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Global non-violent direct action movement demanding a response to the climate and ecological emergency. We want #CitizensAssemblies to decide the way forward ⏳
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Jan 9 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This is out of date.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.
Sep 15, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Under construction, running & planned coal plants are declining rapidly around the world. New research shows remaining expansion exists primarily in China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey and Bangladesh.
carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how… Global changes in capacity ... Burning coal is about the best way of destroying the climate.

But the strange, disturbing thing is this: the remaining champions of coal are amongst the countries which will be worst affected by climate breakdown. 🧵

China 🇨🇳⬛️🔥

Jun 29, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
We need to connect the dots of the crazy, unprecedented, record-shattering weather events happening right now across the world.

(thread) In the Pacific North West, temperature records are being obliterated.

Feb 1, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
In XR's first global financial action, brave rebels around the world decided to show their banks that we have all had enough of their environmental destruction ⚠️

We are raising the alarm about the billions banks pour into fossil fuel projects, endangering all life on earth 🌎 From rebels in XR Hungary...
Jan 27, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
“School children who go out to protest are not protesting, they are begging for their lives. 400,000 deaths annually due to climate change. We are in biological annihilation: 1 million species at the risk of extinction, 70% of world’s plants endangered. ... How are we to live in these times with the possibility of all life on earth dying? How are we to talk about business opportunities and business as usual? It’s not.
We have to be honest with each other, we have to tell each other the truth. ...
Apr 20, 2019 6 tweets 7 min read
Who are we? We are life. These are our values and principles. We #RebelForLife. Join us and our non-violent and peaceful #InternationalRebellion. We will make government act now on the climate and ecological crisis.
rebellion.earth/the-truth/abou… Who are we? We are life. These are our values and principles. We #RebelForLife. Join us and our non-violent and peaceful #InternationalRebellion. We will make government act now on the climate and ecological emergency.