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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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@KsapaOrg @FBaddache#Tax evasion
✅ Ruled using #bilateral investment treaties
#Data collection, usage, sharing

the 3 key themes in @KsapaOrg's approach to #BizHumanRights being highlighted by @FBaddache

#webinar #HumanRights #duediligence #engagement #HRDD #BigData #cybersecurity #UNGPs
@KsapaOrg @FBaddache three areas directly impacting #business in respect to #humanrights:

1. comply w/ mandatory transparency & #HRDD - in operations, joint ventures & #supplychains

#webinar #BizHumanRights #engagement @UKAntiSlavery @ModSlaveryReg @pcarrier26 @InvestForRights @FinComSlavery
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Must read today: #Ecology of #Disease.

Sixty percent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, originated in animals & more than 2/3 of those originate in wildlife.

In last 4 decades all major viruses are result of Human encroachment in wild areas.

nytimes.com/2012/07/15/sun…
The Nipah virus in South Asia & Hendra virus in Australia originated from fruit bats.

AIDS, for example, crossed into humans from chimpanzees in the 1920s when bush-meat hunters in Africa killed and butchered them.

Disease, it turns out, is largely an #environmental issue.
"Diseases have always come out of the woods and wildlife & found their way into human populations — the plague and malaria are another examples."

When we break the ecosystem, say an intact tropical forests, by removing something we remove the protective link also.
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A thread to cover some of the major - and I mean seriously, shockingly major - gaps, mistakes and problems with the #environmental impact assessment for Montijo airport in #Portugal.

First up: no #fieldwork. AT ALL. 1/
That's right – the EIA of a major international #airport proposed for the country’s most important #wetland site for #bird #conservation didn’t bother to actually count any #birds.

Instead, they depended on studies already published for other reasons.

How did that work out? 2/
Well, the data on birds feeding in the #intertidal- the largest and most important #habitat in the #SPA- was collected in 2002-3.

In the 17 years since, the #Tagus has changed a lot for birds. Improved #water treatment but drastic increase in #shellfish harvesting. 3/
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Revealing & important article in today’s @expresso on political interference in the approval of Montijo airport:
“Montijo airport was approved despite thumbs down from technical staff”

Thread to translate the main points 1/11

leitor.expresso.pt/semanario/sema…
Technical staff at #ICNF (Institute for Conservation of Nature & Forests, part of @govpt) told bosses to reject the application, early in the evaluation.

“The project will have significant, permanent & irreversible negative impacts on the avifauna of the estuary.” 2/11
Internal doc signed by techs and directors highlights that “affecting 20% of #birds’ feeding area risks the integrity of the whole SPA”

It concluded, considering #BirdsDirective of @EU_ENV, that their verdict “must be negative”, on pain of “possible future community litigation”
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Over the last 12 months, @isabellasaund and I have had the privilege of working with @socprogress to develop Australia's first Social Progress Index. amplify.csi.edu.au/social-progres… @CSIsocialimpact
@isabellasaund @socprogress @CSIsocialimpact Why measure #socialprogress? We live in a country that prioritises economic growth and #GDP over pretty much everything else. The logic goes that if economic progress increases, so should social progress.
@isabellasaund @socprogress @CSIsocialimpact But we know that's not the case - we know that the mining boom, while contributing to 28 years of unprecedented economic growth, has also had ongoing impacts on communities and the environment where mining companies have now left.
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@jenbrea Hey! Yes several people spoke on that topic at the recent #ILADs conference I was at 👉 and remember this case history which found that a woman treated w/ antibiotics to target persistent #Bartonella had substantial improvement in EDS symptoms: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
@jenbrea 2/2 As for #mast cell activation in response to persistent #pathogens...there is extensive literature on how a range of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens can drive #MCAS-like symptoms 👉 for example: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
@jenbrea 3/3 There is even a receptor common in #connective tissue who’s activity controls mast cell activation in response to bacterial signaling molecules that drive #biofilm formation: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/31278…
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With #Halloween approaching, what haunts you? I often worry about how quickly #animals are going extinct, and especially #frogs. Here's some of the ways your support can help me prevent then from becoming #environmental ghosts: patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #FridayFeeling #FrogFriday
Did you know? Many baby #frogs (tadpoles) act as “river lawn mowers” by grazing on algae and plant material that falls into rivers. Their presence helps protect clean water which people and #wildlife both depend on. #FrogFriday
Also, #frogs may help control the spread of human #diseases spread by #insects, like #malaria, dengue & Zika. The tadpoles of some frog species are carnivorous & kill mosquito eggs & larvae. Keeping frogs healthy can help keep people healthy too patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #OneHealth
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If you're interested in #traffic, Amazon deliveries, logistics, #congestion, #environmental issues, and #ClimateBreakdown then grab a cup of tea,.

Settle in for a long thread on same-day delivery, it comes with 14 parts and some additional commentary👇
Let's start with a fun challenge.

Pick 30 random addresses in the town in which you live. Then pick 30 randomly sized items available on Amazon, one for each address. Your task is to plan a journey that minimises the driving time and gets them delivered in a day. 1/14
Now let's make it harder, select 1000 random addresses, and 1000 randomly sized packages.

You've got five days to fulfil all the orders this time, and ten vans with which to work. You've got an hour to get the journeys planned. 2/14
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The #Abqaiq oil processing facility has been targeted multiple times in the past, from Al Qaida in 2006 to foiled plot in May 2019 and now with #drones. Strikes against oil infrastructure can have massive economic and #environmental consequences.
#PT at the #Abqaiq processing facility, 6.8 million barrels of crude oil are processed on a daily basis. Saudis claim the fire is now under control. The base is at least 1000km away from Houthi controlled area, so their likely #drone of choice is the UAV-X
Massive smoke plume visible with @NASAEarth view on September 14, 2019 coming from the #Abqaiq oil processing facility and nearby locations in #SaudiArabia that was hit by Houthis with #drones
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1/3 #Mine #remediation: Something most avoid, but there are viable economic solutions. This is something VERY close to my ❤️. If you want to make a difference, please look at $CDPR who are actively addressing one of Peru's biggest social & #environmental #liabilities.
2/3 Here is part 1 of a 2-part vid. showing the 400yr-old #mining #environmental #disaster area that is Cerro de Pasco & what the possible cleanup solutions could be. One of them is employing new hydro-metallurgical technology in retreating waste.
bit.ly/2Zk8jhO
3/3 2nd vid: Rather than conventional closure, Cerro de Pasco Resources is bringing in this tech. to clean up the area, working with Gov. & Communities in creating jobs & rebuilding. bit.ly/3262mSq
Full disclosure: I am fin. invested in & involved with $CDPR
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2019 is the 50th edition of the #SIPRIYearbook. Join SIPRI as we celebrate the occasion with a 50-day countdown and share the history of the Yearbook over the past 50 years. Watch the introductory video with SIPRI Director @dansmith2020:
The first #SIPRIYearbook was published in 1969 with the aim ‘to produce a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject—the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The rise in world military spending and disarmament efforts, including the #NPT, take central focus.
'In whatever way the nuclear situation is examined, the inescapable feature is what enormous quantities of weapons have been amassed' – Movement towards a first-strike capability by the #US and #USSR, the #SALT talks and European security were a focus of the 1970 #SIPRIYearbook.
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Do you think we earn this: 21st Century skills intervention & Technical/Vocational Education Intervention as #NGO in schools?
If yes:
Nominate here: tepcentre.com/awards/
Use #TeamYowamca as Name of Implementing Organisation
Email: yowamca@gmail.com
Facebook: O'star Yowamca
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#Climatechange got you down? These 50 people will cheer you up. This month: I'm featuring @grist's 2019 #Grist50 Fixers here on my feed. There's more than one reason for you to feel good about the future! grist.org/grist-50/2019/
Meet Ploy Achakulwisut (@_aploy). She’s got climate #activism down to a science. Ploy dedicates her work — such as research connecting #AirPollution in the southwest U.S. to premature mortality — to furthering @climate awareness. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
What did it take for Robin Amer (@rsamer) to create an award-winning investigative #podcast on #environmental justice? Three years, more than 65 interviews, and one lawsuit against the @FBI. @thecitypod talks trash — and listeners love it. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
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Remember the #integrityInitiative and the Institute for Statecraft? integrityinitiative.net Are we being manipulated again by the people behind #ExtinctionRebelion
Gail Bradbrook is a Co-Founder of #extintionrebellion and according to @LinkedIn is a director bit.ly/2IKyhCr of Citizens Online. Gail's ex-partner is John Fisher the Chief Executive bit.ly/2GLWUw6
You might be wondering why all this is significant? While Gail promotes #ClimateAction stating that there is a #ClimateEmergency Through her association with Citizens Online she advocates working in partnership with companies such as BT and Cisco.
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Okay my #medieval #military #history followers, sharpen your pens and let's propose a session for #UK @IMC_Leeds July 2020 about "transgressing borders" which is a fancy way of saying #espionage & #spy stuff (#codes, #crime) and every sort of personal or public #Treason! 😎
I should say it'd be a multidisciplinary session about all kinds of hidden #medieval #History, any studies to do with secrecy & spying and its materials/places/cases. I'll can't make @MedievalAcademy thus the @IMC_Leeds 2020 appeal here. Cc @stuffofwar @latineast @Medievalists
For those inquiring about Kalamazoo, yes I'll be proposing a multidisciplinary #espionage session there, I'll tweet more about that once I confirm a sponsor for @KzooICMS 2020.
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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The #Menindee mass fish deaths bring to mind the time @Nat_Irrigators successfully lobbied @GregHuntMP to disallow Critically Endangered listings for the #MurrayDarling and #MacquarieMarshes (nominated by @hsi_australia and made by @Mark_Butler_MP) in 2013 abc.net.au/news/2013-11-0…
We made the submissions for both back in 2008 and their assessments by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee began in 2008 and 2009 respectively. After years of workshops, expert research etc. the TSSC delivered the advice that both should be listed as Critically Endangered
This advice was delivered to then Environment Minister @Mark_Butler_MP in 2013, and to his credit he acted on the TSSC's advice and made the listings. @Nat_Irrigators, led at the time by @tomchesson01 (former adviser to Nat Shadow Water Security Minister John Cobb) weren't happy
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WIND THREAD

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Interest in the #solar thread was so strong that I decided to pull together some info on #wind as well. And actually use some #hashtags to make it easier to search.
So with that, on with some windy thoughts from a this particular blowhard:
2)
Like #solar, #wind power faces intermittency problems, so it MUST be paired w conventional power generation unless u r ok having your electricity supply die with the wind. This is particularly the case w old-style 40m turbines in many early-adopter locations like #PalmSprings
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Wind’s #sitingrestrictions r different from solar. #Turbines CAN b installed above crops.
Wind CANNOT b installed on slopes (winds r 2erratic, so things alternate between no power & snapped towers) nor above 10k feet (thin air = less force on the turbine blades).
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Ranking of different foods/commodities by #environmental footprints changes based on production differences, but also based on the assumptions of the modeler(s) and the functional unit (denominator of the footprint). Here's global livestock with crude protein as the denominator
Here's a UK specific example using nutrient density as the functional unit where beef has a lower carbon footprint than chicken.
Here's a ranking using essential amino acids as the functional unit that shows beef with less land use than peas.
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this is a long thread on #nauru, where i spent last week. nauru is currently most visible as a site for australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees. it is also the location of a longstanding #phosphate mine which covers over 2/3 of the island 1/22
#nauru is experiencing considerable #climatechange. im going to outline some of the social-environmental stresses i observed that nauruans, refugees and asylum seekers are facing, and why we need to talk about #colonialism and #environmental racism for #climatejustice 2/22
#nauru is a beautiful island. its main resource is #phosphate. germany colonised nauru in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s the british found phosphate and started to exploit it for fertiliser and munitions with australia and nz, who became nauru’s trustees in the 1920s 3/22
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What do you do when you disagree with someone ? ... How do you handle a different perspective? ... I check we are talking about the same thing... consider the logic and evidence and finally stress test their conclusions...
I did that and I disagreed with @CarolineLucas my leader
First off @CarolineLucas is #spectacularly bright, #hardworking and a #visionary who pulled me into @TheGreenParty orbit. There are very few... perhaps no other UK politicians with a more determined record of standing up for our collective #environmental #rights #newgreenpolitics
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