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Global climate science and policy institute working to accelerate climate action and keep warming below 1.5°C.
Sep 6, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Extreme weather events are compounding over Europe, connected by a buckle in the jet stream, called an 'Omega block'.

This looks like a #heatwave for central Europe and heavy rain and flooding for Greece and Italy. 🧵 1/8 Image There is evidence that weather is lingering longer because a slow down in summertime circulation. This means that it rains in one place for longer and then leads to impacts like flooding.

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May 18, 2023 12 tweets 5 min read
The @WMO report and subsequent headlines about the world being about to hit 1.5˚C warning are very concerning and a clear danger sign that we are running out of time for action to reduce emissions. BUT...
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While it doesn't mean we have busted the Paris agreement 1.5° limit - because measuring climate involves a 20-year average - it does mean we're getting closer.
Jun 14, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
NEW report: Many gov's and companies present fossil gas as a "bridging fuel" on the way to a renewables based electricity sector.

We've tested this claim: to limit #globalwarming to 1.5°C, fossil gas must exit the global power system by 2040, very soon after #coal.

A 🧵1/6 Globally, fossil gas electricity generation should start declining immediately, falling to just 15% of total  electricity generation by 2030 & 10% by 2035.

Rich countries must move first.

Developing countries will need support to shift to renewable energy systems at pace. 2/6
Jan 13, 2020 21 tweets 19 min read
As #Australia reels from unprecedented bushfires, the disconnect between its vulnerability to #climate change and the inadequacy of its government's response is coming under international scrutiny.
We have produced a mountain of research on this -
👇👇 thread👇👇 1/ #Australia is on fire due in large part to #climate change yet the government is looking for ways to weaken the Paris Agreement by using 40 y. o. Kyoto protocol credits to meet its 2030 targets. We show there's no legal basis for this @TheAusInstitute