Environment and climate change events continue to make the daily news in 2016. After reviewing Caramel and Parsley tweets on Climate Change and our environment it became obvious that this topic is of ever-increasing importance to the many tens of thousands of you who visited my Twitter and blog during the past year. Subjects ranged from the birds and bees to trees and global weather with hopefully a positive, learning slant on what we can do to change ourselves. There is no shortage of dramatic news on the daily media from freakish weather to changes in the acidity and rising temperature of our own Pacific Northwest oceans. Here is a brief recap of the top climate tweets which you found the most interesting and engaging in 2016 beginning with the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta:
Top Viewed Environment Tweets in 2016
- Ft McMurray wildfire continues with high winds and dry weather
- Health Canada to ban neonics pesticides in 2018
- Are we changing? The Case for Optimism on Climate Change Al Gore, a TED Talk
- Species Everywhere are on the Move
- Why are bees in Decline?
- Impact of climate change on USA ecosystems water & bird migration
- Study on importance of wild bees and pollination
- Massive wildfire aka "The Beast" is still burning - now in Saskatchewan
- The top viewed CAP blog article tweeted was How to Grow your Own Strawberry Plants without added chemicals
As Caramel and Parsley enters another year; writing and tweeting about our environment, climate change and global warming will continue in #Climate2017
one of its greatest wonders,
Great Barrier Reef (BBC documentary 2015)
Hopefully the information tweeted helps us all to a greater understanding of what is happening, how it affects us and the rest of the world, what we can do. I hope you are encouraged to get involved with the urgency of acting on climate change issues. It can be as simple as starting a compost, growing a pesticide free garden, mulching your garden or planting flowers and shrubs for the birds, insects and bees.
The first Climate#2017 tweets for this year were:
- Bee numbers drop in UK
- NOAA global analysis & state of our weather November 2016
- Summary #Climate2016 from UN
Thank you for your continued support and take care.
Best wishes for a happy & successful 2017
Links, References & Additional Reading:
- Climate Change & the environment 2015
- Climate Change & the environment continues in 2016
- The Great Barrier Reef (2015)
- Update The Great Barrier Reef (2016)
- The Great Barrier Reef Documentary (2016)
- Why We need Trees
- A Large Australian Bat - the Grey Headed Flying Fox
- The continuing Dilemma of Flying Foxes in Australia
- Video: Control & eliminate your household food waste
- Ft McMurray fire photo credit to Ft McMurray First Nations
Think about the consequences of what you do every day.
What you eat, what you buy, where does it come from.
Learn a bit more about all these things
~ Dr Jane Goodall
"In nature, nothing exists alone"
~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring