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Blog Action Day Today: Tackling Climate Change

| Thursday October 15th, 2009 | 18 Comments

Blog Action Day As BlogWorld kicks off in Las Vegas later today, the folks over at change.org, in partnership with several other prominent organizations such as Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy, and WWF, launched Blog Action Day.

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web.

This year’s focus is on the growing concern over climate change. As of this morning, 8,922 blogs are participating—including 3p—representing 148 countries, and a combined readership of over 12.5 million people.

To find out more, go to Blogactionday.org.


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  • dutchtranzzz

    In the grocery store near our house, they will give you an option to purchase their “save the earth” green colored cloth bag and that’s where they will place your purchased products. And then every time you buy anything from the store and you bring the “save the earth” bag with you, you get to have discounts. This is their way of contributing to save the earth from global warming. About three weeks ago, we were hit by two very strong storms. We never had that in decades. They left our country with still so many flooded areas, a lot were homeless and lost so many loved ones. Until now, we are still sweeping the streets from mud and tons of ruined appliances drowned from the flood. The effects of those twin storm were devastating. It’s not wet season for us here, but we we were informed that we are still expecting four more storms on this last quarter of the year. And just this morning, local news says, weeks from now, we are expecting a strong earthquake to hit the metro city including the nearby provinces. This is the same Metro city hit by the twin storms. And the news says its all because of global warming/climate change. I’m blithely about the issue before, but when the twin storm hit us plus all the bad news, I thought, I must do something too. To solve the global warming problem, it must be stormed at the national and international levels.But the total success is built upon the action of every individual, regardless of nationality, to conserve energy and live in a greener, cleaner community.
    Happy BLoG AcTioN DaY! :-)

  • http://www.51percent.org SAAW International

    In the run up to the Copenhagen climate change conference, it is vital the following information be disseminated to the public as well as to our political leaders.

    A widely cited 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Livestock’s Long Shadow, estimates that 18 percent of annual worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are attributable to livestock….however recent analysis by Goodland and Anhang co-authors of “Livestock and Climate Change” in the latest issue of World Watch magazine found that livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions!

    http://www.51percent.org

    The main sources of GHGs from animal agriculture are: (1) Deforestation of the rainforests to grow feed for livestock. (2) Methane from manure waste. – Methane is 72 times more potent as a global warming gas than CO2 (3) Refrigeration and transport of meat around the world. (4) Raising, processing and slaughtering of the animal.

    Meat production also uses a massive amount of water and other resources which would be better used to feed the world’s hungry and provide water to those in need.

    Based on their research, Goodland and Anhang conclude that replacing livestock products with soy-based and other alternatives would be the best strategy for reversing climate change. They say “This approach would have far more rapid effects on GHG emissions and their atmospheric concentrations-and thus on the rate the climate is warming-than actions to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.”

    The fact is that we are being informed of the dangerous path we are on by depending greatly on animal flesh for human consumption. We still have the opportunity to make the most effective steps in saving ourselves and this planet. By simply choosing a plant based diet we can reduce our carbon foot print by a huge amount.

    We are gambling with our lives and with those of our future generations to come. It’s madness to know we are fully aware of the possible consequences but yet are failing to act.

    Promoting a plant based diet to the public is would be the most effective way to curb deforestation, we hope this will be adopted as a significant measure to save the rainforests and protect the delicate ecology.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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    How could I have missed this one when I spend countless hours each week reading blogs about environment conservation? At least now I know the website. Rest assured, I'll participate in this year's Blog Action Day.

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    First of all like to thank for sharing this information. I have already missed the last event in 2009. Please tell me what is the theme for this year, 2010, in Blog Action Day. I will like to prepare myself to write an unique blog on that day. Hope all the bloggers will like it.

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    First of all like to thank for sharing this information. I have already missed the last event in 2009. Please tell me what is the theme for this year, 2010, in Blog Action Day. I will like to prepare myself to write an unique blog on that day. Hope all the bloggers will like it.

  • mitchdcba

    In the day to day media, all the hype tends to lean “still” on whether, there is global climate change or not. Your article indicates that no matter what the pundents are pondering, some in industry are taking this threat as credible, and are taking steps to correct there processes.

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    It's a cool (pun not intended) effort indeed but I think governments (especially the U.S.) should do more for the environment and not be blinded by money.

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    There should be a better standard for all human activities in all areas to protect our earth.
    We must be sensitive for get understand the value of our environment too.

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