Making Climate Social: Contributors, Content, Connections and Contexts in Social Media Climate Change Communication

This exciting project investigates the implications of the social media revolution for the science and politics of climate change. The project aims to build awareness and understanding of particular social media practices across different groups of users.
In particular, it will investigate what drives people to contribute to social media debates, and what the social media revolution means for the tricky relationship between science, politics and publics.

Making Climate Social has received £268,594 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through their Future Research Leaders Programme, and is led by Dr. Warren Pearce (Sociological Studies). The project is in partnership with the Met Office, and runs until 2019.