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Activists urge #tobacco-style curbs on oil and gas #lobbying in EU…

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Some NGOs, emboldened by a @WHO approach towards meetings with #tobacco lobbyists (@FCTCofficial art. 5.3), now want the #EU to shut the door to legitimate #lobbying by coal, #oil and gas lobbyists, too. What’s next? Every corporate lobbyist? #SlipperySlope?
Several reasons why this nonsensical: first, very few #NGOs or public officials have the deep expertise in energy markets that energy companies do. Excluding them from the process would sideline relevant legal #stakeholders who are affected by the proposed legislative changes.
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1. @ExtinctionR Having looked at some of your policies & grievances my advice to you as a scientist is to do your own research before you jump to conclusions; resist the temptation to go down a EnergyDeadEnd path before really appreciating after years of research life's realities
2. @ExtinctionR scenario has come about through a few scientists exaggerating #ClimateChange which is a natural phenomena that has occurred since Earth had an atmosphere; one of the variables keeping us warm is yes photosynthesising #TraceGas #CO2 as well as water vapour (clouds)
3. @ExtinctionR Earth's CO2 levels vary over time & currently only 0.041% or to make it sound larger 410ppm on average; at levels below 200ppm to 150ppm #photosynthesis ceases & all life relying on plants will die off.
Many other variables are involved with #ClimateChange e.g.Sun
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Pondering some existential questions such as 1) when will Congresspeople stop clutching their pearls & put a stop2impunity? 2) when will Congress make sure that...(cont’d)…
those who allow disc/ret, threaten public servants’ livelihoods/security clearances & fail 2 take timely corrective actions are severely punished instead of rewarded w/Amb position @timkaine? 3) when will @SenFeinstein follow-up all complaints thoroughly? &…
when will @ChuckGrassley @GrassleyPress make sure that maligning USG officials & whistleblower retaliation don’t go unpunished, that all @USEEOC laws are enforced & admin Judges address misleading/doctored material? #SlipperySlope is due2Congress’ #LackOfOversight @SpeakerPelosi
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