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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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I'm sorry but this is a tremendous waste of time and money and toes the fossil fuel lobby's line

Instead of inventing hair-brained schemes - solar reflection, pole freezing, ocean greening - to mitigate emissions, target their source: oil, gas and coal bbc.com/news/science-e…
The @IPCC_CH is the most complete authority there is on #climatechange, includes no geoengineering in its models, because the systems proposed "face large uncertainties and knowledge gaps as well as substantial risks" geoengineeringmonitor.org/2018/11/ipccs-…
Oil and gas giants still include carbon capture and storage (CSS) in their models, which they claim will allow them to continue using #fossilfuels as long as they want, so long as CO2 can be sucked out of the air in 2nd half of 21st century energy-transitions.org/sites/default/…
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SCOOP 🚨 @AFP has obtained a draft copy of a forthcoming landmark UN report on #biodiversity

It paints a devastating picture:

- 1 million species face extinction risk
- 75% of land, 40% oceans severely degraded
- 80% rise in resource use in three decades
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- 75% of fish stocks over fished or fished to their limits
- Pesticide use doubled in just 13 yrs
- 400 million tonnes of toxic waste dumped into freshwater each year
- 60 billion tonnes extracted from nature each year
#IPBES #biodiversity
- In rich nations protein consumption rose 50% since 1960
- 40% of world lacks access to clean drinking water
- Rich nations use 4x resource per had than poor ones
#IPBES #environment
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The Ministry of #Environment has removed from its website several maps pointing out priority areas for #biodiversity preservation. The images show ecosystems at risk or which only exist in very specific parts of Brazil. (1/3)
#Climatechange NGO network @obsclima managed to rescue the files. They can be accessed and downloaded on the following link: (2/3) web.archive.org/web/2019011111…
The information was especially useful for institutions such as the Chico Mendes Biodiversity Protection Institute, which oversees parks and preserved areas. This week, Minister Ricardo Salles named 4 military officers to replace institute's directors who had resigned (3/3)
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1/ WHY ALL THE 🔥FIRES 💣,
BOMBINGS🧨MURDERS🗡 during ...explaining #13Days of
”THE #OCCULT #BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL 🔥 FESTIVAL & More...
#AbelDanger video w/ @fieldmcc & Juan 0 Savin (107=17) @realDonaldTrump #QAnon #TrustThePlan
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2/ These Horrors are #OccultSacrifices This is THEIR #Satanic #FireBaptism where they Murder the Innocent as a Sacrificial offering to #Lucifer #Baal #Moloch & other Demons #13Days Of
👉🏻#BELTANE 👈🏻 #SriLanka #NotreDame #QAnon
@realDonaldTrump

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3/ I have been keeping track of these Horrific events... Lets Pray that I won’t have to add more - Amen 🙏🏻
Please take a moment to read... 13Days #Beltane #Occult
#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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Our latest #infographic for the @UofAALES #EMEND project is here! Check out the full infographic here (ow.ly/hjQs30nknje) or read more below! #scicomm #sciart @NSERC_CRSNG @EllenMac_UofA @charlesnock (1/8)
First of all, what is EMEND? This is a @NSERC_CRSNG funded experimental harvest area where researchers are able to study the effects of retention #harvest strategies on biodiversity, soil properties + more. (2/8)
'Retention harvest' means keeping some trees either individually or as patches after harvest. This might help improve #conservation of #biodiversity within the area & can be used to mimic natural disturbance patterns. (3/8)
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Un mondo migliore? Ne dubito fortemente. Le sorti del mondo, finché viziato da interessi di potere e soggiogato da dinamiche socio economiche dell'1% di plutocrati, non possono che peggiorare.

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Da anni, scienziati e fisici sapienti come @drvandanashiva ripetono sia urgente formare un'intelligenza collettiva compassionevole, emotiva ed ecologica per scongiurare quello che tecnicamente si definisce "Punto di Non Ritorno" (Point of No Return).
Ad oggi, lettera morta.

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Un mondo migliore, una canzone di speranza.

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#NSPNsymposium18 @yfortiss starts off the session on Rebuilding Sustainable & Resilient #PuertoRico thru #Science @scipolnetwork
@SEPANYC

w/ @Sefini @sloan_kettering, Juan Ramirez @aaas @nahjUPRRP, and @fcoloninFL of Jasperi Consulting and former advisor to US Dept of State
Ramirez shows #NSPNsymposium18 the striking and dramatic impact of the #PuertoRico hurricane, and the impact on services and #infrastructure. Power was a prominent lasting impact. Cellphone signal was out for days, but once back the people got to work 💪
Pix of the student centre & research building at the university @nahjUPRRP soon after the hurricane in #PuertoRico, taken by Ramirez. Just over a year later, the regular semester and the natural beauty of the campus has returned 👏 #NSPNsymposium18
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1. Have been exploring relationship between shift to #RegenerativeEconomy, #SustainableDevelopment + #Diversity, which has led to discussions on tolerance/hate, racism/fascism, political divides. Maybe atypical territory for sustainability, yet it's key imho. Some findings:
2. Beliefs are hard to change, "convincing" people is not a viable tactic, arguing w facts only serves to further entrench if listener isn't seeking to understand. Can be frustrating - feels like arguing against gravity sometimes. Critical to realize I too am entrenched. #Listen
3. Focusing on what's wrong/bad generates energy, but not the energy we need. Better: emphasize real e.g.'s of positive alternatives, while not ignoring horrific realities. Reminds me of #BuckminsterFuller's "build new better system/render old obsolete" guidance. #Evolve
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1/ Dearborn MI, Funeral Homes - Part 2
#Huma & #HRC direct ties to Death Industry...
👉🏻 Is #LaFarge - #CEMEX Partnership connected?
Down the #RabbitHole we go...
#HumanTrafficking #OrganHarvesting #Concrete #ChildsexTrafficking
@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
#QAnon #WWG1WGA
2/ For those that didn't read my last thread, #HRC & #Huma ties to Dearborn MI, #MuslimBrotherHood, #IIRO,
#Al-Quaeda all connected...
I highly recommend you begin there first...
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#OrganHarvesting #QAnon
3/ ⚠️ Warning ⚠️ this is a tough subject matter, it's horrific & heartbreaking ... especially if you have no knowledge of #PizzaGate or #SatanicRitualAbuse
THESE PEOPLE ARE SICK $ EVIL...
#ChildSexTrafficking #OrganHarvesting #HumanTrafficking #QAnon @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
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this is a long thread on #nauru, where i spent last week. nauru is currently most visible as a site for australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees. it is also the location of a longstanding #phosphate mine which covers over 2/3 of the island 1/22
#nauru is experiencing considerable #climatechange. im going to outline some of the social-environmental stresses i observed that nauruans, refugees and asylum seekers are facing, and why we need to talk about #colonialism and #environmental racism for #climatejustice 2/22
#nauru is a beautiful island. its main resource is #phosphate. germany colonised nauru in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s the british found phosphate and started to exploit it for fertiliser and munitions with australia and nz, who became nauru’s trustees in the 1920s 3/22
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Steeling myself with a strong coffee to sit down and read major new report on avoiding dangerous #climatechange (@IPCC_CH #SR15, available here: ipcc.ch/report/sr15/). My takes to follow (1/n)
As always, the #peerreview effort by @IPCC_CH is Herculean. A couple hundred volunteer scientists read & cited 6,000+ studies to support conclusions w/ evidence. Responded to 42,001 comments in 3 rounds of review. The most robust process there is to establish scientific consensus
Now, this #SR15 report title is descriptive, but doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
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npr.org/sections/goats… @NPRGoatsandSoda Usually a big fan of your journalism, but you guys did a disservice to your readers in the piece on gene drive in A. gambiae. Why would you reach out to anti-GMO activist Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher for comment on this research? #malaria
First of all, asking Dr. Steinbrecher to comment on the consequences of using genetic engineering to suppress a disease vector is a bit like asking the pope about a newly developed form of birth control.

Of COURSE she’ll be against it - for ideological, arbitrary reasons
Plus, Dr. Steinbrecher’s degree is in developmental biology, not #ecology. Her statement about “ecosystem crashes” is absurd, and displays her ignorance in this area
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.#AugustaGA "euthanized" an alligator in Lake Olmstead wfxg.com/story/38792486… Many people were bothered by this story, including myself. Only after watching a @pbs @PBSNature episode on people & lions in #Gujarat #India was I able to articulate why this seemingly trivial
event actually points to the larger issue of whether we humans are going to adapt to this planet or whether we are going to continue to act as if our choices have no consequences until this planet changes & boots us out. #IndiasWanderingLions pbs.org/video/nature-i… Rather than
change our behavior which resulted in an alligator inhabiting this lake or take measures to limit the risk it would cause harm, we humans killed it to eliminate the minor risk it posed. We again positioned ourselves *outside* of the biosphere, even though our lives would be
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Reporting at a seed bank for native and ancient plants today ... #biodiversity
Just a reminder that healthy ecosystems and landscapes support insect diversity.
... and #pollinators
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We are living under International Law via the #ClimateChange/UN"Sustainable Development" Agenda 21 BS. Infiltrated down to city/local level via #CityComprehensivePlanning #Biodiversity BS. Quiet #SanctuaryCity #Sanctuary USA #FakeRepubs at the top have BURNED US BAD! #TREASON🇺🇸
#GlobalHealthInitiatives CLEARLY state "we need to CONTROL and REDUCE the population via #Healthcare and #Vaccines to eliminate #CarbonEmissions. Let that sink in.
#SilverTsunami...20 years of massive Medicare age growth starting. Massive EMS shortages looming. NO info given under #CityComprehensivePlanning to disguise mass population of urban areas as rural is decimated. Quiet DESTRUCTION of the healthcare system from the streets. #EVIL👹
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2018 is the 61st year of long term ecological research in Burrishoole #BurrishooleLTER @MarineInst. I'm going to pin this tweet here and at the end of every month add some phenological happenings 🌿🐛📈🐟💦🦆🦉🦇🕷🍃🌼🌙🌝❄️, including our main jobs. Stay tuned 👇🏼
@MarineInst This will coincide with our monthly staff meetings (last wed of each month) so I can get everyone's observations @FishEcoEvo @elizabethtray3 @B2020project
JANUARY: first snowdrops #phenology #burrishooleLTER
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