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Guys, this is really, really bad. Our message is not getting through.

In a new @YaleClimateComm @ClimateNexus poll, #ClimateChange came in 13th out of 18 issues "most important" to respondents' votes in November.

People STILL don't understand the urgency.

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If we are not half-way to zero emissions in the next ten years, we are fucked. (Not doomed, of course, but fucked—important distinction.)

Half-way to 0 emissions means we must start NOW.

This is the most consequential election in human history due to THE #CLIMATECRISIS.

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Everyone who follows me on Twitter knows this, of course.

But voters still don't.

We are failing.

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1/ Big news out of BP last week, but media coverage was light and mostly paywalled. If you care about the #ClimateCrisis, this is essential stuff.
Here’s their actual “Energy Outlook”: bp.com/en/global/corp…
But that’s not the best place to absorb the key message. Read on…
2/ I didn’t find the actual outlook that easy to absorb, it was a little *too* interactive and didn’t tell a story. But BP does tell the story, in two other places. First of all, here’s an overview page, not bad: bp.com/en/global/corp…
But wait, there’s more and better…
3/ The overview introduces the 3 scenarios BP uses to think about the future, which is useful. But it’s a bit of wall-of-text and I think fails to make a few key points. Fortunately…
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📢BIG NEWS📢

@EndClimtSilence has teamed up with @DataProgress to poll voters about their attitudes to climate media coverage.

Did previous findings replicate?

✨YES✨

💥Americans want to hear about the #ClimateCrisis in the broadcast news!💥

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💥A MAJORITY OF VOTERS FOLLOW CLIMATE CHANGE CLOSELY IN THE NEWS💥

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💥A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE NEWS MEDIA TO CONNECT CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTRME WEATHER EVENTS💥

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The Anti Defamation League or ADL which was founded to combat antisemitism has been subverted.

ADL is working with
Mus-lim Extremests, Ter•orrist sympathizers, Anti-semetic persons and groups, Marxists,
@JoeBiden and military units running psychological warefare against @POTUS
Jonathan Greenbaltt (JG)
was made CEO of the ADL in 2017
Previoulsy JG worked for @BillClinton  and most recently JG was special assistant to
@BarackObama

Interesting since these were the very administrations arming Iran with nuclear weapons.
@BillClinton
@BarackObama
@JohnBrennan
@JoeBiden
and their staff literally were arming Syrian Extremist groups who were put on Terro-rist watch lists globally.
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🆘🔥FULL EXTENT OF WILD FIRES IN THE WESTERN USA ISN’T BEING REPORTED. Full range is much bigger than WA. OR. & CA. All western States are ablaze. We are just a season away from wildfires raging across Great Plains States. There are 2041 ACTIVE 🔥 fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/ Image
Soon the wildfires will be raging across the Great Plains States. Soon the Mordor orange skies seen in CA & OR will cover N/S Dakota, NE, KS, OK & TX. fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/
People will suffocate under smoke filled skies. sfgate.com/california-wil…
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Ok #academic twitter has anyone seen or done any comparisons between the Dust Bowl's "black blizzards" that reached the east coast and todays wildfire smoke? #envirocrisis #climatecrisis #wildfires #enviromentalhistory
2/4 I can't help seeing connections between the Dust Bowl and today's wildfires. Both can be viewed as climate events, both, in many ways, human caused with environmental causes and mis-management of resources, use of land, etc.
3/4 While each crisis was/is regionally based, each one effected people far beyond the region of origin. We saw people lose their homes, farms in OK, TX, etc during the DB. Now, we are seeing it on the West coast.
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1/7 A short, updated & ongoing thread about the #ClimateEmergency #wildfires exposing the #disinformation being spread by HORDES of #DenialMachine #trollers.

Please bookmark, read & share often/widely, folks.📲

Help fight back against organized #trollfarms confusing the public!
2/7 When trolls shriek "#Arson!" they're just DISTRACTING you from fuel AND accellerant factors, BOTH of which are FAR WORSE due to climate change.🤨🔥

Read from reputable sources about #wildfire severity, duration and frequency:

usnews.com/news/data-mine…

carbonbrief.org/factcheck-how-…
3/7 Here's THE definitive thread on Australian #wildfires & #arson:


More from Dr.Mann:

PLUS another distraction point - fires 'stopping' at borders:


CBS News on wildfires and MMCC:
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Let's have a mini-thread before council and talk about how I came up with the bus lines for my Sustainable Seattle Transit Map. #Seattle #transit #GreenNewDeal Image
So when I got to the point of having laid out the majority of the light rail stops (focusing on having all of Seattle within a mile of a stop), with pushing to get every part of the city within a half mile of frequent transit, I knew it would take too much time and money...

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...to do that with light rail alone. In addition, we have arguably the best bus system in the US, and with that amount of existing infrastructure I thought: why not just upgrade some existing routes to be super frequent?

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#ClimateCrisis Alert!
HUNDREDS of dead birds have been reported throughout the state of New Mexico over the past two weeks or so. Please read this thread and retweet! (1/9) #TeamBird #avian #ecology #conservation #migration #extinction
USFWS and NM Game & Fish have been alerted. We at NMSU are working closely with them and other local wildlife biologist to understand the cause of this mass mortality. (2/9)
We have been collecting dead birds (with appropriate permits) off the streets, on campus, at local golf courses, literally EVERYWHERE. (3/9)
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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

September 2, 2020 Eugene Oregon Elias Pendergrass charged with arson

oregonlive.com/pacific-northw…
Sept. 7, 2020 Salinas, California: Anita Esquivel charged with arson

kion546.com/news/2020/09/0…
September 8, 2020 Spokane, WA: Christine Comello charged with arson

khq.com/news/arson-sus…
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A glimpse of what's happening in the Bay Area. #ClimateCrisis

Woke up to the sky looking like a city in Bladerunner 2049. Here's the view of the Bay Bridge + sky this morning.

Smoke is SO thick that completely NO solar radiation is able to break through to touch the land surface in Sausalito. ZERO.

Kevin a meteorologist says -> "not even on the stormiest of winter atmospheric river storms have I measured ZERO insolation."

Here's webcam shots from around the North Bay CA. Note all the orange skies because of the smoke.

Here is the source "Alert Wildfire" so you can see webcam updates from all around CA + some areas in OR, WA, ID, NV: alertwildfire.org/northbay/?came…
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@realDonaldTrump wants to give a speech on his "environmental accomplishments"? Sure thing. Let's do this. #BidenCoalition @United4Joe #ClimateCrisis
@realDonaldTrump is boasting about clean air. This is correct. We do have the cleanest air we've had, but that's not thanks to him. In fact, Trump has been attacking environmental protections, removing over 74 major environmental regulatory rollbacks according to @BrookingsInst.
Bragging about the wall is not a great thing in this context. The wall will do nothing for environmental protection and in fact creates serious environmental harm for endangered species near the border.
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Folks on here complaining about #HillaryClinton are wildly out of touch with reality. Hillary Clinton warned you about who Trump was and what he would do. You fked up and let your misogyny get in the way. And now nearly 200k Americans are dead & the courts are stacked for 30yrs.
Third party voters are as much to blame as Trump voters for Trump's presidency. #Hillary lost PA, WI & MI by a mere 77k votes. 3rd party votes in those states were 800k. HRC won the same number of votes as Obama 2012. Trump was ensconced by a few dozen party apparatchiks.
#HillaryClinton warned us about everything: that Trump was "Putin's puppet," that his verifiable #racism dated to being investigated by Nixon's DOJ for racial bias, that he was a virulent xenophobe who'd harm immigrants and a misogynist who'd set back women's rights, and more.
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Category 5 Atmospheric River Event in California Would Wipe out 25% of US Food Production


#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming #food #agriculture #weather #CaliforniaFires #CaliforniaWildfires #drought #flood #flooding
California’s Central Valley is as important to eaters as Hollywood is to moviegoers and Silicon Valley is to smartphone users. This jewel of the USA farm system produces almost all US almonds, walnuts, and pistachios; over 90% of broccoli, carrots, garlic, celery, grapes, ...
...tangerines, and artichokes; over 75% of cauliflower, apricots, lemons, strawberries, and raspberries; over 40% of lettuce, cabbage, oranges, peaches, and peppers; as well as more than 20% of milk production.
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Dear colleagues, we need to talk about how we report on the #climatecrisis.

This crisis is far more severe than many of us journalists seem to realize. Here is my Open Letter to debate how we’ve ended up here and how to move on:

medium.com/@mail_30953/jo…
I’ve been reading articles on global warming for around three years on a daily basis. However it has taken me up until a couple of weeks ago to realize, how deeply this crisis will affect my life in 10, 20 and 30 years to come.
And I don’t seem to be the only one. We know that the situation is somewhat serious, but we live like the truly damaging consequences are still far away. And like we believe that everything will somehow work out just fine.
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THREAD: A word about @Keir_Starmer speaking 'in defence of a free press' whilst condemning @XRebellionUK - I wouldn't normally but the Internet has found me in rebarbative mood this morning.

This is emphatically *not* an issue of ‘free speech’ being violated in some way by XR.
Certainly XR are interfering with running of the affected newspapers, but it’s important to remember that 1) they are doing so while exercising *their own* rights to free expression, and 2) they still wouldn’t be able to rely on those rights to defend them from legal consequences
This is because statute and court authority would still regard preserving the property rights of another, or preventing the commission of a criminal offence like obstructing a highway, as legitimate grounds for interfering with XR’s exercise of their own rights to free speech.
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"Our paper says that climate change has already doubled the risk of extreme fire weather conditions in California," he said, "and it will double them again over the next couple of decades...perhaps more than double. That's a big change." #ClimateCrisis insideclimatenews.org/news/22082020/…
“Swain said he also sees surprising changes in where and what the current fires are burning. "What's so interesting about the fires in Northern California right now is they're burning an incredibly diverse range of ecosystems," he said, pointing out that in addition to...”
“...chaparral, brush and grasslands that routinely burn in August, the fires have overtaken areas that rarely catch fire.”
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🎉 SUCCESS! 🎉

Thanks to research published by @wwf_uk and the RSPB, the UK is now set to introduce laws requiring companies to prove that their products are not driving illegal deforestation in other countries! #Thread
Our research with @wwf_uk revealed a 15% growth in the UK’s overseas land footprint compared to 2011-2015. But what is a ‘land footprint’?
Land footprint is the term used to describe the amount of land used by an organisation or country, or to create a product. For example, cows require land to graze on in the UK, but a land footprint will also include the space used to grow their feed, even if it’s abroad!
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The historic #CaliforniaFires, the terrible lightning storms, the dangerous air quality, the scorching heat, and the #ClimateCrisis at its worst, are all so unprecedented that one tweet isn’t enough to describe it, so I’ll let this thread do the talking.

bbc.com/news/amp/world…
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Things to do in a world that is burning / flooding / storming / melting...

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Start a conversation about climate change with your spouse, parents, children, friends, neighbors, barber, teacher, coach, etc. Not sure how? @KHayhoe has good advice. climateone.org/video/how-star…
Tell your story. Check out Climate Stories Project. climatestoriesproject.org
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1/15 A thread on how #disinformation and doubt takes a toll on public trust, an example from just this morning.

The #DenialMachine's #Trollers make it hard for the average person to tell fact from fiction and to #ListenToExperts.

Phil is an example of someone who's gotten lost.
2/15 Look at the pic of Phil's reply to my comment on his post in Trudeau's thread: there's a lot to unpack.

First, notice the wording: he accuses me of "fear-mongering" on climate change.

More replies to Phil here from other people on his ignorance:
3/15 Phil's misplaced confidence in his own opinion (on #COVID19 and #ClimateChange both) is a result of fear.

He doesn't know who to trust and doesn't have the education/experience to decide logically.

So he's looking for sources that match his opinion that All Is Well, sadly.
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Trump has done so much to wreck America, it's easy to lose sight of the fact he's destroying the planet, too.

I discuss what it will take to #SaveThePlanet with Charles Alexander, the award-winning journalist who edited TIME's 1989 "Planet of the Year": thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-planet-a…
In Part 2 of this interview, I ask Charles Alexander about the impact of climate denial in the media, the risk of “climate complacency” in 2020, his thoughts on the global #ClimateAction youth movement—and the kind of planet his grandchildren will inherit. thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-planet-a…
Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. A new analysis finds those rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions.

Vote like 7.8 billion lives depend on it. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateVoter nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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Greeting everyone & happy Friday. Please welcome @LeninChisaira, an environmental and wildife justice lawyer. He is the founder & director of @Advocates4Earth. Lenin will be sharing insights on laws & issues relating to #wildlife & environment in #Zimbabwe. Feel free to ask
Lenin holds an LLB Hons (UZ) and Master of Laws from @UCC, Ireland and University of London. His research mainly focused on climate and environmental justice as well as the interaction of these rights with human rights. #ClimateCrisis ucc.ie/en/law/researc…
Good Morning. It's a pleasure for me to be part of this week's Tourism and Wildlife Week by @mentroshipzim. I will try to be interactive as I share both my journey & also respond to any questions on wildlife & environmental laws. For starters, Wed this week was #WorldElephantDay
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If you are not freaked out re #ClimateCrisis, please go read @ClimateHuman, @AlexSteffen, @drvox for just 3 days.

Then you will appreciate why our team at @SEALAwards spent the past 2 months fighting to create this #climateaction funding stream.

Now some hard truths...

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It is EXCEEDINGLY hard to get the attention of TRILLION dollar orgs like @Citi, @jpmorgan, @WellsFargo et al.

While an eco charity card could create BILLIONS in PROFIT for them, they are skeptical that enough people care ENOUGH about #ClimateChange.

Help us convince them!

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We brought a great team together - like @JeromeFosterII, @kat12mor, @rachmhendricks, @Jackomitus + 40 more:

sealawards.com/impact-team-20…

We will be 💯relentless in making this happen.

But we NEED your support - sign up at:

ecorewardscard.com/sign-up/
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