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#EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 18th June 2012

Today, everyone and anyone that cares about the impact of fossil fuels on our gracious world is coming together on social networking site, Twitter, to campaign against the subsidies that encourage its existence.

During the 24 hour ‘twitterstorm’ which started at 6pm UTC in Sydney, twitter has been overwhelmed by messages from activists, green energy supporters, sustainable businesses and industry professionals to help highlight the need to end subsidies that encourage fossil fuels and encourage the need to invest in clean energy solutions. In recent weeks leading up until this twitter crusade, over 1 million signatures have been collected in support of this campaign which simply highlights the need to address this and the increasing amount of public’s interest that is associated with green energy.

According to figures compiled by Oil Change International, countries together are spending as much as $1 trillion dollars annually on fossil fuel subsidies. The International Energy Agency estimates that by cutting these subsidies, the world can cut global warming causing emissions in half and significantly contribute to preventing a 2 degree temperature rise, the number most scientist’s say we need to stay under to prevent runaway climate change.*

If you would like to get involved and show your support – tweet now and include #endfossilfuelsubsides and sign the petition today - http://endfossilfuelsubsidies.org/

*Datasource-350.org

 

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