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GreenerFutures

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One life. One planet. One humanity. People before profit. Love 🚲 🌱 🦋 🐝 🌳 🏕 🎺
Always learning. Seeking informed discourse on climate & ecological crisis, adaptation and mitigation. Potty mouth when riled.

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GreenerFutures, to random
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Over 100 killed and 700 injured by IDF at humanitarian aid delivery point.

Try convincing me this isn’t systematic, cynical, planned GENOCIDE.

How is this being allowed to happen?

Israel shows itself to be dead behind the eyes. Never again will it be able to walk with head held high. A pariah state. So dreadful and sad.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/29/dozens-killed-injured-by-israeli-fire-in-gaza-while-collecting-food-aid

GreenerFutures,
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@mloxton is not an excuse

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@mloxton yeah but no but.

The US is the world’s largest oil producer. It has lots of domestic reserve. I see your logic, but just spitballing ..

.. is it as much about blatant power projection, almost for its own sake? Maybe it wants a forward operating base in the ME to keep pesky Arabs on their toes because Christian economic colonialism is just fine, but anyone else’s isn’t. And the Zionist lobby is deeply entwined. 🤷‍♂️

Not just oil; if only it were that simple.

GreenerFutures, to random
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Capitalism is killing nature en masse.

Humans are like ‘a virus with legs’.

https://x.com/climateben/status/1763197052278669451?s=12

GreenerFutures, to random
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Drax: UK power station burns wood from rare forests.

This is not new news, but glad the BBC has finally picked it up.

⁦‪We need to , it’s doing more harm than good.

⁦‪@axe_drax‬⁩

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68381160

GreenerFutures, to aitools
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is the biggest source of

Whatever your problem, more stuff isn’t the answer.

GreenerFutures, to Insurance
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Renewing our home and we’ve noted an important policy tweak.

. Not from without, but from within (burst tank/pipe).

Either excluded fully from policy or subject to a substantial extra excess. Across multiple policies from multiple underwriters. We’re not in a flood risk property and have never claimed for internal flooding.

So why?

Anyone know what might be going on please?

GreenerFutures, to zerowaste
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‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/15/recycling-plastics-producers-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Am I alone in being completely unsurprised by any of this?

Of course they knew. But free market capitalism doesn’t care about waste. It’s external to the money flow model. It only cares about capital and there were (arguably still are) no market incentives to fix the waste problem. So they haven’t.

? Or to end ?

GreenerFutures,
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@Brendanjones quite so. And apparently, none. Otherwise they’d be doing it already.

GreenerFutures, to random
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Hypothesis.

Weird old guy leaders like and are what happens when a enters its end-phase. When it’s desperate to cling to what it had and is so unimaginative it can’t envision a new future. When vested interests anchor the status quo and new voices challenging it are seen as extremist. It’s all about protecting the status quo, and nothing embodies it better than old white guys preaching a new golden age just like the one they remember.

Thoughts?

GreenerFutures, to climate
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Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/09/atlantic-ocean-circulation-nearing-devastating-tipping-point-study-finds?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

This is the bit that climate deniers who say the climate has always changed don’t get.

When the climate changes faster than flora and fauna (including us) can adapt and evolve, extinctions happen. It’s less the change that’s problematic. It’s more the rate of change that kills. And humanity’s impact is accelerating change rates. Then tipping points take the driving seat.

GreenerFutures, to random
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The world is reducing its reliance on fossil fuels – except for in three key sectors https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/09/biggest-fossil-fuel-emissions-shipping-plane-manufacturing?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Aviation, shipping, industry.

Track all 3 back and we get to consumerism; the creation and delivery of dreams and stuff.

Kill the false icon of and the rest will follow.

This is why unimaginative comfortable consumerists recoil at the notion of ‘’. They can’t think beyond stuff to a more equitable rebalancing of carbon spend.

GreenerFutures, to Neoliberal
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Dropping of £28bn pledge marks a shift in Reeves’s entire economic philosophy https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/feb/08/scaled-back-28bn-pledge-marks-a-shift-in-reevess-entire-economic-philosophy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

has gone full-bore free Meerkat in flip flops.

Putting GDP to debt ratio and ‘growth’ as the icons on their altar, Labour will consign us to a decade more of market-led plunder, gross inequality, runaway climate crisis…

When what we need is boldly different, based on the society we want to be, not the trickle-down model we’ve got, tinkered with.

UK feels hopeless 😡

GreenerFutures, to vegetarian
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Government in court over chicken poo in River Wye https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68221223

This is good news; it has to stop.

But behind the scenes lies a bigger problem: industrial chicken farming.

From egg to 2kg in 37 days is unnatural. An indoor life is unnatural. A 37 day life is unnatural. Immature, fatty meat lacks texture and flavour.

Industrial scale meat farming is horrible yet it’s a growth industry.

Attack the source, not just its consequence.

Say No to , go

GreenerFutures, to climate
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EU lays out plan to cut greenhouse emissions by 90% by 2040 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/06/eu-lays-out-plan-to-cut-greenhouse-emissions-by-90-by-2040?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

At face value this seems good news indeed.

But read the small print and 400m tCO2e is a carbon capture fantasy.

As Greenpeace have put it, “While it sounds like a big number, this target uses some creative accounting with promised carbon capture to hide much lower actual emission cuts”

Oh dear.

#ClimateCrisis #carboncapture is creative accounting

GreenerFutures, to random
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Parisians vote in favour of tripling parking costs for SUVs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/04/parisians-vote-in-favour-of-tripling-parking-costs-for-suvs?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Bravo.

One step closer to getting us rid of the SUV plague.

GreenerFutures, to retirement
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UK state pension age will soon need to rise to 71, say experts https://www.theguardian.com/money/2024/feb/05/uk-state-pension-age-will-soon-need-to-rise-to-71-say-experts?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Based on what economic assumptions and imperatives?

Based on what mandate or democratic consensus that funding state pensions is less important than something else?

This is bad reporting. Alarmist and without context; if the argument is about affordability, say so. If it’s about workforce, say so.

The campaign to end the triple lock has clearly started.

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Quick EV acceleration is a safety feature, says Stellantis CEO. You can kill people outside your car before they get a chance to kill you. Automatic fire is a safety feature says maker of gun that kills people.
https://electrek.co/2024/01/29/quick-ev-acceleration-safety-feature/

GreenerFutures,
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@gerrymcgovern this why I continue to argue that all vehicles should be regulated on max mass and tyre width. Do those 2 things without sacrificing safety standards and everything gets smaller, slower, more efficient, and for EVs shorter range, making them the least efficient way to travel longer distances. This is all needed, along with a revolution in mass transport.

GreenerFutures, to random
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Big cars are a big problem for our roads and our planet https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/29/big-cars-are-a-big-problem-for-our-roads-and-our-planet?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Yup. And the solution is so simple. Ban SUVs. Ban auto adverts. All of them. We need societal change. Whatever the problem is, more and bigger cars are not the solution.

ban

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Sounds legit. I'm sure they weren't tortured or anything 🤬

Axios: " A senior Israeli official said the Shin Bet and Israeli military intelligence provided information that pointed to the active participation of UNRWA staffers and the use of the agency's vehicles and facilities ... A lot of the intelligence is a result of interrogations of militants ... "


https://www.axios.com/2024/01/26/unrwa-gaza-hamas-israel-attack

GreenerFutures,
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@fkamiah17 yeah, like IDF is a credible witness, but the UN isn’t, natch 🤦🏻‍♂️

Good judgement departed the scene a while ago. Meantime, moral compasses have found new blind spots while continuing to swing wildly.

fkamiah17, to Life
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GreenerFutures,
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@fkamiah17 you are positively late to the bar…

GreenerFutures, to random
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Bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticide has emergency approval again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68025634

Oh, FFS.

GreenerFutures, to NewWorldOrder
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https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2024/1/17/gaza-will-be-the-grave-of-the-western-led-world-order

Gaza will be the grave of the western led world order. I sense the author may well be right.

?

GreenerFutures, to random
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Davos: Global crises set to dominate gathering of business leaders https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67960652

The annual gathering of the high priests and priestesses of capitalism, come to reaffirm their commitment to the cult. Using the intoxicants of money and power, they gleefully ignore the sufferings of the world while their incantations promise to break the laws of physics in the pursuit of the prophet ‘Growth’.

isn’t a Davos option.

GreenerFutures, to random
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Midwife quit over 'unsafe care' and staffing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-67732916

This isn’t a new problem. My ex walked away from midwifery in 2004 for exactly the same reason. Understaffing meant she routinely couldn’t work within established patient-midwife ratios. She used to arrive home after shifts emotionally exhausted from constant worry.

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