iHumaner Warren Pearce took his Making Climate Social project to the University of East Anglia last week, presenting new research to a joint seminar of the 3S Research Group and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Warren’s presentation analysed climate scientists’ reflections on their use of Twitter, arguing that the platform is acting as a means not only to disseminate scientific knowledge, but also as a public venue for discussion of the different values that underpin the climate debate. Twitter is acting as a diverse, unmoderated space for public engagement on climate change, raising important questions for scientists about how to engage while maintaining professional norms of transparency and objectivity.

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