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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. pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pn…
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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Read this lobbyletter:
"Keeping in mind the significant role of bioenergy for our energy and climate objectives...."
The ministers knows their audience: politicians writing to politicians, who care about (insufficient and counterproductive) climate 'objectives', not the climate.
Read the above lobby letter on #forest #biomass sent by ministers from #Sweden Finland, Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic & Hungary.
#StopFakeRenables
Burning forest biomass for energy is a counterproductive climate policy in two senses: According to the JRC report, it increases emissions compared to fossil fuels over the next crucial decades & reduces the EU's land-based carbon sink; forests.
publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/han…
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And here we go...
PART TWO: Visualizing the Accumulation of Human-Made Mass ⚖️🏗️🛠️🧱🔩 (incl. 🧵) #anthropogenicmass #biomass #construction #mining #dataviz #infographics #sciart #datavisualization #visualjournalism #science #scicomm #scienceillustration #anthropocene Infographic/data visualization comparing the total dry weigh
Since 1900, we've been making a LOT of stuff...and it's been piling up. In 2020, the material output of humans on Earth SURPASSED the total (dry) weight of all living things on Earth!
One grim part to this story (there's many 😵‍💫) is that we've now produced double the weight of plastic than the entire Animal Kingdom. Two groups of blocks, representing data, showcasing that the
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Did you know that the #EST (#energy saving trust) that advised you all to remove old back boilers, replaced by combis (at a net cost to you) promising bill savings "up to £300 a year" (only £85 a year actual) are the same people now pushing heat pumps...
#ripoffbritain
#EST on #biomass
"Biomass heating systems burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide warmth in a single room or to power central heating and hot water boilers"
The hot water boilers you told millions to get rid of?
Burning more wood to heat your water is good?
"If you have room for a large fuel store that will accept several tonnes of pellets at a time, delivered in bulk by tanker, you can keep the cost below £300 per tonne in most parts of the UK."
If using one tonne per month the cost per year would be £3600 (assuming £300 a tonne)
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I recently finished a report ”One Billion Tons – CO2 emissions and a Faster Coal Exit for Germany.” onebilliontons.org. This is a thread of the key points and findings. Report was commissioned by @oekomoderne and done by our non-profit think tank @think_atom 1/n
The study explores the CO2 emissions that could be avoided if Germany kept their #nuclear fleet (#GER6) open and closed coal/lignite, and later fossil gas, production instead. The result is in the name of the report: #onebilliontons 2/n
The remaining nuclear reactors, or #GER6, avoid roughly 60 million tons of CO2 per year. To date, the early, political closures since 2011 have released an extra 500 million tons of CO2 (and much more in the future) as fossil fuel production has been kept running instead. 3/n
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Exclusive: energy plant paid £800m a yr by taxpayer for generating electricity classed as #renewable is biggest CO2 emitter in UK, 3rd highest in Europe. Analysis may spark debate about classing of #biomass as renewable #ClimateAction #Drax
news.sky.com/story/climate-…
Electricity bill-payers were "in effect paying to increase carbon emissions to the atmosphere" 🌏 said Duncan Brack, a policy analyst who has authored a report questioning #biomass policy #climate
Drax claims to have reduced its emissions by 90% since replacing coal with sustainable biomass, calling Ember's interpretation of the figures "completely at odds with what... UN IPCC say about sustainable biomass being crucial to delivering global climate targets"
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NEW PIECE: Visualizing the Biomass of Life 🐂🐬🐝🐠🦩🦨🐢🐄#sciart #biomass #scientificillustration #illustration #animals #dataviz #datavisualization #visualjournalism #biodiversity
Read more about this topic here: visualcapitalist.com/all-the-biomas…
Original data from 2018 paper by @yinonbaron, Rob Phillips and Ron Milo pnas.org/content/115/25…
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Ok it's time for the #strawhouse thread 🧵. Buildings that are already #climatepositive = directly relieve the atmosphere without calculation tricks over lifetime. Straw is a durable passivhaus insulation wall. A agri residue and almost half of it is carbon.
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26 dwellings, straw insulated social housing in france. Look how the embodied carbon share (tile, metal,...) is used to protect the biomass inside.
asparchitecture.fr/projets/reside…
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North german centre for sustainable construction in Verden, Germany #NZNB. Highest directly plastered straw insulated building finished already in 2014. We prefabricated straw modules on site in what is now my workplace, a former tank service hall where we show how to do it. ImageImageImage
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#Praj thread
Praj is not just an Ethanol Play. Found this bit to be the best, creating mind map of optionalities requires in-depth understanding and use of knowledge from multiple domains... @ishmohit1 @soicfinance @unseenvalue 👌🏻🤟🏻💯
Unseen Trends in Biotechnology by Mr. Sajal Kapoor
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Union Environment Minister @PrakashJavdekar is virtually inaugurating the country's first demonstration plant at #Pune which produces Compressed #Biogas from #Biomass

@ddsahyadrinews @airnews_pune @airnews_mumbai @moefcc
Praj Matrix's has earned many patents and their technology is being used in many countries around the world. This is an example of #AatmaNirbharBharat: @PrakashJavdekar,

while virtually inaugurating the demonstration plant at Pune which produces Compressed #Biogas from #Biomass
Stubble-burning is a big problem in North India. Farmers feel burning is less expensive than cutting stubbles. It leads to pollution in those areas. We need to find a solution for this. If new technology is given to farmers, they are always ready to use it: @PrakashJavdekar
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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

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#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

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#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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1/ Continuing our threads this week on our #ParisAgreement-compatible benchmarks report, we first turn to #transport and the share of #electricvehicles, hugely important for #decarbonising our economy. Read on...
2/ For all #transport in all countries, low carbon fuels (#electricity, #hydrogen or #biomass) need to be at ~15-20% by 2030, & toward 100% in 2050. While 2030 benchmarks vary, all converge to global decarbonised transport sector by 2050. See our report  bit.ly/CAT_PSRsum Image
3/ Passenger #electricVehicles (or other #zeroemission vehicles) need to reach v high market share by 2030 almost everywhere (developed countries 95% market share) & 100% by 2040. The global passenger #car fleet will be almost 100% #emissions free by 2050. bit.ly/CAT_PSRsum Image
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Thread (1/9) Proud of our new report! So many messages distilled for you, by our team @EU_ScienceHub and from a polyphony of #EnergyScenarios. Let the deeper understanding of it mature now. Enjoy its taste !
ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publica… #EUGreenDeal
(2/9) Scenarios achieving 50-56% CO2 reduction by 2030 see total #coal use reduce by 70%, #oil by 25-50% and #naturalgas by up to 25%. The use of total #biomass ranges from limited growth to an increase of up to 60%. All compared to 2017.
(3/9) The growth of #wind power generation varies between a factor of 1.5 and 3.5 and the growth of #solar power between 1.5 and 4.5. Between 2017 and 2030.
#Hydrogen and #CCUS emerges in some but not all scenarios.
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*New thread* Today we've published two new reports on UK #land use & #biomass setting out why they're important in tackling climate change & how our land can help to build resilience to climate impacts. Here's a summary of both: theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl… and theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Kicking off with land use: Our report says fundamental reform to how land is used and managed is needed to deliver the UK’s climate goals. There is now a unique opportunity to define a better land strategy that can tackle the challenges of #climatechange. Read the Exec Summary.
Significant changes in land use could help reduce emissions by 35-80% by 2050. Figure 2.5 explains. Deeper cuts in emissions by 2050 require ↑↑ tree planting & peatland restoration, while the harvesting of biomass could help to displace emissions in energy & construction.
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The UK could be #CarbonNeutral by 2050, meeting its #ParisAgreement targets, according to a new report from The Royal Society and @RAEngNews. Here are 8 technologies and approaches that could be vital (a thread) royalsociety.org/greenhouse-gas…
Forestation – whether it’s replacing lost trees or creating new forests, this technique means more trees. Better management could remove as much as 12 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Habitat restoration – 80% of the UK’s wetlands, peatlands & coastal habitats are considered to be in poor condition. Restoring these could prevent previously trapped carbon from escaping, & store up to 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year royalsociety.org/topics-policy/…
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