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brad plumer @bradplumer Washington, DC

Reporter at @nytclimate. On the apocalypse beat, more or less. Email me at brad.plumer@nytimes.com

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@noahqk @aafawcett @AkshatRathi was just rereading the SR15 and there's this chart for pathways to 1.5°C with no or… https://t.co/asirESGWx7Despite the destruction in CA/OR this year, we need to remember that fire is also beneficial in many places. Stop c… https://t.co/ZDUqHimwUn
Retweeted by brad plumer @SListgarten @henryfountain the "levelized avoided cost of electricity" metric tries to get at some of that, but it… https://t.co/NQvvZ37x4r @noahqk @AkshatRathi with methane, my understanding is that if we held methane emissions to current levels, CH4 con… https://t.co/akUTpKhcfBHow coal-loving Australia became a leader in rooftop solar: "In two of the country’s most populous states, Queensla… https://t.co/b1a9LxLLurPretty neat, but hard to get *too* excited until we see that sweet, sweet LCOE data: https://t.co/4T53x2iU9U by @henryfountainThe White House has been recruiting climate deniers/critics to seed top NOAA positions. They were told they can sha… https://t.co/ovwR9HLbIk
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9/29
2020
@barrygoldman1 @madeleinethien that’s so neat, I had no idea..."Translation between written languages that's immediate, virtually free, and sufficiently good for almost all busin… https://t.co/JVtkKt2Aku
Retweeted by brad plumer @StephenFrug @mattyglesias i'll think about it. tbh, it's not really the primary focus of the book and doesn't get… https://t.co/8T7aHSfq9z @StephenFrug @mattyglesias also i originally wanted to say "needn't be a climate disaster" but ran out of characters. oh well. @StephenFrug @mattyglesias broad arc is that a person moving from a poorer country to the US will see per capita em… https://t.co/dw5jxuRQKuThis is such a great piece by @madeleinethien on two of China's most famous poets, particularly this section on why… https://t.co/R5OkIHcAGdFinished @mattyglesias' One Billion Americans and really liked it. Even apart from that specific goal, there's fasc… https://t.co/I4LU9dUPmi @dylanmatt George Pelecanos just made a movie of some of his short stories, which would fit. Also I think technical… https://t.co/lKRSYCXVgf
9/27
2020
It “offers an important service to the billions...unlikely to ever set foot there: It is one of the world’s largest… https://t.co/QQqwojxeQi
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9/26
2020
Southern Company claims it can get to net-zero emissions by 2050 *and* keep building more natural gas plants in the… https://t.co/NBp7xBQx15Nearly 20 percent of Western wildfires this year are in areas that had burned as recently as 2000. “Reburn,” as… https://t.co/QJF1nU5U5H @sictransitglora Is Lazard’s battery data not reliable? @Erasmus111 It was a hot topic the last time I went to ARPA-e’s annual showcase, guess I should really follow up!Batteries are great, but not well-suited for long-duration energy storage. And this paper says figuring out cheaper… https://t.co/Lrc3FGxeYC
9/24
2020
Hello Earther is looking for a staff writer. Gonna be thirsty and ask you to please RT and share this job posting! https://t.co/DaYNq3xCd8
Retweeted by brad plumerWith a steady, gentle touch provided by Jesse, editing behind the scenes. My thanks. https://t.co/lrO0XS83IO
Retweeted by brad plumer @brucenilles @JustinHGillis @SavorTooth this is really the key part of the order: https://t.co/YiBi77lJie @brucenilles @JustinHGillis @SavorTooth as i understand it, CARB has the power (and has now been explicitly asked t… https://t.co/ZrvwgQe2lICalifornia to internal combustion engines: Drop dead. @bradplumer @JillCowan https://t.co/TWredP6gLx
Retweeted by brad plumerThe smoke we’ve experienced over the last few weeks was unprecedented. But it was also a reminder that smoke has al… https://t.co/ynOvgc4fJh
Retweeted by brad plumerSo far, federal courts have been blocking or striking down many of the Trump administration's efforts to roll back… https://t.co/HYUn4UWddUOregon has been gridlocked over how to deal with rising wildfire risk for years. It's possible the recent blazes mi… https://t.co/LrpIEk7XkI @twkovach ha, i mentioned it again earlier this year, though the numbers were even bigger after 2019. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯… https://t.co/YZGzVnUbII"Now, in the weeks after Hurricane Laura submerged neighborhoods, obliterated businesses and unearthed coffins, man… https://t.co/D3maQ8r5Oi @JasonNark oh wow this piece is terrific @JasonNark interesting. it's possible the risk is really small and this article is overstating things (i genuinely… https://t.co/EUvaRNvOuV @KendraWrites oh really interesting. that seems to be the takeaway for NJ too. (plus fortunately lightning storms u… https://t.co/vEG8OA8zUt @JasonNark oh yeah? i'd be curious to hear (or read if you've written about it), i had never heard anything about t… https://t.co/VHP9Yi8rXlI dunno for sure, but this piece on the possibility of catastrophic wildfires in New Jersey sure *feels* like an ar… https://t.co/APhDDX3qxRMaybe you've heard this argument before: "If we want to rapidly decarbonize transportation, electric vehicles aren'… https://t.co/uE5dJwSNy7On tomorrow’s A1*: Amid this onslaught of fires &hurricanes, @bradplumer and I interviewed lots of climate experts,… https://t.co/y1CF8q0G19
Retweeted by brad plumer @binarybits i suspect they're just trying to say something simple like, "batteries cost $100/kwh today—we'll cut co… https://t.co/hjHO87NGiE
9/23
2020
@joshlandon don't remember what he said exactly although googling for it i came across this NY Mag piece that point… https://t.co/M3xk7fjEysThis was an exceptional session. Anyone into transport, urbanization, the built environment, from student to expert… https://t.co/gl2zKQXxPS
Retweeted by brad plumerAlso, it got cut from the final piece, but I recommend @aldatweets' work on whether disasters will spur people into… https://t.co/azLoYoQCC6One stat I learned while reporting this with @JohnBranchNYT is that ~95% of climate finance to date has gone toward… https://t.co/vTABiwn2PDClimate changed. @JohnBranchNYT & @BradPlumer have talked to two dozen scientists, economists, sociologists & poli… https://t.co/43Al21elN1
Retweeted by brad plumerThis essay from @KendraWrites on the stories we tell about humanity's relationship with the environment is so so go… https://t.co/ZWopNNltOP
Retweeted by brad plumerChina makes news. And it's important for, well, the survival of the rest of us. Xi Jinping says at UNGA: China w… https://t.co/vYtKFPjaNH
Retweeted by brad plumerTODAY! With the clock ticking on climate action, how can urban climate initiatives be taken from the experimental t… https://t.co/fdJmfDfFoW
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9/22
2020
What makes California so susceptible to climate change? One reason: An engineered landscape that enabled the state’… https://t.co/vquzwo3hOt
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9/20
2020
Excellent piece on this: https://t.co/MPnCJk0ncV
9/18
2020
@nyttypos @nytimes @PopovichN thanks! @stevebloom55 @gregladen @philrandal yeah fair. my (maybe superficial) understanding was that there's a fair bit we… https://t.co/Pj23v6SOD5 @stevebloom55 @gregladen @philrandal right. spending money on trying to conserve and even expand kelp forests is a… https://t.co/2kXppPeVol @JustJoshinYou13 @elidourado (but agree that geological carbon removal is the only way to really get rigorous here.) @JustJoshinYou13 @elidourado i do think there's evidence that many forestry offset programs have *some* benefit — a… https://t.co/a5R1fIS3Yd(My tweet-length take on offsets is that if you think of them as "Here, I'll pay some money to do some good for cli… https://t.co/xWmNik25SVIn theory forestry carbon offsets can work even if there are wildfires, as long as that risk is correctly quantifie… https://t.co/K5uJder5Gv
9/17
2020
@some_yeo @LFFriedman We do try! https://t.co/svlNAMpWUw https://t.co/928Ap0MwIX but interesting findings...
9/16
2020
Wildland firefighters work under grueling conditions, often cutting the fire line with chansaws and hand tools. “Y… https://t.co/TU2QpuH6ks
Retweeted by brad plumerNice, short overview of what's driving increased fire activity in the West — both climate change and forest mismana… https://t.co/MuBIBdz4JQBP's newest "business-as-usual" scenario now sees global oil demand peaking by ~2030, in part from growth in electr… https://t.co/aIwFg7LFAI
9/15
2020
@MDaware @DavidNeiwert @AnnieLowrey i believe California did reclassify SUVs as passenger cars at some point in the… https://t.co/xlntwUNUrt @MDaware @DavidNeiwert @AnnieLowrey oh for sure. i wrote about the CAFE angle awhile back although about half the p… https://t.co/TTLTmZqTsn
9/14
2020
SUVs were the second largest contributor to global CO2 emissions growth over the past decade:… https://t.co/QcGuJ1xol3
9/13
2020
Extinction isn't inevitable: Since 1993, conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species from tota… https://t.co/kW7OB1n6iqFor decades, the oil and plastics industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn't work — that the majority of… https://t.co/KVctckBL1n @cflav and I took a look at what's happening on the western slope of the Cascades, and why. https://t.co/yALO4Mi5AZ
Retweeted by brad plumerWhen oil and gas-industry groups lobbied last year to overturn federal rules on leaks of natural gas, a major contr… https://t.co/BuFmJH3mbR
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9/12
2020
@SEI_Erickson @JaneAFlegal yeah, agreed (though on the flip side it also ignored any decreases in emissions outside… https://t.co/BdIKvJYHGN @JaneAFlegal i think a year ago @gilbeaq did some calculations that it was not a good trade and lifting the oil exp… https://t.co/3Bf93EMGxh
9/11
2020
People cause climate change, and reducing emissions is vital. But even with aggressive action, wildfires will worse… https://t.co/cVj2XtlsRY
Retweeted by brad plumer @mattkahn1966 looking forward to that book!the nation is far behind in adopting policies widely known to protect lives and property, even though worsening fir… https://t.co/bx7KI3kvcO
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9/10
2020
@KendraWrites a few months ago we were invited to what was billed as a small get-together where 3 of 4 people had a… https://t.co/H4M2oOUGcF“If you’re denying this exists, you don’t ask for a report on it.” President Trump has dismissed climate change as… https://t.co/cMsYht5QfA
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9/9
2020
@gnievchenko @mpj42 ah gotcha, i guess that makes more sense @SekWisniewski yeah, although $10 billion (8.5 billion) was areva's 2012 estimate for olkiluoto 3 so presumably eve… https://t.co/iDlV646uLB @mpj42 or maybe they'll ask russia to build 'em instead of areva? no clue how that would work though, whether it'd… https://t.co/AaMRvCWsgqHmm, story says Poland's energy ministry wants to invest $40 billion to build 6-9 gigawatts of nuclear capacity. Th… https://t.co/8B1sxtxzGG"Poland has been the only European Union state to refuse to pledge climate neutrality by 2050… But rising carbon em… https://t.co/yu5wUfeHpkOne of the best pieces I've read on why California doesn't do more controlled burns to help reduce vegetation build… https://t.co/eZClQBzi8q
9/8
2020
@emilyhholden I recently started watching for the first time ever and enjoyed Ron Swanson lobbying for wildlife corridors @SominiSengupta would say eastern newt but maybe actual experts can get more precise!This story is great and makes me feel bad about not tweeting more about the Census GET COUNTED y'all https://t.co/wUDmKmdBse
Retweeted by brad plumerAs per my last engraved tablet https://t.co/ajB2E0ktWp
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9/7
2020
@twkovach noooooo [also i am positive we have only avoided this through dumb luck] @twkovach lol my toddler has recently made clear that unless she can bring her crib blanket into the tub with her,… https://t.co/FAqz00yTH7
9/4
2020
@dk2475 yeah makes total sense that it wouldn't be the only (or even the biggest) driver but it's interesting readi… https://t.co/etgHRiT84GInsightful piece as always by @ivanlpenn on how batteries are transforming California's grid — and might've helped… https://t.co/MGiOLEnUeuI hadn't heard this one before. "Cold War–era urban design philosophy in the U.S. prioritized sprawl because older… https://t.co/wzxBClvCxDFor those curious, the "green" bits of the U.S. stimulus being counted here are mainly the $25 billion to prevent p… https://t.co/jBhbw9PoxKThe EU has devoted about 20% of its coronavirus recovery spending toward green measures. But Europe's a huge outlie… https://t.co/hSSvd3fMNA @AlexSteffen @Elaine @twkovach @HirokoTabuchi can only imagine how fast EV adoption in NYC would soar if owners wer… https://t.co/Xjmm2aJM1J @HirokoTabuchi @Elaine yeah, that would've been a perfect solution in this case (would've had to have been at multiple locations but yeah) @Elaine @HirokoTabuchi yeah in our case bc of the very specific nature of my wife's commuting patterns (getting hom… https://t.co/5TtMlgbzPeIf anyone is in the market for an unwavering & hard-nosed environmental journalist, consider @SaraSneath. She's bee… https://t.co/J3LV4Mj5wT
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9/3
2020
Writing this piece made me pause and realize that I seldom think about my urban policy beat as being about partisan… https://t.co/v0QaGIGp1c
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9/2
2020
If you want to make a climate-friendly change, is it better to eat less red meat? Recycle more? Stop flying? I have… https://t.co/fL5fYvBDdY
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8/31
2020
Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. The latest from @mcorkery5 @CarlosMureithi and me https://t.co/QTR4G5fRQX
Retweeted by brad plumerEarlier this summer, I got on my first plane in months to go to Louisville in order to piece together one of the sa… https://t.co/df6R3dTIbq
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8/30
2020
Finally got around to reading the piece on urban heat & redlining from @PopovichN & @bradplumer. It's a banger.… https://t.co/OeMX0Umfmw
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8/28
2020

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