18 Jun '12, 2pm

Campaign uses Twitter to urge an end to fossil fuel subsidies @350 #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

18 Jun 2012: Online Twitter Campaign Urges End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies A coalition of activists today launched a 24-hour campaign on the social media network Twitter to pressure global leaders attending the Rio+20 summit to slash fossil fuel subsidies. Beginning at 8 a.m. GMT, participants started posting messages on the social media site using the hashtag #EndFossilFuelSubsidies , a so-called “Twitterstorm” that organizers hope will call attention to the issue at the global summit in Brazil. By mid-morning the hashtag was the leading trend on Twitter. The campaign comes as a new report from Oil Change International estimates that fossil fuel industries receive as much as $1 trillion in direct or indirect support from governments annually. “This world has a few problems where a trillion dollars might come in handy — and we’d have a few less problems if we weren’t paying t...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/online_twitter_campaign__urge...

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