“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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