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Dorian Furlonger
FRSA | Author of new political ideas to enable everyone to achieve (not just aspire to) a good sustainable + support RT/F/L≠endorse
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Dorian Furlonger 2h
Independent thinking unshackles communities from ideological limitations, allowing them to draw on all relevant knowledge & ideas as well as apply to work out solutions to local problems. RT with thanks to & great article by
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 17
It's time for - for that to happen we need to deliver of the . So what are the targets set in ? You can read them here -
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 16
Don't ask me to explain why but I find this tweet by inspiring. It is somehow motivating to let go of accepting "what is good for many is good enough" and raising our sights to the soaring challenge of seeking to enable everyone to achieve a good quality of life.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 15
Replying to @manifesto2000
Thank you Alan. I think the complexity of the multiple issues around climate change and climate action, combined with the diversity of strongly held views, do not make it easy to discuss differences of viewpoint by tweet - so I am not sure that I would want to do it again!
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 15
It's time to deliver + + together and through that set the scene to enable us to improve: RT with thanks to
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
Replying to @qolfabook
An article about how the government financing of the UK Net Zero 50 target, just might not be as challenging as it might seem.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
Replying to @RSAMatthew @theRSAorg
What if instead of relying on leaders, we looked for institutional collaborations (crossing the divides you refer to) to provide the leadership? Maybe could lead by developing a model for institutional collaborations & networking at local, national & global levels?
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
For clarification: I am not suggesting that CO2 in itself is a pollutant, but that at some increased level of concentration in the air [precisely what level is, I think, the point of contention] it can have knock on effects detrimental to supporting human life.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
Replying to @KeillerDon
Yes, I should have expressed that better. I am not suggesting that CO2 in itself is a pollutant, but that at some increased level [precisely what level, if I understand correctly, is the point you are challenging] it can have knock on effects detrimental to supporting human life.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
13/13 Lastly, let me add that I also support the continuation of research, which can be rigorously tested, that challenges the consensus in order to help protect against group-think & potentially to open up new insights about the relationship between humanity & the environment.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
12/13 And when I say, fair to everyone, I very definitely include the being fair to those people whose lives are currently dependent on fossil fuel extraction, production and consumption.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
11/13 So for me the question is not do we or don't we take climate action - but - what are the best combinations of actions we can take to reduce the risks of us undermining the environment we need to maintain human well-being (acting in a way that is fair to everyone)?
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
10/13 In the interim, though, for decision-makers to go against a knowledgeable consensus of the outcomes of extensive research would be to take an intentional gamble with everyone's lives – and more particularly with everyone’s children’s lives.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
9/13 So maybe one day, as a result of continuous research and new information, scientists who disagree with the consensus can, through their continued research, demonstrate that humanity could survive well in a changed CO2 environment.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
8/13 Then, second, we call on those who have the knowledge and skills to make an informed judgement to consider all the research in order to come to a consensus on what is the best knowledgeable at the time to inform our decisions.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
7/13 The best basis we have (I think) is that we, first, encourage a continuous wide range of research by many different people, and subject every piece of research to testing, measuring, checking, comparison and challenge.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
6/13 A critically important question that then arises (given the vital importance of maintaining an environment that supports human well being) is: What is the best basis on which to make decisions so that they do not put at risk the supportive environment we rely on?
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
5/13 Some of the effects of different forms of pollution we can see fairly quickly and can hopefully all agree on. It is the longer-term effects (such as the impact of increasing CO2 on the overall environmental system) which can be very difficult to forecast with certainty.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
4/13 We have nonetheless, in addition, found out that the environment really is a very complex system, and some of what we have done has definitely had unexpected knock on effects and created forms of pollution (such as of rivers, air quality, etc) that are detrimental to us.
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Dorian Furlonger Jun 14
3/13 We have learned that we can make changes to the natural environment, which can result in more of what we want and that enable more people to live at any one time.
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