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Emily Atkin @emorwee Washington, DC

I write/host HEATED, a newsletter/podcast for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis. Equal-opportunity garbage collector. Emily@heated.world

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Literally 45 minutes later they maced us in the face for the crime of standing in their vicinity https://t.co/85a6zU2oJy
Retweeted by Emily Atkin @JHWeissmann The one on 7th and K? @JHWeissmann From the roof of my building in mount Vernon triangle, looking westSights and sounds of DC tonight, corner of 6th and K. https://t.co/3erMb50ngx @JHWeissmann Yeah, I saw a big ol flash too @linzsports Corporations are people and buildings are people and their feelings are hurt right nkw, LindsayLook at all the bylines here - this is what it takes to do good journalism. Help ensure @dcist can keep doing it:… https://t.co/rKgp19qszT
Retweeted by Emily AtkinLiterally last week you asked your shareholders to downvote a resolution on environmental racism https://t.co/5liIRohChw
Retweeted by Emily AtkinOh shit lmao https://t.co/iPTfb0ZRf6 @emorwee this is really good: https://t.co/5AMZfy2h6g
Retweeted by Emily AtkinI tried to play nice. https://t.co/JpXHRqPfC3DC also does not have cash bail. This account is a scam. Report it. https://t.co/NY6nLTt3RU @dmvstandup1 DC doesn't have cash bail.My family’s restaurant caught fire in the Minneapolis protests. Let it burn. https://t.co/zEUijn6a32
Retweeted by Emily AtkinPSA: before you donate money, make sure it’s going where you intend. This account, for example, was created today,… https://t.co/ApfyeCZZMn @InviteAssassin @dmvstandup1 I figured, but I wanted to give a chance to respond before putting them on blast. @dmvstandup1 What’s your name? What organization are you with?asked how quar was going. he said “I still have a job and am not the victim of systemic racism so really can't comp… https://t.co/SGynVoPwXA
6/1
2020
update: we matchedTell me again how we're gonna solve the climate crisis without dealing with inequality, though
Retweeted by Emily AtkinSometimes you have to climb down your own family tree to confront the kind of policing that is turning so many stom… https://t.co/1o2MUP46Dd
Retweeted by Emily AtkinPolice officers in Flint lay down their gear and start marching with protesters 💪 https://t.co/DlqaPSdSW8
Retweeted by Emily Atkin“Systemic racism” does not mean “all cops are racist.” It means the criminal justice system is racially discriminat… https://t.co/De40RlJZyG
Retweeted by Emily AtkinI cannot believe what I just witnessed. They pulled up onto the square with a police siren on and did this.… https://t.co/NuxpetsEP7
Retweeted by Emily AtkinMany people are correctly noting where the active voice comes in here versus where it does not, and I think everyon… https://t.co/V1Qre3OpWG
Retweeted by Emily AtkinIf you’re military and sympathic to the protesters, text me securely via Signal at (202)510-1268. There’s a lot you can do to help
Retweeted by Emily AtkinIn New Jersey police have literally started marching with protesters. #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER https://t.co/w6FJ3qowUG
Retweeted by Emily AtkinShe says she was walking home with her groceries when police fired some sort of pellet in her face. Says she’s not… https://t.co/Ej3P7f0Ogi
Retweeted by Emily Atkinyeah it's fair to say today would have been a day of peaceful civic expression if every cop in America had simply s… https://t.co/0klM6S6NHd
Retweeted by Emily AtkinThis compilation just leaves you a bit speechless. https://t.co/Tu1aaDhMvE
Retweeted by Emily AtkinProtests started in Erie.. a girl here was peacefully protesting, after 15 minutes she was maced and kicked..… https://t.co/3x6UQUJ7dS
Retweeted by Emily AtkinTonight the @NYPDnews arrested @HuffPost reporter @letsgomathias, who photos show was wearing his press badge. We d… https://t.co/hhpFNCb9uQ
Retweeted by Emily Atkinreporter: "I'm press." officer: "I don't care." https://t.co/piv2nz5hjw
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5/31
2020
“Overall, they concluded that the president himself reduces the prospects for meeting the 2C Paris target to ‘near… https://t.co/jVNp6Wcyux
Retweeted by Emily AtkinPowerful piece from my @SierraClub colleague, Hop Hopkins: "The hugely elevated mortality rate for Black people fro… https://t.co/yVqTPv5L8f
Retweeted by Emily AtkinA reporter's job is to hold people with power accountable. Police, who have a government-sanctioned monopoly on vio… https://t.co/ucBge2HW1t
Retweeted by Emily AtkinAllies: Now is the time to be in the service of Black liberation. Limit your response to what is of real, tangibl… https://t.co/ScFPfLcjf3
Retweeted by Emily Atkin @joshua_eaton If only.I am now literally unable to listen to birds chirp without doing this. Pew pew pew pew! dammit https://t.co/hVKGKCOnGiNot even two minutes later: “Do you think it’s a coincidence that mosques are shaped like mosquito bites?” Like… https://t.co/3tWD7nMzxO[sitting outside on a beautiful day, listening to birds chirp] my brother, out of nowhere: “do you ever close your… https://t.co/Ig86CM76I0
5/30
2020
A dude had “down to fuck... the patriarchy” in his dating app profile and it was the only good thing to happen today @robsMast Stop. The tweet is not about those particular officers. @robsMast Exactly. So I’m not going to indict myself for exercising what should be a basic right for all citizens.… https://t.co/dERAkDHycp @DGA12 True, though i think the darker I was, the bigger chance I would have had of getting battered around. I’ve b… https://t.co/miwgCsBloj @robsMast If you read this as “indicting every officer” you are extremely missing the point. @robsMast It should not be a “privilege” to be able to yell at police officers without dying. Every person should f… https://t.co/AbKpTyl9ooOnce, when I was 18, I belligerently yelled at and insulted two white male cops *as they were arresting me,* alone… https://t.co/mRW4g9ONhYMinnesota has a Democratic governor. Minneapolis has a Democratic mayor. The Minneapolis City Council is 12-1 D… https://t.co/xAyrcbh3CP
Retweeted by Emily AtkinIn 1961, I became the 1st Black woman hired at the @washingtonpost. The amount of racism & prejudice I dealt with w… https://t.co/MC1xqBS9DD
Retweeted by Emily AtkinFellow Black journalists. I know it’s hard to report on stories like these. I know it’s hard to watch your friends… https://t.co/b2WINx3B0s
Retweeted by Emily Atkin"Climate change is racist b/c the system that caused it is racist. No, rainstorms don’t care about skin colour, but… https://t.co/HXf3KBxzSg
Retweeted by Emily Atkin @BenFranta Is there video of the meeting?On the second point: numerous faculty voiced fear that if Stanford were to stop investing in fossil fuels, Big Oil… https://t.co/gkwLiNtjXP
Retweeted by Emily AtkinToday the Stanford faculty senate voted on whether to recommend divestment from fossil fuels to the board of truste… https://t.co/oHx04PD8Ce
Retweeted by Emily AtkinMinnesota environmental justice activists, let's talk? DMs are open.Anyone else feel like calling in black today? #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #ChristianCooper @OmarJimenez ...🖤 Not su… https://t.co/kelOCRSP9t
Retweeted by Emily AtkinThe author of this piece -- @samuel_sgd -- is 17 years old. This is a truly "exceptional" person by society's sta… https://t.co/7tmcanyAQ2"We don’t owe anyone exceptionalism in exchange for respect, or for the valuation of our lives." https://t.co/eagE7HOoNH"When we put certain black people — Ivy League-educated, urbane and attractive — on a pedestal, we’re suggesting a… https://t.co/02jJGhJZjL"Christian Cooper could have been walking through the park sagging his pants, with tattoos covering his face and ne… https://t.co/0gI5D03bqNI’m still stuck on using tear gas in the middle of a pandemic that hits the respiratory system
Retweeted by Emily AtkinHere's the link to the post on their page, where it appears alongside many other thoughtful posts AND a beautiful s… https://t.co/EfqNSitDdh
Retweeted by Emily AtkinI would also like this to happen. https://t.co/aKPcApPa11 @CrepeFruitLoops @MMFlint Inside climate is a journalism outlet whose primarily audience is interested in climate c… https://t.co/S2WBaJ0T9xAll I can say is that the bone-deep poise, generosity, and commitment to the truth on display here isn’t only on wh… https://t.co/259gNEmej5
Retweeted by Emily AtkinCNN’s @OmarJimenez and his crew have been released from police custody. He recounts getting arrested and what happe… https://t.co/l3ooiuEu1r
Retweeted by Emily AtkinMinnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis… https://t.co/lblKo2Nh0d
Retweeted by Emily Atkin1) A photographer filed the copyright claim. Don't hand wave at a nebulous "movement" 2) Your movie showed zero und… https://t.co/IG4MmtpwCP
Retweeted by Emily Atkin*blinks* https://t.co/JKHJSN8UxH @nalanpog @MMFlint @NaomiAKlein I don’t know the origin, but I personally started using it years ago when it became… https://t.co/ucV4DEb0Dm @CrepeFruitLoops @MMFlint even this writer who agrees with the film’s focus on population growth (I do not fwiw) al… https://t.co/MHWf1i7dCz @CrepeFruitLoops @MMFlint https://t.co/cf1j5umcPc @CrepeFruitLoops @MMFlint I’ll link ya a few https://t.co/3rPPHZBe0UI don’t care who @MMFlint engages with at this point — personally, i’d love to see @NaomiAKlein ask him some Qs — a… https://t.co/u13iFwGEkJI’m just saying, when journalists make bombshell claims like “the environmental movement is in bed with Wall Street… https://t.co/YNMMMakV2PFor what it’s worth, I’ve had my research assistant reach out to @MMFlint to ask him to reckon with some of the con… https://t.co/jvVrVfydFfReal question— Has @MMFlint engaged with any of the *very many* critics of this movie in a meaningful way? If the… https://t.co/HbJACtEQfO @MMFlint Did you actually show that in the film though or did you just make a blanket statement in a really scary-sounding voiceDear world - please listen to the words of this young brother. Feel the pain of our communities. Stand up for justi… https://t.co/U460jlHNN8
Retweeted by Emily Atkinthis was the original email I sent (courage and language from @1solbro) https://t.co/l5dgPqg7in
Retweeted by Emily AtkinEarlier today, I sent an email to my department regarding the recent and ongoing anti-Black violence, and how we, a… https://t.co/o3y4o3fKuQ
Retweeted by Emily AtkinToday's Boiling Point newsletter features reporting from @RosannaXia on the California coast, @annamphillips &… https://t.co/5CmnMn5eR5
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5/29
2020
Southern’s going “net zero”? It released almost no details - mainly just PR. It thinks new gas and lots of coal a… https://t.co/wXNuIcB5Do
Retweeted by Emily Atkin"Racial minorities consistently report higher concern for the environment and the climate than white people. And ye… https://t.co/hz9GGBlnL8
Retweeted by Emily AtkinLike a lot of #climate activists, I suffer from climate information glut. So I'd held back from subscribing to… https://t.co/4ULNHsWAzm
Retweeted by Emily Atkin @revfredsmall 🙏🙏🙏“If you’re not dealing with the reason why things are going wrong—if the soil you’re trying to grow these grassroot… https://t.co/FBnZSKocwF
Retweeted by Emily Atkin“I don’t think black people have ever not noticed birds, really. Birds are allegories for freedom. Birds do things… https://t.co/qZu2PRmtQM
Retweeted by Emily AtkinThis is my recent experience, going for a walk near my family farm in rural upstate NY. There are so many confedera… https://t.co/ZtnJndNDqt
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5/28
2020
@dr_seitan @MaryHeglar This isn't what I meant, I'm sorry it came off that way. @MaryHeglar Yeah. Truly I just wanted to remark on the fact a lot of self-proclaimed liberals are racist/misogynist… https://t.co/7VizrtyxcP @TutusNTinyHats @MaryHeglar Right, white people are taught this implicitly if not explicitly from birth—but it’s so… https://t.co/AKaFbLM6qZ @AlixHines Yes of course but are nasa/noaa satellites a core part of the new military effort? If space force is jus… https://t.co/1dUOwyoNMQ @MaryHeglar Maybe it’s the wrong take, idk! I just want to believe part of the solution is more information and edu… https://t.co/RJ8R1I63IZ @MaryHeglar Yes of course — I definitely didn’t mean to suggest she was like, good hearted but uneducated. I just t… https://t.co/MWYy7oWrHras we mourn the death of #GeorgeLloyd and celebrate the life of #ChristianCooper, let us remember that these events… https://t.co/ivrfIMztfS
Retweeted by Emily AtkinNecessary context for this thread btw I'm happy to be wrong about this: https://t.co/Pk6wblb9w7 @DanieleVisioni I honestly have not researched my argument at all I'm just tweeting my ADHD thoughts instead of working on my newsletterScientists: "Climate change is a serious threat multiplier, the U.S. military is the largest single institutional c… https://t.co/iPlfpgsZIH
5/27
2020

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