Climate Change Fight Goes Online

On Oct. 15, you can blog your way to a cleaner, climate change-free world.

The blogosphere is hoping to do just this during this year's Blog Action Day, which will zoom in on global warming.

The annual event, powered by social entrepreneurship venture, brings together bloggers from across the globe to post entries on one particular issue on the same day. It seeks to foster a worldwide online dialogue on pressing societal concerns.

Over 6,500 bloggers have already signed up for Blog Action Day 2009, taking their climate change protests on the Web.

While scientists and development professionals are tirelessly working to develop sustainable land use methods, cleaner energy technologies and sustainable transport mechanisms, bloggers will be throwing in their two cents' worth to give a human face to the adverse effects of global warming, as well as putting forward solutions to the climate crisis.

"Through this joint effort, we aim to reintroduce climate change and put a label on it so people would take notice - how massive are the floods caused by the typhoons, what systems are installed systems to mitigate such crises and how are these related to climate change," blogger/journalist Anthony Ian Cruz told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Blog entries may tackle the impacts of global warming on poverty, health, conflict, energy and economic growth.

Last year, 12,000 bloggers took part in the event, which delved on poverty.

So, will blogging help save the world from climate change? The future is now yours to shape online.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.