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This time, as a functioning thread: my first Twitter thread to reflect on @Stanford BOTs decision today re: #divestment. In sum, it is the kind of comprehensive approach endowments should be taking. 1/
news.stanford.edu/2020/06/12/tru…
The BOT essentially did 3 things. 1) they issued a statement that climate is an “urgent challenge” & @Stanford is committed to the goals #ParisAgreement (I called for this kind of statement in 2014. Took a while, but it's actually a big deal.) 2/
institutionalinvestor.com/article/b14zbk…
2)@Stanford committed to at least #netzero GHG by 2050 for both operations & investments &, importantly, to engage in research and collaboration to develop mechanisms to achieve net-zero. 3/
stanford.app.box.com/s/rlpo99nu3298…
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Canadians better #protest if Gov's give more #welfare to #frackingLNG! Arghh!
With few options to access capital, LNG proponents are asking the fed & prov gov's to help as part of an economic #stimulus pkg to re-start country’s economy following #COVID19 business.financialpost.com/commodities/ca…
So sick of this bullshit. Its abusive.

theenergymix.com/2019/11/27/b-c…
Feds announce $275M for 'largest private sector investment in Canadian history' — Kitimat, B.C.'s LNG project
cbc.ca/news/canada/br…
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1/3 Watch steam+motor propulsion extend sailing season into rough weather seasons 1845-1915:
#fossilfuel shipping -> more speed, predictability AND duration of season.

#climhist #envhist #dkvid #dkhist #LivingOnTheEdge #twitterstorians #coastalhistory #EarthDay2020
#oceanspast
2/3 1825 North Sea storm flood -> Breaching sand dune barriers northwest Denmark -> access between The North Sea and Limfjord -> natural disaster providing new shipping route ...

#maritime #history #twitterstorians #dkvid #dkhist #envhist #climhist #oceanspast #EarthDay2020 Image
3/3....Connecting Limfjord area to wider World

One of many topics in @DFF_raad funded project: Living on the Edge: bit.ly/34YCgmV

#maritime #history #twitterstorians #dkvid #dkhist #envhist #climhist #oceanspast #EarthDay2020 Image
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@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn (in order to meet #ParisAgreement targets) we need to drasticly reduce the way we live, the way we consume energy, says Sylvain Chateau, Senior Dir., Head of Sustainable Investment Product Management @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings the huge impact of #ClimateRisk on Government finances and expenditure being explained by Sylvain Chateau @LSEGplc @beyond_ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
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#Biden was 1st to introduce a #ClimateChange bill. His 1986 Global Climate Protection Act died in committee, but Reagan signed a version of into law when Biden successfully attached it as an amendment to a State Dept funding bill. /thread politifact.com/factchecks/201…
#Biden, introducing his #GlobalWarming bill in Jan 1987: "Life on this planet exists only under highly specialized circumstances" & "even a small rise in temperature could disrupt the entire complicated environment that has nurtured life as we know it." @PolitiFact
In 1/87 Senate speech, #Biden said #ClimateChange was a bigger threat than the USSR: Reagan told Gorbachev "‘that if we had an invasion from Mars, both sides would put aside our differences.’ While not an exterrestrial threat, global warming could prove no less dangerous."
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Great event and panel put together by @livemint @UtpalBhaskar converging diverse views from financing, #fossilfuel generation, #energytransition #technology and business operations in the #electricity value-chain! 1/n
As Power Minsiter @RajKSinghIndia rightly said, problems of capacity and #energyaccess has been solved, and the next problem to be solved is reducing #India's #carbonfootprint - #electrification of #mobility and #cooking is one pathway.
Increasing domestic and international demand for #electricity will lead to more #RenewableEnergy capacity installation; new connections and usage will ⬆️domestic demand, integration & #export (neighbors inc #Myanmar #SriLanka) will ⬆️cross-border demand, which India can supply.
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In just a few minutes, we’ll be starting our February #MedicareForAll National Strategy Call.

We’ll be live tweeting along, so stay tuned to
@NationalNurses!

There's still time to RSVP --> bit.ly/MFACallFeb2020
We’ve got a couple thousand people RSVP’d for tonight’s #MedicareForAll call!

If you’re already on the line, thanks for joining us! We’re going to give everyone a few minutes to join before we start, so just sit back and relax…
We're going to hear from some powerful speakers...

✊ CA Assemblymember @Ash_Kalra
@justicedems Exec. Dir. @alexandrasiera
@sunrisemvmt co-founder @wlawren90
@MelindaPubCit, MFA Dir. at @Public_Citizen

You'll also hear our organizing strategy for 2020! LET'S GO!
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This article has been making the rounds: ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs….

And we’ve noticed it being used to shut down discussion about the societal and environmental benefits of eating #localfood - so we did some digging below the controversial headline.
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The article cites (among other things) a study comparing growing lettuce in the UK during winter to importing it from Spain (where it’s still in season). Growing out-of-season food is often energy-intensive and this naturally makes a local diet look bad. But…
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A local diet isn’t just about eating what you can BUY locally; it’s about eating what can naturally GROW locally. If one were to compare local in-season food vs imported food of the same type, the results would look very different.
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Goal of @wim_carton talk on #negativeemissions is for everyone to understand twitter joke about #beccs by @DoctorVive & why it’s funny. Great meta #scicomm!
Paris Agreement aims to stabilize climate thru “balance of sources and sinks”. @wim_carton gives overview of various negative emissions tech - all aim to prevent/remove carbon from atmosphere and transfer to land/geology/oceans.
Here’s what bioenergy with carbon capture and storage #BECCS looks like. Burn vegetation for energy, capture carbon. @wim_carton
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Roll up, roll up, one and all. The circus is in town!
Marvel at the clowns as they slip and slide around... the truth.

It's called "Friends O Science".

You see, that’s the joke!

As Prof @KHayhoe explains: "It's like calling vegans Friends of BBQ."
Prepare to be threaded...
They are the darlings of the denialists, the trumpeters of tall tales, the pedallers of hyperbole. They pretend to love children, yet prefer they be seen but not heard. "Go sit in the corner, dear. The grown-ups are talking."
They abuse the message and image of @GretaThunberg to sell their snake oil and boost their reach

Their recent vid "A Letter to Greta" once again foists the falsehood of the "500 Scientists" onto unsuspecting viewers.

#Lawyers of Twitter, does this not violate the Lanham Act?
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Thread: @BillGates claims fossil fuel #divestment has 'zero' climate impact, and #climatechange activists are 'wasting their time' lobbying investors to ditch #fossilfuel stocks ft.com/content/21009e…
@BillGates Gates: “#Divestment, to date, probably has reduced about zero tonnes of emissions. It’s not like you’ve capital-starved [the] people making steel and gasoline” ft.com/content/21009e…
@BillGates As @350 note: arguments against fossil fuel #divestment miss a larger point. The idea is not to starve companies of capital but to remove their “social licence to operate” & make it easier for Govts to act on climate issues by breaking #fossilfuel companies’ hold on politicians.
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Perhaps obvious to climate nerds out there, but #IMF #fossilfuel #subsidies report has important implications for #carbonpricing THREAD
It’s VERY hard to take #carbonpricing seriously when #fossilfuel #subsidies create a countervailing negative price. /1
Beyond obvious enviro and econ damage, subsidies do not bode well for sub-national and regional pricing policies. Optimists point to local/subnat’l initiatives as sources of bottom-up approaches. Some of these will be limited by idiot federal policies like #subsidies /2
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I'm sorry but this is a tremendous waste of time and money and toes the fossil fuel lobby's line

Instead of inventing hair-brained schemes - solar reflection, pole freezing, ocean greening - to mitigate emissions, target their source: oil, gas and coal bbc.com/news/science-e…
The @IPCC_CH is the most complete authority there is on #climatechange, includes no geoengineering in its models, because the systems proposed "face large uncertainties and knowledge gaps as well as substantial risks" geoengineeringmonitor.org/2018/11/ipccs-…
Oil and gas giants still include carbon capture and storage (CSS) in their models, which they claim will allow them to continue using #fossilfuels as long as they want, so long as CO2 can be sucked out of the air in 2nd half of 21st century energy-transitions.org/sites/default/…
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💥 we're kicking off the #KooyongVotes candidates forum!

@JoshFrydenberg
@_Oliver_Yates
@JulianBurnside
@JanaforKooyong
#BillChandler
#AngelinaZubac

MC'd by #BarryJones

i'll be live-tweeting here… tune in below.

@LiteFootPrints #AusVotes19
the good people of @LiteFootPrints — the organisers — are live-streaming tonight's event on facebook live:

facebook.com/LighterFootpri…
questions will be taken using 'slido' — head over to slido.com and enter s916 to join in.

add a question, or up-vote others. (i've submitted 2 questions. hint hint!)
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On top of sterling credentials and strong experience in the law, federal judges ought to demonstrate ethical backbone. Mr. Wyrick’s record, on the other hand, is an ethical dead zone.

Here’s why:
Wyrick built his career serving as a go-between for #fossilfuel interests and disgraced polluter errand boy #Pruitt when he served in Oklahoma government.

He gave false statements before the #SupremeCourt – not a small foul for any lawyer.
He failed to disclose his role in his wife’s health care venture after telling me – under oath – he had nothing to do with it.

And he lied about meeting the residency requirements to run for Oklahoma’s #SupremeCourt when official records say otherwise.

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1/ @DOIDepSec #Bernhardt is up for nomination as @Interior Secretary today. The lobbyist and lawyer is seen as a skilled bureaucrat who can avoid the limelight while pursuing @DonaldJTrump’s “energy dominance” agenda on #publiclands Thread 👇
@DOIDepSec @Interior @DonaldJTrump 2/ Two weeks ago, @DOIDepSec announced significant rollbacks of the 2015 sage grouse conservation policies. Some Western governors did their best to soften the #publiclands regulation cuts. hcne.ws/2FzUD5o
@DOIDepSec @Interior @DonaldJTrump 3/ Oil industry execs gloated about “unprecedented access” to staff @Interior. Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for #oilandgas interests, coal-fired power plants and fracking. Enviros call him a “walking conflict of interest.” From our partner @reveal
hcne.ws/2FylHSH
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Where do you put your effort as a human being in a rapidly destabilising world?

Peace? Development? Women's rights? Public health?

Or building a social movement large enough to counterbalance the #fossilfuel industry?

@mayboeve @350 @Strike4Youth @sunrisemvmt

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@mayboeve @350 @Strike4Youth @sunrisemvmt We start by centering the fact that some people have more skin in the game than others. Climate action is always intertwined with inequality.

@presidencymv faces an existential crisis from climate change. Now we're talking extinction, refugees, rights, in ways we can't imagine.
@mayboeve @350 @Strike4Youth @sunrisemvmt @presidencymv @OoredooMaldives @visitmaldives @maldivescricket @350Australia @350action @billmckibben So in this context, facing the vested interest of the most powerful industry in the history of mankind, that thinks nothing of deceit, when do we stop being polite? When do we turn to confrontation?

@ExtinctionR @SkaneXr @ExtinctionR_DE @XR_Sweden @GretaThunberg @GreenRupertRead
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Big story published this morning: @matjhope and I have mapped out how Matthew Elliott, Vote Leave CEO & TaxPayers'Alliance founder, & his American wife Sarah Elliott, of Republicans Overseas, fit in a network of US libertarians & #FossilFuel lobbyists who want a US-UK trade deal.
The couple met in the US, through Grover Norquist, of the Americans for Tax Reform, a low-tax campaign which Matthew Elliott later said was a model for him to create the TaxPayers'Alliance in the UK. Elliott also said having learned 'campaign techniques' through Norquist.
The Americans for Tax Reform is known to have received significant donations from the Koch brothers, who have fund climate science denial around the world 👉desmogblog.com/koch-industrie… | Sarah Elliott worked for Americans for Tax Ref & Americans for Prosperity, also funded by Kochs.
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