Much a-Twitter about the G8 and climate change

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Blogging the tweets from Twitter.

Morning, bloggers!

When the Global for me office wakes up in the morning, the western hemisphere is still asleep. Regardless, Twitter is always wide awake and all a-flutter over the world’s current issues.

Today, one of the major Twitter trends was the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy. Simply put, it’s always a big story when the world’s most powerful leaders gather in one place – with the exception of Chinese President Hu Jintao, respectively. The headlines from Xinjiang keep coming in.

But a whole other flurry of tweets erupted from G8 conversations: climate change. So we joined the fray to hear what other Twitter users think.

Our question…

@GFMEditor: The G8 Summit hammers out a new climate change bill. What do you want to see on it?

@kim_bach massive investing in getting rid of fossile fuels: highspeed trains, moving cargo by trains and ships that are windpowered

Which led to…

@GFMEditor Climate change is always a touchy subject among the big powers. What about developing countries?

@theginlady If India/China fail to sign up, it is coz Industrial world have failed to communicate their own mistakes. Clean Tech is better.

@Societas_ as many Developing Nations are rich in renewable energy resources Developed Nations work with them on joint on projects.

@Societas_ we propose that tackling energy issues will also help tackle conflict issue – giving nations greater energy security.

Another user brought up the proposed 50% reduction of emissions, but the BBC reports that some G8 leaders have proposed for rich countries to reduce carbon emissions by 80%. By 2050, that is.

She had this to say…

@Barros_Isabel Very, very ambitious. A reduction of 80% doesn’t even seem viable. Lot’s of work to be done…

And of course, we couldn’t stay quiet on Iran for too long…

@GFMEditor 156 dead in Xinjiang, but news coverage quantity doesn’t equate the election protests in Iran. Strange, or not?

@berkgun It’s not strange. Iran is a political issue for USA and UK but they don’t really care death bodies of innocent people.

This particular tweet was retweeted by @iranfreelection.

Have something to say? Tweet us. But for now – thus concludes our morning tweets, only because 12 o’clock noon is only 20 minutes away!

Sincerely,

Kim

–GFM Team


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