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We can’t solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis and we must unite behind experts and science.
This of course goes for all crises.

Now the experts urge us to avoid big public gatherings for a better chance to #flattenthecurve and slow the spreading of the Coronavirus. 1/4
So I personally recommend that we do as the experts say. Especially in high-risk areas.

We young people are the least affected by this virus but it’s essential that we act in solidarity with the most vulnerable and that we act in the best interest of our common society. 2/4
The climate and ecological crisis is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced but for now (of course depending on where you live) we’ll have to find new ways to create public awareness & advocate for change that don’t involve too big crowds - listen to local authorities. 3/4
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@decolonize_this UNMASKED.
On Jan. 28/20 a video appeared on #Twitter calling for a flash mob of anarchy in #NYC
Accompanied by the #'s
#FTP3 #J31
(Fuck the police 3 and on Jan 31) This being the 3rd flash mob.

@realDonaldTrump
#COVID19 #earthquake #IWD2020 #BreakingNews
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Video calling for #j31 #ftp3
In #NewYork

Do these people not know that masks and voice changing software is nologer an issue.

#JobsReport
#anarchy
#Palestine
#Israël
#NYC

apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/amin-h…
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Last page will link to the full article for anyone who wishes to take a deeper dive
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learn about the A.I tech being used for this unmasking.

This movement needs to be unmasked as you will see this group supports terrorism.

Their goal is to brainwash and manipulate
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A little thread about today #climatestrike in #brussels
Awfully rainy. Fresh. Virus threat.
Still a few thousand people joining . A mix of old militants and young people.
Talked with a few young people and asked them why so few came.
They answered they either don't care or
think the fight is lost ,or not winnable.
Seems we need to go to #Instagram to reach them.
How to talk about methane on IM? i don't know .
Will #Greta manage to lift the energy of 1 billion young people? it's so much to ask from 1 person.
I fear we are losing the battle.
If politicians don't react soon, the bond between generations will disappear.
There's really a deluge of risks and problems facing us and around us.
If americans pick #trump or #biden, then hope will be gone.
What will be left?
I am heartbroken. We need to turn the tide.
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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Winnipeg City Hall adult ally #ClimateStrike

Week 27

So this is my worst Strike selfie yet - accidental shot while struggling to hold the ph for the pic at which point my camera died ;)

#Wetsuweten shirt art credit @christibelcourt

Thread incoming, will be pauses while I type
Disclaimer - everything I say here has already said, by better writers (often Indigenous) & by more knowledgable ppl (often Indigenous).

None of this should be taken as my own original thoughts, tho is not the fault or deficiency of the original thinkers if I get anything wrong.
Hello World, we need to talk about Canada.

I'm doing this in the context of my #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike, because the Winnipeg youth Climate Strike group, @mbyouth4climate, has been very involved in #WetsuwetenSolidarity #ShutDownCanada actions.
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"In 2014, the Pentagon submitted a report that argued climate change was an “immediate risk” to national security. The Pentagon reiterated many of these concerns in a report five years later."

#PENTAGON
"I am a retired CIA officer and not a scientist, so I’ll leave it to the climatologists for the most authoritative assessment on the pace of climate change. But there is clear evidence that the Earth is warming, sea levels are rising and the Arctic is melting."

#CIA #Arctic
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(1/9) We just poured everything we got into making sure @BernieSanders won the New Hampshire primary. Here's what we accomplished...

#FITN #NHPolitics #BernieWonNewHampshire
(2/9) In the lead up to the primary our volunteer powered team:
🙋Filled <2000 volunteers shifts
📋Collected < 12,000 pledge to vote cards
📱Sent >18,000 texts
🏡Knocked >20,000 doors
📞Made >33,000 phone calls
(3/9) On average, democratic voter turnout in the four major college towns we organized in (Durham, Keene, Plymouth and Hanover) increased by over 10% since 2016 and over 30% since 2008.
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THREAD/ Jeff Bezos and Amazon executives are threatening to fire a few members of our group after we spoke up about wanting our company to be a leader in the worldwide effort to avert climate catastrophe.
washingtonpost.com/technology/202…
How will the world remember Jeff Bezos in the era of climate emergency? Will he use his immense economic power to help, or not?Please tell @Amazon and @JeffBezos: Our world is on fire & desperately needs climate leadership. Stop silencing employees who are sounding the alarm. 2/
We must be able to speak up. Here is our press response to Amazon’s intimidation tactics. 3/
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So, msg from my 35 yrs of research on Cdn env policy: When officials say they seek to "balance the economy and the environment," here's what they really mean: 1/n #abpoli @EdmontonJournal #cdnpoli
edmontonjournal.com/business/energ…
@edmontonjournal They mean that the private sector will set the limits of the regulation according to the cost they are willing to pay without sacrificing profit. A proposed threshold above this "bottom line" will provoke threats of disinvestment. @JonathanWNV @cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau 2/n
@edmontonjournal @JonathanWNV @cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau Env regulation is almost never consistent with what science tells us we need to do, with the precautionary principle, or with the requirements of social justice. 3/n @350 @Ippc2019 @JonathanWNV #ClimateStrike
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I was asked to look at a "Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell" I hadn't ever heard of this celeb before but of course I do notice the 3 six letter names right away. Billie .6. Eilish .6. Pirate .6. A typical "promote me" kind of name comm. #Qanon
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Her other names also have comms in there - "O'Connell" - "owe" - Note this pic from the Rothschild that apparantly made her famous. Names can at times be a roadmap to purpose in comms.
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That includes the "Connel" part of the name as in "conning"- apparantly she's known for being a massive environmentalist -particuarly propping up Greta Thunberg and the #ClimateStrike - note the money behind Greta is literally the same as Billie #QAnon
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Thoughts of a 17-year old on #COP25:

First of all, there is very little international news coverage, which makes it hard for people who were not at COP, or involved in the environmental moment, to know what’s going on at the place that’s is supposed to define climate ambition
So let me break it down for you:

1) Only *one* big polluter, the UK, released a plan to cut carbon emissions by 2050

2) Article 6, which decides whether or not “human rights” are to be included in carbon markets, was inconclusive. Hint: human rights are a *must*
3) Endesa, the biggest polluter in Spain, was a diamond sponsor of COP25. If you ask me, they just wanted to greenwash their pollution.
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This was my very last experience of #COP25. As luck would have it I was on my way to the exit just as the #climatestrike inside the venue began. I stashed my suitcase in a corner and sat in the floor with hundreds of others.
And some of the tears that I haven't let flow all week finally did during this song, when all the young voices joined in. They are so young and so beautiful, these children and youth from all over our incredible planet.
All they are asking is to be given something I took for granted at their age, a stable biosphere, the precondition for everything else that I may have made of my life.
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🌎The Week In Climate 2nd -8th Dec🌍

From #COP25Madrid to new climate forecasting models being analysed, as well as lots in the realm of politics, we have a lot of ground to cover.

Let's start with ...
🏢THE SOCIETY🏡

1 - @GretaThunberg & other activists have had an overwhelming presence at #COP25Madrid. Also, African countries - lowest historical emissions, but most vulnerable to climate change - have sent 4 of the largest 10 delegations

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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A new thread as #COP25 begins.
I am totally fed up with the messages about 1.5C or 2 C warming
And fed up with the "Lalaland" way of thinking that "we are about to cut emissions"
So i decided to sum up the data i have..to call this BULLSHIT
It's time for all to WAKE UP
Please RT
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Let's have a look at every sector emitting Co2 or methane
Nature
NEW FACTS
tropical forests co2 capture ended
nature.com/articles/s4147…
Soil not capturing co2
 nytimes.com/2019/01/23/cli…
nature.com/articles/s4158…
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My analysis on potential #runawayclimatechange and the #IPCC goal of 1.5-2C target
And why/how i expect nasty surprises soon
First, a chart with trend lines showing warming speeding up
#methane #permafrost #arctic #antarctica
#ClimateCrisis #climatechange #gretathunberg
A few charts showing #breakout of temperatures, or potential #runawayclimatechange in 2019, from #alaska to #california or #europe
#ClimateAction #climatechange #gretathunberg
Why warmer soon? several factors
1/ the SUN
Sun is waking up, with solar spots appearing , and the solar minimum period is ending , with a weak solar maximum expected in 2023 .
Lagging time: 4 years
#sun #solarcycle #solarminimum

spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/11/02/sol…
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Yes. This is beyond grotesque. Klein references a Bolivian initiative under the Morales gov't - as a lure to promote the GND - without a single acknowledgment to the coup itself.

What Klein does not reference is far more compelling: the 2010 People's Agreement of Cochabamba.
The Cochabamba People's Agreement (April 2010) came out of the Bolivian World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth conference. It was Indigenous-led, with people attending from around the world. #Bolivia

theartofannihilation.com/350-agent-sabo…
#Whiteness and racism played a key role at this conference.

350's (Klein serves on the board) sole purpose for attending the conference in Bolivia was to literally undermine the host country’s official policy position on climate change (300 ppm, 1ºC limit, etc.)
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#ClimateStrike today @GretaThunberg. An old lady told us that we were breaking the law, told us to "to fucking move" and was incredibly aggressive. This was unpleasant, BUT it highlighted how lucky I am. There are strikers who face arrest or attack simply for speaking out (1/...)
@MakichyanA @NlocyJ @howey_ou and SO MANY MORE incredibly brave people from indigenous communities and countries with repressive regimes deal with fear of real consequences every day. It may be unpleasant to be shouted at, but it highlights my privilege and how lucky we are(2/..)
We as climate activists in the west have a duty to amplify the voices of those who aren't being heard and who aren't given the opportunity to even speak. If I'm shaking after a crazy old lady hurls obscenities at me, how must it feel to be to live in fear? #ClimateJustice
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"(...) city folks are more than willing to take to the streets to defend the very system that is crushing the life out of us all. It’s a form of collective Stockholm syndrome, on a global scale."

#ExtinctionRebellion
#ClimateStrike

medium.com/@kim.hill/unpa…
"The capture of this rebellion has depended on the lack of questioning (and probably more to the point, lack of answers) as to what net-zero emissions actually means, what the rebellion aims to achieve, and what the proposed solutions really entail."

#NetZero
"The burning of fossil fuels needs to stop. Not because it is releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, but because it is powering an industrial economy that is wiping out all life."

#NetZero means business-as-usual for the fossil fuel industry and industrialism as a whole.
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1.5 billion children in poverty are set to face climate catastrophe by 2029.

#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateChange #ClimateJustice
Unicef report: how children, and particularly the most vulnerable, are affected.

The distribution of the world’s 2.3 billion children has important implications for assessing the impacts of climate change.

Population under 18 yrs of age per sq km (2015).unicef.org/reports/unless…
'Under a ‘business-as-usual’
scenario (RCP 8.5) approximately
1.45 billion children will be living in
zones where average temperature at surface has changed from 0-2ºC to 2-4ºC'.

Unicef's 2015 report suggested 2050, but climate breakdown is faster than expected.
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Just like clockwork. World Economic Forum - the movie.

On October 28, 2019, the documentary The Forum, opened the 62nd edition of German documentary festival (DOK Leipzig).

Because "to change everything, we need everyone".

Director Marcus Vetter: "Eventually we have to overcome some of our preconceptions. The elite may not appear as evil as we think they are. There are good and bad people..."
con't: "The film is asking the question, 'Is there not maybe still a middle way, one in which everyone comes together instead of separating from one another?'"
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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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