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One of the big debates lately is over #nuclear energy.

Some say it's necessary for #NetZero by 2050.

Others say it's not net-positive for the #environment.

So are smaller reactors☢️a good alternative?🤝
Small Modular Reactors (#SMR )promise to bring a 'modular', more adaptable solution.

Build for a very specific purpose?
👉+1 SMR
Need to scale up for the grid?
👉+10 SMRs (SMR Farm)
Need to ramp down because #fusion finally arrived?
👉 -1 SMR per year
Micro-reactors promise to bring portable nuclear using #SpaceX tech.

👉Fits in a container, hauled by truck/ship
👉Perfect for off-grid emergencies
👉Swallow the diesel generator market
👉Doesn't need refuelling for >10 years
👉Made in Assembly Line
👉Less fuel=safe
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This is the problem.

Politicians use the claims of fancy-pants greenomics-consultants' models that say "net zero is cheaper than armageddon", rather than basic arithmetic.

Basic arithmetic is vulgar. Anyone can do it. You don't need to be a civil servant, hackademic or blobber.
Nobody has checked the basic arithmetic of #NetZero. It's all "we can't afford not to do it", not "can we afford to do it".

Nobody is allowed to ask "how?".

"How?" is vulgar.
It's not that they cannot (in most cases) do the basic arithmetic, it's that to use it is to signal your vulgarity.

Detachment from reality -- the refusal to engage in basic arithmetic -- is a signifier of membership of an elite, which requires deference to its institutions.
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A lot happened at #COP27 which will make the base for future #Climate negotiations. If the rifts deepen, expect a v bleak scenario with of course no 1.5 degree goal or saving principles of #equity and #cbdr. Here's a compilation of @htTweets stories on #COP27 in sequence
In a first in UN Climate negotiations, #LossandDamagefunding put on the official agenda of #COP27…
Climate funding: Should emerging economies pay? Row emerges after Antigua and Barbuda PM says emerging economies and big polluters like India and China should pay up for #LossandDamage…
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Crypto Has A Bad Name Because:

1. 99% of #DLT Tokens Are Scams W/ No Utility🚨
2. 79% of Crypto Influencers Are💰Motivated & Invest On Hype
3. Mainstream Media Says It's💩

This Should NOT Distract You From The Technology Transformation Currently Taking Place.
-A 🧵 of Threads-
I hope you can set some time aside to research!

I donated 5 hours to create this🧵to help others see topics around new era technology. 🧠

As I am tired of Mainstream Media covering up important things around the future of our global monetary system.
1. Research Technology & DLT Projects With Real🌎Utility
Not Up Hyped Meme Coins ⛓

The content I cover is:
• CBDC's
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• IoT + IoV
• Big Data
• Payments
• Innovation
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• DLT Interoperability
• Payment infrastructure
• Industry 4.0 Technology
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“Interested in sustainable energy and energy transitions?
My research group—Energy Technology and Policy Assessment—is looking for graduate students (master’s and PhD) and postdoctoral scholars interested in #lifecycleassessment (LCA), technoeconomics, and innovation. McGill
Civil Engineering is an excellent program for sustainable energy, spanning electricity, transportation, and environment (including collaborative, interdisciplinary opportunities across engineering departments and campus). ETAPA research is in line with #TISED goals for
sustainability in engineering and design. Undergraduate research assistantships will also be available.

Present student/postdoc opportunities focus on:

♻ LCA of #transportation in Peru and Canada
♻ Land use impacts of electricity and energy #infrastructure, USA, Canada,
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Political will delivers big step forwards with Loss and Damage fund at #COP27

#FossilFuel tensions still to be fully addressed: inches forward leave little assurance on the acceleration needed to keep temperature rise below 1.5C.

Read E3G's assessment 👉…
@KateLLevick @AlexScottLondon @CamillaFenning @TomEvansClimate @Mabeytweet @benomar_ines @chrislittlecott @C_BritoCecilio @aldenmeyer @laurasabogal “Through the leadership of vulnerable country groups, who pushed very hard for a tangible loss and damage outcome at #COP27, we reached for the first time in 30 years a breakthrough agreement,"

@benomar_ines #LossAndDamage…
“Finance issues were always going to be critical at this COP," says @KateLLevick on #climate finance at #COP27. "Beyond the negotiated issues there was a consensus that current financial architecture and rules are not adequate to meet the climate challenge."
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As #COP27 reaches a (fraught) finale in Sharm el-Sheikh, a short 🧵 on the state of climate mis-/disinformation and our findings from the @caadcoalition Intelligence Unit:

1) The events of 2022 have turbocharged an already well-funded and transnational ecosystem for disinfo…
2) Russia’s war in Ukraine and the subsequent disruption to energy supply chains have spurred new (or revived old) anti-climate attacks - related content is trending in online communities everywhere from the US and Brazil to Germany and Australia.
3) Big Oil and Gas, climate delayists and other vested interests are falsely attributing blame for these events on “the cult of #NetZero”, investing $ ten of millions to convince citizens that fossil fuels are essential to avoid economic collapse.
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🚨 | Gas prices are up 8-fold from 2019 - three-quarters of this happened BEFORE Russia invaded Ukraine.

Politicians blaming Putin for high energy prices are not being truthful - it's a factor but a small one.

Long-term - gas prices will never fall back.

#CostOfLivingCrisis Image
This chart is data from the OBR.

With countries pursuing renewables the gas companies want to make their money.

Also the pursuit of #NetZero means more countries trying to buy gas now, pushing up prices.

UK reliance on foreign gas not good.…
The outcome of this - the Great Energy Robbery
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STARTING NOW at #COP27 an essential event connecting the dots between patterns of racial injustice, inequality, and colonialism & #ClimateAction.
Follow live:
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No #ClimateJustice without #RacialJustice. Image
Racially, ethnically & nationally marginalized communities are more likely than other populations to be adversely affected by the primary drivers of the #ClimateCrisis (aka #FossilFuels & #Deforestation) & the measures to address climate breakdowns.
In particular, #FossilFuels not only drive the #ClimateCrisis; they also erode the resilience of fenceline & frontline communities to the ravages of climate change, through their impacts on the environment and public health, compounding climate vulnerabilities.
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#COP27 This is very important. The world is on the brink of losing the opportunity to move together to avoid the risks of dangerous climate change. Maybe it will be a surprise to some, but #NetZero by 2040 or earlier may be actually economic.
However, simultaneously, we must square the circle, and ensure that policies focus on effectiveness and importantly on equity. It can be done.
Each country and sector, e.g. aviation & shipping, should be planning in detail how it will reduce its GHG emissions to achieve #NetZero
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Al Gore (#WEF trustee) et al. are SO CONCERNED about the climate, that they in the process of turning all of #nature into a new asset class – where they will OWN nature, manage/control nature, & profit from nature (via "Natural Asset Companies").

#COP27 #EmergingMarkets #30x30 Image
Of course, this has nothing to do w/ Gore's Generation Investment (#hedgefund co-founded w/ David Blood from Goldman Sachs), #BlackRock, saving capitalism, or the expansion of #privatization. Rather, it's to save the planet.

The $4,000 trillion #climate wealth opportunity.
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David Blood to Mark Carney (TCFD/TNFD, #UN Special Envoy for #Climate), 2021:

"We know that #NaturalClimateSolutions are a critical part of the transition to #NetZero & we've known this for quite some time. Why is it so difficult for us in finance [] to put a value on nature?" Image
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Intrinsic Exchange Group "harnesses the very market forces" to include natural assets in the mainstream of the economy.

"We are pioneering a new asset class based on natural assets & the mechanism to convert them to financial capital."

#30x30 #NetZero #NACs #SDGs #Cop27 Image
A Natural Asset Co. is able to produce financial statements that capture "vast services that are not yet monetized like #climate stabilization, #freshwater production, #groundwater storage, erosion prevention, #pollination, pest control, natural fertility from healthy soil, etc." Image
"Natural Asset Company: A corporation designed TO HOLD THE RIGHTS TO & MANAGE the Ecological Performance of natural assets, e.g. the productivity & health of natural assets."

@_whitneywebb, Oct 13, 2021:… Image
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Day 1, #COP27: Bloomberg & Three Cairns Group announced the Global Carbon Trust (GCT) to scale #carbon markets. (VCM).

#TSVCM (Mark Carney) estimates that carbon markets must grow 15-fold by 2030 & 100-fold by 2050.

#NetZero #Forests #EmergingMarkets…
June 30, 2022: "World’s Biggest Ever #CarbonCredits Issue Planned in Gabon"

Nov 8, 2022: #Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) launched at #COP27.

Profiting from pollution. #Privatization of nature.

"This is like Black Friday for climate change." - @johnsteppling
Bloomberg, Jun 2 2021: "If they generate a lower carbon benefit than they claim & the company is still emitting, well then you end up with more emissions than you would have otherwise. We have to be open to the idea that the voluntary market might fail."…
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Second webinar of the day, and looking forward to hearing more about the challenges and opportunities for Data Centres to contribute to the wider #NetZero agenda #CleanTechCam
First, @NovAzure_'s Phil Cholerton notes that #DataCentre workload has grown by 120% over the past five years, with the global market now worth $60bn dollars #CleanTechCam
Cholerton prescribes this growth to increased demand for data from electric cars, 3d printing and general internet use, as well as the growth of "dark data" (data that is created and only used once #CleanTechCam
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BREAKING: at #COP27, the UN Secretary General’s high-level expert group is releasing a new standard to turn empty net-zero commitments into meaningful climate action. Stick with me for details - it’s very good news 🧵 Image
HLEG Chair @cathmckenna gives us the highlights. From now on, a real commitment from businesses, investors, and cities to #NetZero must mean:

🚫No more fossil fuels - that means no new oil, gas and coal projects and no new $$ for fossils
🌳No deforestation
💨No hot air offsets instead of real, immediate emissions reductions
🌐A commitment to reducing emissions across the full supply-chain - that means NZ commitments must address scope 1,2, AND 3 emissions
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1) The #Uranium #mining #stocks #investing thesis in a nutshell🥜 is that after Fukushima the #U3O8 price sank, new mine projects were cancelled, many mines closed, investment dropped💰⤵️ as investors mistakenly thought '#Nuclear #energy is dying'🪦 but they were wrong!✖️😯../2👇
2) #Nuclear #energy has recovered over the past decade⚛️🏗️⤴️ so that #Uranium demand today is back where it was before Fukushima & surging higher.🌞 A #Nuclear revival has been underway for years📈 now kicked into high gear🏎️ by an #EnergyCrisis & #NetZero targets.🎯⚡️⏫ .../3👇
3) Rising #Nuclear fuel demand🌞⚛️🏗️⤴️ as #Uranium production declined⛏️⤵️ has led to a massive mined U supply deficit⏬ estimated last year by industry consultants at ~65M lbs #U3O8 in 2022, partially offset by ~20M lbs of 'Secondary Supply' from other non-mined sources⛏️.../4👇
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"The 21st Century Question: Emergently Engineering the Future"

Follow this 🧵 today and tomorrow for highlights from our 2022 #AppliedComplexity Network and Board of Trustees Symposium:…

#Web3 #Cities #Polarization #EmergentEngineering #Decentralization
We start with a talk by SFI President David Krakauer:

"Would anyone care to guess why we're so GOOD at building transistors and so CRAP at designing drugs?"

"This thing [points to transistor] lives in a centralized system. This thing [points to cancer drug] lives in US."
"I'm going to pick on economics, because we like to do that at SFI. 'Ooh, look at that cover! So techy. Global, heat maps...' But here's 'Networks' [in the textbook]. THAT'S IT. Here's '#ComplexityEconomics.' NOTHING."
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#COP27 starts on Sunday, with global leaders convening to build on progress made at COP26 last year in Glasgow.

Here are some of the issues we will be looking out for: [thread]
[1] During our work on the UK’s footprint on global biodiversity, we called for COP and COP15 to be closely aligned to mainstream nature targets: we welcomed the establishment of nature as a key theme for COP26 and hope this continues for COP27.
[2] This year we called on ministers to start work on a unilateral carbon border adjustment mechanism: but climate change doesn’t recognise borders and we called on the UK Govt to build on its COP26 climate leadership to pursue a multilateral approach to tackle carbon leakage.
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NEW: Countries' climate pledges put unrealistic demands for land ahead of emissions reductions, which could cause:
🌱Increase abuses of #Indigenous land rights
🌽Food security issues
🌳negative impacts on ecosystems

Read the new #LandGapReport:
Countries' #Climate pledges to get to #NetZero GHG rely partly on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using methods such as planting trees & restoring degraded ecosystems.

New #LandGapReport revealed that these are schemes unrealistic.

National climate pledges would collectively require 1.2 billion hectares of land.

More than half of this land is already currently used for something else. This demand for land will put pressure on ecosystems, Indigenous lands, small farmers and food security.
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Après 8 mois d'investigation sur les activités de @TotalEnergies,
après beaucoup (beaucoup!) de calculs sur les émissions de CO2 du Grpe,
à 3 jours de l’ouverture de la #COP27,

Nous révélons un nouveau scandale sur @TotalEnergies. THREAD 🧵#MauvaisCalculsPourTotal
Alors que nous scrutions les bilans carbone des entreprises pétro-gazières (quelle vie!), notamment celui de Shell (1,6 milliard de tCO2e en 2019), nous avons commencé à questionner la sincérité de Total, qui ne déclare que 455 millions de tonnes de CO2. #MauvaisCalculsPourTotal
Contrairement à sa concurrente britannique, qui produit et vend à peine plus qu'elle, la multinationale française déclare émettre 3 à 4 fois moins de CO2 (pour 2019).

Il ne nous en a pas fallu plus pour éveiller nos soupçons et y regarder de plus près. #MauvaisCalculsPourTotal
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CIEL experts will be at @UNFCCC Climate Conference #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh🇪🇬.

They'll be joining the negotiations, monitoring the ambition gap between what States have promised & what is necessary to address the #ClimateEmergency.

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the @UNFCCC, #COP27, is taking place as climate impacts are raging across the globe, from unprecedented floods in Pakistan to continued drought across Africa, record destruction by forest fires in Europe & intensified storms in North America.
Each recent devastating climate event underscores that the #ClimateCrisis is a #HumanRights crisis.

The only way out is by acting urgently to keep warming below 1.5°C, centering people in responses to the climate emergency 🫂 & equitably addressing its mounting impacts ⚖️.
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For the first time in its history, the @IEA sees #fossilfuel demand peaking across all of its projections including the “business as usual” (STEPS) scenario. What does it mean for geoeconomics & geopolitics of the global #energytransition? A🧵1/13…
The dependency on #fossilfules is a risk to economic resilience & energy security inherent to the currently dominant economic models. High #coal, #oil and #gas prices have knock-on effects beyond energy systems reliability & fuel the global #polycrisis. 2/13
#EU, #UK, #Japan and others embedded a fatal vulnerability into their growth models as they bet on boosting #gas intensity of their economies post Global #Oilcrisis in the 1970s. Now they are forced to pay a high price for this oversight. 3/13
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on the #EnergySecurityStrategy and whether it will deliver clean, affordable energy for British consumers #BeesleyLectures Image
Chair @UKERCHQ’s opens the lecture by noting that #EnergySecurity has gone up the political agenda not just in 🇬🇧 but across Europe, noting in particular political developments in 🇩🇪 over coal & LNG vs nuclear power #BeesleyLecture
Returning to the 🇬🇧, Maclean ponders the fate of the #EnergySecurityBill, and whether BEIS Minister Schapps will continue Rees-Moggs planned review of the Bill #BeesleyLecture
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🌎🪖The #NATOSummit in Madrid marked a titanic shift in NATO’s climate-security agenda. My latest @theELN commentary will bring you up to speed on all #climate-related decisions that were agreed in Madrid.⬇️

🧵Check out the thread for highlights (1/x)…
📽️The #NATO Public Forum (the official side event of the #NATOSummit) kicked off with NATO’s first High-Level Dialogue on #Climate and #Security. This cross-sectoral dialogue is set to take place annually. (2/x)

Rewatch it here ⬇️:
@NATO released its 1st #Climate Change & #Security Impact Assessment, which calls for a "fundamental transformation of NATO's approach to #defence and #security" & adaptation of Allied equipment, training, facilities, ops, technology & partnerships. (3/x)…
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