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On March 19 and 20, 2020, @ASEHGradCaucus, with the help of @NiCHE_NS, hosted our third annual Twitter conference, #ASEH2020Tweets. We had a packed schedule (see images), in part a result of the coronavirus cancellation of #ASEH2020. Here is a THREAD of all of the presentations!
Opening remarks from the person currently in charge of ASEH Grad Caucus social media, Chris Slaby (@CJSlaby). #ASEH2020Tweets
Alan MacEachern (@alanmaceachern), Western University, “Weather Denial & Fake News: A California Rainmaker on the Canadian Prairies." #ASEH2020Tweets
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I finally got around to watching the Apocalypse Cow documentary (Channel 4, George Monbiot) the other night. Like Monbiot, I do not eat meat/fish or drink milk. I'm still gathering my thoughts on the doc,. however, here are my thoughts thus far.
All nature is now being recognized as an object to be bought/sold, traded on wall street. And this is what perhaps bother me most about the doc. As I can see the intent / purpose behind it. It's not as though Monbiot does not know about the #NewDealForNature. He does.
Consider most, if not all of his "allies" are at the helm or support the #NewDealForNature, led by WEF, WWF, UN, Natural Capital Coalition, Conservation Int., etc. And of course, both Monbiot & Thunberg did the promotional video for CI. #Celebrity is utilized to serve capital.
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En quelques mots, les qualités de l'#énergie #nucléaire
#Thread ⤵️⤵️⤵️⤵️
C'est - et de très loin - globalement la moins dangereuse,
L'#énergie #nucléaire est la plus concentrée donc de très loin la moins encombrante au sol (#pollution par artificialisation des surfaces minimale)
L'#énergie #nucléaire est de très loin l'énergie pilotable qui produit le moins de CO2 par MWh produit (hors hydro, TRES encombrante au sol) ...
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#UttarPradesh (U.P.) is India’s most populous state and represents nearly 15% of India’s total Parliamentary seats.
It is quite literally, the “Heart of India.”

The following thread cites certain indicators to examine, the state of U.P., over the last 2 years. @Virvij
1. #UttarPradesh is the worst performer in the country, when it comes to the national health index.

2. #UttarPradesh is the worst performing state in the country, when it comes to girls education.

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What’s the huge advantage of driving a car? 🤔

Having the freedom of going anywhere and stopping wherever you want on the way 😊…

I didn’t buy a @Tesla for city driving. I bought it exclusively for #RoadTripping, because it’s an #EV.

For 10 years I have not owned any car.

I am getting around the city of @Bordeaux by bicycle as this is the most convenient and quick way to move in a European urban environment 🚲😊

For #RoadTrips outside the town I used #CarSharing (up to a few weeks).

However, I have been bothered by the #ClimateCrisis since 2005 and it’s been more and more difficult to cope with nasty petrol or diesel fill-ups and the CO2 and pollutant emissions associated with them 😖



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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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Les Pouvoirs & l'argent Publics financent-ils des campagnes de désinformation de la population, de stigmatisation & de dénigrement de l'#Agriculture & des #Agriculteurs ?

L'#agrisbashing est il sponsorisé par l'Etat ?
C'est le #Thread à dérouler
Nous avons @FNEasso, financée par plus de 1,8 millions d'€ de subventions publiques en 2018 (subventions qui ont augmenté de + de 20% depuis 2010)...

@FNEasso, donc, a publié dernièrement cette infographie "Comment les émissions agricoles impactent-elles notre #Sante ?"...
Une infographie qui présente des émissions agricoles voyageant jusqu'au dessus d'une ville et provoquant la présence de particules fines et d'ozone responsables de 400000 décès prématurés en Europe et 48000 en France !
Mesdames, Messieurs, selon la @FNEasso, l'#Agriculture tue !
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Pollution on London's Zone 1 tube mapped for the first time. An FT investigation show's just how bad the air on the tube is. Fantastic article by @FinancialTimes' @CamillaHodgson and @lesliehook #pollution #gistribe…
Using hundreds of measurements covering 75 tunnel segments inside Zone 1 in central London, the investigation found that levels of pollution on the Underground are dangerously high. With the Central Line coming out worse, at over 7x the safe limit set by the WHO
On average the air quality on the deep lines were 2.5 times more polluted than the sub-surface lines
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Bonjour @Slatefr, je souhaitais vous parler de votre article, qui a été repris par @ZeroWasteParis et bien d'autres, et qui manque terriblement de rigueur. Je vous explique pourquoi ⬇️
#recyclage #pollution…
J'ai tiqué sur l'affirmation selon laquelle 91% des #bouteilles en #plastique ne sont pas recyclées (chiffres monde). En fait ce n'est pas tout à fait ça. Voici ce que vous dites ⬇️ vous associez production de bouteille et les 91% de plastique non recyclés
Nous allons reprendre le lien que vous associez à ce chiffre dans votre article, qui est un article de @Forbes de 2017. Mais qui est assez clair sur le sujet…
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. @Dev_Fadnavis need not give an certificate of how #Ecofriendly he is to anyone

Planted 23 crore trees already

Set up 24-hour toll free helpline 1926 #HelloForest

Created #GreenArmy, a body of dedicated volunteers to plant trees

U can register here
#ForestSurveyofIndia has declared #Maharashtra as the ONLY state which has registered a GROWTH in #forestCover in past years

Not just #forests, but trees outside jungles have also seen a spike
253 m2 rise in #trees
82 km2 rise in #mangroves

Survival rate of the 23 crore trees planted

2016 72 %
2017 80 %
2018 85 %

Impressive, isn’t it?

More focus has been on areas of the state with LESS forest cover like Marathwada, Western Maharashtra & Vidarbha

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If we would starve Venezuelan children for their oil, covering up the poisoning of #SouthDakota is just child’s play...… via @DeSmogBlog
@DeSmogBlog DeSmog received info that indicates the #GardenCreek spill was "officially estimated at 11 million gallons. This puts the release, in terms of gallons spilled, on par with the infamous 1989 #ExxonValdez oil spill in Alaska."…
@DeSmogBlog For more on how oil spills are frequently caused by deliberately muzzled safety equipment read, The Pigs in the Pipeline at:… #NoDAPL #NoKXL #DAPL #KXL #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #OilSpill
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#Aarey facts #Activists don’t tell us

Environmental Impact Assessment (#EIA) report of having @MumbaiMetro3 carshed in #Aarey was prepared not by #MMRCL or any govt agencies but by a neutral #Japanese agency - #JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)?

#Aarey Facts we don’t know 2

In Oct 2018, #MumbaiHC accepted govt’s argument that the #Aarey land will not be used for ANY #commercial project and a monitoring and supervising mechanism would be in place to ensure that the #conditions imposed on the MMRCL are met

#Aarey Facts we don’t know 3

Only #2 % of #Aarey land is used for #Metro

There are no #Adivasi padas nor #wildlife per se in the 30-hectare area, which is bound on 3 sides by major roads-
Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Rd
Marol-Maroshi road &
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

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Alors que l'#Amazonie est en feu, on voudrait vous parler d'un géant distributeur, @amazon (lui ne brûle pas bien au contraire).

Le plus important distributeur au monde. Un énorme site où on peu trouver tout et n'importe quoi à des prix compressés, ça donne envie non ?
Amazon c'est bien plus que des livres ou de l'électroménager !

En plus du fameux site marchand, la firme accumule les services et multiplie les secteurs d'activités.
Liseuses, Cloud, IA, assistant Alexa, streaming vidéo Prime, etc.
Et tout ça, ça rapporte du fric ! 💸💸💸

178 milliards (M) d'$ de chiffre d'affaires annuel, 3M$ de bénéfices.
Son PDG, @JeffBezos (hey salut toi 😏) est la première fortune mondiale avec 154M de $.

Des chiffres que le commun des mortels (nous 😅) peine à imaginer...
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil.… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In my confidential report commissioned by the Governor of #Ohio, Dick Celeste, I warned that Ohio #nuclear plants would impoverish bill payers and cause industry to flee the state. The year was 1985. And so it went.… #Environment #GreenEnergy #Pollution
This week, the #Ohio GOP toadies to the power industry will try to pass another billion dollar bailout to throw down the radioactive rathole. Three decades of bankrupting #nuclear plant operation in the shadow of #Fukushima shows the politicos have gone from dumb to dumber.
And for those who believe #nuclear energy is green & clean, I invite you to visit uranium mines in Niger, the Congo, and the Acoma pueblo in New Mexico. The only thing green about nuclear power is the plume of dollars flying out the cooling towers!…
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Yesterday, I learned that the extraordinary @SDonziger, the volunteer lawyer for the indigenous of the Amazon, has had his US passport seized by the Trump regime on trumped up charges. See statement from @AmazonWatch…
My coverage of #Ecuador on @BBCNewsnight would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against #Chevron. Donziger is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met.… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
The oil industry won’t rest until they lay @SDonziger's body out on the tarmac. The fact that #Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary he is — and powerful. They fear him.…
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Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. The oil industry won’t rest until they lay his body out on the tarmac.…
The fact that Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary @SDonziger is — and powerful. They fear him.
My coverage of Ecuador on BBC television would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against Chevron.… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
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Decomposition time of our garbage

paper towel: 3 weeks
paper bag: 4 weeks
newspaper: 6 weeks

plastic bag: 20 years
styrofoam cup: 50 years
plastic straw: 200 years
plastic bottle: 450 years
coffee pod: 500 years

Sharing is caring. #WorldOceansDay
Countries polluting our oceans the most

12. USA
11. Brazil
10. Bangladesh
9. Nigeria
8. Malaysia
7. Thailand
6. Egypt
5. Sri Lanka
4. Vietnam
3. Philippines
2. Indonesia
1. China

(WSJ) #china #ocean
There are only two problems with plastics

1. they are designed to throw away
2. but made to last forever

Worst combination ever. #pollution
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Comme promis un #thread sur les #microplastiques. Il me paraissait important de vous expliquer la manière dont ils se forment. Je ne parlerai que de leur formation pas de leur impact sur l’écosystème.
#plastiques #pollution #déchets
Les microplastiques sont des particules de #plastiques comprises entre 5 millimètres et quelques nanomètres. Leur nature chimique correspond à celle des plastiques les plus utilisés dans l’#emballage : polyéthylènes, polypropylène, polyester (PET), polystyrène, PVA, etc.
Il existe deux catégories de #microplastiques :
1/ Les microplastiques primaires qui sont fabriqués volontairement comme les agents exfoliants dans les gommages ou les paillettes dans les soins, la peinture ou certains produits ménagers
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Début à #Modane de la journée de déplacement sur le thème de la sauvegarde publique des barrages hydroélectriques et de l’inutile grand projet Lyon-Turin.
Les barrages hydroélectriques sont un bien commun stratégique essentiel, rien n’oblige la France à les privatiser contrairement à ce que prétend le gouvernement. Pas plus que les autoroutes ou les aéroports il faut les abandonner au secteur concurrentiel #ToutChangerEnsemble
Démonstration éclatante de Philippe André, syndicaliste Sud Énergie spécialiste de l’hydroélectricité, sur le rôle particulier et stratégique des barrages dans le système électrique. S’en priver c’est affaiblir dramatiquement le service public et faire augmenter les factures.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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Quand #Trump rappelle en 1 tweet que durant ses 4 ans de présidence, il ne fera RIEN pour la transition énergétique US vers moins de CO2 émis par habitant et contre le dérèglement climatique. S'il est réélu, quasi mortel pour la planète. #climat #carbone RT
2) Pour mémoire, les émissions de CO2 par habitant en 2014 dans le monde. On comprend mieux la signification du renoncement de l'administration #Trump à la moindre transition énergétique aux #EtatsUnis. (source: NYTimes- juin 2017) #climat #carbone
3) Car #Trump, ce n'est pas que des tweets... pour l'#environnement, c'est 1 programme méthodique et bien défini de "dérégulation carbone", visant à affranchir la production et la consommation d'#énergie de toute limite d'émissions de GES au nom de la souveraineté US...
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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