Climate change is no laughing matter. Winters are getting shorter, summers are getting hotter, tidal action is getting choppier, and the air streams are getting colder. If we don’t do anything, we risk losing the planet to everything that we hold precious before losing ourselves.
I don’t know about you, but I like Planet Earth and I’ll try my darnedest to keep it alive.
With this in mind, I’m glad to join thousands of bloggers from around the world–over 2,400 of them in 105 countries at last count–for the third annual Blog Action Day. On October 15, 2009, I agree to write about climate change. If you’re a blogger, regardless as an individual or a corporation, I dare you to join me.
Think about the power of mass collaboration. Think about what would happen if the world’s bloggers–every single one of them, every one of you–wrote about climate change over 24 hours. Think about the mainstream media reaction. Think about your neighbors’ reaction. Think about what it could mean.
Blog Action Day is not about Twitter or Facebook or YouTube or Flickr or other forms of online communication and media. It’s about blogging with a singular and shared call to action. The social networking sites will push it along, as they already are from feeds like @blogactionday and tags like #climate.
BAD’s debut theme was the environment, but I didn’t participate in 2007. When I first learned of the global plea 12 months ago, I blogged about poverty–in the form of sharing videos with you. I later summarized the good deeds we did.
Join me and the world and write about climate change. Whether 10 words or 10 pages, the world’s waiting for your decision. What will it be?