Finally a hot topic: our 17 favourite climate tweets this week

#ClimateChange has continued to take social media by storm this week. Here are some of our favourite climate tweets that you might have missed.

Earth Day

On Monday, former US President Barack Obama marked Earth Day by warmly praising the young people making a stand to protect the environment for their generation and those to come. Well worth a click and scroll.

Greta around Europe

Greta Thunberg not only featured on Obama’s list, but on many front pages this week as she paid visits to the Pope, the Italian senate, the European parliament and the UK parliament.

Her inspiring, and very feisty, speech in London is worth a full read and can be accessed here.

Twitter was full of support for her messages, and enjoyment at the way she presented them.


Of course, no one should be surprised by Greta’s choice of transport for her European adventure:

For Science!

Greta stressed the importance of listening to climate scientists, and Carbon Brief put together this fascinating animation, showing countries’ historic contribution to CO2 emissions.

It’s all about those curves.

Climate Change: The Facts

This week David Attenborough’s documentary Climate Change: the Facts aired in the UK. If you missed it, here’s a neat summary.

Many people took to Twitter to applaud the show.

We hear, for those outside the UK, that Climate Change: the Facts might be available to watch on YouTube somewhere…

Allegory is Coming

But while many tuned in to watch David Attenborough, many more chose to watch a show with a more fantastical climate emergency.

It’s hard to miss the parallels between the crises affecting fictional Westeros and our own planet, and even George RR Martin agrees (scroll down to Farhad Manjoo’s question).

What next?

While all the talk of panic and urgency may make many of us feel powerless, we each have a valuable role to play in the fight against climate breakdown.

There are many ways to act, including changing our own carbon-heavy behaviours, becoming more aware of the issues and putting pressure on governments and industry.

Recent climate marches and the Extinction Rebellion movement have shown that people truly do have the power to set the political agenda.

Another way we can influence the future of climate action is by using our votes wisely in this year’s local, national and European elections.

So with the European Parliament elections fast approaching, have you registered to vote?

Are you ready to check out your candidates’ voting history and commitments?

And are you going to vote for candidates committed to drastic action on climate change?

The European Parliamentary elections are taking place on 23-26 May 2019.

Will you vote for a greener Europe?