It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Blog Action Day

It's Blog Action Day for climate change all around the blogosphere!

Of course it's always Blog Action Day for climate change around here, so it's easy for me to participate. Newcomers, please just look at the "best of" links over to the right.

Regulars, it would be a good idea to look around and see if any of the participants have anything new and useful to add.

Nominations for the best BAD article?

Update via email:

Hey bloggers,

October 15th is finally here and nearly 10,000 bloggers around the world are writing about climate change today for Blog Action Day 2009!

At the stroke of midnight we got off to a great start when UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown surprised us with a Blog Action Day post on his blog saying that "climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures."

From there we have seen thousands of interesting posts from bloggers in 150 countries. The Official Google Blog provided a green tour of their campus, Gadling is featuring green travel posts all day, and Grist has a great round-up of some of the best posts thus far. Nonprofits including Oxfam, Greenpeace , 1Sky and TckTckTck have all put up new posts. Blog Action Day has been the top Google blog search today and CNN just wrote an article about us!

Right now posts are pouring in constantly. It's truly an impressive display and there’s too much going on to list it all in an email.

You have to check it out yourself.

You can follow all the latest posts and tweets on a new live stream on the homepage. You can also get breaking updates and more in-depth information on the official Blog Action Day blog.

If you haven't posted yet, remember to include the words “Blog Action Day” in your post so that it gets pulled into the live feed on our homepage. If you are on Twitter, you can follow @blogactionday and use the #BAD09 hashtag in your tweets.

Thanks to all of you who have already posted and to all of you who will throughout the rest of the day. If you haven't, you can still register and participate today!

This has already been an amazing day and the Blog Action Day team couldn’t be more impressed with how many bloggers from all parts of the global are coming together for such an important issue.

Thank you so much,

Robin Beck
Lead Organizer
Blog Action Day 09: Climate Change.


David B. Benson said...

I wrote two comments, on different blogs, which appropriately mentioned Blog Action Day.

When do I receive my prize? :-)

Michael Tobis said...

Lots of earnest and confused stuff from kids, and some trite green stuff from people who would qualify as the usual suspects.

My first interesting find outside the ring of usual suspects: Olive Ridley.

Though I did come across somebody with the idea of walking the Amazon, which is sort of like canoeing the Mojave from, say, Barstow to Tucson. I suppose that is also interesting, but not in the way I had in mind.

Michael Tobis said...

Deltoid spotlights Canadian newcomers Jim Prall and ClimateSight.

So far I'm 3 for 3 on Canadians.

Michael Tobis said...

ClimateSight link above is wrong. Look here.

Michael Tobis said...

Brian Schmidt kicks some Blog Action Day butt. This one is truly a memorable contribution.

Michael Tobis said...

Bob Grumbine points to this excellent entry, doubly excellent in my opinion, because it mentions your humble host in a favorable light.