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If you're keen on keeping up with news on the and its various threads of concern, but you're not following @tuxom , then adjust your radio frequency and follow them.

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Leaked #UN science report warns of clash between #bioenergy and #food

Models suggest large areas of land are needed to draw #CarbonDioxide out of the air to limit #GlobalWarming to 1.5C, the most ambitious target in the #ParisAgreement.
Widespread use at the scale of several millions of km2 globally” of tree-planting and #bioenergy crops could have “potentially irreversible consequences for food security and land degradation”

climatechangenews.com/2019/07/

The full 1,500 page report from concerning world and is still not yet published, but excerpts have been making the rounds to the press, and the data is bad...

ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-G

The findings influenced a new report from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (), saying much more commitment is needed there to protect the country's land and water from a 'nature emergency.'

cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-na

's tree canopy is globally critical.

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#Science #deniers can be effectively rebutted, study finds

The study and its findings are robust enough to offer a somewhat hopeful path forward for people who are trying to counter the damaging fallout of #science #denialism.
“There is an urgent need for good strategies to counter science deniers, because we see how much damage they can do,” said Cornelia Betsch, professor of health communication at the University of Erfurt in Germany.

minnpost.com/second-opinion/20

In case you’re thinking about joining the Deep Adaption forum too (the one that matters, on Ning), be aware they have very specific and firmly enforced guidelines.

deepadaptation.ning.com/about/

‘Which experts would you recommend to present to a Citizens’ Assembly?’

jembendell.com/2019/07/13/whic

A fascinating and important post from Professor on the idea of a citizens’ assembly in relation to discussing, communicating, and organizing .

I think I’m going to get into the forum and lurk a while. There must be some very forward-thinking discussions going on there. I’m not crazy about a Ning account, but better than FB or LockedIn.

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High temperatures smash all-time records in Alaska in early July 2019

Starting on the Fourth of July and lasting multiple days, temperatures across Alaska were 20 to 30 degrees #above #average in some locations. On July 4, all-time high temperature records were set in #Kenai, #Palmer, #KingSalmon, and #Anchorage International Airport. The airport reached an astounding, for #Alaska, 90°F, breaking the previous all-time record by 5°F!

climate.gov/news-features/even

#ClimateBreakdown

And then we have the other side, accusing the UN of dark agendas while having a greater and darker agenda of its own, represented here by one of their leading poop-sacs, Rowan Dean...

'Climate change is a fraudulent and dangerous cult, which has paralysed and bewitched the ruling elites, and is driven by unscrupulous and sinister interests including the power-hungry socialist mob at the UN.'

sciencealert.com/climate-denie

Thing is, we don't need 'sides' to tell us what we can see for ourselves. ☠️

And yet, 'UN chief urges action to avert 'catastrophe':

'Climate disruption is happening now... It is progressing faster than the world's top scientists have predicted. . . . It is outpacing our efforts to address it. Every week brings new climate-related devastation... floods, drought, heatwaves, wildfires and super storms. . . . We [must] act now with ambition and urgency.' But some world leaders still don't realise the dangers.

phys.org/news/2019-06-chief-ur

We can see these political frictions playing out now... 'EU leaders fail to set 2050 target of zero net carbon emissions' Coal-reliant nations like Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic opposed the 2050 target.

phys.org/news/2019-06-eu-leade

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' poses greater risk to global development than does'

A new study out of Stockhholm, says there are 4X fewer trade-offs than synergies between climate action and the targets of UN's global Sustainable Development Goals. I.e. if world govs don't get it together immediately on climate action, we can kiss the UN's SDGs goodbye.

phys.org/news/2019-07-climate-

But it's not without great risks of backfiring on fossil-reliant communities, and increasing civil unrest.

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Ok, well, apparently 'hide' is equivalent to 'block' in M'don, though not to my mind.

'Sheryl Sandberg played the role of Typhoid Mary, bringing surveillance capitalism from Google to Facebook.' – Zuboff

Still one of the best quotes of the year.

They must be close. ;)

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John Naughton, "Why we need a 21st-century Martin Luther to challenge the church of tech" theguardian.com/technology/201

[A bit clumsy on church history, but useful as background in the critique of utopian digitalism & datafetishism]

The IPCC reports are the same way, written through a PR filter. This is a setback in the climate crisis, where time is now critical to take action (not just debate, convince, and hold press conferences), to save ecosystems and humanity. Filtered language will not get us far fast enough; is not alarming enough.

I don’t always agree with the idea of peer-reviewed journals being determinants of what is accurate or not. Yes, published ‘research’ should follow the conventions of data provisioning and methodology so it can be tested by others. And researchers can be peer-reviewed without Elsevier. Nothing should be hidden or dubious. But the monopolistic control of academic publishing, very much a kind of financial scam system, forces researchers to accept filtered language, or not be published.

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Control your presence in the world. Always own your platform.

I don't care if you're a writer with dozens of books, an artist known across the world, or a young punk cutting your first theremin-and-thrash-guitar demos.

Control your creative work.

Sites that "make stuff easy for you?" Who "handle the grunt work" for you? They do not put your interests first.

"I'll leverage Medium until I'm famous, then go full indie?" No. You've built up Medium, not your name.

alwaysownyourplatform.com/

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