On Friday, the United Nations published its annual climate change report, which contains the results of its Climate Action Tracker.
The report found that a healthy mix of social networks and content are needed to deliver a balanced picture of the world, and this year’s report included a few interesting tidbits.
Among the highlights: The world is a more interconnected society than at any time since records began, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to predict the impacts of climate change, even on a local scale.
The rise of global and regional political movements is increasingly disrupting established institutions and economic sectors, leading to rapid technological and economic transformations.
As the number of people who engage with and understand the information available online continues to grow, social media is becoming more important than ever.
We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number and variety of social platforms, and many are being developed that are becoming increasingly influential in shaping the world around us.
Many are developing platforms that connect people with each other and with their communities, and are also increasingly providing a new form of political and social engagement, including social media platforms for the first time.
There are now hundreds of millions of people using social media in a rapidly growing global economy, but these platforms will continue to provide new forms of social interaction and political engagement, as well as creating new opportunities for new kinds of interactions, according to the report.
To learn more about this year: How to make a social media profile more relevant for climate change