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#EarthDay #ExtinctionRebellion #Vegan #PlantBased #GoVegan #Meat #Environment #Climate

Impact of Animal Agriculture

The farm animal production sector is the single largest anthropogenic user of land, contributing to soil degradation, dwindling water supplies, & air pollution.
The animal agriculture sector also encompasses feed grain production which requires substantial water, energy, and chemical inputs, as well as energy expenditures to transport feed, live animals, and animal
products. All of this comes at a substantial cost to the environment.
One of animal agriculture’s greatest environmental impacts is its contribution to global warming and climate change...
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Happy #EarthDay! For nearly five decades now, America has celebrated this day to bring bring awareness of the human impact on the planet. Here are some of our favorite images to remind all of us of some of the most wondrous and magical places on Earth. 1/
Is that Dagobah? Nope, just a real-life magical forest. With its gnarled trees, moss-covered boulders, and misty ambience, Wistman's Wood has captured the imaginations of visitors for thousands of years. 📸: @njburnell 2/
Photographer Leah Kennedy captures the beauty and danger of Australia's salt lakes that, when viewed from above, shine with extraordinary shades of rust, yellow, pink, lavender, and bright green. 📸: @LeahKennedy29 3/
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I remember celebrating my first #EarthDay as a freshman at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC. Every year we'd take a day to focus on environmental awareness (and spending much of the day outside on our Sylvan campus close to Duke Forest.)
Those were the experiences that shaped my views on environmental protection and a respect for nature.

Unbridled capitalism makes one forget the earth it's built on. Regulation is the force to ensure our desire for development doesn't destroy the environment we need to exist.
I find it ironic that many top corporate executives regularly retreat into nature to form vision for their companies. Maybe there's a lesson in there for the rest of us.

We need to fully fund conservation programs. Oversight programs need teeth to reign in the bad actors.
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This #EarthDay, I'm proud to announce another victory brings us to 20-0 vs. @realDonaldTrump. A federal judge ruled that the admin broke the law when it suddenly decided to restart federal coal leasing on public lands, without fully understanding the environmental impacts. 1/3
This is a desperate attempt by @realDonaldTrump to prop up his friends in the coal industry. His admin claims they don’t know the projects’ impacts on our environment & our communities - so we are fighting for an injunction to halt these coal leasing projects right away. 2/3
We're standing up against an anti-science admin to protect our communities & our environment. Half of our legal actions against @realDonaldTrump are environmental protection cases, including more than half of our victories. We are winning - and we’re not done yet. #EarthDay 3/3
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For #EarthDay, a few classic @motherjones pieces that had they been headed, we'd be a lot better off. Here's @billmckibben piece laying out the science for the 350 ppm goal that later became the namesake for @350…
@MotherJones @billmckibben @350 2/ Bill's piece was in 2008. Two years before THAT, Julia Whitty warned us of the interlocking climate tipping points likely to cause a cascade effect if drastic action not headed:…
@MotherJones @billmckibben @350 3/ Another great Julia Whitty piece, this one (2006) on all the harm humans are causing to the oceans/food supply/carbon cycle:…
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The Earth is humanity's cradle in space: Here are some amazing images of Earth from space for your #EarthDay… #EarthDay2019 #EveryDayIsEarthDay
This view of Earth is from the International Space Station (@ISS_Research). #EarthDay #PictureEarth
Mars Probe's View of Earth and the Moon!
Earth and Mars were about 127 million miles (205 million kilometers) when the photos were taken by @NASA’s @HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. #EarthDay #PictureEarth
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It’s more important than ever to demand strong action on climate change.

@SenateDems are focused like a laser on highlighting climate change every day and demanding Republicans in charge of the Senate act.

All day today, I’ll share how we’re fighting for action using #EarthDay. A graphic reading
If @realDonaldTrump wants to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill will have to include policies and funding that help transition our country to a clean-energy economy and mitigate the risks we face from climate change. #EarthDay…
WORTH A READ: Democrats are going on offense on climate:
-Kicking off a @SenateDems Special Committee on the Climate Crisis
-Focusing on climate in any infrastructure bill
-Asking @SenateGOP to vote showing they believe we must act
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Dismantle and destroy the U.S. Military if you really care about climate change. #EarthDay
The U.S. military produces more hazardous waste than the 5 largest U.S. chem. companies combined & the Dept. Of Defense “has left it’s toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange & lead, among others.”
“U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world, as perchlorate and other components of jet fuel contaminate sources of drinking water, aquifers and soil.” Via @EcoWatch
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➡️@LindseyGrahamSC questions Admirable Rogers about the unmasking process
➡️Susan Rice Unmasks Trump Team
➡️Did she leak information about @GenFlynn to the media?

ABC NEWS exec producer Ian Cameron married to Susan Rice

@POTUS #QAnon #WWG1WGA #MondayMotivation #EarthDay
➡️Admirable Rogers on Snowden
➡️Q -Was Snowden truly acting on his own?
➡️Q-Which country does he really work for?
➡️Mission to harm #NSA

@POTUS #QAnon #WWG1WGA #SundayMorning #Snowden
Where is our hero Admirable Rogers?
He joined Team8’s - Israeli cybersecurity think tank Team8 to work alongside other major corporations to fund new cybersecurity companies
He is on the Board of Advisors

@POTUS @GenFlynn #QAnon #WWG1WGA #Rogers
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150 species die daily. The last 5 years were the hottest on record. The UN says we have 12 years left to cut carbon emissions. #ClimateChangeIsReal - we have to act now to save our earth. Smiling in this photo b/c it’s heavy, but we can do this. WE MUST SAVE HER. #EarthDay
Alexandria Villaseñor is a heroine. And she is only 13. Villaseñor is nearly 20 weeks into her own strike. Instead of going to school on Fridays, she protests outside U.N. headquarters in New York City, almost always alone and often in the rain and cold.
The Climate Kids Are All Right…
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1/ Once we have climate change under control, we'll have a truly #HappyEarthDay. Until then...
2/ I’m taking #EarthDay as a chance to reflect on my efforts to fight climate change and assess my action going forward. I’m a big believer in women being assertive and speaking out about our accomplishments. We don't do it enough. #ERANow
3/ Here's a list about my efforts on behalf of the planet - and my plans for the future. TY to the people of my district, #NY12, for letting me fight for the #environment on their behalf. #ERANow #CelebrateWomen #HappyEarthDay

Here goes.
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To save human civilization, we need to panic and act NOW!

(A thread with simple explanations on why climate change is happening and its impact on our survival as a species)

1/ Important concepts to understand (that I'll expand in the thread):

- Where does CO2 in atmosphere come from
- Why CO2 in atmosphere makes the climate warmer
- Under which conditions did humans evolve in last 100k years
- What future conditions does warmer climate create

- What feedback loops accelerate warming
- How do scientists predict future warming
- How to interpret the probabilities of catastrophic events
- What's needed to prevent a collapse

It's going to be a LOOONG thread.

Fasten your seat belts, hold your seats. Let's go!
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This #EarthDay, I want to talk about my journey toward finding my voice in the environmental/climate movement. Cause, in the words of Langston Hughes, it ain’t been no crystal stair.
Ever since I got involved in the environmental space 5 years ago, it became real clear real fast why the movement was so anemic. Simply put, the movement was telling itself an incomplete story that rendered people—esp. people of color—to the margins.
People of color are largely invisible in this color-blind movement. And I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about that. But I know how I do feel: dismissed, silenced, erased. But also motherfucking determined to make you see me.
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Hemp is one of the world’s oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile.

From fabrics to paper,the hemp plant provides a way to live in harmony with the environment and the ecosystems that support it.

#Hemp #EarthDay #GrowHemp #HempIndia #LegaliseHEMP #HempMade
Did you know #hemp is naturally resistant to pests? Unlike cotton or flax (which are estimated to consume 50% of all pesticides) growing hemp does requires fewer pesticides or herbicides,when pesticides are sprayed on land, they can easily seep into water sources such as a river.
Hemp can grow in a wide variety of terrains and soil types. It forms deep roots helping to hold the soil together. This in turn prevents soil erosion.

#Hemp #EarthDay #EarthDay2019
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...#Positivity is in each & everyone of us. Let it flow more often, makes a better day. #SirLRO
...#Positivity ~none said it was easy, all you have to do is one step at a time. I know you can, keep going. #SirLRO
~ #Positivity there is no need for deprecating others with words, when it calls for~there is a need for compassion, it’s in you, #SirLRO
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For this #EarthDay, #Resist by taking action for our planet against the anti-environment Trump administration and there are many things you can do, these are actions from @Earthjustice alone that you can take:
Actions for #EarthDay 👆👇
My thread of actions for #EarthDay 👆👇
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This Earth Day, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is under investigation for ethics violations, excessively spending our money and inappropriate relations with lobbyists.

Do you know what he’s NOT under investigation for?

Please bear with me. This partial list is long and shocking.

-Removing a number of species from the endangered list.

-Overturning a ban on the hunting of predators in Alaskan wildlife refuges.

-Withdrawing proposed limits on endangered marine mammals caught by fishing nets on the West Coast.

-Repealing a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

-Revoking a 2016 order protecting the northern Bering Sea region in Alaska.

-Repealing an Obama-era rule regulating royalties for oil, gas and coal.

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