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Paul Dawson
Slowing down isn’t about saving the planet. It’s about us and our vulnerability to a level of disruption civilisation has never seen.
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Paul Dawson 58m
For those who said it isn't possible! Wind turbines in Scotland generated almost twice the entire country’s domestic power requirements In the first six months of the year.
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“Psychologically, it makes me feel insecure,” “In Nigeria, the crisis is already here and it will have more and more impact in the coming years.” Drought in the north of Nigeria is worsening conflict Food prices are rising as agricultural land is ruined
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Paul Dawson 3h
A third of the corals were lost on the Great Barrier Reef between 2016 and 2017 "If you imagine losing 30-50% of the trees in England over the course of two years, it would be quite astounding."
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Paul Dawson 4h
“It looks like the worst case scenario put forward by the IPCC could be an underestimate because we are seeing ice melting now that we expected 30 to 40 years from now. It’s alarming because it’s very fast-paced and the consequences are hard to predict.”
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Paul Dawson 5h
France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon There are currently a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest Environmental groups say the fires are linked to Bolsonaro's policies
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Paul Dawson 6h
9 of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005 At the same time, greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels — as well as deforestation and intensive agriculture — have skyrocketed to levels not seen in more than 800,000 years.
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Paul Dawson 7h
THE EFFECTS OF A HEAT WAVE 1. Infrastructure fails. 2. Planes can’t take off. 3. Asphalt can burn you (and your pet). 4. Our bodies suffer serious health risks. 5. Our crops suffer.
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Paul Dawson 8h
“Just like tobacco companies knew their products caused cancer, but hid that information from the public, major oil companies have known for decades that their products would cause climate change,” “big polluters should have to pay”
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Paul Dawson 9h
By 2030 Australia will be responsible for a massive 13% of global emissions. Our fossil fuel industries are subsidised annually by about US$29bn or 2.3% of GDP, And this in a country with probably the greatest low-carbon energy potential in the world
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Paul Dawson 10h
“Euro for euro, hour for hour, flying is the quickest & cheapest way to warm the planet,” “It felt so wrong that my flight there was contributing to destroying that place,” “That’s when I decided not to fly again, & I have not regretted that decision,”
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Paul Dawson 11h
You start with the big picture of a WARMING planet, but as you zoom in you find ever more CLIMATIC & GEOLOGICAL & BIOLOGICAL systems INTERACTING with each other We’re talking about a CRISIS that is affecting every ORGANISM & every square inch of EARTH
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Paul Dawson 12h
"Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another."
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Paul Dawson 13h
“People demanded faster climate action and that’s what we’re going to get,” “Building the world’s first fossil free, sustainable society is going to require much more than nice words on paper, but we’re determined to make it happen.”
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Paul Dawson 14h
"If the planet could talk," "it would be screaming in agony or weeping in despair. Maybe both."
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Paul Dawson 15h
"The world’s biggest producers of meat, dairy and seafood are failing to tackle the enormous impact they are having on the planet through deforestation, the routine use of antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions,"
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Paul Dawson 16h
More than 40% of trees die up to three years after a fire. This means that the carbon stored in their trunks, branches and leaves is released into the atmosphere, either while the fire is burning, or later as the dead trees decompose.
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Paul Dawson 17h
What I’m really scared of is the damage we are doing to our planet, and the hostility that may be unleashed against those fleeing drought, famine, fires & storms climate breakdown and the need to help those trying to cross the Med. are intimately linked
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Paul Dawson 18h
Today we already have 15-17% total deforestation in the Amazon If we exceed 20-25% deforestation, then we reach the tipping point and 50-60% of the Amazon forest would become a savanna. At the current rates of deforestation, we are only 20-30 years away.
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Paul Dawson 19h
“What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic,” “We have the science. Now more urgent climate action is needed to steer away from tipping points that could be even worse for our planet than we first thought.”
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Paul Dawson 20h
There is no way to avert the climate crisis without keeping most of our coal, oil and gas in the ground, plain and simple. Because much of the carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for centuries. We need corporate action, not virtue signaling.
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