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hey, y'all listening? I want to talk in a bit more detail than yesterday about the Biden Bernie Unity Task Force climate plan. Will use same hashtag as yesterday -- #Underwhelmed.
First, the document, all 110 pages. First 6 pages are Platformese climate; then pp. 42-55 are Policy-ese climate. I skimmed a few other sections and there may be stray climate mentions elsewhere too. #Underwhelmed bit.ly/2ZTXv7z
Next, some praise. This is a labor-friendly climate plan. And that matters a lot, because non-union cleantech doesn't get much respect in Dem circles compared to labor folk who donate and walk and elect Dems. Still, I'm #Underwhelmed.
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Winnipeg City Hall adult ally #ClimateStrike

Week 27

So this is my worst Strike selfie yet - accidental shot while struggling to hold the ph for the pic at which point my camera died ;)

#Wetsuweten shirt art credit @christibelcourt

Thread incoming, will be pauses while I type
Disclaimer - everything I say here has already said, by better writers (often Indigenous) & by more knowledgable ppl (often Indigenous).

None of this should be taken as my own original thoughts, tho is not the fault or deficiency of the original thinkers if I get anything wrong.
Hello World, we need to talk about Canada.

I'm doing this in the context of my #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike, because the Winnipeg youth Climate Strike group, @mbyouth4climate, has been very involved in #WetsuwetenSolidarity #ShutDownCanada actions.
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Some #MythBusting on #cblive on this thread... We are net food importers, bringing in approx 1 tonne of food per person per yr, making us food INSECURE & at risk of extreme climate issues all over the world for our national food supply .
On Aviation, both Fine Gael and Sinn Féin aim to increase regional airports in their manifestos. Eoin O'B must have forgotten that.. #MythBusting #cblive
Only @greenparty_ie & @pb4p address aviation taxes in their manifestos, with PBP even going so far as charging 20% more for those who fly more than 4x per yr.
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We're outside of @MassGovernor's #MASOTC saying #NoWeymouthCompressor. @CharlieBakerMA has failed The Fore River Basin, The Commonwealth and the Climate #mapoli
The Fore River Basin; Weymouth, Quincy and Braintree know @MassGovernor deserves an F for Environmental Justice #MASOTC #NoWeymouthCompressor
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Think of this OpEd as climate denial meets peak concern-trolling:

"There is a real danger that the climate debate is deteriorating into a game of name-calling, with oil and gas companies all too often portrayed as opponents of climate progress." nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opi…
As if oil and gas companies were just "portrayed" as blocking climate policies from being passed.

As if they weren't ACTUALLY working extremely hard and spending large sums of money to campaign against, oh I don't know, the carbon price @JayInslee attempted to pass in WA.

2/
The man who wrote this OpEd heads the @TheCLCouncil founded by neoliberal economists, corporations, and oil and gas companies including BP, Shell, Exxon, etc.

3/n
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Looking back over a year of making invisible #methane emissions from #oilandgas visible.

A few videos taken with an iPhone from the LCD screen on a FLIR GF320 camera.

1/4/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency
1/9/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency #KeepItInTheGround
3/27/19, Balmorhea, #Texas
@TCEQ said this was only lighter fluid
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NEW landmark @UNEP et al. report shows almost all countries' climate commitments ring hollow. While governments pledge to cut greenhouse gas *emissions*, they are simultaneously investing in fossil fuel *production* at double(!) the safe limit. THREAD.

productiongap.org
2/n: This is cognitive dissonance on a global scale. It's like promising to go on a diet while simultaneously baking a cake.
reuters.com/article/us-cli…
3/n: As @CNN observes, the climate movement's years of calls to #KeepItInTheGround are based on science, yet "many of the world's governments are not heeding [scientists'] calls." cnn.com/2019/11/20/wor…
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A #FixTheWEO *THREAD* on how the @IEA is still boosting fossil fuels & acting as an obstacle on #climate with #WEO19.

TL;DR: It fails the biggest test – charting an energy road map to staying within 1.5°C, when that is a key to survival for millions of people. 1/
@IEA First things first: Why care? As Andrew Logan @CeresNews put it: "The @IEA is effectively creating its own reality. They project ever-increasing demand for fossil fuels, which in turn justifies greater investments in supply." 2/
reuters.com/article/us-cli…
@IEA @CeresNews When the world's 'gold standard' of energy analysis gives central billing to a 3°C scenario, @IEA normalizes a path we can't afford to take rather than focusing attention on the path we urgently need to pursue ➡️ below 1.5°C. 3/ ft.com/content/5c80f1…
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Court win blocking #Colorado #coal mine expansion a victory for #climate, #publiclands. @WildEarthGuard's @JeremyJNichols1:

"it’s a resounding rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempts to sidestep our environmental laws to appease the coal industry,"

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
It comes on heels of longstanding efforts to defend #NationalForest lands, #climate from Arch Coal's attempts to expand West Elk mine.

Not only does mine's #coal fuel #climatecrisis, mine vents massive amounts of #methane, as we explain in this video.

Read on for full saga!
We first filed suit in 2008 challenging #methane venting at West Elk mine. We were represented by @TedZukoski, a long-time defender of #publiclands and #climate.

Mine is largest single industrial source of methane emissions in #Colorado,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
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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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Late last week, @WildEarthGuard, @PSRenvironment, @westernlaw filed new lawsuit challenging #Trump Administration's failure to account for #climate impacts of selling #publiclands for #fracking,

pdf.wildearthguardians.org/support_docs/A…
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,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
In ruling, federal judge ordered halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres of #publiclands in #Wyoming.

washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
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Starting now: U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism. Thanks @NewEconomyNYC for sponsoring! We'll be live-tweeting til noon #ClimateWeekNYC

Flyer: docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9a5b93_73a…
@NewEconomyNYC We begin with a land acknowledgement, recognize the centuries of the Lenape people living on and caring for this land
@NewEconomyNYC We will talk about how the same systems that had a devastating impact on these people are the systems having a devastating impact on the earth.

These systems affect our ability to feel good about ourselves, to think, to do our work.
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So... Amazon announces on *the day before* the Global #ClimateStrike that they're "co-founding the Climate Pledge"

sustainability.aboutamazon.com/sustainable-op…
Google announces on *the day before* the Global #ClimateStrike that they're planning to make the "biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history"

1.6GW of energy

Which is pretty impressive I have to say!

blog.google/outreach-initi…
All these things are BRILLIANT!

But...
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A game-changing new campaign envisioned by ⁦@billmckibben⁩, so obvious and powerful now that he’s seen it: TARGET THE BANKS FUNDING THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY.

[thread] newyorker.com/news/daily-com…
“So what would happen if, tomorrow, Chase [the biggest funder] announced that it was going to phase out lending to the fossil-fuel industry?” asks McKibben.

“‘Wells Fargo and Citi would follow within days,’according to Tim Buckley, a former managing director at Citi.”

😍✨

2/n
“In fact [Buckley continued], ‘they’d look to go one step further, so as to pretend they weren’t really sheep. And this would have global ramifications—the music would stop, very suddenly.’”

😮

🎶🎵🎶⚡️💥💭

3/n
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Good morning! This bus is taking @BernieSanders and @janeosanders on a bus tour of factory farms (CAFOs, or confined animal feeding operations) in the Williams, Iowa area, led by @cciaction members.

Follow along on this thread.
This pump station about 15 miles north of Des Moines is the halfway point of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s path across Iowa. It repressurizes the pipeline, keeps oil flowing.

It’s not what we’re touring today but CCI was involved in the #NoDAPL fight. #KeepItInTheGround
Bernie is on the bus, along with @cciaction’s leadership team.

They’ll be telling the Sanderses about their experience living with, and working to stop, the consolidation of wealth and power in rural Iowa into fewer and fewer hands — through the industrialization of livestock.
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If the government takes its own #netzero policy seriously, it should announce that this new gas field will not be touched. #KeepItInTheGround
telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/…
But at the moment, the government is like someone trying not very hard to give up fags. I'll just buy one more packet, then I'll stop tomorrow ...
Expanding Heathrow
Putting billions into new roads
Blocking new onshore wind installations
Promoting fracking
Encouraging the exploration and development of gas and oil reserves
This is, ahem, a peculiar direction of travel towards #netzero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
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#oilandgas flimflam men are lying! Journalists should not repeat the lies!

They want the public to believe that natural gas is a solution for #climatechange.

IT IS THE PROBLEM.

U.S. GHG emissions are rising not decreasing as flimflammers claim. 1/4

cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/clima…
Natural gas is #methane or CH4 and it's a super pollutant that is over 86 X more potent at warming the planet than CO2. But, it doesn't stay in the atmosphere for very long and that's where the HOPE for STOPPING #climatechange is. 2/4
Because #methane is short-lived, if we STOP #fracking and #KeepItInTheGround our planet will have an immediate response and the rapid warming will slow giving us time to solve CO2 which stays in the atmosphere for a very long time. 3/4
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Yesterday I wrote this thread documenting climate-related changes I’ve observed on the East End of LI.

It was swarmed by deniers.

Today the local paper, the @EHStar, put an article about these changes on their front page.

And now I’m going to double down...

[Thread]
Here’s the front page, top story entitled “Waking Up to the Reality of Climate Change.”🔥🔥🔥
Here is the East Hampton Town Supervisor @PeterVanScoyoc noting that his trees have been devastated by the systemic pine beetle infestation of the region.

3/n
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My name is Elsie Luna.
I am here today in Berlin at the @BBC offices,
standing with #ExtinctionRebellion in London.
No, I am not here to beg the BBC
to let me watch BBC programs outside the UK,
but because I want them to declare a climate emergency on the BBC.
1/11
I care about climate change because I don’t want people to die.
I don’t want to have a future
where the planet I am living on
has seas, acidic and rising,
and an atmosphere
full of pollution and space litter.
I don’t want to see all these species go extinct.
2/11
I won’t let that happen.
People say I shouldn’t be doing this.
Really I kind of agree,
it is not my fault,
and the adults should really be taking responsibility.
But they are not,
so why not protect the planet if no one else is?
3/11
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(1) Forget the headlines from the lying, leaking, liberal MSM. Read the official statement here:

whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat…
(2) The MSM critiques of the President's statement focus on peripheral aspects like his use of exclamation marks. Reflect on that, against the incredibly serious points made about Iran, international terrorism, global oil prices etc.

Which side is talking about what MATTERS?
(3) Every point POTUS made was already known to me, & to you, if you've been following actual events & trends, instead of the MSM spin.

YES the murder of Mr Khashoggi was AWFUL & it is NOT condoned by Trump, the US, or me, or you.

A President must consider the whole picture.
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"Embodied energy injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extraction and fossil fuel supply chains".

New paper with @jenniecstephens & @stephmalin_soc

Thread (1)

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Energy decisions have transboundary impacts. Yet assessments of large-scale energy infrastructure (e.g. EIS) rarely consider upstream/downstream emissions. Justice implications are completely omitted. Net effect = incomplete & flawed energy decisions (2)
The old Salem plant burned coal from La Guajira, Colombia. Fracked gas from PA, USA, now supplies the new gas-fired station*. Decision-makers ignored the ‘upstream’ injustices experienced by both communities. (3)
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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Let's start here: Dan Rather does a good job summarizing the Sinclair propaganda facet of Trump's authoritarian regime.
Rump's authoritarian behavior includes subverting democracy, failure to be transparent, failure to be accountable, nepotism, cronyism, and many dimensions of financial corruption.
Trump's authoritarianism includes thwarting the will of congress, obstructing the protection of the environment, and putting property & people & planet at unprecedented risk.

#EPA #BootPruitt #DumpPruit #FirePruitt #PruittMustGo #PruittMustResign
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