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.@ewarren:"The fossil fuel industry... want[s] to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around lightbulbs, around your straws, and around your cheeseburgers when 70% of the pollution of the carbon that we're throwing into the air comes from 3 industries."
Sen. @ewarren: "We can't just think from the Canadian border down to the border with Mexico, we have to think about the whole world." #ClimateTownHall
.@ewarren:"By 2028, we don't have any more new building that has any carbon footprint. By 2030, we do the same thing on vehicles, on our cars and light duty trucks. And by 2035, we do the same thing with electric generation. That'll cut 70% of the carbon."
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We have to silence these climate change deniers once and for all. Climate change denial has nothing to do with science or economics. It’s about profit for polluters. We live in a carbon cycle being disrupted by burning millions of tons of sequestered carbon #ClimateTownHall
In the 1950’s we found you could burn oil for cheap electricity, then to cars. We’ve abuse this; burning millions of tons of sequestered carbon. Exploding temperatures, killing vast ecological habitats and disrupting weather patterns
Solar flares constantly occurring. The 11 year averages of the suns intensity in have fact decreased. Ice cores themselves show significant spikes in CO2 levels since the 1950’s. With 7.5 billion needy, disruptive humans our eco-system is struggling to adapt
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As useful as a carbon tax is, imposing such a tax would be highly regressive and harmful to America's working poor. Cap and trade more directly ensures that energy producers limit their carbon emissions. #Beto2020 #ClimateTownHall…
Part 2: when asked about the dangers of heat waves, #Beto2020 goes into detail talking about the places on the frontlines of climate change from EP to NoLa by investing cap/trade revenues into improved cooling systems and overall environmental justice. #ClimateTownHall
Over 70,000 people died in the 2003 European heat wave because they couldn't keep cool in the summer heat. This will continue across the globe if our governments do nothing to invest in environmental justice. #Beto2020 #ClimateTownHall
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And cue the Biden, Bernie and Harris stans who didn't like my rankings.
If you think Biden did as well as anyone else, he did not. Harris edged out Bernie specifically by addressing environmental racism & not treating audience members dismissively. Warren checked all the boxes.
I thought Bernie was very good--if you are actually following my live-tweeting you can see that. But Warren and Harris were better, specifically because they both relate better to actual humans, which matters. And their plans are doable AND progressive.
Yang had some radical ideas that were interesting. Klobuchar was solidly pragmatic. She was the centrist star. Biden sat, rarely finished a sentence, told stories about his past and got coached repeatedly by Cooper. No clear plan, no good reason to be anti-GND.
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Apparently @andersoncooper #ClimateTownHall just cited my & @NaomiOreskes's peer-reviewed study showing how #ExxonKnew about the global warming dangers of its products decades ago, then turned around & orchestrated a massive disinformation campaign to mislead the public. THREAD.
2/n: First, it's pretty surreal (& brilliant!) to have @CNN suddenly covering the s*** out of the climate crisis, helping to #EndClimateSilence. Less fantastic is that it's behind a pay wall, meaning many of us (including moi) can't actually watch it.
3/n: Second, & even more surreal: Who could've imagined presidential candidates in any previous election out-bidding one another to call out the fossil fuel industry as a bad actor that must be held legally, financially, & socially accountable for their climate denial & damages?
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If you want to see totalitarianism on full display, tune into #ClimateTownhall
They sound like every tinpot dictator in history. And sadly I can imagine many suburban moms nodding in ignorant, compliant agreement
Trump should demand that his Dem opponents only travel, work and campaign on a fossil-fuel free platform
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#Kamala starts off saying "lead, follow, or get out the way...starting with Donald Trump". Kamala talking about obstruction from Republicans announcing she will eliminate the filibuster to pass things through Congress
#Kamala says she will take executive action and do whatever is necessary. Says she will not be burdened by whatever the next POTUS will do because there is action that can be taken right away
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Tonight on the @CNN #climateforum, Democratic candidates will talk through their plans to rapidly transition our country to clean energy. We’re guessing we’ll hear a lot about #renewables & carbon pricing. But what will they say about #nuclear energy?

Will they mention that it’s the largest source of carbon free electricity in the US?

#climateforum @wolfblitzer @ErinBurnett @andersoncooper @ChrisCuomo @DonLemon
Will anyone point out that, considering the scale of the challenge, we should get rid of fossil fuels before even thinking about getting rid of nuclear?

@wolfblitzer @ErinBurnett @andersoncooper @ChrisCuomo @DonLemon #climateforum
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