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#ERCOT grid update: Things will be tight on the grid today and tomorrow — very tight. ERCOT projecting 82.9 gigawatt peak @ 4pm and a spread between supply and demand of only 1800 megawatts tomorrow around 7pm. #txlege #energytwitter 1/ Image
Solar power is having a massive impact on the grid this summer. Without it, we would be in serious trouble and have a much higher likelihood of outages. #Solar will top out right at or above 12GW and... (cont.) #energytwitter #txenergy Image
... is still producing ~9GW in the hour of tightest reserves. The 3+GW of batteries in ERCOT are mostly providing backup reserves in case of shortage (like when a major power plant goes offline like a nuke did last week) but is also injecting 500MW to the market when needed. 3/ ImageImage
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1/ There’ve been some scary climate charts released this week, alongside some big climate stories. It’s been challenging keeping up with everything, so I’ve done a quick round-up thread 🧵
#climatecrisis #climatechaos #climatebreakdown
2/ A snapshot of sea surface temperatures from the 14th June. Unfortunately this daily snapshot is representative of a larger ongoing problem…

3/ Sea surface temperatures are currently at record highs for June so far, and also for the months of April and May.

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Five books you might like to read when asking what you can do about the #ClimateEmergency🧵

1. @ClimatePsych's excellent guide for turning anxiety into action Image
2. @swaziadam's awesome introductory textbook.

If I were teaching a course on the climate crisis I'd assign this as the core text. Image
3. For students wanting to deepen their understanding of society's response to the #ClimateCrisis then look no further than thus offering by Daniel Nyberg,@ChristopherWr11 & @VanessaMBowden Image
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“The USA, the UK & the EU have wasted hours and hours [...] playing a naked game of self interest.”

The Bonn Climate Conference (#SB58) — a crucial international summit which will shape the response to the #ClimateCrisis — ended yesterday.

🧵Here's what you need to know... 1/7
The #SB58 is where the agenda & priorities for the next major international climate summit #COP28 are shaped.

Our Director @chilledasad100 has been exposing wealthy countries refusing their responsibilities & demanding that #ClimateJustice is at the centre of that agenda. 2/7
In the conference rooms, and in the hallways, we have been demanding a different route forward — one that prioritises the rights and interests of people and planet, and not the profits of corporations. 3/7
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The #BonnClimateConference failed once again to address the key drivers of the #ClimateCrisis [= #FossilFuels]. Delay is the new Denialism.
A 🧵on the #FalseSolutions increasingly being pushed in the @UNFCCC negotiations: #CCS #CDR & #geoengineering are dangerous distractions!
Science is crystal clear, the only way to meaningfully reduce emissions is a rapid, equitable, full & funded phase-out of ALL fossil fuels. In this essential #JustTransition, there's is NO space for dangerous distractions such as #CCS or #CarbonRemoval.…
#CCS is NOT a climate solution @CA_Latest…
#CCS may carry even more risk & uncertainty than drilling for oil or gas, according to @ieefa_institute…
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The craziest thing about the #ClimateCrisis and nature crisis?

We’re massively subsidising the causes: fossil fuels and farming.

The subsidies run at $23m a minute, according to one estimate in a big new @WorldBank report

🧵 1/12…
“These are trillions that we are throwing away, trillions that are doing harm. And yet we need that money,” says Richard Damania, World Bank chief economist for sustainable development
“Subsidy reform is extremely urgent – in fact it is essential - if we are to safeguard both people and planet,” said @morgan_gillespy @FOLUCoalition

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1/25. Today is the ninth day of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) and it saw the continuation of discussions on the #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage, a number of excellent side events, and importantly the adoption of the agenda. Here are some of our highlights!🧵 Image
2/25. This morning kicked off with three #LossAndDamage side events happening at the same time! Sadly we could not get to them all, but the good news is that there are webcasts with which to revisit them.
3/25. They included: "#HumanRights, #ClimateChange and disaster induced migration and #Displacement: Regional Perspectives" with @UUSC, @esperance_ong, @ALIANZAAMERICAS.

📼See the webcast here:
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Watch this 👇

Layan Kayed's story was one of many we shared in the halls of the Bonn climate conference to remind delegates that there cannot be #ClimateJustice without respect for #HumanRights. 1/4
Last year, as delegates from governments around the world arrived in Egypt for the COP27 climate conference, thousands of War on Want supporters took action to demand that the Egyptian government release journalist, activist and political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah. 2/4 ImageImage
Layan & Alaa both remain in prison for exercising their basic human right to free speech.

Yesterday, as the UK parliament passed its new Public Order Act to clamp down on our own freedom to protest, we stood alongside all those facing political persecution to demand justice. 3/4 Image
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1/ Climate change & inequality – two of the most pressing issues of our time – are deeply interconnected. This thread will explore how they're intertwined and why addressing them simultaneously is crucial for a sustainable future. 🧵 #ClimateChange #Inequality Image
2/ Firstly, let's discuss how climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable. The poor and marginalized, who contribute least to carbon emissions, are the hardest hit by environmental changes. #ClimateJustice #ClimateChange Image
3/ Increased temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and extreme weather events are all exacerbated by climate change. This disproportionately impacts agriculture-dependent communities and economies, often in developing nations. #ClimateCrisis #Inequality Image
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1/38. Today is the eighth day of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) and it saw the closing plenary of the Technical Dialogue of the #GST, discussions on the #SantiagoNetwork, the continuation of the #NCQG’s 6th Technical Expert Dialogue and the first stocktaking plenary. 🧵 Image
2/38. Today also saw a focus on #HumanRights with a number of side events and an action drawing attention to the key message that “there can be no #ClimateJustice without #HumanRights”.
3/38. Joining "No #ClimateJustice without #CivicSpace and #HumanRights: zooming in on the @UNFCCC process"* with @ciel_tweets, @amnesty and @350, we heard important messages on the need for safe #CivicSpace under the @UNFCCC so that we can make our #LossAndDamage demands heard!
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The @FoxNews lie machine is loudly denying the reality of the #ClimateCrisis.🤨

Part of billionaire Rupert Murdoch's media empire (his $ comes from #BigOil) it's his 24/7 #disinformation platform.🤥📢

He's denied the science of #climatechange since 2006:… Image
"When it comes to climate change denial, #FoxNews is leading the pack. Through politically-charged news segments and commentary, Fox is spreading #misinformation about #climatechange, telling viewers that scientists are 'torn' on the #ClimateCrisis issue."…
PS: did you see that the author of the "It's not climate change making wildfires worse" thinks Ottawa is a province? 🤨

It's a city, dude.

If Fox can't even get BASIC facts correct about Canada, why should ANYONE believe them about complex scientific issues like climate change? Image
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In 2018 I created an ongoing #ClimateEd thread about the #ClimateCrisis.

Five years later, it's time for an update.✅

This #ClimateAction thread has a TON of info to help EVERYONE get #ClimateBrainy about the #science and facts of #climatechange.📊

Save, share and visit often! Image
Here's the old thread, which I'll no longer be updating:

It still contains MANY informative articles and links from reputable sources, so it's worth revisiting, even if some info isn't all that up-to-date.

The old tag was #Climate_Ed.

New: #ClimateEd👍
This NEW thread will contain PLENTY of top-tier posts from MANY solid #climatescience contributors, so come back regularly to see what's been added.

#Climatebrawl folks especially, as you can use these posts to #refute #deniers handily.

Don't argue with any trolls, however! 🧌 Image
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#Grifters exploit fear and ignorance for profit.🤑

They push #disinformation on ANY issue that's of big concern to the public, and David Icke is one of the worst.

Which is likely why he's branching out into #ClimateCrisis #denial, citing a garbage #climatechange paper.

1/3 ctd Image
2/3 The paper was mentioned in a reply to me yesterday, intended to sow doubt about the scientific concensus of evidence about manmade climate change.📈📊

Which is FULLY supported by every scientific agency on earth.🌎✅

#Misinformation travels fast and confuses the public.📲🤨 Image
3/3 #BigOil's agents and those they fool are ALWAYS pushing noise, flooding #socialmedia with hundreds of false and misleading 'facts' on climate.👹🌊

Read the comments on this page to understand why the paper is ONLY mentioned on #denier sites like WUWT:… Image
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🔥 🚒  #ClimateChange makes it more likely for droughts & wildfires to happen. Wildfires contributes to increased air pollution & can cause death & injury from suffocation, burns & smoke inhalation.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health 🔗
🌡 🥵 Rising temperatures increase the risk of extreme heat. Above 4⃣0⃣ degrees, heat stroke might happen, causing organ failure, hospitalization & even death.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health.
🔥💨 Burning fossil fuels drives #ClimateChange and causes air pollution that leads to lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. #AirPollution causes 1⃣3⃣ deaths per minute worldwide.

#ClimateCrisis harms our health.
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N95 masks help protect people from wildfire smoke & poor air quality, as well as Covid & other airborne viruses. N95 masks should be free for everyone, & at the very least, there should be mask mandates in healthcare settings. Are there any politicians who understand this?
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Politicians love talking about 'common sense' because it's a convenient way to shut down doubts & questions.

The greater the attempts to prohibit questions around a claim by appealing to 'common sense', the more suspicious we should all be about the claim itself. Image
Politicians love to talk about the benefits of “common sense” – often by pitting it against the words of “experts and elites”. But what is common sense? Why do politicians love it so much? And is there any evidence that it ever trumps expertise? (No).…
We often view common sense as an authority of collective knowledge that is universal & constant, unlike expertise. By appealing to the common sense of your audience, you position yourself as on their side, & against the side of the “experts”. This argument is full of holes.
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Advocates of #degrowth say that addressing the #climatecrisis requires nothing less than a fundamental rejection of the whole principle of continuous economic growth as a policy objective.

Is #degrowth finally becoming a realistic option?…
The concerns of #degrowth advocates have, slowly but surely, moved from the fringes of Europe’s policy debate to at least being granted a hearing in the EU institutions. European parliamentarians recently organised the second iteration of a conference entitled “Beyond Growth”.
Green MEP Philippe Lamberts says he faced “quite a lot of pushback from the [European] Commission” at the first “Beyond Growth” conference in 2018. The attitude then, he says, was “if I didn’t believe in growth, I should find another job”. Five years on, it is a different story.
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2/“By drilling into sediment cores 100s of feet beneath Antarctica’s sea floor, scientists discovered that during previous periods of global warming—3M & 15M yrs ago—loose sediment layers formed & slipped, sending massive tsunami waves to the shores of S America, NZ & SE Asia.”
3/“Weak layers beneath 3 submarine landslides, consist of…oozes & glaciomarine diamicts. The lithological differences, from glacial to interglacial variations in biological productivity, ice proximity & circulation, caused changes in deposition preconditioning slope failure.”
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1/ As #OceanCleanUp seeks to make a wave to strengthen its business model,it's important to remember that #plastic pollution is not just a waste issue,which is why a mandate was given to negotiate an agreement that covers the entire life cycle of…
2/ In one of the webinars that I visited recently to prepare for these negotiations, it was said, that there is now overwhelming evidence of health effects at every stage of #plastics lifecycle, nicely put together in the @minderoo report 👇#PlasticsTreaty… Image
3/ In addition, at every stage of its life cycle, #plastics cause #greenhouse gas emmissions, which we super-urgently need to reduce to mitigate the #climatecrisis. This study estimated that plastic caused 4.5% of global #GHG emissions. #PlasticsTreaty…
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"I think it's very worrying that we lock people up that are actually trying to make sure that we have some kind of future." - @GaryLineker

1/🧵 #ClimateCrisis #BiodiversityCrisis #EndFossilFuels
"I understand why people can get upset because it's disruptive demonstration.

But history kind of tells you the only demonstrations that really work are disruptive ones." - @GaryLineker

"So it's a tough one. It's not a case of blaming our government for not doing enough on climate change. It's the whole world.

Governments and the powerful people of the world are the only ones that can really halt this disaster coming." - @GaryLineker

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Elokapina osoittaa solidaarisuutta uruguaylaisille! "Vesi, joka meiltä puuttuu, lahjoitetaan UPM:lle": UPM:n uusi sellutehdas on osallinen Uruguayn akuutissa vesikriisissä. Lue koko teksti Elokapinan blogista.… @UPMUruguay @UPM_Metsa Mielenosoittaja pitelee käs...
Uruguay kärsii ennennäkemättömästä vesikriisistä. Vesivarantojen kuihtuessa 60 % uruguaylaisista saa vesijohtovettä, jonka natrium- ja klooripitoisuus on liian korkea. Ihmiset ovat kahden viikon ajan kerääntyneet päivittäin Montevideon kaduille korostaen oikeuttaan juomaveteen.
Mielenosoittajat vaativat, että valtio priorisoi paikallisia monikansallisten yritysten sijaan. Uruguayssa selluntuotanto käyttää makean veden varantoja ja kiihdyttää vesikriisiä. Tuotanto kuluttaa vesivarantoja 10 kertaa enemmän kuin mitä maassa käytetään juomaveteen yhteensä.
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1/9.📜NEW PAPER: "Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for #ClimateDamages" from Marco Grasso and @rickheede gives clear guidance on the billions of $$$'s #FossilFuel companies should pay into the #LossAndDamage Fund each year.

🔗… Image
2/9. Our key take always include:

The report finds that the #FossilFuelIndustry will be responsible for $23.2 trillion (USD) of economic #LossAndDamage (to GDP) between 2025–2050 under a 3°C warming scenario.
3/9. This is important because the report demonstrates that it’s possible to attribute #LossAndDamage costs, and the responsibility for redress, to specific #CarbonMajors .
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sti giorni ho seguito un dibattito su twitter concernente i meccanismi che determinano il #riscaldamento #globale e quindi i #cambiamenticlimatici 1/7
1) per comprendere l’aumento di #temperatura #globale bisogna fare riferimento ai meccanismi che producono o possono produrre uno sbilanciamento nel bilancio energetico globale. questo problema se lo era gia’ posto un certo Jules Charney a fine anni 70’ nel report sul clima 2/7
3) i gas serra assorbono la rad emessa dalla superficie terrestre e la riemettono in tutte le direzione. Etminan et al 2016 ha stimato l’effetto dell’aumento in atmosfera dal 1700 sul bilancio radiativo globale che e’ 2.75 W/m2 .le relazioni usate sono univ accettate
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