Today, 350.org and its partner activist organizations have launched a 24-hour “twitterstorm” to save the only planet we’re likely to ever call home.
Soon after the storm began at 08:00 GMT, the hash tag jumped to the #3 trend on Twitter worldwide.
As I detailed last week, subsidies to fossil fuel companies—aka Big Oil—is a financial and ecological travesty of the highest order.
In the first quarter of 2012, the five big oil companies (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell) earned a whopping $368 million per day.
If these subsidies were cut, the International Energy Agency estimates that the planet could cut global-warming-causing emissions in half and significantly contribute to preventing a two-degree temperature rise, the number most scientists say we need to stay under to prevent runaway climate change.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the best tweets so far.
Have you joined today’s Twitter storm? If not, why not?