Air pollution kills an estimated ten million people each year. But it does much more than that, too. A long thread on what it means that more than 90 percent of the world's population is breathing dangerously polluted air. (1/x) lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n23/…
Gov. Abbott screws the country again. Read the thread. Remember, Texas seceded from the rest of the country's grid because they didn't want to put in the resiliency measures the Obama administration demanded.
My former comrades on the right saying that "Because Mitch didn't dump the filibuster in 2017, he never will" are acting as if the past four years didn't happen. So, to use a political science term, let us engage in cutting the shit here for a moment. /1
And now, I bring you a public service announcement to pre-but the arguments that seem to be gaining traction suggesting (falsely) that current gas price volatility is caused by renewables. Buckle up... Thread:
If Congress passes a $150 billion Clean Electricity Performance Program, we will:
✅Cut emissions by over 1/3
✅Create 7.7 million new jobs
✅Add nearly $1 trillion to the economy by 2031.
Both the science and the economics here are crystal clear. We’ve got to get this done.