Climate Change Sentiment on Twitter: An Unsolicited Public Opinion Poll

  title={Climate Change Sentiment on Twitter: An Unsolicited Public Opinion Poll},
  author={Emily M. Cody and Andrew J. Reagan and Lewis Mitchell and Peter Sheridan Dodds and Christopher M. Danforth},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The consequences of anthropogenic climate change are extensively debated through scientific papers, newspaper articles, and blogs. Newspaper articles may lack accuracy, while the severity of findings in scientific papers may be too opaque for the public to understand. Social media, however, is a forum where individuals of diverse backgrounds can share their thoughts and opinions. As consumption shifts from old media to new, Twitter has become a valuable resource for analyzing current events and… 

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