To raise awareness of how Arctic climate change is being felt around the globe—and in every time zone—the State Department organized a 24-hour Global #GLACIER Twitter Relay in the 24 hours ahead of the start of GLACIER, the global leadership conference on the Arctic happening in Anchorage, Alaska on August 31, 2015.
The Arctic covers every time zone on Earth and Arctic issues affect everyone globally, so we encouraged people around the world to participate in the relay. Here’s what people tweeted:
— US Arctic (@USArctic) August 30, 2015
Climate change affects the caribou, fish, birds & plants that subsistence users have relied on for survival for 1000s of years. #GLACIER
— Noatak NP (@NoatakNPS) August 30, 2015
— U.S. EPA (@EPA) August 31, 2015
— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) August 30, 2015
The GLACIER Conference is currently underway in Alaska, and will provide an unprecedented opportunity for world leaders and stakeholders to broaden global awareness and engage on ways the international community can address the effects of Arctic climate change. You can watch President Obama and Secretary Kerry’s remarks at GLACIER live on www.state.gov.
You can also join the conversation online but participating in a Facebook Q&A. Submit your questions, and you may receive a video response from one of the experts attending GLACIER.
Follow #GLACIER for more information, and help us continue the conversation on why Arctic climate change matters to all of us.
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