Thursday, October 15, 2009

Climate Change for Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day. It's an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

This year the topic of discussion is Climate Change, an issue that threatens us all. Small online journals, big online magazines and all the Endangered New Jersey-sized blogs out there in the middle are joining in.

Tamara Giltsoff wrote at PSFK in “Mitigating Climate Change is Hot on the Business Agenda. What About Adapting to it?” and asked "Why is there less focus on adapting to climate change versus mitigating it?" Wise businesses will plan for new futures and generate value from change. Where there is risk, there is also opportunity.

Schools should look at these issues because it affects their students’ lives. How should that new campus building be built? How are you using technology and energy?

Taking action beyond blogging is more important than posting on a blog today. There are 130 countries represented by Blog Action Day bloggers, but more than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis. Add your voice and call for bold action now.

In December, world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold and urgent action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions. Sign the petition at

President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and now is the time for him to lead the United States in confronting climate crisis. This is a chance for people around the world and in the United States to join together in telling President Obama that we want him to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Click here to add your name and call on the U.S. to take action now.

Take a look at The Top 100 Effects of Climate Change. You can “Say Goodbye to Pinot Noir” and expect “More Bear Attacks” and “Malaria Spreading in South America” and probably “More Stray Kitties.” It's a site that might help you and your children think out of the climate box. Big consequences and smaller consequences.

How about Kids vs. Global Warming? It's an organization started by a 12 year student two years ago. Check out their projects.

Blog Action Day has partnered with Al Gore's group the Alliance for Climate Protection to start a global online action addressed to the one country whose actions will most influence the future of our climate: the United States. Learn about climate change in this Google Earth introductory tour narrated by Al Gore, the first in a series of Google Earth tours leading up to the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December. For more climate change tours, visit