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Aug 7, 2018 17 tweets 7 min read
1/ Nuiqsut is the only town in Alaska's prolific North Slope oil region, which is poised for another drilling boom.

The community has long been concerned about industry air pollution. There is reason to be anxious.

@shankman reports from the #Arctic:… 2/ "I was really stunned when I was up there in July [2017] to hear the fears that are so pervasive in the community that it even impacts the teenagers," said Barbara Trost of @alaskaDEC.
Aug 1, 2018 39 tweets 9 min read
1/ Why didn't America act on climate change way back when?

You've read the historical reconstruction in the @NYTmag of the 1980s, the decade when the science was becoming clearer and there was some bipartisan political momentum to act.

There's more to this story. 2/ The tale of U.S. climate inaction spans 70 years and it continues to this day.…
Dec 29, 2017 9 tweets 3 min read
1/ How did Big Oil lose control of its climate misinformation machine?

It’s one of the longest and most consequential efforts to undermine mainstream science by an industry. And it is now becoming more extreme.

@neelaeast unwinds the story: 2/ Oil companies began developing strategies to sow doubt about science that could lead to regulation long before global warming became an issue. For example…