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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
#2020Elections

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 markkelly.com @ShuttleCDRKelly
Greg Stanton @gregstantonaz
Juan Vasquez, Physician
#Elections2020 #FlipTheSenate

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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.

Read: wxch.nl/2W2NQrG
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.

#UNEA4
The report warns that #WaterPollution alone will become the number one cause of death in the world by 2050.

#UNEA4
📸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 […]" threadreaderapp.com/thread/1003879…
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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.

apps.npr.org/documents/docu…
@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. “...to 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). theguardian.com/business/2019/…
3/n: The problem is, BP's scope 3 emissions dwarf its direct emissions by roughly 7-to-1. [bp.com/content/dam/bp…]
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Following #cop24, check the storylines we derived in the @IPCC_CH #SR15 report for possible futures at a) +1.5°C without overshoot, b) +2°C, and c) +3°C. They start in 2020, when the #ParisAgreement comes into force. We have 2 critical years ahead. iacweb.ethz.ch/staff//sonia/d…
For full report (still proofs version), see: ipcc.ch/site/assets/up… (checked with @anna_pirani that it was ok to share the text of the storylines here!). @valmasdel
These storylines were developed with @JoeriRogelj, Roland Seferian @meteofrance, Myles Allen @ecioxford, Marcos Bruckeridge, @kristie_ebi, @oveHG, Richard Millar, Tony Payne @Bristol_Glac, @PetraTschakert, Rachel Warren @TyndallCentre, @NevilleREllis, Richard Wartenburger @eth.
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*New thread* Today we've published two new reports on UK #land use & #biomass setting out why they're important in tackling climate change & how our land can help to build resilience to climate impacts. Here's a summary of both: theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl… and theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Kicking off with land use: Our report says fundamental reform to how land is used and managed is needed to deliver the UK’s climate goals. There is now a unique opportunity to define a better land strategy that can tackle the challenges of #climatechange. Read the Exec Summary.
Significant changes in land use could help reduce emissions by 35-80% by 2050. Figure 2.5 explains. Deeper cuts in emissions by 2050 require ↑↑ tree planting & peatland restoration, while the harvesting of biomass could help to displace emissions in energy & construction.
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So, what does the #WithdrawalAgreement say on climate and the environment?

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It says the UK and EU will remain committed to their international #climate targets, naming the #ParisAgreement specifically.

#WithdrawalAgreement
It says both the UK and EU will respect the precautionary principle, and embed the polluter pays principle in its environmental regulation.

(Pretty debatable how much both parties currently embed those principles, but that's for another day)

#WithdrawalAgreement
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Steeling myself with a strong coffee to sit down and read major new report on avoiding dangerous #climatechange (@IPCC_CH #SR15, available here: ipcc.ch/report/sr15/). My takes to follow (1/n)
As always, the #peerreview effort by @IPCC_CH is Herculean. A couple hundred volunteer scientists read & cited 6,000+ studies to support conclusions w/ evidence. Responded to 42,001 comments in 3 rounds of review. The most robust process there is to establish scientific consensus
Now, this #SR15 report title is descriptive, but doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...
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How Total is integrating #climate into its strategy?
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We are positioned in fast-growing #lowcarbon markets, which means we offer an #energy mix whose carbon intensity is steadily decreasing.
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In support of this change, we have created a tool for measuring the #carbon intensity of the #energy products we make available to our customers. That metric indicates the average of our products’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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Emmanuel Macron, speaking at the UN General Assembly says that the Westphalian system of nation-states, aka nationalism, failed. He warns against a return to this discredited unilateral model which led to so much bloodshed.
Macron warns that the current environment is not a blip. Things are not about to go back to normal. There is a crisis of the entire international system, and this is a moment of profound danger.
Macron: "After the second world war, for several decades, we saw a balance that was based on blocs. Then there was the emergence of superpowers. For several years now we've seen new global instability characterised by multiple centers of power."
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In a report dated 24 September 2011 Port Jackson Partners presented a report that predicted residential electricity price would rise from 20.4 c/kWh in 2011 to 36.3 c/kWh in 2017.
Increases in the price of coal and natural gas were the first two factors identified as the cause.
The IPA produced a report on the #ParisAgreement that assumes the cost of electricity has increased since 2007 for no other reason than emission-reduction policies. 👎 #auspol #ICYMI @DanielWildIPA
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1. We have released a major new report, "Fulfilling America's Pledge," that estimates the impact that actions by states, cities, & businesses can have on U.S. GHG emissions to 2025 & beyond. This thread reviews the major results. @AmericasPledge @GCAS2018 americaspledgeonclimate.com/fulfilling-ame…
2. After Trump announced his intent to withdraw from Paris in June of 2017, within 72 hours a coalition of over 2,700 cities, states, businesses, universities, faith groups and more came together to say @wearestillin. That coalition now numbers more than 3,000.
3. That coalition is not only large in number but also globally significant. It represents more than half of the U.S. population (173 million), nearly 60% of US GDP ($11.4 trillion), and if it were a country would be the world's 3rd largest economy and 4th largest GHG emitter.
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The UK could be #CarbonNeutral by 2050, meeting its #ParisAgreement targets, according to a new report from The Royal Society and @RAEngNews. Here are 8 technologies and approaches that could be vital (a thread) royalsociety.org/greenhouse-gas…
Forestation – whether it’s replacing lost trees or creating new forests, this technique means more trees. Better management could remove as much as 12 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Habitat restoration – 80% of the UK’s wetlands, peatlands & coastal habitats are considered to be in poor condition. Restoring these could prevent previously trapped carbon from escaping, & store up to 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year royalsociety.org/topics-policy/…
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@ASKusmer @ddimick @onthemedia @InsideNatGeo @DrTempleGrandin @nytimes e.g., the core narrative that CO2-driven warming is a "problem to solve." Given known knowns on social, CO2 fronts, seems far more an emergent risk to work on in a sustained way. The attached slide puts this in the context of other "War On.." issues. 1/
@ASKusmer @ddimick @onthemedia @InsideNatGeo @DrTempleGrandin @nytimes @wenstephenson @UNFCCC @CFigueres “We’re not going to solve climate change,” said @cfigueres in opening #AspenIdeas chat with @DLeonhardt & former Obama lead negotiator Todd Stern. She stressed #parisagreement set us on a very long journey toward a climate-resilient, post-carbon world. 3/
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Maybe it’s time we got @SpeakerRyan up to speed then, shall we? (THREAD)
First, there’s the $43,000 soundproof phone booth Pruitt had installed in his office – which btw violates federal spending laws. Maybe @EPAScottPruitt is trying to hide something?
Then we learned that Pruitt was renting DC condo owned by an energy lobbyist with dealings at the EPA - for $50 a night. What does $50 a night in DC usually get you? 👇
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As clean renewable energy continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, the highest emitting countries are driving toward their #ParisAgreement commitments. In 2017, more than half of new electricity capacity in each of the top 4 carbon emitters came from #wind & #solar.
In China (28% of global emissions), wind + solar = 55% of new electricity capacity in 2017, according to @rhodium_group: bit.ly/2rOuD2K
In the United States (15% of global emissions), wind + solar = 62% of new electricity capacity in 2017, according to @BCSECleanEnergy & @BloombergNEF: bit.ly/235kHtT
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