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Oct 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
"This public order bill is the most repressive legislation ever experienced in the UK in the modern era, and potentially the most repressive in any OECD member in recent times. If you have protested in the previous 5 years, you can be forced to wear an electronic tag... 1/4 ...and to have your home fitted with monitoring equipment, you can be forced to report to the police as and when they choose, you can be forced to stay at home, forced not to go to certain places, you are no longer to associate with friends of yours... 2/4
Jul 13, 2022 27 tweets 8 min read
Are we living through climate breakdown?

What can we do about it?

Let's look at recent developments from around the world in just the last few weeks. 🧵 Every year, the floods in Bangladesh get a little worse.

Jun 5, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
You should have let us drill more say @Shell_Australia.
"The interruptions you see both in both Australia, and around the world, is that we're under investing in energy...It started because we've been under investing in multiple projects around the world."
abc.net.au/news/programs/… This despite Australia being the biggest gas exporter in the world.
May 1, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
India is now expecting a far smaller wheat harvest following its catastrophic heatwave. This is multiplying failures in other bread baskets. 🧵
nationalobserver.com/2022/04/29/new… The US is not expecting a good harvest after an unusually dry winter.
Apr 30, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
We're at the start of a edible/cooking oil crisis.

War in Ukraine and Russia is hampering exports of sunflower oil.

Megadrought in South America is affecting soyoil production.

Indonesia has banned exports of palm oil.

Prices are way up which means people are going hungry.🧵 There is a solution - take crops grown for biofuel and turn them into cooking oil instead.

That will lead to fuel shortages.

Ruinous governments will respond to that by burning more fossil fuels which will worsen drought, kill more crops and lead to more people starving.
Apr 14, 2022 13 tweets 3 min read
In the UK @pritipatel has called climate activists 'selfish, fanatical and frankly dangerous'.

In 2016 she said, "Suffragettes fought to get women the vote but these rights are being eroded because of the UK's EU membership."

Right, so what were Suffragettes really like? 🧵 They protested politely, and lobbied parliament. They also carried out direct action. Like pouring 'black fluid' into post boxes - the primary communication method of the time. It got... more extreme. SUFFRAGETTES GET EIGHT MONTHS FOR LETTER-BOX OUTRAGES. Louis
Apr 13, 2022 29 tweets 10 min read
"The truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the supply of fossil fuels."

Which countries is the Secretary General of the UN referring to here?

Brace yourselves.🧵 Image The UK 🇬🇧. Truly dangerous radicals.

Also the hosts of COP26 - remember when @AlokSharma_RDG cried? Well now they're going for new North Sea oil and gas. Crocodile tears.

Jan 9, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
We're living on a finite planet 🌏 and we're pushing up against its boundaries. 🏭⛏️👩‍🌾🔥

But some people think the global economy will keep on growing despite this.

Let's explore that, with help from the IMF, the World Bank and others. 🧵 "Climate change poses a major risk to the stability of the US financial system and to its ability to sustain the American economy” - @CFTC
Dec 28, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Here is your complete (?) collection of dinosaur meteor extinction cartoons. 🧵

With love and rage and gratitude to the cartoonists, and to the makers of #DontLookUp. Approx 66 million years ago, and an asteroid is approaching #DontLookUp "Should we be concerned about that?" says one dino
Nov 28, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
This is out of date. Now it’s just your children who are asking the question. Image The image shows the first verse from Hieroglyphic Stairway by Drew Dellinger. Full text here:
Nov 23, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Judge them by their actions, not their words.

So what have "world leaders" been up to since COP26 began?

@JoeBiden 🇺🇸 is releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to make sure Americans burn more of it. 🤯 Australia 🇦🇺 is going big on dirty methane gas, showing it is in no way serious about its 2050 net zero target.

Nov 18, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
There has long been a tension between incrementalists in the environmental movement, and people like us who demand radical change.

You can see it in the reactions to COP26 - some say "It's a start" while others say "It's an atrocity". It would be great if we could stop the breakdown of climate and nature through existing power structures and incremental changes. System change is scary and hard to bring about.
Nov 17, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
We'll need to halve our use of electricity, cut levels of flying, shipping, cement, cows and sheep according to Julian Allwood of @Cambridge_Eng.

And that's for net zero 2050, which is way too late.

#COP26 may have taken place on a different planet to this one. The original article including Julian's quote.

Nov 17, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
Today saw the UK's first court case for @InsulateLove campaigners, who have been repeatedly sitting in roads including motorways to demand the government insulate homes.

This is not an XR campaign but some XR rebels have been participating and were in court today. In cold countries like the UK, decarbonisation is not possible without home insulation. It simply needs to happen. The longer it's delayed, the more vulnerable people die in fuel poverty and the more people are killed in climate breakdown thanks to emissions from gas heating.
Nov 17, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Today is the day when @JoeBiden betrays the whole world.

theguardian.com/us-news/2021/n… “No more subsidies for [the] fossil fuel industry. No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”

@JoeBiden lied when running for president.

Many people will die as a result.
Nov 15, 2021 15 tweets 8 min read
"Listen to the science" they say. So what are climate scientists saying about what was agreed at #COP26?

"World leaders collectively chose to sign a death warrant for many of our own children tomorrow and poorer communities today" - @KevinClimate

"#COP26's final agreement is a continuation of decades of climate failure" - @JamesGDyke
Nov 15, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
India proposed the #COP26 agreement should state "all fossil fuels to be phased down".

But it seems the UK and US wanted to focus on coal to deflect from oil and gas.

All three are climate destroyers and must be phased out as quickly as possible. Instead of joining the new @beyondoilgas alliance, the UK and US are opening up new oil and gas fields despite the mass death they will cause and despite the @IEA saying they are not needed.

@tessakhan is the interviewee here
Oct 5, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
The Cassandra metaphor comes from Greek mythology and describes a person whose valid warnings or concerns are disbelieved by others. In 1970, Syukuro Manabe made a global temperature prediction for the year 2000 which was only 0.03C out.

Sep 19, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
China's annual emissions are huge and their plans for coal-fired power stations are incompatible with a habitable planet.

Are you a leader of a Global North country, wondering how you can persuade them to do better?

IDEAS... 💡🧵 Chinese coal fired power stations First up, make sure your per capita emissions are lower than theirs - looking at you, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan and many others. Canadian tar sands
Sep 18, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
At least 500 dead in British Columbia alone in wildfires. Whole towns wiped off the map.

But @JustinTrudeau is surprised that the environment is a defining issue in the Canadian election. 🤯 Since Trudeau came to power, carbon emissions have risen every year. 😡

“He said all the right things. However, the government didn’t follow through” - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

(This approach may sound familiar to citizens of the US, UK, Germany and many other countries.)
Sep 16, 2021 11 tweets 4 min read
You may have heard that just one country - Gambia 🇬🇲 which hardly has any emissions anyway - is currently on course to deliver climate action that is in alignment with limiting global heating to 1.5°C.

Actually it's worse than that.

edie.net/news/9/Just-on… Climate action tracker's overall ratings with only Gambia in The planet only cares about total emissions 📈. If we were to limit heating to 1.5°C then all countries would need to do their part. When some countries drag their heels, the physics is clear that others need to pick up the slack. And right now, no-one is doing that.