Last October, 13,606 bloggers from 156 countries started a global conversation about climate change. Joining in on the conversation were dozens of the world's leading nonprofits as well as influential voices ranging from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to the White House.
To make Blog Action Day 2010 an even bigger success this year, we need your help in answering the following question:
What important issue do you think the world should talk about on October 15th?
Based on nominations we received during voting process for last year's topic, we've put together six potential topics for this year, outlined below. To vote on your favorite topic, click here.
- Water: The UN recently declared water to be a human right, but millions around the world still lack even the most basic access, causing widespread disease and the possibility of military conflict over access to clean water.
- Human Trafficking: From prostitution to forced labor, more than 27 million people are modern-day slaves, making human trafficking one of the most overlooked man-made tragedies in the world.
- Women: The most discriminated against group in the world isn't a minority: it's women. From inequality in schooling to reduced economic opportunities, women face a disproportionate degree of adversity all over the world.
- Sustainable Food: Industrial agriculture has overtaken the world's food supply – creating obesity in the developed world and spreading genetically modified crops and oftentimes undercutting local farmers in the developing world.
- Hunger: While many of us may take healthy, nutritious food for granted, more than 1 billion people around the world see it as an unattainable luxury.
- Oceans: Overfishing and pollution have decimated untold species of fish and other ocean life over the past few decades, and recent oil spills have shown how vulnerable aquatic life is to man-made disasters.
- Don't see an issue you're passionate about in this list? We'd love to hear any additional suggestions