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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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@JesseLReynolds @ScipioAcheronus Those numbers are temp above 1986-2005 baseline. You have to add ~0.6C to get leve… https://t.co/Isvz7W815l
1/26
2020
Cities are struggling with the cost of federal requirements to stop releasing raw sewage into rivers. With the Tru… https://t.co/SwLYSgOe7G
Retweeted by brad plumer @dylanmatt it is too late for me. on an ill-advised bender i watched like 2-3 episodes of their teen zombie show da… https://t.co/Lqy1V7eQt8
1/24
2020
@DKThomp i'm pretty consistently around inbox 30. not sure why but i can never get the number of emails that i keep… https://t.co/jApsUwEjxQVenemous giant Sonoran centipede (Scolopendra heros) impaled on a barb to roast in the sun. Who’d do such a thing?… https://t.co/KaPveryiIL
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1/23
2020
@tomphilpott @ABarnardNYT @4fishgreenberg ooh i'll check it out though i assume it's still a question of "we should… https://t.co/L5FjscA5SgOne of the best pieces I've read lately showing how daunting climate adaptation is going to be: @ABarnardNYT on the… https://t.co/Km9Lu5bmmR @AriPeskoe this argument seems highly debatable https://t.co/DLmHMD4zr0There is a lot of GREAT stories coming. Here's a thread on the ones out on day 1 that you can find here: https://t.co/BZQsouOn0p
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1/21
2020
@DrJaneFlegal @InSIS This is awful. I’d only ever met him once and he was absolutely wonderful to talk to, but I’ve… https://t.co/hzcJ06tWex
1/18
2020
Man, this dissent: https://t.co/AYxX2UG43y https://t.co/5Uv20mLeyLThe Ninth Circuit just dismissed Juliana vs US—the big children's lawsuit against the federal government for failin… https://t.co/GGYYvaQs1bWonder what's planned to protect NYC from the next Hurricane Sandy? This option--a huge sea gate--has been talked a… https://t.co/nh8mbs5Wry
Retweeted by brad plumer @bobkopp @JasonBordoff oh that makes sense and hopefully will help avert a lot of the RCP angst but probably not. @bobkopp @JasonBordoff am i right in thinking that it's hard to translate a lot of the underlying studies that use… https://t.co/3yXTUSbwO7 @DanWoy well in fairness they haven't really started to regulate emissions *yet.* this report is the first step in that process though. @Zathras3 seems quite plausible though i don't know the exact numbersCARB does note that these services are still only 1.2% of California's total vehicle miles traveled — but they're a… https://t.co/8vOlVbu0SwNew report by the California Air Resources Board finds that ride-hailing services like Uber/Lyft emit 50% more CO2… https://t.co/DhVGWtVfBV
1/17
2020
@waiterich @linusblomqvist @danrejto @TSearchinger @richardwaite @SavorTooth @TamarHaspel yeah, if i'm reading righ… https://t.co/Wli26NBdfx @linusblomqvist @danrejto Lots of interesting replies, but worth highlighting responses from @TSearchingerhttps://t.co/cm2XnDylY7 @KendraWrites @HirokoTabuchi a good recent one https://t.co/edTjp0pLpu @Smaczni @SamEBNHPR everyone it seems? https://t.co/OcKE6AlZst @SamEBNHPR in fairness it *is* sort of weird that these things are all plural but I’m going to duck for cover now @SamEBNHPR isn’t the tell that these are all referred to as pairs? @DavidFerris @jtemple yeah i wish the piece had just answered once and for all whether those proposed reforms will… https://t.co/25s8AgDEWE @heffbombs @jtemple oh sure but what i love about james' piece is he points out its not solely a question of money… https://t.co/Pjl6B2jVHzSmart piece by @jtemple: Addressing climate change is going to require the building and rebuilding of a staggering… https://t.co/THZ6Gv9J6c
1/16
2020
@Cannibal_Sauce is drought responsible for some part of the decline since 2000? (genuine question i have no idea) @davidfickling @hoffsbeefs that is surprising to me. haven't we seen meat consumption go up as GDP/capita grows (in… https://t.co/gflIMdi3Bt @niina_h_farah @umairfan it's both. the jayson lusk paper i linked showed that we're getting more beef per individu… https://t.co/8G5p5BtJBg @umairfan that's certainly the implication yeah @davidfickling oh interesting i'll have to look that up! (though presumably the rate of change matters just as much… https://t.co/ygpW02iUJC @linusblomqvist @danrejto Shifting consumption gets a ton of attention, but this report focuses on the fact that th… https://t.co/Tg5xtVJZza @linusblomqvist @danrejto That said, they note it's not clear we've hit peak pasture globally just yet. Some region… https://t.co/vySw7XaCsSThis trend is good news for climate change and biodiversity, as @linusblomqvist and @danrejto argue here. If there'… https://t.co/pyiifNlnnAOne big reason is that livestock producers have massively improved their productivity in many places, thanks to adv… https://t.co/ptgxxugvybThis is a remarkable chart: The amount of land worldwide devoted to pasture for livestock appears to have shrunk by… https://t.co/8j5lsJWWml @cactus4earth @brianstorms no @brianstorms the piece says this: "Multi-family buildings will need two spots, along with more that can be easily r… https://t.co/lbIF4LESmTno one: absolutely not one soul: me: *to the tune of spiderman* climate change climate change makes the atmospher… https://t.co/Oz8JKkQntq
Retweeted by brad plumer @philritz1 my understanding is that these homes wouldn't have the actual chargers installed, just the circuitry. si… https://t.co/A9cQKVFSbV @philritz1 Ah, good catch. Though you'd have to subtract the savings from avoided retrofits from the $12b. Would li… https://t.co/MUlvj1JIQL @philritz1 i'd be surprised if it was that much. in one example here it looks like initial construction for *two* E… https://t.co/6dAwePLvCT @zwirnm oh yes, it's a big obstacle to adoption in denser citiesNew U.S. building codes call for making every home 'electric car ready' — equipped with the circuitry in the garage… https://t.co/6huDUqutzW
1/15
2020
@riversNic @Guay_JG yeah, sort of underscores the fact that the market was already fleeing thermal coal — blackrock… https://t.co/V0cnUkwec3 @Guay_JG Anyway, I'd be curious to hear thoughts from others on how big a deal this BlackRock move is and what impa… https://t.co/PtaG1hU9BR @Guay_JG This is striking! "Wherever Mr. Fink goes he is bombarded with climate questions from investors, often to… https://t.co/ROPkkRIQJK @Guay_JG Possible ripples: "BlackRock’s decision may give CEOs license to change their firm’ strategy and focus mor… https://t.co/5gnXqYUPxF @Guay_JG But a caveat: "Still, Mr. Fink made plain that while he intends to consider climate risks, he would not pu… https://t.co/uqKoC2fmmJ @Guay_JG Also: "BlackRock plans to offer new funds…that won't include fossil fuel firms. To the extent that fossil… https://t.co/74vy0gh3vvThough as @Guay_JG says, divesting from coal is pretty much the bare minimum for a climate-conscious investor these… https://t.co/32vAN8w2PBThere's this: "BlackRock would begin to exit certain investments that 'present a high sustainability-related risk,'… https://t.co/LX0hQpj88wVery interesting: BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager — with $7 trillion in investments — says it will put… https://t.co/POnBBuwkqe @ChrisDudley85 oh interesting, is there good reading material on this?Last year was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans, part of a long-term warming trend, ⁦@KendraWrites⁩… https://t.co/TvEVusVn8u
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1/14
2020
@politigamer paper says pretty explicitly that's unlikely to help here, sadlyRecycling seems like a solid option, though it won't necessarily happen automatically without the right policies in… https://t.co/BVw91WigYwThe paper suggests that some ocean mining might be a reasonable option for various green tech metals, though obviou… https://t.co/VY6kCP3Eyd(Note: This is just one estimate. It's hard to predict how many PV panels/batteries/wind turbines/fuel cells/nuclea… https://t.co/g02nHCxNydThe rise of renewable energy and electric vehicles will likely require a huge increase in mining, which can create… https://t.co/rpMTqG3gYJ
1/13
2020
@Stphn_Lacey one trick i try to follow: to the extent you can divide your house/apartment into clear adult/kid spac… https://t.co/BJMWIfuTQ5
1/12
2020
@eroston i'm not sure it actually helps, but i at least enjoyed reading this bit of advice from john mcphee:… https://t.co/JmsOD4IFHCGood climate editor job going at Reuters, I believe it's a new position; "a global role of huge importance". Great… https://t.co/isCU5wzblz
Retweeted by brad plumer @emilyhholden the only thing that can stop an evil clown with a balloon is a good clown with a balloon
1/9
2020
I continue to have my mind blown by new research coming out on air pollution. Today’s edition — installing $700 ai… https://t.co/YMTzPsfj0s
Retweeted by brad plumer🔥 NPR is hiring a Supervising Editor, Climate 🔥 The network is doubling-down on its coverage — and I want someone… https://t.co/rZpVRMWSki
Retweeted by brad plumerOver the past decade, the U.S. added 1,200 miles of new public transit service — and 28,500 miles of major new road… https://t.co/oRbTYXoSze @PKolbenschlag i think it might be included in "other" there, actually, though not 100% sure
1/8
2020
@jgkoomey @ODouglasPrice @MLiebreich Michael Milligan, who has been working on this topic for a long time, also tal… https://t.co/YliVm0uuLv @davidfickling @ramez @Noahpinion ah super interesting, ty! @davidfickling @ramez @Noahpinion do you happen to know, is it still true that there are things electric arc furnac… https://t.co/xmLSJMrPK3 @Noahpinion @ramez this is the report for you. (big options are: burning hydrogen/biomass, using nuclear power, sol… https://t.co/nb9KSYC1et @Noahpinion @CostaSamaras @chrisnelder @gilbeaq this is v good content! @CostaSamaras @chrisnelder @Noahpinion @gilbeaq wait what is the rabbit content @Noahpinion yes @chrisnelder @Noahpinion @CostaSamaras @gilbeaq EIA says onsite industrial generation is only about 4% of total ele… https://t.co/jH5Tmb4WNc @Noahpinion i think that's right. and obviously there are a lot of CHP plants out there so not always a clear disti… https://t.co/e6ftgorxKv @Noahpinion huge source of emissions is the direct combustion of fossil fuels for process heat. lots of uses here:… https://t.co/mMre5BWigo @Noahpinion oh gotcha, yeah, i wish the inventory did that too — they break down by individual processes but that's… https://t.co/ungcbSForU @Noahpinion The stuff I highlighted here is what's in the "industrial" category in the chart above — it's about 20%… https://t.co/VbFX7NRWZj @Noahpinion EPA greenhouse gas inventory is the place to go: https://t.co/GLLHmj1I0y gas heating/cooking in office… https://t.co/TTyv15o7EjI guess this is a better chart. The US has made striking headway in decarbonizing electricity since 2005. But not m… https://t.co/JXHiSj1mWG"It’s clear that US decarbonization success is still largely limited to the 27% of net emissions that come from the… https://t.co/2OaL79ugS7"Two decades ago everyone assumed that the cost of managing intermittency would soar after the first 5% of wind and… https://t.co/enZjNXSaWV
1/7
2020
@arvindpawan1 how so? replacing a ICE car with a car running off RE-derived hydrogen reduces emissions permanently,… https://t.co/3dYbJD1uLqExclusive: Florida NAACP President details how she felt pressured by utility companies to oppose energy efficiency… https://t.co/JV8dhb19u0
Retweeted by brad plumer"Bellingham is talking about going even further: banning natural gas heating not only in new construction but also… https://t.co/lLGRqOo3WG @waiterich Trader Joe’s is the spot for honeycrisp deals. $1.29 not too long ago! (If there is some morally noxious… https://t.co/GNlxd19mG6
1/6
2020
Australians in Sydney and Canberra may not be directly threatened by flames, but they can still feel the effects of… https://t.co/EooA1behJa
Retweeted by brad plumerThe move, if it holds up in court, could eliminate a powerful tool that climate change activists have used to stop… https://t.co/TJ7EYau0Rg
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1/3
2019
This piece from @bradplumer & @CoralMDavenport is the most comprehensive account I've seen on the Trump administrat… https://t.co/56hpGfOIZq
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12/30
2019
@nyttypos ack, thank you, fixing...
12/28
2019
@KateAronoff I think @ElizKolbert wrote one a decade ago or so in the New Yorker, and the book “the power brokers”… https://t.co/oyUMvKam1I
12/25
2019
Very good thread on China, coal, and climate change. https://t.co/xhJzdO1yfB
12/24
2019
Looking back at 2019, I'm most proud of @AP's global environment series "What Can Be Saved?" I wrote 6 of the 12 ar… https://t.co/9bqzB08Il2
Retweeted by brad plumerLovely piece by @KendraWrites on the people trying to save sea turtles that have become dangerously disoriented by… https://t.co/QgPRvEQPo5Smart idea by @AmyAHarder to revisit U.S. energy forecasts from a decade ago. Renewables have definitely outpaced e… https://t.co/4wTTdCN8eJReally excellent explainer. https://t.co/PrTEYRMlsf
12/23
2019

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