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Remember:

1. The oceans are being killed.
2. Forests will soon be gone.
3. Fertile soil is disappearing.
4. Megafauna risk extermination.
5. Insects are vanishing.
6. Climate chaos is inevitable.
7. Extinction is now.
8. Plastic is in our blood.

None of this is front page news.
1. The oceans are being killed:

Overfishing, acidification, coral & seabed destruction, plastic & chemical pollution, ocean anoxia, phytoplankton, etc...

forbes.com/sites/michaelp…

geochemicalperspectivesletters.org/article1829

cell.com/current-biolog…

psmag.com/environment/gl…

scientificamerican.com/article/the-oc…
2. Forests will soon be gone.

Over 20,000 scientists/experts fear for our forests.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/…

'Especially troubling is...deforestation'
academic.oup.com/bioscience/art…

Forest loss contributes to biological annihilation:
pnas.org/content/114/30…

nationalgeographic.com/environment/gl…
3. Fertile soil is disappearing.

@guardian's response to ecological collapse is to support the corporate systems doing the damage.

Awful.

So, yes, it has helpful articles, but it wants readers to trust in ecocidal consumerism.

theguardian.com/environment/20…

theguardian.com/environment/20…
@guardian 5. Insects are vanishing.

'such event cannot be ignored and should prompt decisive action to avert a catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems'

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

'cascading effects on food webs'

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

"Holy crap."

washingtonpost.com/science/2018/1…
@guardian 6. Climate chaos is inevitable.

Some threads with articles to explore. 👇

Social media, for all its flaws, is better than 'MSM' at getting scientific reality on climate breakdown out to ordinary people.





@guardian 6. Climate chaos is inevitable.

Climate breakdown is not gradual and slow. What is happening is sudden, rapid, abrupt climate change. Our predicament is worsened by the exponential nature of change - ice loss is key.


More here. 👇
@guardian 7. Extinction is now.

'We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with about 200 species becoming extinct each day'

'infinite economic growth on a planet with finite resources is non-viable'

'government irresponsibly promotes rampant consumerism'
@guardian 7. Extinction is now.

It is a scientific fact we are well into the sixth mass extinction event.

pnas.org/content/114/30…

truthout.org/articles/sixth…
@guardian None of this is front page news.

Why?

State & corporate media are owned, influenced, & controlled by groups & individuals who risk losing their wealth & power if humans choose the right response to this ecological emergency: we must reassess & replace the global growth economy.
@guardian None of this is front page news.

👇

'By failing to adequately limit population growth, *reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth*, reduce greenhouse gases...humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperilled biosphere.'
academic.oup.com/bioscience/art…
@guardian Feel bad?

4 things to help you feel better:

1. take action (support protests, marches & strikes like #FridaysForFuture, and organise local initiatives).

2. talk about it with loved ones, acquaintances, colleagues - everyone.

3. inform yourself further.

4. love & be peaceful.
@guardian Here's a great, very human and inspiring video from scientist @PaulHBeckwith.

'I don't have a lot of hope, but things aren't hopeless either...You have compassion for people and you try to make a difference'

@guardian @PaulHBeckwith #ClimateBreakdown should've been dealt with decades ago.

Now we're in a desperate predicament.

This is a #Climate & #EcologicalEmergency, so we need to go calmly into emergency mode.

Here's a thread on the kind of emergency action that's now essential:
@guardian @PaulHBeckwith Will civilisation as we know it collapse?

Looks like it might.

(Have you read this? insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4166/)

It's time for 100s of millions of adults to protest in the streets, because our 2 billion children will soon live with us in a +2°C world of partial or total collapse.
Later, if you're one of many who see that it is time to act, it'll be best to be a non-flying, plastic-free vegan, but nobody's perfect & individual change isn't enough. The key is peaceful, *collective* uprising for total *system change*.

Please watch:👇
Folks ask me this:

"How can we transform the global economy from biosphere-wrecking greenhouse gas pollution & destruction of habitats, when *everything*, food production, construction, the military, everything humans do (especially the rich of the Global North) is responsible?"
I'll tell you this:

It's going to take a revolution in the way we think. It's going to mean reconfiguring our brains, where we store human love.

"You can't just ditch capitalism! Human nature is baaad!"

Yeah, yeah. I've heard it before.

Human decency is here & now we need it.
It's #FridaysForFuture! The Big Day!

We're still on Step 1:

Inform the citizens!

RT this THREAD of THREADS to explain that this is the end of human existence as we know it.

Forget hope; take action.

#EcologicalEmergency
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