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Oat milk costing more than dairy is a false narrative.

Let's start with this. How is raising 9.34M lactating dairy cows in the US weighing ~1,300lb each eating ~100lbs feed/day + drinking ~35 gallons water/day cheaper than growing crops of oats?

Time for a 🧵 of context 1/
This simple Twitter poll is a great example of the impact Big Dairy lobbying and propaganda has on misguiding consumers.

In 2021, Big Dairy spent $6.9M in lobbying. The highest spent in 2013 at $8.3M.

There is no Big Oats. 2/

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There are 2 USDA checkoff programs dedicated to dairy + milk.

Fluid Milk Checkoff Program: ams.usda.gov/rules-regulati…

Dairy Checkoff Program. Remember "Got Milk" campaign?
ams.usda.gov/rules-regulati…

There is no Oat Board nor even a general US Grains Board. No checkoff for oats. 3/
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The first of today's concurrent sessions are about to kick off! To prepare for this afternoon's keynote by Tim Flannery on #ClimateChange and #MentalHealth, I'm going to catch up on and tweet out yesterday's symposium, which is now available on demand. #RANZCP2022
Follow @coopesdetat who is going to jump into the 'training during pandemic' session and also #RANZCP2022 for more Congress discussions!
Chaired by Dr Cybele Dey, presenters incl A/Prof Fiona Charlson, Tara Crandon, Georgia Langmaid & Charles Le Feuvre @DrCybeleDey #climateactionnow #forhealthssake #RANZCP2022

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🚨 NEW CARBON TAXES INCOMING 🚨

A LOT of countries have been making noises about introducing new or reformed carbon taxes 💷 of late. Including...THREAD. 1/6.
AUSTRIA

Starting July 1, Austrians will pay a new #carbontax of 30 euros (approximately $33) per ton of CO2 — a cost that’s likely to be added to consumer bills by companies. That amounts to 55 euros ($60) per ton in 2025. 2/6.
forbes.com/sites/brianpec…
THE USA

According to the @WSJ, the American Petroleum Institute has drafted a proposal urging #Congress to adopt a carbon tax. The proposal suggests rebating some of the revenue collected to households & investing the rest of the money in new tech. 3/6.
wsj.com/articles/oil-t…
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1/ The @CityofStJohns tells me I am to engage in vehiclular cycling. Cool: I got an #ebike and I ride in traffic. Cool: I've had cars zoom passed me at lethal velocities because there is no real bike infrastructure. But... How do I trigger traffic lights?
2/ I've been patiently waiting on the vehicle magnetic sensor with nothing happening and cars behind me. Sorry #nltraffic cars but I literally cannot trigger the light.

Why don't people cycle? It's not the rain eh @kerriclaireneil. It's not the wind eh @BicycleNL. It's the cars
3/ The sooner we can convert wasted on street parking (aside from downtown) and convert those to at a MINIMUM painted enforced bike gutters the better.

Pedestrians and cyclists don't match easily. For a casual ride sure but not for commuting.
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Earlier today we posted this tweet - it was reductionist. Our Caucus apologizes for the confusion.

The low carbon fuel standard is a positive near-term policy to reduce emissions from fossil fuels as we look to eliminate their use. 1/ #bcpoli
Trust on #ClimateAction must be earned. This gov't is currently in court fighting to be less transparent & accountable on its emission reductions targets. 2/ #bcpoli
They still have not figured out how to meet our #CleanBC targets while subsidizing LNG Canada.

Nor have they ruled out expanding LNG Canada into Phase 2. 3/ #bcpoli
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"Systems Thinking is a must have skill in today’s complex, changing, non-linear world where everything is interconnected as well as interdependent." -- Sahana Chattopadhyay @sahana2802 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/05/09/dai…
Choice Quotes from Bill Gates's New Book ⋆ Brownstone Institute
brownstone.org/articles/choic…
#BiologicalVirus, #ComputerVirus, #AbnormalPsychology, #IntellectualError, #BookReview
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I was recently invited to debate with a representative of @bp_plc about what the net-zero target means for UK energy policy.

Here's a🧵based on my slides about why the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's letter is scientifically illiterate 1/n
First things first. I was asked to participate in this debate, as I'd been arrested taking part in this protest with @ScientistsX at @beisgovuk. Our demand was simple & science led, that the UK end all NEW oil and gas exploration.

Read more here: 2/n
theguardian.com/environment/20…
As @antonioguterres, the @UN Secretary General, made plain at the launch of the @IPCC_CH WG1 report we are now at #CodeRed for humanity.

This is (as the UK parliament declared) a #ClimateEmergency 3/n
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🌍 Our 2022 #Science Board Symposium on "The #Emergent #PoliticalEconomy or #ClimateChange" kicks off with opening remarks from President David Krakauer.

Follow this 🧵 as we provide live coverage of this event all day...
"For those of you who think behavior change can prevent #ClimateChange...behavior WILL change when climate changes. Shutdowns from the pandemic resulted in a reduction of #C02 emissions of about 7.5%."
- SFI/@Harvard Prof Dan Schrag opens our speaker series today
"We *used* to talk about #ClimateChange used to be something that would happen to people in Bangladesh fifty years from now."

Re: #ClimateJustice,
"Children born today are going to deal with climate change they had no role in causing."

- SFI/@Harvard Prof Dan Schrag
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If you struggle to understand how politicians who loudly proclaim their faith can be so cruel to the battlers, disaster victims, refugees, read this. theaimn.com/the-risk-of-th… #auspol #ausvotes #climatecrisis #climate #climateaction
I realise that the term “modern” nation in that screenshot is deeply contested, depending on where you live and how much you have. Work with me.
It’s not just Trump that caused the victory of the Religious Right. He was as much a product of years of Republican & radical religious gamesmanship. But, it’s worth considering if the victory of an ardent advocate of women’s choice in 2016 might not have found a way to prevent.
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @smritiirani @ctgchatter, Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini @drvanitasharma @ShombiSharp and @Chandrika0501

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue @ril_foundation
Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini: In #SouthAfrica, we have space for #women & struggle side by side with men. #Women need to be seen as individuals. Empowerment of women is not a side agenda, but we need to focus on how we can help them have their own space & strength. #Raisina2022
.@ctgchatter: We require political will, affirmative action, and policy changes to empower #women. I believe, empowered women, empower women.

#Raisina2022 @ril_foundation
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We are LIVE tweeting the Raisina AMA with @DrSJaishankar and @samirsaran

Stay tuned for updates!

Watch it LIVE here:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue @MEAIndia
.@DrSJaishankar: Three things keep me up at night — the shocks that the international order is experiencing, particularly in the past two years—the #COVID19 pandemic, #Afghanistan & #Ukraine, & the friction between the #West & #Russia, the #USA and #China

#Raisina2022 @MEAIndia
.@DrSJaishankar: You need to develop an operational matrix to respond to a changing world. In our case, especially since 2014-15, we have had greater clarity on how we engage the world—concentric circles, neighbourhood first, but also a conscious policy engaging the major powers.
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With #Raisina2022 kickstarting today, @orfonline is delighted to announce the launch of the 6th edition of our flagship annual journal of essays, the #RaisinaFiles.

Edited by @samirsaran and @anahitakhanna95.

Click here to read: or-f.org/103384 Image
Are the contours of a new geopolitical formation—the DragonBear—characterised by deepening relations between #China & #Russia in key strategic areas, now increasingly visible? If so, what are #Putin's geopolitical choices?

From @vtchakarova

#Raisina2022 or-f.org/103384
To forestall ceding more manufacturing output and control over critical #supplychains to #China, other nations must be prepared to rethink long-standing conventions about international #trade, writes Jeffrey Jeb Nadaner.

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue2022
or-f.org/103384
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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." greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/24/dai…
Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine – The Public Domain Review
publicdomainreview.org/essay/handy-mn…
#HandMnemonics, #DigitalDevices
The community fridge movement could change the way we think about helping each other
cnn.com/2022/04/15/us/…
#CommunityFridges, #MutualAid, #FoodSecurity, #FoodWaste
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Dear Media. PLEASE HELP. Could you PLEASE stop following the PM around and do these things 10 things instead because IT IS IN THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST to know how to use the most powerful tool they have in their hands in a democracy?
1.Ask scientists working on the Reef to recount their observations of bleaching. 2. Talk to someone unable to seek vital med treatment cos it’s been cut from Medicare 3. Talk to a relative of someone who has just passed from COVID. 4. Talk to a bushfire survivor to ask if
they’ve received govt assistance 5. Talk to ppl counting Koala populations and ask what is killing them 6. Talk to someone who is working 4 jobs without sick leave, parental leave or any job security. 7. Talk to a woman in her 50s living in her car. 8. Talk to the head of a
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1/. #THREAD (read until the end)

As people around the world mark #EarthDay a QUESTION...

Would you buy grapes that were individually wrapped in plastic?
#ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticpollution #ClimateJustice #EarthDay2022 #ClimateActionNow
2/. “Every single grape wrapped in plastic! What the actual *#@*!”

You’d probably be outraged like my friend Diane was! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticfree #EarthDay #EarthDay2022
#ClimateMarch #ClimateJustice
3/. CONFESSION

The individually wrapped grapes iaren’t real

The plastic wrapped passion fruit are

Britain is the world’s 2nd biggest producer of plastic per person

Plastic waste kills millions of birds, sea mammals & fish each year
(Clip @GreenpeaceUK)
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‼️ NEW ‼️

Analysis from @ciel_tweets & @boell_stiftung: "#IPCC Unsummarized: Unmasking Clear Warnings on Overshoot, Techno-fixes, and the Urgency of Climate Justice" ➡️ ciel.org/reports/ipcc-w…

Key takeaways in this thread 🧵👇
Early this month, the @IPCC_CH published the Contributions of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report.

The subject? Mitigation of #ClimateChange.

#IPCC #ClimateReport #ActOnClimate
Like previous #IPCC Reports, this one demonstrates:
🚩#ClimateChange is a present emergency
🚩Each increment of warming accelerates the scale & severity of the crisis
🚩Phasing out ALL #FossilFuels is the quickest & most effective way to end #ClimateChaos.
ciel.org/news/political…
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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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We're in a Climate & Ecological Crisis, Sixth Mass Extinction, a threat to us all. Fossil fuels, though they account for over 80% of carbon emissions produced by humans, continue to be widely used. That's massively destabilising our biosphere, yet our Parliament says/does nothing Image
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🧵Having devoted loads of time on 🇪🇺EU-🇮🇳India relations in last 4 years, I’m sharing some thoughts ahead of European Commission President @VonderLeyen’s trip to India (24-25 Apr). 1/n
Quick summary of von der Leyen’s trip, see 👇. If you’re interested in knowing more, keep on reading.
If you’re looking for regular expert commentary on EU-India relations, I’d suggest following @GarimaMo @stebenaglia @ConstantinoX (and me ofc) on Twitter.
At @ResearchUI, me & @HCAspengren have conducted several studies 👇ui.se/english/resear…
Now to my thoughts. 3/n
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"It’s too late for tweaks and half measures. The old line parties have had lots of time but they don’t get the job done. For real change, you need more Green MPPs at Queens Park."

- @DianneSaxe at the Health & Climate Justice Debate

@RNAO @CAPE_ACME #onpoli
"Urban sprawl is the worst source of environmental degradation and climate impacts. No more urban boundary expansions period." - @DianneSaxe

#StopTheSprawl #ActOnClimate #onpoli @RNAO @CAPE_ACME
"Youth are right to be getting stressed about the impacts of climate change. The WHO has repeatedly reported that whatever it costs us to get us fossil fuels, we’ll save us twice as much w/ health benefits."
- @DianneSaxe

Ontario Greens' plan at gpo.ca/mentalhealth
#onpoli
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Why Are Environmentalists Failing to Stop the Climate Crisis?  #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #ClimateAction earthandhuman.org/why-are-enviro… via @Kalpana39215949
@Kalpana39215949 All across the world, environmentalists cannot provide a greener lifestyle. There are several reasons behind it.
Concerning the environment sector, most people, specifical environmentalists, focus on their job; instead of the environment’s welfare.
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As reported in today’s @globeandmail, ... we now know that the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) fully understood that its report on the feasibility of a gas-fired power phase-out was highly misleading and skewed to present a frightening worst-case scenario.

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In the 400 pages of material released by the @IESO_Tweets in response to our FOI request, we discovered that the agency actually modeled three potential scenarios for phasing out gas.

2/
In two of the scenarios, phasing-out gas power would be good for the environment and your pocket book – either raising costs by a mere 3% or decreasing costs by 8% while reducing greenhouse gas pollution!

3/
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🔴 En direct sur @weshculture aujourd’hui 🔴

Déploiement de militants d’extinction rébellion porte de saint Denis pour une occupation.

#ExtintionRebellion @xrFrance
🔴 EN DIRECT 🔴

Des militant.es sont en première ligne enchaînés entre eux ou à des objets.

#ExtintionRebellion #ClimateAction @xrFrance @xr_ParisIDF
🔴 EN DIRECT 🔴

Déploiement de police autour du mouvement face aux manifestants

#ExtintionRebellion #ClimateAction @xrFrance @xr_ParisIDF
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