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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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These are our 5 takeaways from the #IPCC report on #mitigation, looking at what it means for the #waste sector. Spoiler: we need to cut emissions as fast and furious as we can, and reducing #waste, #plastic and being more materials efficient can help lots
no-burn.org/ipcc-takeaways…
As the report points out, the #waste sector remains the largest contributor to urban emissions after the energy sector, even in low-carbon #cities. Urban areas themselves represent the lion’s share of global emissions, and it's increasing: from 60% in 2000 to 67% in 2015.
So, the @IPCC_CH #ClimateReport recognises that cities can significantly reduce emissions, but this requires systemic transformation: #circulareconomy, #inclusion, #equity, innovative technologies can make a huge contribution towards low carbon urban devel'mnt

The 5 takeaways
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What are the #climatechange impacts and opportunities in #cities? IPCC report too long? Here are 15 Key Takeaways (mostly) from the Urban chapter (Ch6) from the @IPCC_CH AR6 WGII Climate Report 2022. Unroll thread below:
Built on work of amazing people @dee_are_dee @BMHayward Mark Pelling @VaneBailo @EricChu @AnjalPrakash @GinaZiervogel @Luna_Khirfan Eric Chu Yan Zheng and more
1. Climate change is a threat multiplier: Climate hazards interact with urban development to drive vulnerability and risks in cities. Impacts and risks likely to increase for the next two decades and risks from 2050 onwards could be severe if warming is not limited to 1.5°C.
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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
🔗Read Asia Ch. 10 ➡️ bit.ly/3twyIVI Image
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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#THERMOBARIC #WEAPONS:
First use:
#USA in the #Vietnam #War, called "#Napalm".
The TOS-1 Buratino is a Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher (MRLS) that saw action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq & Syria:

via @YouTube
#Thermobaric #Weapons, mostly ground based,
but also via aerial Bombings -USA Vietnam,
are used against an enemy that is #Dug-in:
#Fortifications, #Bunkers, #Forests & #Cities.
#Russia didn't use them yet, to #Protect civilians:
TOS1: No Joke
via @YouTube
Russia deploys its deadliest weapon near Ukraine:
- #TOS-1 #Thermobaric rocket launcher.

The appearance of #NATO military, #Militants & #Mercenaries in the area #Bordering Ukraine,
forced #Russia to deploy heavy #Flame #Throwing systems:

via @YouTube
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.
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@BlackHealthCAN

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

2/12
@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here: bandgallery.com
3/12
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++ NEW working paper is OUT ++
un lavoro dedicato ai trasporti pubblici locali (TPL) e a Roma🚈

In questo lavoro analizziamo l’impatto della realizzazione della linea C della metropolitana di Roma sul mercato immobiliare e sull’attività economica locale

un thread 👇🧵 1/N
Inaugurata tra 2014 e 2018 dopo una lunga gestazione, la metro C si snoda per 18,1km ed è la 3a metro di Roma, cui spetta la maglia nera del TPL tra le capitali europee, con soli 1,35km di linee metropolitane ogni 100.000 abitanti, contro i 2,96 di Milano o i 3,87 di Londra 2/N Image
Se rapportati ai 41,3km di linee preesistenti, la metro C ha rappresentato un’importante innovazione nell’ambito del TPL romano. Ciononostante il suo impatto sul tessuto economico della città e soprattutto sul mercato immobiliare rimane inesplorato 3/N Image
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#NEW: The first economic impact analysis of the largest remote worker incentive program, @tulsaremote.

The ​​first cohort of members will contribute $62 mil. in new local earnings in 2021—a near-14x return for each $1 spent on the incentive 🧵⬇️
eig.org/tulsa-remote
.@tulsaremote offers $10K to eligible remote workers who move to Tulsa to live and work for at least one year.
- Over 1,200 will have moved to the city by year’s end
- Avg. income of program members = $104,600
- 88% of program members have at least a bachelor’s degree
EIG's analysis found that Tulsa Remote is already generating observable impacts on the local economy:
- For every $1 spent toward relocating a remote worker, there was a $13.77 boost in new local earnings
- Approx. 1 new job was created for every 2 remote workers who relocated
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#Sustainable Alternative Futures for #India (SAFARI) is a user-interactive scenario development tool developed by #CSTEP.

#ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #Climate #CSTEP
The #SAFARImodel helps simulate long-term pathways where #development goals AND #ClimateAction are achieved synergistically.

#ClimateEmergency #Climate #CSTEP @ConnectSDGs #COP26 #SDGs @UN
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Indian cities are not typically imagined to be biodiversity hotspots. Aspects of urban ecology often get missed in public conversations about the city.
In a series of illustrations, we explore the different dimensions of Bengaluru's lakes.
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@citizenmatters @sustainBLR Image
Illustrations: Labonie Roy
Text: @ByAditiTandon @priyankash96
Anchor: @kcmouli25
Watch this space. We will update 1 illustration per day.
#environment #cities #biodiversity #art #illustrations

Let's start at the very beginning...
When you read you begin with A-be-see!
Every artwork has elements of household and construction waste that the artist found in her neighbourhood in Bengaluru. Look closely and see if you can spot them!
Leave your responses as comments :)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/18/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/dai…
New clean energy tech extracts twice the power from ocean waves

techxplore.com/news/2021-08-e…

#CleanEnergyTechnology #OceanWaves #PowerHarvesting #efficiency
This town is the first in America to ban new gas stations – is the tide turning?

theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a…

#GasStations #moratorium #california #TransportationSystem #usa #consequences
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Next steps to handle #climate #crisis
Check the thread 👇
Climate change transition keeps going. To be able manage new and upcoming challenges/crisis we as #civilizations needs to thinking about rebuilding our life in new more sustainable #zero #emissions way.
#renewables
To increase global efforts for making #environment more friendly for upcoming generations @setcoingroup launching @dseinnovations Infratech fund structure for investments primarily into #Greenfield projects and #Brownfield (operational) #assets
Next 👇
Of #smart #cities, advanced #transport solutions #Hyperloop, #renewables energy facilities, renewable storage batteries, #solar roads constructions etc

Next 👇

#innovations #environnement #Sustainability #esg #green #economy
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/17/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/17/dai…
Racism is magnifying the deadly impact of rising city heat

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#racism #cities #temperatures
Christian attitudes surrounding abortion have a more nuanced history than current events suggest

theconversation.com/christian-atti…

#christianity #abortion #history
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Excerpts from "'America’s Post-Pandemic Geography' - Covid-19 is transforming all types of communities, from big cities to suburbs to rural areas" - from the Summer 2021 Issue of @CityJournal - by @Richard_Florida & @joelkotkin. A #Thread.

The article → city-journal.org/americas-post-…
1. "The #Pandemic will pass...But in geographic terms, today’s Covid-precipitated crises may well prove to be the most transformative event that #America has experienced since the great migration to the suburbs after World War II."
2. "....centrifugal forces pull some people out of #Cities: families seek more #Affordable space, backyards, and access to better schools. With the wider scope of choice that #RemoteWork affords, some are casting their nets wider and moving farther afield..."
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/16/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/dai…
Statistical rethinking with brms, ggplot2, and the tidyverse: Second edition

bookdown.org/content/4857/

#BayesianRegressionModels #statistics #tidyverse #OrdinalModelPlots
Why a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a catastrophe for China and the world

doxa.substack.com/p/why-a-chines…

#china #taiwan #MilitaryConflict #consequences
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#Cities have become an important international agenda as 50% of the world population depend on them.

Cities are placed on the frontline to achieving the 17 #SDGs. Creative #urbangovernance is the driving force of #UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Aims to strengthen cooperation with #cities that have recognised creativity for #SustainableDevelopment across social, economic and cultural sectors.

-Dr. Junhi Han, Programme Specialist and Chief of Culture @unesconewdelhi
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Mini thread on why
@helium #ThePeoplesNetwork is shaking the foundations of the #wireless #telecommunication industry.

1/ As a professional #IoT product marketer, I used to spend years selling networks to cities and utilities...
2/ Those networks might take another few years to design and deploy before they could be fully operational. We had teams of network designers whose full-time job was to design the ideal #meshnetwork topology for a specific geographic deployment...
3/ then we had more teams of customer deployment reps and lawyers who had to negotiate access to limited pole mounting infrastructure. On the other side of the table, we had customers that were getting pitched on multiple competitive #wirelessnetwork technologies...
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1/10 || What can policymakers do to improve Indian #cities post the #pandemic ?

With @wef, we interviewed experts to talk about 7 important aspects. Find quick insights from their recommendations in this thread >>>

- Read our blog for more context:
idfcinstitute.org/blog/2021/indi…
2/10 || Planning: Bimal Patel & Shlomo Angel

- Manage the spatial growth of cities and allow them to build more,
- Plan road networks for future horizontal expansion,
- Revoke faulty policies that constraint the use of floor space to build vertically.
3/10 || Housing: Richard Green & Sahil Gandhi

- Provide public housing for the poor; India can learn from successful models in Singapore or Hong Kong,
- Enable efficient rental markets,
- Manage density better to prevent overcrowded and unsafe housing.
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The U.S. has ~300 cities whose population exceeds 100K. Most of them have "buffered" (by PAINT: 0 protection) bike lanes, with the (car) #parking lane along the curb. SWITCH the bike & parked car lane, and you'd have traffic-calming and a MUCH safer #cycling experience. @PBOTinfo
I cannot stand seeing streets that are "improved" for "cyclists" by putting a wide bike lane *between* parked and moving cars. #Portland's N Denver Ave is a classic example. SWITCH the bike lane & car #parking lane; it solves many issues simultaneously! /2
Biking between the curb and parked cars means that there's almost *zero* car movement around you, outside of intersections. Door-zone biking is nearly eliminated--and if a passenger door does open, you're not thrown into car traffic. /3
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At the Growth Lab, an interdisciplinary team of researchers explores the secret of #EconomicGrowth from both an academic and applied angle. These are our most important academic papers of the past decade on #EconomicComplexity. (1/22) growthlab.cid.harvard.edu/academic-resea…
The economic complexity approach starts from the assumption that technology takes the form of tools, codes and #Knowhow. Knowhow grows by putting different bits of knowhow in different brains. (2/22)
Countries know more because individuals in them know different. Complex places have more diverse #knowhow. Complex products require more knowhow. Knowhow diffuses with people and teams of people. Once distributed, it needs tying back together by firms, cities or countries. (3/22)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/16/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/dai…
10 Best Non-War History Books of 2020 | RealClearHistory

realclearhistory.com/articles/2020/…

#book #history
The Technium: The Shirky Principle

kk.org/thetechnium/th…

#shirky #principle
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#YearInReview - We shared #ideas for better #cities (1/9)

1 - The future of cities post-pandemic
2 - Resilient dense cities
3 - Managing urban expansion
4 - Better data for policy making
5 - Financial capacity of Mumbai
6 - Costs of congestion in Mumbai
7 - Lessons from Japan
1. The future of cities post-pandemic (2/9)

The pandemic poses new challenges for cities. In @BBCTheRealStory, @VaidehiTandel discussed this with Edward Glaeser from @Harvard, Astrid Haas, Policy Director from @The_IGC and @ProfMCarmona from @ucl

bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3c…
2. Resilient dense cities (3/9)

@nebuer42 and @VaidehiTandel argued that density is not to be blamed for the spread of #COVIDー19 in our cities, rather, these patterns emerged from multiple factors -@htTweets

hindustantimes.com/analysis/don-t…
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