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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


Trump has had more lobbyists in his Cabinet in 3 years than any President in history has had in 8.… https://t.co/C2cs4zR7pA
Retweeted by David Roberts @AllisonMetro Hope you saw my post today! https://t.co/SxSeuGAdjC
12/11
2019
The "epistemic crisis," @drvox writes,"involves Americans’ growing inability, not just to cooperate, but even to le… https://t.co/L5NrrCInK1
Retweeted by David Roberts @heatherlibby https://t.co/OsrbYVrgofVery good thread on a very good column. https://t.co/yuCe9j5dfO @heatherlibby I should have known, there is no joke light enough to escape the darkest timeline. @maddieraithby I think you can bring people around to giving a shit, but it's more through organizing & modeling &… https://t.co/wRo3JCtI3YHe worked for 6 months at a place called Loblaw's! I assume he helped with the law blog. https://t.co/4hrr9vGclo @maddieraithby I'm not sure you can. You just gotta inspire more decent people to get to the polls. @SavorTooth I sometimes read old articles that *I wrote* and am legitimately grateful to my past self for teaching… https://t.co/zRYJUYj7IB @pauleastwd @TallPaulOregon Increase political salience & intensity. https://t.co/SxSeuGAdjC @SavorTooth It was mostly about when & how much to train fire on Ds, which is something they're still puzzling out. @writerfarmer "McConnell would never ..." [McConnell does all the things]"Chevron Corp. is writing down the value of its assets by more than $10 billion, a concession that in an age of oil… https://t.co/1iIKocQTkrThis is an *extremely* cool initiative, with so many eye-opening visuals. Check it out. https://t.co/UQN6Yz1KCm @mirkolaumann And here, you found time to respond again.If I were rich I'd hire an army of interns with Lexis-Nexis access and compile a greatest-hits collection of mainst… https://t.co/XjwV0IiKy0New: With the Supreme Court potentially poised to gut the regulatory state in coming years, the group… https://t.co/8rBj7gCD4F
Retweeted by David RobertsRead up. https://t.co/d8eveTUNpj @greennomad61 @RobBenjamin @KHayhoe Perhaps she blocked you not because of your brave truth-telling, but because yo… https://t.co/zzkwtbu2bS @samboykin @alannogee The reason I said exactly that in the article is that I also think that.Great article by ⁦@drvox⁩! “What’s needed above all is power. That’s what the climate kids are trying to build. W… https://t.co/r4eMrcyBV1
Retweeted by David Roberts @mirkolaumann Yet you had time to tweet in response. @SavorTooth I've written on it at length! @KQ_VanCity 🎶"Baby you can ride my bike ... and baby I love you ..."🎶 @RobBenjamin @drvox I have an entire TED talk about it ;) https://t.co/6v7DAA8BlB
Retweeted by David Roberts @TallPaulOregon How's it working to change the minds of deniers? Pretty well so far? @ElephantEating @JosephMajkut Y'all can peruse the reactions for some object lessons in why more people don't do this. @romps How well do you think the public understands the scientific mechanisms whereby cigarettes cause cancer, or t… https://t.co/XBAzjcmIYE @rebeccamhersh @NRG_Wonk The fact that the word "Greta" appeared nowhere in the thread, and I have several articles… https://t.co/1OddBtK2bv @ken_mke This is really a key point! They don't reason like scientists in their normal life (no one does). But they… https://t.co/UJWJ7Uqq9W @drvox https://t.co/3XuUE2kZ6L
Retweeted by David Roberts @Drazyc1 @nopeOZ It's *not* a good way to respond to denialists though. @Oliver_Geden Check out some of the bizarre reactions. @ClimateAction5 That's my whole point, though, it *wasn't* a good counter, because people's motivation for rejectin… https://t.co/yqicQJoPOI"Like many youth movements, Sunrise recognizes that the right has become a dumpster fire." Thanks @drvox...thorough… https://t.co/Cz6qPZ3kWY
Retweeted by David RobertsExcellent piece from @drvox on organizing in an era of asymmetric polarization. "What’s needed above all is power.… https://t.co/WjBobcrGz1
Retweeted by David RobertsTerrific ⁦@drvox⁩ piece on what’s next for 2 competing strategies for stopping climate change and on why the amazin… https://t.co/sxTiaxGq0N
Retweeted by David Roberts @drvox "The effects of science knowledge tend to be modest and inconsistent in predicting people’s views about clim… https://t.co/6gQJb6FBHp
Retweeted by David RobertsNostalgic fantasies of bipartisanship make some people feel good, which is why it brings me no joy to share what I… https://t.co/XEQLTgooJY
Retweeted by David Roberts @TanujDeora It is assuming not only that the audience shares the same values, but that they will process the facts… https://t.co/4IFLAuc5uSAnother one. https://t.co/DnqurkOqR6 @ecopolitidae No. Their love of their home & heritage is animating them."What’s needed above all is power. That’s what the climate kids are trying to build. Whatever else other campaigns… https://t.co/teLLzdebjb
Retweeted by David Roberts @aropeik It is so revealing in such a bad way that that's what we've trained people to expect/want. "Acknowledge it… https://t.co/lNORQHeoJ6 @KQ_VanCity "Listen to the quiet hum!" @L_Bruch @CathyTuttle Yeah, I didn't want to sound all defensive, but I wasn't talking about Ballard -- I live up i… https://t.co/wmYkpgFIDh @Aldowyn Good for them.“The Democratic elite [believes] there’s a large, silent, persuadable middle out there that just needs to be told t… https://t.co/REMNC4ZFFY
Retweeted by David Roberts @howardrgold @upine @jayrosen_nyu @CNN @jaketapper @ChrisCuomo @jayrosen @JRubinBlogger @MaxBoot @peterbakernyt You… https://t.co/gGFRdC74tl @ggreeneva @TheGreatDismal Really been a steady process of learning just how much that sense undergirded my worldvi… https://t.co/T1ksI6P9qJThis is a profound article! @drvox has been cranking out some serious philosophical insights lately and this is fir… https://t.co/UZXbb4aghG
Retweeted by David RobertsWeird how professional psychiatrists are willing to state the obvious but everyone in DC, including the media, feel… https://t.co/OSQrXQHdjFOops, I mean @GreatDismal. Sorry to the band, which probably gets this a lot.America dividing into rich people & people with shit jobs. Seems healthy. https://t.co/o3rF0oYQXxTest flight of the world's first all-electric commercial plane. Big history! https://t.co/sxJ1C61cxcThis probably won't get much attention, but gutting NEPA could be the single most destructive thing Trump does on t… https://t.co/rbsYjTQqNzThis dumbass idea reflects how much the word "moderate" has been stripped of any ideological or substantive content… https://t.co/9XkALO9yIF @TheGreatDismal And holy shit does this hit home. https://t.co/BRC6sGWxzYThis profile of @TheGreatDismal is fascinating on so many levels. This is a guy who became famous for imagining the… https://t.co/SpVp6che8TNo. As you well know, powerful white men are never held accountable for their past mistakes. https://t.co/6sniqK7V1QIt really doesn't seem to me like this message has gotten through to the public: if Trump gets away with the cheati… https://t.co/7ONwQKxvgMSub-Saharan Africa may go on a coal binge as it develops, which would be a bad thing for the atmosphere. https://t.co/JJ6kk3y4dEMy new post: John Kerry has a new bipartisan climate outreach campaign, "World War Zero," that is led by ex-politic… https://t.co/KRpSR1F08I @sbbaines Yeah, turns out people don't! @Dorothy410berry I never quite mustered the wherewithal.11. Science isn't a get-out-of-jail-free pass. It's not a trump card that can be played to end arguments over value… https://t.co/zJ10XQEhBz10. Climate politics have never been about "the science," not really. People don't reason like scientists. They ab… https://t.co/Q3BgHrI4ci9. Or rather, it's a crutch. The less climate hawks use it, the faster they will learn how speak confidently about… https://t.co/vrvu5QcAav8. Science, in & of itself, doesn't, can't, & won't ever produce action. Action arises from motivation & motivation… https://t.co/rHw2mvdED77. Please don't get me wrong: an informed scientific understanding is absolutely necessary to good policy making. W… https://t.co/rA1yL6GRDQ6. It is good & noble to help the vulnerable; it is bad & selfish to allow the interests of concentrated wealth & p… https://t.co/xbYZrJ43mn5. The political & policy recommendations of climate advocates arise out of values, hopefully guided by wisdom, and… https://t.co/ftoGQo4lvZ4. We should change our behavior now, even if it is a struggle, if it means making life better for people (& specie… https://t.co/T0x08xClmX3. Climate advocates are informed & restrained by science, but they are not animated by it. They are animated by *v… https://t.co/vI7BpqTEgg2. Science can tell us about the natural world, how it works, and how it might respond to our behavior. But it cann… https://t.co/PCnyCM0cXE1. I don't have time to write a thread right now, so, a thread. I am officially tired of "listen to the science" a… https://t.co/t3E8lZ7Q0o @laurenkubiak @harlingross Fascinating -- I'm totally a jiggler!Why do you even have your job? You seem ignorant of, and bored by, all the stuff it's supposed to be about. It's f'… https://t.co/P1jw5UqFZmI am experiencing both griefs simultaneously, and frankly I don't recommend it. https://t.co/0gm1G9t7rZ @howardrgold @upine @jayrosen_nyu @CNN @jaketapper @ChrisCuomo @jayrosen @JRubinBlogger @MaxBoot @peterbakernyt How… https://t.co/zICbUs1iTBThis turned into an entertaining thread!"Each side took what it wanted from the day’s developments and drew the conclusions that best reflected its views."… https://t.co/grAMcX95wu
Retweeted by David Roberts @bcmerchant This is extremely excellent. @JohnDWalke All this kale...
12/10
2019
People who knock on a locked bathroom door in a coffee shop: what is it that you think you are doing? You think the… https://t.co/hLxugutrC8 @rgunns Good for you for taking time! I took a *whole year* off about 5 yrs ago (for similar end-of-rope reasons) &… https://t.co/8SITakHpLQ @Silvio_Marcacci @EnergyInnovLLC That's a nice lookin' unit! Can't wait to meet the little bugger. Enjoy your time away. @noahqk The triumph of hope over experience, I think they call that.A great introduction to "gentle density," one of the hottest concepts in urban planning, from @alexbaca et al. https://t.co/Scob9DgPaJ @konwah @Grizzly_Stats Or better yet, he can continue being angry, but he's not going to be a dick on my TL any more. @CathyTuttle Such a dismally low bar.Learned today that, while it's OK for (ahem, skinny) cheerleaders to titillate basketball game attendees with overt… https://t.co/DoLj5mZSexhttps://t.co/N2KiLKWSZ7The president used the powers of his office and materially hurt US nat'l security interests in order to help in his… https://t.co/U5FZgiYAAuClimate change is altering the jetstream in ways that increases (by 20-fold!) the chances of multiple simultaneous… https://t.co/C7ctIyN4Zx @bart_e_anderson ok boomerHistorians can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is the first time in US history that a president continu… https://t.co/ZXTSYbaSHO @JarettDKing They're going to figure that out soon, believe me. It's already beginning.Humanity's failure on climate change has many causes, but if you're looking for a single headline ... https://t.co/RRxErZG1aU
12/9
2019

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