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“I love not man the less, but Nature more.”

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@piersforster @theCCCuk @CONSTRAIN_EU Thanks Piers. How is net zero by 2050 compatible with the cuts required to pr… https://t.co/Ijkq9bYejlImportant that @theCCCuk @ChiefExecCCC are raising UK land-use change to meet climate targets -… https://t.co/C2H3fgyTUW
Retweeted by George Monbiot @Mike_Thommo @theCCCuk Thanks Mike @Mike_Thommo @theCCCuk Maximising means going MUCH further than what this report proposes, esp given that its sugge… https://t.co/lowzjzuAqcOn Tuesday 11 February I'll be talking in London about the three ideologies tearing our world and our minds apart:… https://t.co/a3CX5gDqh3Here's the film of our debate about the future of food production at the #OFRC2020. One of the farmers in the audie… https://t.co/m9z6sfSqSU @theCCCuk The 2050 target is an insidious and extremely dangerous form of climate denial, as are the pathetic measu… https://t.co/4lBkhhnnhw @theCCCuk The CCC's role is to represent scientific reality, not political reality. Political reality is negotiable… https://t.co/PfTRH7K1em @theCCCuk Even reaching its 2050 target by the means it suggests in the new report is highly questionable. But the… https://t.co/dGHEDLSDtB @theCCCuk Net zero by 2050 is a political target, not a scientific target. The CCC should say so in every report. T… https://t.co/NzrWb00HPH @theCCCuk At the heart of everything @theCCCuk now does is a fundamental deception of the public: the suggestion th… https://t.co/rJ4pRFdHyaWe welcome the CCC's call to release 22% of land out of agricultural production for long-term carbon draw-down. But… https://t.co/dOhyXN8h3G
Retweeted by George Monbiot @pengraiggoch use https://t.co/yTXrCprWsx @ewa_kim @theCCCuk A. your "minimum" is way above the likely BAU baseline! B. I'm sure you're aware of how politics… https://t.co/KuSAYpHduV @Mike_Thommo @theCCCuk Hi Mike, apart from all the implementation problems in your report, net zero by 2050 is not… https://t.co/rt8Pw1xDTD1. I don't think people fully understand how dysfunctional and dangerous Facebook's political ad policy is Yes, pe… https://t.co/IyA23t0Gvz
Retweeted by George Monbiot @25amy I'd be reluctant to step between you! But there might be good subsidies for rewilding if some of the measure… https://t.co/OgMFPsqS7r @debs3759 Blimey, yes, it was. Now replaced! ThanksVeganism means switching your protein and fat sources from animal products to pulses, nuts etc. And continuing to e… https://t.co/zti6GV0h1OThere's another misconception that comes up frequently: only vegans eat fruit and veg, so all the problems with hor… https://t.co/bh3YN7aSwY @DewiEirig @coileyparjley @1GarethWynJones Yes @jaygriffiths8 @ChrisGPackham Hi Jay, the people doing that already, and very well, are Trees for Life. @DewiEirig @coileyparjley @1GarethWynJones Well, there's Heat: how to stop the planet burning, and the Channel 4 film that was based on it. @DewiEirig @1GarethWynJones So you'll hint at it but you won't say it? @gavinvcf Please remember, it is not just vegans who eat vegetables! We tend to replace our protein and fat sources… https://t.co/OLG7Tc2T4f @DewiEirig @1GarethWynJones Dewi, you've now made several allegations on these lines. So here's my challenge to you… https://t.co/jm6U0Pv4t6 @MalcolmChishol1 Hi Malcolm. I hate soya farming. I was merely pointing out that there's a lot more soya in chicken… https://t.co/eZBFtYFtIt @andymhamilton Nothing but coarse grass!? Have you never seen woodland restoration on a Welsh hillside? I have. @knuckey1970 @theCCCuk Er, in the link I gave.‘We are dominated by single-species thinking’ 🐒 🦌 🐛 we speak to @GeorgeMonbiot about ecocide and rewilding: https://t.co/FzeZP5bjya
Retweeted by George Monbiot @BBCTomFeilden @BBCr4today @theCCCuk Why are you ‘balancing’ a complex science-based report on land use and climate… https://t.co/FwrNUBh8NZ
Retweeted by George Monbiot @Shelbournator The impacts of intensive farming per kilo of food are indeed lower than the impacts of extensive far… https://t.co/kzgTUjYL4j @gavinvcf I have stopped eating avocados. Will you now take this seriously?If people want to keep cattle or sheep, they have a right to do so, and no one is stopping them. But they do not ha… https://t.co/7kfASK5WOSPlease remember throughout these discussions that there would probably be no sheep or cattle farming in this countr… https://t.co/kalYaXx2Rh @dommiz Hang on a moment, sheep farmers in the UK wouldn't be in business at all if it weren't for public subsidies… https://t.co/lSdklmwCTBThe impact of food miles is very small by comparison even to the *current account emissions* of meat production, le… https://t.co/I7rFhNnZPSIf we took the Carbon Opportunity Costs of meat into account, the total greenhouse gas impact of an average Norther… https://t.co/C0Ug86XEDzBy far the biggest greenhouse impact of meat production, conveniently ignored by almost everyone, is the Carbon Opp… https://t.co/NwzxAbyp8KMy latest | BP lobbied the White House to weaken NEPA, the bedrock of US environmental law. Crucially, it endorse… https://t.co/qJTUUiqIYG
Retweeted by George Monbiot @weller_j @theCCCuk Oh gosh, here we go again. No one is calling for it to be used for that. We're calling for the… https://t.co/ZmwGenXv00 @CashmorePaul @theCCCuk Hi Paul. george at monbiot dot info @jenfold @theCCCuk It's unsuitable for crops. But it is well-suited to ecological restoration. @theCCCuk This is such a timid, cack-handed, unscientific report that I think @theCCCuk must be tailoring its concl… https://t.co/K0ARJb0BOr @theCCCuk BECCS has already been discredited as an effective climate strategy. There's a discussion of the science… https://t.co/ui6YrHWOQ4 @theCCCuk Even if all @theCCCuk's plans came to pass, this would mean increasing forest cover by 2050 to just 17%:… https://t.co/8QnTvdiTCr @theCCCuk And even this is on a tiny scale, by comparison to the drawdown required if we're to have any chance of a… https://t.co/AwyVb5Le2L @theCCCuk But neither rewilding nor regeneration are even mentioned. It talks only of tree *planting*, which is gen… https://t.co/vVbAiR68Pj @theCCCuk This is why, while the European average is 37% forest cover, ours is just 13%. This was @theCCCuk's oppo… https://t.co/z89WVMffk3 @theCCCuk The UK has the most wasteful farming practices in Europe. Vast tracts of land produce negligible amounts… https://t.co/4ordp5x8N0 @theCCCuk To give one example, it calls for measures to encourage a 10% cut in cattle and sheep numbers by 2050. B… https://t.co/n7mI8dZibeThe #LandUse report by the government's Committee on Climate Change (@theCCCuk) is a pathetic damp squib of a docum… https://t.co/uFbluM5PTj
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@RamblersGB @benedictsouthwo @GeorgeMonbiot @CampaignerKate @RobGMacfarlane @Trespass @tompion @ChrisGPackhamhttps://t.co/HzqMnEYeL3
Retweeted by George MonbiotWe are really pleased to be hosting George Monbiot's talk on ' the invisible ideology trashing the planet' London,… https://t.co/r5dEkLWRkj
Retweeted by George Monbiot @FernRiddell Thanks. Much appreciated.It's interesting that @wef deleted their film after this criticism. https://t.co/BxA2EHZkBk @FernRiddell Ah, I wasn't aware of that distinction.If you oppose mass death, you must be an extremist. https://t.co/soKqtycrrM @FernRiddell True, and I'm glad to say none of these tactics are used by environmental campaigners. But the respons… https://t.co/kS2fzGgQ0sGrouse shooting estates continue to defy Environment Minister @ZacGoldsmith's call for ecologically-damaging peatla… https://t.co/W6IrH8ALsh
Retweeted by George Monbiot @Victoriadsc Don't Get Me Started!They Made America Great Again, and look what happened. https://t.co/9cseLOzNlPDeeply concerned to hear of the arrest of American environmental journalist Philip Jacobson in Indonesia. He faces… https://t.co/zbf96xeqJD
Retweeted by George Monbiot @cadospharma Down 30% where? All meat, or just certain kinds? Source pleaseAccelerating catastrophe, apparently, is moderation. Seeking to prevent it is extremism. So we must be extremists.… https://t.co/zpMSIsG8lUThis is important, by @RHarrabin https://t.co/WrYaHJWlAgTwo prime ministers so intent on appeasement that they sold out their own people and failed to prepare their nation… https://t.co/mKL6ATC1mk
Retweeted by George MonbiotMicroplastic contamination of UK rivers. A new global high for microplastic pollution and a new low for environment… https://t.co/BnI2OzD34N
Retweeted by George Monbiot @flynneoin It depends on latitude and species: https://t.co/PtpYs0HOKvAustralia's Prime Minister, @ScottMorrisonMP, is in the position of Neville Chamberlain in early 1940. Exposed as i… https://t.co/v9KIu3EDbc
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People are wrong to say "pedants only want to spoil other people's fun." The correct syntax is "pedants want only… https://t.co/acHqgZTqaLA better call would be to double woodland CREATION. (or x 3, 4, 10 or 100) Natural regeneration is a. often much q… https://t.co/5LaxZuDm27The Problem with Cancel Culture 🚫 @Ayishat_Akanbi Watch full film: https://t.co/ViMRqHCUvD https://t.co/MmF4Xw3bqo
Retweeted by George Monbiot @TGooding @HamptonGayFarm @coileyparjley @Channel4 Oh, not again. https://t.co/Jd9LnJSoZD @DonnachadhMc @SustMeme @TheSolarShed @ExtinctionR Bizarre! @HamptonGayFarm @coileyparjley @Channel4 The reason is that your claims are untrue. They have been examined exhaust… https://t.co/J63O3nkyBIPorch Goshawk ought to be a regular sight throughout the UK, making a dent in the superabundant pigeon and corvid p… https://t.co/asS1070lq1
Retweeted by George MonbiotThis, by @wef, is subtle and insidious greenwash. It blames humans in general for impacts disproportionately caused… https://t.co/7tkXdKcZlCGrouse moors continue to defy Environment Minister @ZacGoldsmith's call for burning across peatland to end. Half-… https://t.co/SEPG72BwYo
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What makes this even worse is that the war against sex education and contraception raises the rate of unintended pr… https://t.co/l48ozI8eUtAll over the world, far right parties are trying to prevent children from learning some of life's most important le… https://t.co/unYr0HwAiv @Tweedecology well putBoris Johnson is addressing the UK-Africa Investment Summit today. It's a good time to remember that just a few sh… https://t.co/EUF1vvRD26
Retweeted by George MonbiotWe have a Right to Roam on just 8% of England's land. The other 92% remains off limits. And now the Government is… https://t.co/z9pe4d3d2n
Retweeted by George MonbiotThe media, largely owned by billionaires, acting for billionaires, behaving like the worst of the billionaires, is… https://t.co/WK6X6CF8q2The character of the media goes a long way towards explaining why we are stuck as existential crises converge on us… https://t.co/ryKhaCy0VbThis is why the cameras are all clustered in Davos, literally the last place in which effective change will happen… https://t.co/t3gXvdB7R6These tendencies have distorted every aspect of our politics. National conversations are dominated by current trivi… https://t.co/5XPBjamMaFIf the media were a person, who would it be? I would say Donald Trump: impulsive, thoughtless, obsessed with wealth, power and noise. @AnnieLeymarie @MattHighKick @TIME I agree with Matthew about this. Vertical farming will work economically for bou… https://t.co/yKlufKnpoY @GeorgeMonbiot Reminds me of this local site in the North York Moors, which was already turning to woodland natural… https://t.co/PIi2vGX91y
Retweeted by George MonbiotIt's thanks to the amazing work of @tommustill, @trianglemonday, @Charlie_Lat and the rest of the team that this vi… https://t.co/lMWTqwmJKbI've had loads of requests from people in other countries, asking how they can watch #ApocalypseCow. I'm told that,… https://t.co/BbuMG0Nn8u @EnvAgency Lets just remind ourselves 2. While the chair of the @EnvAgency was on a jolly to New York last year th… https://t.co/qQqqT2MNwA
Retweeted by George MonbiotBasically, our rivers are full of shit. A bit like the Environment Agency... 'Britain stands out in Europe for its… https://t.co/n1bfKoybnj
Retweeted by George Monbiot @SteveCJjones I'm often told that tree planting (as opposed to natural regeneration) engages people: it allows us t… https://t.co/i89awHQOOl @SteveCJjones The rationale is explained here, clearly and simply, by @SteveCJjones: https://t.co/nK8zWZ6OdvThis is one reason why we should apply @SteveCJjones's hierarchical approach to woodland creation: 1. Natural rege… https://t.co/196zcCVzecBritain places new orders for the Australian coal - despIte the climate crisis & bush fires. About 600,000 tons wil… https://t.co/e84QztlwrM
Retweeted by George MonbiotA few of us have been trying to warn about this for a while, and have been scoffed at by foresters and conservation… https://t.co/ww9oOfYbPn
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