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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
If Virgin's "private island" model is anything like most cruise operators, nearly all the money passengers spend on Bimini will go back to Virgin, not to the Bahamian locals or economy. (As is the case with Royal Caribbean and its Haitian private port: )
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @richardbranson
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Nick Wray #FBPE Dec 4
No, not my comparison, yours. talks the talk, but doesn't manage the walk when it comes to Virgin Cruise lines, Virgin Galactic and of course Virgin Airlines, all of which add significantly to pollution. Like Trump, Branson avoids tax, yet sues our NHS.
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
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Alternative NOAA Feb 3
. is a member of "The Ocean Elders." He claims to be an environmentalist. He recently launched "Virgin Voyages". Cruise ships are floating dump sites that emit vast amounts of air and water pollution. This is not environmental leadership.
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Empire State Indivisible Feb 14
RIGHT NOW: The NY State Senate is holding hearings on legislation aimed at combatting the environmental and economic devastation that will tear our communities a part due to climate change. and must pass the this year!
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NYC-EJA Feb 14
rally at NY City Hall. Lourdes from says "Fossil fuels are killing us and our planet. We need to act right now, but we need to do it in a just way."
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NY Renews Feb 14
.'s Annel testifies to : intersects w/historical inequality. Example: NYC's 12 most heat-vulnerable neighborhoods = high poverty areas, majority POC. We must pass the Climate & Community Protection Act to invest in communities!
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
So much for the Carbon War Room warrior.
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @richardbranson
Still, yes, do pop a bottle of champagne and let’s drink to a dangerously warming planet, kids with asthma, unnecessarily burning fossil fuels, and the perpetuation of the extractive and exploitative cruise ship industry. Happy Birthday, !
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
And don’t be thinking you’ll escape these deadly fumes if you’re not one of Virgin’s passenger (who will all be adults), because this ship will be idling 24/7 while in port in NYC, spewing those emissions into the lungs of Upper West Side neighborhood kids.
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
Not that you’d know it from Virgin’s promo pics, which carefully avoid showing images of its ship’s 14 deadly emissions spewing funnels ...
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
Better not “take a deep breath”. These ships will be burning some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet, emitting tons of PM2.5, SOx, NOx, and CO2.
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A View From The Hook Feb 14
. is launching fossil fuel powered in NYC today. Branson said this - “If businesses and governments fail to address global warming, Branson said in an interview yesterday, the problems could outstrip the damage done during World Wars I and II.”
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IMOclimate Feb 14
"...about 70%of the black carbon in the Arctic currently comes from fossil fuel burning"
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MovingForwardNetwork Feb 13
Goods movement is a big contributor to environmental pollution, but Hong Kong is stepping up with drones that accurately monitor emissions in real time. Can someone bring more of this technology to the states?
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A View From The Hook Feb 13
Building a resilient must combine preparing the waterfront for climate change, while also *seriously* slashing the climate change exacerbating emissions produced by the fossil fuel dependent port, ships, machinery, trucks, etc.
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Waterfront Alliance Feb 13
We support the and green jobs that will create a resilient for all in the face of ! Join the today at 5pm to tell to support the (Gathering at 780 3rd Avenue, NYC).
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A View From The Hook Feb 13
“That could include ... investing in advanced clean-energy technologies, retrofitting older buildings, tackling sectors like air travel and *shipping*”
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My Generation Jan 4
Activists gathered at the board meeting today to show support for clean air & transportation, demanding more regulation on indirect sources of pollution from places like warehouses & ports.
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