07 Jun '12, 7pm

24 Hour 'Twitter Storm' Against Fossil Fuel Subsidies Happening June 18

24 Hour 'Twitter Storm' Against Fossil Fuel Subsidies Happening June 18

Campaigning organizations from around the world will join forces on June 18 for a 24-hour ‘Twitter storm’ in which tens of thousands of messages will be posted on the social networking site demanding that world leaders use Rio+20 to agree to end fossil fuel subsidies.The 24 hour clock will start at 6PM UTC in Sydney, when activists will begin to flock to Twitter with messages that will also be projected in iconic spots in Sydney, New Delhi, London, Rio, and other locations. In recent weeks campaigning groups have collected over 1 million signatures demanding that leaders act now to end subsidies and start to invest in clean energy solutions. According to figures compiled by Oil Change International, countries together are spending as much as $1 trillion dollars annually on fossil fuel subsidies . The International Energy Agency estimates that by cutting these subsidies, th...

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