Social media plus scientists plus Chemistry Cat puns is a great formula for a talk, right?
Category> General Earth Institute Tags> Climate, climate matters, Earth Science, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, IRI, lamont doherty earth observatory, LDEO, science communication, social media, Storify
If you wanted to get a sense of the State of the Planet, you didn’t need to be at the Columbia University conference on Oct. 11. You just needed to follow #SOP2012. Six hundred people gathered at the event to think about the future of sustainable development, while 476 people sent 1,300 tweets, making about 6.2 million impressions through Twitter. And one thread running through the event was that social media is an important way to draw attention to sustainable development issues on an international platform and in a comprehensible way.
Category> Climate, General Earth Institute Tags> #sop2012, Climate Policy, Climate Science, Communicating Climate, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, James Hansen, Lisa Goddard, nasa goddard institute for space studies, Sate of the Planet 2012, social media, Sustainable Development, Twitter
“After the warm winter, is this summer going to be insanely hot?”
What is the role of social media in advancing environmental sustainability and conservation? Do tweeting, posting, and blogging really accelerate technological progress and science?
IRI is offering a token of thanks for helping us reach a Twitter milestone. Care to help us get there?