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1/ @SecretaryZinke is out as of Jan. 2.

He leaves behind a legacy of widespread attacks on science across nearly 500 million acres of public land and offshore waters.

Some examples, courtesy of reporter @shogrenE:…
2/ At Interior, @SecretaryZinke sidelined science, birds and ancient relics to promote fossil fuels and other industries.…
3/ He set an anti-science tone early by reassigning the Interior Department’s top climate change official to a job managing fossil fuel royalties.…
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Let me share a sad reality. @AC360 asked if I could join them tonight or talk #NationalClimateAssessment. I just arrived at @TED, and I really need to practice my talk, I replied. Please! they said, we will send a car! Ok, I said. It’s important. I will do it. (story continues..)
I get my hair and make up done, we drive across the city, I do the interview, Anderson is lovely, the whole thing takes three hours .... and they don’t air the interview. Instead, they give more airtime to Santorum, so he can to continue to spread disinformation.
I don’t get paid for any of this - but I think he does, doesn’t he? And this is not the first time this has happened. Chris Hayes’ program canceled three times, once when I was literally in a chair with that earpiece in my ear. When @MSNBC called me again this week, I said...
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The Fourth US National Climate Assessment was released on Friday. Since then, a number of politicians + pundits have made statements about it that are not accurate. As an author, I'm here to set the record straight. Here we go! (thread)
... when your phone goes dead right at the first tweet ...
First, a WH spokesperson said the report was based on the “most extreme” scenario. No: the report considered a very broad range of scenarios, from one where carbon emissions go negative to one where they continue to grow. Source:
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In case you missed it over the Thanksgiving weekend, the #NationalClimateAssessment, released last Friday, has some stark news for our region, the nation, and the world.

@MoranWriter reports:…

#MApoli #ClimateChange
#ClimateChange will affect nearly every aspect of life in our communities: altering food production, disrupting our lives & livelihoods with more severe & frequent flooding, threatening our health with high heat & environmental changes.

#MApoli #NationalClimateAssessment
Despite unconscionable #ClimateChange denials from Trump & the GOP, our state & our country must press on with policies to limit the extent of climate change & to increase our communities’ resilience to the changes that we cannot prevent.

#MApoli #NationalClimateAssessment
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Some interviews I did over the holiday weekend about the new #NationalClimateAssessment report and the science, impacts, politics, and way forward on climate change (thread):
My interview Friday with @CNN:…
My interview Friday with @KatyTurNBC:
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The Trump gang is trying to bury this big national climate report by releasing it mid-afternoon on black Friday.

If you'd prefer to not let them get away with that crap, please retweet.

#ClimateFriday #EndClimateSilence

I'll thread good coverage below.
Here's the Guardian's coverage: "Heating the planet well beyond [2ºC] would create a 'totally different world... It would be indescribable, it would turn the world upside down in terms of its climate.'"

While not directly about the report, this piece is essential context

"In the past 30 years we’ve seen all 20 of the hottest years ever recorded... 'I’ve never been at a climate conference where people say "that happened slower than I thought it would."'"

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The #NationalClimateAssessment, cynically released by Trump Admin on Black Friday, shows Americans are becoming aware of climate change and starting to tackle it — but too slowly to protect humanity from unimaginable dangers.

Key takeaways threaded here.
Three hints for journalists covering #NCA4:
1. Impacts are felt locally. Look at chapters 18 through 27 for main regional impacts.
2. Don’t let Trump rush you with a Black Friday release. Climate stories need to be told properly.
3. Science deniers are liars. Don’t publish lies.
"Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities. The impacts of global climate change are already being felt in the United States and are projected to intensify."
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