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Blogs

A web log, or blog, is a website of personal origin that uses a dated log format that is updated daily or frequently with new recounts about a topic. The information may be contributed solely by the blog owner, or integrated with information from other sources ranging from Internet websites to journals and articles.

Due to its easy creation, blogs are rising in popularity, as can be seen from the 70 million blogs present on the Internet as of October 2007. In view of the high accessibility and readability rates of blogs, organisations as well as individual researchers are beginning to leverage on blogs as a holding site to store information as well as a medium to reach out to the masses. Green Awareness and its related issues are therefore also widely found on blogs. In such a way, Green Awareness is promoted.

Climate Feedback

Climate Feedback is a blog that focuses on Climate Change. It is hosted by Nature Reports: Climate Change to "facilitate lively and informative discussion on the science and wider implications of global warming". The articles in the blog reflect the lastest news, solutions and reports centering on climate change. For instance, there is an article titled "Obama victory brings new hope for climate policy, dark days for fossil fuels", which speculates how Obama, the 44th elected President of America, will be dealing with the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and "moving the economy into clean-energy mode".

Recycling Awareness Blog

This blog offers "tips on ways to recycle, remind us to recycle and encourage us to minimize waste in our world". The authors of the blog update their articles very frequently and all of the articles are relevant to recycling, such as "Integrated Solutions for Recycling", "Paper Recycling At Work" and "Plastic Bottle Deposits". The posting of pictures on the blog enables readers to understand more about the useful and clever tips put up, thus individuals are able to play their role as an environmentally responsible citizen realistically and concretely.

Examples of Other Blogs that Promote Green Awareness:

Online Journals/Articles

There are a lot of online journals and articles on climate change. However, people have to pay money to get access to most of the journals/articles. Online journals and articles are mainly academic work and much more professional and detailed than blogs. The contents are more accurate. Although they are not as easily accessed as blogs, online journals and articles offer a bridge for climate scientists and professionals to exchange opinions more conveniently and effciently. 

Here we just list some titles of online journals and articles on climate change:

  • Coral Bleaching, Coral Mortality, and Global Climate Change
  • Domestic Progree on Climate Change
  • Global climate change: The Kyoto Protocal
  • Nature reports. Climate change


Forums

Forums provide a platform for people all over the world to discuss topics, debate on a certain issue and share feelings on a social problem. As a result, people can share their information and opinions on climate change more conviniently through forums. They can also share their tips and experiences on how to be a "green citizen".

The Environment Site Forums
As long as you have registered, you can not only post your own threads but also give comments on others'. The topics are all climate change related issues. People on the forum like to share their advices on how to fight climate change. For example, go to work by bus instead of car to reduce carbon dioxide emission.

The Online Citizen

An online forum in Singapore. People can post their opinions on various issues in Singapore. Many people share their concerns on climate change. An article called "Climate change - the other terrorism facing Singapore", writen by Eddie Choo, talked about why we should regard climate change as the other terrorism and what should the government do to deal with the problem.


Online Videos/films/documentaries


Online Videos

When you search "climate change" on the [YouTube|http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=climate+change&search_type=&aq=f
] Website, you will get an incredible number of results. There are so many online videos about climate change, including solutions to climate change, causes of climate change, results of climate change and etc. These videos are more attractive than texts and thus more useful and convenient in promoting green awareness.

Films/Documentaries

Films and documentaries are more popular among people, regardless of young and old. There are many films and documentaries aiming at promoting green awareness.

  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The 11th hour
  • Tornado
  • Storm
  • The Great Global Warming Swindle
  • Planet Earth


References
  1. Recycling Awareness Blog,(2008), Retrieved on 24 Oct 2008 from http://recyclingawareness.blogspot.com/
  2. The Online Citizen,(2008),A community of Singaporeans,Retrieved 24 Oct 2008 from http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/02/climate-change-the-other-terrorism-facing-singapore/
  3. The Environment Site Froms,(2008), Retrieved on 24 Oct 2008 from http://www.theenvironmentsite.org/forum/
  4. Climate Feedback (2008), The Climate Change Blog, Retrieved on 10 Nov 2008 from http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback/Obama victory brings new hope for climate policy, dark days for fossil fuelsObama victory brings new hope for climate policy, dark days for fossil fuelsObama victory brings new hope for climate policy, dark days for fossil fuels
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