Care About the Climate? Got a Blog?

by Julie Schwietert Oct 11, 2009

Ice that sheared off a glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile; Photo by author

You think everyone knows about climate change?

Polar bears are dying, ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising.

You’ve heard these facts so many times, you’ve likely tuned out any mention of them.

You know the planet’s climate is changing, and it’s not for the better.

But judging from some of the (ahem) informed comments we receive in response to climate change articles on Matador, it’s pretty clear that some folks still don’t believe climate change is a problem.

That’s where you come in.

October 15–that’s this Thursday–is Blog Action Day, an “annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.”

This year’s issue is climate change.

Besides being an urgent issue that affects everyone on the planet, the organizers of Blog Action Day selected climate change as this year’s topic in order to stimulate conversation about the issue leading up to the Copenhagen climate meeting scheduled for this December.

To get ideas about a post you can write for Blog Action Day, click here. And for other ideas about how you can take action, the Blog Action Day organizers offer 12 concrete steps you can take to address climate change in your own community.

Community Connection:

Want to learn about someone who’s concerned about the environment every day? Check out Chris Jordan’s Pacific Garbage Patch project here.

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