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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of the and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network ()
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 22 Dec 18
I would like to wish everybody very happy holidays and a healthy, productive, and peaceful 2019. Thanks for great conversations this year. I'll be tweeting less in the coming months as I turn to some long awaited writing. Warm wishes, Jeff Sachs
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 22 Dec 18
Replying to @edgardodiaz50
Ongoing wars must be funded and provisioned. Syria was a proxy war, not a civil war. This is perfectly obvious and thoroughly documented. The US, Saudis, Turkey naively told Assad to go. Ramped up war. Failed, except to create bloodshed.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 22 Dec 18
Replying to @edgardodiaz50
You need to look at the details. Assad would have easily suppressed 2011 rebellion except for the arms, finance, logistics, and sanctuary support from the neighbors and CIA. So yes, we supported and armed rebels & jihadists, & led to years of bloodshed and proxy war.
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Project Syndicate 21 Dec 18
Bank transfers, the Internet, and air safety depend on global rules. So does combating climate change | 
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Morgan D. Bazilian 21 Dec 18
“Diplomats, rather than engineers, have been at the forefront at UN summits for the past 24 years. The time for to take center stage has arrived”, according to
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @edgardodiaz50
You have it a bit backwards. Assad didn't kill people to keep power during the 2000s. Repression worked w/out mass killings. What caused mass killings after 2011 was US-Saudi-Turkey-led influx of arms and jihadists to stoke an overthrow, leading to a full-fledged proxy war.
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Manuel Sintubin ⚒️🔥 21 Dec 18
Hear, hear! "Diplomats, rather than engineers, have been at the forefront at UN climate summits for the past 24 years. The time for engineers to take center stage has arrived."
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Zoe 21 Dec 18
What’s a holiday without some learning? Proud to have completed my course with Facing History and am stoked to be starting my new course on is a real inspiration. Loved module 1 and can’t wait to dive into module 2.
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Glenyss Turner 21 Dec 18
I agree. I have read Unprecedented Crime and it’s excellent. It makes a compelling case for crimes against more than just humanity.
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Martin Anota 21 Dec 18
Sécurité climatique : place au ingénieurs () [french]
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Asian Development Bank 21 Dec 18
The just-agreed “rulebook” for fighting means that it's time to call in the specialists, writes via
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @GlenyssTurner
I strongly support the concept.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @edgardodiaz50
Correct. A really dumb policy, predictably failing. Even more arms would have meant more deaths but little change in outcome given Russia's and Iran's backing of Assad. Dreadful blunders by the US. No to violent CIA-led regime change.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @SupremeRichards
And I meant no delay!!! Thanks!
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @jasonemrysss
They are not idiots. They deployed fossil fuels to help build a modern economy. Yet science and engineering then taught that there are better and safer ways.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @jarretadams @ProSyn
Nuclear will certainly be part of the mix for many countries and rejected by many others.
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
It is in line with the IPCC 1.5-degree report (decarbonize by mid-century) and modeled here and here . It is a huge and doable task, our generation's moonshot.
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Jørgensen | Pedersen 21 Dec 18
Call in the engineers for climate safety, argues :
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @AlexSteffen
No, not quite. Here are two important roadmaps so far ignored by the political leaders: and
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Jeffrey D. Sachs 21 Dec 18
Replying to @mcp0711
Need strategies, such as here: and here:
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