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Thread 1/10 We’re excited to share with you the first part of a two-part Psychology in Society (PINS) Special Issue on #Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding #Justice Guest Edited by Brendon Barnes, Lynn Hendricks and myself.
2/10 PINS is a peer-reviewed journal that was formed in September 1983 as vehicle for a critical and anti-apartheid stance in psychology. PINS continues to foster a socio-historical and critical theory perspective by focusing on the praxis of #psychology
3/10 Our editorial Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding Justice for the Special Issue discusses the various submissions and shares views on how justice is foregrounded in #psychology…
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Komme gerade von der sehr lustigen Pressekonferenz zur Eröffnung des @MiradorGlories mit @tomassaraceno. In den letzten beiden Etagen des Turms in #Barcelona wurde heute eine seiner begehbaren Installationen eröffnet.
Unten gibt es auch ein paar Installationen. Da wird viel von #Nachhaltigkeit, #biodiversity, #Klimakrise erzählt. Sieht alles hübsch aus, aber natürlich fragt man sich: Ist das echt? Oder eher #greenwashing?
Hintergrund: Die Torre Glòries gehört dem börsennotierten Unternehmen Merlin Properties, Ausstellungsmacher @GrupoMEDIAPRO, eines der größten Medienunternehmen Spaniens. Was macht ein Künstler wie #TomasSaraceno dort, der zu #Klimakrise, Überwindung des #Anthropozän arbeitet?
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Russia's front around the northern #Donbas town of #Lyman appears to have led to fighting in and around the Holy Mountains National Nature Park (Святі Гори національний природний парк), also: Sviati Gori. we've picked up fires around the park in the last week. #Ukraine 1/5 🧵🔽
The park (green area), which comprises chalk cliffs along the Donets river is 91% forested and is highly biodiverse, with 1/3 of the species found in #Ukraine recorded. Sviati Gori's boundaries are visible via 2/5
During the past week @NASA #FIRMS data records numerous fires in within the PA's eastern borders as the front line has pushed around #Lyman. 3/5
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Is food supply in the EU at risk due to Putin’s war against Ukraine? No

Is there a problem on global maize🌽and wheat🌾markets? Yes

Is this a reason to throw sustainability targets and #FarmToFork overboard? Definitely not

Here’s why 👇 ImageImageImage
The EU is largely self-sufficient for several key food products.

Production in 2022 of cereals, rapeseed, and sunflower is projected to surpass the previous 5-year average.

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In fact, about ⅔ of cereals in the EU are used as animal feed. Human consumption accounts for the remaining ⅓ and biofuels take up 3%.

Meanwhile, 20% of EU food (about 88 million tonnes per year) is lost or wasted. ImageImage
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After a successful weekend with Biomass again, I figured I'd share a bit about its inception 🧵⬇️

HOW I MADE THIS: Visualizing the Biomass of Life #biomass #wip #process #art #science #datavisualization #dataviz #infographic #biodiversity Visualizing the Biomass of Life infographic pinned onto a co
The original paper that this graphic is based on was published by @yinonbaron @MiloLabWIS @WeizmannScience. It came across my desk working at Visual Capitalist and the crew wanted to see what I could do with it.…
There was already a graphic explaining the key findings in the paper, shown here. It's a really nice Treemap visualization using a #voronoi pattern (random Fun Fact: voronois are everywhere in biology: bone matrices, cell shapes, wing scales, etc.) A treemap in voronoi style showing the distribution of bioma
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@JKSteinberger On auto-disempowerment and its deep cultural internalization esp for ecological crisis: a 🧵
In my course on cultural aspects of #biodiversity loss & species extinction students’ auto-disempowerment always arises 1/
@JKSteinberger The course is about cultural imaginaries, ways of thinking. We apply this to their auto-disempowerment phenomenon too 2/
@JKSteinberger I remind them: you’re at a top public university in an extremely wealthy country. You have access to education, resources, you have great privilege in this. You are highly empowered. The question is: What do you want to do with this power? 3/
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"Mutual aid...programs tend to be run on a "by the people, for the people" mindset and prioritize boots-on-the-ground volunteering... Mutual aid also allows for people to communicate what they need, rather than being told by contributing parties."…
Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine – The Public Domain Review…
#HandMnemonics, #DigitalDevices
The community fridge movement could change the way we think about helping each other…
#CommunityFridges, #MutualAid, #FoodSecurity, #FoodWaste
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"Our results showed that (i) the #biodiversity loss per citizen shows large variations among countries, with higher values when per-capita income increases; (ii) the share of biodiversity losses due to GHG emissions in the ...…
... #biodiversity #footprint increases with income; (iii) food consumption is the most important driver of biodiversity loss in most of the countries and regions, with a global average of 40%; ...
... (iv) more than 50% of the #biodiversity loss associated with consumption in developed economies occurs outside their territorial boundaries; and (v) the biodiversity footprint per dollar consumed is lower for wealthier countries.
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#Deforestation: "#Consumption patterns of G7 countries drive an average loss of 3.9 #trees per person per year. Some of the hotspots of deforestation embodied in international trade are also #biodiversity hotspots"… #BiodiversityCrisis #WorldSystem
"#USA, #Japan, #Germany, #France, the #UK, and Italy, and several developing countries, such as #China and #India, have obtained net domestic forest gains. The net forest gains made in these countries were partially offset by importing embodied deforestation from elsewhere"
"Our analysis addresses two main questions: (i) Which #deforestation hotspots are driven by which consumer countries? and (ii) Which forest ecosystems, tropical rain forests or other forest types are the top targets of global supply chains?"
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As a member of @ScienceAU, Victoria's Science Society supports the #research sector's ten pledges, seeking commitments from candidates for the Australian Federal #Election2022. Let's run through them all, shall we? #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
Let's punch *at* our weight in #research funding, at least. It's a matter of investing in our brainpower as a resource for other sectors to draw on, & sustain tertiary #education as one of major exports. #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
We argue #research #translation is about "bench to #community" - #industry is a big part of that. Public funding established a world class research sector, but the private sector is where we need to build capacity to benefit from that resource. #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022
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New paper in @ScienceMagazine with @SpicyBotrytis and Jordi Bascompte. We show that a single allele at a single gene can control the coexistence of species in a food web. @UZH_Science @UCDavisPlants @uzh_gcb… Thread 👇1/9
Over 50 years ago, Bob Paine discovered that starfish act as a keystone species in that their presence in the rocky intertidal food web maintains the coexistence of diverse species. 2/9 Bob Paine holding a starfis...
Just as certain species can have large ecological effects, so too might certain genes. We experimentally tested the effect of three plant defense genes on the persistence of an insect food web in the lab. 3/9 A: Our experimental food we...
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BREAKING! The European Commission just confirmed that it promotes "like for like or better" #biodiversity #offsetting, as part of #NatureBasedSolutions!
Why is it major news? Thread 1/11…
Under this approach, the destruction of a habitat for flamingos in Spain could be considered to be offset by the restoration of a habitat for bats in Greece, as long as you claim that it is "better." 2/11
Beyond its obvious lack of environmental integrity, this approach will also enable the financialisation of biodiversity destruction through the creation of a related #offset market, and shift the conversation away from the need to curb destruction: 3/11
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/25/2022
Chaotic death recording during the pandemic could mean thousands were WRONGLY blamed on Covid | Daily Mail Online…
#COVID19, #CauseOfDeath, #TerminallyIll
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To protect nature and the climate, the global #biodiversity framework must:
Reduce the threats to biodiversity from #ClimateChange by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from all sources, including from deforestation, agriculture and animal production.

Ensure that mitigation actions do not harm biodiversity, and prioritise mitigation and adaptation actions that protect, restore, and/or enhance #biodiversity and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

Solutions to both the #biodiversity & #climate crises include ecosystem restoration and sustainable, resilient, and equitable practices in agriculture, such as agroecology and community forest management.
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Today we see how vested interests are exploiting the #UkraineRussianWar to harm Europe’s natural environment & the health of its citizens. 👎

We urge the @EU_Commission not to fall for these despicable tactics & to uphold our biodiversity and climate objectives. 🌍🌾

🚨The EU law to #RestoreNature is under threat!

The European Commission has promised to unveil the proposal today but is now postponed without a new publication date.

🗓️ We urge the @EU_Commission to launch the proposal within a month.

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We need to stop toxic pesticides from infiltrating our fields & reduce our #fossilfuels dependency.

The time has come for the @EU_Commission to introduce an ambitious #pesticides regulation paving the way towards #agroecology 👩‍🌾 🐝

👉 #UpholdFarm2Fork Image
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My first #dissertation chapter has been published! The paper focuses on #predation of #urban #wildlife by #cats with recommendations for collaborative data-driven management strategies. Main points are summarized in this #infographic, but more info and paper link in this thread!
We spent 3 years surveying #WashingtonDC for #cats using #trailcams. Whenever we saw an image of a cat carrying prey, we noted the species and location, and added it to our predation database.
So what influences predation rates by #urban #feral cats? We found 2 driving factors: access to cat food and distance to forest edge. Why would cat food increase predation? Supplemental food allows cats to occur at greater densities, amplifying population-level predation!
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1/n 📢🧵: The @IPCC_CH launched their new report (WG2-AR6) this week, exploring the impacts of #climate risks, #adaptation & vulnerability. Here are some insights on the key takeaways for #India.🇮🇳🌏♻️
#ClimateReport #IPCC #IPCCReport
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2/n #India🇮🇳 is at risk of multiple #climaticrisks, many of which are accelerating in frequency & intensity. Rising temp.🌡️are likely to cause severe heat stress in summer, esp. in cities where temp.🌡️can be more than 2℃ warmer than the surroundings due to heat island effects. Image
3/n Extreme rainfall events are projected to lead to more frequent #flooding in settlements near vulnerable rivers & flood risks across the country will become more frequent & severe. Higher than 🌏 mean sea level rise for #Asia’s coasts exposes 🇮🇳’s large coastal population. Image
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We did a beach clean today with the students of @colmansmidleton and @christkingss. The students were amazing.

In total 1012kg was collected. In other words over a tonne.

We want to show you here some of the more unusual finds. Image
We found some #retrorubbish. Lots of it actually. Like this @7UPIRELAND can which dates pre 1989. It has the old type ring pull on it. Image
Well, one @7UPIRELAND can and 2 @fanta cans. All pre-1989 when the ring pull changed from the pull tab to the push tab. #RetroRubbish ImageImage
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The IPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was released today. I'm going to go through the executive summary and post some "highlights". #IPCC #IPCCReport… 2/
- #Dengue risk will increase with longer seasons and a wider geographic distribution in #Asia, #Europe, Central and South America and sub-Saharan #Africa, potentially putting additional billions of people at risk by the end of the century
- A billion people projected to be at risk from coastal-specific climate hazards in the mid-term under all scenarios, including in Small Islands. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/28/2022…
Higher levels of biodiversity appear to reduce extinction risk in birds…
#biodiversity, #BirdExtinction, #RiskReduction
The Single Most Important Question In The World Right Now…
#RussiaUkraine, #internationalRelations, #GlobalBrinkmanship
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New #openaccess paper by @Vale_Fiasco & me in @ConservandSoc exploring how human-wildlife #coexistence is conceptualised & practiced among conservation professionals, & what this means for #transformation in #biodiversity #conservation… A thread… 1/6:
We identify coexistence as a #buzzword that is meaningful for many professionals and reflects a 'hopeful mission' towards #transformation in #biodiversity #conservation 2/6
#coexistence means very different things to different groups of practitioners, activists, and academics – from human-wildlife conflict mitigation, to co-adaptation, to a way of prioritising the practices and knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities 3/6
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It's an awfully poignant & sad allegory for how humanity & #neoliberalism is failing to address both chronic problems like #poverty & #publichealth & existential threats to humanity such as #nuclearweapons, #ClimateCrisis, #biodiversity loss & even approaching asteroids.
The best line is towards the end when @LeoDiCaprio's character, his family & the two scientists who attempted to warn humanity are eating their final dinner together & they are bantering about relatively mundane things like store-bought vs homemade cake & brewing coffee.
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