Push back on attacks on climate science with a climate facts twitter storm at high noon on Thursday, January 26. In its call to action, 350.org suggests that you sign up before the event, and then “tweet up a storm” from a rich collection of climate facts.
This Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00pm ET we want to start a major twitter storm of #ClimateFacts and target the @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump accounts.
In just their first few days in office, the Trump administration deleted the White House climate website, silenced National Park twitter accounts that tweeted basic scientific facts, put a gag order on EPA employees, deleted the agency’s climate webpage, lied about the environmental impact of Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and made the case for “alternative facts” to the press.
Show the power of people’s tweets by tweeting climate facts to @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump, using the hashtag #climatefacts. Click here to get the entire collection of #climatefacts sample tweets.
Climate Facts Twitter Storm Sample Tweets
- We just lived through the three hottest years in recorded history, and human activity is responsible. #ClimateFacts https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/18/u-s-scientists-officially-declare-2016-the-hottest-year-on-record-that-makes-three-in-a-row/
- Tidal flooding has quadrupled (or more) in frequency in many communities since the 1970s, including Atlantic City, NJ, and Charleston, SC #ClimateFacts http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2014/10/encroaching-tides-full-report.pdf
- The pace of sea level rise has quickened from 1.7 mm/yr for much of the 20th century to 3.2 mm/yr since 1993 #ClimateFacts http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10712-011-9119-1
- Arctic sea ice has declined by more than 30% in the last 25 years #ClimateFacts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/extraordinarily-hot-arctic-temperatures-alarm-scientists