Blog Action Day ’09 Climate Change

Blog ACtion Day 2009 on Climate Change15th October is Blog Action Day 2009, an annual event when bloggers around the world post about a common issue on the same day.

The aim is to raise awareness and encourage discussion around a global issue.

This year’s topic is climate change.

As their website explains:

‘Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees.

Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.’

More than 5,500 blogs, from 126 countries and reaching more than 10 million readers, have already registered.

The topics of the blogs are quite diverse. For example, some include design, lifestyle, religion, politics, green, humour, crafts, writing, technology and activism.  Around 300 blogs will be involved from the UK.

Even though Blog Action Day is about raising awareness, the vision is that the discussions will lead to plans and actions that can make a difference across the world.

A list of the most interesting and powerful ways to get involved in climate change is currently being compiled through Blog Action Day’s website. Take a look at the Take Action section to see some examples or submit your own idea.

This is the second year Observations has taken part in this global event. We hope you can join in too.

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