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Apparently @andersoncooper #ClimateTownHall just cited my & @NaomiOreskes's peer-reviewed study showing how #ExxonKnew about the global warming dangers of its products decades ago, then turned around & orchestrated a massive disinformation campaign to mislead the public. THREAD.
2/n: First, it's pretty surreal (& brilliant!) to have @CNN suddenly covering the s*** out of the climate crisis, helping to #EndClimateSilence. Less fantastic is that it's behind a pay wall, meaning many of us (including moi) can't actually watch it.
3/n: Second, & even more surreal: Who could've imagined presidential candidates in any previous election out-bidding one another to call out the fossil fuel industry as a bad actor that must be held legally, financially, & socially accountable for their climate denial & damages?
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Royal Dutch Shell invited me to give a plenary talk at their "Powering Progress Together" conference tomorrow. Upon reviewing my talk slides today, however, they canceled my talk.

Too much truth for Shell 😂 @GretaThunberg
OK, here's a summary of my slides (thread). I was/am genuinely interested in having a constructive conversation with Shell and the other attendees.

But to that end I realized there were certain things I simply had say. Greenwashing isn't constructive. And there are hard truths
I planned to start off asking the audience to raise hands if they agreed with these 3 statements. (I like two-way connection)

1. I am concerned about climate breakdown
2. I am BEYOND EXTREMELY concerned about climate breakdown
3. fossil fuel causes harm
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Didn't even get their lobby group to do it for them. A shockingly bad ad by Woodside, claiming to be proud climate while trying to stop action on climate.

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Last week the WA EPA issued a new guidance in which they will recommend all new mega projects (esp: fossil fuel extraction) offset their emissions. EPA cites the lack of any policy at the federal level. They're right, LNG is pushing Oz emissions up and up, with no constraint 2/
So how do the gas giants respond? With a full on "carbon war", claiming the policy creates uncertainty, kills jobs, and hurts the climate. Going the full scomo... 3/
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1/ Back at the palace of justice for the Shell & Eni trial. We should hear evidence from the lead FBI agent on the case. Technical arguments first starting in a few minutes. Unclear whether the first bit might be closed court. I'll tweet the interesting bits! #shellknew
2/ Also a reminder that @RadioRadicale are doing a massive public service by recording and posting online all the hearings. They're great at putting it up soon after the hearing. Check them out at radioradicale.it/argomenti/SCAR…
3/ The technical arguments will be in open court as it turns out.

The legal talent is out in force today; Eni's current CEO, Claudio Descalzi's lawyer Paola Severino is in court today. Severino is Italy's former Justice Minister.
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