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1. Welcome to the 1st presentation of today’s #HCTwitterConf19 #NoPressure I'm @louoboyle & I'm asking WHY SHOULD I BOTHER? Provoking & reflecting on why #MakingConnections is increasingly crucial to all facets of our practices, thinking & futures within & beyond HE @HumCommons
@humcommons 2. #SetTheScene #WorkLife
To-do lists can seem to get ever longer & the timescales to complete even shorter. Mindful that #Wellbeing #SelfCare are always priority, why spend time engaging with communities like @HumCommons online?
@humcommons 2a. (further reading)
Doing More with Less? Work and Wellbeing in Academics…
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Digging around in the digital archives has inspired me to share some resources for anyone who only recently woke up to the #climatecrisis and/or anyone who needs a primer on what exactly #climatejustice is... here goes a wee THREAD
First of all the absolute basics. What is #climatejustice? Try this for starters:…
If you like pictures better than words then try this:…

(By the way a lot of what I'm sharing is *at least* 7 years old. To put in context of whatever "X years to save the world" donation appeal an NGO emailed you recently)
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There’s been much talk about #trees and the #ClimateCrisis from scientists such as @bast_jief and @TWCrowther. While this is very exciting, we can't ignore those like @StephenWoroniec who remind us to respect #LandRights and adopt #NatureBasedSolutions. /1…
I’d like to add an #Indigenous perspective to this conversation. I’m from what is now called southwestern #Ontario (Canada). It’s mostly industrial farmland but even from space you can see many reserves due to tree cover density. Yes, #WeAreStillHere (thanks @LandMarkMap) /2
You can see from these @LandMarkMap #LandTenure, #TreeCover and @CrowtherLab #biomass #treepotential data that the intersection between #IndigenousPeoples #LandRights, #deforestation and the #ClimateCrisis isn’t exclusive to Asia or the “Global South”: /3
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This interview!
Apparently there's no one under 65 on Biden's team with any influence to tell him that 71% of Americans support #M4A among other things.
Exclusive: Biden expresses skepticism of Democrats' leftward tilt and AOC's mass appeal…
#Biden seems not to have even read the demographics from 2016 or the issues voters prioritized in 2018 (climate, healthcare, immigration, guns). He resorts to referring to AOC as "bright" but "not representative," which is how he famously referred to Obama in 2007.
#Biden also says he wasn't prepared for #KamalaHarris to come after him because she knows him & knew his late son, Beau. (He needs to stop using Beau for sympathy points. He should reference his living son, Hunter, who gave a heart-wrenching interview about his addiction.)
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1/ So I have a little house, just under 1200 sq ft, built c. 1905. This thread is about how I disconnected it from natural gas and installed an air-source heat pump that runs on electric. I had the help of this non-profit, which connects homeowners w contractors + financing.
2/ Re: #ClimateCrisis, I remain firmly in the camp of political change over personal change, which makes me hesitant to even post about this bc I believe my efforts to help win a statewide ban on #fracking and close a local coal plant matter more than ditching my boiler.
3/ But I am putting two kids through college by myself, and whena rodent cremated itself inside my gas boiler last spring (yeah, likely a rat), I had a big decision to make about whether to fix it or replace it, so I thought this story might be relatable. #OneHouseAtaTime
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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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Sipping my *oat milk latte* #ClimateCrisis…

(also... Bustle is #serverless so it's on-demand compute is likely more environmentally friendly too…)

#ClimateCrisis #nailedIt
One thing though, personal changes aren't going to make a big difference. Systemic and governmental changes are.

Big system change?

If you work in tech, Sustainable Servers - Data Centres are as bad as aviation for carbon emissions…
Switch your servers to a provider that uses renewable (or at least sustainable) energy

GCP: Almost all renewables, and offsets the rest
Azure: 60% renewables and offsets the rest
AWS regions: Ireland, Frankfurt, Montreal and Oregon are "sustainable"
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"I don't consider these people migrants. I consider them refugees. Some of them are climate refugees. The climate is changing in that part of Central America as it is at equatorial latitudes all around the world." — @Thom_Hartmann #Mexico
There is massive deforestation, which is one thing that leads to #ClimateChange. The deforestation has meant less rainfall, the crops are failing, drought is intensifying, and the storms and flooding are getting worse. #Mexico #Guatemala #Honduras
Drought and flood go together. You have a drought, the vegetation dies, the soil hardens, and then you have floods and mud slides the minute it rains. #Mexico #Guatemala #Honduras #ClimateChange #Environment #GlobalWarming
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Who is Elizabeth Warren?
Elizabeth Warren: ❌ 1. Let Bernie get rigged in 2016 ❌ 2. Never went to Standing Rock ❌ 3. Voted for Trump's defense bill ❌ 4. Defended Joe Manchin ❌ 5. Won't back #MedicareForAll ❌ 6. Stood & clapped for nazi Trump ❌ 7. Will take corporate 💰 in GE ❌ 8. Uses Twitter Bots
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1/5 A thread:
There is a severe and growing #climate and #water disaster in India.
Delhi just saw its highest ever June temperature of 48C. Churu, Rajasthan saw highs of 50.8C, making it the hottest place on earth.…
Hundreds of Indian villages have evacuated as historic drought forces abandonment of homes in search of water. 80% of districts in Karnataka & 72% in Maharashtra are suffering drought & crop failure. Violent conflicts are growing between the two states over shared #water.
In Beed, India clean drinking #water is gone. There’s not have enough water to wash clothes, clean dishes, or flush toilets. Hospitals are filling up with people suffering from dehydration and water-related sickness from drinking contaminated water.
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New York Times reporting that financial market regulator days Climate Change poses major risks

Yes it does. BIG RISKS.

#carbonBubble #ClimateCrisis

Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns
"[He] plans to detail the formation of a panel of experts at the trading commission assigned to produce a report on how global warming could affect the financial sector, potentially impacting food costs, insurance markets, the mortgage industry and other economic pillars."
"The report, which [he] said he expected would focus in particular on potential harm to the nation’s agriculture sector, is likely to emerge at a moment when Mr. Trump will be making the case to farm states, [already hurt by] his crop tariffs, to re-elect him in 2020."
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Gas Profiteering Report*
Nanaimo BC
Rack price: 84.20c

Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 14.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 148.9c

Profit: 31.31c

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low gas prices which discourage #climatecrisis acttion.
Gas Profiteering Report*
Vancouver BC 11/06/19
Rack price: 82.60c

Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 25.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 133.9c

Profit: 6.91c

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low gas prices which discourage #climatecrisis acttion.
Gas Profiteering Report*
Nanaimo BC 12/06/19

Daily Rack Price: 85.30c (+2.7)

Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 14.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 148.9c

Profit: 30.21c (-1.10)

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low prices which discourage #climatecrisis action.
#bcpoli #gpr
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I have conflicted feelings about the #Canadian #DDAY commemorations that took place over the last few days, and I struggle during #RemembranceDay because of increasing glorification of war, militarization, and platitudes about honour, duty, and sacrifice. /1
My family has a long history of military service in both World Wars. My great-uncle joined the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, fought at Gallipolli, and died at Beaumont-Hamel. My great-grandfather also enlisted in the RNR and survived the Great War except for a missing finger. /2
My paternal grandfather was a member of the Canadian militia in the interwar years, was a Major during WW2 and remained in Canada throughout the war at Shilo, MB and other bases where he was involved in training enlisted men headed overseas. /3
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The New York Times has compiled a list of the 84 environmental rules on their way out during your nightmare presidency.
Here are the ones that have been completed so far:
"1. Canceled a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions. (EPA)"
"2. Revised and partially repealed an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions on public lands, including intentional venting and flaring from drilling operations.
(Interior Department)"
#ClimateChangeIsReal #ThursdayThoughts
"3. Loosened a Clinton-era rule designed to limit toxic emissions from major industrial polluters. (EPA)"
#PartyOverCountry #GreedOverEverything
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We should not be demanding this work from our kids.
Thunberg and others were part of my investigation on the #climatecrisis for @damemagazine. Please read and share.
We can all help to protect our planet for ourselves and the next generation.
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Second evening in a row with #tornado watches & warnings for our area.
This is NOT a tornado area.
Or at least it did not used to be.
Continuing to ignore #ClimateCrisis will not make it go away, it will just mean more and more Americans will be facing the impact of these storms.
Any candidate who is minimizing the #ClimateCrisis is not viable. This is one of the top concerns for voters--particularly voters under 50 who will be disproportionately impacted by #ClimateChange. Only candidates with serious and comprehensive climate plans should be considered.
Severe thunderstorm now with lightning, pea-sized hail and torrential rain so heavy you can barely see across the street.
I've lived in the tropical southland, so this is weather I know.
But it IS tropical weather, not East Coast weather.
Dems must talk about this 24/7.
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Huge #cleanenergy news to kick off week!

@GuzmanEnergy offering to buy three of @TriStateGT's #coal-fired power plants (and a coal mine), shut them down, replace them with #renewables.

Tri-State would be crazy to pass up this deal,…
Deal would shutter @TriStateGT's Craig power plant in NW #Colorado, also Escalante plant in #NewMexico.

@GuzmanEnergy would replace costly #coal w/more affordable #cleanenergy, saving Tri-State's rural electric co-op members higher rates, promoting local economic development.
According to @GuzmanEnergy release, proposal would also provide, "substantial financial assistance to communities negatively impacted by the early retirement of coal plants, to be driven by engagement directly with those
communities and other local partners."

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Alberta's on fire again. Another record breaker. Our slowest & stupidest (& our bought & paid for) will tell you it has nothing to do with a #ClimateCrisis. They're reckless, wrong & turning our land into an ashtray. Stop listening to them. THREAD #abpoli #cdnpoli #GentThreads
But don't take my word for it. Take the @globeandmail's:
Don't listen to me. Listen to National Geographic /2 @natgeo…
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Not a single person in the financial world would agree with what Alberta's new Premiere just said about the financial world & the #ClimateCrisis. To say those things while our province is yet again on fire? We're in Fantasy Land now. It's gonna cost us THREAD #GentThreads #abpoli
Last election Alberta bought lies we wanted to hear from a man only too willing to say them. In this latest quote Premiere Kenney is selling a full blown future-blind fantasy, believable only to the bozos. To investors & insurers? No way. Sad. Laughable /1
Imagine saying *that* in the face of *this*. Now imagine the big money folks believing it /2…
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BXP has no manifesto, no detailed policies & no plan for #Brexit (no, "just walk away" isn't a serious plan outside of a pub!)

Why are people willing to vote for a shady outfit that isn't a party, has dodgy finances & will likely adopt #UKIP's *no work* habit?
What's more, BXP now say they want to run in the next GE, even though the leader admits #Brexit isn't the answer to any of our domestic problems — you know, all those problems Leave voters thought Brexit was going to fix.

Somehow it feels like this is all about the salary and perks for some of the BXP's candidates, and that they're not taking the business of representing our country in an international forum seriously - as indeed those who were previously part of UKIP never have.

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[Thread] The IPCC report from 2018 that talked about the 1.5C rise...

It says 1.5C is going to happen around 2030.

It also says the climate will get to >1.5C if every major economy doesn't start decarbonising rapidly now.

That's what the 12 years was about.

The previous IPCC reports discuss where we're headed with "business as usual".

Currently that is around +4C (+/-1ish) by 2100. This figure keeps getting revised *upwards* though.

The bizarre thing from my point of view is that very little seems to have changed.

The IPCC report came out in October 2018.

No government has actually taken the recommendations seriously yet.

The UK Government declared a *non binding* "Climate Emergency" 👏

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Fear & Loathing in Alberta: the Big Fat Lie of Election 2019 THREAD #GentThreads #abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli #yeg #yyc
First of all, thank you Edmonton, for being the intellectual & moral hub of this entire province. The rest of us, evidently, were all too ready to elect to power a team already revealed as white supremacists, homophobes, misogynists, frauds, criminals & climate deniers /2 #abpoli
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"Conservatism" causes even smart people to vote stupid. Running government/society is THE EXACT OPPOSITE of running a business. It's how BUSINESS just keeps posting up platform-free tax-cut for the rich nitwits like George Bush, Donald Trump & Jason Kenney #abpoli #ableg #abvote
Think it's a no-brainer that Government should be run like a Business? Here's the end of that forever: who are your shareholders & who are your workers? If the answer is 'the People' for both your analogy has already imploded #ableg #abvote #ableg
What INEVITABLY begins happening for folks that think 'Gov should be run like Business' is they start to see 'the People' as 'the Workers' and their own funders/benefactors as shareholders. Hence a ludicrously wealthy 1% at the expense of all else. The inevitable result is this:
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I think we can all agree that food is pretty important for survival.

Climate Change is already impacting food security- it is not a distant, ambiguous concern: 

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods

#ClimateActionNow #foodsecurity
Cascading impacts of deadly flooding around the world includes "food supply shocks"

"A “whiplash” between very dry periods, followed by very wet periods, is exactly what we can expect from climate change"

#foodsecurity #ClimateChange #agriculture
...North America is not immune -

Already ‘There’s bleeding going on’ in U.S. farm economy, ag lender says, due in part to extreme weather

A prolonged downturn “has impacted farmers of all ages, experience levels and sizes”

#extremeweather #farming #farm
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