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Good morning! This bus is taking @BernieSanders and @janeosanders on a bus tour of factory farms (CAFOs, or confined animal feeding operations) in the Williams, Iowa area, led by @cciaction members.

Follow along on this thread.
This pump station about 15 miles north of Des Moines is the halfway point of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s path across Iowa. It repressurizes the pipeline, keeps oil flowing.

It’s not what we’re touring today but CCI was involved in the #NoDAPL fight. #KeepItInTheGround
Bernie is on the bus, along with @cciaction’s leadership team.

They’ll be telling the Sanderses about their experience living with, and working to stop, the consolidation of wealth and power in rural Iowa into fewer and fewer hands — through the industrialization of livestock.
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Tonight, @ewarren takes the #DemDebate stage. So far, she’s released five plans with big links to climate, including her trade plan that dropped yesterday.

Want to dig into the climate details in the famous Warren plans? I’ve got a THREAD for that… 🧵
vox.com/policy-and-pol…
@ewarren Apart from their ambition and detail, what I like about Warren's climate plans is their clarity about executive action vs. legislative ideas. That’s key: we have to actually make progress on the climate crisis, and if the Senate remains intransigent, well, we need a Plan B. 2/
@ewarren Climate Plan #1: Public Lands. The big takeaway? "on my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that says no more drilling—a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases, including for drilling offshore and on public lands.” 3/
medium.com/@teamwarren/my…
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If the government takes its own #netzero policy seriously, it should announce that this new gas field will not be touched. #KeepItInTheGround
telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/…
But at the moment, the government is like someone trying not very hard to give up fags. I'll just buy one more packet, then I'll stop tomorrow ...
Expanding Heathrow
Putting billions into new roads
Blocking new onshore wind installations
Promoting fracking
Encouraging the exploration and development of gas and oil reserves
This is, ahem, a peculiar direction of travel towards #netzero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
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#oilandgas flimflam men are lying! Journalists should not repeat the lies!

They want the public to believe that natural gas is a solution for #climatechange.

IT IS THE PROBLEM.

U.S. GHG emissions are rising not decreasing as flimflammers claim. 1/4

cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/clima…
Natural gas is #methane or CH4 and it's a super pollutant that is over 86 X more potent at warming the planet than CO2. But, it doesn't stay in the atmosphere for very long and that's where the HOPE for STOPPING #climatechange is. 2/4
Because #methane is short-lived, if we STOP #fracking and #KeepItInTheGround our planet will have an immediate response and the rapid warming will slow giving us time to solve CO2 which stays in the atmosphere for a very long time. 3/4
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Yesterday I wrote this thread documenting climate-related changes I’ve observed on the East End of LI.

It was swarmed by deniers.

Today the local paper, the @EHStar, put an article about these changes on their front page.

And now I’m going to double down...

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Here’s the front page, top story entitled “Waking Up to the Reality of Climate Change.”🔥🔥🔥
Here is the East Hampton Town Supervisor @PeterVanScoyoc noting that his trees have been devastated by the systemic pine beetle infestation of the region.

3/n
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My name is Elsie Luna.
I am here today in Berlin at the @BBC offices,
standing with #ExtinctionRebellion in London.
No, I am not here to beg the BBC
to let me watch BBC programs outside the UK,
but because I want them to declare a climate emergency on the BBC.
1/11
I care about climate change because I don’t want people to die.
I don’t want to have a future
where the planet I am living on
has seas, acidic and rising,
and an atmosphere
full of pollution and space litter.
I don’t want to see all these species go extinct.
2/11
I won’t let that happen.
People say I shouldn’t be doing this.
Really I kind of agree,
it is not my fault,
and the adults should really be taking responsibility.
But they are not,
so why not protect the planet if no one else is?
3/11
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(1) Forget the headlines from the lying, leaking, liberal MSM. Read the official statement here:

whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
(2) The MSM critiques of the President's statement focus on peripheral aspects like his use of exclamation marks. Reflect on that, against the incredibly serious points made about Iran, international terrorism, global oil prices etc.

Which side is talking about what MATTERS?
(3) Every point POTUS made was already known to me, & to you, if you've been following actual events & trends, instead of the MSM spin.

YES the murder of Mr Khashoggi was AWFUL & it is NOT condoned by Trump, the US, or me, or you.

A President must consider the whole picture.
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"Embodied energy injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extraction and fossil fuel supply chains".

New paper with @jenniecstephens & @stephmalin_soc

Thread (1)

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Energy decisions have transboundary impacts. Yet assessments of large-scale energy infrastructure (e.g. EIS) rarely consider upstream/downstream emissions. Justice implications are completely omitted. Net effect = incomplete & flawed energy decisions (2)
The old Salem plant burned coal from La Guajira, Colombia. Fracked gas from PA, USA, now supplies the new gas-fired station*. Decision-makers ignored the ‘upstream’ injustices experienced by both communities. (3)
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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Let's start here: Dan Rather does a good job summarizing the Sinclair propaganda facet of Trump's authoritarian regime.
Rump's authoritarian behavior includes subverting democracy, failure to be transparent, failure to be accountable, nepotism, cronyism, and many dimensions of financial corruption.
Trump's authoritarianism includes thwarting the will of congress, obstructing the protection of the environment, and putting property & people & planet at unprecedented risk.

#EPA #BootPruitt #DumpPruit #FirePruitt #PruittMustGo #PruittMustResign
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