Change Climate Change – Make a difference through Social Media

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark is said to be one of the largest summits ever. 119 heads of state and government, including nine vice presidents are reported to take part in the conference. The conference is being streamed live on Youtube and CNN. Youtube has launched it’s Raise Your Voice channel where users are encouraged to post questions which will be delivered to the various heads of state and government present at the summit. This is your chance to make a difference and have a say about Climate change and it’s horrifying effects on our future generations.

The COP15 website reports: ‘The 119 heads of state and government represent countries that account for 89 percent of the world’s GDP, 82 percent of the world’s population and 86 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.’

Now social media sites like Youtube and Twitter are helping ordinary people make a positive difference and change towards saving our environment. Youtube opened it’s channel to people and was encouraged them to send questions for the Summit. Yesterday, Youtube and Google revealed the users questions to the Summit. The Youtube blog states that, ‘Today (12/15/2009), at 8 a.m. ET, a panel of world climate leaders, among them former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and journalist Thomas Friedman, will gather in Copenhagen and answer the top questions that you submitted to the CNN/YouTube Climate Debate channel.

You can watch them address the issues that matter to you in real-time: We’ll be live-streaming the debate at

Thank you for making this event truly international. We received thousands of questions from Italy to Brazil, Nigeria to New Zealand. To get a scope of just how many countries are represented, see this map, which depicts global submissions through a Google Earth layer.’

If you were unable to submit a question or your thoughts on the Climate Change debate you can now take part in the conference via Twitter. Join the discussion on Twitter during the debate using hashtag #cnnytdebate. Starting today you can now watch the highlights of the Climate debate on CNN and Youtube’s Raise Your Voice channel.

Written for and published on the Amvona blog

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