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Our new report: 'Unburnable #Carbon - 10 Years On' finds global stock markets 🏦 are financing energy companies which are sitting on 3x more #coal, #oil & #gas reserves than can be burned without breaking the 1.5°C Paris climate target carbontracker.org/reports/uburna… #CarbonBubble
🧵Despite growing urgency to tackle #ClimateChange, 'Unburnable #Carbon' reveals “embedded #emissions” in the #FossilFuel🛢️reserves of companies listed on stock exchanges – the CO2 released if they’re extracted & burned – has grown by nearly 40% since 2012 carbontracker.org/reports/uburna…
@CarolineLucas @EdwardJDavey @Ed_Miliband @MichaelEMann @CFigueres @AnnPettifor @billmckibben @martinwolf_ @AlokSharma_RDG The report warns that 90% of all known #FossilFuel🛢️reserves & resources held by companies must stay in the ground as 'unburnable #carbon' to limit global warming to 1.5°C🌡️🛑carbontracker.org/reports/uburna… #KeepItInTheGround
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The Norwegian state owns the two-thirds of Equinor, and even though fracking (a method of extracting gas) is illegal in Norway because of harmful everlasting environmental consequences. However, that is not stopping Norway from going all in on the Vaca Muerta project in Argentina
,one of the largest coastline fracking developments in the world. This is why it's easy to understand that the force of hypocrisy is great in this one.
The people of Serbia understand the struggle of fighting against corporations and governments who sell fake tales about the green transition, and focus solely on their own profits. We are aware that projects like these are destroying the planet.
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Conservative's should be furious about the subsidies paid to fossil fuel companies!!!

Analysis by the IMF shows that fossil fuels receive $11 million a minute of subsidies. This is equivalent to 6.8% of global GDP, and it is forecast to rise to 7.4% of GDP by 2025.

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A very good conservative argument could be made that the money used to subsidize fossil fuel production would be better off as tax cuts.

Surely you, the taxpayer, know better than the government (or fossil fuel companies) how to spend your money?
I raise this not because I have a problem with 'big government' but because it would be much better to discuss how best to transition away from fossil fuels, and the more brains we have on this, the better.

What do you think?

#ClimateAction #KeepItInTheGround
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In Halfing im Landkreis Rosenheim will die Firma Wintershall DEA rund 13 km² #Erdgas fördern. Im Moorgebiet inmitten von Wasser- und Naturschutzgebieten. Gegen den Willen der Anwohner*innen und des Gemeinderats. (1/3)
Hier könnt ihr dagegen protestieren: openpetition.de/petition/onlin…
Der Grund, wieso das Projekt trotz allem eine Chance hat, ist das deutsche Bergrecht, das im Kern aus der Nazizeit kommt und der Ausbeutung von Bodenschätzen Vorrang vor nahezu allem anderen gibt. Das sollten wir bald ändern, gell, @OlafScholz. (2/3)
Wenn wir den Klimawandel ernst nehmen, müssen die fossilen Energieträger, die noch im Boden sind, auch im Boden bleiben. Neue Gasbohrungen haben in unserer Zeit einfach keinen Platz mehr.
#gas #keepitintheground #Erdgas #Energie #Klimakrise
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730+ groups call upon global leaders to deliver #RealZero through rapid & permanent emissions cuts & real solutions, not dangerous techno-fixes, like carbon capture, blue hydrogen, geoengineering, or carbon markets & accounting tricks.
A thread 🧵
realsolutions-not-netzero.org
This call comes as governments and corporations at #COP26 unveil “#NetZero” climate pledges, many of which are being used to greenwash climate inaction and justify “business-as-usual” fossil fuel production.

#NetZeroIsNotZero #KeepItInTheGround
“Climate leadership will not be measured decades from now, but rather by the pace and scale of concrete, near-term actions taken today.”

It's time to invest in #RealZero solutions, no more techno-fixes, geoengineering, carbon markets, or accounting tricks.
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🧵 This will be my thread for tonight’s #NewDemoChat 🍊

Q1. Here in the North, we’re like the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. We’ve been seeing it’s effects for years and frankly, it’s terrifying.
We as Inuit are people of the ice and snow and so much of who we are depends on it: our traditions, our knowledge, our culture, our food ways, and more!

Climate change is forcing us to adapt and it’s impacting food security, transportation, health...

cbc.ca/news/canada/ne…
Like my pal @PJC_NL says: I want to teach my grandchildren how to ice fish, as I have, as my ancestors have before me

Will I get this chance? I legitimately don’t know

That haunts me, but it drives me to press for real climate solutions. To protect my traditions and culture.
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THREAD: News just broke from @Reuters of a potentially critical new initiative to be launched next month: the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (#BOGA). Read the article here: reuters.com/business/susta…
@Reuters #BOGA will be the 1st diplomatic initiative acknowledging the need for governments to manage the decline of oil and gas production as a key tool to address the #climate crisis. It’s a big deal and something we’ve been calling for for a long time.
@Reuters #BOGA has the potential to help reframe the global climate conversation to ensure phasing out production is seen as a key tenet of climate leadership. Why is this important?
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For those claiming yesterday's (genuinely brilliant) Exxon/Chevron shareholder climate victories are an argument against fossil fuel divestment, remember that shareholder engagement with Big Oil achieved precisely nothing for 25 years. 1/n
insideclimatenews.org/news/16112015/…
2/n: Then divestment came along. As did #KeepItInTheGround & #Blockadia. As did grassroots organizing @350, @sunrisemvmt, @ExtinctionR, @GretaThunberg @Fridays4future et al. As did a collapsing climate & shifting energy econ. As did #ExxonKnew journalism.blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/t…
3/n: (@_aploy and I wrote about those dynamics in @sciam ⬆️.)

Only after all that - i.e. now - have shareholders made progress. This isn't an argument against shareholder activism per se; indeed, divestment campaigns generally propose an explicit "grace period" for engagement.
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🌎✊ Die #WKO muss sich entscheiden, ob sie ihre Blockadehaltung aufgibt und ein konstruktiver Player im #Klimaschutz-Diskurs sein will. Das wäre im Interesse ihrer Mitglieder, die klare Rahmenbedingungen brauchen, um den Umbau der Wirtschaft zu meistern.

Bis dahin: #WKOboycott!
“Dass die #WKO eine gesetzlich verankerte und rasche Reduktion unserer Emissionen bis zur Klimaneutralität 2040 “überambitioniert” nennt, und kritisiert, dass nun Zielverfehlungen auch eingeklagt werden könnten, verdeutlicht das fehlende Klimabewusstsein der WKO" so @krogenhofer.
Wir sind heute in ganz Österreich vor WKO-Zentralen, um ihre rückwärtsgewandte Klimapolitik zu kritisieren!
Denn: Es braucht Verbindlichkeit und Rechtssicherheit, um endlich die Klimawende zu schaffen, die jahrzehntelang verabsäumt wurde.
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Pödelwitz bleibt! hieß es gestern endlich von offizieller Seite und das ist eine richtig gute Nachricht!

Dass @MartinDulig (@SMWA_SN) dies nun aber so darstellt, als wäre es sein Verdienst, zwingt uns zu einer Reihe Anmerkungen im folgenden #Thread.

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Punkt 1: Der Kohleausstieg ist nicht nur mit der #Klimakrise verbunden. Dritter in der Runde ist der Ausbau der Erbeuerbaren Energien. Die MIBRAG verzichet nun gönnerhaft auf die Kohle unter Pödelwitz, da Energiegewinnung aus Kohle schlicht nicht mehr wirtschaftlich ist.
Punkt 2: Der Ausbau der Windenergie ist in Sachsen zum Erliegen gekommen, weil Flächen für Windkraftanlagen auf der Basis des sächs. Energie- & Klimaprogramms (EKP) vergeben werden. Das aktuelle EKP stammt aus dem Jahr 2013 und arbeitet auch mit Zielstellungen von damals.
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Die Dörfer Berverath, Ober- und Unterwestrich, Keyenberg und Kuckum sollen weggebaggert werden, damit #RWE dort einen #Tagebau errichten kann. Doch schon beim Abriss der #L277 stellt sich die #Bevölkerung quer. (1/5)(#AlleDörferBleiben taz.de/Braunkohle-Blo…
Obwohl @DIW_Berlin-Gutachten eindeutig feststellt, dass für die dt. #Klima-Ziele die #Kohle unter den Dörfern nicht mehr verbrannt werden darf, wurde die "energiewirtschaftliche Notwendigkeit" von #Garzweiler II ins #KohleEINstiegsgesetz geschrieben. (2/5) diw.de/documents/publ… Image
Wie das sogenannte "#Kohleausstiegsgesetz" mit seinem fatalen §48 das Todesurteil für die Dörfer (und das #Klima) bedeutet, hat #Monitor in diesem Bericht zusammengefasst. (3/5) www1.wdr.de/daserste/monit…
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The story of how #climate activists succeeded in getting #Ireland to #KeepItInTheGround, banning new #oilandgas extraction - great piece by @AdamMcGibbon

(it's paywalled but you can register for 1 free article per week)

independent.co.uk/independentpre…
Adam rightly gives credit to @bridsmithTD for her amazing leadership in getting the licensing ban on the Dail agenda
@AdamMcGibbon And of course plaudits to @greenparty_ie for getting it onto the government programme
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hey, y'all listening? I want to talk in a bit more detail than yesterday about the Biden Bernie Unity Task Force climate plan. Will use same hashtag as yesterday -- #Underwhelmed.
First, the document, all 110 pages. First 6 pages are Platformese climate; then pp. 42-55 are Policy-ese climate. I skimmed a few other sections and there may be stray climate mentions elsewhere too. #Underwhelmed bit.ly/2ZTXv7z
Next, some praise. This is a labor-friendly climate plan. And that matters a lot, because non-union cleantech doesn't get much respect in Dem circles compared to labor folk who donate and walk and elect Dems. Still, I'm #Underwhelmed.
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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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We're outside of @MassGovernor's #MASOTC saying #NoWeymouthCompressor. @CharlieBakerMA has failed The Fore River Basin, The Commonwealth and the Climate #mapoli
The Fore River Basin; Weymouth, Quincy and Braintree know @MassGovernor deserves an F for Environmental Justice #MASOTC #NoWeymouthCompressor
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Think of this OpEd as climate denial meets peak concern-trolling:

"There is a real danger that the climate debate is deteriorating into a game of name-calling, with oil and gas companies all too often portrayed as opponents of climate progress." nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opi…
As if oil and gas companies were just "portrayed" as blocking climate policies from being passed.

As if they weren't ACTUALLY working extremely hard and spending large sums of money to campaign against, oh I don't know, the carbon price @JayInslee attempted to pass in WA.

2/
The man who wrote this OpEd heads the @TheCLCouncil founded by neoliberal economists, corporations, and oil and gas companies including BP, Shell, Exxon, etc.

3/n
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Looking back over a year of making invisible #methane emissions from #oilandgas visible.

A few videos taken with an iPhone from the LCD screen on a FLIR GF320 camera.

1/4/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency
1/9/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency #KeepItInTheGround
3/27/19, Balmorhea, #Texas
@TCEQ said this was only lighter fluid
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NEW landmark @UNEP et al. report shows almost all countries' climate commitments ring hollow. While governments pledge to cut greenhouse gas *emissions*, they are simultaneously investing in fossil fuel *production* at double(!) the safe limit. THREAD.

productiongap.org
2/n: This is cognitive dissonance on a global scale. It's like promising to go on a diet while simultaneously baking a cake.
reuters.com/article/us-cli…
3/n: As @CNN observes, the climate movement's years of calls to #KeepItInTheGround are based on science, yet "many of the world's governments are not heeding [scientists'] calls." cnn.com/2019/11/20/wor…
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A #FixTheWEO *THREAD* on how the @IEA is still boosting fossil fuels & acting as an obstacle on #climate with #WEO19.

TL;DR: It fails the biggest test – charting an energy road map to staying within 1.5°C, when that is a key to survival for millions of people. 1/
@IEA First things first: Why care? As Andrew Logan @CeresNews put it: "The @IEA is effectively creating its own reality. They project ever-increasing demand for fossil fuels, which in turn justifies greater investments in supply." 2/
reuters.com/article/us-cli…
@IEA @CeresNews When the world's 'gold standard' of energy analysis gives central billing to a 3°C scenario, @IEA normalizes a path we can't afford to take rather than focusing attention on the path we urgently need to pursue ➡️ below 1.5°C. 3/ ft.com/content/5c80f1…
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Court win blocking #Colorado #coal mine expansion a victory for #climate, #publiclands. @WildEarthGuard's @JeremyJNichols1:

"it’s a resounding rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempts to sidestep our environmental laws to appease the coal industry,"

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
It comes on heels of longstanding efforts to defend #NationalForest lands, #climate from Arch Coal's attempts to expand West Elk mine.

Not only does mine's #coal fuel #climatecrisis, mine vents massive amounts of #methane, as we explain in this video.

Read on for full saga!
We first filed suit in 2008 challenging #methane venting at West Elk mine. We were represented by @TedZukoski, a long-time defender of #publiclands and #climate.

Mine is largest single industrial source of methane emissions in #Colorado,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
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Net zero. Negative emissions. Offsetting. Climate compensation. Overshoot. This is the new lexicon.

But what does #netzero actually mean? Here are four badly drawn charts showing how different net zero strategies could have very different effects for planet. 🌍 🌲👇🌳👇 1/6
Again sorry about my drawing. In 1st chart, the most extreme, emissions rise and don't come down. Near 2050 enough trees are planted to match the emissions at the year 2050.

Net zero 2050 ☑️
Cumulative emissions +148 net (crude scale according to squares in my notebook). Image
Next example. State aims for Net Zero 2030. Misses it for a while. Negative emissions tech (i.e.🌳) is used to compensate the overshoot for a while. Real zero is reached before 2050.

Net zero 2050 ☑️
Cumulative emissions +52 net. Image
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Goal of @wim_carton talk on #negativeemissions is for everyone to understand twitter joke about #beccs by @DoctorVive & why it’s funny. Great meta #scicomm!
Paris Agreement aims to stabilize climate thru “balance of sources and sinks”. @wim_carton gives overview of various negative emissions tech - all aim to prevent/remove carbon from atmosphere and transfer to land/geology/oceans.
Here’s what bioenergy with carbon capture and storage #BECCS looks like. Burn vegetation for energy, capture carbon. @wim_carton
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Late last week, @WildEarthGuard, @PSRenvironment, @westernlaw filed new lawsuit challenging #Trump Administration's failure to account for #climate impacts of selling #publiclands for #fracking,

pdf.wildearthguardians.org/support_docs/A…
Latest suit comes on heels of huge court win last March.

Federal judge ruled feds violated law by failing to disclose regional and national #climate emissions associated with federal oil and gas leasing,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
In ruling, federal judge ordered halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres of #publiclands in #Wyoming.

washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
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Starting now: U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism. Thanks @NewEconomyNYC for sponsoring! We'll be live-tweeting til noon #ClimateWeekNYC

Flyer: docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9a5b93_73a…
@NewEconomyNYC We begin with a land acknowledgement, recognize the centuries of the Lenape people living on and caring for this land
@NewEconomyNYC We will talk about how the same systems that had a devastating impact on these people are the systems having a devastating impact on the earth.

These systems affect our ability to feel good about ourselves, to think, to do our work.
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