It’s happening now: go to twitter.com and you’ll see that Copenhagen is in the top trending topics today. There’s been a moment in which it ranked higher than Tiger Woods: as someone put it on Twitter, the twittosphere is perhaps getting priorities right
If you search for the tags #cop15 or #climatechange, you’re going to get an average of a dozen tweets every minute (based on my observation of how often the tweetdeck notifier flashes on my screen, so this is no scientific stats).
COP15 is probably going to give the final blow to the social media skeptics. The Conference is everywhere online, just have a look at how you can participate/interact online with COP15
The frenzy has taken over the agricultural community as well. Here’s a selection of pointers to events and updates for those who follow agriculture and climate change.
- The CGIAR is co-hosting a number of events that aim to drive the point home that agriculture is part of the climate change problem, but also part of the solution. The Rural Climate Exchange Blog will feature regular updates and reports from Agriculture and Rural Development Day (Saturday 12 December 2009) and Forest Day 3 (Sunday 13 December 2009)
- on Twitter, you can follow @cgiarclimate and @worldfarmers (@ictkm will retweet selectively)
- Best bets to capture what’s going on is to search, follow and use these tags: #cop15ag, #cop15, #climatechange, #ardd and #cgiarclimate … you’ll find old and new friends
BTW, if you have more pointers these days, you’re welcome to leave them in a comment…