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I was live on @BBCNews last night talking about the language of #climate change. Here's a thread of short clips. First, I was asked to address what we call it: #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming Great to talk with @bbcdavideades!
Then we discussed a great term: #GlobalWeirding. Because human-caused #climate disruption is so much more than warming. It's the increased frequency & intensity of #extremeweather #heavyrain #Heatwaves #Wildfires #drought #flooding and more.
I explained why #greenhouse gases or #GHGs are not a great term for the public and why I prefer heat-trapping #pollution - it explains the mechanism.
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#SupremeCourt to hear PIL filed by a 17 year old college student Adity Dubey on the alarming levels of #AirPollution in Delhi.

#DelhiPollution
#DelhiAirPollution
#pollution
Sr Adv Vikas Singh: Milords things are now better, these things would require hearing in regard to stubble burning and standards for Delhi needs to be ammended.

Court: Yesterday, there was one from the commission.
Where is SG? Mr Vikas Singh is saying improvement in condition.
SG Tushar Mehta: I don't know whether Mr Vikas Singh telling this on behalf of Aditya Dubey the petitioner or the builders association.

Court to SG: We are not going to here all the IAs, they'll give a copy to you please take a call.
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And we're live - our ZW Live! #webinar "Should the #EU ban all exports of its #waste?" is now in full swing!

Watch it live on our Youtube channel if you couldn't register via Zoom:

@PierreCondamine @msaraswati @FokusNexus3 @Europarl_EN @EU_ENV @RethinkPlastic @brkfreeplastic @CLEAR_Lab_ All systems produce #waste - but how can we "waste well"?

Even with proximity principles in place, waste get side to the populations with the lowest incomes and from whose the biggest efforts are required - food for thought from our speaker @MaxLiboiron.

#WasteTrade #webinar
“Waste exports means creating further impacts on 'sacrifice zones' and communities which are already vulnerable; it is a presumed entitlement.” – @MaxLiboiron
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/25/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/25/dai…
Millions of crabs shut down the streets on Australia's Christmas Island

usatoday.com/story/news/wor…

#RedCrabs #australia #ChristmasIsland
The impact of flowering plants on the evolution of life on Earth

phys.org/news/2021-11-i…

#evolution #FloweringPlants #impact #ResearchResults
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1. The world's oldest known wild bird is a Laysan Albatros.

She is called Wisdom, because of her age and surviving many current threads like fish-lines, climate change, and plastic pollution. 

This is her. Isn’t she beautiful?

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2. While I work on this thread (with more albatrosses videos), you could subscribe for The Planet newsletter.

You will like it if you are interested in #nature and #wildlife.

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theplanet.substack.com/subscribe
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3. Wisdom was probably born around 1951. Five years later, in 1956, the young albatross, got a red ankle band with the number Z333.

By now, that albatross, Wisdom, has become famous as the world's oldest known wild bird. 

#birds #nature #wildlife
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#SupremeCourt to shortly hear petitions concerning rising levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR #DelhiAirPollution @ArvindKejriwal
Union of India has informed #SupremeCourt that rather than implementing work from home as suggested by top court it would rather put in place vehicle pooling system to reduce vehicular pollution for govt officers
After the emergency meeting it was decided that truck entry will not be permitted in Delhi upto Nov 21,2021
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Le saviez-vous ? Un vol sur dix décollant de France est effectué en jet privé. La moitié de ces voyages s'effectuent sur des distances inférieures à 500 kilomètres #pollution #thread
Les jets privés génèrent de 5 à 14 fois plus de pollution par passager embarqué que les avions de ligne, et 50 fois plus que le train. 1H de vol privé relâche jusqu'à 2t. de dioxyde de carbone, soit environ un quart de ce qu'émet un citoyen européen en 1 an. #aviation #jet
Entre 2005 et 2019, la pollution due à ces appareils a augmenté de 31 % en #Europe.
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#SupremeCourt special bench headed by CJI NV Ramana to shortly hear the case regarding rising levels of air pollution in Delhi NCR. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to apprise court about the status of all stakeholders emergency meeting #pollution #DelhiAirPollution
Supreme Court on Saturday had expressed grave concerns about the dire situation caused by deteriorating air quality in Delhi saying that the situation is bad that judges are forced to wear masks at home

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Sr Adv Vikas Singh: I appear for the petitioner. As for as stubble burning, there is a order in Punjab that cases are not being reported so that they are not unpopular during election season. Thats why Justice MB Lokur committee was appointed
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Supreme Court special bench headed by CJI NV Ramana to hear a plea by 17-year-old Delhi student Aditya Dubey concerning rising levels of air pollution in Delhi
#SupremeCourt #AirPollution
The top court had earlier directed the centre to take steps and Delhi government to file an affidavit in this regard.

Hearing to commence at 10.30 am today

#SupremeCourt #AirPollution @ArvindKejriwal @CPCB_OFFICIAL
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This is the status of #Kovalambeach beach on ECR. Tonnes of water hyacinth from upstream #Chennai rivers filled with plastic, liquor bottles, biomedical waste & trash washes ashore here. #ClimateEmergency

@NewIndianXpress #ChennaiRain #chennaifloods @supriyasahuias

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This is the #TamilNadu Blue Flag Beach, supposedly the cleanest. Unless, we clean #Chennai rivers, tourists coming here will be at risk. Massive pollution noticed. Right time for #TNPCB to track source.

@NewIndianXpress @xpresstn @supriyasahuias @CMOTamilnadu #chennaifloods Image
Local fishermen are losing their livelihood due to the #pollution coming from #Chennai.

@NewIndianXpress @xpresstn @CMOTamilnadu #TamilNaduRains @COP26 #ClimateEmergency #climate #ClimateCrisis Image
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#COVID19 pandemic generated more than 8 million tonnes of #plasticwaste globally, says study

#GlobalWarming #pollution #environment

businessinsider.in/science/enviro…
The #COVID19 pandemic has generated more than eight million tonnes of #plasticwaste globally, with over 25,000 tonnes of it entering the oceans, according to a study.

#GlobalWarming #pollution #environment
The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a significant portion of this ocean plastic debris is expected to make its way onto either beaches or the seabed within three to four years.

#plasticwaste #pollution #COVID19
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My #CivilDisobediencce against those trying to ban #Crackers and Fireworks!
Hyderabad revolts against u!
India revolts against u!🔥💥
Anyone who thinks that Crackers r a cause of Air Pollution - U r either brainwashed or a fool! Whosoever u may be! Disagree? call me 4 a debate!
Overwhelmed by all the love & support shown by everyone. #Grateful.
While everyone is appreciating the video, let me take this opportunity to share 3 imp writeups on the issue which gv u more than enough data to answer any query related to #Crackers & #Pollution
These r
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1. Scientific evidence declaring #Crackers #NotGuilty of the crime of #AirPollution
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BREAKING: #HumanRights lawyer @SDonziger was admitted to the federal prison in Danbury, CT, today.
#FreeDonziger
The Court of Appeals denied @SDonziger's request for bail yesterday — despite the ruling of the judges of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ordering his immediate release. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/human-rights-l…
#StevenDonziger has been sentenced to prison for 6 months — punishment for winning a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for destroying the Amazon with oil sludge — and is currently appealing his conviction. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/facing-prison-…
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Exclusive: energy plant paid £800m a yr by taxpayer for generating electricity classed as #renewable is biggest CO2 emitter in UK, 3rd highest in Europe. Analysis may spark debate about classing of #biomass as renewable #ClimateAction #Drax
news.sky.com/story/climate-…
Electricity bill-payers were "in effect paying to increase carbon emissions to the atmosphere" 🌏 said Duncan Brack, a policy analyst who has authored a report questioning #biomass policy #climate
Drax claims to have reduced its emissions by 90% since replacing coal with sustainable biomass, calling Ember's interpretation of the figures "completely at odds with what... UN IPCC say about sustainable biomass being crucial to delivering global climate targets"
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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#Climate Image
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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC
theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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Indian cities are not typically imagined to be biodiversity hotspots. Aspects of urban ecology often get missed in public conversations about the city.
In a series of illustrations, we explore the different dimensions of Bengaluru's lakes.
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@citizenmatters @sustainBLR Image
Illustrations: Labonie Roy
Text: @ByAditiTandon @priyankash96
Anchor: @kcmouli25
Watch this space. We will update 1 illustration per day.
#environment #cities #biodiversity #art #illustrations

Let's start at the very beginning...
When you read you begin with A-be-see!
Every artwork has elements of household and construction waste that the artist found in her neighbourhood in Bengaluru. Look closely and see if you can spot them!
Leave your responses as comments :)
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➡️A 14-year-old schoolgirl is in the running to win a £1 million eco-prize from Prince William.

☀️🇮🇳Vinisha Umashankar has invented a cart which runs on five hours of sunshine to transform a traditional trade in India

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telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2…
🔧While others her age were on school strikes to protest about climate change, Vinisha Umashankar turned her hand to engineering
🇮🇳There are currently around 10 million ironing carts in her country running on #charcoal

❌The carts burn constantly throughout the day causing lung disease and high levels of #pollution.

📸NurPhoto via Getty Images
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In an encroachment matter of waterbodies in Chennai, #MadrasHighCourt said,
“If the pandemic has taught us a lesson, it is that the human species may not yet be smart enough to beat nature.”

#pandemic #water #pollution
CJ Sanjib Banerjee led Division Bench was informed about a dumping ground being created at one end of the waterbody, and an incinerator for burning waste material being put on another corner.
#MadrasHC #water
The court said that these lakes and waterbodies not only nourish life but provide for year-round water in a State where drinking water is not available as much as required.
#madrashighcourt
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#Thread #Thursday #Pollution

How many of you are aware about the problem of e-waste epidemic in India? Let's go through it in a small thread.
Let's know what's an e-waste! The daily dependency of human beings on electronic gadgets and their upgraded versions has led to a habit of using and discarding nature. This is the point where e-waste comes into picture. Fridge, TV, mobile phones, laptops, other add to e-waste.
India is world's 3rd largest producer of e-waste and produces around 3.23 million tonne of it per year. Just ranking below US and China. Saddest part of this lies in the fact that 95% of it is still handled by informal sector.
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(1/21) On November 6, 1965, the U.S. agreed with Cuba to airlift Cubans to the United States.

In the next eight years, around 300,000 Cubans took advantage of this program and left for the country that had played a central role in its domestic politics for a long time. 🧵
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(2/21) On that very same day, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's science advisory committee sent him a report entitled Restoring the Quality of Our Environment. 

Summarized in one line: a warning that burning fossil fuels will change the climate.

#science #climatechange 🧵
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(3/21) Although the report correctly warned about the increase of carbon dioxide, it noted that it would take a few more years before climate models could reasonably project future global surface temperature changes.
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#StevenDonziger, a US attorney, classmate of Barack Obama at Harvard law, gave up everything — literally everything — to take on Chevron on behalf of the Cofan people of the Amazon in Ecuador. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/facing-prison-…
An Ecuadorian court ordered Chevron to pay $9.5 billion, finding that the oil giant's Texaco operation had illegally dumped 16 billion gallons of deadly oil waste. It’s been a decade, and Chevron still hasn’t paid a dime. #BigOil #Pollution #ClimateChange gregpalast.com/facing-prison-…
But @SDonziger has paid big time: For the last two years, he’s been under house arrest, longer than any American in history never convicted of a crime. #FreeDonziger gregpalast.com/facing-prison-…
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Today is #WorldMangrovesDay. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them.
So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’.
They are prop roots. In #mangrove #ecosystem they are adventitious support roots. They Grow down from lateral branches, in a way support trees, with doing other root functions. Additionally roots buffer against damage to coasts & enhance biodiversity & carbon sequestration.
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« Contre le #plastique »
A un moment donné il faut arrêter d’aller dans le sens de l’opinion en relayant des slogans qui n’ont aucun sens et qui sont contre-productifs.
C’est contre la #POLLUTION, plastique notamment, qu’il faut se battre…. 🙄
Bien sûr qu’on doit réduire le jetable, préserver nos ressources et gérer les déchets que l’on génère. Se focaliser sur le plastique c’est oublier d’où vient la pollution. C’est choisir de traiter l’impact de la pollution sur les esprits plutôt que sur l’environnement
certains pensent qu’il est préférable de retrouver dans la nature du biosourcé parce que leur durée de vie est plus courte. Certes. Sauf qu’elle est suffisamment longue pour impacter de la même manière la biodiversité. On le voit avec les filets de pêche biodégradables.
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MONTOIR-DE-BRETAGNE : MENACE SUR L'ESTUAIRE, L'USINE YARA PLACÉE SOUS «VIGILANCE RENFORCÉE»

- Pollution, risque d'accident industriel et agro-business -

#SaintNazaire #Nantes #Pollution
➡️ À quelques kilomètres de la ville de Saint-Nazaire sur l'estuaire de la Loire, l'entreprise Yara qui supporte l'agriculture ultra-productiviste, fabrique des engrais azotés, dont l'usage massif pollue durablement les sols.
Elle fait partie d'une liste de 13 sites industriels en France qui «font l’objet d’incidents ou de non-conformités récurrentes».
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