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David Roberts @drvox Seattle, WA

Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for https://t.co/5gESirnht7 about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor.

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Joined Twitter 3/4/09


My new post: the International Energy Agency assessed over 400 clean-energy technologies & determined that the vast… https://t.co/forLoAmsz8 @CostaSamaras Once you satisfy electricity demand, there are endless other uses for clean kWs -- there is a bottom… https://t.co/C9PrDO0C6QAnd, what the hell. https://t.co/aOYBGE71rS🥰 https://t.co/f5BlR3q20d @MetaAdamJohnson @joshwhynot @LaughingGod Yeah I don't get that either. IX crudely reversed VIII in a dozen ways, b… https://t.co/nbYGT73kpmStandards, investments, and justice. https://t.co/t1jE0j7aRw
7/14
2020
@rick_herron @atrembath @alyankovic True story. @rick_herron @atrembath @alyankovic He lit his accordion on fire, Hendrix-style. 🪗🔥🤘This is what I mean: people outside the Fox bubble can't even understand people inside it any more. https://t.co/BxO0AhjW7W @PopeCarlito I am not exaggerating when I say that SWIX is a movie composed *entirely* of callbacks. Like, 100%. Th… https://t.co/9h9pXZ3KW5 @atrembath @alyankovic I know I asked for this reminder of how much older I am than everyone, but I still don't lik… https://t.co/rkYsQw6EMJ @attykrice @mehdirhasan Bot Sentinel rating. @SuzyHobbsBaker @alyankovic @bobdylan Al would be more fun in quarantine though. @cdgarlock He is best suited to TV. @atrembath @alyankovic What year? And where? @noamross [immediately checks health insurance]Hi, @alyankovic! https://t.co/754vFAP7cA @sethdmichaels @rgunns Ahem. https://t.co/n69urDFYXA @rgunns Have you tried crippling stress and lashing out randomly at loved ones? Works pretty well for me. @beatclimatechan I can overlook one egregious failure of judgment. https://t.co/Emv3YlWz12 @beatclimatechan It is the worst movie, and in the running for worst thing, period, in the history of the universe. Objective fact. @MetaAdamJohnson Well, *almost*. It's one of several thrilling & (in the context of the franchise) subversive ideas… https://t.co/wUrPiGGgjz @jaabreu610 @mehdirhasan That's her Bot Sentinel rating. @AG_R6S Ah -- bot sentinel rating. @PdxLagniappe @mehdirhasan Exactly. So what is it FOR? Do they just burp stuff up like this without thinking about… https://t.co/7oXIMJV6E6 @Punchline221 He was good at TV. Shoulda stayed there. @Ben_Lungs @KwabSmith The lack of a plan for the trilogy in advance is ... just utterly, utterly baffling to me. Ho… https://t.co/LY4MTgpMtjSerious question: does this move or speak to anyone who is not already deep inside the Fox bubble? Seems like Rs ha… https://t.co/Ro8CBPSD8z @cleantecher In a different and worse way. @GeraldB511 Agreed on both counts. @cleantecher Don't do it if you have any nostalgia or positive feelings toward SW. It will make you hate the whole franchise.By the way, music lovers, @Pickathon is still running its "concert a day" series. Yesterday was @sustoisreal, which… https://t.co/SLFRYtu8K6 @1flymNot that I'm still filled with rage & resentment toward Star Wars IX that I will take to my grave or anything.Never forget that it was JJ Abrams' idea to drag the same f'ing characters back to reenact the same f'ing moment ju… https://t.co/vHWdYT2Sbk @owensmike I like lighthearted fun!Even William Nordhaus's DICE model (properly updated) shows that aggressive decarbonization is economically justifi… https://t.co/tuwbjktZQATrump's deranged campaign against mail-in voting appears to be hurting Rs in various elections, which is pretty [ki… https://t.co/yp8rdUc1dNHeat causes people to go inside & spread the virus more & use more air conditioning which causes more climate chang… https://t.co/MSkUflL1HpWell now there's an idea. https://t.co/baX0KYDzIO @JaneAFlegal @SuzyHobbsBaker @J_Lovering Agreed! As I told Suzy when we met 1,000 years ago, before the pandemic, *… https://t.co/Kko2WxwxQz @JaneAFlegal @SuzyHobbsBaker @J_Lovering Hmm... maybe I'm not entirely clear on exactly what "advanced nuclear" ref… https://t.co/B2zBGCIdvX @marcoforehand I'm good. @JaneAFlegal @SuzyHobbsBaker @J_Lovering Fair! I think the world of the people running this, so I certainly welcome… https://t.co/B5biA2AbhLAm I safe in continuing to ignore whatever the "cake" thing is on social media?Today, we ask our governments to raise taxes on people like us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.… https://t.co/hWSUUHlSv6
Retweeted by David Roberts @JaneAFlegal @SuzyHobbsBaker @J_Lovering Is there a large organized constituency that's against advanced nuclear?Seems like my previous pinned tweet, which announced the publication of my upcoming book on white male privilege an… https://t.co/929lWTGhPN
Retweeted by David Roberts @gambineri @nhannahjones I love this! Do all my tweets! @BirdOnAVelo @tomjuarez OK Karen.Or, alternatively, has it proven trivially easy throughout history to yoke religion in service of reactionary patri… https://t.co/7ffBPsHha6On the peculiar run of liberal wins before the Supreme Court. https://t.co/it9MNWRSXB https://t.co/kqZRadmwwL @lab_rams Gesundheit!Do you suppose the racist culture of the CDC had anything to do with its half-ass response to a pandemic that ravag… https://t.co/mM6HOTQThCUuuuugh the fascist won. https://t.co/zry1Im4b1VMy new post: I look into “shifting baselines syndrome” and how it lulls human beings into complacency, even in the… https://t.co/BdeYQ6ilsW
Retweeted by David RobertsTrying to shelter capital gains during a pandemic is the kind of thing that, in a sane society, would discredit a p… https://t.co/ck218bJkTxOur fossil fuel economy is killing Black Americans every day. Yet, fossil fuel companies, like Chevron and SoCalGa… https://t.co/fdF5O3L6pk
Retweeted by David RobertsThe scariest possibility around climate change is not that we’ll wake up to the danger too late, but that we won’t… https://t.co/kaIUOt9Xgd
Retweeted by David Roberts1. The Week In Trump News: a thread. (Take a few deep breaths before jumping in.) First up, it appears that Trum… https://t.co/ITzAp4iyQt
Retweeted by David RobertsIn other words, instead of looking at Trump and concluding he can't be sick because he's a success, we should look… https://t.co/cwNL62tHaBBut another way of looking at that is, in US culture, you can have NPD and *still be a success* if you are white, m… https://t.co/dYCBwl1wCYAs I understand it, the Official Psychiatry position is that we can't say Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disord… https://t.co/SUlbTtYThyThe political media is doing the public a disservice by refusing to broach the subject of Trump's mental health. https://t.co/hrAvAZCZ3I1/20. EPA is expected to soon release a proposal to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard for o… https://t.co/juq7HD0O46
Retweeted by David RobertsHa ha silly Darwin. https://t.co/iaCtFui3OHPut smart women in charge of everything. https://t.co/GaRFCHSOX0
Retweeted by David RobertsAh, the good old days. https://t.co/ndQzPTIRPeActually, what they should do is auction off naming rights on a two-year rolling basis. So from 2020 to 2022, they… https://t.co/GGtaZ1tQGjThe worst people. https://t.co/5ABChuvHlFRemember this scandal, one of the more corrupt acts in US history, in which Trump personally and illegally commande… https://t.co/MkSj8hWRUC
Retweeted by David Roberts @nbeaudrot Why so down on Abrams?What should Washington's football team be called? https://t.co/Cp1icoM7BV"Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming… https://t.co/kMGKC8hfVPHow Cancel Culture really works: During my year at CNN, which was a great experience, I was "warned" a total of 3.5… https://t.co/1uFQgXHmke
Retweeted by David RobertsThe longer this dumb discussion goes on the more clear it is what's motivating it. https://t.co/KXBb8zxV3S @originalgriz The sexual politics are ... not great. But it's so scrappy & authentic & earnest. @dmacleod_TO Ha ha, my wife literally just shouted the same about 5 min. ago at that very scene. @therave09555077 That's why I'm watching!Boy, young Vince Vaughn's charisma is no joke. It radiates off him. Not sure he ever really fully recaptured it --… https://t.co/WQiY5YtaYu"This place is dead anyway." 😂Talked the whole fam into watching Swingers. Good lord Favreau & Vaughn look soooo young. Children!
7/13
2020
And the GOP is working hard to make "innovation" play that same role.There's a class of VSPs in US politics whose sole interest in climate policy is finding a slogan/take that puts the… https://t.co/4tcIkMfalI @tatere Is is the VSPest thing I've ever seen, just a masterpiece of the genre. @slclaytree @KatzOnEarth @PostOpinions Yaaaaaaall this same shit has been getting refuted regularly since like 1996… https://t.co/G2gAg9gTJEIf you would like to read about where left climate policy stands -- and why it necessarily involves much, much more… https://t.co/9Bz6rlLv7WThis is a child's level of policy understanding. https://t.co/DgekGI6PVw"If Republicans were engaged, they could push for market-based policies such as carbon taxes and against unneeded m… https://t.co/ioasxqDNSISeriously, it's like the one, single thing that WaPo editors know about climate policy is "carbon tax good, regulat… https://t.co/Qg0cuXjxqqThis piece by the WaPo editorial board in @PostOpinions is just plain embarrassing, written by people who have not… https://t.co/XPqdn5hVFR @J_A_Goodwin So cliche tho. I would be open to a nice pale purple.Jesus, how many layers of American dysfunction can fit in a single story? What a sick culture. https://t.co/ZrB7CigUgGI called for impeachment the day after the Mueller report came out. Donald Trump has continued to commit crimes and… https://t.co/XZhd553g23
Retweeted by David Roberts😍 https://t.co/hirkWU9c4j15. Forgot this one too: during the virus, the Trump admin has fast-tracked dozens of fossil-fuel infrastructure pr… https://t.co/uKjmLqYBy5US voters agree: impeach Bill Barr. https://t.co/UjdtuXRa3Q https://t.co/7odXqEhIEIRespected forecasters DNV-GL project that global energy-related GHG emissions, global energy demand, and "transport… https://t.co/WQHuLGcSEFLike the US, Poland faces an incredibly close & fateful election in which it will decide whether to embrace fascism… https://t.co/ZkT0LAlUch @danpfeiffer Thinking outside the box of legality!
7/12
2020

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