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And the hits keep coming-

"Farms across France were hit by heavy hail and fierce storms over the weekend... while their counterparts in Italy warned of the impact of drought on crop yields."

Dark times ahead.

#ClimateCrisis #food #France #Italy #Europe
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In France, the world's 4th largest wheat exporter- 'Hail, strong winds & torrential rain caused damage... affecting wheat as well as fruit crops & vineyards'

"The damage is very significant, with some farms seeing 100% of their crop affected"

#food #farm
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Italy-

'Italy has received only half the usual rainfall levels so far in 2022, according to agricultural lobby Coldiretti, which estimates the cost of lost production at close to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion)'

#ClimateCrisis #food #water #Italy
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Current news on #food & #climate:

➡️ USA: *both* wheat crops -spring & winter wheat- in trouble

➡️Chile: more than 1/2 of the country's population in areas suffering "severe water scarcity"

➡️Australia: 'Biblical' flooding causes near-total loss of regional soybean crops
All these impacts will get worse

& worse

& 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 worse

with unmitigated climate change

On the other hand, what happens when fossil fuel emissions are cut?

Immediate boosts in crop yields!

Something to consider in the midst of a global food crisis?
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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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"Because greenhouse gas molecules radiate heat in all directions, some of it spreads downward and ultimately comes back into contact with the Earth’s surface, where it is absorbed." Complete nonsense. Stochastic calcs say 'no'. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/Energ…
Lower troposphere certainly acts as a heat sink, but the notion that it is "radiating back" to the Earth is 0.00000000000000000000001% true.
Still astounded how poor the physics and statistical mechanics literacy is in the #climateactionnow community.
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How many climate scientists agree with this I wonder? #ClimateCrisis #GlobalWarming #ClimateActionNow #ClimateEmergency ImageImageImage
These diagrams are so completely wrong that they all deserve to be memes.
@pmddomingos, has it ever occurred to you that the greenhouse effect as virtually always taught (and depicted, above) doesn't make any sense from a physics perspective?
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Just finished @billmckibben's 1989 @NewYorker essay THE END OF NATURE (took me a few hours, split up over the weekend).

Written the year after I was born, it demonstrates how much of the science of #ClimateEmergency has been known for decades...🪡🧵1/10

newyorker.com/magazine/1989/…
Every Bill McKibben text is the Very Best of creative non-fiction, but this piece hits hard more than 3 decades later:

"As long as the desire for endless material advancement drives us, there is no way to set limits.

If our way of life is ending nature..." 2/10
"...it is not radical to talk about transforming our way of life."

I was moved by how close this is to @antonioguterres' statement just 3 weeks ago that it's those pursuing fossil fuels, not climate activists, who are the "dangerous radicals". 3/10
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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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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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According to the @UN, around one million species are at the risk of disappearing from the planet due to human activities.
As reported by @UNESCO, 29 coral reef World Heritage sites will disappear by the end of the 21st Century if the emissions are kept unchecked.
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‼ a thread about iñigo's leaked pictures, moira and jason's separation and zeinab and skusta's cheating allegations:

oh mga chismosa, open thread.
WE HAVE 4-5 YEARS TO SAVE EARTH. EARTH IS DYING AND YOU WILL DIE ALONG WITH IT. dahil mas interesado kayo sa gantong topic, might as well use this to bring light to the crisis our earth is facing today. please, i am begging.. listen and spread this.
NASA scientists were arrested today after climate change protest. Climate change is REAL and big corporations need to start doing their part.

#LetTheEarthBreathe
#scientistprotest
#ClimateCrisis
#ClimateActionNow
#ScientistRebellion ImageImageImageImage
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Do not just stay hoping that someone will come and save our planet. It should start with you.
earthandhuman.org/humans-are-to-…
#ClimateActionNow #savetheplanet
We’ve all heard scientists and politicians claim that climate change is causing a global crisis. It’s also no secret that humans are guilty of climate change.
Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (NO), and water vapor are the principal greenhouse gases responsible for the increasing temperature on our planet.
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Not sure where to start this thread, but @Trevornoah
& @TheDailyShow have made a serious error of judgment in giving platform to a known charlatan. As others have pointed, we wish they'd spent more time researching this gentleman before having him on. 1/n
We've been thinking about this for long: "Scientists, corporations, mystics, and movie stars have convinced policymakers around the world that a massive campaign to plant trees should be an essential element of global climate policy." #TrillionTrees #Restoration 2/n
The quote above is from a Bioscience article that several of us, led by @ForrestFleisch1, wrote sometime back. "Pitfalls of Tree Planting Show Why We Need People-Centered Natural Climate Solutions" (Freely available pre-print: researchgate.net/publication/34…) 3/n academic.oup.com/bioscience/art…
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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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🚨🌍🚨🌎 Spread the word Twitter. This is the latest culture war. The new Brexit. It’s a climate war. Seeds, sewn this month are waiting to germinate via tweets like this 👇🏼 Made up of Tory ERG members, the NZSG group (climate sceptics/links to Lawson’s GWPF) are out create 1/3
division for their own agenda & play the cost of living crisis against climate change. Get up to date with who they are now. Formed late last year, their decisive tactics have started to roll out this month. 2/3
I’ll add 2 articles in the comments. We can’t sleep walk into this one. @MichaelEMann @CarolineLucas @DeborahMeaden @KateGreenSU #Fracking #ClimateActionNow #renewableenergy #CultureWar #NetZero
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Understanding the #RussianInvasion as a #ClimateConflict. First, the need to transition from #FossilFuels is an existential threat to #Putin's regime. The Russian economy is almost entirely financed by oil and gas revenues. When that goes, so does he. 1/7 wsj.com/articles/oil-d…
Putin is no climate denialist. He's a hard-headed realist. The notion that he's possessed by some delusionary vision of recapturing Soviet (or Tsarist) glory is mistaken. He's NOT looking backward - he's looking forward. #Ukraine is part of his #Climate mitigation strategy. 2/7
Any doubt about #Putin's climate awareness? He's fully embroiled in his own domestic #ClimateEmergency. The permafrost melt is wrecking havoc on Russian infrastructure, a costly problem that will only get worse. 3/7 reuters.com/world/europe/r…
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This roadmap highlights the scale of the effort required for a developing nation to achieve net zero including the scale of financing, renewables to be deployed and the importance of transition fuels
 #ClimateActionNow Image
To meet our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target and fast track our low carbon development pledges to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Nigerian Sovereign Green Bond was issued in line with our Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP).
These Green Bonds are used in financing environmentally friendly projects through debts tied to sustainability targets.
#ClimateActionNow
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The impacts of the remediation effort have produced remarkable employment and livelihood opportunities among Ogoni youths. So far,a total of 1,337 persons have been trained, employed, and earned income to support their livelihood, thereby enhancing local economy.
 #OgoniCleanUp Image
Livelihood Support Status:
Alternative livelihood development for Ogoni Youths, Women and able Men as well as physically challenged is also a key activity recommended in the @UNEP report. #OgoniCleanUp
Both artisanal refiners and other youths are entitled to be given the opportunity to develop and expand their existing skills or acquire new skill sets to build their capacity and empowerment.  
 #OgonicleanUp
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I was live on @BBCNews last night talking about the language of #climate change. Here's a thread of short clips. First, I was asked to address what we call it: #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming Great to talk with @bbcdavideades!
Then we discussed a great term: #GlobalWeirding. Because human-caused #climate disruption is so much more than warming. It's the increased frequency & intensity of #extremeweather #heavyrain #Heatwaves #Wildfires #drought #flooding and more.
I explained why #greenhouse gases or #GHGs are not a great term for the public and why I prefer heat-trapping #pollution - it explains the mechanism.
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@jkenney So you expect big govt to pay for questionable emission reduction tech for a profit driven, private industry that’s responsible for most of the emissions🤔How does that make sense? The govt should be investing in renewable tech that doesn’t produce emissions in the first place!
@jkenney Time to scale up that carbon tax for big emitters if this is your solution.
Unfortunately your carbon capture & SNR fantasies are a deflection from real climate solutions & renewable alternatives that are feasible and cost effective. Perpetuating reliance on FF is not a solution
@jkenney #CarbonCapture is a delay tactic that is not conducive to addressing the urgency of ending our reliance on fossil fuels. Does the business model even make sense? Ask Sask Power
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Gm! ☀️ Could that have been a nice warning for US? Earthquakes look bad, everywhere. Peeked at 🌋 website I'd like to mention Pavlof Volcano and Alaska Peninsula, Ru Kamchatka west of Aleutians, Hawaii is dead center from Fiji/Tonga. #TongaVolcanoEruption
Aurora borealis: Taken by Christoffer Svenske on January 14, 2022 @ Fiby, Vänge, Sweden
Spaceweather.com @GretaThunberg #ClimateActionNow
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Permafrost stores 2x the amount of carbon in the atmosphere yet is not considered by many climate models. Are we totally screwed??? Here I will explain what we know and why I promote #ClimateActionNow but not panic. 1/ Schematic of global carbon pools showing that permafrost sto
The Arctic (and its permafrost soils) is not a missing black box in any climate model, which all include Arctic soils. Until we explicitly include permafrost in these models, it is difficult to know what climate feedbacks we are missing. Likely to be in the middle. 2/ Image of a permafrost core laying on the ground of a black s
I research abrupt permafrost thaw, known to be a large source of methane. NO large scale models address abrupt thaw, yet. Ouch. Still, some portion of abrupt thaw fluxes are included in current modeling. What's the potential for overlap? More than zero, but we don't know. 3/ Photograph of a thermokarst bog, an example of abrupt permaf
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Interesting to see @fstockman essay in @nytopinion out the same week as our study of the #flightfree movement. It shows the discourse we identified in Sweden is indeed spreading- though I find Americans persistently mislabel moral responsibility as guilt.
At my 2017 @oredev keynote, I asked @googlemaps to show CO2 emissions along w/ time as a metric to inform trip choice & help “maximize meaning, minimize carbon”. This tool has become a reality! Which is good! Bc people are bad at estimating climate impact:nytimes.com/interactive/20…
3/ In particular, @WynesSeth & co have shown that people underestimate the climate impact of flying (and overestimate the climate benefit of recycling).

Consumption is not the only role where we can make a climate difference, but high emitters do need to tackle overconsumption.
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