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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
is now stronger than cyclone idai like idai kenneth will stall inland after landfall and produce widespread fl
#CycloneKenneth is now stronger than Cyclone Idai.

Like Idai, Kenneth will stall inland after landfall and produce widespread flooding -- the deadliest risk of any hurricane or tropical cyclone. Some places will get a year's worth of rainfall (800-1000mm) in a few days.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
cyclone idai hit mozambique just 5 weeks ago more than 1000 people died and nearly 3000000 people affected the
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique just 5 weeks ago.

More than 1,000 people died, and nearly 3,000,000 people affected.

The U.N. called it the worst weather-related disaster on record in the Southern Hemisphere.

And now #CycloneKenneth .

Back-to-back storms this bad is unimaginable.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
update is now a category 4equalling the strongest cyclone ever to threaten mozambique one of the lowest income
UPDATE: #CycloneKenneth is now a Category 4—equalling the strongest cyclone ever to threaten Mozambique, one of the lowest-income nations on Earth.

Kenneth is still rapidly strengthening and will make landfall later today, April 25th.

This is a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
this is the time to help before arrives and are already on the ground with supplies in place to help mozambiqu
This is the time to help, before #CycloneKenneth arrives.
@IFRCAfrica
, @UNICEF , and @MSF are already on the ground with supplies in place to help Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zimbabwe recover -- places still reeling from Cyclone Idai.

Now is a lifesaving moment. Donate.
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
folks this is a dire warning for mozambique has rapidly strengthened and is now expected to match cyclone idai
Folks, this is a dire warning for Mozambique:

#CycloneKenneth has rapidly strengthened and is now expected to match Cyclone Idai's peak (125mph/200kph).

After landfall, Kenneth will stall inland—just like Idai—with up to 30in/800mm of rain.

This is a humanitarian catastrophe.
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
this is terrifying cyclone kenneth is growing rapidly and headed for mozambique it s been barely more than a m
This is terrifying.

Cyclone Kenneth is growing rapidly and headed for Mozambique.

It's been barely more than a month since Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique -- triggering the worst weather disaster in Southern Hemisphere history.

Kenneth will worsen an already horrific tragedy.
Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
you lied to us you gave us false hope you told us that the future was something to look forward to and the sad
"You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to. And the saddest thing is that most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us."

@GretaThunberg, with 🔥 to UK MP's:
https://t.co/fXk7urE3AB
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Eric Holthaus
EricHolthaus
in the past week has met the pope and addressed the eu parliament the italian senate and the uk parliament her
In the past week, @GretaThunberg has met the pope, and addressed the EU Parliament, the Italian Senate, and the UK Parliament

Her message is clear: We have a moral responsibility to radically change the world. And the "we" here DEFINITELY means you.

https://t.co/QD2dFW8jQC
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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) => 0.13626098632812 f_f_QM(2) => 0.11155390739441 indS(2) => 0.071962118148804 indM(2) => 0.037848949432373 indM_1(2) => 0.0047450065612793 indM_2(2) => 0.0019850730895996 indM_4(2) => 0.0030150413513184 indM_5(2) => 0.0040857791900635 indM_6(2) => 0.0015289783477783 indM_7(2) => 0.0039107799530029 indM_8(2) => 0.0011179447174072 indM_9(2) => 0.0089681148529053 indM_10(2) => 0.008044958114624 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.021352767944336 f_f_dT(20) => 0.020890235900879