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Venice called itself the Serene Republic, but its sinister institutions provide an unmatched continuity of the most hideous oligarchical rule for more than 15 centuries, from the Roman Empire, through the British Empire until the present.
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Venice was the centre of efforts to destroy the advanced European civilization of the 11th & 12th centuries & bears a burden of guilt for the ascendancy of the #BlackNobility Guelphs & the black plague.
The Venetians were spies for Ghengis Khan guiding them to sack Baghdad.
Napoleon forced the end of this vile organism during his Italian campaign of 1797, but the cancer had already infected Geneva, Amsterdam, London & elsewhere.
Though the sovereignty of Venice had been extinguished, its methods lived on to the 20th century.
We know it as #Fascism.
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Ever shattered an orange using liquid nitrogen? That's how we get DNA out of ticks in our new @FrontiersIn article frontiersin.org/articles/10.33… @UMassMedical @broadinstitute @karlssonlab
We have a lot of ticks. 1000s & 1000s of ticks. People send them to us as part of our #citizenScience #tick disease study ProjectAcari.org. The problem? getting the DNA out.
We want to use high-throughput #DNA sequencing to find out everything we can about each individual #tick - its species, its intestinal #microbiome (they have one too!), and if it carries dangerous pathogens.
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🚜🌎💚 Land use, #farming & how this impacts on #ClimateChange is under scrutiny

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (@thecccuk) have launched their new Land Use report

What does it say, does it focus on the right things and is it ambitious enough? ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
@theCCCuk @UKSustain @SoilsAlliance @SusFoodTrust @LandworkersUK @FOLUCoalition @GreenerUK_ @GreenAllianceUK @WCL_News @DefraGovUK @NFUtweets The report comes at a time when #farming, #landuse and its impact on #climatechange is under the spotlight like never before.

This @theCCCuk report will be a major influence on what farmers will be rewarded for doing to adapt to climate change. ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
Nature must be given equal emphasis in shaping the future of post-#Brexit #farm support, as #farming and #landuse is also the primary driver of global #insect decline and the #biodiversity crash.

ow.ly/HSDC50y2HXK
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Want to know a secret?

Humans have been modifying the weather for 200 years #ManMadeClimateChange
#auspol
@SkyNewsAust @ScottMorrisonMP
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In the video below David Miles @milesresearch previously Aquiess says he brought rain to end the drought in Cobar NSW in 1998.
climateviewer.com/2019/01/20/dav…
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Aquiess did some work for the Australian Government in 2006 which got canned in the media.

Why?

Aquiess has intervened in over 40 rainfall projects, many on a massive scale.
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🚨Thread:

Let’s destroy the Climate Change narrative in one tweet, shall we? Look very closely at the collage below. Notice anything interesting?

@ClimateAudit @EcoSenseNow

#ClimateChangeScam #ClimateChangeHoax
2 - What is clearly illustrated above is that each nation needs to propagate that IT is facing a more dire crisis than any other nation. How can this be? Can every nation actually be warming at 2-3x the Global Average??? NO! It is pure #Propaganda
3 - We are then told that in order to remedy the dire local crisis, we need local solutions and taxes. But how can a local solution or tax revenue result in a local improvement to the (alleged) climate change problem? Climate is a Global NOT a Local issue.
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Today I am speaking to you in the first person, because while I am a part of a larger whole, it’s important to take off the mask and tell you the truth. I am a woman. I am a veteran. I am a STEM major. #IEndorseBernie because...
I was in my early 20’s in the 2008 financial crash and managed to find food even though my single mother was making $8.25/hr at Walmart mart. We didn’t qualify for food stamps cause we made too much money in Kansas City. We had to hide our car often; she was behind on payments.
When @Joshua4Congress says #povertyisthedraft, he is 100% right. I joined out of desperation. I was homeless because of a few missteps, even though I had a job. I was not making enough money to live close to work, and we lost the car.
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This morning, Leeds Climate Commission is repeating its workshop for schools, 'Caught in the Middle: Climate Change, education and YouthStrike4Climate' n1
We've already had presentations by @LeedsClimateCom Chair @andy_gouldson , 'Why is it a climate emergency and what can we do about it?', followed by @LeedsClimateCom schools lead, @MattCarmichael2 on Climate change and education n2
@LeedsClimateCom @andy_gouldson @MattCarmichael2 We're now onto our elevator pitches from a range of brilliant organisations which can support schools with a range of excellent resources, including workshops n3
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Yesterday I lived through an "extreme weather event". Those words fail to convey the violence of what happened. A storm cell with apocalyptic hail hit Warrandyte and many other places. These events are in the news daily and are now starting to become commonplace.

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#auspol
Formerly the weather was a short segment that came at the end of the news. Now it is the news, and the deeds and decisions of humans gets scant attention. This is because of the changes we have made to the planet and to its systems; because of climate change.

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#BurningPlanet
Climate change threatens us in so many ways. It pollutes the air we breathe, reduces the amount of water we have to drink and threatens the supply of food that we eat. Climate change can destroy the buildings we live in and the machines that we use.

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#ClimateEmergency
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This is how #ClimateChange is affecting #Wildlife!
#CommonLeopard is now reported from #SnowLeopard's habitat, & experts fear this will not only threaten the #SnowLeopard but may even jeopardize the entire #Ecosystem!

My latest for @third_pole

@WWFPak @SLFPakistan
This story is part of my research I did during my masters in international journalism from @CardiffJomec. I was only able to finalize this after thorough feedback from my supervisors @viewmagazine & @MattSwaine. Cannot thank them enough for their support

thethirdpole.net/en/2020/01/16/…
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cnn.com/2020/01/15/pol…
🤦🏻‍♂️.... ok, this has been going on for two days, now, and showing no signs of stopping. So, let’s be clear:

2 days ago, CNN “Reported” that 4 unnamed Warren staffers say that, over a year ago, Bernie told Warren that “A woman can’t win the Presidency”. 1/
....four decades of evidence of Sanders saying exactly the opposite, and the fact that he encountered Warren to run in the 2016 election means nothing to CNN, it seems.... 2/
This, it seems, is ‘journalism’. What passes for hair salon gossip is just as good as real news on what we’re told to believe is a real new station. CNN bristled at being called ‘fake news’ but thinks gossip is the same thing as journalism? Ok....3/
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Aujourd’hui on va parler d’une composante importante dans le système climatique planétaire: l’océan. Quels sont les changements en cours, lesquels sont à venir ? Quelles conséquences pour les écosystèmes et populations ?
Let’s #thread ! ⤵️⤵️
#climateChange #ocean 🌍🌊🐟🏖
Avant toute chose, la source principale de ce thread est le rapport spécial du GIEC sur les océans et la cryosphère 🌊🗻:
🔹 en anglais 🇬🇧: ipcc.ch/srocc/home/
🔹 ou en français 🇫🇷: wiki.citoyenspourleclimat.org/w/Rapport_sp%C…
✋ L’ensemble des faits que j’évoquerai ont tous un niveau confiance élevé ou très élevé dans le rapport du GIEC, c’est-à-dire qu’ils s'appuie sur des preuves cohérentes et un consensus scientifique.
Ds le cas contraire, la phrase sera suivi de “(MC)” pour “medium confidence”.
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The candidates in last night's #DemDebate were eager to talk about the #ClimateEmergency, but the moderators kept shutting them down.

What kind of press corps knows less about politics than the candidates they're holding accountable?

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@brianneDMR from the @DMRegister should learn that trade policy IS an arm of climate policy.

@CNN should train @wolfblitzer & @abbydphillip to see the ways #ClimateChange intersects with jobs, health care, national security, foreign policy, and economic sustainability.

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@brianneDMR @DMRegister @CNN @wolfblitzer @abbydphillip #ClimateChange is not a discrete issue for its own silo.

#ClimateChange is remaking the only planetary system that supports our civilization; solving it involves every sector of our economy & politics.

#ClimateChange links to everything discussed in any political debate.

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Today @ScienceBrief publishes its first Rapid Response Review on #wildfire risks

sciencebrief.org/briefs/rrr-hea…

**All** 57 scientific papers show linkages between #climatechange and increased #fireweather

@richardabetts @pepcanadell @uniofeastanglia @tyndallcentre @clequere
#FireWeather refers to periods when fire is more likely due to hot, dry, and often windy conditions

Fire weather is an overall measure of the flammability of the landscape - increases suggest rising fire risk
Observations show that fire weather seasons have lengthened across ~25% of the Earth’s vegetated surface, resulting in a ~20% increase in the length of the fire weather season on average globally

nature.com/articles/ncomm…
@tas_firecentre
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I sat with my father and his partner and his cousin and contemporaries over Xmas in QLD and here were their taking points:
1. #ClimateChange is not real; it was hot like this in the 60’s #AustraliaBurning is not the fault of @ScottMorrisonMP it is the fault of the “far left”....
... it is the fault of the “greenies” and all fires were lit by arsonists ..
2. Donald Trump “is a great President” and “has really improved the economy of the USA,” Sanders will be wiped off the floor and he will win a “landslide” in 2020. I think the saddest thing about this..
... is that my father is a well travelled relatively well educated in the school of life kind of bloke. He has travelled around the world more times than I have had glasses of rose. But he represents quintessentially the #okboomer backlash. He and his cronies watch #credlin ...
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Out today! Our paper in @NatureMedicine linking rising temperatures with increases in suicides, assaults, drownings and transport accidents. Summary below. @ImperialCollege @Grantham_IC @Columbia @EarthInstitute @Harvard @HarvardChanSPH @nature: nature.com/articles/s4159…
@NatureMedicine @imperialcollege @Grantham_IC @Columbia @earthinstitute @Harvard @HarvardChanSPH @nature @Revkin @francescadomin8 @ColumbiaMSPH @DrMariaNeira @WHO @DiarmidCL @joygmt @ImperialSPH @greenimperial Temperatures that deviate from the long-term local norm affect human health, and are projected to become more frequent as the global climate changes. There are limited data on how such anomalies affect deaths from injuries.
@NatureMedicine @imperialcollege @Grantham_IC @Columbia @earthinstitute @Harvard @HarvardChanSPH @nature @Revkin @francescadomin8 @ColumbiaMSPH @DrMariaNeira @WHO @DiarmidCL @joygmt @ImperialSPH @greenimperial We found that a 2°C anomalously warm year, as envisioned under the Paris Climate Agreement, would be associated with an estimated 2,135 (95% credible interval 1,906–2,368) additional injury deaths (1% increase of total injury deaths)
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@AsiKym First up, India doesn't need persuading. They're on track to meet (possibly exceed) their Paris targets, thanks to Modi's HUGE investments in renewable energy. cleantechnica.com/2019/05/17/ind…
@AsiKym China, the world's largest nation and largest emitter isn't doing as well. However they're the world leaders in renewable energy installation and moving in the right direction, albeit not as fast as they were, due in part to trade war with US.
climatechangenews.com/2019/07/02/chi…
@AsiKym Here's a summary of who is on track or not (note Australia is not)
gizmodo.com.au/2019/12/which-…
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In year 6 (2001) we had to do a project on "Disasters" and students did Pompeii or whatever and I decided to be a smartarse and do mine on "Global Warming". It is now the most depressing document I own. Let's take a look. (Thread) #climatechange
If an 11yo in 2001 can use NASA stats to warn against #climatechange then what's @ScottMorrisonMP 's excuse? In my introduction I illustrate (literally) how Australia in 2001 was a ticking time bomb: "Global warming is a disaster waiting to happen" was my opening line. Punchy.
I then list the changes that will happen "if we do nothing to reduce the amount of CO2 & other greenhouse gasses". News: it's not good. Temp, sea level rises, dying rainforests, drought, famine and disease are on the agenda #climateemergency
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Great question

1. I’ve committed to talk about #climatechange in each & every #globalhealth lecture I give from now on so that every student has a sense of urgency plus the language and some tools to address it

@thewrittenro @nicolamlow @audreyprost2 @JSkordis @Dr2NisreenAlwan
2. I’m also committing to academic & practical work from this point on which links directly to #planetaryhealth & social/environmental justice. See for example the new @StemaHealth which is heavily influenced by these ideas stema.org

CC @mikaelapatrick @DrRitaIssa
3. I commit also to using good quality teleconference technology more often, inspired by my colleagues at @SHMFoundation! @sorrelkydd @NiksSimpson @iona_gaskell

@nicolamlow @RoopaDhatt @ClimateHuman
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@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox Thanks for the response. I think we are largely on same page here. I do agree that there are big issues w papal history/messaging (fell out w Catholic church myself for similar reasons as a teen), & the IPCC does state that popn growth is a contributing factor to cc.

At the
@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox same time I agree w Ginny that it is a wise to be prudent when discussing the population issue bc:

1. there is an established history of issues going waaay back of ppl w racist / nativist agendas looking to use overpopulation as leverage for implementing amoral control measures
@alextomo @seasonalight @AmiesPhilip @aubreygci @GeorgeMonbiot @drvox that range fm impinging on civil liberties to draconian eco fascist strategies:
* an example fm 60s is Garrett Hardin (who was also partially wrong about much of his famed tragedy of the commons ideas (as shown by Elinor Ostrom)) splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
* I’m not sure
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Great read in @nytimes by @NathanielRich, focusing on the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of #climatechange.

#ClimateEmergency #climateaction #climate

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
"More carbon has been released into the atmosphere since the final day of the #Noordwijk conference, Nov. 7, 1989, than in the entire history of civilization preceding it."
"By the end of the 21st century, scientists predict that Switzerland could face a temperature increase of five degrees Fahrenheit because of climate change; by then, a majority of central #Switzerland’s glaciers will have disappeared."
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Greens in Austria plan to form coalition govt with Conservatives. This shows the challenges thrown up by PR🤔A choice between blocking a far-right govt but accepting some nasty policies & agreeing #ClimateAction while sacrificing ideological purity [1/7] bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
So, before defenders of FPTP jump up, let’s look at what Greens in govt means.
🚫Countering advances of the far-right
🇪🇺 Pro-European rather than anti-European (unlike last govt)
🌞Push to make Austria a pioneer on tackling the #ClimateEmergency [2/7]
Specifically on #ClimateChange
✅Introducing a ‘climate check’ on all legislation
✅Investment of €2bn into local/regional transport
✅€3/day annual Austria-wide public transport ticket
✅Switch entire power supply to renewables by 2030 & end oil and coal in heating [3/7]
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Here is a thread about UK Parliament's discussion of the #AustralianBushfires and its propagation of a climate denialist narrative, and about where Ministers get their information from.
1. In the UK Parliament yesterday, 9 Jan 2020,
Richard Drax MP asked:

"Can ​the Minister help us understand how these fires started? Arson plays a role. Does she have any evidence or feedback from the Australian Government on how the fires physically started?"
2. The Minister in question, @HeatherWheeler, had *only* this to say:

"Very regrettably, it is widely reported on social media that 75% of the fires were started by arsonists."

What are we to make of this statement?
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25+ People & 1 Billion Animals Dead
Over 2K Homes Destroyed

What should punishment be for the 180+ Arsonists in #Australia?
We demand their identities!
This was not #ClimateChange

#ArsonIsNotClimateChange
#Arson
#AustralianBushfires🙏
#AustralianBushfiresDisaster
#Bushfires
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@rahmstorf Fire trends are dominated by land management practices, and little affected by climate change. So climate change can't be blamed for Australia's current fires, nor credited for the global improvement.

CO2 & climate change certainly doesn't cause arson:
amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queen…
@rahmstorf NASA measures fire trends by satellite:

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145421/…

earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/90493/r…

"...MODIS [satellite instruments have measured] a decrease in the total number of square kilometers burned each year. Between 2003 and 2019, that number has dropped by roughly 25%."
@rahmstorf Blaming fires on climate change is "cargo cult science." Fire severity depends mostly on land mgt practices, not air temperatures. Worst fire in US history was in chilly Wisconsin in October, 1871, when CO2 (estimated from ice cores) was only ≈288 ppmv.
library.massasoit.edu/americanfires/…
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