Rainn Wilson changes his Twitter name — sort of — for climate change ‘stunt’
Climate change, which can be a thorny subject for people who are anti-environmental and anti-science, has been used by both sides of the political spectrum to great effect.
A good example (and one of the most famous) of this is Vice magazine, which has a page devoted to climate change on its website, even though it has long been a magazine dedicated to sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
A lot of people, on both sides, would like to see climate change not only be taken seriously but also be treated as a serious issue. They’d like see politicians take it seriously to help fix it.
So, it’s important that we see that the name change of Twitter’s climate change-related account is a little different from the Twitter account of President Obama, which was launched in 2010 and quickly became one of the top Twitter accounts for people on both sides of the political aisle.
The account was launched in late 2008, one year after Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States.
Climate change was a topic that quickly became a big deal after the release of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
The report said human activity was causing the planet’s temperature to warm, but did not suggest solutions to the causes of the problem — which still is a very touchy one.
The report also suggested taking action — through, for example, reducing our impact on the world’s fossil fuels — or else we would be facing catastrophic consequences, which it claimed could include rising oceans in the future.
Twitter’s Climate Change: The Twitter account was launched in 2008. It’s one of the top Twitter accounts for people on the left, on both sides of the political spectrum.
Obama’s account, on the other hand, was launched in 2010, after he was a candidate for President of the United States.