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... 🧵 2/
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.
Aug 8, 2023 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
As the reality becomes starker the denial deepens ever further 🧵
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 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."
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.
@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!
First, let's just recap and take in where we are:
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...
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
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 theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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