The President of the United States, Barrack Obama has joined Facebook.
Upon joining the social network on Monday, the world’s most powerful man went big on Climate Change, possibly inspired by the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) to be held in Paris, France towards end of this month.
He went ahead to write: “Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country – a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories.”
It will, however, not only be about the serious stuff though. Obama is known for his quirky side.
“You can expect some just-for-fun stuff too,” he wrote.
Obama took his Facebook followers on a walk through his White House backyard in a video as he talked about Climate Change.
“I’m kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard – something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner. I say this often, but that’s because it’s always at the front of my mind: We’ve got to preserve this beautiful planet of ours for our kids and grandkids. And that means taking serious steps to address climate change once and for all,” he said.
He continued to urge his Facebook followers to take charge and do more.
“Now, we’ve made a lot of progress to cut carbon pollution here at home, and we’re leading the world to take action as well. But we’ve got to do more. In a few weeks, I’m heading to Paris to meet with world leaders about a global agreement to meet this challenge.”
“I hope you’ll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important.”
Why did the President choose Facebook?
“At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it. Share your thoughts in the comments, and pass this message on to folks you think need to see it.”
“If we’re all in this together, I’m confident we can solve this and do right by future generations.”
Obama received a warm welcome from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other citizens who were proud to have him join the community and felt that it was a positive move.
Other posts on his page are highlights of his life. These include a picture of his mother and him as a child, when he got married to the first lady, Michelle Obama, when he was sworn in as Illinois State Senator and to crown it all, when he wa sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.