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Justice for communities on the front lines of the climate crisis must be at the core of our response to climate change. Here's my plan for how I'll center environmental justice in the fight to end the climate crisis. ewar.ren/environmental-…
Industrial pollution has been concentrated in communities of color due to decades of discrimination and racism—and a system that puts corporate profits before people. We need big, structural change, focused on and led by members of those communities.
We need to invest in the communities who have borne the brunt of industrial pollution and are on the front lines of climate change. I'll direct at least $1 trillion to the most vulnerable communities—not just to clean up pollution, but to help them build a more resilient future.
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What are your thoughts on #ClimateChange? Please watch this series of videos I'm posting where the original Weatherman from Good Morning America & founder of the Weather Channel completely dismantles the THEORY of climate change. Do you think we need a #GreenNewDeal?
Do you think leftists would shame John Coleman & label him as an ignorant #ClimateDenier? A man who dedicated his whole life studying meteorology & was arguably our country's top meteorologist. Should people instead turn to an "expert" like @BillNye who's a mechanical engineer?
@BillNye Do you think that if we don't buy into the #GreenNewDeal the world will come to an end in 12 years like .@AOC has said? Do you think #ClimateAlarmists really buy into all of this or is there a more nefarious agenda they have at hand?
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Klimaschutz: Eine #CO2-Bepreisung mit #Klimageld/Energiegeld, wie es in mehreren wissenschaftlichen Studien vorgeschlagen wurde, ist weder effizient noch sozial gerecht – eine Erläuterung. @bmf_bund @bmu 1/
Die ökonomische Textbuchanalyse des Allokationsproblems ist formal richtig: Für gegebene Infrastruktur ist die CO2-Bepreisung (Steuer oder Emissionshandel) ein effizientes Instrument, damit private Akteure die sozialen Kosten ihres Verhaltens internalisieren. 2/
Die Textbuchanalyse des sozialen Problems ist ebenso formal richtig: Wenn die Anpassungskosten der Menschen nicht vom Einkommen abhängen und die Infrastruktur konstant gehalten wird, dann kann der Klimabonus sozial gerecht sein. 3/
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So apparently in order to 'save the planet' in time

-We need to nuke Russia

-Eat each other

and

-Eat babies

Welcome to the endgame of the deranged climate cult

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal
She's not getting her ideas from nowhere
foxnews.com/world/swedish-…

'Swedish scientist says we should eat dead bodies in order to save the planet from climate change'

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange
The eating babies woman has been claimed to be a troll by LaRouche PAC
gizmodo.com/viral-video-ab…

They didn't do the troll for no reason however

#QAnon #WWG1WGA #AOC #GreatAwakening #DarkToLight #GreenNewDeal #ClimateChange
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Tonight I’m at @LIVREpt closing rally. This ecosocialist, pro-EU party is the first in Portuguese history to be lead by a black woman, Joacine Katar Moreira, a historian and academic from Lisbon #Legislativas2019
According to @LIVREpt number 1 in Porto, Jorge Pinto, their #legislativas2019 campaign was done on €10,000 alone. Before the posters below showed up, white sheets of paper with the words “Being Livre (free) means...” were plastered around Porto and passers by could fill them in
Can’t fault their taste in music 👌
#legislativas2019 #portugueseelections
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Next up is @ptcherneva. “Prevention and predation.” #MMTConf19
@ptcherneva Predation infiltrates all aspects of our economic life. We want to move beyond this world, to a world that is good, sustainable and prosperous. #MMTConf19
@ptcherneva MMT has forced the mainstream to reckon with its ideas. And I do mean “forced”. We have forced movement around the NAIRU and around fiscal policy. #MMTConf19
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A) I couldn’t have imagined when I was introduced to the work of Thomas Kuhn and Michel Foucault in 1980 that I would actually experience a paradigm shift or an episteme change respectively. However, major change is now occurring in economics due to Modern Monetary Theory...
B) ..(MMT) - initially the work of Warren Mosler, aided by social media - made available by the internet innovation of Tim Berners-Lee. I wonder if it is a true paradigm shift though as it is the replacement of a body of contrived fantasy and knowingly dishonest information...
C) ..supported by a false infrastructure and camouflaging awards by a clear set of empirical observations, rational historical analysis and robust deductions. However, when enough people grasp the previously concealed, truthful observations and insights of MMT and demand the...
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Live streaming of the Third International Conference on MMT is starting in 13 minutes! mmtconference.org/#livestream
You can catch me in NYC today but back @stonybrooku for the remainder of the conference (Sat-Sun). interactive.bcaresearch.com/investmentconf…?
@stonybrooku And come on out for this event on the #GreenNewDeal Oct. 21 @Columbia
www8.gsb.columbia.edu/richman/confer…
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Over the last 20 years, lobbyist spending has skyrocketed. At the same time, Congress has been starved of resources to objectively analyze complex public policy issues, leaving corporate lobbyist propaganda to fill the gap. I've got a plan to fix that: elizabethwarren.com/plans/congress…
I saw firsthand how this system works when I was fighting for the CFPB. Financial reform is complicated, and bank lobbyists bombarded Congress with complex arguments and obscure terms. It's the ultimate insiders’ play: "Trust us because we understand it and you don’t."
When Congress debates the #GreenNewDeal, our representatives shouldn’t have to rely on Exxon lobbyists to explain who should pay for the effects of carbon emissions on our planet. politico.com/story/2016/05/…
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1. The Tragedy of Greta Thunberg, Our Lady of Sorrows

What I said about below about Greta Thunberg is true. David Harsanyi has written a piece elaborating on the point further. Allow me to serialize.
2. Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg lives in the healthiest, wealthiest, safest, and most peaceful era humans have ever known. She is one of the luckiest people ever to have lived.
3. In a just world, Thunberg would be at the United Nations thanking capitalist countries for bequeathing her this remarkable inheritance. Instead, she, like millions of other indoctrinated kids her age, act as if they live in a uniquely broken world on the precipice of disaster.
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.@andresintheory, @NathanTankus, and I have a new op-ed out in @businessinsider, arguing that Congress should fund the #GreenNewDeal directly ― through public spending, rather than public lending & investment.

"No money mazes, no middlemen."

businessinsider.com/green-new-deal…
To my friends on the left...the #GreenNewDeal is too crucial for us to be entertaining public-private partnerships & other Rube Goldberg funding schemes.

Let's lay our claim on the state, spend public money, and take political credit. #EyesOnThePrize

businessinsider.com/green-new-deal…
For more on the affirmative plan for public spending, please see...
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#ClimateStrike at University of New Hampshire. Proud to see my students (undergrad and grad) here. Wildcats fight for the future!
“I just wanna be an old grandma showing my grandkids these pictures, saying, we did this.” #climatestrike
Chills realizing that I used to be one of these student protestors and now I have the wonderful privilege of being one of the faculty who supports them ✊🏽❤️✊🏽 #ClimateStrike
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Disappointed in the US #GreenParty🌻. Their counterparts in #Australia, #NewZealand, & #Germany recognize #China’s Communist Party as an enemy of #HumanRights & main contributor to #ClimateChange.

Then again, proponents of the #GreenNewDeal, like @TomSteyer, cash in on China.
… in case you don’t recall, #ClimateChange activist #TomSteyer — who criticizes America’s energy sector, but turns a blind eye to #China’s behemoth pollution (inc. in super-polluted #EastTurkistan/“#Xinjiang”) — used Chinese-favored tax havens for his $…
… more recently, it was discovered that billionaire #ClimateChange activist #TomSteyer cashed in on #China’s shady private equity market, tech startups, pharma co’s, & nursing homes.

Is he sincere in his activism, or padding his bottom line via #China?

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I appreciate the recognition that holding the global economy hostage is the wrong thing to do. Let's think through what this implies together.

Why is it wrong to hold the global economy hostage?
"The economy" is a metaphor; you can't hold an abstraction like "the economy" hostage. You hold people hostage. It is wrong to hold people hostage. Specifically, it is wrong to threaten people with poverty if they don't do what you want them to do.
Mind, we have been holding the Iranian economy hostage. The US can't really complain that this is unfair. But developing countries with no dog in this fight have excellent reason to feel this was unfair.
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I had the extreme privilege of talking to @CornelWest today for tomorrow's episode of #HearTheBern. Last week, I had the joy of interviewing @harveyjkaye. I can't wait for you to hear these two amazing scholars talk about how the legacy of the New Deal charts a path forward!
@CornelWest @harveyjkaye Don't forget! Video versions of the podcast are available later in the week. Check out our GND episode (22) with @KateAronoff and @dwallacewells here!

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“For obvious reasons, ⁦@exxonmobil⁩ launched a massive public disinformation campaign to muddy the science and downplay the danger.”

#GreenNewDeal #ClimateCrisis #TrumpIsALiar

latimes.com/opinion/editor…
“For three years, Americans have been living under the willfully blind, anti-scientific, business-coddling rule of President Trump, who has stubbornly chosen climate denial over rationality.” 2/
“We now have an opportunity to resoundingly reject his policies by voting him out of office, along with congressional Republicans who enable him.” 3/
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Congress is supposed to decide how the U.S. spends money. Soon, it won’t be able to. washingtonpost.com/outlook/congre…
2/ Progressives really, really need to think about how to use the Federal Reserve System to fund what we need. Have a financial catastrophe? What do the elites of both parties & Wall Street do? They run to the FRS's ATM to get $12 to $26 Trillion in relief. Even if the $26
3/ Trillion is high, what could $12 Trillion fund for the #GreenNewDeal and other infrastructure projects? What about cutting defense spending? Obama wanted to spend $1 Trillion on new nuclear weapons. To fight a nuclear war? How 20th century! The new threats, the new capital
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1/ A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world. foreignpolicy.com/2019/07/20/why… // The article argues that the central banks and insurance industry need to step up. Massive, massive investments are needed to transition to sustainable energy
2/ sources given the amount of insurance losses now and into the future.
3/ Losses are growing. The author suggests that losses are manageable to the insurance industry when they are small and isolated. Climate change disasters alter that fundamental calculation.
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Flipping the Senate from conservative control in 2020 is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY!

That’s why we are proud today to endorse and support State Senator Erica Smith!!

Follow her now @EricaforUSSen20!

Donate: secure.actblue.com/donate/letsfli…

100% goes directly to her campaign!

Let’s GO!
Flipping the Senate from conservative control in 2020 is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY!

That’s why we are proud today to endorse and support Kimberly Graham in Iowa!

Follow her now @KimberlyforIowa!

Donate: secure.actblue.com/donate/letsfli…

100% goes directly to her campaign!

Let’s GO!
Flipping the Senate from conservative control in 2020 is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY!

That’s why we are proud today to endorse and support Joshua Mahony in Arkansas!

Follow him now @joshuamahony!

Donate: secure.actblue.com/donate/letsfli…

100% goes directly to his campaign!

Let’s GO!
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Great to speak at @energyleeds @PriestleyCentre event on challenges posed by net zero. I focused on 4: (thread)

1) we have no national mandate for disruptive change. need a popular plan that we all feel we own. Which is where a #GreenNewDeal comes in. neweconomics.org/campaigns/gree…
2) we have a terrible legacy on industrial just transition. Need to empower affected places and workers to design own green futures. Essential for justice and the raw politics of it all. neweconomics.org/2018/11/workin…
3) we have institutions like Treasury that don’t take climate seriously. Economic policy won’t respond to the climate emergency until responding to the climate emergency is the Treasury’s actual written down job. opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra…
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This will be an unpopular view in the climate twittersphere, but the New Yorker "climate doom" article (by Jonathan Franzen), for its serious flaws, isn't all bad.

newyorker.com/culture/cultur…

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Many smart voices, such as @leahstokes, @AlexSteffen, and @GlobalEcoGuy have documented the fatal flaws well, and correctly.

Leah's take down is particularly pithy...

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But the few big problems for me are:

1. Franzen's odd insistence that 2 degrees is a magic # and everything turns instantly to hell after that. That's nuts. As @AlexSteffen has written, if we miss 2, we fight for 2.1, then 2.2, etc.

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Thanks @NewYorker for publishing this terrible article by Jonathan Franzen which is so off base it would be laughable if it wasn’t so problematic. Love it when our most prominent outlets give voice to doomsday climate predictions that are wildly out of step with reality. THREAD.
@NewYorker Franzen says: there are "two ways to think about this. You can keep on hoping that catastrophe is preventable, and feel ever more frustrated or enraged by the world’s inaction. Or you can accept that disaster is coming, and begin to rethink what it means to have hope.”

Yeah, NO
@NewYorker Guess what a third way of thinking about this is?

You actually try to do something to slow and reverse the climate crisis! You join @sunrisemvmt or @350 or @citizensclimate. You strike on Sept 20 with @Fridays4future. You speak up!
globalclimatestrike.net
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A couple of points here. 1) Notice that none of the climate plans are massive bundles of super-ambitious non-climate progressive agenda items ala the #GreenNewDeal. That train certainly came and went in a hurry. niskanencenter.org/blog/an-open-l… washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
2) These plans are all very light on detail. It will take time to write complicated legislation like this. That a bill will be forwarded is likely. That it will be forwarded in 2021 strikes me as more unlikely than not.
3) Since none of these proposed plans look anything like legislation currently in the hopper, whatever is offered will be put together on the fly, ala "HillaryCare" in 1993. That's a recipe for political disaster. amazon.com/Alternatives-P…
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Ahead of tonight’s @CNN Climate Town Halls, @PeteButtigieg dropped his climate plan today. What should we expect to hear from Mayor Pete when he takes the stage at 10 PM ET tonight? My THREAD 🧵 on his plan 📗.
peteforamerica.com/climate
@CNN @PeteButtigieg On electricity, @PeteButtigieg offers an interim benchmark—an idea I quite like! He says lets double clean electricity by 2025.

That would mean 74% clean power in 2025, putting us ahead of schedule for full decarbonization by 2035, assuming nuclear plant license extensions. 2/
@CNN @PeteButtigieg This plan is R&D forward, proposing quadrupling federal funding to $25 billion annually, $200 billion over 10 years. Historically, the US has spent a lot more money on innovation than it does today.

Here’s @l_diaz_anadon research showing that! 3/
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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