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Today is #WorldMangroveDay. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them. Image
So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’. Image
They are prop roots. In #mangrove #ecosystem they are adventitious support roots. They Grow down from lateral branches, in a way support trees, with doing other root functions. Additionally roots buffer against damage to coasts & enhance biodiversity & carbon sequestration. Image
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We are facing one more #cyclone today. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them.
So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’.
They are prop roots. In #mangrove #ecosystem they are adventitious support roots. They Grow down from lateral branches, in a way support trees, with doing other root functions. Additionally roots buffer against damage to coasts & enhance biodiversity & carbon sequestration.
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BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURE IN HISTORY

This thing is becoming stale. You cannot rewrite history, Jonathan was the President between 2010 & 2015. @chukaobi should stop rewriting what is already cast.

There was a GLOBAL OIL BOOM, & Jonathan was the President then. 2010 - 2014
Here's the history you are fighting hard to rewrite in year 2020.
Year high Year low
2010 $91.46 $64.78
2011 $113.39 $75.40
2012 $109.39 $77.72
2013 $110.62 $86.65
2014 $107.95 $53.45

2.2 Barrel/day
Was there a GLOBAL OIL BOOM when Jonathan was the President? YES, it didn't just happen in Nigeria alone.
OPEC Nations experienced it, OPEC Nations had SAVINGS, except Nigeria whose saving was further DEPLETED without any tangible project to justify such under Jonathan. Disaster!
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At #ClimateJustice panel at #CountdowntoCOP there is recognition that the UK govt has taken on the discourse, but we wait to see the action. Across audience a recognition on the need to centre climate justice in #COP26 & beyond. I am looking forward to hear reflections on #gender
@HarpreetKPaul, an expert on #lossanddamage shares concerns about the lack of movement on the #WIM at a time where #disasters are leaving countries & communities in the global south increasingly & unfairly indebted. We have a moral imperative - #MichaelGove said it himself today
Nick Robins @GRI_LSE & from finance sector explains there is now broad agreement in sector that #ClimateJustice is the right thing to do, AND the necessary thing. #justtransitions must be led by all industries, communities&citizens. Place-based dimension is v.important even in UK
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A thread about #disasters & #collaborativejournalism:

@rachelpleven wanted to understand how disasters worsening in a warming climate are affecting vulnerable people, including economically strapped folks. She worked w/ @publicintegrity's data team to crunch numbers.
2. We thought this would be a great project to work on w/ other news orgs. @rachelpleven looked for noteworthy state & local trends and reached out to several newsrooms to see if they wanted to write their own stories. @ajc, @highcountrynews, @OVReSRC & @StateImpactOK said yes.
3. Over the past 9 days, the 4 newsrooms have rolled out #OneDisasterAway stories. They're all absorbing, important reads (& listens -- five written stories, two radio pieces).

In order of publication:

A disastrous disconnect (from @publicintegrity): publicintegrity.org/environment/on…
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Interesting exchange today with a trey of #HateAmerica folks.

Premise: America doesn't hold a "#moralhighground" and hasn't for generations.
My response: #GTFO. Marshal Plan, rebuilding of Japan, tsunami, earthquake, and hurricane relief around the globe, and a thousand similar expenditures of our blood, sweat, and treasure, say otherwise.

Because you might find it hard to believe, I'm including screengrabs:
Of course, the opening gambit is based on the view of so many #Leftists and #NeverTrumpers that @realDonaldTrump is spoiling America's moral stance in the world.
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#JustGOPThings is a new hashtag detailing the atrocities the GOP has been spewing out under the Trump regime.

I've been collecting articles to this end for over two years. Let's take a look at some of those.
I label this thread #Disasters.

It started out detailing how Trump has withheld vital recovery funding from states hit by natural disasters, both red and blue, and has grown to encompass all manner of climate change and pollution chicanery. #JustGOPThings
#JustGOPThings Here are some highlights:

North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew pbs.org/newshour/natio…
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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