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Graduate student at @CUSocSci - researching the role of science and scientists in the climate movement. PhD in Ecology. Activism. Climate communications.
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Feb 5 14 tweets 5 min read
This weeks #ClimateCrisis news:

#Chile 🇨🇱 declares a state of #Emergency as devastating #wildfires currently sweep the center of the country.

Here's a short🧵 putting this in context & asking what comes next...

Over 100 people have been killed.

Hundreds more are missing.

Thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

Tens of thousands of hectares burned.

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Jan 1 18 tweets 6 min read
🚨 When we fight, we win!

I've put together a thread giving a quick run down of some of the #climate movement's hard won victories from 2023 to inspire us for the year ahead! 🥳🎉

🧵 1/x...

#ClimateActionNow
#EndFossilFuels Image January: After a persistent pressure from campaigners over many years the Royal Opera final cut its ties with BP!

Brilliant work by all those fighting for #FossilFreeCulture

Oct 17, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Fossil fuel emissions 🛢⛽️🔥

⬆️ set to reach record breaking highs in 2023

Which leads to...

🧵 1/4 Image ⬆️ Record breaking levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Which leads to...

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Aug 18, 2023 15 tweets 5 min read
1/ I'm horrified by the news of mass evacuations from #Yellowknife due to the #wildfires🔥

I used conduct research in the area & it was after a talk with a volunteer firefighter there that I decided to leave ecological science & focus on #climate action.

Here's why🧵 2/ The #Arctic is warming about 3X faster than the rest of the globe as a result of #GlobalWarming from burning fossil fuels.

As a result we're seeing major changes in Northern ecosystems - including a dramatic increase in #wildfire🔥 :
Aug 10, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
1/ The most common question I get asked when I give talks about the #ClimateCrisis is "but what can I do as an individual?"

Here's my answer... 🧵 Image 2/

NOTHING.

We *cannot* address the #ClimateCrisis as individuals.

The crisis is a symptom of a system of social relations, and therefore we must cooperate to *collectively* change that form of social organization. Image
Aug 8, 2023 8 tweets 4 min read
Its wild!

As the reality becomes starker the denial deepens ever further 🧵

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Jul 27, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
1/ The penny is finally starting to drop that economists have catastrophicly underestimated the risk from #ClimateBreakdown.

Here's a🧵 of the latest reports that those working in finance urgently need to catch up on...

Starting with @ChathamHouse:

chathamhouse.org/2023/07/climat… @ChathamHouse 2/ "The stark disconnect between climate science and financial market sentiment will eventually end. It looks increasingly likely to be a sudden and painful adjustment."

chathamhouse.org/2023/07/climat…
Jul 24, 2023 21 tweets 8 min read
1/ This is the UK's Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.

He's bullshitting you.

Let's debunk his nonsense line by line...🧵

2/ There are three claims that Shapps is making in his video.

All are false.

That stopping new North Sea licencing would mean:

1. Oil & gas use will have to halt immediately.

2. This would mean increasing imports from corrupt regimes.

3. This would increase carbon emissions.
Jul 20, 2023 14 tweets 6 min read
1/ Here's a🧵on why the record shattering extremes in Europe are so unsettling for climate scientists.

It's increasingly looking that we've underestimated the impacts of #ClimateBreakdown...

2/ In a climate that isn't changing the probability of recording an extreme in any one year decreases with the length of the time series.

The 1st year has to be a record, the 2nd year its 50:50, the third year 1/3 & so on.

Setting a new record becomes rarer as time goes on. Image
Jun 18, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
Five books you might like to read when asking what you can do about the #ClimateEmergency🧵

1. @ClimatePsych's excellent guide for turning anxiety into action Image 2. @swaziadam's awesome introductory textbook.

If I were teaching a course on the climate crisis I'd assign this as the core text. Image
May 12, 2023 28 tweets 14 min read
I got the chills reading @GeorgeMonbiot's latest column on the draconian police powers of the new ‘Public Order Bill’.

But to understand how we got here we need to take a step back and look at the way these laws have been called into being. It's a wild story🤯

🧵 Image @GeorgeMonbiot 2/ Let's start in May 2019:

Following @XRebellionUK's actions in London- in which thousands of peaceful protestors engaged in the largest acts of civil disobedience in the UK for a generation- Parliament declares a #ClimateEmergency.

A key demand of the protestors had been met Image
Apr 18, 2023 9 tweets 8 min read
1/ Yet again @NickFerrariLBC shows he's extremely ill informed.

As anyone familiar with the facts knows, the activists' demands are entirely consistent with mainstream science, yet Nick is too lazy to inform himself.

So here's a🧵laying it out for him:
2/ Just last month hundreds of the UKs leading scientists made clear that:

"The UK should commit to preventing any new oil & gas field development."

Are they 'intellectually nuts" @NickFerrariLBC?

zero.cam.ac.uk/who-we-are/blo…
Dec 2, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
The @OECD: "current scientific evidence unequivocally supports unprecedented, urgent and ambitious climate action to tackle the risks of climate system tipping points." @OECD "Tipping points impacts will also cascade through socio-economic and ecological systems over timeframes that are short enough to defy the ability & capacity of human societies to adapt, leading to severe effects on human and natural systems"
Nov 9, 2022 75 tweets 46 min read
The KEY question, I'm asked by students when I guest lecture about the #ClimateCrisis is 'but what can we do?'

So I recently rewrote my materials to try & tackle that question head on. Feel free to adapt them.

Buckle up - here's a LONG thread🧵about how we can fight back! Image First, let's just recap and take in where we are:

Following the latest @IPCC_CH report @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres made clear this was a
🚨"Code Red for humanity"🚨 2/n Image
Nov 7, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
This time last year I was one of 21 scientists arrested at #COP26 for a peaceful protest with @ScientistRebel1

Here's a clip of a very wet ☔️ me explaining the reason I took part in the action 💚

A year later & governments are still failing #COP27

@ScientistRebel1 You can read more about the action in this @Nature article ...

“We believe this is the first ever mass arrest of scientists over the climate crisis" - @CharlieJGardner

nature.com/articles/d4158…
Nov 6, 2022 9 tweets 8 min read
Unreal! Its 2022 & I'm still listening to #LauraKuenssberg framing today's debate as "can we afford to solve the #climate crisis?"

It feels like we're stuck in groundhog day for the past 20yrs!

Here's a Climate Economics 101🧵:

@bbclaurak @BBCJustinR
@bbclaurak @BBCJustinR Does anyone remember @lordstern1's review on 'The Economics of #Climate Change' published by @hmtreasury back in 2006?

It found: "the costs of stabilising the #climate are significant but manageable; delay would be dangerous and much more costly"

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news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/…
Oct 27, 2022 14 tweets 12 min read
An egregious example of #GreenhouseGaslighting by @bbcnickrobinson on @BBCr4today from yesterday morning.

Here's a short thread on why the @JustStop_Oil protestor is entirely correct in her assertions 🧵

@bbcnickrobinson @BBCr4today @JustStop_Oil Just a couple of days ago @IISD_news published a new report that showed there is a “large consensus” across all published studies that developing new oil and gas fields is “incompatible” with the 1.5C target...

carbonbrief.org/new-fossil-fue…
Oct 14, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
*Announcement*

In light of their decision to invite two notorious climate deniers to speak at their conference, I have decided I must withdraw from participating in the CC Forum "Investment in Sustainable Development" event in London next week london.cc-forum.com

🧵1/8 Image Given the immense stakes & need for immediate climate action, I cannot in good conscience lend legitimacy to an event that would profile grifters who knowingly shill for fossil fuel polluters, even as millions have their lives & livelihoods destroyed by climate impacts 2/8
Oct 13, 2022 11 tweets 7 min read
These headlines on the latest @WWF @ZSLScience Living Planet Index are completely wrong and misrepresent the reports findings.

Here's a short thread on what the report actually show🧵 Before I begin, let me be completely clear: The destruction of nature is a massive threat, equal to that of the climate crisis.

It is vital that we reverse the losses to biodiversity, & that will require systems wide transformation to our economies! 2/n
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Oct 11, 2022 22 tweets 11 min read
I'd normally not bother wasting time on this nonsense from @benleo444, theres simply more important work than repeatedly putting to bed zombie climate denial talking points, but in solidarity with @JustStop_Oil protesters risking their liberty, here goes🧵
@benleo444 @JustStop_Oil Q1. “Why was there a warming period in the Roman times over a couple of hundred years, it was exceptionally warm and then it got cold. There wasn’t any industrial revolution?” 2/n
Sep 15, 2022 13 tweets 9 min read
Several people asked if I could share the slides from our #TippingPoints conference session. So I thought I'd put them up here too.

Thanks to all who took part. I look forward to working together to grow our understanding of social movements can accelerate tipping points🧵1/n The importance of building powerful social movements with carefully targeted campaign goals came up repeatedly throughout the conference.... 2/n