The UK Guardian explains how you can, “Discover the key people and organisations you should be following on Twitter if you’re interested in climate change and the environment.”
They have broken down what they call the top 50 twitter climate accounts by category. Blogging is inherently solipsistic, so we start with their recommendations for “Bloggers” to follow:
Thoughts and re-tweets on climate science and politics.
News and retweets by this US-centric green news and comment blog.
Chat and thoughtful tweets from the grandaddy of the green blogosphere.
Useful links for anyone interested in China and climate change.
A prolific US blogger at Mother Jones who re-tweets interesting content on energy and climate change.
Here are some more of their recommendations:
1. Ed Miliband
Climate and energy secretary of the former Labour government used Twitter to broadcast from inside Copenhagen climate talks (his Lib Dem and Tory counterparts are not on Twitter).
2. Al Gore
Climate-centric tweets from the most-followed climate activist on Twitter.
Not content with being the first green MP in England, Lucas also tweets her movements and chats frequently on her Twitter account.
Links and news from the main Twitter account of the US government department responsible for the environment.
News and a commendably high level of interaction from the UK government department responsible for climate change policy.
1. Eric Pooley
Author of The Climate War – tweets regularly about the fight in the US to keep climate change on the political agenda.
Commentary and an insight into the life of author and the founder of 350.org climate campaign.
Regular tweets from a campaigner and lawyer pushing for a new “ecocide” law that would declare the mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide.
Newsy tweets and links from the founder of the 10:10 climate campaign and the director of The Age of Stupid climate documentary.
Campaigner and blogger who puts climate change lobbying under the microscope.
Climate debate and news from Columbia University’s climate science department.
Comment and interesting links from an atmospheric science professor at Texas Tech and author of A Climate for Change.
Useful links from one of the world’s leading climate research centres
Norwich-based group of climate scientists.
4. Met Office
News on climate change and weather from the UK Met Office.
Newsy aggregation of anything climate-related by a non-profit group of climate scientists.
And there are 30 others. For some reason the Guardian feels obliged to recommend “four voices from the other side of the climate debate,” including the twitter feed of Sen. Inhofe, arguably the most destructive smearer of climate scientists on the planet, and another one from a “blog that believes solar variation is the reason the climate is changing.” Why not the twitter feed of the Flat Earth society?
Seriously, if they listed the top twitter feeds of groups that help you and your addiction to tobacco and cocaine, would they also throw in the twitter feed of people who don’t think smoking is bad for your health and the twitter feed of, say, the Colombian drug cartel?
Below are the earlier comments from the Facebook commenting system:
My feed is http://twitter.com/danmiller999. 90% climate and 10% pinball.
June 28 at 5:44am
I actually think the idea of keeping an eye on a denier or two is not bad…keeps us sharp and aware of news tactics as they emerge…not saying deniers should be given any credence, but only violently agreeing with ourselves all the time can be limiting.
Some good site to visit. I am primitive – no twitter- I visit Treehugger on line.
and Bill McKibben at 350– and ClimateActionCenter http://www.climateactioncentre.org/.
The Daily Climate among many others.
Peter you should get on board! I appreciate your posts on here.
June 27 at 12:59am
Might be fun to post the twitter handles of the top climate hawk commenters here on CP. Would want to restrict to those who almost primarily tweet about climate. Mine is: williambgreene and I tweet about 80% climate-related opinion and RT’s.
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Don’t forget Skeptical Science!