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Climate change is making people angrier online

By Laura Millan Lombrana

13 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

When temperatures rise, so does our temper. Studies show that hate speech spikes when daily maximum temperatures rise above a "feel good" point.

Climate change is making us angrier online. A lot angrier.

Hateful comments spike on social media when temperatures rise above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research have found.

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