Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben


Author, Educator, Environmentalist and founder of https://t.co/RD1mCHAneQ and https://t.co/58WgUpHwRO. Opinions all my own, and expressed at greater length at https://t.co/va0A985uVl

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Who changed Manchin's mind? You did. Thank you.

Build Back Better, Bonn-style. Lots of dams breaking

Who changed Manchin's mind? You did. Thank you.

A breaking thread: Just got off an important web call with @NYCComptroller  @bradlander , the NYC comptroller. He made it clear that if @BlackRock  and other financial partners don't start meeting their commitments to climate action, NYC won't be able to meet its own pledges.

Perhaps we could seasonally dine on CEOs

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The Guardian's entire front today is a remarkable survey of how much damage 1 degree of warming is doing to our earth. A sobering reminder of how much work we have to do

On this day in 1965 LBJ signed into law the Voting Rights Act. It culminated decades of work by millions. Many of us who were alive then are appalled now to see the erosion and suppression of these rights. That's a big reason we started @ThirdActOrg 

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34 years and 40 days ago, Jim Hansen broke the news of global warming to the U.S. Senate. Finally, today, they act It's late, it's deeply compromised, and it's also a great victory for all who have fought so long and hard. Such thanks to all of you, and on to the next battles

The heaviest rain ever measured in the history of Seoul, pop 25 million. This is what happens when you warm a planet

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Wondering how deep Europe's drought is? Here's the Loire river today, east of Nantes, via @Desomag 

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Manchin has taken more money from the fossil fuel industry than anyone else in DC And the return on that investment has been enormous. Big Oil got its money worth a thousand times over.

1) Irma at 190 mph 2) Harvey at 54 " of rain 3) West ablaze 4) Record California heat 5) Donald Trump talking at an oil refinery

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1) Russia can only afford to fight because of its oil and gas 2) Russia's main weapon against Europe is its threat to cut off oil and gas 3) So it might be wise to stop using oil and gas now that we have workable alternatives 4) (Also saves the planet)

It's rude to say it at the moment, I guess, but perhaps worth remembering that the North Carolina legislature literally banned using the latest science on sea level rise for coastal planning

This is big news. The world's biggest shipping firm pledges to cut carbon emissions to zero. CEO says "We will have to abandon fossil fuels."

Basic IPCC formula, in order 1) build massive amounts of (now cheap) sun and wind 2) Electrify everything to run on it 3) Conservation and efficiency 4) Research the hell out of the last hard stuff (planes, cement, etc) 5) Stop cutting down trees for cows (or anything else)

The earth probably saw its highest temperature ever reliably recorded today: 130F (54.4C) in California. But it's not a record that will last.

Holy heck. The University of California system has just divested from fossil fuels. That's $80 billion, from what is the biggest and arguably best public system in the world. Thanks to all who have campaigned so long and hard--this is a breathtaking win!

Justice Kagan, in dissent: "The Court appoints itself—instead of Congress or the expert agency—the decisionmaker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things more frightening."

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