An Update on #ClimateThanks.
Heather Libby has a nice piece on Climate Thanks here. The Denialists have started to spam the hashtag with their insipid, unoriginal drek. Tallbloke, whom I do indeed consider to be a criminal (as are the rest of them) carrying out crimes against humanity (he sued me once for saying that, which was totally lame) has even joined in, as have some members of the SlymePit adding that special MRA-Science Denailist crossover stink to the mix. But for the most part it is just good people thanking other good people for doing good stuff having to do with climate science and global warming and such.
Also, Climate Thanks now has a twitter account, named @ClimateThanks. You can follow them.
Go to Twitter and thank somebody!
Thank you very much.
Here is a letter from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication:
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has much to be thankful for, including wonderful support from our friends and colleagues. That is why this Thanksgiving, we’re giving #ClimateThanks. Together with the climate community, we are taking a moment to tweet or post who or what we are thankful for in the fight for a safe climate. Please tweet #ClimateThanks and help us raise awareness about the amazing things people here in the US and around the world are doing.
Starting on Monday, November 25th, as the pies bake and families start to gather, we encourage you to add your voice to the #ClimateThanks chorus.
To participate, just go to Twitter and post your #ClimateThanks messages (remember the # – you can also use this on Facebook). The more the better! If you’re thanking an organization or a person with a social media presence, let them know about your gratitude by including their twitter handle (@ipcc_ch, for example). If you’d like to highlight an example of their great work, include a shortened url to their website, recent article etc. Not sure what to post? Here are a few examples, but anything goes:
#ClimateThanks to Philippines climate negotiator @YebSano for his hunger strike for a climate deal. http://bit.ly/19fQ0ni
#ClimateThanks to the hundreds of climate scientists volunteering thousands of unpaid hours writing the latest @IPCC_CH report
#ClimateThanks to my sister for installing #solarpanels on her roof!
Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.
You can keep track of the conversation by following the #ClimateThanks thread. Please join us on Twitter this Thanksgiving to tell us who and what you are thankful for!
Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies