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Editor of The Planet: https://t.co/hkrtEuGINI Public Speaker| Podcaster | TEDx | Climate Change | Wildlife | Art | Energy-Water-Food | Sustainability 🌱
Nov 18 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 7 min read
(1/5) The aims of #COP27 this year are especially important as the world faces enormous challenges like climate change, energy, water, and biodiversity loss. @SuntoryGlobal is committed to contributing to a better, cleaner, and more sustainable planet. #SuntoryPartner (2/3) By the end of 2022, @SuntoryGlobal is aiming to switch to 100% purchased renewable electricity in all of their directly-owned manufacturing sites and R&D facilities in Japan, the Americas and Europe. Learn more: bit.ly/3UEj8DQ #COP27 #environment #SuntoryPartner
Oct 5 β€’ 20 tweets β€’ 12 min read
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(1) I love forests for their beauty, the peace and calm I feel when I walk on forest trails, and their role in preserving biodiversity and the climate.

Today, I was reminded twice how diverse other people's attitudes toward natural forests may be.

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(2) First, according to a BBC Panorama investigation, I learned that a firm that has received six billion pounds in green energy subsidies from UK taxpayers is cutting down forests that are essential to the Canadian ecology.

🧡 #forests #nature
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Sep 29 β€’ 13 tweets β€’ 12 min read
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(1) Today's story was the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian in Florida. It is one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike Florida, and in the coming days, we will learn more about the damage and victims.

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#HurricaneIan
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(2) Expect lots of shocking photos and heartbreaking videos on social media that will remind us of the power of nature, specifically when boosted by the additional energy we have trapped in the system.

🧡 #IanHurricane #Hurricane_Ian
Sep 28 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 8 min read
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(1) Storm surge of #HuricaneaIan is seen pushing into #Naples, FL

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#Ian via @growingwisdom (2)

Heavy flooding in Naples

#Ian #Florida #Hurricane via @NBCDFWWeather
Sep 3 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 5 min read
(1/) Pakistan's horror floods are our horror floods too

A thread 🧡

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#PakistanFloods #floods #ClimateCrisis #extremeweather #climate #water #Pakistan
(2/) The Planet newsletter:

The Pakistan floods are not an isolated incident for the back page of your newspaper. The scale, and relevance for all of us, should make this the main headline wherever you live.

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Aug 23 β€’ 16 tweets β€’ 8 min read
(1/16) For over 1000 years, people from all over Europe have walked through Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This summer, I followed in the footsteps of millions but with an extra challenge:

Spain has been facing the driest conditions for at least 1200 years. (2/16) Follow this #Water story thread for #WWWeek.

#WorldWaterWeek #ad #climatecrisis #drought
Nov 29, 2021 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 5 min read
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1. With just 34 days left in 2021, our countdown by week in the last 52 days of the year brings us to week 18, the first week of May.

I just searched for the environmental news of that week, which was all profoundly disturbing.

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#environment #news 🌎

2. To give you an impression of the news in such an average week that makes me worried about our future, let's make a quick tour around the planet.

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Nov 22, 2021 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 4 min read
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1. How to start a Substack newsletter

Looking back at an exciting journey.

β€œI knew about newsletters from the early days of digitalization, some 30 years ago, when we all started with our first email accounts; likely your Hotmail address.”

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2. Do you follow the daily journey of this year's events in the last 52 days of 2021? We are in Week 15, which started on March 12.

Today’s story begins at precisely the spot where I am sitting now. I remember reading my first Substack newsletter.

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Nov 20, 2021 β€’ 13 tweets β€’ 8 min read
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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.Β 

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.

🧡This thread continues

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Nov 2, 2021 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 12 min read
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1. For all readers who don't warm to the idea of future palm-fringed beaches in the Arctic, I wrote an explainer about COP26, climate change, and why we need to do more.

🧡 The start of a thread.

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#COP26 #climate #ClimateCrisis 🌎

2/12. Current policies set us on track to about 2.7Β°C or 2.9Β°C of warming by the end of this century, a disastrous cause to a world where you don't want your children to live.

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#COP26Glasgow #news #environment

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Oct 31, 2021 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 10 min read
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1. Starting COP26 on Halloween, a festival for the dead, doesn't give much hope.

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🧡 The start of a thread on #history, #Halloween, #leadership, #nature, #climate, and #COP26 Image πŸŽƒ

2. Traditions can alienate you if you don't feel part of it. So in my efforts to blend in with the Canadians, I searched the internet to explain #Halloween and found that we have to go back into history as I so often do in The Planet newsletter.

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Oct 23, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 7 min read
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1. I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature and enjoy learning more every day. Look for instance at these mushrooms realising millions of microscopic spores to propagate.

🧡 A thread about the beauty of planet earth, our only home.

#nature #science
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2. That’s right, it’s our only home. That means we have to be extra careful, we don’t have a spare.

When it heats up, or loses it’s complex ecosystems, we will all be in trouble.

NASA took this photo of the dark side of the moon from 1 million miles away.

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#climate
Oct 21, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 6 min read
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1. Brazil and Argentina lobby against evidence in the draft scientific UN/IPCC report on the need to reduce meat consumption to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

@BBCNews reports this, based on leaked documents obtained by @UE (follow them).

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#vegetarian #vegan #COP26 🌎

2. The leaked documents also reveal how Australia pushed back against the need to phase out coal power plants to tackle climate change.

That is like removing references to quit smoking in a scientific report on preventing lung cancer.

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#Australia #IPCC #climate #COP26 #UN
Oct 19, 2021 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 12 min read
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1/… Sorry for disturbing you buddy! We’ll leave you alone now! πŸ˜‚

A thread about spiders. 🧡

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#wildlife #spider #nature #AustraliaΒ  #animals MT @jodirowley
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2. When male jumping spiders flirt with females, they risk losing their lives.

This is a mating dance, but she is not interested and he escapes with his life, because often females will eat their lover after sex.

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πŸ“Ή: EstradaWildPhotography

Oct 17, 2021 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 13 min read
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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life
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Oct 4, 2021 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 5 min read
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1. I love this one. It is so cute 🐘 😊

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#animals #elephants #cute #video

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2. If you love animals, you will love to read The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of #nature, #wildlife, or threats like #climate change.

➑️ Please subscribe πŸ™

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#environment
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Oct 3, 2021 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 4 min read
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1. Try to see something beautiful every day

What did you see today?

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#sunset #sundayvibes #SundayMotivation #beauty #nature

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2. The beauty of nature is a theme you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about #nature, the #environment, or threats like #climate change.

➑️ Please subscribe πŸ™

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Oct 2, 2021 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 10 min read
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1. Both predators and prey animals use camouflage to their advantage.

Prey animals blend in with the background, so hungry predators pass right by them.

🧡 Start of a thread with some amazing videos on #Camouflage.

I like this one. πŸ™‚

#cats #pets
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2. But predators use camouflage too.

The striated frogfish (Antennarius striatus) walks the seafloor right up to its unsuspecting prey.

It has a prognathous mouth that launches an attack on prey in as fast as 6 milliseconds.

🧡 #ocean #fish #nature
Sep 30, 2021 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 9 min read
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1. Life is so delicate.

We conquered the planet and that gives us a responsibility to preserve all species.

Enjoy this thread on beautiful, delicate life.

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#nature #wildlife #biodiversity #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos 🌎

2. Our responsibility to preserve all forms of life is a theme you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

➑️ Please subscribe πŸ™

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Sep 29, 2021 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 6 min read
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1. I believe all readers of The Planet newsletter love cat videos.

Let’s do it this way: while I make a cat-thread, could you sign up?

I’m sure you will be faster than I am.

I love this video: πŸˆβ€β¬›

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#cats #pets #animals #nature
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2. This is Luna, playing with my tulips.

Please join the community of thousands of readers that start their day with inspiration from The Planet newsletter.

You can sign up for free or support via a paid subscription for the full experience.

➑️ theplanet.substack.com/subscribe

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Sep 29, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 7 min read
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1. Today's The Planet newsletter has pictures of my village, where cyclists mostly have their own roads as you often see in the Netherlands.

Here they are warned to slow down at a crossing.

A short thread 🧡

#cycling #Zeeland #Netherlands #biking #nature 🌎

2. If you share a fascination for nature, please join the community of thousands of readers that start their day with inspiration from The Planet newsletter.

You can sign up for free or support via a paid subscription for the full experience.

➑️ theplanet.substack.com/subscribe

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