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The Rainforests of Africa:

🇨🇩 DR Congo
🇨🇬 Republic of the Congo
🇬🇦 Gabon
🇨🇫 Central African Republic
🇨🇲 Cameroon
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea

will suffer from a totally new climate of unprecedented heat from 2025 onwards, with staggering consequences for all life on Earth.
This 2013 study projects 'climate departure':

Equatorial Guinea Malabo 2024- 2030
Gabon Libreville 2024- 2028
Cameroon Yaounde 2025- 2032
Central African Republic Bangui 2028- 2036
DR Congo Kinshasa 2028- 2038 Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 2028 -2038

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Why don't newspapers

📰 back system change to respond to the Ecological Emergency?

📰 make the existential nature of the calamity clear?

📰 praise postgrowth economics?

📰 make Ecological Collapse top story?

📰 support GND of Corbyn/Sanders?

📰 analyse the Arctic each week?
Why don't our newspapers

📰 endorse genuinely socialist Jeremy Corbyn, who has a red/green economic vision, and a chance of beating climate denier B. Johnson?

📰 reject right-wing myths of green growth & billionaire philanthropy?

📰 talk agroecology?

📰 endorse Green parties?
I'm talking about all corporate newspapers, and that most definitely includes ad-dependent, pro-billionaire/growth economics, 'green' liberal-capitalist, not-at-all-independent @Guardian:

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Remember:

1. Feedback loops are out of control
2. Emissions are accelerating wildly
3. Trillions of animals, plants will die
4. Ecological collapse has begun
5. Climate chaos is set to kill billions
6. Fossil fuel firms must go extinct

None of this is front page news.
1. Climate breakdown is now irreversible:
telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/0…

2. Feedback loops were triggered years ago at 1°C:
news.yahoo.com/its-already-be…

3. Earth is set to be 'a largely unlivable planet' within decades.
vice.com/en_us/article/…

#EcologicalEmergency
We're in trouble.

The world marked record highs of emissions in 2018, and will do so again in 2019.

'turning the corner on emissions remains nowhere in sight.'
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Remember:

1. Seven million on Climate Strike
2. Tropical Rainforest destruction
3. Trillions in fossil fuel $ubsidie$
4. Arctic Ice Melt to cause 0.6C rise
5. A fair, ecological Green New Deal
6. Coral Reefs unlikely to survive

This is The Biggest News Story in Human History.
"At a total of over 7 million and still counting, the week of Global Climate Strikes is on par with the 2003 anti-Iraq war protest as one of the largest coordinated global protests in History. From September 20th to 27th, millions of students, parents..."
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/…
'The consequences of a world bereft of rainforests are too horrific to contemplate'.

Causes of deforestation:

'while logging is an issue...the major cause is animal agriculture. Huge tracts of land are cleared to graze cattle, grow feed for animals...'
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/dec…
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Pollinators are being annihilated with catastrophic consequences for all life on Earth.

[THREAD]
Climate breakdown, pesticide use and modern farming techniques are to blame for rapid population declines.

Many species that pollinate plants including wild bees and butterflies are shrinking toward extinction.

Human food supplies are threatened.

cbc.ca/news/technolog…
Pollinators threatened with extinction:

🐝 🦋 40% of invertebrate species (bees, butterflies etc)

🦇 🐦 16% of vertebrate (bats & birds etc)

The causes:

▪️pesticides
▪️habitat loss due to development
▪️pathogens
▪️global warming

⚠️Corporate ecocide.⚠️
grist.org/food/mass-exti…
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Pollinators are being wiped out to the point of extinction, with catastrophic consequences for all life on Earth.

[THREAD]
'pollination depends on thousands of wild insect types, such as bumblebees, flies and beetles.'

Scientists have known for years that pollinators are increasingly under threat.

From 2013:

ft.com/content/a7ffe7…
Extinction:

40% of invertebrate pollinator species (bees, butterflies) and 16% of vertebrate pollinators (bats & birds) are threatened with extinction.

The causes:

🔺pesticides
🔺habitat loss due to development
🔺pathogens
🔺global warming

From 2016:
grist.org/food/mass-exti…
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The world’s largest sources of freshwater will be severely depleted by 2029, with catastrophic consequences for all of humanity.

[THREAD]
Timebomb:

Regions most sensitive to changes in climate include humid and wet areas, such as the Amazon, Indonesia and parts of central Africa. In some of these areas, it could take *less* than 10 years for climate change to fully impact groundwater flows.
carbonbrief.org/climate-change…
Groundwater response times:

The map below:

Yellow shows areas where groundwater is likely to fully respond to stresses in under 10 years. ⚠️

Light green shows where the response time is 10-100 years.

Dark green & blue: 100 to over 10,000 years.

Also👇
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The world’s largest sources of freshwater will be severely depleted by 2029, with grave consequences for over 2 billion people.

[THREAD]
Timebomb:

Regions most sensitive to changes in climate include humid and wet areas, such as the Amazon, Indonesia and parts of central Africa. In some of these areas, it could take *less* than 10 years for climate change to fully impact groundwater flows.
carbonbrief.org/climate-change…
Groundwater response times (GRT):

The map:

Yellow shows areas where groundwater is likely to fully respond to stresses in under 10 years. ⚠️

Light green shows where the response time is 10-100 years.

Dark green & blue: 100 to over 10,000 years.

Also👇
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In the Bering Strait region the sea ice is long gone and mayhem has taken hold in the marine environment.

'The most striking signs are on the shorelines, which have been littered with dead animals ranging from tiny shellfish to giant whales.'

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#EcologicalEmergency
The toll of discovered dead animals as of mid-July: 137 ice-dependent seals and five gray whales, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

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dozens of walruses, piles of bird carcasses — marking what has become the latest in five consecutive years of bird die-offs in the region; carcasses of salmon that never got the chance to spawn clogging rivers and streams;

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Remember:

1. The oceans are being killed.
2. Forests will soon be gone.
3. Fertile soil is disappearing.
4. Megafauna risk extermination.
5. Insects are vanishing.
6. Climate chaos is inevitable.
7. Extinction is now.
8. Plastic is in our blood.

None of this is front page news.
1. The oceans are being killed:

Overfishing, acidification, coral & seabed destruction, plastic & chemical pollution, ocean anoxia, phytoplankton, etc...

forbes.com/sites/michaelp…

geochemicalperspectivesletters.org/article1829

cell.com/current-biolog…

psmag.com/environment/gl…

scientificamerican.com/article/the-oc…
2. Forests will soon be gone.

Over 20,000 scientists/experts fear for our forests.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/…

'Especially troubling is...deforestation'
academic.oup.com/bioscience/art…

Forest loss contributes to biological annihilation:
pnas.org/content/114/30…

nationalgeographic.com/environment/gl…
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RT this [THREAD] of articles if you'd like to ask Twitter's most popular UK political commentators - the vast majority of whom seldom or never mention the Ecological Emergency - for analysis of the politics of catastrophic #ClimateBreakdown, #MassExtinction & #EcologicalCollapse.
Dear @jonsnowC4 @peston @bbclaurak @bbcnickrobinson @afneil

'we could be looking at an epic extinction event, caused by ourselves, which could include exterminating our own species, or at least what we call “civilization,” in as little as nine years.'

counterpunch.org/2017/02/10/loo…
Hi @OwenJones84 & @paulmasonnews

'We are already facing mass extinction. There is no removing the heat we have introduced into the oceans, nor the 40bn tons of CO2 we pump into the atmosphere every single year. There may be no changing what is happening'

theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/…
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