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It doesn't matter how long it has been that earth saw these kind of CO2 concentrations in her atmosphere.

115k, 3M, 20M, 34M, 56M or 200M years ago?

More important is the rate of increase of CO2 in the atmosphere during the last few decades.
Biggest rate in about 420M years!
Because methane is getting the main contributor to global warming, it doesn't matter which GWP factors (100-year factors, 20-year factors or 10-year factor) we use to calculate the total CO2 equivalent of the main GHG's (N2O, CH4 & CO2 itself).
CO2e (N2O+CH4+CO2):
100-yr GWP: 584 ppm (99+65+420)
20-yr GWP: 674 ppm (89+165+420)
10-yr GWP: 710 ppm (83+207+420)
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#OnThisDay, one year ago, the @IPCC_CH published its Special Report on the #ParisAgreement 1.5ºC temperature target, which has transformed scientific, political and societal discourse on #ClimateChange
Today we're reflecting, courtesy of some graphics from our very own @johnlangab, what the #SR15 report told us about the reduced impacts and reduced risks of keeping global warming to 1.5ºC rather than 2ºC
First up, a reduction in very hot years. Which of course means fewer people exposed to health risks of extreme heat
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Reading IPCC's Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere
in a Changing Climate (#SROCC), published last week. You can find it here:
@IPCC_CH Less known than ice loss:
Snow cover is already shrinking too.
"Arctic June snow cover extent on land declined by 13.4 ± 5.4% per decade from 1967 to 2018, a total loss of approximately 2.5 million km2, predominantly due to surface air temperature increase (high confidence).
In nearly all high mountain areas, the depth, extent and duration of snow cover have declined over recent decades, especially at lower elevation (high confidence)."
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"Full" (all of two pages) advice from #CCAC to IE Government, endorsing continuing exploration for offshore natural gas:…
Extraordinarily weak "expert" contribution IMHO:
Explains that know reserves of coal alone, or oil alone would be enough to exceed remaining +1.5C CO2 budget; but natural gas alone would not. On this basis somehow argues that continued NG exploration is warranted...
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Nature is angry - and we foool ourselves if we think we can fool nature. Our Earth is issuing a cry: "STOP". The climate crisis is caused by us, and the solutions must come from us -@UN Chief @antonioguterres at #ClimateActionSummit on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions
@UN @antonioguterres "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can do is talk about eternal economic growth" - @GretaThunberg makes a passionate plea for #ClimateAction at today's #ClimateActionSummit in New York. Watch live 🎥 #UNGA
@UN @antonioguterres @GretaThunberg @GlobalGoalsUN Indian PM @narendramodi - "We are going to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 174 gigawatts in 2020, and to futher increase #renewableenergy to 450 gigawatts"

India has installed #solar panels on the roof of the @UNHQ building in NYC

#ClimateActionSummit #ClimateAction
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THREAD: In a new study in @nature we present a way to avoid the bias that burdens future generations and the risky strategies that current #climate change mitigation pathways suffer from.

A #climatetwitter explainer

#Fridays4Future #ClimateStrike #ParisAgreement

Existing #ClimateChange scenarios focus on reaching a target in 2100

but by doing so weirdly suggest that the best way to achieve a #climate target is to delay action first, miss it over the next decades, and then to try to make up for it later

This puts put a disproportionate burden on future generations, who:
-will suffer higher #climate impacts in their lives
-are burdened with later cleaning up the mess by actively pulling #CO2 out of the air

This strategy is very risky and can be avoided

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A video thread about Roger Hallam, one of the founders of #ExtinctionRebellion.👇

Maybe it’s time for other forms of peaceful protest.

First few videos cover the #ClimateCrisis. Climate scientist Prof. Jason Box supports Hallam's claims.👇

THREAD [1/19]
Roger Hallam claims that the #ClimateCrisis is not too complicated overall. Just focus on the killer facts:
"Like going to the doctor. You got something with your foot and something complicated with your arm but you’ve also got lung cancer. That’s the killer fact."

[THREAD 2/19]
Roger Hallam, Co-founder of @ExtinctionR, calls the #ParisAgreement "the biggest mass delusion in the history of humanity because it’s got this lie, that we have to stay below 2°C. The simple scientific fact of the matter is: 2°C is already locked in."

[THREAD 3/19]
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Bueno, vamos a tratar dos temas muy serios por aquí y que se relacionan de manera curiosa:

1. La posible Responsabilidad Administrativa en que incurre el Comisionado #Celestinos.
2. La pretendida modificación a la NOM-016-CRE-2016.

Para entender la gravedad del tema...
Pero, ¿Quién carajos es José Alberto Celestinos Isaacs?, se las voy a poner sencilla: Es un “mentor” de @rocionahle la actual titular de @SENER_mx jubilado y ex jefe de ella en @Pemex

Aquí hice un hilo de ello:
Y bueno, en los videitos que compartí en el hilo taggeado en el tuit previo, #Celestinos hace referencia de forma cínica que es “Asesor de @Pemex “ en la @Refineria2Bocas y aunque refiere que el cargo es “honorario”, en definición es un puesto de la función pública.
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(Thread 1/10)

“The science is absolutely clear: #ClimateChange is an existential crisis—one that is no longer a distant threat but a clear and present danger.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS

"#HurricaneDorian, reported to be one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, is stalled out and barely moving as it pummels the #Bahamas. It has flooded neighborhoods, destroyed homes and left several people dead."

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS

"#ClimateChange is moving indeed faster than we are. The #ParisAgreement states we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. But current national #ClimateAction plans get us nowhere close. Instead, we’re on pace for a 3 °C rise or more.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS
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Here’s the next science talk.
Watch climate scientist Prof. Kevin Anderson, Director of the @TyndallCentre speaking at @OfficialUoM in January 2018.

@ExtinctionR wished to see him too. He's a bit of a quick talker, so I added subtitles. Sorry for any mistakes in there.👇[THREAD]
In this first video Professor Anderson (@KevinClimate) explains commitments to the #ParisAgreement and how far we have come by now: "We had 28 years of abject failure on #ClimateChange by people with no hair, grey hair or dyed hair. We’ve actively chosen to fail."

[THREAD 2/11]
In this second video Professor Anderson talkes about different climate policies, that have not worked so far and explains what real mitigation would mean: "Delivering on the #ParisAgreement is far more challenging than most scientists and politicians will admit."

[THREAD 3/11]
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I think it is really important to put front and center in this talk of who lost or got scuttled in Tuvalu at #PIF2019 a few key issues. Firstly the Tuvalu PM was not alone with all others supporting what Australia opposed on coal, zero emissions by 2050 and on the 1.5C limit.
Secondly the appeal to Australia by Prime Minister of Tuvalu “to do everything possible to achieve a rapid transition from coal to energy sources that do not contribute to climate change” is based on IPCC science has shown is needed.
Thirdly the call to set a zero GHG goal by 2050 simply reflects what is being called for at the international level following the IPCC 1.5C Special Report and an increasing number of countries (and several AUSTRALIAN states are doing).
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„The UN goal is to stay to 6-9 meters sea level rise.” — Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics.

That would dislocate 10% of the world's population and drown countries like the Netherlands.

Selected the best moments for you from this interesting panel discussion.👇

[THREAD 1/8]
Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Price Laureate for Physics and Julian Dowdeswell discuss tipping points and the limitations of the IPCC reports as they didn’t include thresholds like the permafrost thawe.

How worried are you?
Steven Chu: "I am scared to death."

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"The entire emissions of the world have to go negative. We must not only stop producing CO2 and all the other greenhouse gases, we actually have to be sucking them from the atmosphere…in order to get to 2°C." — Steven Chu (@energybroseph), Nobel Price for Physics

[THREAD 3/8]
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A couple of brief reflections on day 1 of #energyireland 2019 conference. For reference, the programme is here:
While @RichardbrutonTD was trenchant in his continuing opposition to the Climate Emergency Measures Bill, he did acknowledge two things explicitly (that I have not heard him say before):
1. Exploration for additional fossil fuel resources will indeed have to cease at SOME point. He just thinks now is "premature" in the IE case.
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At #MAGA rally in #Florida that is the official kick-off event for @realDonaldTrump #Election2020 campaign, @VP is warming up the crowd directly before the appearance of @POTUS.
Actually @POTUS gets introduced by @FLOTUS.
"If we had three or four empty seats, the fake news would say we didn't fill up the arena," according to @POTUS who adds there were 120,000 requests for seats in Orlando tonight's #MAGA rally.
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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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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The #Earth has already warmed by more than 1 °C due to #ClimateChange. Looking at our common home from space, we can witness the impacts in real-time. Thread. 1/10 🌎
We see that #wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense, like here in California. 2/10
(Image: @esa @Astro_Alex)
Or here in Sweden (in 2018). 3/10
(Image: @esa)
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#22GOP Senators are up for re-election in #Elections2020
You see how great it is to have Flipped the House Blue, yes?
So, let's get started to #FlipTheSenate with #BlueWave2020

THREAD of all 22 with (POTENTIAL) Democratic Challengers (so far)
per @Politics1com
@SenMcSallyAZ up for re-election!
Democrat challengers for #SENATOR for #ARIZONA (per @Politics1com):
Chris Deschene @chris_deschene
Mark Kelly @ShuttleCDRKelly
Greg Stanton @gregstantonaz
Juan Vasquez, Physician
#Elections2020 #FlipTheSenate

Democrat challengers for #SENATOR for #ARKANSAS
There are 2 potential Democrat challengers for SENATOR for ARKANSAS (per @Politics1com )
Wesley Clark, Retired Army General, Ex-NATO Commander @GeneralClark
Joyce Elliott, State Senator, Ex-State Rep, Retired Teacher @xjelliott
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In April, Alberta, Canada, will elect a new provincial government. Many may be unaware that the current @rachelnotley govt has adopted a globally significant #climate plan. Here is what's in it, what it has done, and what is at stake next month. A THREAD #abvote 1/24
First, where did Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan plan come from? (George Soros, perhaps? Foreign-funded radicals?) No. It came from Albertans. A volunteer panel led by @andrew_leach spoke w 1K residents in-person and heard from 25K+ online. 2/24
The panel also engaged with 350+ stakeholders and met w Aboriginal Peoples in three cities, and received hundreds of detailed submissions from NGOs, industry groups and others. 3/24
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.@UN report warns that cities and regions in Asia, middle-east and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050 if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures.

Photo: Rahul Gayakwad/BCCL/Kolhapur
Flagging the deadly impact of #AirPollution and #WaterPollution that annually claims at least nine million lives globally, a new @UN report calls for urgent action to save humanity from the disastrous consequences of environmental degradation.

The report warns that #WaterPollution alone will become the number one cause of death in the world by 2050.

📸Adityamadhav83/Wikipedia Commons
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THREAD: 'Quantitative Easing (#QE) for the #Climate', summary of blogpost of @pdegrauwe from @LSEEcon, questioning:

'To what extent can the money created by the central bank be used to finance investments in the environment?'

Short answer: fully
"There is no restriction on what types of assets the @ecb can buy. Since 2015 when it started QE, the @ecb has mainly bought government bonds, but also corporate bonds from financial inst. The @ecb could, however, also purchase bonds [...] to finance environmental investments."
"A possible objection is [...]: If the @ecb buys these "environmental bonds", it will be involved in the decision-making process about which environmental investments should have a priority. [...] These are all questions that have to be settled by political authorities [...]."
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Thread by @LJT_is_me: "Really important! California Montana New Jersey Alabama South Dakota Mississippi New Mexico Mississippi Iowa Your free begins with making your voice heard! I want everyone to make their voice heard. That said, If they are liste […]"…
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@rawphonegirl @POTUS So I’ve read it.

It’s “Progressive” flavored but could be worse. I don’t like the references to NGOs and Unions and I shudder at what could be hidden in the box labeled “front line communities”.

Other than that it seems good - if it were #MAGA flavored.…
@rawphonegirl @POTUS Couple of things about it are curious to me.

1. In the preamble it criticizes forty years of Pre-Trump policy, correctly. Although doubtless this is intended either as a straw man versus Trump or simply pretending Trump doesn’t exist - seen that before with regard to Tesla.
@rawphonegirl @POTUS 2. Surprisingly it doesn’t go for a Carbon Tax. Not overtly. This must never happen i.e. be entrusted to Progressives.

3. It directly addresses the BIG LIE in every prior (e.g. Obama) initiative. “ stop the transfer of jobs and pollution overseas”. This is remarkably #MAGA.
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Friendly fact-check for reporters covering BP's acquiescence today to years of shareholder pressure on climate change...Credit where it's due, but details matter: BP's pledge to "align" its business with #ParisAgreement excludes ~88% of emissions associated with its products. 1/n
2/n: That's because "the company will not be setting targets any time soon for 'scope 3 emissions' produced by customers using its products" (buried but at least noted in @guardian piece, ignored entirely in many outlets).…
3/n: The problem is, BP's scope 3 emissions dwarf its direct emissions by roughly 7-to-1. […]
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