17 Jun '12, 3pm

Twitterstorm rising: On Rio eve, sharing a call to end fossil fuel subsidies

Twitterstorm rising: On Rio eve, sharing a call to end fossil fuel subsidies

The forecast calls for a “twitterstorm” Monday, thanks to a couple dozen environmental activist groups , including 350.org, Greenpeace International, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. A “twitterstorm” isn’t something out of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds ; it’s a global campaign to raise a ruckus on Twitter by deliberately spreading a message — in this case, the call to end fossil fuel subsidies, or #endfossilfuelsubsidies , as the hashtag call will go out. Organizers are building a smart network of influential Twitter users to seed their storm. On the eve of the Rio+20 Earth Summit , they’re aiming to break the record for most tweets of a single hashtag in a 24-hour period. As 350′s Jamie Henn writes : Justin Bieber currently holds the world record with 322,224, over 223 tweets a minute. Organizers are confident that even if they can’t beat the Biebs they’ll be abl...

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Tweets

Tell World Leaders at Rio+20 to End Wasteful Fo...

switchboard.nrdc.org 18 Jun '12, 12am

From Detroit to Delhi, Barcelona to Boston, families are struggling to recover from the worst economic crisis in decades. ...

Campaign uses Twitter to urge an end to fossil ...

e360.yale.edu 18 Jun '12, 2pm

18 Jun 2012: Online Twitter Campaign Urges End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies A coalition of activists today launched a 24-hour ...

MT @jschmidtnrdc: Phasing Out Fossil Fuel Subsi...

grist.org 16 Jun '12, 2pm

Nearly $1 trillion reasons to change course. Countries are spending around $1 trillion in subsidies for fossil fuels . Thi...

Can this be for real? "End to fossil fuel subsi...

newenergyworldnetwork.com 19 Jun '12, 3pm

End to fossil fuel subsidies agreed at Rio+20 19 Jun 2012 World leaders have agreed to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies...

Activists declare twitter war on fossil fuel su...

running.competitor.com 18 Jun '12, 4pm

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Ending fossil fuels subsidies would be an environmental and economic win for the world #EndFossilFuelSubsidies #p2

Ending fossil fuels subsidies would be an envir...

switchboard.nrdc.org 18 Jun '12, 8am

This year, governments around the world are expected to pour nearly a trillion dollars in subsidies into one of the most p...

Global #EndFossilFuelSubsidies twitterstorm kic...

businessgreen.com 18 Jun '12, 9am

The Rio +20 Earth Summit in Brazil today enters its final week with pressure mounting on world leaders to deliver an ambit...

Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Will Save Taxpayers Billions Every Year

Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Will Save Taxpayer...

treehugger.com 18 Jun '12, 6pm

The only people in the world who actually benefit from the government subsidies doled out to fossil fuel companies —to the...

Just out: White paper outlines new approach to ...

bnef.com 19 Jun '12, 9am

White paper published ahead of Rio+20 meeting puts forward a novel approach for addressing the world’s $400bn-plus of annu...

Climate change twitterstorm blowing gale force, pls join in by tweeting #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Climate change twitterstorm blowing gale force,...

grist.org 18 Jun '12, 1pm

Twitter is really great at letting you know about the weather. Twitter may be less great at impacting it. But two initiati...

Report: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hurting Global Ec...

nrdc.org 18 Jun '12, 2pm

Press contact: Bob Keefe, NRDC, 202-650-4625 or [email protected] or Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424 or [email protected] If you a...

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defpro.com 18 Jun '12, 7am

NEW YORK | Top cyber security experts will join together at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) to urg...

on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

on subsidies at #Rioplus20:

350.org 20 Jun '12, 3pm

Update on #EndFossilFuelSubsidies Proposals at Rio+20 Submitted by Jamie Henn on 20 June, 2012 - 08:10 As the final high-l...