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David Wallace-Wells
Central Park East. Deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine. Author of THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH.
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Eric Holthaus 43m
There’s been half a million lightning strikes in less than 24 hours in the Houston area. This, if you’re wondering, is not normal.
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Eric Holthaus 45m
Replying to @EricHolthaus
For southeast Texas, 41 inches would be a very wet *two month* period, not expected more than once every 100 years (in a stable climate). It’s happened in three days.
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Dr. Jonathan Foley 1h
This is very helpful. While it doesn’t 100% prove there’s a link between divestment and phasing out fossil fuels, this is the best evidence I’ve seen there is one... Bottom line: Divestment might really work. It’s going to make debt financing fossil fuels much more expensive.
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Eric Holthaus 1h
Parts of Southeast Texas are now approaching rainfall totals that are comparable to Hurricane Harvey -- which was the worst freshwater flooding disaster in American history. This has quickly become a national emergency.
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Chris Hayes 4h
It is so easy to read this and be upset or shake your head and still see it as an abstraction. But take a second to play through a missile from, say, Iran landing in Iowa and killing 30 farmers and what that would do to domestic politics.
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Jamie Margolin 5h
. and I plotting the demise of the fossil fuel and animal agriculture industry (through a just transition that doesn’t leave workers behind) like.....
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Kate Aronoff 3h
"As the world hurtles towards a potential climate catastrophe by 2030, senators own as much as $6.1m worth of stock in oil and gas companies. In addition, members have between $1.1m and $2.8m invested in electric and natural gas utilities stocks."
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Ketan Joshi Sep 14
This is a neat example of how eminently resolvable challenges around the clean power transition are framed by deniers and ideologues as incurable curses, while actual scientists and engineers just get on with fixing them.
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
Replying to @dwallacewells
"Even the slower, more manageable path to two degrees requires, the U.N. says, a global World War II–scale mobilization. Secretary-General António Guterres, who met Greta last December, says it needs to begin this year."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"There are other paths to climate stability than the ones drawn by the IPCC, of course, but those that feature less nuclear and less carbon capture require decarbonization to come even more quickly — perhaps by adjusting our policy priorities away from economic growth."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"and perhaps four times as large as today’s oil and gas businesses, which took more than a century to develop; and they also require expanding nuclear power probably by at least 150 percent, perhaps by as much as 500 percent, by just 2050."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"Staying safely below 2C, the U.N. says, requires halving emissions globally over the next decade; and require such rapid deployment of technology to remove CO2 that by the end of the decade, we’d have to have built from scratch a carbon-capture industry at least twice..."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"Emissions are at an all-time high, not moving too slowly in the right direction but still moving in the wrong direction..."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"And Xi Jinping appointed himself president for life of China, a booming autocracy that has, just this year, proposed new coal plants to single-handedly push us past the Paris goals."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil, promising to deforest the Amazon at such a rate that scientists of his own country estimated the impact would be, over the course of a decade, equal to adding a second China and a second U.S. to the global carbon footprint..."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
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"Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, pledging to boost coal, kill wind power, and roll back environmental regulations so aggressively that the industry groups he was theoretically appealing to have objected..."
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David Wallace-Wells 3h
"It has been just three years now since the historic signing of the Paris climate accords, which formalized the two-degree goal, and here is what has happened in the meantime..."
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Novara Media 5h
"A quarter of all carbon emissions have happened since the iPhone was released". , author of 'The Uninhabitable Earth', on how we've done more damage to the Earth while knowing the consequences than we ever did in ignorance. Full interview:
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Ketan Joshi 6h
"Everything you might not like about the world is going to be made worse by climate change, but everything you value about the world could be made better by taking action on climate change" Readd in convo w/
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Alexander Kaufman Sep 18
The Green New Deal isn't coming for your hamburgers, but ranchers are coming out for the Green New Deal. A coalition representing 10,000 farmers and ranchers signed an open letter to Congress endorsing the -sponsored industrial proposal.
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