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The Heartland doesn’t care whether you call it Global Warming or Climate Change—it needs climate solutions now
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Some basic facts have become crystal clear over the past decade. Climate change is here. It is destructive. And we have done very little to control it. As a climate scientist and a director of an institute @Prepared4Change @IUImpact that proffers climate solutions to towns and
cities in the Red state of Indiana, it might seem that I am on the front lines of several battles. But I can tell you that national partisan politics plays little part in how Indiana Mayors actually grapple with real climate problems, like sewer overflows from increasingly
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"What Matters More, Personal Responsibility or Collective Action? Students provide interesting answers to the question of carbon" | Interesting piece by @LloydAlter for @TreeHugger premised on The #NewClimateWar (publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…) (thread) 🧵
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It's fascinating to read the thoughtful commentary by the students quoted in the piece. Both individual and collective action are of course important, and it's easy to lose sight of that in these discussions. Nuance here matters.
What I note in The #NewClimateWar is that individual actions are important, but an *exclusive* focus on individual behavior alone can crowd out needed discussion about systemic change/policy:
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This is DANGEROUSLY misguided and unhelpful take from @BillGates (gatesnotes.com/Energy/Leaders…). It promotes classic #NewClimateWar (publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…) climate inactivism tropes. Among these are: 🧵
1. The climate problem is “too complex” to solve w/ existing technology. That’s false. Research Gates inexplicably neglects shows we can get there w/ existing renewable energy. See my @Newsweek commentary, “The Right Path Forward on Climate Change” newsweek.com/right-path-for…
2. The insistence that “today’s zero-carbon technologies are more expensive than their fossil-fuel counterparts”.
That’s false. See this report from Lazard (and associated graphic): lazard.com/media/451086/l…
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There's a lot of "friendly fire" in the #NewClimateWar (publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…). Despite having some of the best climate journalists on staff, @NYTimes editorial decisions have often played into the tactics of climate inactivists (presumably unwittingly). Some examples (thread):
The @NYTimes engaging in "deflection" (i.e. it's all about individual lifestyle change rather than systemic change)
The @NYTimes providing editorial page space for a low blow attack on youth climate advocate @GretaThunberg
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Blueprint of prevention for effective climate protection. Frightening to read how effectively the fossil lobby prevents climate protection. It explains why CO2 prices are opposed from the right and the left and why renewable energies are systematically thwarted. #NewClimateWar
It is indeed a climate war out there. And scientists who stand up for truth and climate protection are systematically discredited. The mechanisms are very similar in Germany as in the USA. Sadly.
@MichaelEMann is so right, it is a #NewClimateWar #Klimaschmutzlobby
Small advertising block: similar to by book 2013 "the fossil Empire strikes back"
I have overcome the war part and make encouragement to the people with my new book "MondaysforFuture". It is the decade of civil society. We are at a tipping point for real change. Let's go for it!
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" 'Deep Adaptation' made people confront the end of the world from climate change...Does it matter if it's not correct?" asks the @NYTimes (nytimes.com/2020/12/26/sty…).

YES it matters. Read The #NewClimateWar to find out why: publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…
The #NewClimateWar (publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…) discusses the problems with "Deep Adaptation" (and soft doomism) at length. A snippet:
Since "Deep Adaptation" is back in the news, a short excerpt from The #NewClimateWar (publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/michael…) on what makes doomism (and its more respectable cousin "soft doomism") so pernicious:
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Congratulations #PresidentBiden!
Now let's get to work.
We must reassert the climate leadership that was lost under Trump.
A lot of us stand ready to help!
Here's my full statement below.
Let's hit the ground running in January! 🙂
#NewClimateWar
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Congratulations to President Elect @JoeBiden!
And congratulations to US for having used the power of our vote to create an opportunity for meaningful progress on climate going forward (thread)
Biden's victory ushers in a new era of global cooperation, allowing us to begin to repair the damage that was done by Donald Trump over the past four years both to domestic climate efforts and to our reputation on the world stage.
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