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mtobis
PhD physical climatology. Semi-retired; coder, writer & art gallery owner. -- Please don't think like an individual or a country. Please think like a planet.

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  • @PaulRoundy1 Completely agree on this one. This is part of the discernment. Sat Jul 04
  • RT @kalahar1: Covid-19 and the accelerating climate crisis have opened the door to a new way of being, indeed these crises impel us to step… Sat Jul 04
  • Staten Island becoming wealthier! https://t.co/xNC75LcIKY Sat Jul 04
  • @davidappell @DoctorVive At this point just rebutting his silly “article”/op-ad. Sat Jul 04
  • @DoctorVive @HakonNordhagen I saw somewhere that it violated Forbes policy of not using their blog platform for pro… https://t.co/EJ11bsZkkj Sat Jul 04
  • RT @murray_sharman: @Bill_Capehart @DoctorVive Bangladesh must be thinking "hurry up with this sea level rise already" so they can become l… Sat Jul 04
  • @davidappell @DoctorVive Stay tuned. Working on it. Sat Jul 04
  • @RushhourP @flyonthewall182 @rmurrayleach @readfearn Most of them are technically defensible if interpreted narrow… https://t.co/8PceqsGPbT Sat Jul 04
  • RT @bruceanderson: This piece on CNN today comparing Canada and the US efficacy at controlling the spread of the virus was pretty remarkabl… Sat Jul 04
  • @Marcusdstewart @KenCaldeira It's clearly a matter of definition whether it's a "mass extinction" but I guess it's… https://t.co/u1h0CZFoB1 Sat Jul 04
  • RT @knowledgevendor: @JohnCornyn people are corporations too Sat Jul 04
  • RT @DearAuntCrabby: @JohnCornyn You're damn skippy I would! Especially in times of public health endangerment. Sat Jul 04
  • @KenCaldeira @Marcusdstewart article: “I think that if we keep things up long enough, we’ll get to a mass extinctio… https://t.co/wPo5YWpAAx Sat Jul 04
  • @BlairKing_ca @NRamankutty @GlobalEcoGuy @ShellenbergerMD @TSearchinger That’s not a directly relevant measure. Fri Jul 03
  • Would be nice to be able to bookmark tweets by some other means than retweeting. Fri Jul 03
  • RT @linusblomqvist: @NRamankutty @bradplumer See thread here: https://t.co/CaTMdEhS6y Fri Jul 03
  • @theresphysics Except without the “if” part... Fri Jul 03
  • If the “rising sea level makes people rich” bullet point isn’t enough to call it amazing, I don’t know what is! https://t.co/g5HXrVn5eY Fri Jul 03
  • RT @hausfath: I have a new explainer at @CarbonBrief looking into the key role CO2 plays in the Earth's glacial cycles. Without CO2 as a f… Fri Jul 03
  • @mathewi The next step is a society where loathsome behaviour has consequences. Fri Jul 03
  • @BigTentThinking Op-ad! Fri Jul 03
  • RT @JKSteinberger: This is a slide I showed at #AHE2020: A potentially fundamental incompatibility between economic growth and systemic soc… Fri Jul 03
  • I guess, if discernment is some kind of irony. https://t.co/6kwE6SY5ns Fri Jul 03
  • Watch how people in comments interpret 1.2% of a nonmedically selected group as a reassuring result. https://t.co/59mjmyZTu0 Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss Yup. Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss I guess the theory I'd heard was a version of https://t.co/ofk2mE7Oo4 Th… https://t.co/H94oon1gsn Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss My understanding is that most of the coal was formed in the carboniferous… https://t.co/aqbLeLNO3g Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss Hmm, so it's not actually a sink in a period of high latitude warming? Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss If there is no natural removal, it can't be a major sink in the undisturb… https://t.co/7KSOJX2BFd Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss No I imagine that neither of us knows much about it and it might be inter… https://t.co/kfGiH1GT1o Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss I would think there is a natural process to remove peat and it's in a ste… https://t.co/u7kgJyJzdW Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss But there is an interesting question about peat if you get off your high… https://t.co/A7HFgxhTpd Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss You're doing what amounts to an equilibrium calculation but the system is… https://t.co/EXsqY4mzaf Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss Time scales matter. Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca @theresphysics @ii_sambliss Why aren't the peat bogs infinite? I'm sure that in the quasi-steady st… https://t.co/Hb1nH1ao08 Fri Jul 03
  • @theresphysics @BlairKing_ca @ii_sambliss Dominant sink is the ocean. Here's a review of terrestrial sinks.… https://t.co/piEWqcqqMe Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca https://t.co/nZM9A4KYla Fri Jul 03
  • @toxicpath Yup. It's 19th century thinking. It makes sense in a time when there's lots of labour to be done and it'… https://t.co/T0UZUxKczp Fri Jul 03
  • @edwiebe It beggars belief to see that sort of "thinking" arise, but there it is. And I think it's useful to unders… https://t.co/MPw8VkvBeZ Fri Jul 03
  • @edwiebe They seem to take it for granted that everyone more concerned about climate than say Roger Pielke Jr is pa… https://t.co/AVCA6qJHOC Fri Jul 03
  • @edwiebe He's a piece of work. But his bullying attack on Vive and defense of MDS is what got me interested in the… https://t.co/Dw6KncgBk1 Fri Jul 03
  • That doesn't seem to apply to most of those points. But it sort of feels like it. Emotional argument, not rational. Fri Jul 03
  • So here's what a Shellnberger admirere (@BlairKing_ca) says the point is: "he identified false talking points used… https://t.co/kCxrXLvs5W Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca ffs. A bad example doesn't mean there are no good examples. I really think you used to be able to a… https://t.co/MrMqfqIpuI Fri Jul 03
  • RT @JamesGDyke: When you see this it’s just so obvious. Why on earth would you have noisy smelly polluting cars cutting this street in half… Fri Jul 03
  • @BlairKing_ca Hmm, I don't know if it's possible to have a public policy that won't inconvenience someone. Anti-sla… https://t.co/vbXoGXqc4E Fri Jul 03
  • What interests me about Shellenberger's list is not the tendentious half-truth methodology of it; it's the huge gap… https://t.co/64DIv5Jxva Fri Jul 03
  • Responses to Shellenberger. An important way to check for veracity is independent investigators reaching similar… https://t.co/o3JPUOWYpZ Fri Jul 03
  • @SirChar17262525 @PeterWSinclair @DoctorVive @RenewableDoug me: I didn't thread mine but I live-tweeted going throu… https://t.co/iz1JNJfHco Fri Jul 03
  • RT @Marcusdstewart: @ShellenbergerMD wrote an opinion piece in @Quillette with some very big claims on environment issues in order to push… Fri Jul 03
  • RT @ii_sambliss: Mike Shellenberger's new book Apocalypse Never is an Amazon bestseller. @g_kallis and I have spent 5 years reviewing the s… Fri Jul 03
  • Suggest we not be too quick to open the border. Fri Jul 03
  • Will US *daily* COVID cases overtake all-time Canadian cases? Current US daily is over 50,000 and rising at 90% per… https://t.co/xtH4XSBYen Fri Jul 03
  • https://t.co/nRd9iioWYJ Fri Jul 03
  • RT @m_parrington: The scale & intensity of #Siberia/#Arctic #wildfires in June 2020 has been greater than the 'unprecedented' activity of J… Fri Jul 03
  • RT @nick_skelton: @frogontheroof @Google @Facebook @CMAgovUK "The concerns we have identified in these markets are so wide ranging and self… Fri Jul 03
  • @hausfath @GlobalEcoGuy @theresphysics @ShellenbergerMD Chinese are mostly eating pork and chicken. Not a lot of pa… https://t.co/pJwZwOeaP6 Thu Jul 02
  • @lexandraSK @akurjata Weirdly satisfying of my civic pride as a Montrealer. Take THAT, Toronto. Thu Jul 02
  • RT @lexandraSK: @akurjata I grew up in rural Sask. I remember chanting "Halloween apples / Trick or Treat / Give me something good to eat!"… Thu Jul 02
  • RT @keithlandofgar: @miriksmit We may hunger after the latest car, tv, smart phone etc but I would rather have elephants Thu Jul 02
  • RT @jaredlholt: "Far-left blog Wikipedia" https://t.co/Wp7v4aERdE Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca XR is not a group I'd defend wholesale, though I understand their motivations. Kids will be kids. I w… https://t.co/68pb0Ey55B Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca Getting off the immediate topic here, but for what it's worth I don't know what you mean by "the step… https://t.co/LNEvnqSE7z Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca 1) I don't propose that less developed countries shouldn't grow to the point of general comfort and s… https://t.co/EwjZYlUmYI Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca If so, that's another point of divergence between me and ecomods. I think growth is by definition uns… https://t.co/fDC8ws48JM Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca Thank you; that's probably a sympathetic summary of what he means. I will consider it in my critique… https://t.co/WRNCGoEPGz Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca I'm mostly not a declared ecomodernist because I don't like green-baiting and I don't like minimizing… https://t.co/k3dLw3FDlZ Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca Good. Since I plan to write about it, please enlighten me as to what his point in this article is. I'… https://t.co/j6SiH3nslU Thu Jul 02
  • RT @mammuthus: Much of our understanding of the economic impacts of climate change come from cost-benefit IAMs. As the IPCC said, these mod… Thu Jul 02
  • RT @megancgraham: Zuck to staff: "it hurts us reputationally to have brands who are respected.. saying that they think that our platform is… Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca The terminology "sixth extinction" for "sixth mass extinction" is current via to Elizabeth Colbert's… https://t.co/GfCef0FzEo Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca That is some major league nitpicking there. Thu Jul 02
  • @BlairKing_ca Clearly I referred to a “top six” extinction which is close enough for purposes of livetweeting my in… https://t.co/DMsQTREvIy Thu Jul 02
  • RT @jacobinmag: Poverty is bad. Giving poor people money is a good way to make poverty go away. https://t.co/vGDOpuvPYQ Thu Jul 02
  • RT @Bill_Capehart: @mtobis If you are predisposed to believe anything a “skeptic” believes than any argument a “skeptic” makes is a good on… Thu Jul 02
  • @NibudKakoy Working on it Thu Jul 02
  • @davidappell @StephenLeahy @DoctorVive @billmckibben Look at my tweets from today. I took on the 10 points. They ar… https://t.co/IAi2xWQc0m Thu Jul 02
  • RT @hugs: Kinda funny how Twitter only shows your current photo next to your old tweets. https://t.co/1dV9m0OneR Thu Jul 02
  • @sydnets @ShellenbergerMD @BlairKing_ca I used to think @BlairKing_ca could be reasonable but I feel like he’s just… https://t.co/KrQaoPtQRd Thu Jul 02
  • RT @Ukraine: On #CanadaDay2020 we’d like to specifically stress our admiration for Canadian cuisine. https://t.co/CuJYkNl8UB Thu Jul 02
  • @KendraWrites @sbbaines If you say so. I wouldn't know good wine if it bit me. Thu Jul 02
  • @sydnets @ShellenbergerMD I didn't try to thread it all. Just sort of live-tweeted my first pass through his ten po… https://t.co/zTmrmbGRiZ Thu Jul 02
  • @KendraWrites @sbbaines Ontario just opened up beer and wine to groceries. Hard liquor still only through publicl… https://t.co/LQNhVxy1Bq Thu Jul 02
  • @sbbaines @KendraWrites How exactly do you enjoy a pub with a mask? Thu Jul 02
  • RT @jayrosen_nyu: I have read a lot of columns about the problems caused by Facebook, and even written a few. This is the best one I have r… Thu Jul 02
  • RT @simondonner: Happy Canada Day. I am forever grateful to be Canadian, and to be able to enjoy the freedoms and support that, for many, c… Thu Jul 02
  • @CathrynTownsend ouch, sorry. Me, I had a chance to run away. Wed Jul 01
  • Meanwhile Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Dr. Anthony Fauci “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” https://t.co/cbo4D5Ad5j Wed Jul 01
  • @hausfath @JKSteinberger @ShellenbergerMD There's few tradeoffs in dramatically reducing meat consumption. Wed Jul 01
  • RT @RAWnGreen: It isn't perfect. We have a lot of work to do to make it a just society. But Canada is the best place to be on Earth. Cele… Wed Jul 01
  • @hausfath @JKSteinberger @ShellenbergerMD 1) This is a celebration of cruelty to animals and declining quality of t… https://t.co/Q0jd9HpYZQ Wed Jul 01
  • @gordon_struth @RHarrabin It got reposted at Quilette. Much though I wasn't impressed, I find it odd and a bit dis… https://t.co/eg3CUESPDY Wed Jul 01
  • RT @hausfath: @mtobis @ShellenbergerMD This report, I suspect: https://t.co/EynL7i5AEV Wed Jul 01
  • @hausfath @ShellenbergerMD Aha; thanks! So, substituting agricultural land and feedlots for grazing land reduces t… https://t.co/JIm0UYxpaG Wed Jul 01
  • RT @NewYorker: Curling, the metric system, coins called "loonies" and "toonies," and other reasons to praise our neighbor to the north. htt… Wed Jul 01
  • Hello @ShellenbergerMD , do you have a source for this? https://t.co/t750sHMBdV Wed Jul 01
  • @user4401 S. slyly implies that things can have only one cause. Then he picks a cause and lets the user convince hi… https://t.co/9Bb8pcInwi Wed Jul 01
  • @joelgombiner Couldn't it be a better book, though? I haven't seen the book, but it could certainly be a much better teaser article. Wed Jul 01
  • RT @joelgombiner: @mtobis It's purely about creating a book product for a market sector. Wed Jul 01
  • @user4401 I haven't seen "vapour pressure deficit" as terminologyt, but if you mean increased drying, sure. But tha… https://t.co/VYzqzqS1mA Wed Jul 01
  • @tonydunc Not sure what you mean. S. claims land use for meat is declining, but obviously meat consumption is risin… https://t.co/9thQmehZJl Wed Jul 01
  • If it's about climate alone, a lot of the points are just off topic. If it's about sustainability, why the points… https://t.co/4yYtXdl7pI Wed Jul 01
  • @user4401 I don't know what you mean by "vapour deficit". Fuel buildup is a result of a century of ill-advised fire… https://t.co/KA0A5OPrGc Wed Jul 01
  • So I've looked at all ten of Shellenberger's points, found 7 tendentious half-truths, 1 likely error, and 2 claims… https://t.co/2AJXo5ElZo Wed Jul 01
  • RT @OsakaJack: @AstroKatie @AndyRichter I'm an ex-pat in Japan. I first lived in a very rural town. The people there were angry that the tr… Wed Jul 01
  • "habitat loss and hunting are bigger risks to species than climate change" Again with the false dichotomy. Of co… https://t.co/SuLGMbOL47 Wed Jul 01
  • "Food surpluses will continue to increase" I also think we can produce enough food globally and that this problem… https://t.co/9c8Mebr8mU Wed Jul 01
  • "Adapting to life below sea level made the Dutch rich" lol Wed Jul 01
  • "carbon emissions have been declining in advanced nations" Also silly. First, it's not "national warming". Second,… https://t.co/HvZpFM34Rt Wed Jul 01
  • "Build-up of fuel and building houses near forests responsible for fire damage, and NOT climate change" Just silly… https://t.co/hApXqnWHIt Wed Jul 01
  • above via https://t.co/Jzd5SoaHGQ Wed Jul 01
  • "amount of land in use for meat production has declined"? Seems unlikely. Where did he get this? I found what I e… https://t.co/leGVF4PNCO Wed Jul 01
  • RT @ShellenbergerMD: "Apocalypse Never" is now the 3rd best-selling new release, and 5th best-selling book overall on Amazon I'm... 😳 http… Wed Jul 01
  • "climate change is not making natural disasters worse" Yawn. That again. https://t.co/swfcpo34R7 Wed Jul 01
  • I did find this: https://t.co/XZVz0qE63R "Erwin’s other point, that... the Big Five mass extinctions ... dwarfs hu… https://t.co/10gOfy45Z7 Wed Jul 01
  • "Humans are not causing a sixth extinction"? Well, there's a question whether we're in the top six yet or just fli… https://t.co/dwOIL4OsUR Wed Jul 01
  • @jeffnesbit @PeterWSinclair @MichaelEMann It's a useful research exercise for those of us who want to keep up our s… https://t.co/IRnJnNCXPR Wed Jul 01
  • Declining fires: https://t.co/CYMMcjQleE Human allocation of grasslands for agriculture dominates the area trend… https://t.co/wsJNPVTaef Wed Jul 01
  • @CColose Excellent response! Thank you! Exactly what I was hoping to find. Wed Jul 01
  • RT @CColose: @mtobis A good article on this https://t.co/kbGrknRc3l Wed Jul 01
  • @PeterWSinclair @MichaelEMann Dana did a quick pass. I’m gearing up. Pretty sure others are on it. But the main qu… https://t.co/e1kcX0vi69 Wed Jul 01
  • @nevaudit @rasmansa Comfortable with 2nd 3rd and 4th claims. Not sure about 5th. fwiw. Wed Jul 01
  • RT @nevaudit: @mtobis https://t.co/dnB5X8FWja Wed Jul 01
  • In some ways “Amazon lungs of the planet or not” is the most vapid and meaningless of the ten points. But so far… https://t.co/158MHXXNJz Wed Jul 01
  • RT @orbuch: Why can’t we build geothermal everywhere? How deep would we need to dig, and why can’t we do that? Wed Jul 01
  • RT @TexasMonthly: The times, as you may have heard, are unprecedented. So excuse the Texanist for a moment, as he offers this stern talking… Wed Jul 01
  • RT @CAFinUS: *wears mask* *washes hands* *keeps our distance* *celebrates 🇨🇦* *reports the bots* *washes hands* Wed Jul 01
  • RT @SJDJ: I'm thinking maybe I need to design a course called "Physics for Journalists". Wed Jul 01
  • RT @wk_kwong: Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦. Yes there are problems but we have it better than most. Let's work to keep improving, as well as acknowl… Wed Jul 01
  • RT @Bill_Gardner: Hey, people, here's the truth about the arc of history. The sequence H_n of history is stochastic and it never reaches… Wed Jul 01
  • Pylon of the Month - May 2020 https://t.co/plyH1V7j1Y Wed Jul 01
  • @climatedynamics @nuclear94 "Republic not democracy" has always struck me as bafflegab. I've heard it for a long ti… https://t.co/O9Nu5WJpXo Wed Jul 01
  • RT @KaushikVaidya: The United States has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of #remdesivir, leaving none for the… Wed Jul 01
  • @EthonRaptor @rustneversleepz It's a good observation, but it's also a problem. Also, you can't call Shellenberge… https://t.co/2KVa1xCnmz Wed Jul 01
  • RT @davidakin: Issued this day In 1947: Sc #275: “Canadian Citizenship”. Marks the advent of Canadian citizenship — PM William Lyon Mackenz… Wed Jul 01
  • @tonydunc DDR was actually essentially 100% controlled by foreigners (USSR). So not even a republic in the sense of independence. Wed Jul 01
  • RT @ezraklein: The central question in a complicated world is whom to trust. Once that decision has been made, everything else follows. T… Wed Jul 01
  • RT @michellemanafy: Facebook to ask SCOTUS to rule that tracking logged-out web users via the "Like" button doesn't violate the federal wir… Wed Jul 01
  • RT @ruthmkb: And they plan to charge $2K+ a dose! 😠"U.S. has secured nearly the entire worldwide supply of #remdesivir, a drug that’s prove… Wed Jul 01
  • @arclight I'm really quite pissed off at leftist puritans for whom anything short of their imagined perfection is t… https://t.co/Q7oYnteW3c Wed Jul 01
  • @tonydunc In this context I always remember the DDR, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) which claimed to be both and was neither! Wed Jul 01
  • @arclight Yeah but https://t.co/Kkjh2eVjhG Wed Jul 01
  • RT @GlobalEcoGuy: Dear Canada, Happy birthday! 🇨🇦 And sorry for all the noise and mess lately. We’re looking for new management, I swear.… Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 Again, this is a peculiar distinction to make so much of, because no country or province (or even city t… https://t.co/t5XmBgdD9B Wed Jul 01
  • RT @LeoHickman: New study just published... "Discourses of climate delay" https://t.co/gBeMQccMqq https://t.co/YxWLXDKTLU Wed Jul 01
  • RT @pwang: They'll shoot the coronavirus and then they'll shoot economic collapse and then they'll shoot the AI overlords taking their jerb… Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 @ElephantEating I don’t see how that makes sense at all at present, except arguably in Maine and Nebraska. Wed Jul 01
  • @tcmunro It would seem ironic that current events support their fear about this, and that the contemporary vehicle… https://t.co/eDoNh9mF4f Wed Jul 01
  • @stevenmosher OK, fire away. Wed Jul 01
  • @EthonRaptor @DeepShort7 Monckton is a wonderfully extreme example! Such a buffoon, but thinks himself worth listen… https://t.co/IfXmsa6h19 Wed Jul 01
  • @toxicpath I think it's important to understand that these sorts of people may think of themselves as honest and we… https://t.co/xF29bc5VN0 Wed Jul 01
  • @toxicpath You may underestimate the human capacity for self-delusion. Bad faith and denialism are why this strate… https://t.co/4pnSc5qnSF Wed Jul 01
  • RT @tomshaps: https://t.co/1NBqy5RV9L Wed Jul 01
  • @DeepShort7 Yup; people think climate denial is driven by being paid off by fossil fuel nasties, but a lot of it is… https://t.co/aiBaPNmlAg Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 @ElephantEating OK, ttyl, but I'm not even disagreeing. I'm failing to see a coherent point emerging f… https://t.co/pUlvCKXK6A Wed Jul 01
  • @DeepShort7 His goal is attention. He has succeeded. Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 @ElephantEating In fact, your electoral college de facto is much closer to direct democracy done badly t… https://t.co/0JIJtHBhSF Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 @ElephantEating I know how presidential counting works. (I think it's obviously a very bad idea.) But p… https://t.co/o5A2zbKVBW Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 @ElephantEating Seriously? The electoral college is vestigial and ceremonial, like the "Governor General of Canada". Wed Jul 01
  • RT @EthonRaptor: @mattheard @mtobis In the context of when the US was founded it was meaningful for those who put the Constitution together… Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 I'm interested in why some Americans think the concepts of "republic" and "democracy" are opposed, while… https://t.co/r0qEhqHlsi Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 Don't Roger Pielke me please. I'm not going to spend thousands of hours reading stuff *you're* intereste… https://t.co/CIQBi438Zn Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 Hmm. That's interesting; I'd like to see some text to that effect. It would tend to refute me. My sense… https://t.co/1rbsdCgmcC Wed Jul 01
  • @ElephantEating I guess my question is why this very peculiar distinction between vague overlapping concepts is pop… https://t.co/ePc86247xh Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 Nobody is proposing it. So the distinction is a strawman? Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 But now you’re confusing me. Republic means “representative democracy” as well as “constitutional”? Okay… https://t.co/7MPShxZxY5 Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 No country is or can be a democracy in that sense in practice. So if that’s the distinction, it’s vapid. Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 But OK, if by “Republic” you mean “has a written constitution” at least you are saying something. Wed Jul 01
  • @nuclear94 It’s not informative to say “America is constructed like America and is therefore not a democracy”. Wed Jul 01
  • @mattheard That article is part of the problem as it doesn’t really advance a coherent distinction; eventually it t… https://t.co/IwJyzClbkf Wed Jul 01
  • What the heck do all those Americans mean when they say “it’s not a democracy, it’s a republic?” It strikes that… https://t.co/ZHBUvH9XNT Wed Jul 01
  • RT @jhfrith: $2800 a class to write about the American Dream is certainly something. https://t.co/gPR1xM6ujl Wed Jul 01
  • RT @mikeduncan: It's like being really afraid of dying in plane crash but also constantly downing bottles of tequila while flying a plane b… Wed Jul 01
  • RT @jamespmcleod: Actually make websites liable for the content they host and fundamentally upend the "at scale" architecture. Wed Jul 01
  • @medburnbook both interesting and important Tue Jun 30
  • RT @waitbutwhy: I always liked the cartoon on the left, and turns out it works just as well as a depiction of how skepticism works. Fine-tu… Tue Jun 30
  • RT @waitbutwhy: 2 kinds of intellectual culture: Idea Lab: a safe space for people, a dangerous space for ideas. Echo Chamber: a safe spa… Tue Jun 30
  • RT @waldojaquith: “Masks can’t stop viruses because viruses are too small.” “Masks stop oxygen.” —the same damn people Tue Jun 30
  • RT @osheaf01: @archer_rs The blame is closer to home than "Brussels." https://t.co/P7QeCEwJhs Tue Jun 30
  • Obviously climate denial is valuable turf for these types, but the strategy can be directed toward any form of expe… https://t.co/vXU3rZU61g Tue Jun 30
  • I propose the definition of a non-expert non-inexpert is someone who: 1) knows a lot of facts about something 2) do… https://t.co/ARldchMdwb Tue Jun 30
  • @nevaudit @Angry_Sociology Politically, I have been solidly a Trudeau Liberal since I was 13 1/2 years old, which w… https://t.co/qkxfahDrLo Tue Jun 30
  • RT @nevaudit: @Angry_Sociology @mtobis is a conservative and he has a strong hat game Tue Jun 30
  • I was gonna leave that guy alone, but now he's asked for it. Fisking to follow, but first consider the concept of… https://t.co/y3hmb7VedO Tue Jun 30
  • RT @AlexSteffen: The greatest success of fossil-fuel funded climate denial was to scare many experts into thinking the only strong statemen… Tue Jun 30
  • RT @NotAnAardappel: @theresphysics @Forbes What a weird set of arguments to make. I keep looking at this list and going "what?". Tue Jun 30
  • RT @Scott_Gilmore: Meanwhile, back in 1974... https://t.co/CSxee0RkQK Tue Jun 30
  • RT @askintoofew: @CColose Step 1: build strawman Step 2: apologise for it Tue Jun 30
  • @edwiebe @sydnets What did it mean before 1966 or so? Tue Jun 30
  • @sydnets Were you wearing flowers in your hair? Tue Jun 30
  • @Pakuja @AndrewDessler Yep, I was gonna say, one of them can afford competent graphic design. Mon Jun 29
  • @stevebloom55 @toxicpath @jmkorhon_en @theresphysics @Forbes Whether it's true or not, it's not clear how that's responsive to my point. Mon Jun 29
  • RT @AlexSteffen: I often hear the counterpoint, "Perhaps those gatekeepers genuinely thought this was the important argument to have?" "Th… Mon Jun 29
  • Health insurance in America: same procedure, same place, same day: out of pocket $199; insured co-pay $929. https://t.co/7m033KnufQ Mon Jun 29
  • @toxicpath @jmkorhon_en @theresphysics @Forbes A conclusion is not a bias. But the information you used to reach th… https://t.co/fVG92OvUhU Mon Jun 29
  • @gardnerselby I think you’re thinking of the Charney report. 1979. Convened by Vern Suomi, founder of the Space Sci… https://t.co/GlshkPe2QI Mon Jun 29
  • RT @anneapplebaum: This is exactly right. The GOP is a viral marketing agency, not an institution which intends to govern https://t.co/F3g7… Mon Jun 29
  • Climate change would not have become such a difficult problem if we hadn't delayed by decades we couldn't afford. I… https://t.co/P546vVAHjL Mon Jun 29
  • @theresphysics @Forbes Is climate change our greatest threat? The thing about existential challenges, as I often sa… https://t.co/Ssa4JY4Jzr Mon Jun 29
  • RT @jasonhickel: We have an economic system that is dismantling the living world and calling it "prosperity". Mon Jun 29

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