“[Climate deniers are] shocked, shocked to learn that climate hawks and activists have been using twitter and social media as “glue for the cause” and yes — oh, the horror — to communicate with each other! That’s of course why it is called social media. Watts [a prominent denier] admits: “A few years ago, I never much thought social media was worth much, but seeing how Michael Mann and Bill McKibben have been using it to their advantage, my view on the importance of it has changed.” (Memo to Deniers: Try replacing “social media” with “science” in the above sentence.)
- Joe Romm on climate deniers late “discovery” of social media, via Think Progress
Are climate deniers lagging behind in social media because “science is inherently a social enterprise” or because Al Gore invented the Internet?