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For all you international journalists out there, here's the Premier of Alberta hanging out with the MAGA hat wearing, twenty-something "journalist" that harassed teenaged Greta Thunberg in a hotel yesterday #Elxn43 #Climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #GretaThunberg #Cdnpoli #Canpoli
Here's the same "journalist" who harassed Greta Thunberg in a hotel hallway yesterday when he was invited to cover the election night victory for Jason Kenney and the UCP in Alberta. #Cdnpoli #GretaThunberg #Fridaysforfuture #Cdnpoli #elxn43
Lots of examples out there of the Albertan "journalist" who harassed Greta Thunberg in a hallway in Alberta harassing young females in a similar manner. #GretaThunberg #FridaysForFuture #Ableg
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On Friday, Oct 18, while the world is on #ClimateStrike, @The_Corres will be convening a panel of youth climate activists from around the world.

We are doing this to help raise their voices and spread their message, but more importantly, it’s for you.

thecorrespondent.com/67/a-global-co…
@The_Corres Youth climate activists, like those we’re hosting at @The_Corres, already know the work they’re doing is hard. They struggle every day. They see the world around them: Uncaring, indifferent to their right to simply exist.

Our hope is that you—our readers and members—will listen.
@The_Corres We believe that stories have the power to change people. And we believe that a better world is possible.

Change won’t happen on the scale that science says is necessary without a revolution in thought & action.

We are inviting you to help shape that world through conversation.
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A denier asked me the other day: "why should we be listening to some 16 year old kid?"

"Would you prefer to listen to climate scientists?"

Crickets.

#GretaInAlberta
When the kids in America had enough of the mass-shootings & took on the NRA, inevitable response from the adults who like things exactly as they are was: "they're puppets." It's what you say rather than listening, let alone stepping up #GretaInAlberta
One of the prime messages @GretaThunberg makes over and over again can be distilled down to "listen to the science and act accordingly."

Imagine adults thinking that's controversial. #GretaInAlberta
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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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#Dirtymoney:1
Koch oil/gas bribing pols/lobbyists/scientists for climate change lies.
@ewarren calls out the dirt in DC.
#ClimateStrike #ClimateChange
#Dirtymoney:2
Saudi Arabia money for US troops.
tЯump playing #mercenaries won't go down good with our troops. The Nation called this out in Sept 2019, before tЯump's shakedown of Saudi was made public.
#SaudiArabia
thenation.com/article/trump-…
#Dirtymoney:3
Russian lobbying #NRA executives for lucrative Russian arms exports. NRA execs greedy at prospects of arms dealing with Russians. #NRABloodMoney
thedailybeast.com/russians-used-…
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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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#ClimateStrike the Blue Angels ffs
I have not fact-checked this but
According to this 2014 EPA fact sheet, burning jet fuel emits 21 lbs of carbon per gallon. So if above figures are right, that would mean 151,200 lbs of carbon per hour of Blue Angel annoying-as-fuck flyovers. eia.gov/environment/em…
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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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After elections on Sunday, a coalition of socialists, communists and anticapitalists is set to form a government in Portugal once more.

But as far-right populism grows across Europe, there are sure to be challenges ahead. @JoanaRamiroUK explains in a #thread: (1/11)
@JoanaRamiroUK Amid a rise in far-right populism across Europe, Portugal stands out as an example of a stable, efficient and popular left-wing government. Unemployment is low and the economy is growing. (2/11)
opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaa…
@JoanaRamiroUK Since 2015, Portugal has been ruled by what's called Geringonça, “the contraption”: a Socialist Party (@psocialista) minority government with the support of the far-left Communist Party (@cdupcppev) and Left Bloc (@esquerdanet). (3/11)
socialeurope.eu/portugals-cont…
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1) Tomorrow is a big day for #ExtinctionRebellion. Just looked at @JessBots climate dash and their volume is comparable to #ClimateStrike. It's usually about 10%.
@JessBots 2) We pulled the friends of 572 accounts that seem to represent specific XR groups. They had 85k unique friends and 53k of those have not interacted in the last ninety days.
@JessBots 3) There were 143k accounts seen in the #ExtinctionRebellion stream. When this update finishes there should be 194k. The time curve here is account creation dates. That hump in 2012 is notable, our guess is it's activists who signed up during that time.
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.@MIT climate symposium #1, on the state of the science, live-streaming now @ClimateMIT
Opening remarks from Prof. Kerry Emanuel and President Rafael Reif
Prof. Susan Solomon: overview of climate science and some key challenges
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This week, @CBCNews decided to reprint a garbage article from @CanadianPress. It's a completely uncritical repackaging of the oil and gas industry’s talking points and an attack on the #ClimateStrike. Shame on the @CBC! Let's call them out in a THREAD! 🧵
cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
@CBCNews @CanadianPress @CBC More than a quarter (!) of Montreal’s population turned out to #ClimateStrike on Friday. But clearly the @CanadianPress couldn’t find a single striker or scientist to comment. I mean, it was only 1 IN 4 MONTREALERS that they could have spoken with... 2/
narcity.com/news/ca/canada…
@CBCNews @CanadianPress @CBC The article claims that “activists who want to stop new pipelines aren't considering the negative impact on Indigenous communities who are counting on oil and gas development to improve their lives.” And that fossil fuels are the solution to indigenous injustice.

Yeah, NO.
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This will be my last twitter thread for today. One of the talking points delivered by industry and gov't since the #ClimateStrike is "NL's oil is green!" with figures anywhere from 30% to 80% "less than average" carbon intensity being shared.

Let's talk about this for a sec
To put some parameters around this: I'm *only* talking about CO2-equivalent emissions per barrel produced. Not biodiversity impact. Not impact of burning the oil itself.
First, not all oil is equal. Being imprecise with language allows people to give *very different* results for the GHG intensity of extraction. Have a look:

oci.carnegieendowment.org/#analysis?opge…
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🇨🇦#Canada #FridaysForFuture International update #ClimateStrike #'s for #ClimateActionWeek:
🇨🇦1,000,000 people🇨🇦 Thus 1 out of every 6 strikers globally was Canadian🇨🇦 as well as we were 3rd globally for total # of strikes. Thanks to all local organizers & national supporters.
1000 #Calgary AB
15 #Cambridge ON
40 #Campbellton NB
20 #Camrose AB
15 #Canmore AB
15 #Cannington ON
150 #CapAuxMeules QC
300 #Caraquet NB
300 #Chambly QC
200 #ChathamKent ON
65 #Chibougamau QC
400 #Chillwack BC
40 #Clare NS
45 #Clinton ON
500 #Collingwood ON
80 #Compton QC
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Dear .@Cathmckenna yesterday I allowed my rage to take over when I saw both you & .@JustinTrudeau tweeting about #GretaThunberg & #climatestrikecanada #ClimateStrike.

Your work & this moment in history deserves more compassionate & thoughtful response, so here it is: THREAD
@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I admire your strength & commitment and as a woman who is attacked & threatened for my work I appreciate what you have been going through.

As a Canadian I also appreciate the coal phase out, the price on pollution & other elements of your climate platform but.../2

#cdnpoli
@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I knocked on doors in the last elxn to help this govt get elected b/c I was so horrified by the lost decade of climate inaction in Canada under the Harper govt & I believed you when you promised prorep, climate test for pipelines, stronger targets science based policy & UNDRIP/3
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Climate numbers from published reports. Start with Montreal at 500,000. cbc.ca/news/canada/mo…
Vancouver climate protest at 100,000 according to police.
4000-4500 in Waterloo Region according to police. kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?c…
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Had a great #Canadian launch of #7necessarysins via @BeaconPressBks at one of my favourite bookshops @LibrairieDandQ in #Montreal and was thrilled that one of my favourite artists MissMe came. Another great one for the Faces and Fingers of #7necessarysins collage 📷 @rerutled
Earlier on Friday, 500k people joined the #ClimateStrike in #Montreal. I was proud to be among those numbers. Gina Granter took four of her five daughters to the march and brought the youngest one, Mathilde, to my reading. Our youngest feminist there
Thank you, Mara and Teddy of @LibrairieDandQ for all your help with my #7necessarysins event.
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Quel che pochi vogliono capire è che per ridurre le emissioni bisogna investire in emissioni.
Sembra un paradosso, ma non lo è.

Non salveremo il mondo (solo) cambiando le nostre abitudini e (solo, ma poi, perché?) rinunciando ai nostri comfort
#ClimateStrike
#climatechange
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Finché continueremo a guardare al passato come modello, e non al futuro, non ne verremo fuori. Le #emissioni non diminuiranno perché la gente rinuncerà all'automobile o ad acquistare prodotti dalla Cina, ma perché lo sviluppo tecnologico ridurrà le emissioni prodotte
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Chiedere alle persone di RINUNCIARE a qualcosa, senza offrire un'alternativa, non funziona. Si scatenano solo conflitti.

È piuttosto necessario uno sforzo congiunto a livello mondiale - e su questo si deve lavorare in fretta - per avviare delle politiche di investimento green
3/
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After the most epic #ClimateStrike week ever, and after talking to many people, the truth of this overlong thread has been running through my mind. For too many, this is still such a strong desire for simple (market-based!) solutions, for people in power to simply take charge. 1/
We need to be able to communicate faster and better why evil is structural, is business-as-usual, is the inevitable outcome of power that is not "coerced from below" as Engler & Engler write in "This is an uprising". Either we, as activists, engaged citizens, a huge movement. 2/
see our work as constantly coercing power to act in good (or even just less evil) ways, or we fail. There is no easy, lazy, simple way out: just ongoing struggle against mighty forces of evil. The mightiest that have ever roamed the earth. 3/
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Unfortunately, @KolkataPolice stopped our march midway despite prior permission. We decided to stand our ground by sitting in front of the barricade.
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I hear it was the largest individual #climateCrisis protest in history. Any city wish to challenge that? Regardless, 500,000+ people in #Montreal today for #ClimateStrike makes a POWERFUL statement that we’ve reached a real turning point toward #ClimateAction! Via @GretaThunberg
This makes me happy of many levels — including that #Vancouver showed up 100K+ strong for the @ClimateStrike, AND that citizens did it by showing how streets, bridges & our FUTURE are about people, not cars. #ClimateCrisis
Hat tip to @SimiHeer, great video!
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THREAD: Wow. Just: wow. What an incredible day this was!

Just a week after a record 4 million people joined the #ClimateStrike on Sep 20, millions more took to the streets today.

The #GlobalClimateStrike now ranks as one of the largest coordinated protests in human history.
It really feels like we’ve entered a new era.

Today we were bold, rebellious, beautiful, strong & funny.

We wove together visions of climate, gender, social, migrant, racial & economic justice.

We were fearlessly clear: we're going to fold the status quo into a better world.
Here's how some of it went down:

Italy made people-powered history - from huge cities like Rome & Milan, to small towns & villages, market squares filled with TONS of people.

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I couldn’t post this earlier because there were so many people and the cell signal was kaput. Girls girls girls #ClimateStrikeMontreal
People all around us #ClimateStrikeMontreal with @rerutled
Girls DESERVE attention!

If girls aren’t part of your revolution, it’s not my revolution

#ClimateStrikeMontreal
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