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Thread: This article from amazing @sundaybusiness has bothered me all day. It's a very "glass more than half full" portrayal of the climate crisis that's unbecoming of a country's leader when so many are already suffering from #climatechange IMHO. So, I'm exploring the issue...1
@sundaybusiness Here's the quote: "Varadkar said it was “interesting to see that there can be pluses and minuses...One thing that we definitely face as a result of climate change is warmer winters. We’re already experiencing warmer winters, and that actually means using less energy because... 2
@sundaybusiness "’s warmer and people need less heating, and it also means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather” While there are more downsides than benefits, the upsides are there, he added..It’s interesting that when you do look at those things, that there is a ledger, and there are 2
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The Chilean government has canceled the UN #COP25 climate summit that was supposed to take place this coming month due to ongoing protests there.

This is ironic given the situation...(1/2)…
If you didn’t know already: The Chilean people are protesting the flawed, neoliberal economic policies that have led to extreme inequality in the country. Those same kind of policies (around the 🌎) are fueling the #ClimateCrisis.

Inequality + Climate Crisis = #ClimateRefugees
What we need at this time is for governments to recognize and combat the #ClimateCrisis and ALL of its effects (environmental, social, economic) as well as its deeply rooted causes (greed, $$...etc.).
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This is an important conversation that nobody seems to be having. @MohamedNasheed’s sovereign nation fund needs to be back on the agenda, I think. If the unthinkable happens, which the scientists studying climate change think it will, then Maldivians are in a lot of trouble.
How does the entire population of a country who have been made into climate refugees get back to any sort of normal life after the events? Most ppl's income sources are deeply tied to the geography of Maldives - tourism/resorts and landlords/real estate. All of it will be gone.
A lot of people lack the necessary skills, education to thrive in a modern world in the event of forced migration or relocation in the worst case scenario. In such an event, families would get broken up due to circumstances out of control of the people being impacted.
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