Top 50 Twitter Climate Accounts to Follow!
Fantastic article posted by Low Carbon Sg via Facebook, originally published at the Guardian.co.uk. I must warn you though, the article is very Anglo-centric but generally a good read and might be cool even to follow these charities, politicians, news broadcasters, bloggers, campaigners, campaign groups, carbon-cutting sites, carbon scientists and the misc tweeters. So here they are:
From ministers’ tweets inside climate talks and cameraphone photos of climate activism as it happens, to tips on how to live a greener life and 140-character global warming news updates: who are the key people and organisations you should be following on Twitter if you’re interested in climate change? With the help of Guardian readers on Facebook, we’ve pulled together the top 50 accounts worth following.
Updates from campaigners helping communities on the frontline of climate change.
Lots of interaction and climate campaigning from this UK-based environmental charity.
Climate change news and campaigns, plus big business in the spotlight.
Climate-specific wildlife news and aggregation.
Busy and popular feed with links to climate news reports, campaigns and topical comment.
1. Ed Miliband
Climate and energy secretary of the former Labour government used Twitter to broadcast from inside Copenhagen climate talks (his Lib Dem and Tory counterparts are not on Twitter).
2. Al Gore
Climate-centric tweets from the most-followed climate activist on Twitter.
Not content with being the first green MP in England, Lucas also tweets her movements and chats frequently on her Twitter account.
Links and news from the main Twitter account of the US government department responsible for the environment.
News and a commendably high level of interaction from the UK government department responsible for climate change policy.
News, aggregation and more from the Twitter account of the long-running UK magazine.
A good barometer of what’s gone viral on the climate blogosphere.
3. James Murray
Climate news and re-tweets for a business audience, from the editor of BusinessGreen.
4. Andy Rekvin
Thoughts and news from the New York Times columnist and environment author.
Independent journalistic collaboration on the impact of climate change.
Thoughts and re-tweets on climate science and politics.
News and retweets by this US-centric green news and comment blog.
Chat and thoughtful tweets from the grandaddy of the green blogosphere.
Useful links for anyone interested in China and climate change.
A prolific US blogger at Mother Jones who re-tweets interesting content on energy and climate change.
1. Eric Pooley
Author of The Climate War – tweets regularly about the fight in the US to keep climate change on the political agenda.
Commentary and an insight into the life of author and the founder of 350.org climate campaign.
Regular tweets from a campaigner and lawyer pushing for a new “ecocide” law that would declare the mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide.
Newsy tweets and links from the founder of the 10:10 climate campaign and the director of The Age of Stupid climate documentary.
Campaigner and blogger who puts climate change lobbying under the microscope.
Campaign news and aggregation from the largest UK coalition tackling climate change issues.
The lively account of Bill McKibben’s global campaign to get CO2 down to 350 parts per million in the atmosphere.
UK group campaigning to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Lots of carbon-cutting tweets.
Campaigning for a legally binding global climate deal, the Twitter account for this coalition is a good source of links on climate negotiations.
5. Plane Stupid
Opinion and links from the direct action campaign group against airport expansion.
6. One Climate
Retweets aplenty and news on climate change from this social networking site.
7. Climate Camp
Often the first stop for breaking news about direct action on climate change.
Tweets from a coalition of youth groups campaigning on clean energy.
Business-minded climate news and aggregation from this alliance of politicians and business leaders.
Actions and campaign news from the UK’s largest student environment group.
Green consumer tips and news from this long-running US-based site.
Useful impartial energy-saving advice from the UK government.
Fun videos and virals spurring action on climate change.
4. Good Guide
Advice on the products with the smallest environmental impact.
Tweets from the campaign group representing one of the lowest-carbon forms of transport: cycling.
Climate debate and news from Columbia University’s climate science department.
Comment and interesting links from an atmospheric science professor at Texas Tech and author of A Climate for Change.
Useful links from one of the world’s leading climate research centres
Norwich-based group of climate scientists.
4. Met Office
News on climate change and weather from the UK Met Office.
Newsy aggregation of anything climate-related by a non-profit group of climate scientists.
Arctic humour, climate science updates and multimedia aplenty from the Catlin Arctic survey in the North Pole.
Surprisingly lively and wide-ranging account featuring climate stories and official UN news.
Expert Q&As, analysis and useful aggregation on climate change policy, economics and science.
Tweets aggregating a diverse international spread of climate content, from a campaign group born out of the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference.
Thoughts from a climate science professor on nuclear power, energy and climate politics in Australia.
And four voices from the other side of the climate debate …
Tweets from Dr John Everett, climate sceptic and a researcher and manager in fisheries and ocean programmes.
News and chat from polemical UK blogger for the Telegraph, Express and other titles.
The account of a blog that believes solar variation is the reason the climate is changing. Provides a feast of links to more climate scepticism
Tweets from the press office of the Republican senator and vocal climate change sceptic.
• We rated sites on the quality and frequency of their tweets, as well as looking at levels of aggregation and interaction – we didn’t include accounts that were just RSS feeds. It’s also worth noting some prominent blogs that we would like to have included do not have Twitter accounts.
• Thanks to Jennifer Atkinson, Cindy Baxter, Ange Fennell, Louise Hazan, Jenny Hodge and Philip Painter for contributing suggestions to this list on our Facebook fan page – and thanks to everyone else who took part in the discussion on Facebook.
Do also follow this list of Singapore’s Twitter Climate Accounts, or at least these are the few that I follow.
- My Water Bottle
- Singapore Acts of Green
- Green Drinks Singapore
- WWF Singapore
- Olive Ventures
- Green Kampong
- ECO Singapore
- Low Carbon Singapore