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Thread: Blatant #ClimateDenial has lost. The new conflict is whether #ClimateChange is a crisis requiring urgent social and #economic transformation, or something we can adapt to incrementally while carrying on with business as usual. 1/40
2/ A recent opinion piece by Bjorn Lomborg in the @globeandmail is representative of the 'business as usual argument'. Let's deconstruct it to see how this gets passed off as the pragmatic point of view, and why it's false.…
3/ The basic tactic is this: provide a few common-sense truths to gain the air of pragmatism and then feed us the story we're desperate to hear: that everything will be fine, that growth will outpace #ClimateDamages and life can carry on as usual.
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Nach Lektüre des Klimapapiers der @FDP_Liberalen…: Will niemandem unterstellen. Aber ein paar Missverständnisse gibt es zu klären (1/12):
Z. 3-4: Klima und Artenschwund "eine bedeutende Herausforderung": wenn man @IPCC_CH #SR15 oder @IPBES #GlobalAssessment gelesen hat, kann man das nur als verharmlosend bezeichnen. (2/12)
Z 35: THG-Emissionen müssen "bis zweite Jahrhunderthälfte auf netto null". Seit @IPCC_CH #SR15 wissen wir: um Ziele des #ParisAgreement zu erreichen spätestens 2050, und reiche Länder müssen nach PA wie nach UNFCCC vorangehen. (3/12)
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I’ve done more press in the past couple of weeks than I’ve done…ever. By a lot. And it mostly went well! HUGE thanks to some amazing teachers and role models. This thread is a few thoughts, tips, & reflections following the @IPBES #GlobalAssessment media blitz #SciComm [1/10]
All those years of #SciComm training paid off! I’m most grateful for the role playing, so I could see how I came across and adapt. Take training opportunities – you want this drilled into you so you can do it without thinking when the time comes [2/10]
The @IPBES media team prepped us really well, both with clear key messages and practice.
I know I should write out and practice my key messages ahead of time.
Apparently I really should write and practice key messages.
It works. #SciComm [3/10]
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[1] Let me explain it for you in this thread. @IUCNRedList and their many partner organisations have been producing detailed assessments of species extinction risk in different taxonomic groups since 1994 (when the first comprehensive #RedList assessment of birds came out)
[2] Obviously we can't be at all sure that birds are typical, so it would have been wildly unsafe to go from "14% of birds are threatened" to "14% of all species are threatened". Since then, @IUCNRedList assessments have been done for an ever-expanding set of taxonomic groups...
[3] ...with the proportion threatened ranging from ~9% for bony fishes up over 60% for cycads. But the *average* level of threat has started to settle down now, at about 25%, and we now have estimates for lots of different vertebrate, invertebrate and plant groups...
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