Climate Scientists Fleeing Twitter Amid Hostilities

Are you worried about the attacks on climate scientists?

  • 2,215
    wpeckham
    Voted Angry
    06/03/2023

    I am a physicist and computer scientist.  I have left twitter because it has become a toxic environment.  There is great value in having open communication between scientists and educators and people with questions about science, but twitter is no longer a suitable environment.  I am not sure any social media is, and that is a shame.  Our world has grown smaller, less friendly, and less informative in the current climate of needless histility.  

  • 3,959
    Jim2423
    Voted Sad
    06/05/2023

    You just can't fix stupid. Must be lots of folk never took any science in high school, any kind of science. Could be our compensated teachers could not help them.

  • 13.4k
    MrGeer
    06/05/2023

    I have never used twitter. 

    a million wrong opinions don't make said opinion valid.

    the level of anti intelectual ideas on a platform like twitter is alarming in itself.

    far to many Americans are scienticly illiterate. that is a failing of our educational system.

  • 1,810
    Shari
    Voted Excited
    06/06/2023

    Twitter has become a force of hate and disinformation.I do not understand why people still use it.

  • 7,796
    PLZ
    Voted Apathetic
    06/03/2023

    While this is a natural evolving phenomenon, I'm not sure what we can do about it.  All the hype to steer away from fossil fuels is a hoax, in my opinion.  The government is steering us to electricity because they likely have stocks in many of these sectors. 
    I'm so sick of the elite deciding our future that will have detrimental affects on consumers.  

  • 94.7k
    LeslieG
    Voted Angry
    06/03/2023

    I've stopped using Twitter when Musk decided to stop verifying user accounts allows deep fake accounts and posts.

    I was only using Twitter to communicate with politicians directly in their Twitter feeds but now I can't be sure it's really the person I think it is.

    Many of the deep fakes are shared by Russian state new agency making Musk a Putin tool willing or unwilling not sure which but does it matter? The damage is done in the case of the deep fake of Pentagon being bombed that led to a stock market drop.

    "A fake image of an explosion next to the Pentagon spread on social media and caused a brief dip in the US stock market on Monday."

    "The image was shared by a number of Twitter accounts carrying a “verified” blue check mark, including one impersonating the Bloomberg news agency - called “@BloombergFeed” 

    "The fake news was subsequently spread by dozens of other Twitter accounts, including Russian state-controlled news network RT, which has been blocked in the EU but has a following of more than 3 million on the platform."

    "Twitter initiated controversial changes to its verification system under the leadership of Elon Musk"

    "Under the new policy, anyone can get a blue verification checkmark by paying for it, and they don’t need to provide any evidence of identification."

    https://www.euronews.com/next/2023/05/23/fake-news-about-an-explosion-at-the-pentagon-spreads-on-verified-accounts-on-twitter

  • 3,354
    Steph
    06/05/2023

    Ever since Elon Musk bought twitter it has become a haven for Nazis, racists, bigots and Fascists-it doesn't suprise me at all that they attack people who tell the truth.   It disgusts me, yes-but surprise?  Not a bit!

     

    Fact is, there is no such thing as a rational Republican anymore.  There are no fine people across the aisle.  GOP has become the party of the Fascists, liars and loons.

  • 510
    Henry
    Voted Sad
    06/06/2023

    In the name of free speech, Twitter has become a cesspool of misinformation with no regard truth, accuracty or value. I think it needs to just go down the drain at this point and take the owner with it.

  • 694
    Hillcruiser74
    Voted Excited
    06/05/2023

    Twitter has become a useless wasteland and Musk is largely responsible for that. He deserves to lose every penny of the $44 billion he spent. Twitter was a great space to hear news and information across scientific specialists and now someone thinks a Google search makes them an expert.I don't blame scientists for giving up on Twitter and most social media because the oligarchs have us where they want us, under informed and devided.

  • 442
    Larry
    Voted Excited
    07/31/2023

    I urge my representatives to vote to eliminate all funding for John Kerry's operation and his attack on American farmers.

  • 1,845
    RoyB
    Voted Sad
    06/06/2023

    For the world of it, I can't understand why lies, hateful comments, outright fabrication, and weird conspiracies that are clearly flat-out lies are protected by freedom of speech.

    Freedom of speech needs to protect honesty, not lies.  Hurtful comments that are true - then ok.   As long as they're factual and honest, then Freedom of Speech applies.  

  • 2,746
    George
    Voted Excited
    06/06/2023

    Current anti-science trend is ridiculous! 

  • 3,960
    Jean
    Voted Angry
    06/06/2023

    CAUSES ASKS: "Are you worried about the attacks on climate scientists?"  ME: Absolutely.  And attacks on journalists, LGBTQ people, non-WASPs, books, etc., etc.  Violence in America is a public health crisis stoked by far right magagop media.

  • 3,705
    Kevin
    Voted Angry
    06/06/2023

    Is it obvious who the bad guys are yet?

  • 1,714
    Lesley
    Voted Angry
    06/05/2023

    Sinking like a stone. Listen to ignorant fools and attack experts. God bless America. 

  • 1,843
    George
    Voted Angry
    06/05/2023

    We need to not let misinformation on Twitter since I care about climate change with EV's, solar and renewal energy 

  • 9,016
    Charles
    Voted Sad
    06/05/2023

    Not a surprise due to all the election and covid deniers out there.

    It is shameful.

  • 2,934
    Gdbondii
    Voted Excited
    06/05/2023

    Those opposed should just look at what is happening around the world with climate events and see who is right.  Not them!

  • 284
    Cynthia
    Voted Angry
    06/05/2023

    Climate change is a very real threat to this planet. This truth won't change, regardless of what Musk, et. al. say, but he and his cronies can certainly make this planet unliveable sooner by their actions on Twitter.

    Twitter's actions also undermine freedom of speech. but that's his goal.

  • 1,532
    Mike
    06/05/2023

    How do you respond to "Are you worried about the attacks on climate scientists?" with a smiley or frowny face?  Again Causes fails.

    In short, yes, I'm very worried about any sort of "attacks" on anyone, let alone experts sharing their expertise.

  • 1,716
    Nancy
    Voted Excited
    06/05/2023

    Nope. If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

  • 2,248
    JERRE
    Voted Angry
    06/05/2023

    Like Covid-trust scientists who are getting money and power with debatable issues. Remember, all polar bears are extinct

  • 48.6k
    Brian
    Voted Angry
    06/05/2023

    There's overwhelming agreement among global scientists that the climate crisis is real and that humans must act, but the right-wing extremists refuse to believe and refuse to allow these voices to be heard.

    Twitter stopped being a neutral platform for honest and factual discourse when Musk bought it, and I don't blame climate scientists for fleeing. Hopefully they can find better outlets to spread their message where people will hear it and listen.

    Twitter is no longer a serious place to discuss facts, as Musk has allowed the extreme right to flourish there.