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Climate Change Is Making People Angrier Online

Hate speech increases on social media when temperatures rise above 30°C (86F), new research says.

Researchers found that online hate speech increases across all socio-economic groups in the US when daily maximum temperatures exceed 30°C.

Researchers found that online hate speech increases across all socio-economic groups in the US when daily maximum temperatures exceed 30°C.

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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.