateChange
Today we're reflecting, courtesy of some graphics from our very own @johnlangab, what the #SR15 report told us about the reduced impacts and reduced risks of keeping global warming to 1.5ºC rather than 2ºC
First up, a reduction in very hot years. Which of course means fewer people exposed to health risks of extreme heat
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What are your thoughts on #ClimateChange? Please watch this series of videos I'm posting where the original Weatherman from Good Morning America & founder of the Weather Channel completely dismantles the THEORY of climate change. Do you think we need a #GreenNewDeal?
Do you think leftists would shame John Coleman & label him as an ignorant #ClimateDenier? A man who dedicated his whole life studying meteorology & was arguably our country's top meteorologist. Should people instead turn to an "expert" like @BillNye who's a mechanical engineer?
@BillNye Do you think that if we don't buy into the #GreenNewDeal the world will come to an end in 12 years like .@AOC has said? Do you think #ClimateAlarmists really buy into all of this or is there a more nefarious agenda they have at hand?
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Let's unpack Republican @RepBrianFitz #NationalChildHealthDay tweet. Let's look at these @GOP policies and rule changes that will affect the health of our children and grandchildren

Note➡ he constantly refers to himself as The #DefenderOfChildren 🙄

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#PA01
@RepBrianFitz has remained SILENT as Trump begins to roll back the Obama era #CleanWaterAct

This is especially troublesome as our district #PA01 has a tremendous #PFAS contamination problem.

Our kids deserve clean water

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#NationalChildHealthDay
#SilentBrian
@RepBrianFitz has remained SILENT as babies are ripped from their Mother's at our border and children are seperated.

Children have died in custody

@RepBrianFitz voted against providing humanitarian assistance for detained children. HR-3239

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#NationalChildHealthDay
#PA01
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I find this advert troubling. It does not take £3 to feed 12 Mancunians in food poverty. It takes a generous, fair, humane society in which hunger is unacceptable and good food is a right and a priority. @RighttoFoodUK
It takes a change in how we perceive food, so we say, “Hunger is not acceptable,” and – better – “We have systems to prevent this.” @right2fooduk sustainweb.org/righttofood/. It takes @LivingWage incomes and an @DWP social security safety net that meets the actual cost of living.
It takes a culture that can't penalise people for being old or young; being ill; a single parent; having a disability, or with a caring role. It takes regulation of the cost of expensive necessities – water, energy, rent, transport – explicitly to protect household food budgets.
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When unprecedented rainfall hit a small village in Mali in late August, it brought devastation.

Now, thanks to Dlonguebougou villagers & @camillatoulmin, we can show you the impact. And how #ClimateChange has affected weather patterns over the last 40 years.

Thread begins⬇️ 1/
The WhatsApp message from Makono Dembélé was urgent & alarming.

"The rain! It's reached over 160mm [6.5 inches] in less than 24 hours. It's extraordinary – there’s water everywhere!"

The rain started on 25 August: a deluge no one had ever seen or heard of before in the area. 2/
"The rain is causing a lot of damage; houses are falling down," continued Makono's message.

"But thanks be to God, no one has been hurt.”

Nevertheless, the consequences for Dlonguebougou and its villagers were immense... 3/
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Thread: Blatant #ClimateDenial has lost. The new conflict is whether #ClimateChange is a crisis requiring urgent social and #economic transformation, or something we can adapt to incrementally while carrying on with business as usual. 1/40
2/ A recent opinion piece by Bjorn Lomborg in the @globeandmail is representative of the 'business as usual argument'. Let's deconstruct it to see how this gets passed off as the pragmatic point of view, and why it's false. theglobeandmail.com/opinion/articl…
3/ The basic tactic is this: provide a few common-sense truths to gain the air of pragmatism and then feed us the story we're desperate to hear: that everything will be fine, that growth will outpace #ClimateDamages and life can carry on as usual.
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So apparently in order to 'save the planet' in time

-We need to nuke Russia

-Eat each other

and

-Eat babies

Welcome to the endgame of the deranged climate cult

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal
She's not getting her ideas from nowhere
foxnews.com/world/swedish-…

'Swedish scientist says we should eat dead bodies in order to save the planet from climate change'

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange
The eating babies woman has been claimed to be a troll by LaRouche PAC
gizmodo.com/viral-video-ab…

They didn't do the troll for no reason however

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange
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So…Let’s recap: One week into the official #ImpeachmentInquiry
The following NEW information has come to light:

🔹Trump/Zelensky redacted transcript released; proves Trump’s extortion
🔹Trump personally pressured Australian PM to help discredit USIC/Mueller probe findings

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2/6

🔹Trump regime hid the transcript of the call with Australian PM on codeword, secret NSA server
🔹Trump implicates Pence for his phone calls w/Ukraine #PenceKnew
🔹Trump rants on twitter about arresting Adam Schiff for Treason
🔹Trump threatens a Civil War if he’s impeached
🔹Trump mocks 16 y/o climate activist Greta Thunberg on twitter while at the #ClimateChange Summit
🔹Trump wanted to build moats w/reptiles & wanted US CBP/Military to shoot immigrants at the border
🔹Trump personally called UK PM Boris Johnson to help him discredit Mueller probe
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If one of the world's most respected climate scientists has to explain the impacts of the #ClimateCrisis in just 2 minutes, it sounds like that.👇That's the essence.

#TellTheTruth #WeDontHaveTime

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This was Prof. Will Steffen in Canberra, May 2016.

If you can take a few more minutes, you should really have a look at this longer presentation by Will Steffen. This is one of the clearest illustrations of the climate crisis that I know.👇



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To all of you who think, we might have time to stop global warming at 2.5°C: Main message here is, that tipping cascades could turn #ClimateChange into an express lift. If we miss our stop at somewhat about 2°C, we might be rushing straight towards 4°C, 5°C or more. #TellTheTruth
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Lets talk about about a few things related to #climatechange, if you don't mind. I'm no expert. This is just what I think. 1/
First, understand what getting to net zero by 2050 as the @liberal_party have promised looks like. It's a generational challenge similar to landing on the moon. Maybe we should have a more modest goal or be more transparent about what is required to get there. 2/
Second, history has been marked by moving from lower density energy to higher density energy. If we are serious about moving to lower density energy like wind and solar, that will have enormous impacts on agriculture and biodiversity as Vaclav Smil notes. 3/
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The Netherlands: Huge farmer protest

Thousands of farmers are heading to Dutch government to protest against climate change measures.

89% of Dutch people support the farmers.

#NoFarmersNoFood

The Netherlands: Huge farmer protest

Thousands of farmers are heading to Dutch government to protest against climate change measures.

89% of Dutch people support the farmers.

#NoFarmersNoFood

The Netherlands: Huge farmer protest

Thousands of farmers are heading to Dutch government to protest against climate change measures.

89% of Dutch people support the farmers.

#NoFarmersNoFood

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We’re in the semi-finals of #MinCup2019 & I Have Opinions.

This is the year of #ClimateChange, the year we hit the tipping point of enough people caring to finally get to the large-scale hard work.

Our winner has to be ice or #calcite (tomorrow’s semi-finalist). #IceMin
#Olivine is a good mineral, a former 2017 #MinCup champion & one I campaigned for in past years.

It has so many cool quirks, including making green sand (!!). But it already won before.
Every year, people are startled to learn #IceMin is a mineral!

It’s naturally occurring, solid, has definite composition, & a repeating crystalline structure. As long as you find it in the wild, it checks every box.

Want it solid at room temperature? Ice VII trapped in diamond.
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