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Boris Johnson & Michael Gove promised lower fuel bills once Britain left the EU

EU gas prices are high too, but they trade efficiently in linked auctions that balance prices across the EU

We don't because #Brexit 🤦‍♂️

#BrexitReality #ProjectFear #BrexitChaos #ToryBrexitDisaster UK Energy Crisis
So now the UK has the highest energy prices in Europe. We produce most of our electricity from gas.

It's important we make no mistake. This is a problem created by the #ToryBrexitDisaster

They are disaster capitalists who bankrupt industries and buy them up cheap in a monopoly.
Everything that is happening now was predicted in the leaked 2018 Operation Yellowhammer report, saying that a No / Bad #Brexit Deal (which we have) could lead to

Food & Petrol Shortages✅
Significant Electricity Price Increases✅

For now its wholesale (retail prices are fixed)
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Today, @irishmissionun hosts a #UNSC debate on #climate and #security. @SCRtweets has a preview:…
The @UN #FoodSystemsSummit also takes place today, highlighting the overlap between 3 critical issues.

We'll be tweeting highlights from today at #UNGA 🧵👇
@irishmissionun @SCRtweets @UN @monkeycageblog @washingtonpost @McFarlandKellyM @KitGraceEvans At the UNSC today, world leaders spoke of climate #resilience in the face of existential threats to our environment:
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@stoneagegirl88 💙 inspiring 😇 thanks

Hair🎹🎼 ▶…
@stoneagegirl88 I used to have a pretty long hair but now what grows back goes under the scissors, so my hairbstays semi-long👆less benefits. Need to load myself w/ #Selenium & #Zinc

How about men w/ long hair?
@stoneagegirl88 If you watched @davidgilmour🎹 #Murder until the end👆you noticed 📺more💦✈on autoplay

aka #chemtrails

What they put up👆there rains👇☔down on you👪🛀incl.your hair🚿, on🐝wildlife💧water🍶🏊🏄🌊🐳🐙🐟

@FBI Chief:
"it's murder by @UN"
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I’m a pretty new resident of #KitchenerCentre, but it’s obvious that something noteworthy happened here over the past couple of months – and the past couple of years – that saw @MorriceMike elected last night. It’s something that #cdnpoli, #onpoli & beyond should take note of. 🧵
In this riding, it seems that HOW a candidate shows up, serves their community and campaigns has proven to be as (or more) important as WHAT the candidate stands for.
To me, Mike’s victory is a triumph for a #leadership of humility, open-mindedness, respect, and grace – alongside a mandate to advocate for #affordablehousing, access to #healthcare, a livable #climate, etc.
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1/9 A thread of one potential negative wind for #China #growth next few months: manufacturing firms forced to halt production under energy/environmental constraints 能耗双控. Firms in #Jiangsu asked to stop production. Malls asked to delay opening for 1/2 hour to conserve energy.
2/9 Background: 2060 carbon neutrality goal, National Development and Reform Comm.(#NDRC) sets a staged road map2025/30/35. Each province, two annual hard targets need to meet: total energy usage growth and GDP per unit energy used. (in Chinese)…
3/9 AUG 7th, #NDRC graded each province in YTD red/yellow/green. Economically important provinces like #Guangdong, #Jiangsu #Fujian red for both targets. #ZheJiang yellow for both.…
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🔔 Dr. Nicole O’Byrne was one of the very first high profile Frederictonians to support me in my first campaign to represent the people of #Fredericton South in the Legislative Assembly in 2014

Like me, she... 1/

#nbpoli #frederictonnb #explorefredericton #gpc #cdnpoli
2/ ...found that Green principles lined up nicely with hers, and she was a vocal champion for me. I trust Nicole with my vote.

In #Parliament, she will advocate for the urgent needs of #Fredericton families, our community...

#newbrunswick #nouveabrunswick #cdnpoli #oromocto
3/... and our environment. Growing up in a farm family, she learned the value of hard work, the sustenance the earth and #climate provides if treated respectfully, and the importance of family and community to our well-being...

#frederictonnb #elxn44 #newmarylandnb #mintonb
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-U know which countries would be richest & rule world
-1s who have plan for #climatechange
-Freak #weather & #floods will destroy weak links
-#India needs to move away from agriculture-dependent #economy
-Need to decongest densely populated coastal regions…
-Coal has long been #India & #China’s top energy source & its production has increased consistently
-India’s per capita CO2 emissions rose from 15 to 40% of world emissions betn 1990-2019
-Good news is since 2015, India’s solar & wind power elect production increased fm 3 to 10% CEICData
-#USA’s International Development Finance Corporation has invested $300 mil in 4 solar energy projects in #India
-Quad meeting in US where #PMModi would come face to face with Pres #Biden has a lot on the plate to discuss
-#Climate would be 1 of those important topics
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Mark Jaccard PhD
Jennifer Winter PhD
Katharine Hayhoe PhD
Andrew Weaver PhD
Andrew Leach PhD

All are independent climate experts.

None supports the NDP/Green plans—who inexplicably coasted on the hard policy work that the Liberals delivered.
Platitudes will not deliver the hard policies needed to meet this climate moment.

I expected better from the NDP & Greens.

But to fail to win strong endorsement from any of these climate experts?

To be universally panned for vague promises?

We need them to be MUCH better.
Any climate party that wins government will be fought tooth & nail by tough & powerful industry lobbyists & “The Resistance”

If you don’t have a credible plan, you’re toast.

If you can’t get a passing grade from independent climate experts, why should Cdns vote for you?
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There’s a gaping (loop)hole in #climate reporting, calculations & countermeasures—#BlueCarbon!

Must finally put #Seabed #CarbonSink on agenda for #COP26...

Here too #China leads world in #carbon damage—by far.

Time for accountability on #RoadToGlasgow!…
#Ocean covers 71% of world’s surface..<10% mapped w/ modern sonar.

Salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds & ultra-deep abyssal #seabed absorb large quantities of #CO2 from atmosphere & balancing critical #climate systems.

Disrupting risks grave & potentially irreversible harms
.@Nature: “#marine sediments are the largest pool of organic #carbon on the planet.”

Est. vol. ~7 trillion metric tons—>3X cumulative anthropogenic #CO2 emissions since 1750.

Bottom trawl #fishing & #seabed mining—both #PRC-led—risk damaging disruption.…
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One last comparison of the parties’ #climate plans in #elxn44! This time updates based on LPC and NDP platform costing. As with original thread (pasted at end), I haven’t covered everything, incl adaptation, buildings, climate finance, green growth $$ (might do that one yet). /1
Big update for NDP. Platform said NDP “supported” carbon pricing but didn't specify price. This led many (incl me) to question impact and cost of the NDP plan. But budget matches Lib price schedule - $170/tonne in 2030. That will deliver signif and cost-effective reductions. /2
NDP promised to reduce or eliminate unfair industry C pricing “loopholes” but I'm not seeing a new revenue stream for that (open to correction!). So, budget suggests NDP plan will be more effective than previously implied, but obfuscation on price, fairness is disappointing. /3
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The possible inclusion of the #Left party in a German government will certainly not “spook markets”. /thread
As per my thread below, the #Left has moderated its demands on economics, welfare policies and taxes. Still leftist, but not extreme. /2
But will that not lower Germany’s #growth? Maybe, medium to long term. Raise unemployment a bit? Maybe. (The #Left income tax plans create 300k jobs, acc to ifo institute). /3…
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In case you missed it, last week was the #OurLandOurNature alternative congress, which finished on Friday with a #protest in Marseille, France, where we were joined by a number of other orgs including @xrFrance, @amisdelaterre & @yfcmarseille.

Despite the torrential rain ⛈️ the turn out was big, showing how strong the resistance is towards the false solutions to tackle #ClimateChange being proposed at the #IUCNcongress.

The plan to turn 30% of the world into Protected Areas by 2030 (30x30) is a distraction from the real causes of #environmental destruction - instead it puts a price on #nature & allows big business to profit.

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The #Left party in Germany put together a government programme for the first weeks of a hypothetical #SPD-led coalition with the Green and them. Some fun stuff in there. /thread
The #labour market programme is a stronger version of SPD and Green ideas, but nothing the 3 parties could not compromise on. Min wag: Left 13 Euros, the other two 12 Euros. That sort of thing. /2
Welfare same: higher basic welfare (#Hartz IV) rates, end to welfare sanctions and a generous basic income for kids (bit more generous than SPD and Green proposals). /3
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A thread on #ClimateCrisis:
Melting Boundaries
Nature Knows No Nation and No Nation Knows Nature
In the global fora, the issue of #climate change has been a game of ‘passing the parcel’ where the parcel is global in all proportions – global threat, global impact, global mitigation.
#Climate is the varying weather conditions experienced annually aggregated over a long period of time. Unfortunately, politically, climate change has had much less traction than the climate itself in the last 30 years. Efforts have been debated, litigated and even acted upon.
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জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ এটা মুখ্য সমস্যা হ'ল বৰ্ধিত উষ্ণতা। পৃথিৱীৰ তাপমাত্ৰা বাঢ়ি গৈ আছে

তেতিয়াহলে সূৰ্যৰ শক্তি হ্ৰাস কৰা টো সম্ভৱ নেকি? ⛅
Yes! Ingredientটো আমাৰ ENO পেকেটত উপলব্ধ! 😉
A thread
1 সৌৰ geo engineering
2 অসম ৰ বাবে এটা প্ৰশ্ন

Climate change #assam #ClimateEmergency
(2/n) জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ ২ টা মুখ্য সমস্যা আছে
1 আমি কাৰ্বন নিৰ্গমন হ্ৰাস কৰিব লাগিব

২ আমি তাপমাত্ৰা ১.৫ ডিগ্ৰী অধিক বৃদ্ধি হোৱাটো বন্ধ কৰিব লাগিব

উষ্ণতা হ্ৰাস কৰিবলৈ আমাৰ ওচৰত এটা সমাধান থাকিব পাৰে

সৌৰ geoengineering

হাৰ্ভাৰ্ড বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ৰ সেইটো কৰাৰ পৰিকল্পনা আছিল!
(3/n) এইটো কি?

সৌৰ geoengineeringয়ে পৃথিৱীৰ পৃষ্ঠৰ পৰা সূৰ্যৰ ৰশ্মি প্ৰতিফলিত কৰে।

ই পৃথিৱীৰ পৃষ্ঠৰ উষ্ণতা হ্ৰাস কৰিব পাৰে।

হাৰ্ভাৰ্ডৰ এক্সপেৰিমেন্টটো কি আছিল? এইটো বিল গেটছৰ দ্বাৰাও পুঁজি যোগান ধৰা হৈছিল

#assam #Climate
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Reporters: a thread about the links between human-caused #climatechange & hurricanes. As you report on #HurricanIda, help readers understand these links.
For references & details, see the summary.

1. Warmer oceans worsen & accelerate intensification.…
2. Warmer air from climate change holds more moisture, which contributes to increased rainfall from hurricanes.
3. Higher sea levels from #climate change means storm surges and coastal flooding are worse than they would otherwise have been.
4. There's growing evidence large hurricanes are slowing their movements over land, causing longer periods of intense rains over smaller areas, worsening flood risks.
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THREAD: News just broke from @Reuters of a potentially critical new initiative to be launched next month: the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (#BOGA). Read the article here:…
@Reuters #BOGA will be the 1st diplomatic initiative acknowledging the need for governments to manage the decline of oil and gas production as a key tool to address the #climate crisis. It’s a big deal and something we’ve been calling for for a long time.
@Reuters #BOGA has the potential to help reframe the global climate conversation to ensure phasing out production is seen as a key tenet of climate leadership. Why is this important?
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In this study, we show that it's not a good idea to wash roots and immediately collect #root exudates: because of the washing-induced root damage, roots are losing a lot of C and exudate profiles are likely not accurate. (1/6)…
Letting the roots recover for a few days before collecting exudates gets rid of this artefact, and allows distinguishing between species and re-application of exudates for mechanistic experiments. (2/6)
Using this 'hybrid' root exudate collection method we were able to show that root traits explain root exudate quantity and quality. (3/6)…
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Delighted to announce our new paper on #Antarctica + estimates of surface mass balance is finally out in @EGU_TC
A quick thread on what it means 1/…
Surface mass balance (#SMB) is the budget between snow fall and snow/ice loss by melt + runoff and evaporation at the surface. It's the only way #glaciers + #icesheets can gain #ice - it also needs to balance the loss from calving #icebergs.
#SMB is very difficult to measure on the ground, especially over as large an area as #Antarctica, so usually output from a regional #ClimateModel is used. We looked at data from #HIRHAM #MAR #RACMO #COSMOCLM + #MetUM - to see if they agreed
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Absolutely the @ScottMorrisonMP Government is a handbrake on climate action but, despite the rhetoric, is @Matt_KeanMP's NSW Coalition doing better?

Here's 10 ways the @GladysB Government is failing on climate action. #nswpol

Thread 👇👇…
1. Approved 8 new coal and gas projects since 2019 Election (including the Narrabri Gas Project) with combined scope 1 and 2 emissions equal to all @Matt_KeanMP's proposed savings from his multibillion dollar Renewable Energy Infrastructure Roadmap.…
2. Proposing to open up massive new coal exploration precincts including Hawkins Rumker area South of Bylong Valley near Rylstone.…

Submissions close on the Preliminary Regional Issues Assessment tomorrow:…

Ping: @NoCoalRylstone
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"And as it rolls out its #Climate efforts globally, enabling millions of businesses to bring more funding to emerging #carbon removal technologies, the company will receive guidance from one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable finance."

Action on #climate - just clicks away:

"Stripe users can help counteract climate change by directing a fraction of their revenue toward initiatives that permanently remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—in just a few clicks & without writing a line of code."

#NetZero #CCS
July 2021: "Results indicate that achieving #netzero emissions in #Canada will likely require significant use of #CCS [] w/ Canada’s CCS industry growing to be 30-100 x its current size by 2050.…
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++ THREAD ++

On Monday, the #IPCC published its 6th #ClimateReport.

Carbon Brief pored over more than 3,000 pages to produce this in-depth Q&A.

It unpacks the key findings of the report and explains the developments since the previous assessment.
Headlines 📰 this week from around the world have focused on the report’s main findings.

“Starkest warning yet”
“Code red for humanity”

@Josh_Gabbatiss @AyeshaTandon & @GAViglione pulled together the key reactions from newspapers in an interactive table
When is the world 🌎 expected to pass 1.5C and 2C of warming?

@hausfath explores the updated estimates here ⬇️…
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Officially, the German federal government wants to save nothing less than the world #climate. In order to achieve this megalomaniac goal, it does not shy away from any expenditure that costs our economy around 50 billion euros annually in the form of high taxes and subsidies. /1
This moralizing #climate activism makes every German citizen poorer by at least 600 euros per year. /2
But among the heads and chief ideologues of large lobby organizations, there is the naive hope that this massive transformation will finally make #Germany the world champion exporter again - through the export of #climate technology. /3
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1/7 This week in parliament Scott Morrison told
@AdamBandt that Australia’s emissions have fallen by 20% since 2005 (theoretically getting us three quarters of the way to meeting our Paris target). Here's why this claim is super misleading.... 🧵
2/7 Australia’s overall emissions did decline between 2005 and 2020. But looking at this graph it can be seen that this is not distributed evenly across the economy, but confined to two sectors: Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (we'll call it the land sector) & agriculture. Image
3/7 The land sector is different from other sectors (which emit carbon) in that it can store carbon through trees and soil. What happened from 2005 is that we stopped clearing trees & we had a drought from 2017-19. Basically trees grew, there was less methane from livestock.
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