Blogging the tweets from Twitter.
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.
@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.
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