In addition to following a variety of climate and environment related news sources to fuel this blog, I’ll also be keeping an eye on Twitter. Before yesterday, when President Donald Trump called for a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency, the @EPA Twitter feed would have been at the top of the list. Now perhaps that spot is better filled by @AltNatParkSer, a newly created account run by a rogue tea of National Park Service employees brazenly tweeting about climate change as part of the“unofficialy resistance.”
In all seriousness however, there are an endless number of scientists, science journalists, professors, research centers, and planet Earth enthusiasts speaking the truth about climate change on Twitter, and there is nothing like attempted censorship to bring them out of the woodwork.
My Twitter reading list will include accounts that I have come to trust in, that update regularly about a variety of climate and environment related issues and have an appropriate balance of opinion and reporting facts in what they choose to tweet and retweet
I start with several fellow journalists, including ProPublica reporter and environmental author Andy Rekvin @Revkin, Vox Senior editor Brad Plumer @bradplumer on the self-described apocalypse beat, Kate Sheppard @kate_sheppard from the Huffington Post, and Climate Central writer John Upton @johnupton.
I will also be following prominent climate activits such as Al Gore @algore and Bill McKibben @billmckibben, founder of 350.org’s divestment from fossil fuels campaign. Eric Pooley @EricPooley, is the author of the The Climate War and expert on the politics of climate change.
I’ll also be following Open Climate Data @openclimatedata. I am currently taking a data journalism class and would love to dive into some data for a post or two on this blog throughout the semester.
Lastly, I’ll be tracking the Union of Concerned Scientists @UCSUSA
, which I have turned to for sources multiple times in the past, and the Pew Research Center’s environmental twitter feed @PewEnvironment.