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Graduate student at @CUSocSci - researching the role of science in climate communications of social movements. PhD Ecology. Activism.
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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"

2/n
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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

Aug 29, 2022 16 tweets 10 min read
I’m thrilled to announce @StuartBCapstick @EmilyCoxSussex @berglund_oscar @steviedubyu, @JKSteinberger & my new paper in @NatureClimate on why scientists should consider participating in civil disobedience to promote climate action.

Here's a short🧵1/15
nature.com/articles/s4155… We all know #climate action is incredibly urgent, the @IPCC_CH reports tell us we have a 'rapidly closing window to secure a liveable & sustainable future for all’

Scientists have been issuing such warnings for years, but it's not leading to the necessary political action 2/15 Image
Aug 19, 2022 21 tweets 14 min read
So, Jamie Dimon the CEO of @jpmorgan thinks "it is not against #climate [change] for America to boost more oil & gas".

Which could not be more wrong!

Here's a🧵on some science he (& his colleagues in the banking sector) may want to try to pass through their cranium... 1/20 @jpmorgan Firstly, #climate action is incredibly urgent, the @IPCC_CH reports tell us we have a 'rapidly closing window to secure a livable & sustainable future for all!' 2/20
Jul 12, 2022 12 tweets 6 min read
I'm in the UK & it's hot🥵🌡️

We typically talk of global average temp rise - but shifts in the mean can have big impacts on the distribution of extremes as this @NASAClimate video shows.

Here's a short🧵on what this means for future extremes... 1/n

@NASAClimate As the average temperature increases we see a corresponding shift in the extremes, so that previously rare heat extremes become common.

These extremes are temperatures to which we are not well adapted and can stress our infrastructure to breaking point. 2/n
May 1, 2022 23 tweets 21 min read
I was recently invited to debate with a representative of @bp_plc about what the net-zero target means for UK energy policy.

Here's a🧵based on my slides about why the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's letter is scientifically illiterate 1/n First things first. I was asked to participate in this debate, as I'd been arrested taking part in this protest with @ScientistsX at @beisgovuk. Our demand was simple & science led, that the UK end all NEW oil and gas exploration.

Read more here: 2/n
theguardian.com/environment/20…
Jan 11, 2022 12 tweets 8 min read
Social science has a huge amount to teach us about the causes, impacts of & solutions to the climate crisis, yet is often badly neglected.

Here's a short🧵highlighting some key papers I've recently benefit from reading - what papers would you add? 📖

"What would it mean for sociology to make climate change a core disciplinary concern?" asks @EricKlinenberg et al.

annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.114…
Nov 1, 2021 13 tweets 9 min read
So, @BorisJohnson has warned that unless leaders at #COP26 address the #ClimateEmergency, we risk the collapse of civilization. Is this really a possibility?

Unfortunately, yes, many leading climate scientists are indeed warning of collapse 1/n 🧵

independent.co.uk/climate-change… @BorisJohnson The following quotes are from some of the world's most distinguished climate and earth-system scientists warning of the risks we now face due to decades of inaction… 2/n
Oct 22, 2021 20 tweets 9 min read
This🧵examines the prominence given to the climate &ecological crises in top tier research journals in the fields of management, business, finance, economics & international relations.

The conclusion is there's a staggering dearth of journal articles across all these fields 1/n The alarming findings of earth-system sciences make plain that human activities have disrupted our environmental life-support systems to such an extent that we are now in a ‘planetary emergency’ 2/n
nature.com/articles/d4158…
Sep 27, 2021 16 tweets 6 min read
A couple of weeks ago @ChathamHouse, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, published a crucial new ‘Climate change Risk Assessment’, which barely made the papers let alone the front pages.

But it REALLY should have done! Here’s why 🧵…

1/n As stated on the cover of the report we have now reached a stage in the #climatecrisis where:
“The risks are compounding, and without immediate action the impacts will be devastating” 2/n
Sep 24, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Hi @dpcarrington @guardianeco, I fear this is dangerously over-hyping DAC as a solution & veering into greenwash territory.

Can I ask that you interview some social scientists with a more sober analysis for your next article. @dpcarrington @guardianeco As @wim_carton et al say it's vital to see NETs such as DAC as a "continuity in the carbon removal discussion and calls for more engagement with existing social science scholarship on the subject."

wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
Sep 10, 2021 39 tweets 24 min read
Is climate change going to be worse than expected?

Have scientists been systematically underestimating the impacts?

And if so how should we as science communicators convey this to the public & policy makers?

I delve into this unsettling topic in this 🧵 1/n
(Pic: L. Hogarth) It’s a topic I’ve been pondering for some time. I wrote this blog post back in 2013 before IPCC’s AR5 report was published.

So what has happened since then? Are scientists still saying things are worse than predicted? 2/n

blog.rsb.org.uk/why-climate-ch…
Aug 12, 2021 41 tweets 24 min read
It is increasingly clear that there's now a concerted effort under way in parts of the British press to derail action on the #ClimateEmergency.

This🧵highlights key examples & shows how the main arguments are textbook #ClimateDelay 1/n Remember, this follows years of the same papers pedalling climate denial. Denial is no longer an option, we’ve entered a new phase of predatory delay as defined by @AlexSteffen... 2/n

Jun 9, 2021 20 tweets 7 min read
I recently watched #BreakingBoundaries on @Netflix and have rather mixed views about it. Here is a short🧵on what I perceived were some of its pros and cons…
First the pros. It is one of the few environmental documentaries that sets out to cover the full breadth of the #EcologicalCrisis we are in. Climate is properly placed as just one of the many extremely serious threats we face from environmental degradation.