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Scientists & academics willing to tell the truth about the climate emergency and act accordingly. Join us in civil disobedience! #UniteAgainstClimateFailure
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Feb 9 10 tweets 3 min read
⚖️ 11 Ugandan climate activists face unjust charges under a colonial-era law, landing them in a maximum security prison. Their crime? Protesting against the harmful #EACOP project. Solidarity with these brave students: use to support #Uganda (1/10) gofund.me/d285c325
Image 📰 Earlier this week, @ninalakhani reported on @guardian about the arrest of 11 students from @JusticeUg256 and @Studenteacop. Scientist Rebellion is proud to have collaborated to shed light on this crucial issue. #ClimateJustice #Uganda
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Jan 27 26 tweets 6 min read
GENOCIDE: PRESENT TENSE
On this day in 1945, the Soviet Union's Red Army liberated the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The atrocities carried out in Auschwitz, and in other Nazi camps, included mass execution in gas chambers; forced hard labor and perverse human experiments.
1/x 🧵 Image The anniversary of the camp's liberation is used to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as well as the millions of other minority groups who were targeted during this campaign of genocide.
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Jan 11 8 tweets 3 min read
#ColineFay faces LIFE in prison for attending a peaceful demonstration in Senegal.
The foreign affairs minister @MinColonna is still not replying.

The government is changing, but there is #NoChangeForColine

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1/8 Image Coline had been working in Senegal as a physiotherapist for the past year. On November 17th, Coline was arrested at a peaceful demonstration calling for the opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, to be able to stand in the general elections in Senegal.

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Dec 5, 2023 20 tweets 6 min read
🚨 Scientists across the world are on the streets! We ask #HowMuchMore greenwashing, #HowMuchMore lies will "leaders" feed us with before we build counter power? We demand NO MORE! Discover some of the recent actions 🧵 (1/20) 💌 Scientist Rebellion published an open letter in the Guardian that has been signed by over 1,000 scientists, including 33 IPCC authors. Scientists urge the public to become activists in the face of utter failure from world leaders. (2/20) Image
Nov 27, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
It's been a week since #ColineFay, a French environmentalist, was arrested in Senegal. We still don't know if her rights are being respected. The reason? Taking part in a peaceful demonstration in favor of @SonkoOfficiel, an opponent of the Senegalese regime. #FreeColine (1/7) Image She faces life imprisonment. The charges? "Association with terrorists; complicity against the authority of the state, acts or maneuvers of a nature to compromise the security of the state". (2/7)
Oct 23, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
🌿 Lorenzo Masini (Italy), MSc in Plant Biotechnology, will go on trial on October 24th after participating in three non-violent direct actions in Munich, along with several other scientists. He spent 3 days in a police station & 5 days in jail after his actions last year. (1/7) Image 🛢️ The first action Lorenzo was part of in Munich consisted in occupying and throwing fake oil at the headquarters of BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world. (2/7) Image
Oct 23, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
🌍 Leonardo Rebeschini, an Italian MSc in Physics & Cosmology, will face trial in Munich on October 24th for actions he took in the Scientist Rebellion's Unite Against Climate Failure campaign. (1/7) Image 🔊 Leonardo raised his voice at Blackrock, condemning environmental violations. He demanded transport sector decarbonization at BMW Welt and called on the German government to admit Paris Agreement failure. (2/7) Image
May 17, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
SCIENTIST JAILED FOR 27 MONTHS OVER PEACEFUL PROTEST!

Scientist Rebellion co-founder and human rights activist Mike Lynch-White sentenced to 27 months today for peacefully disrupting production of military components made in the UK and supplied to Israel with @Pal_action

1/7 Image Mike has already spent almost three months on remand for another protest with the climate group Burning Pink, and he might face a further custodial sentence for his involvement in the group Heathrow Pause. The trial related to this protest will take place in June.

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May 15, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Myranda, PhD cand. in biology, arrested for protesting against @Equinor ⬇️
"We are already seeing the devastating consequences of climate breakdown. We know it is only going to get worse. I am 4 months pregnant, what will I tell my child?" #TheScienceIsClear: NO NEW OIL AND GAS. On Wed 10th May 2023, 20 members of @SRNorway took part in a slow march to protest against the conscious decision of Norway and @Equinor to push on the climate hell pedal. 3 were arrested for peacefully resisting the destruction of life.
Apr 21, 2023 8 tweets 7 min read
Fossil Fuel Friday........a thread 1/8

#climateaction #ParisAgreement #IPCC Image reads: The Internatio... Fossil Fuel Friday 2/8

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Apr 21, 2023 8 tweets 5 min read
#Elsevier, the publisher of @TheLancet @CELL and many more journals, continues to subsidise climate breakdown through data services, exhibition hosting and political lobbying supporting coal, oil, and gas exploration and extraction. A thread 1/n 🧵 Logo for the Stop Elsevier ... Elsevier provides the oil and gas industry with information about potential exploration areas, techniques, and new technologies needed for fossil fuel development in new areas such as Arctic and tar sands environments.

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Apr 19, 2023 23 tweets 6 min read
Capitalism profits off the destruction of territories and communities around the world with impunity. Industries must be held responsible for their ecological crimes against global health, such as PFAS contamination in Italy. 🧵 (1/23) A board indicating ‘contami... Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are synthetic chemical compounds widely used to make non-stick, stain-resistant or waterproof products. To date, there are more than 4600 substances classified as PFASs. (2/23) An industrial site with con...
Apr 14, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
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Mar 26, 2023 16 tweets 15 min read
🗿STATUE SUNDAY🗿
We have blindfolded statues all over the world after the shocking indifference that has received the latest @IPCC report. We are on a #ClimateEmergency and governments should act accordingly, instead of acting as if this is some nuisance. Three Smiths Statue, in Helsinki, Finland. #ScienceNotSilence #TellTheTruth
Mar 24, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
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Mar 22, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
The latest IPCC report summarises five years of studies on global temperature rises, fossil fuel emissions, and climate impacts. It warns that many parts of the planet will become unlivable, emphasising the shrinking window of opportunity to secure a sustainable future. (1/4) The report acknowledges that limiting global warming to 2°C is critical. However, an overshoot of the 1.5°C target is likely in the 2030s. Despite these alarming findings, political leaders have yet to take sufficient action. (2/4)
Mar 21, 2023 18 tweets 10 min read
The mayor of Bogotá @ClaudiaLopez intends to authorize the displacement of a remnant of the Muisca community residing in Tunjuelito, a southern district of the city, from their ancestral land. SR condemns this violation of rights & colonial state policy. 📷 @cej_juvenil (1/18) Image The Muisca community of Tunjuelito is part of the Experimental Youth Center @cej_juvenil which is dedicated to the perpetuation of the Muisca culture and the protection of the Tunjo wetland complexes that are crucial biodiversity hotspots in the city. (2/18)
Feb 17, 2023 10 tweets 5 min read
++ Breaking ++
Scientist Rebellion founding action: UK Crown court jury finds co-founders Mike and Tim **Not Guilty** for their action at the @royalsociety! More on this news tomorrow.
#scienceontrial #ClimateEmergency Tim, dressed in a grey suit... In September 2020, Scientist Rebellion co-founders Mike and Tim took non-violent direct action at the UK's most prominent scientific body: The Royal Society @royalsociety Image
Feb 6, 2023 14 tweets 6 min read
Activists from SR Africa took action in different countries to demand climate action, specifically 1) to halt new oil & gas projects across the continent, 2) invest in clean energy systems, 3) pay up for losses in ecosystems & culture due to extractivism. ✊ #LossAndDamage (1/13) This campaign happens in the midst of the development of major oil and gas projects in Africa, such as @EACOP_ and the Morroco-Nigeria pipeline. ☠️ (2/13)
Jan 5, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Lützerath Unräumbar!

As a broad alliance we announce actions around the village of Lützerath, in Germany, because the coal under Lützerath must stay in the ground! We stand united behind the activists on site and fight side by side for climate justice worldwide. Together we call for all activists to make their way to Lützerath to protect the village from eviction.

Every minute the excavator runs and coal is burned, the climate catastrophe continues to heat up. As the Lützerath Unräumbar alliance, we stand in the way of destruction!
Jan 4, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
A new paper shows that mature trees and woodlands are crucial in locking away carbon. Cutting edge laser scanning suggests previous estimates of carbon storage in woodlands could be significantly underestimated. (1/4) #CarbonCapture #Forests
Photo: unsplash.com/@danielsessler Forests with older, larger trees appear to be especially effective at storing carbon. Scientists warn that "The value you have in large mature trees is almost incalculable, and so you should avoid losing that at any cost." (2/4) #ClimateChange #Trees