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Yesterday a government without a credible climate action policy won the climate election. How did this happen and what does it mean? Here’s a thread...
#ausvotes #democracysausage #ClimateEmergency
Great change is non-linear. History is unpredictable. Elections come and elections go but we must retain belief in what is possible and execute our best plans to make it so. Standing from where we are today, Australia can still have a flourishing future.
Bitterness, fatalism, condescension or sneering won’t lead us to where Australia needs to be. Don’t hate on beautiful Queensland! We have to find a way through the climate emergency and our best chance will come if we can manifest a shared spirit and purpose as a nation.
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I will soon see an ice age scale >100ppm CO₂ increase within my life.

My life in CO₂

Birthday: 326 ppm
High school graduation: 356 ppm
College grad: 365 ppm
Marriage: 366 ppm
PhD: 375 ppm
1st child: 376 ppm
Postdoc: 380 ppm
2nd child: 381 ppm
Tenured: 397 ppm
Today: 415 ppm
My kids can’t afford to see my same CO₂ change.

By the time my kids are 80-90yrs, they’re on track for 2-4C (4-8F), 475-800ppm.

Scientists urge a limit of ~430ppm (1.5C = 2.7F).

At 1.5C coral reefs decline 70-90%.
At 2.0C coral reefs are gone, >99%.
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Just like anti vaxxers and flat Earthers, climate deniers also choose to ignore, obfuscate, and/or confuse the science.

NASA, every STEM university on Earth, Nobel Laureates, all understand the science and evidence underpinning the influence of burning fossil fuels on climate.
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Today, I brought my daughter to the Legislature to watch the #climateemergency debate. When people started singing, I sang too. We got kicked out for breaking the rules. I explained it to her by saying that if the rules are going to get someone hurt, you have to break them.
They say that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, well I can tell you the @OntarioPCParty quite literally fiddled on their phones while the planet burned and every single opposition party screamed at them to look up and make eye contact.
@fordnation was absent, as usual. Both in city council and at the provincial level, I'm not sure there has ever been a politician who cared less about governing.
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Oh hi Sunday News Shows! Enough surreal and insane business as usual.

It's time for you to start talking about the #ClimateEmergency and the #SixthExtinction.

We are in danger.

No more excuses.

@ThisWeekABC We'll start with you.

Ready?

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.@jonkarl You asked @SenBooker about his gun policy & Medicare for All. Why didn't you ask him where his climate policy is?

Don't you know that we have 12 years to halve and 30 years to end CO2 pollution in order to have merely a > 66% chance to halt warming at 2C?

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Don't you know that a billion people will lose their marine sources of food even at 2C? (nytimes.com/interactive/20…)

Don't you have a professional & moral responsibility to be informed about both the greatest threat we've ever faced and the fact that we are out of time?

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We are thrilled to see this @CJR piece recommending that #climatechange be part of every journalist's beat!

This is what we've been calling for since our founding in September.

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cjr.org/watchdog/clima…
Hear hear! Climate change is not a story just for the environment or the science section.

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Yes! @ClimateComms here advances precisely our solution: journalists at every desk should mention climate change in the stories they're already reporting about its effects.

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Jeremy Corbyn's record on climate change is actually filthy.
He bloody loves coal. So much so that he called for it to continue to be used, as did a group of his MPs just last year.
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He hates nuclear power. His Shadow Chancellor would end nuclear power within ‘the first 100 days of a Labour government'...
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*HUGE*: Hours after UK Parliament officially declares "#ClimateEmergency", government's official advisers formally recommend legislation to "use known technologies [to] end our contribution to global warming by reducing emissions to Net Zero by 2050." 1/n theguardian.com/environment/20…
2/n: The UK Committee on Climate Change @theCCCuk "conclude[s] that net-zero is necessary, feasible and cost-effective" "based on existing technologies." theccc.org.uk/publication/ne…
3/n: Off-shored emissions continue to be a major blind spot. @theCCCuk say "it is important that [the UK does] not simply off-shore emissions to other parts of the world." But does that sufficiently attend to our "common but differentiated responsibility"? theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
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Deidre Brock MP telling the house that climate change means that *we* are going to have to accept lower living standards.

No disagreement from other MPs.

That's because they won't have to accept lower standards of living. They will be fine.

#ClimateEmergency
This is such a degenerate @UKParliament that it is debating, not ways of making life better, but actively seeking ways to make it worse, deliberately.

That is its consensus.
That is all that MPs have to offer the public.

They hide their absolute vacuity behind 'future generations'.
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Remember the #integrityInitiative and the Institute for Statecraft? integrityinitiative.net Are we being manipulated again by the people behind #ExtinctionRebelion
Gail Bradbrook is a Co-Founder of #extintionrebellion and according to @LinkedIn is a director bit.ly/2IKyhCr of Citizens Online. Gail's ex-partner is John Fisher the Chief Executive bit.ly/2GLWUw6
You might be wondering why all this is significant? While Gail promotes #ClimateAction stating that there is a #ClimateEmergency Through her association with Citizens Online she advocates working in partnership with companies such as BT and Cisco.
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#ClimateChange activists plan to cause rush hour disruption in #London’s financial district on Thursday before they bring an end their climate “rebellion” that has led to protesters occupying sites across London for more than a week.

#ExtinctionRebellion theguardian.com/environment/20…
Their climate “rebellion” to highlight the escalating global ecological crisis will draw to a voluntary close with a “closing ceremony” & a day of disruption in which demonstrators plan to swarm into the Square Mile to cause roadblocks, targeting big business & banking.

#Climate
The activists said protesters had taken to the streets & raised the alarm in more than 80 cities in 33 countries. “People are talking about the #climate & #ecological emergency in ways that we never imagined,” they said.

#EcologicalCollapse #ClimateChange
theguardian.com/environment/20…
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We at EndClimateSilence.org are calling for reporters and anchors to mention climate change in the stories they are reporting about its effects.

We also ask reporters and producers not to suppress their efforts!

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Here's the background: in conversation with a reporter on a national beat at a major newspaper, we learned that this writer once tried to mention climate change in a story but was told by their editor that doing so would be "political."

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The reporter was ordered to take their mention of climate change out.

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Next Wednesday @CityofVancouver staff report back to #Council on ramping up our #ClimateAction, in line with the #IPCC science and in response to the #ClimateEmergency. Here’s my breakdown of the recommendations 👇
This #ClimateEmergency report outlines 6 Big Moves for Council to direct staff to pursue & come back w. comprehensive/costed plans. Plus 53 Accelerated Actions to move on now. The targets are strong & won’t be easy. This is what governing in line with the science looks like.
Big Move 1: By 2030, 90% of people will live within an easy walk/roll of their daily needs (we’re at 45%). Focused on land-use & complete n'hoods, it would ⬇️ 153,000 tonnes carbon/year, while creating ⬆️ housing choices, ⬆️ social interaction, and supporting local businesses.
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💥 we're kicking off the #KooyongVotes candidates forum!

@JoshFrydenberg
@_Oliver_Yates
@JulianBurnside
@JanaforKooyong
#BillChandler
#AngelinaZubac

MC'd by #BarryJones

i'll be live-tweeting here… tune in below.

@LiteFootPrints #AusVotes19
the good people of @LiteFootPrints — the organisers — are live-streaming tonight's event on facebook live:

facebook.com/LighterFootpri…
questions will be taken using 'slido' — head over to slido.com and enter s916 to join in.

add a question, or up-vote others. (i've submitted 2 questions. hint hint!)
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#Minnesota #PolyMet #TwinMetals
Apparently caring about a healthy life is labeled as anti-mining and anti-jobs
People- snap out of it- you're not thinking clearly if you think this way!
@amyklobuchar @SenTinaSmith Why are you in bed with these companies?
#EnvironmentalJustice
I am starting a thread on this issue...
A company that is based in Canada??? Hmph? Anyone know?
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Mine Executives In Brazil Step Down After Deadly Dam Collapse n.pr/2SD2NhT
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#ClimateBreakdown Archi-Reading: in March I am going to suggest a book a day to prep students & clue up practitioners for the #Anthropocene as a therapeutic exercise. No time to sit back.

@RIBA @RIASmembership @stratharch @ArchitectsJrnal @ArcDesSco @ArchiFringe @ScotEcoDesign
Day 1:

Fundamental reading for practising, studying or teaching architecture in 2019 - redefines our relationship not only with carbon but building materials at large. There should be multiple copies of this in every office and university!

For more:
instagram.com/anthropocene.a…
Day 2:

The few-month-old update of what should be the definitive companion to anyone working in - or around - the built environment; masterfully covering the essentials of sustainable design whilst compiling more precedents than your clients, staff or students could hope for.
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