Climate change on Twitter: topics, communities and conversations about the 2013 IPCC report
Pearce, Warren and Holmberg, Kim and Hellsten, Iina and Nerlich, Brigitte (2013) Climate change on Twitter: topics, communities and conversations about the 2013 IPCC report. PLoS ONE . ISSN 1932-6203 (Submitted)
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In September 2013 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its first comprehensive assessment of physical climate science in six years, constituting a critical event in the societal debate about climate change. This paper analyses the nature of this debate in one public forum: Twitter. Using webometric methods, tweets were analyzed to discover the hashtags used when people tweeted about the IPCC report, and how Twitter users formed communities around their conversational connections. In short, the paper presents the topics and tweeters at this particular moment in the climate debate.
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