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Ben See
Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also &
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Mark Curtis 2h
Substitute the word "Egypt" for "Syria" and every corporate news editor would publish this story, while vilifying the backers of the regime.
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Ben See 1h
Thread on how we got here in English/German. 👇
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Ben See 1h
Replying to @YouSeemFine
You might well be right.
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Ben See 1h
Replying to @YouSeemFine
My 'appeal to authority'? I just don't think that's a very helpful reply. Still, it would appear we agree on many key areas. Cheers, Ben.
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Ben See 2h
Replying to @YouSeemFine
I really don't appreciate your hint that I might be an 'aspiring genocidaire', it's unpleasant to suggest that. What for you are the most helpful scientific papers on ecological footprint that avoid this 'dogwhistle'?
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Ben See 2h
Replying to @YouSeemFine
The scientific paper I quote from is exceedingly helpful (as you seem to acknowledge). I used it to give the thread real legitimacy once I saw the tweet had gone viral. I've spent a lot of time on here setting people straight on the issue you raise here.
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Ben See 2h
Replying to @YouSeemFine
To suggest the thread 'goes for the fascist "overpopulation" canard' is a terrible misreading. The tweet you refer to highlights *economic growth* as the problem. Overconsumption by the rich is key. What's your alternative to 'the 'dipshit hippie "all we need is love" trope'?
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John Sodeau 13h
The total greenhouse gas budget is often forgotten. The CO2 record high of 415-416 ppmv recorded this year in May will be dwarfed when the other GHG are added for 2019. Breaking the 500 ppmv barrier is entirely possible. That means a +2C world is inevitable in my opinion.
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Ben See 22h
Replying to @ClimateBen
6 billion to face disease: The “middle-of-the-road” scenarios (RCP4.5 and RCP6.0) are as horrific as they are likely. "Climate change is going to kill a lot of people. Mosquito-borne diseases are going to be a big way that happens"
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Ben See 9h
Scientists have been conservative in their projections of the impacts of . Scientists are biased toward cautious estimates, erring on the side of less rather than more alarming predictions.
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Ben See 22h
Replying to @ClimateBen
Well over 5 billion look set to struggle with water shortages. Glaciers relied upon by billions in Asia for example are vanishing as Climate Breakdown accelerates. Cororate media don't mention this much, do they? Climate truth threatens corporate profits.
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Mark Curtis May 25
50 yrs ago T.May's predecessor Harold Macmillan promoted a brutal war in Yemen killing up to 200k and was never held to account. Neither will May be now. In 50 yrs time, will UK leaders still have impunity for overseas crimes? Corbyn govt must change this.
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Ben See 10h
This brutal capitalism is wiping out everything. It's 'a kind of hybrid deadly fungus, predatory lender & concentration camp management agency'. It's 'had such a brutalizing effect on the world'. Blaming all humans for 'economic growth at all costs' smh.
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Ben See 11h
'We find that a global total SLR exceeding 2m by 2100 lies within the 90% uncertainty bounds for a high emission scenario. This is more than twice the upper value put forward by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the Fifth Assessment Report.'
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Ben See 11h
“Volcanoes are a pressurised system and if you remove pressure by ice melting and landslide, you have a problem.”
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Ben See 11h
Air pollution causes up to 8.8 million premature deaths each year around the globe:
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Ben See 11h
'a steady increase in agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions, much of it linked to industrial systems of crop production and the rise of factory farm systems of animal production.'
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isla charlatan 17h
Replying to @islacharlatan
I don't care what you call yourself, if you support the continued economic growth of the largest empire in human history, you support empire.
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isla charlatan 17h
"America can simultaneously decarbonize and grow its economy" inevitably leads to "America must invade this country for the necessary minerals to decarbonize its economy"
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Extinction Symbol 18h
"Recent studies found that if current trends continue, both monarch populations face migratory collapse within the next 20 years."
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