The climate movement’s explosive growth

For those deeply concerned by the current climate crisis, myself included, here’s some good news! While researching an article on the climate movement’s use of social networks, I was able to scan the full extent of the global groups seeded through the efforts of campaigners at 350.org. The results are breathtaking!

In case you haven’t heard of them yet, 350.org is the principal grassroots network driving climate campaigns around the world. It operates using a distributed model, which gives a good degree of autonomy to local chapters.

Before we get into the numbers, consider that 350.org was founded in 2008 and has a full time staff of roughly 90 people (yep, that’s all).

Now, let’s look at the full extent of what they have brought to life these past few years:

350worldmap

How did they get there? Well, that’s the crux of the article I’m working on. Stay tuned!

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