Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong…
Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to be thankful for about our current climate and the people who fight the good fight against climate numptys like the Sks Kidz.
Here’s your chance to give climate thanks, though maybe not in the way intended. Read on.
From the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications:
Giving Climate Thanks, a thousand strong and still growing
This Thanksgiving, we’re giving #ClimateThanks. With friends and colleagues across 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 are doing and build a stronger sense of solidarity among the far-flung climate community.
More than 1,000 people and organizations have lent their voices to the #ClimateThanks chorus so far, reaching millions. As the pies bake and families start to gather, we encourage you to join in.
To participate, simply 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.
For those not familiar with Twitter, the way this works is that any tweet with the hashtag #ClimateThanks will become part of that stream, which can be viewed here.
Yesterday, I put the concept to the test on my Twitter feed:
I also have plans to give #ClimateThanks to Steve McIntyre, Michael Mann, electricity, agricultural production and a whole list of other climate related people and things I’m thankful for in today’s climate. You can too. Use your imagination #norules. But be civil, humor and irony works best.
I’m sure WUWT can help in this effort. If you don’t have a Twitter account, get one here.
If you already have a Twitter account, follow this link to post a Tweet with the #ClimateThanks hashtag already inserted.
And when you do Tweet your #ClimateThanks, then be sure to follow WUWT on Twitter. If you don’t have any ideas, there’s no rules against retweeting some gems Tweeted by others.
I’ll retweet some of the most creative ones. You can copy your tweet into comments below to draw attention here as well to give others ideas.
Thanks and happy Tweeting!
UPDATE: Well, THAT didn’t take long….just 5 minutes.
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