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Environmental activist (they/them) 🇬🇧🇫🇮🇩🇪 You probably know me as that person that talks about agricultural policy, forests, bioenergy, lichen or birds.
Mar 18 5 tweets 1 min read
Can we stop teaching kids in school that racism is just being mean to black people. This is why so many white people now as adults say that they're not racist because it's partly due to them having no clue what racism actually is. We cannot combat racism without proper education. This tweet reflects upon the poor education I have seen in the UK, but also in many other parts of the world. I went to a Christian school in the UK even though many students including myself weren't. In our weekly religion class, we were only taught about Christianity -
Mar 18 8 tweets 4 min read
Week 81 #FridaysForFuture. The European farm lobby is trying to get rid of any progress made towards the climate and biodiversity crises by exploiting Putin’s attack on Ukraine.
Here is a 🧵about how the EU is trying to disguise false solutions as #FoodSecurity concerns: 1/ There is increasing concern that @vonderleyen and @TimmermansEU will give in to pressures by the farm lobby to postpone or get rid of the upcoming EU Restoration law and a new law that controls the use of pesticides. 2/
Jan 29 10 tweets 2 min read
This is a 🧵 about environmental injustices. The oil industry knew about climate change in the 1950’s. They knew that the emissions created by companies such as oil would melt the ice caps and raise sea levels. 1/9 There is no denying that fossil fuel companies are profiting from the overconsumption of coal, gas and oil. They have done this despite the science telling them not to and despite seeing how climate change is already detrimental to people and nature. 2/9
Jan 28 4 tweets 1 min read
The system isn’t broken, it was designed this way.

The forestry models never broke because they were designed with profit in mind over nature protection.

Climate legislation never broke because it was designed to never hold those in power accountable. 1/4 Wealth distribution never broke because it was always decided that the poor should remain poor.

Laws about women’s rights never broke because they were designed by men. 2/4
Jan 26 6 tweets 2 min read
How am I meant to sleep when I’ve just discovered that pigeon auction websites exist Gonna delete this in the morning. Just needed to go on a rant because everyone else is asleep.