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Erst #Schiffmann, jetzt @ProfDrDrSchmidt vom @kielinstitute - was kommt noch?

Meine These: Schwurbeln entwickelt sich gerade zum Breitensport für Akademiker!

Beispiele dafür (nur 2 von vielen!) in diesem kurzen Thread.
Schreibt mir Eure Meinung dazu in die Drukos.
Beispiel 1⃣: Der HNO-Arzt & Möchtegern-Parteigründer Dr. Bodo #Schiffmann äußert sich zum Thema #Coronavirus, bzw. den Maßnahmen der #BReg dagegen.
Alles was man zu dem Unsinn wissen muss, den er da verbreitet, steht in diesem👇 @dpa-Faktencheck.
Dr. #Schiffmann ist weder Virologe, noch Epidemiologe!

Beispiel 2⃣: Das Kurzdossier zum Thema "Klimavorteile von E-Autos" v. @ProfDrDrSchmidt vom (bis jetzt!) renommierten @kielinstitute.
Seine These: "Zusätzlicher Strombedarf hebelt Klimavorteile von E-Autos aus".
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So this could be a Thing in years to come.

But we can take action now!

Here's a few ideas of ways to make a difference.
👥 Write to your councillors to express your concern. This is going to affect loads of people in their constituencies! They miiight need to do something 🤔…
Alternatively, if you've been playing a lot of #AnimalCrossing lately and fancy running your own town for real

How about running for council yourself? Join a team (with excellent eco-credentials of course) or go independent - you decide!
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Working my way thru @ForeignAffairs issue. Nordhaus calls for climate clubs to promote int’l action. Int’l relations has a lot to add, which is overlooked in his piece.THREAD cc @khar1958 @gernotwagner @adamtooze @robertfalkner @MarkVinPaul @climateopp…
1/ Much of past IR theory dominated by game-theoretic models; hence #climatechange became a free-rider problem. Lots of present theory sees it differently. Conditional cooperation is not the main challenge.
2/ One of many excellent figures in @mmildenberger and @MichaelAklin’s work showing nations have acted on climate *irrespective of what other nations do*. Lots of evidence that states are not solely (or even mainly) conditional cooperators on climate.…
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Excellent piece in @ForeignAffairs by @jessejenkins etal #decarbonization. Succinct tech summary of progress toward 1.5C. But I respectfully disagree w/ subhead “Technology can save the planet.” Here’s some politics to add to their great analysis.… THREAD
Tech progress CAN create a virtuous cycle. See work by @thomasnhale, @HoffmannMatt, eg. But #climatechange is largely a problem of inequality. An emphasis on technology overlooks this fact. 1/n…
It glosses over the power of vested interests. I argue w/ @JeffDColgan and @thomasnhale that the existential politics of climate change mean that asset owners who face the loss of value of their assets will fight like hell to maintain that value. 2/n…
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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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Predictably, @JohnFetterman used jobs as the reason why we shouldn't #banfracking in his con to my pro on the issue in this @PhillyInquirer op-ed. Just as predictably, he used the piece to promote #RestorePA. (thread)…
Along the way, he invoked the purity argument against the anti-fracking movement and, by extension, the climate movement.

It is the purity of the firefighter trying to save the home.
Meanwhile, the impure side that he aligns with is not taking the approach of achieving the same goal, just more slowly. He and his boss may use that rhetoric when defending their indefensible position, but #RestorePA is just one of the ways they are actually fanning the flames.
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*Rubs hands together* THREAD…
As the author states, the Climate Leadership Council has among its founding members some of history's biggest polluters
According to Carbon Majors, which measures each company's contribution to carbon pollution, founding members of the Climate Leadership Council are responsible for more than 8 percent of all emissions since 1988
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People. This is not a drill.

The team who theorised the "hot house Earth" scenario, whereby manmade warming triggers a series of in-built planetary feedback looks, say the tipping points are now "active"

This poses an "existential threat to humanity"…
1. Ice sheets

The Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets contain enough frozen water to raise sea levels 13m

Their "tipping point" exists somewhere between 1-3C temperature rise. We're already at 1C, on path for 4C…
2. Arctic sea ice

Levels have declined more than 40 percent in 40 years. Ice reflects more than 80 percent of the Sun's radiative force than ocean water

So we're replacing nature's mirror with a radiator
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On Thursday, the @EIB board (Member States, @EU_Commission) decides whether funding #gas infrastructure is still in the public interest.

I shuffled through the extraordinary amount of voices saying "no, we've got better things to fund" and put them in this THREAD.

30 businesses, investment groups and scientific institutions including @WMBtweets @cisl_cambridge @PIK_Klima @ClubOfRome @climatebonds…
Economist Prof. @CKemfert clearly tells us that we're setting us up for another badly managed transition with #strandedassets if we use public funding for #fossilfuels as renewables and efficiency will undercut the market for gas.… @OlafScholz
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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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I know, I know. Don't engage the trolls. Sorry @GretaThunberg @ScienceNotDogma but that "500 Scientists" story is gaining waaaay too much traction, and I'm feeling fighty. Most of the press are just parroting the PR and that's feeding the trolls. So, prepare to be threaded...
Background: A letter headlined "There is no climate emergency" was delivered to the #UNFCCC on 23 Sept, claiming that the "European Climate Declaration" was signed by 500 scientists and professionals. Of those 500, more than 150 are NOT Europeans. Soooo....
Even more preplexing, a large percentage of the signatories are NOT associated with the natural sciences at all, and many of the "professionals" are in the pocket of the #FossilFuels mafia. We can get a rough idea of this pact's make up by looking at their so-called Ambassadors.
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Late last week, @WildEarthGuard, @PSRenvironment, @westernlaw filed new lawsuit challenging #Trump Administration's failure to account for #climate impacts of selling #publiclands for #fracking,…
Latest suit comes on heels of huge court win last March.

Federal judge ruled feds violated law by failing to disclose regional and national #climate emissions associated with federal oil and gas leasing,…
In ruling, federal judge ordered halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres of #publiclands in #Wyoming.…
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Dear .@Cathmckenna yesterday I allowed my rage to take over when I saw both you & .@JustinTrudeau tweeting about #GretaThunberg & #climatestrikecanada #ClimateStrike.

Your work & this moment in history deserves more compassionate & thoughtful response, so here it is: THREAD
@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I admire your strength & commitment and as a woman who is attacked & threatened for my work I appreciate what you have been going through.

As a Canadian I also appreciate the coal phase out, the price on pollution & other elements of your climate platform but.../2

@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I knocked on doors in the last elxn to help this govt get elected b/c I was so horrified by the lost decade of climate inaction in Canada under the Harper govt & I believed you when you promised prorep, climate test for pipelines, stronger targets science based policy & UNDRIP/3
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Still think #BigOil is the answer? Consider this:

Before 1886, people travelled via horse and buggy.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
In 1858, the refining of #CrudeOil crude oil allowed for larger-scale processing & helped spur the #gas gas engine automobile (this is the first - 1886).

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
The Model T, produced by @Ford, was the first mass produced vehicle, but not the first auto.

Innovation led to bigger, enclosed cars.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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1/ Many have reported on the price spike in Texas amid this week’s #heatwave, causing @ERCOT_ISO to issue an emergency alert. Several stories have pointed to the role of wind power in the #ERCOT system. But that’s not the whole story, according to experts I’ve spoken to.
2/ Articles like this one from Bloomberg put the blame on #wind and the diversifying energy mix in Texas, as coal plants close:…
3/ But #fossilfuels bear as much or more of the blame. Outages at gas-fired power plants have taken nearly 1.5 gigawatts offline in Texas in the last day (900 MW steam).

So you can’t just blame #wind for the fact that @ERCOT_ISO prices are now reaching $9,000 🔥
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Huge #cleanenergy news to kick off week!

@GuzmanEnergy offering to buy three of @TriStateGT's #coal-fired power plants (and a coal mine), shut them down, replace them with #renewables.

Tri-State would be crazy to pass up this deal,…
Deal would shutter @TriStateGT's Craig power plant in NW #Colorado, also Escalante plant in #NewMexico.

@GuzmanEnergy would replace costly #coal w/more affordable #cleanenergy, saving Tri-State's rural electric co-op members higher rates, promoting local economic development.
According to @GuzmanEnergy release, proposal would also provide, "substantial financial assistance to communities negatively impacted by the early retirement of coal plants, to be driven by engagement directly with those
communities and other local partners."

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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…
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"…
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…
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There's a seriously big turnout for climatologist David Phillips tonight at @NLGEOCENTRE. Let's hope he does some real talk on #climatechange. He's already given a pitch for #yyt + #windpower
Plenty of chuckles from the crowd about our crummy weather (wettest... windiest... etc) stats #nlwx
David talks about the transition
1) global warming
2) climate change
What's next? 3) atmospheric terrorism
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@WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump OPPORTUNITIES🤔

Should #Barr recuse himself from Mueller report? Legal experts say his ties to Russia are troubling & some argue that, even if Barr didn’t break any rules, his financial ties to co.s linked to aspects of the Russia probe raise questions.…
@WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump OPPORTUNITIES.

Is the future of your kids/grandkids worth a 7 min watch? IMO, everyone should put their knee-jerk reactions aside & THINK ABOUT THIS ... SERIOUSLY. We have a narrow window of OPPORTUNITY. 👇 #WednesdayWisdom #GreenNewDeal
@WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump OPPORTUNITIES.

‼️If #FoxNews covered you the way it covered Obama, it would look like this‼️


With at least 11 Fox personalities now in the WH, it seems their loyalty to you is oftentimes the ONLY QUALIFICATION necessary for a JOB OPPORTUNITY. 🤔

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To kick off #Sustainuary then, let's talk about #dairy alternatives like nut juice, oat juice and various other #plantbased drinks. We've never had more choice, but what are the actual #sustainability credentials of these products vs animal milk? #Veganuary
#Dairy production has received widespread criticism for its #carbonfootprint .
The average UK dairy system produces around 1.2Kg Co2eq. per Kg milk . However this varies hugely, mainly depending on the cows' diets and how much fertiliser is used on the pasture. #sustainuary
The most #sustainable #dairy farms in the UK can have carbon footprints as low as 0.5 KgCO2 eq. per Kg milk produced, which are comparable to many dairy alternatives. #Sustainuary #Veganuary
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