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This study needs to be brought in front of every politician making decisions on climate change mitigation

It should be headlined in every major media outlet

The implications are stunning

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#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #farming #agriculture #NEWS
bmj.com/content/378/bm… Image
What factors are 𝘯𝘰𝘵 included in most crop models?

⚠️Among many other things
-declines in pollinating insects
-nutrient reductions in staple crops
-changes in air quality
-land degradation and salinisation
-even *increasing extreme weather*

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bmj.com/content/378/bm…
⚠️⚠️"Importantly, most of the excluded variables ...imply a modest to severe negative impact on agricultural production"

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(1) Today's story was the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida. It is one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike Florida, and in the coming days, we will learn more about the damage and victims.

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#HurricaneIan
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(2) Expect lots of shocking photos and heartbreaking videos on social media that will remind us of the power of nature, specifically when boosted by the additional energy we have trapped in the system.

🧵 #IanHurricane #Hurricane_Ian
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(3) Man-made climate change has raised sea levels and warmed the oceans, which fueled Ian to a hurricane that, at a certain point, was just two mph shy of a Category 5.

🧵 #climatecrisis #Ian #Hurricane
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Another, recent research paper we hope urban infrastructure planners have read:
nature.com/articles/s4159…
Researchers Szell et al synthesized an urban bike network development model, then tested it against reality of 62 cities. Their findings point to the need for city authorities to recognize the need to get to a critical threshold, quickly. /2
IOWs "cities must invest into bicycle networks with the right growth strategy, and persistently, to surpass a critical mass."
(Remember the time @CityofEdmonton built a #bikelane, then removed it? Apparently a classic cold feet/shying at an initial decreasing return error). /3
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#oilandgas is the reason for modern human flourishing.
We would not have been able to scale human society to support 7B+ without it
Fiat currencies also contributed to that, as did all modern commerce, trade and economics to this point.
Without those we would not exist as we do
That being said, there is a better alternative measured in human flourishing. Namely #Bitcoin. Decentralization of the money supply inherently requires decentralization of the energy supply, which means a decentralization of the food supply. This is proof of work enacted at scale
The malthusian mantra of eliminating Oil & Gas is not a solution. Pseudo-replacing it with "renewables" is a scam, these all require more input than they output over the lifetime of the tech. Decentralization of the energy supply means growth of #permaculture based bioenergy.
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The cranks at US libertarian billionaire-funded #Spiked have sent an email asking for money to help fund their divisive propaganda: "It’s a difficult time out there financially for many people... Over the next few weeks, we’re doing a donation drive!"
#CostOfGreedCrisis
#Spiked are divisive & dangerous, ideologically extreme, #propagandists.

A joint investigation between @DeSmog & The @guardian revealed that #Spiked US Inc. received funding from the Charles Koch Foundation between 2016 & 2018 to the tune of $300,000.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
#Spiked is just one of the myriad #propaganda wings of the dangerous free-market growth ideology having profoundly harmful impacts on individuals, communities, societies, countries & democracies across the world, as well leading to environmental degradation & the #ClimateCrisis.
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Hundreds of young people march through Edinburgh streets in mass climate protest

#ClimateCrisis #COP26

A thread:
Demonstrators said politicians had failed to take action on the climate crisis since the Cop26 summit nearly a year ago. 🌍

#ClimateCrisis #FridaysForFuture

dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-…
The Fridays for Future movement (inspired by Greta Thunberg) held a climate march through the city, with some holding signs saying "the kids are not alright"

#ClimateCrisis #FridaysForFuture A youngster holds a sign sa...Individuals from across Sco...
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🚨 BREAKING🚨

GP JAILED FOR PEACEFUL CIVIL RESISTANCE: “I have no regrets, I offer no apology and I will breach the injunction again.”

#CivilResistance #A22Network #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #CostOfGreedCrisis #UK
One Just Stop Oil supporter who appeared in a Birmingham court yesterday was jailed, five were remanded and another eight were given suspended sentences for sitting peacefully outside the Kingsbury Oil Terminal to demand an end to new oil and gas projects in the UK.
Sarah Benn, 55, a GP from the West Midlands, was sentenced to 32 days in prison after being found guilty of her third breach of the injunction. She has already served 8 days in prison earlier this year after breaching the Warwickshire injunction in May.
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Steven Jarvis (66, Bideford), on why he took non-violent direct action at the massive Kbury oil terminal. Steven is now in prison, along with 55 others, for contempt of court. All now face up to two years in prison & unlimited fines.

#CivilDisobedience #October1st
"I'm breaking this injunction
because it's unjust.
The establishment,
the judiciary
is protecting
the oil companies
that are killing us.

#BlockadeWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange
"The taxpayers
of Warwickshire
are supporting
the protection
of this oil company
and it's this oil company
that is causing the
cost of living crisis,
that is causing the
death of the taxpayers
of Warwickshire.

#CostOfLivingCrisis #CostOfGreedCrisis #UK #Government #fossilfuels
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🚨 BREAKING: ONE JUST STOP OIL SUPPORTER IMPRISONED WHILE 10 WALK FREE AFTER PEACEFUL RESISTANCE AT KINGSBURY OIL TERMINAL 🚨

#CivilResistance #A22Network #JustStopOil #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #October1st #BlockadeWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis
One Just Stop Oil supporter who appeared in a Birmingham court yesterday was sent back to prison and another 10 were given suspended sentences for sitting peacefully outside the Kingsbury Oil Terminal to demand an end to new oil and gas projects in the UK.
The 12 Just Stop Oil supporters were accused of breaking the North Warwickshire injunction on 14th September. The private injunction is designed to help the state protect the profits of the oil industry by outlawing any protest activity near the Kingsbury Oil Terminal.
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I've been following the development of the "Global Registry of Fossil Fuels" (1st database of emissions from production and reserves)

It's now here and it's awesome: we can transparently hold fossil fuel powers accountable for their contribution to fueling the #ClimateCrisis

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It shows that Big Oil want to fry us all: their oil & gas reserves - all of which they want to extract and sell- would yield 3.5 trillion tons of emissions, over 7 times the remaining carbon budget for 1.5C and more than all emissions produced since the industrial revolution

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The Registry is innovative and trailblazing. Did you know for example that the Paris Agreement does not even mention fossil fuel production, despite the fact that such fuels account for over 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions?

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Steven Gingell (Proprietor, 56, Manchester), on why he took non-violent direct action at the massive Kbury oil depot. Steven is now in prison, along with 55 others, for contempt of court. All now face up to two years in prison & unlimited fines.

#CivilDisobedience #October1st
"I'm here because
I have to be here,
I've got no choice.
I've got three
lovely children
And what future are
they going to have..
I really fear for their lives."

#BlockadeWestminster #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis
"Let's take a pick of the
unfolding series of
crises that we face this week
in Pakistan.
A third of the
country is underwater.
Those people who are least
responsible are up to their
necks in water.
It's criminal it's genocidal
what's happening it's fucking
outrageous."
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Tez Burns, a 34 year old bicycle mechanic from Swansea, was imprisoned last week for peacefully demanding that the #Government stops giving out new oil and gas licences. Oil is causing the climate and #CostOfLivingCrisis, making us poorer, destroying jobs and killing us now.
“Civil resistance is our best chance of ending the cost of living crisis and the climate crisis, everything else has been tried and failed. It is the best use of our time and energy if we want change to happen.
“Rather than wasting billions subsidising the rising cost of energy and putting more money in the pockets of the oil companies, protect your citizens by investing in renewable energy and insulating our homes.
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Mitch (57, Derbyshire), on why they took non-violent direct action at the massive Kingsbury oil depot. Mitch is now in prison, along with 55 others, for contempt of court. All now face up to 2 years in prison & unlimited fines.
#CivilDisobedience #October1st #BlockadeWestminster
"We need to stop
burning fossil fuels and
change to green renewable
energies like solar wind and water.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #CostOfGreedCrisis
"Yet the government has
just announced over one hundred
new gas and oil projects. This is madness."

#UK #Government #fossilfuels #CivilResistance
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1/n LET’S PLAY GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR!!!!
Well as my last attempt⤵️to #StopTheWar in #Ukraine failed to get any traction I thought my 2nd attempt should start with a bang or in the words of #DrStrangelove"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
2/n It seems I am not scary enough to scare sense into some participants of the current war, I thought trying to use a selection of #GNUTerryPratchett words from #Discworld #Jingo & #Hogfather along with some horrors of war concepts might persuade #WarCriminals in the conflict
3/n that a better path might be available to them and others if the war ended quickly but as another Author @Kurt_Vonnegut said of horrors in another War #SoItGoes🤷‍♂️
I started with the words
“LET’S PLAY GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR‼️‼️”
From the #WarGames film
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Thread 🧵 - Now is the time to stand up, yes, that includes you!

We need to stand up right now to what's going on in this country. I didn't get to this recommendation strictly by political analysis. I get to it by life experience.
If you don't stand up for yourself against bullies, they'll keep coming back and it'll be worse each time they do. Right now we, the overwhelming majority in this country, are being taken for granted by a powerful but tiny clique at the top.
If they get away with what they're doing now, it only goes one way here on in, much worse. Worse for us whenever they want, in whatever way they want.

The last week or so has brutally exposed this.
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2022 not 2050!

"People were fleeing to higher, cooler ground. Subway stations were blacked out...buildings were darkened... important arteries for shipping & transportation became unnavigable...Chickens died or struggled to lay eggs"

1/4 #China
nytimes.com/2022/09/09/opi…
'According to data from NASA ... the North China Plain’s groundwater reserves are even more overdrawn than those of the Ogallala Aquifer under the Great Plains of the United States, one of the world’s most imperiled critical agricultural water sources'
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This week, I joined @SecretaryPete, Mayor @LondonBreed and local transportation and community leaders to celebrate the new Central Subway Muni Metro line running through Chinatown. Our ride and tour was a thrilling preview of what this project brings to the Bay Area.
With the Central Subway in Chinatown, San Francisco maintains its status as a smart, sustainable, spectacular model for the nation. This will be a deeply needed boon for a community hit hard by the pandemic – and racist conspiracy theories that sadly ensued.
Inspired by the Bay Area’s progress, Congress delivered game-changing infrastructure investments nationwide. Transportation is the #1 source of carbon pollution. Our Infrastructure Law is creating jobs & rebuilding communities — essential to our fight against the #climatecrisis.
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#ClimateTippingPoints may lead to abrupt, irreversible, and dangerous impacts with serious implications for humanity

🆕(2022-09-09) science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…

Currently the world is heading toward ~2 to 3°C of global warming.

1/🧵 | via @W_Lucht | #ClimateCrisis #EndFossilFuels Screenshot from Science website: Getting tipsy  Climate tipp
RESULTS

We identify 9 global “core” tipping elements which contribute substantially to 🌎 system functioning & 7 regional “impact” tipping elements which contribute substantially to human welfare or have great value as unique features of the 🌏 system
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science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…
Their estimated CTP thresholds have significant implications for climate policy: Current global warming of ~1.1°C above pre-industrial already lies within the lower end of five CTP uncertainty ranges.
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science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…
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🚨 New paper 🚨

Green #hydrogen and derived #efuels are critical for #climate #mitigation, but when will they be available at scale?

In a new Nature Energy study, we look at a key bottleneck: the market ramp-up of #electrolysis capacity.

Summary 🧵⬇️

nature.com/articles/s4156…
2/ #GreenHydrogen, produced from renewable electricity via electrolysis, is vital for the #EnergyTransition. In the #EnergyCrisis hydrogen is also considered an option to limit Europe's fossil fuel imports.

However, scaling up supply is a huge challenge!
3/ There's a lot of momentum in electrolysis project announcements. This is also much needed because global capacity needs to grow a staggering 6,000-8,000-fold from 2021-2050 to meet #NetZero scenarios. Yet, most projects still lack an FID, making them uncertain. Image
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Heat stress already poses an "extreme risk" to agriculture in 20 countries, including agricultural giant India

But by 2045, 64 nations representing 71% of current global food production will be impacted

Including China, India, Brazil & the U.S.

#food
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"I think what it reinforces is that, even though a lot of us are sort of sitting in sort of Western countries, where we might think we're a bit more insulated from some of these threats, actually we are not necessarily" 

#ClimateCrisis #food #farming
france24.com/en/live-news/2…
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"Here is yet another victory for the hard-right Toryism that now seems to run the party, and a reminder of the financial links that connect Conservative politics with big hydrocarbon companies & devout (#ClimateCrisis) sceptics & deniers."

#EnoughIsEnough
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
"It is not hard to detect the influence of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the climate-sceptic lobby group founded in 2009 by Thatcher’s one-time chancellor Nigel Lawson, which now numbers the fantastically influential Tory backbencher Steve Baker among its trustees."
"The Global Warming Policy Foundation chair was the co-owner of a company that had donated £25,000 to Johnson’s and Jeremy Hunt’s leadership campaigns in 2019 and £100,000 to Vote Leave; this year, another firm he own gave £10,000 to Braverman’s short-lived leadership campaign.
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(1/) Pakistan's horror floods are our horror floods too

A thread 🧵

➡️ RT

#PakistanFloods #floods #ClimateCrisis #extremeweather #climate #water #Pakistan
(2/) The Planet newsletter:

The Pakistan floods are not an isolated incident for the back page of your newspaper. The scale, and relevance for all of us, should make this the main headline wherever you live.

➡️ theplanet.substack.com/p/pakistans-ho…
(3/) This summer was marked by extreme weather events all over the northern hemisphere. As a reader of this newsletter, you have likely experienced this too. For instance, many European readers will remember the record-breaking drought in Western Europe.
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There is a lot going on but spare a moment to think about the fact that 1/3 of Pakistan is under water. Like Pakistan, many poor/developing countries will bear the worst of climate disasters. The global #ClimateCrisis is also eco-racism on steroids.

cnn.com/2022/09/02/asi…
Why do I say the global #ClimateCrisis is also eco-racism on steroids. ? Because the countries doing the least amount of damage to the global ecosystem will suffer the most from the climate crisis.

As one born on a small island, I have emphasized the disproportionate effect of climate change on small island nations of the Pacific & Caribbean. The fact is, they do the least amount of environmental damage, and they will reap the most deleterious effects of #ClimateChange.
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