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Columbia U. Prof Connects Hate Speech and Climate Change

Columbia U. Prof Connects Hate Speech and Climate Change

“Across the USA, the authors found low levels of hate tweets in a ‘feel-good window’ of 12-21°C (54-70 °F); the minimum of hate tweets is reached for temperatures between 15 and 18°C (59-65°F).”

Are people running out of ideas to research and publish? It sounds like it! From Campus Reform:

Adjunct Senior Scientist at Columbia University, Dr. Anders Levermann, published a research paper claiming climate change is creating hate speech.

In the academic article for Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Levermann alleged that “hate speech [increases] across climate zones, income groups and belief systems for temperatures too hot or too cold.”

The research stated that temperatures too hot, above 86°F, or too cold, below 54°F, both correlate to online hate speech. This correlation was determined by “the authors [analyzing] how the number of hate tweets changed when local temperatures increased or decreased.”

“Across the USA, the authors found low levels of hate tweets in a ‘feel-good window’ of 12-21°C (54-70 °F); the minimum of hate tweets is reached for temperatures between 15 and 18°C (59-65°F),” a summary of the research at Science Daily sates [sic].

The researchers used the definition of hate speech provided by the United Nations: “Cases of discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, color, descent, gender or other identity factors.”

Dr. Levermann has long advocated for investing in climate solutions. In a 2019 opinion piece written for the Guardian, Levermann stated, “We do not just need the 5-10% of the population willing and able to put time, money, and effort into change. We need everyone to turn the tide towards sustainability worldwide.”

In the same article, Levermann states, “[I]t’s true: people drive too much, eat too much meat, and fly too often,” but argues that in order to bring about the necessary “new industrial revolution,” there must be “structural change[s].”

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The sheer stupidity of this “research” is almost breathtaking.

I’m sure he’ll be getting grants to do more of it, for years to come. Most of those grants will come from the government.

Doesn’t bode well for European countries whose governments are telling their people to tone down the HVAC.

So does this mean the deserts of Africa and southern Asia are hot spots (punny) of hate speech? It would seem so.
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So someone got grant money to study the phenomenon of the “long hot summer?” Wow.

The eventual lack of electricity generation (to preserve the climate, of course) will mean less air conditioning and more riots!!

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