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Welcome to our #EveryDayIsEarthDay Q and A session with Taiwo Adewole, @taiwoadewole. We will be having a conversation around "Human induced climate impact".
Don't forget to join in by using the hashtag #ACIEarthDay #EarthDay
Q1) Going through your profile one cannot help but be impressed by your numerous achievements, help us understand how you came across your passion for environmental sustainability.

#EarthDay #ACIEarthDay #EverydayIsEarthDay
Interesting, so it was a conscious decision.
Q2) To address the issue of human-induced climate impact, we first need to have an understanding of what we are dealing with; Kindly help us understand what this means.

#EarthDay #ACIEarthDay #EverydayIsEarthDay
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Voyager entre la Terre et la Lune sans dépenser de carburant, c'est possible 😃 Hé oui, il suffit d'aller voir un point de Lagrange et ensuite, on fait absolument ce qu'on veut...

Je vous propose un "grand tour" du système Terre-Lune, sans aucune manœuvre !
👇👇👇
Dans le thread qui suit, je vais vous expliquer cette magie noire de la mécanique spatiale. 🧙

Découvrons ensemble le monde des "connections homoclines et hétéroclines des variétés centrales des points de Lagrange"... 🤓
Les concepts mathématiques que j'ai balancé dans cette phrase un peu beaucoup pompeuse peuvent apparaître assez complexes. Bon ils le sont hein, mais ils s'illustrent en fait très simplement. Car c'est juste ce que la vidéo montre... expliquons donc pourquoi !
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OK! It's #EarthDay for a bit longer so I'm going to do a short thread about why you ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT stockpile crude oil in your backyard swimming pool. <1/ >
This week has seen some unprecedented drops in oil and by proxy, gasoline. Let's ignore the whole refining process for a bit and just look at one extremely idiotic response to this generational low: regular people purchasing crude oil and storing on personal properties. <2/ >
Take that one step further, what's the largest reciprocal on many people's properties? The swimming pool! Let's be generous here and suggest that if one *did* get a hold of crude oil barrels they would place the barrels, not the oil directly, into the pool. <3/ >
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OK, here’s my Earth Day edu-rant. I’ve been stewing on it all day. It’s going to focus on climate change, which is a part of Earth Day concerns, along with ecology, sensing and enjoying nature, and a bunch of other stuff I suppose.

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Before I get into the edu-rant, understand that I am a Massachusetts state representative, so this is from the view of MA, USA. For your jurisdiction, kindly adjust accordingly. And yes, all jurisdictions gotta get this done.

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And before you at me, yes we need to do it in a progressive manner. Yes, we need environmental justice (EJ) as a part. Yes, we need to be mindful of organized labor (#1u !). Yes, we need a just transition. That’s all a given.

3/x
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One thing about having been serially monogamous but not Co-habiting with anyone until I was 36, and then single again at 45, is that I learned to do a lot of traditional guy shit on my own.

Today I built this from a kit, and it was not easy. We are ready for a garden. #EarthDay
And only minor injuries ensued.
Also, I forgot how much fun it is to play with power tools. LOL.
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Good evening friends,

Today is the 50th #EarthDay we've celebrated. A milestone.

Yet we have not accomplished balance, sustainability or enough progress managing #ClimateChange.

We must aspire to do better by our Mother Earth. She's granted us the most precious gift: life. 1/
We've seen from the #COVID19-induced shutdowns of various economies and societies that when pollution clears, and humanity's influence on our planet is reduced, healing can begin: clearer skies, more wildlife, regrowth of flora.

2/
This improvement on the basis of a lack of exploitation and destruction by our species should give us all pause.

We know we can do better. We mustn't forget the lessons that the school of life is teaching our species right now as there are many.

3/
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This 50th #EarthDay, it’s more clear than ever: we need bold, aggressive action to tackle & defeat the #ClimateCrisis. We must #ActOnClimate, protect clean air & water, & build a clean energy economy to keep our planet safe for our children & grandchildren.
But the Trump administration has taken every opportunity – even a pandemic – to roll back safeguards for our air, water, climate, & public lands. It is wrong & unacceptable that they’ve stopped at nothing to do the bidding of their fossil fuel allies. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
With a former coal lobbyist leading the @EPA and a former oil lobbyist leading @Interior, it’s no surprise that the Trump administration is putting the profits of their former & future clients above the safety and well-being of our communities. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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On the first day of Biden’s Administration there will only be 9 years left to stop the worst consequences of climate change (according to the IPCC).

Here are 9 key elements of Joe Biden's plan for a clean energy revolution and environmental justice (THREAD)
1) Biden will take executive action *on Day 1* to not just reverse all of the damage Trump has done, but go further and faster.
2) Biden will work with Congress to enact *in 2021,* President Biden’s first year in office, legislation that, by the end of his first term, puts us on an IRREVERSIBLE path to achieve economy-wide net-zero emissions no later than 2050.
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Humanity faces two unprecedented threats. One, #Covid19, is a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The other, climate change, will span many lifetimes, and remains our most dire challenge. But we have the technology to conquer it—now.

Here’s how 1/ wired.trib.al/UOR8ueA
#EarthDay2020
We’re in desperate need of a decades-long investment in the fight against climate change. A moon shot won’t cut it; neither will a few more Elon Musks. But the full might of the US government can. This needs to be our new Cold War 2/ wired.trib.al/MyhTz2L
#EarthDay
Nature is the most effective technology available to save the planet. It’s time we stopped overlooking our biggest potential ally in the climate fight 3/ #EarthDay2020 wired.trib.al/EoWll5W
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[0] Hoy es #EarthDay #DiaDeLaTierra y en este #HILO encontrarás 4 ejemplos (de los muchos) para las políticas Económicas sobre Energía y Medio Ambiente, con resultados para tomarlos en cuenta y mejorar nuestro planeta, El incremento de la Temperatura Promedio en Chile desde 1901 Image
[1] Para US-California B) muestra que un incentivo de reembolso tuvo un efecto significativo sobre la reducción del consumo de electricidad en las zonas climáticas al interior 5% menor al consumo del grupo control, En A) zonas costeras sin efecto aeaweb.org/articles?id=10… Image
[2] También existe evidencia de ganancias y pérdidas del #CambioCliomático en la agricultura según el tipo de cultivo con implicancias en la actividad económica de estos sectors y empleo
iopscience.iop.org/article/10.108… Image
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My #EarthDay award goes to Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite gave me some of my favorite memories. It's where I learned to swim and ride a bike. It's the first place I ever did a backpacking trip and fell in love with the majesty of the mountains.
In 2015, I hiked to the top of North Dome in the freezing cold. It's famous for being one of the best views in the entire park and I neeeeeeeeeeded to see it.

This will forever be one of my favorite photos.
"It is easier to feel than to realize, or in any way explain, Yosemite grandeur. The magnitudes of the rocks and trees and streams are so delicately harmonized, they are mostly hidden."

— John Muir
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Every day is #EarthDay. On the modern environmental movement's 50th anniversary, here’s a running list of everyday actions you can take to help save the planet:

1. Be mindful of the past while fighting for the future.

Here’s what America looked like in the 1970s, as #EarthDay and the EPA were just getting started: pops.ci/preepa
2. Cut down on food waste.

If global food waste were a country, it would be the #3 emitter of greenhouse gases.

The US alone discards a third of the food it produces, packing it into landfills to exhale potent methane. It’s a solvable problem: pops.ci/foodwaste
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For #EarthDay , at 6:30pm UK time, I'll be joining @paulallencat , @AndrewSimms_uk and @SLunnon1 to discuss climate, #COVID19 and economic transformations for @ExtinctionR & @urgewald : view here!
facebook.com/ExtinctionRebe…
Link also here, but different one? Try both! [hopes something works]
And here is third link, just for good luck. Hope to see/hear you tonight!
eventbrite.co.uk/e/money-talks-…
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Here’s a 🧵 of 5 things you can do for #EarthDay:

1) Tweet a nerdy picture like this to your legislators, thank them for their hard work, and politely remind them not to forget about the climate crisis.
2) Attend @citizensclimate’s free virtual #EarthDay event this Saturday with @KHayhoe: eventbrite.com/e/uniting-from… and consider supporting CCL’s work: citizensclimatelobby.org/donate/
3) Join one of @climateinteract’s free online #EnROADS workshops TODAY: register.gotowebinar.com/rt/17468066236… and DM me if I can help facilitate a free smaller virtual workshop for your group sometime.
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#JourDeLaTerre Aujourd’hui, une espèce de mammifères sur quatre, un oiseau sur huit, plus d’un amphibien sur trois et un tiers des espèces de conifères sont menacés d’extinction mondiale.
#EarthDay #EarthDay2020 #JournéeDeLaTerre
#thread ⬇️
Comment le sait-on ? Grâce à la Liste rouge mondiale de l'UICN, qui permet de connaître le niveau des menaces qui pèsent sur la #biodiversité.
Dans sa dernière édition, sur les 116 177 espèces animales et végétales étudiées, 31 030 sont classées menacées.
#JourDeLaTerre #EarthDay
La France figure parmi les 10 pays hébergeant le plus grand nombre d’espèces menacées : au total, 1 546 espèces menacées au niveau mondial sont présentes sur son territoire, en métropole et en outre-mer.
#JourDeLaTerre #EarthDay #EarthDay2020 #JournéeDeLaTerre
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I just had the unfortunate displeasure of watching PLANET OF THE HUMANS the #Earthday freebie irresponsibly put out by Michael Moore @MMFlint.

The film is an unsubstantiated, unscientific, poorly made piece of yellow journalism which attacks proven renewable energy and science..
I can't believe that @MMFlint would put his name on this.

The film attacks climate heroes like
@billmckibben and disparages the known benefits of renewable energy.

The film is amateurish and puerile, trades in the most propagandistic techniques, roping the audience into...
believing that somehow renewable energy is a sham and that we shouldn't trust folks that promote solar and wind.

The film irresponsibly ignores the decades of peer-reviewed climate & energy science that goes into the current environmental movement.

I'm shocked. AGHAST.
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Fifty years ago, the May Strike protests erupted at @UVA: student activism & anti-war protests intertwined with the civil rights, women’s rights, & other progressive movements #maystrikeincontext #1970UVA
As we prepare our forthcoming exhibition and mark the fiftieth anniversary of the May Strike, over the next four weeks we will "live” tweet the events as they unfolded in 1970, day by day (sometimes hour by hour).
#OTD on April 21, 1970, the UVA chapter of the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC) announced the start of The Ten Days … Image
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🐶LIVE FROM SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive! Follow the game here on Twitter or find dial-in instructions for the live audio here: triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2… Tonight's special theme: #EarthDay! 🌍🌏🌎 [1/n]
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies with your team and team name all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive🌶️!
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐 triviawiththebens.com/trivia-night-2…
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The 50th anniversary of #EarthDay is tomorrow. Half a century after Earth Day began in 1970, our reporter @jswatz spoke to the day’s original organizer, Denis Hayes. nyti.ms/3av9M5s
On the first Earth Day in 1970, some 20 million people across America, one-tenth of the population of the U.S. at the time, took part in demonstrations, marches, and environmental cleanups nyti.ms/3av9M5s
“This was not an anti-litter campaign,” recalled Denis Hayes of the first Earth Day in 1970. “This was talking about fundamental changes in the nature of the American economy.” nyti.ms/3av9M5s
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To celebrate the 50th year of #EarthDay- this week we are sharing our Top 50 Environmental Campaign victories over the years. We are proud of our legacy of student organizing on protecting the environment and stopping #climatechange.Help us celebrate by retweeting your favorites!
Victory Spotlight #1 goes to @UWashpirg and their campaign to ban single use plastic bags which passed through the legislature this year!
Victory Spotlight #2 goes to @NJPIRGStudents and their win this year to ban single-use plastics in all @Rutgers_Newark campus stores- including dining halls! #EarthDay
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Wow!! One of the most outstanding books I’ve ever read.

Sand Talk: How #IndigenousThinking can save the World

A great recommendation for these days!!

Thanks Tyson Yunkaporta. Your book is a gem to be discovered: #wisdom #values

textpublishing.com.au/books/sand-talk
A few years ago, I wrote a post about the #philosophy of Good Living or Living Well from Indigenous People
academia.edu/6528305/_Good_…

I talked about #biomimicry, learning from Nature with humility, and then we could also learn from the wisdom of indigenous people
I've decided to start a month-long project where I'll tweet a “wise” tip about "Sand Talk" every day during April. 30/30

#WiseBoomerang #1 This will be the 1st one.
It's about #humility the antonymous of #hubris. #Communication #DialogicalEthics #Connectedness
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We need some inspiration. Join us to celebrate people fighting for our planet w/#30EarthMonthHeroes. The rules: 1⃣Tag a person who does great things to protect the environment 2⃣tag+thread another the next day 3⃣Repeat thru April. Explainer via @TaotaoTasi southernfriedscience.com/30-earth-month…
1) One of our #30EarthMonthHeroes is our previous president @brooke2cents. Beyond the leadership she provided us, Brooke trains conservationists on how to design outreach plans that motivate action. Check out her work on sustainable fishing in Mongolia: brooketully.com/making-sustain…
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Yesterday, on the 1st day of the UK's #COVID19 lockdown, I started posting a daily #deepsea fact on my instagram (@diva_amon) to help amaze/excite/distract. Will cross-post them here also. Feel free to add comments/questions/etc. & I'll try to get to them #DivasDailyDeepSeaFact
DAY 1: The test used to diagnose #COVID19 & other pandemics was developed with the help of an enzyme isolated from a #microbe found in #DeepSea #HydrothermalVents & freshwater hot springs.
Video: @NERCscience @adrg1.
Fact: @WHOI.
#DivasDailyDeepSeaFact
whoi.edu/news-insights/…
DAY 2: #DeepSea life can be slow. Case in point: the Greenland #shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can live for >400 years & only becomes sexually mature at >150 years old. Yes, it took me a grand total of 2 posts to start talking about sex. I blame @Marahh2o. Video: @oceanexplorer
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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/p…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!! wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/s…
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