Software Developer Scans For Climate Change Tweets
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Software developer Nigel Leck grew tired of arguing about global warming. According to�Popular Science, he made a computer program to do it for him. His program scans the Twitter social network for statements that seem to deny climate change. It generates a response with links to scientific research. This isn't perfect. Many messages go to people who simply comment on the weather. So the program's creator is now spending time writing little apologies.
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