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“Vancouver sets aside $660,000 for big oil lawsuit to recoup climate change costs” via ⁦@globeandmail

Some thoughts on this development, first in terms of the law & then the politics… 🧵 1/n #cdnpoli #ableg theglobeandmail.com/canada/british…
1. There are 3 potential kinds of actions in "tort law" that are most often considered in this context: negligence, public nuisance & private nuisance. To my mind, public nuisance is the most intuitive tort here, but I note the reference to a "class action" in the story... 2/n
... which brings to mind a potential class action in private nuisance. Those who followed the Freedom Convoy shd be familiar w/ the potential effectiveness of that approach (where rep. plaintiff succeeded in getting an injunction, trial pending) (see ablawg.ca/2022/02/09/rig…). 3/n
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One year ago today, my mother died a painful death caused by Care Home negligence. Betty didn’t know Twitter but hopefully Twitter will come to know her. #JusticeForBetty
Here is her story; please share it so others won’t suffer as Betty did. Image
On July 10, 2021, Betty died of complications arising from #rhabdomyolysis and #heatstroke. Both instances of negligence happened in the @Fraserhealth #DrAlHoggPavilion in #WhiteRockBC. About a month before her death, Betty’s leg was severely injured, yet…
her caregivers knew nothing about any incident. In hospital, 2 weeks later, it was diagnosed that mom had been laying on the hard floor for hours, enough to cause her muscles to begin wasting, releasing a toxin that would eventually attack her kidneys.
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If this isn't newsworthy, we don't know what is. WHY WON'T THE #MSM WARN US that frequent #WetBulb & #HeatDome events will cause mass deaths in the #PXNW, #Phoenix, #NewOrleans, #Ozarks & poor nations in the #GlobalSouth. gizmodo.com/india-heatwave…
Take a look at the impacts that #ClimateChange will have on all of the United States, then ask the #MSM #newsmedia why they're not warning you about it. projects.propublica.org/climate-migrat…
What's the deal, #FoxNews? You love scaring your viewers. Why not tell them the truth about this? Why not tell them that their property will be uninsurable unless we halt #climatechange? #MarchToTheMedia projects.propublica.org/climate-migrat…
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Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat | Knowledge.c
#lytton bc #bcstorm #bcwildfires #bcheatwave
#bcheatdome #heatdome
knowledge.ca/program/wild-w…
#MichaelMann telling the truth👀😳 on what happens at 2°C + #TellTheTruth #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateScientists #RapidGlobalWarming
Mann also simply explains why Australia is a Climate Canary.. it's already barely on the edge b4 Global Warming started amping up.
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Kurz zum Klimawandel und Wetterextremen wie zum Beispiel dem #HeatDome, "unserem" #Hochwasser und jenem in #Zhengzhou. All das ist viel extremer als die Klimaforschung für diesen Zeitpunkt angenommen hätte.
Kurz und lesenswert dazu:
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motherjones.com/environment/20…
Bemerkenswert ist, dass die Klimaforschung einerseits sehr erfolgreich darin ist, den Anstieg der Temperatur durch mehr CO2 zu bestimmen, andererseits die Folgen quasi hier auf dem Boden teils dramatisch unterschätzt.
2/9
Woran das liegt, und an welchem Punkt wir beim Klimawandel derzeit sind, kann man sich dabei an einem einfachen Beispiel grob veranschaulichen.

Stellt euch einfach vor, wir fahren alle mit einem voll beladenen Kleinlaster mit 120 über die Autobahn.
3/9
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🌡🧵So there you have it. @drbonniehenry misled us again. I asked via #cdnFOI and the @bcndp Ministry of Health under @adriandix says it has no provincial government heat emergency plan. #bcpoli #FOIA @BCLiberalCaucus @BCGreens #heatdome #heatwave
That letter refers to a @CDCofBC 2017 publication, which shifts responsibility to the regional health boards and municipalities. #BCGov has a nuclear emergency response plan (among others), but no top-down plan for a heat emergency. #bcpoli #cdnfoi bccdc.ca/resource-galle…
Horgan, Henry and Dix fiddled while home burned #bcpoli #heatwave #heatdome thebreaker.news/opinion/while-…
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Western Canada's historic heat wave is so far off the charts, it's like suddenly meeting a 10 foot tall human when you thought the tallest people were only 7 feet. We meteorologists immediately ask, How? Climate change? Stay with me to the end 🧵 1/
The jet stream is to blame for creating this incredible #heatdome. @pppapin offers a great explanation. And a virtually invisible spin of low pressure off the California coast is key to locking in the heat dome and roasting the coast 2/
So is this mega ridge in the jet stream enhanced by climate change? Maybe. Theories like Quasi Resonant Amplification suggest it's possible. But the link between wavy jet streams and climate change is not clear. A great read here 3/ met.reading.ac.uk/~williams/publ…
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This #heatdome heading for West Coast looks intense. Residents should have a plan to stay cool if power goes out. Extreme temps are dangerous and mean blackouts are given drought constrained hydro output and peak electricity demand across most of Western google.com/amp/s/gizmodo.…
Extreme temps are projected from the Yukon to Los Angeles, meaning there won't be places with much spare electricity capacity. And a "megadrought" had already severely curtailed the region's important hydropower output & wind power can drop during high pressure fronts too.
Be safe and plan ahead. Full tank of gas, plenty of water, and given lightning risk, maybe pack a fire "go bag" too.

I hate it but this is going to get more and more common. Climate change means this is one of the coolest summers we're likely to experience in our lives. 😟
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An animation of the Heat Dome #HeatDome presently over the United States which is responsible for the heat wave. The dome appears to be pretty stationary and covering the entire U.S. land mass. /1
The animation shows a period from today till July 23 (a bit over a fortnight). And as you can see this Heat Dome is not forecast to depart. Below are images from the beginning and the end of the sequence. Today on the left, July 23 on the right. /2
The darkest red contour line shows the height of the atmosphere as 597 dm (decameters) or 59.7kms. The lighter dark red shows 59.4kms. The higher the atmosphere the higher the average air pressure on the ground. /3
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NZ was one of the only populated places on the planet yesterday where there were temperatures under 15 degrees celsius.
Another perspective on the global heatwave that NZ appears to be missing out on (which may well turn out to be a good thing) motherjones.com/environment/20…
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