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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
this is our task as humans in an escalating climate emergency help those who did nothing to cause the problem
This is our task as humans in an escalating climate emergency: Help those who did nothing to cause the problem.
@Federa @MSFtion
, @UNICEF , and are all already working in Mozambique to help the millions of people affected by Idai and Kenneth.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
initial reports from northern mozambique are starting to come in after the landfall of the strongest cyclone e
Initial reports from northern Mozambique are starting to come in after the landfall of #CycloneKenneth -- the strongest cyclone ever recorded to hit mainland Africa.

https://t.co/C1CBBCnDo4
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
the noaa cyclones database shows no cyclone greater than kenneth s strength 120kt 1min winds striking mozambiq
@kimondegreef The NOAA cyclones database shows no cyclone greater than Kenneth's strength (120kt, 1min winds) striking Mozambique or anywhere in mainland Africa. https://t.co/GGYJX6tYEI

Although there are two cyclones of greater strength that have hit Madagascar: Hary (2002) and Gafilo (2004)
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
do not allow this disaster to go unseen talking about this catastrophe daily will help save lives if the world
DO NOT allow this disaster to go unseen. Talking about this catastrophe daily will help save lives.

If the world was able to raise $1B for a church in France, we can surely support our fellow humans in Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zimbabwe at their time of greatest need.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
the deluge from kenneth will come at the peak of harvest time and most of the people in the region are subsist
The deluge from Kenneth will come at the peak of harvest time, and most of the people in the region are subsistence farmers.

That means Kenneth will create a catastrophic food crisis, on top of the risk of flooding and homelessness and infectious disease. A humanitarian crisis.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
by far the deadliest aspect of any tropical cyclone is inland flooding amp rainfall as we saw painfully during
By far the deadliest aspect of any tropical cyclone is inland flooding & rainfall, as we saw painfully during Cyclone Idai.

Kenneth will produce a year's worth of rainfall in just a few days for folks in northern Mozambique. One model estimates 30-60 inches of rain (750-1500mm).
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
cyclone idai hit mozambique just five weeks ago the un called it the worst weather related disaster in recorde
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique just five weeks ago -- the U.N. called it the worst weather-related disaster in recorded history in the Southern Hemisphere. Kenneth is stronger and will produce heavier rainfall.

Kenneth's sustained winds right now are 140mph/225kph -- a Category 4.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
update is just a few hours away from landfall in mozambique the situation has worsened kenneth has strengthene
UPDATE: #CycloneKenneth is just a few hours away from landfall in Mozambique.

The situation has worsened. Kenneth has strengthened further this morning and is now likely to be the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in Mozambique.

This is an abject humanitarian emergency.
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
these storms lay bare the fundamental injustice of climate change stronger storms and heavier rainfall means t
These storms lay bare the fundamental injustice of climate change.

Stronger storms and heavier rainfall means tropical cyclones are more destructive, especially to those who have least contributed to the problem -- like people in Mozambique.
https://t.co/W4zgmWlSFw
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
the said today that there are still communities in central mozambique that have yet to receive aid after idai
The @Federation said today that there are still communities in central Mozambique that have yet to receive aid after Idai.

The only good news here is that Kenneth will hit in a region that wasn't strongly affected by Idai.

But Kenneth will greatly magnify the suffering in Mozambique.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
hurricane irma is so strong it s starting to show up on seismometers in the caribbean equipment designed to me
Hurricane Irma is so strong it's starting to show up on seismometers in the Caribbean -- equipment designed to measure earthquakes. https://t.co/qJrSJ1v8gy
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
day 31 84 of puerto rico is w o power 28 w o running water yesterday a surgery was conducted by cellphone ligh
Day 31:
84% of Puerto Rico is w/o power
28% w/o running water
Yesterday, a surgery was conducted by cellphone light.
An affront to humanity. https://t.co/Rl1ZfqEJOa
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
beira mozambique will go down in history as having been the first city to be completely devastated by climate
Beira, Mozambique “will go down in history as having been the first city to be completely devastated by climate change,” said Graça Machel, the country’s former first lady.

UN: This is the worst weather disaster in history in the Southern Hemisphere.

https://t.co/pYZpLbhFY5
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
this is worth repeating over and over the most horrific thing brazil s new president jair bolsonaro has planne
This is worth repeating over and over:

The most horrific thing Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has planned is privatization of the Amazon rainforest. With just 12yr remaining to remake the global economy and prevent catastrophic climate change, this is planetary suicide.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
wow syria is signing the paris accord that means the us under trump is now the only nation on earth to refuse
Wow.

Syria is signing the Paris accord.

That means the U.S., under Trump, is now the only nation on Earth to refuse climate action. https://t.co/t2xLZO6nrD
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
there are now at least 14 rogue twitter accounts from federal science agencies
There are now at least 14 "rogue" Twitter accounts from federal science agencies:
https://t.co/WOq4Hc5yd1
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
uhhh about bitcoin it s actually ruining the planet the bitcoin computer network currently uses as much electr
Uhhh... about bitcoin... it's actually ruining the planet.

The bitcoin computer network currently uses as much electricity as Denmark. In 18 months, it will use as much as the entire United States.

Something's gotta give. This simply can’t continue.

https://t.co/KSmaCZLXh7
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
sorry to be harping so much on this climate change thing but we only have 12 years to complete a total transfo
Sorry to be harping so much on this climate change thing, but we only have 12 years to complete a total transformation of global society before we lock in irreversible planetary change for millions of years so I'm eager to get started
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
whoa france just launched and is offering grants of up to 15 million euro for climate scientists to move there
Whoa. France just launched https://t.co/Ij8qlG1wX2 and is offering grants of up to 1.5 million Euro for climate scientists to move there.
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
ok you guys my intention is not to scare anyone with this message but hurricane the storm bound for north caro
OK you guys, my intention is not to scare anyone with this message.

But Hurricane #Florence—the storm bound for North Carolina—is going to be about the size of North Carolina when it arrives.

This is what it will look like, according to the latest high-res model prediction:
Total(1) => 0.20068907737732 f_f_QM(2) => 0.16721701622009 indS(2) => 0.063201904296875 indM(2) => 0.10148787498474 indM_1(2) => 0.015817165374756 indM_2(2) => 0.0016591548919678 indM_4(2) => 0.010820150375366 indM_5(2) => 0.021857261657715 indM_6(2) => 0.003695011138916 indM_7(2) => 0.019557237625122 indM_8(2) => 0.0013470649719238 indM_9(2) => 0.013542890548706 indM_10(2) => 0.012763023376465 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.029012203216553 f_f_dT(20) => 0.028495311737061