Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus


Meteorologist | Fellow @umnione | #actuallyautistic | he, they | ecosocialist??❤️

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The uprising in Minneapolis is about inequality, injustice, and the right to life. This day has been hundreds of years in the making.

The social and economic system we have is not designed to be fair. It was created to extract value from the natural world for specific groups of people. It’s working exactly as intended.

Climate change is racist because the system that caused it is racist. The world isn't fighting climate change because powerful people don’t want to stop exploiting people of colour. The urgency of climate change is also an urgency for racial justice.

Ok I deleted the bad tweet. This city is so incredibly tense right now and I judged someone I know nothing about. Will do better. Bread and roses is the goal, and right now everyone is hurting in their own way

Just had a super heartwarming experience at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 436 Roy St North, St Paul -- dozens of people dropping off supplies, preparing triage spaces, coordinating food aid to affected families. This is the kind of world we are working to build.

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Hurricane Irma is so strong it's starting to show up on seismometers in the Caribbean -- equipment designed to measure earthquakes.

Meanwhile, on the hottest day in the history of France, here’s shocking video of police spraying tear gas in the faces of climate activists in Paris. This happened today. Do not look away.

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.

87°F just south of the Arctic Circle in Finland today. Folks, you may think that this is not normal and you'd be right

This week, 40 billion tons of ice will melt in Greenland as the European heat wave moves north -- enough to measurably raise global sea levels. This single heat wave will create a permanent change in our oceans that will linger for millennia. We are in a climate emergency.

Please remember: What is happening in Texas + California is voter suppression and it is intentional. No one should have to wait two or three hours to vote. Voter suppression disproportionately disenfranchises working class voters.

There are now at least 14 "rogue" Twitter accounts from federal science agencies:

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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.

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.

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